This time of year is always colorful in Portland and our city has plenty of colorful events for you to enjoy. From Rose City Comic Con to harvest parties and more, you and your family has quite the array of happenings to choose from. Feel like some fall fun? Read on to find out what’s going on this weekend.

N Portland

Check Out Zazzy Zoe Plays Family-friendly Music
Zazzy Zoe rocks out on three different types of ukuleles and performs songs that are interactive, meaningful, humorous, and fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab dinner & drinks while your kids blow off their Friday steam. Fri. Event Details.

NE Portland

Attend Play Fair PDX
A Celebration of Play and Entertainment for All Ages, Play Fair brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families and fans! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Head to the Downtown Tigard Street Fair
If your family loves music, food and tons of fun activities for kids, you don’t want to miss this local street fair. Tigard Downtown street fair gives your family the opportunity to explore the area while having a day full of fun Sat. Event Details.


Don’t Miss the September Second Saturday at the Water Center: Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show
This Second Saturday event is part of the annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show. Join from 1-3 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Center for the wood carving show and bird-related activities. Children can paint their very own carved wooden bird and learn about the timeless craft of wood carving. Everyone is also encouraged to view the intricate wildlife carvings on the second floor of the Water Center. Sat. Event Details.

Head to the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair

The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair returns to Esther Short Park for its 15th year, showcasing local nonprofit agencies and churches, volunteers and activists, performers and just-plain-folks focused on making Clark County – and the whole world – a better place to live.

Get to know the many big-hearted local community groups that are working on important causes like hunger and homelessness, racial and ethnic bigotry, environmental restoration and climate change, oil trains and pollution, war and refugees, gender and LGBTQ equity, health and nutrition, animal welfare, and much more.During the day, there will be many activities going on at the same time. At the stage, there will be a series of events including music, dance and poetry. Around the park, groups will have exhibit spaces for tables. Children’s activities will be happening throughout the day. Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Got to the Portland Picnic Wine Tasting
The Portland Picnic Wine Tasting Festival is back for its second year, offering an exceptional array of 100 wines from around the world in a family-friendly atmosphere. The event also features beer and food vendors, live music, a grape stomp competition and activities for the whole family, including puppets, face painting and an appearance by Rojo the Llama and the Portland Timbers Street Team.

There is no admission charge to enter the festival but tasting packages are required to participate in the wine tasting. Tasting packages will be available for purchase online prior to the event and onsite that day. Sat. Event Details.

Check out Belmont Street Fair
Get in some family friendly food, shopping and fun, presented by car2go!!  Over 200 local vendors, great food and SE Belmont Street Businesses. Experience a very Portlandy ‘Central Park’ at the intersection of SE 34th and Belmont Street.  Thank you in advance! Sat. Event Details.


Experience the Serbian Fest 2018
Taste. Experience. Discover. The culture of Serbia. Attend the 12th Annual Serbian Festival. This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.

Delicious Serbian food: BBQ, roast pig and lamb, desserts; live music, national dance, beer and wine, kid’s activities, and much more. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Don’t Miss the Silly Scarecrows Farm Harvest
Silly Scully the Scarecrow is excited to welcome the fall harvest to his farm. Join the talking fruits and vegetables as they celebrate the season. Appi the Apple will rap about her nutritious delights. The Corn sisters pop in for some fun and there is sure to be a chase scene when stinky the skunk tries to join the merriment. Joking, singing, dancing and fall harvest fun are sure to enthral young and old. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti