It may not be Easter yet, but you better not tell your kids, because are tons of Easter-ish activities this weekend! But don’t worry, even if candy-carrying bunnies aren’t your thing, you are sure to find something fun to occupy your time like celebrating the opening of a new Skate Park or hitting the Pride Day celebration at Mt. Hood. Read on to find the perfect things for you and your family to do.

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Vancouver

Head to the Vancouver Spring Brewfest
Don’t miss The Vancouver Brewfest is “A Celebration of Craft Beer!” There are than 80 brews to try, great food, fun, and art/craft vendors make this the premier event for beer lovers in SW WA. Beer lovers sometimes have friends that don’t drink beer, so we’re bringing a variety of cider, and mead! Fri. & Sat. Event Details. 

Beaverton

Don’t Miss the Underwater Egg Hunt
Join Peter Rabbit for a splashing good time in the pool and hunt for prize eggs! Enjoy additional activities in the gymnasium including coloring contest, bunny bingo, photo booth, indoor play park, a cupcake walk, bouncy house, and small craft. All chrildren must have a parent present at the event, and children under the age of 7 yrs must have an adult over the age of 18 yrs in the water during the egg hunt. Space is limited for pool time. Fri. Event Details.

NW Portland

Experience the Pearl Dive Project – BodyVox
BodyVox returns to the Pearl Dive Project, taking an unprecedented approach to dance-making. Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland have invited a new group of highly creative individuals who have never worked in dance before, asking the question: “What will happen when artists and innovators working at the peak of their profession immerse themselves in a craft they’ve never considered?” The Pearl Dive Project melds creative worlds in a collaboration of movement and ideas, the likes of which have never been seen. Fri. & Sat. Event Details.

Attend a Harp Demonstration
The circa 1900 concert harp in the Music Room is a favorite of Pittock Mansion visitors. But what kinds of harps are there, what do they sound like, how do you play them? Join for a hands-on harp experience with local musician Misty Williams. Visitors will learn about different types of harps, listen to different techniques, and pluck the strings of a harp themselves! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Join the Stronger Skatepark: Grand Opening
The long wait is finally over we will be celebrating our Grand Opening on April 13th! Sponsored by Sizzle Pie, Unheard, Stumptown Coffee, Ruby Jewel, Voo Doo Doughnuts, and Books with Pictures! Sat. Event Details.

Head to Kids’ Morning Skate
Kick-start your weekend with healthy, family fun! This session, designed especially for kids 10 and younger and their families, features kids’ choice music, fun skate games, a visit from Chipper the Squirrel, and a free group lesson taught by a USA Roller Sports instructor. Sat. Event Details.

Gresham

Don’t Miss Easter at Gresham Station
Easter is just around the corner! Hop on over to the Bunny Bungalow at Gresham Station for this free family-friendly event filled with fun activities: Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Children of all ages will have a chance to visit the Easter Bunny and snap a keepsake photo. Local animal handlers will host two educational shows where you can learn all about Stanley, the Flemish Giant Rabbit, and some of his animal friends! Listen as Maggie Mae’s reads classic Easter tales like “Peter the Rabbit” and other stories. Sat. Event Details.

N Portland

Check Out the Q Makers Market
What better way is there to spend the weekend then by visiting a maker’s market? Q Maker’s Market features Artisan Booths, Food Carts, Musicians and more all by our lovely Qommunity members and its supporters! Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Don’t miss Bridge to Brews
Gather you loved ones and get ready for a race of your lifetime. Bridge to Brews features: a race that takes you over a bridge, live music and entertainment, post-race food, and an after-race celebration. Sun. Event Details

—Annette Benedetti