Fill your family’s weekend with fun, flowers and more. Portland has an incredible array of events that will take you outside, inside and all around town. Wander through rows of lavender at the Lavender Festival, taste wind and the Picnic and Wine Tasting festival or hit a local play! Read on to find out all about these events and more.

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SE Portland

Check Out Icicle’s Rock and Roll Kids Puppet Show
Go on a Musical Adventure as Icicle the Baby Blues Lion takes the children on a magical journey though the songs of the 70’s and 80’s. Bungle in the jungle with Lion Sleeps tonight, swim under the ocean waves with mermaids and sea turtles, get your inner Kung Fu with dragons and pandas , and Come on Get Happy with a Caribbean parade of monkeys and giant ostriches. This interactive hands on kids puppet show features over 100 amazing puppets, and has been a hit in Portland since it was created by the Olde World Puppet Theater three years ago. Fri.Event Details.

Attend Portland Picnic Wine Tasting Festival
Throw down a blanket and enjoy a beautiful summer day with the whole family in Westmoreland Park. The event will feature an exceptional array of 100 wines from around the world. Not a wine drinker? Not to worry, we will have delicious beers and ciders plus nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy. Plus, there will be tasty food offerings from some of the best food carts and restaurants from around the city, live music to keep the day entertaining, a great selection of local vendors and an activity zone filled with fun for the whole family. Sat. Event Details.

Head to Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns is showing on the big screen at North Clackamas Park! Join NCPRD for this nostalgic sequel with gorgeous visuals. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a FREE movie under the stars with your friends and family. Join us at 8:00 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment and fun. The movie begins at dusk. Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Attend Monster Drawing Rally V
The Museum’s popular Monster Drawing Rally returns for a fifth year of drawing under the summer stars! MDR is a drawing event and fundraiser featuring nearly 100 Portland-based artists. Part performance, part laboratory, part art bazaar, the Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible opportunity to watch some of your favorite Portland artists create original drawings from a blank page. The free event begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum’s courtyard with a thirty-minute Young Artists drawing round specifically showcasing local artists 17 and under, and is followed by three one-hour rounds that each feature approximately 25 different artists drawing simultaneously. Fri. Event Details.

NE Portland

Check Out Portland Taiko – the People of the Drum
Enjoy a free performance by Portland Taiko! Head to Gateway Discovery Park for a performance of The People of the Drum featuring Portland Taiko, Mexica Tiahui, Painted Sky and Alex Addy. For more information visit Sat. Event Details.

Don’t Miss Alberta Street Block 14 Block Party
Spend your Sunday at the Block 14 on Alberta Street for some family fun, entertainment and community! Sun. Event Details.

N Portland

Enjoy the Mississippi Street Fair
The 2019 Mississippi Street Fair is on July 13th! So much to do and see with over 250 vendors, 5 stages, Grandfather’s Rib-Off, Kids Zone and much more. Sat. Event Details.


Attend the Merritt Home Team’s Party in the Park
PDX Expos & The Merritt Home Team will present Family Expo & Party In the Park, taking place at Shute Park in Hillsboro on July 13th, and featuring a family comedy contest, doggie fashion show, makers corner, Spider-Man, local performers, community businesses and food trucks with delicious eats! Sat. Event Details.


Don’t Miss the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival
The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 15th Annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 13 & 14, 2019. This regional celebration of lavender, art, food, music, and exceptionally-made crafts is a unique and festive event which brings local lavender growers and the community together. The public is invited to attend at no charge. This year, festival guests can enjoy more juried art and craft booths than ever before! Distinctive lavender products, purchasable fresh-cut lavender and lavender plants from local farms, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Live music will be offered throughout the weekend and five food trucks will offer their full menus, as well as specialty lavender-infused food and beverage options. Sat. & Sun Event Details.

Mt. Hood
Participate in the Kona Luau
A fun day filled with Kona Beer and island food! Check out each individual food station featuring amazing Hawaiian food paired with beers from Kona Brewing. We will also have live music, scenic chair rides, guided hikes, deck games and more. Pre-sale tickets are $25 for adults, $14 for kids 12 and under. Sat. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti