Whether you like your spring fun, slimy, or regal, you’ll find a way to celebrate this weekend. Of course, Easter is here, so you can hop into a candy-fueled egg hunt. But non-Easter fun abounds in town, too. Dress in your royal best and set sail on a Portland Spirit adventure with Queen Melissa, Queen of Maybeland. Or get your hands dirty, and learn how to turn your food scraps into garden compost using slimy red wiggler worms. Ewwww!


St. John’s Flashlight Egg-stravaganza
Take a trip through the bunny patch at night! Egg hunt, food, crafts, prizes. Baskets provided. Fri. 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm. St. John’s Community Center. $3. 2-11. Event details.


Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp
Games, petting zoo and fun! Candy “egg” hunts occur every 20 minutes for children 10 years or younger. Toddlers two and under will have their very own candy hunt designed just for them. Sat. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, free with zoo admission. All ages. Event details

Family Fun with Worm Bins
Learn everything you need to know about worm composting as a family AND take home a worm bin, full of red wiggler worms! Sat. Zenger Farm. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $45/family. All ages. Event details.

Spring Celebration at Portland Children’s Museum
Join us for planting, dancing, and creating! Greasy Kid Stuff will be dropping tunes so bring your dancing shoes. Create a ring or pin out of felt shapes and plant you own May flowers. Sun. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Free with admission; additional craft fees may apply. All ages are welcome. Event details.

Queen Melissa Tea Cruise (featured)
Join Queen Melissa and her Maybeland Fairies for an enchanting afternoon filled with activities fit for a king or queen! April 7 – May 26 (weekends). Portland Spirit dock. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. $28.00/adults; $20.00 Children. Ages 1-99. Event details.


Cedar Hills Easter Celebration
Come out for an artisan bazaar, photos with the Easter Bunny, a spring egg hunt and pancake breakfast. Sat. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen