How many crawfish do you think your child could eat in 15 minutes? This weekend you can find out! The 60th Tualatin Crawfish Festival is one of many family-friendly events happening this weekend. Planes, trains, and, yes, automobile lovers will enjoy Wings and Wheels and the PDX Adult Soapbox Derby. And everyone can wish Smokey the Bear a Happy 67th Birthday up at Mt. Hood. Happy Weekend!

Portland

 

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby (pictured)
It’s a race for adults but the fun is still thrilling for spectators. Especially kids. Especially kids in awe of fast cars. Sat, 10:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

 

The Bite
In addition to delicious Oregon food, beer, and wine (as if that weren’t enough to get you out of the house to this awesome event), this festival includes kid-friendly activities like assisting locals chefs in a head-to-head competition, a puppet show, and meeting a real-live Davey Crockett! Fri-Sun, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Kids five and under free, $10/one-day pass or $15/weekend. All ages. Event details.

Suburbs

 

Tualatin Crawfish Festival
Celebrating their 60th year, the Tualatin Crawfish Festival offers a wide variety of activities, including food, live entertainment, contest, games, and the always-popular kids crawfish eating competition. Fri-Sun, Tualatin Commons. Price varies by day and age. All ages. Event details.

 

Wings and Wheels
Entertainment will include classic car displays, model train displays, antique, experimental, and modern aircraft displays, various demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food and beverage vendors and local bands. Sun, Scappoose Industrial Air Park, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. $5/person, kids under 7 free. $20/family limit. All ages. Event details.

 

Out of town

 

Smokey the Bear Celebrates 67 Years
It’s time to hunt for insects, spiders, crustaceans, millipedes and centipedes. Carefully and humanely catch (and later, release) live bugs at Graham Oaks, and then bring them to Arthropod Headquarters and try to figure out what they all are. Can you do it? Sat, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Graham Oak Nature Park, Wilsonville. $6/adult, $11/family. Ages 6 and older. Event details.

Salishan Kids Concert on the Coast
Join Radio Disney for Salishan’s Concert at the Coast with kiddie pop faves Amber Lily, Shane Harper from Good Luck Charlie, and more. Make it an overnight and book a little spa or golf time for mom and dad and you have a win-win weekend getaway for the whole family. Sat, 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  $10/person. Ages 6-14. Event details.

 

– Cheyenne Terbrueggen