Get moving! From Bridge Pedal, Galaxy Dance Festival and the FloTrack Throwdown: Festival of the Fast, this weekend offers plenty of chances for you and your family to stay active while having a blast. Grab the sunscreen and read on for details for what’s in store for you.
photo: Providence Bridge Pedal by Steve Morgan via creative commons
Cross the Tilikum for the 20th Annual Providence Bridge Pedal
The Providence Bridge Pedal Kids Pedal event is just for kids and is a three-mile bike ride across the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges. Adults must be accompanied by children 8 and under. Or, if you’d rather see more bridges, you can try the longer ride, which includes the inaugural ride over Portland’s newest bridge, Tilikum Crossing. Advanced registration is required. Registration includes admission to The Bite of Oregon at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Sun., 10 a.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Get Your Groove on at the Galaxy Dance Festival
Polaris Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor summer dance festival returns for its third year in downtown Portland as they host an array of local dance companies and fitness studios in this community gathering, which will include free classes and performances for the whole family. A wide array of genres will be represented, including aerial, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, belly dancing, contemporary, modern, and jazz. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Race to the FloTrack Throwdown
Kids ages 5-13, as well as adults, can compete in foot races to see who’s the fastest at this track meet. Or, if they’d rather watch the races will include men and women NCAA champions and Olympians, like Ashton Eaton. A portion of every purchase of food, merch or beer, actually adds to the cash prize for the athletes who “throwdown” the hardest to win. Sat., 4 p.m., $10/person, All Ages. Event details.
Crafty Ice Cream Social
The Craft Factory has teamed up with Hattie’s Sweet Shop for their second annual, sweet and crafty Ice Cream Social. Drop by the Craft Factory to craft a sweet treat that won’t melt, then head downstairs for a free scoop from Hattie’s. Nom, nom, nom. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $12, All Ages. Event details.
Strike Up the Fun With Tulen Center
Tulen Center Martial Arts and Self Defense is celebrating its move to downtown Beaverton with a ribbon cutting ceremony that’s open to the public and includes food, music, wine, demonstrations and workshops. Fri., 5-8 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Surround Yourself With Art at the Alberta Street Fair
Be one of the over 20,000 visitors expected at this vibrant and artistic street fair. Music performances, artisans, local vendors and eclectic businesses and crafts all in one place equal lots of new experiences and family fun. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Sing Along with Mary Poppins
“Anything can happen if you let it,” is the famous advice given by the practically perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, who comes to care for the two Banks children in this beloved classic play. The Journey Theater Arts Group, made up of kids 6-18 years-old, will have you singing along with songs that’ll get stuck in your head, like “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $22-$28, All Ages. Event details.
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