Kids concerts, ukulele classes, family jams—the Old Time Music Festival has a full day of family-friendly events, concluding with square dances on Saturday and Sunday. The Oregon Children’s Theater debuts a magical production of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the coast isn’t too stormy, come to the beach and experience the joy of searching for glass floats. It’s a perfect opportunity to start a new family tradition! Or join 1,000 of your friends and neighbors in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking part in a meaningful volunteer project over MLK Weekend.

West side

The Lion, The With, and The Wardrobe (pictured)
C.S. Lewis’s classic fantasy tale is brought to life on the big stage by Oregon Children’s Theater. Jan 19 – Feb 17. . Newmark Theater. 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm shows. . $18 and up. Best for ages 6 and older. Event details.

Family Saturday Oregon Maritime Museum
Explore a historic steam-powered tug. Pretend you’re the captain as you turn the wheel and ring the bell. And learn to tie some nautical knots and take a knot guide home with you! Sat. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

East side

Old Time Music Gathering
Workshops, jamming, Kid’s programming, concerts, and family square dance featuring the best of West coast old time musicians and callers. No square dance experience needed. Sat. 10:00 am. Square dance begins at 7:00 pm. Scottish Rite Center.  $5 at the door, 12 and under free, maximum $20 per family, or free with weekend pass or advance ticket purchase for Square Dance. All Ages. Event details.

Rapunzel Redeems Rumpelstiltskin
See what happens when Rapunzel meets Rumpelstiltskin collide as if both fairy tales were happening at the same time at the Ping Pong Puppet Museum. Sat. & Sun. 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. $6.00 ages 6-99; $1.00 per year of age. All ages. Event details.

All Over Town

United Way Weekend of Service
The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to make it easy for you to take action. Check out their website for volunteer activities the whole family can participate in. Sat-Mon. Greater Portland Area. 8:45 am – 9:00 pm. All ages. Event details.

Out of Town

Glass Float Art Drop
Hand-crafted glass sand dollars and glass crabs along with glass floats will await discovery along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean permitting. Sun and Mon. 9:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

What will your family be doing to celebrate the long weekend?

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen