Keep those long summer days packed with fun. Especially on the weekend! Get crafty and create your favorite treat, head to a movie in the park, or check out a festival. We’ve picked all the best events for you below. Scroll down to find out more.

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SW Portland

Craft a Cone for a Frozen Treat
The Craft Factory is teaming up with Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge, right across the road, to combine treats you can craft with treats you can eat. First, stop by The Craft Factory to craft a cone that won’t melt, then head across the road to receive some frozen yogurt for free from Nectar. Fri. Event Details.

NE Portland

Check Out AKEELAH and the BEE – Movie Night
Enjoy a movie on the lawn at Gateway Discovery Park featuring AKEELAH and the BEE! There will be DJ and food vendors prior to the movie so bring your blankets and low back chairs, grab a snack and get ready for some fun! The movie will start at dusk. Fri. Event Details.

Attend Chess for Success
All-ages welcome to drop-in and play chess anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Gateway Discovery Park. Chess for Success staff will be on-site to assist players and share the love of the game. Fri. Event Details.

Do a Picnic in the Park
Pack a lunch, grab the family and friends and come out to enjoy an afternoon of events in the park. Activities include music by DJ George, Bubble Soccer, lawn games, Loteria and much more. Food vendors will be on site if you want to buy your lunch or grab a snack! Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Head to Kidzrock Open House
Are your kids too young for music lessons? Well they’re not too young for KidzRock! A group of young rockers will have a 1 hour KidzRock class and by the end will be able to perform their own song! Sat. Event Details.

NW Portland

Listen to Drag Queen Storytime With Poison Waters
Head to this kid-friendly all ages Drag Queen storytime welcoming back the fun, entertaining, and fabulous Poison Waters. She will read stories about diversity and inclusion and follow it up with a dance party. There will also be time for Q&A and photos! Wearing/bringing of dress up accessories such as feather boas, tiaras, and wings is encouraged! Sat. Event Details.


Participate in the 7th Annual 4 Days of Aloha
Ke Kukui Foundation presents the 17th Annual 4 Days Of Aloha in Vancouver, WA! Join over 30,000 attendees in the largest Hawaiian/Polynesian festival in the Pacific Northwest. Experience the incredible aloha spirit by ways of cultural workshops, a hula competition, a 5K Aloha Fun Run/Walk and a Hawaiian celebration! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Forest Grove

Don’t Miss the Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Festival
The annual music festival returns for a day of performances on multiple stages – and hold on to your hat as they feature Classic Country, Honky Tonk, Americana, Country Rock and Tejano. This year they will be featuring a special beer tasting, western marketplace vendors and more! Sun. Event Details.


Attend the Canterbury Renaissance Faire
Come live the majesty! Featuring Queen Elizabeth, Jousting, Blacksmiths, Merchants & more! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.
—Annette Benedetti