It’s a long weekend, thanks to Presidents’ Day, and it’s Valentine’s Day, to boot, so extend your weekend of love for your family with the following activities. From a Daddy Daughter Dance to Monster Jam, read on for our top choices for you and your little sweethearts. And be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day activities roundup that can be found here!

Northwest Family & Kids Festival 2016

photo: Northwest Family & Kids Festival 

West Side

Bounce It Out at NW Family & Kids Festival
Enjoy games, shopping, face painting, a reptile exhibit, Mad Science demos, inflatable bounce houses, arts & crafts, police cruisers, a fire truck, tasty food and tons more fun activities for the kids. The Northwest Family & Kids Festival is the only family event of its kind on the Westside and offers an incredible amount of ideas and resources for family entertainment, education, nutrition, health care, vacations and safety. Some activities require an additional nominal fee. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Free, Ages 12 & Under. Event details.

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
Dads and daughters have an opportunity to get all gussied up and dance the evening away for this special Valentine’s Day event. Register in advance online here. Fri., 6-8 p.m., $28-$35, Ages 4-10. Event details. 

Celebrate Oregon’s Birthday
Join Washington County Museum for an Oregon Birthday Party! Try your hand at a variety of activities related to Oregon history, including building Oregon houses, trading like a mountaineer and packing an Oregon Trail wagon. Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

Presidents’ Day Crafting
Whether you attend a private school, a public school, are homeschooled, or learn in some other way, take the day to do a little crafting with The Craft Factory. In honor of our presidents, crafting will be offered for a discount. Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $10, All Ages. Event details.

East Side

Monster Mash 
Monster Jam, as it is actually known, is part showcase, part competition with gigantic, car-crushing trucks racing around, smashing things and doing stunts and tricks on an obstacle course built just for them.  Come and see fan favorite trucks, speedsters and ATVs, in a loud, fiery showdown to find out who’s tougher, trickier or crazier than the other. Sat. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., $20-$45; Free for kids under 2 years, All Ages. Event details.

Hearts Will Soar at This Storytelling Show
Celebrate Valentine’s day with “Soaring Hearts!” February’s program of family-friendly stories, songs and fun led by The Oregon Tellers, including Sellwood’s own Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke.  Listen, learn, laugh, and leave with a story of your own to tell. Please note that seating is limited. You can pick up your free ticket starting at 12:30 p.m. at the library reference desk. Sun., 1-1:45 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

How will you be spending Valentine’s weekend? Kids or no kids? Let us know in the comments below!

—Suzie Ridgway