The dog days of summer are about to give way to fall and back-to-school time. Get your fun in the sun in while it lasts. From socially distanced dances to stunning waterfall hikes. We’ve put together some of the best things to do as a family this weekend below. Read on to find out more.

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18th Annual Autism Walk

Get some exercise for a good cause. Or, meet. greet, and cheer on people participating in this annual walk. Fri. Event Details.

Swan Island Dahlias

This farm is open for visitors 6 days a week in August and September (Closed Wednesday). Stroll through the fields, display garden, fresh-cut flower stand, gift shop, and office during your visit. Please remember to social distance and bring your mask as it is required indoors at all times. They have increased our cleaning procedures throughout the farm to help keep everyone safe, including many hand sanitizer stations. Keep your distance and come enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty – almost 40 acres of dahlias! Fri. & Sat. Event Details.

Hollywood Farmers Market

The mission of the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) is to celebrate the bounty of Oregon agriculture through the operation of a community-based farmers’ market and other ventures that support small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping for your favorite local goods with your whole family. Sat. Event Details.

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race for kids ages 4-14, with 15+ fun and challenging obstacles and mud. The mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. This is the largest touring adventure and obstacle course race series for kids in the nation! And the best part is, it’s a familyadventure – parents get to run with their kids for free! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

DIY Cornhole Workshop

Looking for some backyard fun for the whole family? These Cornhole Sets are the perfect warm-weather activity to do with friends and family. There are a variety of cornhole set designs to choose from. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful set for yourself or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Sat. Event Details.

Heartbeat Silent Disco

Join Heartbeat Silent Disco at Laurelhurst park.Find the party just south of the Northside bathrooms in the big open field across from the duck pond (on the side with the metal statue). Safety for our community is our #1 concern so please bring a mask. *Masks will be required in spaces where social distancing isn’t possible* Sun. Event Details.

Enjoy a Family Picnic

Take your kids out to eat without spending a dime. We’ve got all the best spots to enjoy a picnic in the Portland area here.

Take in an epic waterfall

There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as a hike to a waterfall. Check out these family-friendly trails.

Enjoy a staycation

Get away without going anywhere. Portland has some awesome AirBnBs and you can find them all here.

–Annette Benedetti