portland_crawfishHow many crawfish do you think your child could eat in 15 minutes? This weekend you can find out! Tualatin Crawfish Festival is a great place to get messy with your food with events like the kids eating contest. Sink your teeth into more food-focused family fun at The Bite of Oregon. Gaze at the colorful parade of hot air balloons while enjoying music and food at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. And dust off your unicycles: It’s time for the annual Alberta Street Fair.

Suburbs

Tualatin Crawfish Festival (pictured: photo from http://www.tualatincommons.com)
Yes, there will be crawfish eatin’—and so much more. Enjoy a wide variety of activities, including food, live entertainment, contest, games, and the always-popular kids’ crawfish eating competition. Fri-Sat. Tualatin Commons. Price varies by day and age. All ages. Event details. 

LEGO Master Builder Event: The Hulk
What could be cooler for a little LEGO fan than helping a LEGO master construct an eight foot tall The Hulk™ with hundreds of other LEGO builders. Fri-Sun. Washington Square. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. 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.

Westside

The Bite
In addition to delicious Oregon food, beer, and wine, this festival includes kid-friendly activities like face painters, a balloon artist and a stage chock-full of entertainment for our younger guests. Fri-Sun, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Kids five and under free, $10/one-day pass or $15/weekend. All ages. Event details.

Tryon Creek Forest Music Series
All forest music concerts are a free, family event. Bonus: Take a hike through the park or enjoy a picnic before or after the show. Sat. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Free (donations appreciated). All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Alberta Street Fair
Celebrate this unique neighborhood at the 15th annual street fair. The Kids’ parade kicks it off at 10:30 am and there are family activities all day long. Sat. Free. All ages. Event details.

Will you be wearing a crawfish bib or digging your Halloween costume out of its box for the street fair this weekend?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen