The weekend’s events will delight all your senses. Revel in the colors, tastes, and sounds of the India Festival. Enjoy a free afternoon jazz concert at Tryon Creek or rock out to a Grammy-nominated kids artist at Mississippi Studios. Behold the colorful parade of hot air balloons while enjoying music and food at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. While you’re out there, you could also check out their new Wings & Waves water park. It’s an activity that’s sure to make a big splash with your kids!


Portland India Festival (pictured)
Get a taste in Indian culture in downtown Portland. Enjoy wonderful culinary delights from India, traditional dancers in colorful dress and thousands of Portlanders. Sun, 11:00 am. Pioneer Square. Free. All ages. Event details.

Forest Music Series: Sweet Thunder
All forest music concerts are a free, family event. Here’s your chance to catch one on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Bonus: Take a hike through the park or enjoy a picnic before or after the show. Sun, Tryon Creek State Park. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Free (donations appreciated). All ages. Event details.


Justin Roberts at Mississippi Studios
Millions have seen him on The Today Show and Nick Jr., and now you can catch Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players at the cozy Mississippi Studios venue. Sat, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. $10/advance, $12/at the door. Ages 2 and over. Event details.


Lake Oswego Car and Wooden Boat Show
See over 250 cars and 40 classic wooden boats at George Rogers Park. Sun, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Junior Forest Ranger Day
Children of all ages will enjoy the interactive activities offered in conservation education and leave with prizes and their Junior Ranger certification. Sat, 10:00 am – 3:30pm, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Government Camp. Free. All ages. Event details.

Loose Goose Hot Air Balloon Rally
Hot air balloons take off from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum at dawn and dusk. Fly in a hot air balloon, or watch the lift-off from below while enjoying delicious food, live music, and local beers and wine. Sat and Sun, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm. See listing for prices. All ages. Event details.

– Cheyenne Terbrueggen