Still thinking of the long, warm summer days we had not so long ago? Well this weekend is chock-full of fall and harvest festivities that are sure to get you into the Fall spirit! There’s a farm harvest night, a lantern walk along the waterfront, and a harvest fun day. If a little retail therapy is in order, hit the enormous Super Kids Resale in Gresham. If you’re looking for a family-friendly cultural fest with free admission, the Portland Polish Festival might be your scene. Finally, there’s a variety show, an organic baby and family fest, a visit from Elmo, and Sunday Parkways makes its way to Northwest Portland!
Firefly Community Lantern Walk
Join your community to commemorate the passing from summer to autumn. And what a beautiful and creative way to do so—bring a lantern or light to carry along the way! Lighted bikes are welcome too! Or if you’re not into walking or biking, come and enjoy the view from anywhere along the 2.5-mile Waterfront Loop. Sat., 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Portland, free. Event details.
The Portland Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza
Who doesn’t love a great variety show? This family-friendly event is back for its 18th year and will once again wow the audience with some of the world’s most thrilling acts. There will be lots of juggling, unicycling, gymnastics, comedy, theatrics and humor! Sat., 7:00 p.m., Portland, $16 adults, $10 students, $8 12 and under. Event details.
Green Sprouts Organic Baby & Family Fest
Learn and explore eco-friendly, community-involved, natural and healthy options for raising your family. Better yet, let your kids get in on the fun and education with activities like a teddy bear organic picnic, a family relaxation station, a diaper derby plus live music, sing alongs, arts and crafts, and ladybug walks!
Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Portland, $3 suggested donation. Event details.
Time to head to the Westside for the last Sunday Parkways for the season! Enjoy the urban vibe of Northwest Portland streets sans cars. Activities, food and entertainment will be in Couch and Wallace Parks plus the Pearl District and Saturday Market. The 4.5-mile route will have two loops, connecting SW Stark Street, Old Town Chinatown, the Pearl and Northwest neighborhoods.
Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Portland, free. Event details.
Howl at the Moon Harvest Night
Celebrate the just-full moon and experience the magic of Kruger’s Farm! Festivities include: live music, harvest bonfire, barn owl release, hay rides with Farmer Don, and trips through the corn maze. Proceeds benefit The Audubon Society of Portland.
Fri., 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Portland, $10/carload. Event details.
Morning Meet & Greet With Elmo
Everyone’s favorite little, red monster with the unforgettable laugh will be visiting Munchkin Playland! Bring your camera and capture the red guy playing with your kids. Just be sure to make your reservations with Elmo in advance.
Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Portland, $12.95. Event details.
Super Kids Resale
Stock up on gently used fall and winter clothes for baby and kids. This is a HUGE sale and also includes toys, baby gear, books, movies, furniture, and maternity and nursing items. Bring the kids too—family-friendly activities include: face painting, balloon animals, jump house and massages for tired parents! Consignors, volunteers, first-time parents, foster parents, and teen moms get to shop before the sale opens to the public!
Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Gresham, free. Event details.
Harvest Fun Day
Celebrate Clark County’s rural heritage and get into the Fall spirit! There will be plenty of fun hands-on activities, including pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, and button making. Plus face painting, wagon tours, and a chance to help harvest vegetables that will be distributed to families in need. If you’re feeling competitive, maybe a pie-eating or corn-shucking contest is in order?
Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Vancouver, free. Event details.