This weekend brings the return of the Oregon Ag Fest, an activity-filled festival where kids (and grown ups too!) can touch, taste and experience life on the farm. The 8th Annual Latino Culture Festival will be celebrating Latino heritage with a full schedule of food, entertainment, art, culture and sports for the entire family. It’s also National Astronomy Day, a great excuse to curl up as a family and gaze at the stars.

Out of town

Oregon Ag Fest (pictured)
Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, dig for potatoes and much more. Sat & Sun. State Fairgrounds, Salem. 8:30 am (Sat) 10:00 am (Sun) – 5:00 pm.  $9 adults, free for kids under 12. All ages. Event details.

OMSI Star Party
From beginners to experts of all ages, here’s your opportunity to view the planet Saturn, waxing crescent Moon, Beehive star cluster and more! Sat. Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park, Corbett. 7:30 pm. Free admission, $5 parking per vehicle. All ages. Event details.

In town

Muddy Boots Family Day at Tryon Creek
At the first of many Muddy Boots events, forest interpreters armed with special props will be stationed around the park waiting to help your family develop a more intimate understanding of this wonderful place. Sat. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Karaoke
Bring the whole family down to Mississippi Pizza to sing! We have songs that are appropriate for toddlers on up through the teens and adults. Sun. 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


8th Annual Latino Culture Festival
With an improved and expanded program, the festival will feature a parade, arts village and a street soccer tournament all in historic downtown Hillsboro. Sun. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Hillsboro. Free. All ages. Event details.

Animal Tracking at Oxbow Park
Come join local trackers to learn or improve your animal tracking skills. All ages and skill levels welcome. Beginners encouraged. Sun. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen