Summer is in the air this weekend. Think farmers markets, art shows, and habitat restorations. Your family can get involved with beautifying our city and restoring its stunning green spaces and then catch some local music while supporting local small businesses. Read on to find out where you need to be this weekend.

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Explore Wapato Greenway

One of Portland’s favorite playgrounds is Sauvie’s Island, full of berry picking and beach-going in summer and pumpkin patches in fall. Early spring might be too soon for berries, but you’ll find a great hike at Wapato Greenway, which features a wetland lake, meadows, grassland, and oak trees. Kids will love hunting for snakes (harmless garter varieties!), frogs, ducks, and more on the trails. The loop around the pond is 2.2 miles total and is great for kids. Event Details.

Medford Parks Cleanup

Join this cleanup and educations event at Medford Park this weekend. These events keep our rivers and streams clean and healthy while teaching your kids the importance of valuing where they live. Event Details.

Sunburst Greenspace Habitat Restoration

Join in the restoration of the Sunburst Community Greenspace, six acres of wild habitat which is home to deer, owls, woodpeckers, rabbits and more. Community members will be removing ivy, blackberries and holly on uneven terrain. Future events will include replanting with native species. Event Details.

Rose Festival Art Show

The Oregon Society of Artists is hosting its annual Rose Festival Art Show at the OSA gallery June 3-23, 2021, and online through August 5, 2021. This juried art show is open to everyone. Event Details.

Sauvie Island Farmer’s Market

Enjoy the Sauvie Island Farmer’s Market hosted at the Original Pumpkin Patch farm. Local vendors from Sauvie Island will be selling lots of fun goodies! Event Details.

Happy Valley Farmers Market

The Happy Valley Farmers Market is located in the heart of Happy Valley, we host over 100 Vendors weekly. The Happy Valley Farmers Market is located in the heart of Happy Valley, we host over 100 Vendors weekly. This market offers a wide variety of vendors, from farms and specialty items to unique arts and crafts. It features a large covered food court, live music, lots of parking and a pet-friendly market. Event Details.

Hawthorn Farmers Market

The Hawthorne Farmers Market is conducted by Sunnyside Farmers Market. Support your local market and get to know your neighbors. You’ll find friendly vendors, hot on-site prepared foods, live music, and more. Over 50 vendors sell unique gift items. Event Details.

Explore Forest Park

America’s largest urban forest is located right here in Portland, and it brimming with beautiful hikes for local families to explore during the spring months. Portland’s Forest Park features a variety of trails, rushing creeks and opportunities for live encounters with an abundance of wildlife and it’s open! With almost 100 miles of trails within the park, your crew can hit a different trail each week until more option open up. Event Details.

Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure

Open Thursday through Monday, this cool spot has six aerial obstacle courses total. They are set high in the trees and make for an exciting and unique experience. All activities are self-guided. There are trained guides always nearby to offer a helping hand, and everyone is secured in harnesses for the duration of each activity. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti