B is for berries and beautiful days in the city that shows you just what summer is meant to be. This weekend you’ll find a berry festival, charity picnic, free live jazz and even Scottish Highland games. Read on for a few top picks for totally awesome fun.

strawberry pickingphoto: Patrick via flickr 


The 6th Annual Smile Oregon Walk & Family Picnic
Get your grin on for this annual event that includes a walk followed by fun: entertainment includes Uncle B, Auntie-E and J Dog who will bring along instruments for the kids to play, too. Enjoy facepainting, fitness (and probably some ice cream) along with lots of family activities sure to make your whole crew smile. Sat. Event details.

The 6th Annual Oregon Berry Festival
Two days chock full of berries! Delicious bites, an all-berry marketplace, berry info, music on the Bluesberry stage and tastings. Oh, the tastings: wine, cider, vinegars, dumplings, ice creams, sauces…even vodka! Plus loads of fresh berries, of course. Stop by the Healthy Berry pavilion to learn all about the benefits of berries. And don’t miss Oregon’s Best Blackberry Pie Contest, open to home chefs. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Recycled Puppetry Workshop
KCPuppetree engages kids in a dynamic puppet making workshop, using re-used and up-cycled items. Participants of all ages will explore the creative potential of egg crates, boxes, plastic jugs and more while creating original puppets that can move, dance, and sing. Supplies on hand but you are welcome to bring your own goods too! Sat. Event details

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
The longest-running free Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world-class music. Enjoy dynamic blues, R&B, soul and more all with the beautiful Willamette and St. John’s Bridge as your backdrop. Food vendors on site to purchase food, or bring a picnic to enjoy the day. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event details.

City of Maywood Park Garage Sale
The 29th Annual City of Maywood Park Garage Sale is on and there will be thousands of items on sale plus the Lions Club will host a booth and food vendors will be on site. It’s like a party in your own backyard-sale. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Scottish Highland Games
What’s better than the Olympics? The Scottish Highland Games. Get in on world-class athletics, dance, music, children’s games and more including agility dogs, piping and drumming competitions, the kilted mile run and, did we mention whiskey tasting for mom and dad? Sat. Event details.

What’s on your supreme-awesome-fun list this weekend? Share with our community in the comments below!