Trillium flowers—and the Tryon Creek Trillium Festival—are a colorful sign that spring is in full swing, with a weekend of family activities in store for Portlanders. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is still blooming, with over 40 acres of flowers to explore Other springtime adventures: searching for handcrafted glass floats on the beach, collage art, and a family dance body at Body Vox.

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Tryon Creek’s Trillium Festival (pictured)
Enjoy a native plant sale, guided nature hikes, children’s crafts and activities, local craft and edibles vendors, live music performances and more. Sat-Sun. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Free. All ages. Event details.

Body Vox Family Dance Party
Join Body Vox for a dance party suitable for the whole family (and yes, we mean children). Check out and support our silent auction with gift cards, amazing goodies, and more—all to support Zimmerman Community Center. Sun. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. $11-$25. All ages. Event details.


Messy Monkeys: Collage
Come explore the art of collage at its finest! Have fun with paper and fabric shapes, and create flowers and tie-dye coffee filters! This is a great workshop to practice your colors, cutting, ripping and gluing skills. Fri. 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm. $8 per hour/parent & child. Save $1 by pre-registering. Ages 6-1. Event details.

Portland Youth Spelling Bee

Kids can strut their spelling stuff on the Mississippi Pizza stage. Three difficulty levels give everyone a chance to play. Winners take home fun prizes, and every speller gets a treat. Sat. 1:00 pm. Sign-ups start at 12:45, and spelling starts at 1:00. Free. Ages 5-18. Event details.


Sherlock Jr. Family Movie Matinee
Electric cellist Gideon Freudmann plays a live & lively musical soundtrack to the classic Buster Keaton silent film comedy classic, “Sherlock Jr.” Sat. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro. Adults $12 advance/$17 day of show; Child 6-18 $5 advance/$7 day of show. All ages. Event details.

Out of town

Glass Float Art Drop

Handcrafted glass sand dollars and glass crabs along with glass floats will await discovery along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches. Fri-Sat. 9:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

What do you have planned this weekend?

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen