Explore a floating museum that’s housed on the last operating sternwheel steam tugboat in the United States. When your sea legs are weary and in want of land, you can explore Multnomah’s Street Fair or cheer on the racers at the PDX Adults Soapbox Derby. Or celebrate Dad Watson, the Crystal Ballroom’s proprietor from 1928 to 1933, with music, dance, food, drink, and local and handcrafted delights.

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Eastside

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby (pictured: photo from PDX Soapbox Derby Facebook page)
It’s a race for adults but the fun is still thrilling for spectators. Especially kids. Especially kids who love fun costumes and fast cars. Sat. 10:00 am. Free, all ages. Event details.

Seaport Celebration
Kids who love trucks, trains, cranes, ships and heavy port machinery will freak out at this event. You’ll also enjoy food, live music and entertainment, face painting, a photo booth with costumes, free giveaways and prizes, and $5 jet boat rides. Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Westside

Multnomah Village Days
Enjoy live music, more food, a kids’ parade, kids’ zone, art vendors and the company of fellow festivalgoers in this quaint, kid-friendly community. Sun. 8:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

Dad Watson’s Festival of Americana
Enjoy crafts, Vendors, live music, history tours, family hoedown, face painting, balloon making, blacksmithing and more at this day-long music festival. Sun, 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Free until 5:00 pm, $5 after 5:00 pm. All ages. Event details.

Suburbs

Children’s Market at Steamers & Screamers
Children will set their own prices for their products at their very own market booths. Sat. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free to shop. Market for kids 5 and older. All ages for play. Event details.

Oregon Coast

Let’s Go Camping: Tillamook
It’s a summer weekend campout for novice camping families! They provide the tents, seeping bags, and most everything else you need—even s’mores for the fire. You can even learn the basics of essential skills like Dutch oven cooking. Fri-Sun. Camp Lookout State park, Tillamook. $30/family. All ages. Event details.

Will you be boarding a sternwheeler, exploring a new neighborhood, or rooting for your favorite soapbox racer this weekend?

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen