Spring is hopping right into town along with the Easter Bunny and a whole lot of fun. Get ready for bursting blooms at the tulip festival, under water egg hunts and more! This weekend brings on the cheer now that the most stunning season is here! Read on to find out more.

photo: Kirt Edblom via flicker

Greater Portland Area
Check out Sherlock Gnomes In Theatres

The beloved garden gnomes from GNOMEO AND JULIET are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Join the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon
On Saturday, thousands of volunteers will come together for a day at the beach! They’ll be clearing the coast of litter and marine debris at 45 locations stretching from Astoria in the North, all the way to Brookings in the South.

SOLVE’s Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon has been a family-friendly tradition for over thirty years! Each of the 45 locations offers a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Oregon coast, all while making a positive difference for marine animals, coastal communities and the health of our entire ocean!

Supplies and instructions are provided at each check in location and all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in! Sat. Event Details.


Attend the Woodburn Tulip Festival
Dance among the tulips at the Woodburn Tulip Festival. From March 23rd until April 29th at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm you can enjoy the annual Tulip Festival! There will be hay rides, trains, slides, delicious food, and plenty of photo opportunities for the whole family. Tulips of every color and size are scattered throughout the farm. It’s basically a dream come true. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Go on a Tulip Trail Run
This is an off road run through the Wooden Shoe tulip fields and around the farm benefiting the Oregon City High School Track and Field and Cross Country Teams. It is put on with volunteers from their track team. It should be a fun run, rain or shine! Introducing Finisher Medals to the first 500 finishers! Bring the kids and stay long after the race is done there is plenty to do in the tulip fields and there are kid activities, great food, wooden shoe wine tasting, beer, wooden shoe coffee, local craft vendors, steam tractors and more.  Stay and create family memories. Sat. Event Details.

Go on a Wine Wagon Farm Tour
Enjoy a leisurely ride and informational tour around and through the Iverson Family Farm, Tulips & Wooden Shoe Vineyards while enjoying wine from our estate grown grapes. Hour tour includes 2 tastes, pairings, a glass of wine and a take home wine sippy cup to use on your ride. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Go on an Underwater Egg Hunt at the Conestoga Aquatic Center
This unique hunt ia all underwater! Gather your little fishes, get the goggles, and register now for a splashing fun time. Kids from 6 months to 13 years will get the chance to hunt for colorful eggs at the bottom of the pool (or just splash around for fun). The time slots will be separated by age to let everyone have the most fun. But that’s not all– on land you’ll find lots other activities like a cupcake walk,  bunny bingo, a bouncy house, and crafts. Fri. Event Details.

Mt. Hood

Join the Town Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows
The Town Challenge Series is a recreational race series designed for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The goal of the series is to provide teams and individuals the opportunity to enjoy Mt. Hood Meadows in a family friendly and recreational racing environment. Participants may race as an individual or as a team. A team consists of 4 – 6 skiers or snowboarders ages 8 and older. So get your coworkers, friends and family together and head to the mountain! Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Attend Bricks Cascade Public LEGO® Expo
Bricks Cascade™ Presents the 2018 Public LEGO& Exhibition! “Some Assembly Required”, Celebrating its 7th year in the Rose City!See the artistic and ingenious marvels created by Adult Fan of LEGO& (AFOLs) and talented younger builders from around the world. Build your own creations in our building areas! Purchase past, current, & custom LEGO® sets, minifigs, parts, T-Shirts and more! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Enjoy Spring Break Fun at Mimosa Studios!
Join Mimosa Studios for a super fun spring break with lots of new and unique shapes to paint — from gnomes to sharks to fairies to monster trucks. They have lots of sweet bunnies and baskets for Easter and Seder plates and Kiddush cups for Passover. It’s just the cost of painting the piece and they will have daily drawings for cool art supplies! Sat. Event Details.


Head to the Lee Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Hunt your eggs this year at Lee Farms! An extremely family friendly event, this well-planned hunt offers plenty of fun for ages 0-12. Once your child has found all 12 of their eggs, they can pick their special prizes to fill them! This is perfect for kids with allergies and to make sure treats are age appropriate. Not only that, kids get to check out the craft barn and say hi to the Easter Bunny himself from 10 am – 1:30 each day!

This event stretches out for two weekends for maximum availability! Pre-registration is required for this hunt, so be sure to sign up online before heading out, and know that this happens rain or shine. Sat. Event Details.


Join Sunday Fun-Days with the Easter Bunny

Plan your visit to the Easter Bunny during Sunday Fun-Days and enjoy crafts, storytimes and a special Mother Goose appearance. Dress in your best Easter outfit and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Kids can decorate a top hat or make a corsage to add to their special outfit at our free craft station. Event is located near the Easter Bunny garden, in Summit Court below the food court. Sun. Event Details.

Where is your favorite place to see the Easter bunny and tulips? Share with us in the comments below.

—Annette Benedetti