As more and more Portlanders get vaccinated, more and more socially distanced public events are popping up. This weekend, we’ve got some great options that will get you out of the house for some good old fashion family fun. Go roller skating, visit the animals, and tiptoe through the tulips. Find out where the fun is at when you read on for more great weekend family events and activities below.

photo courtesy of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Darcelle XV’s Drag Drive-In

A three-day, all-ages drive-in drag show performance performed live by Darcelle XV and company taking place in Portland, OR at Zidell Yards. For over 50 years, Darcelle XV and company have been entertaining audiences of all walks of life with Las Vegas-style cabaret revues of Glitz, Glamour, and Comedy. Reserve your spot today, and you’ll be glad you did. Event Details.

Oregon Zoo Open Daily

Meet all of the animals and check out the fascinating exhibits with your little animal lovers. The Oregon Zoo is open daily for your family’s enjoyment. Event Details.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Wander through fields of tulips, check out the farm animals and let you little ones enjoy the kids play area. This annual event is back and you don’t want to miss it. It’s the perfect Spring experience. Event Details.

Side Yard Farm BIPOC & Queer Collective Market

Side Yard Farm’s Collaborative BIPOC & Queer Market is BACK. The market’s intention is to create an inclusive space, create a community with makers of all kinds, and to provide an economic opportunity to communities who are too often marginalized. There will be 17 vendors for you to check out. Event Details.

Glass Fusing Workshop

Glass Fusing is like putting together a puzzle of your own creation using small pieces of colored glass. After you create your design, we fire it in our kiln so the glass can bond together into beautiful finished pieces of art. They will supply all the materials, instruction and tools you will need to create your masterpiece. Lots of different shape & sizes available to choose from. Event Details.

Slabtown Makers Market 2021

Support 40+ PNW makers who are donating 5% of all sales to local non-profits that need our help! Enjoy fresh air shopping with space to observe physical distancing & Covid-19 safety practices. You will find jewelry, ceramics, housewares, accessories, plants, pet products, fine art, body-care, local food & drink and much, much more! Event Details.

Ice Carving Workshop

You will learn about the properties of ice, tool safety, and carving techniques using various chisels. You will carve a small themed ice sculpture with step-by-step instruction. (creative expression encouraged). Event Details.

30 Spring Activities

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Hit the Road Jack

Day trips. Overnight trips. “We need to get away!” trips. We’ve got the perfect spots for your family to flee too when feeling desperate to get out of town.

—Annette Benedetti