Golfing guy? Beer-loving dad? A pop that loves pups? History buff father? All kinds of fathers are in luck this weekend. Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Explore the Edgefield estate while he plays in a golf tournament at Edgefield. Enjoy food, beer, and berry pickin’ at Kruger’s Berry Jam Festival. Figure out what the heck a Maypole is at the Scandinavian Fest. Or take dad and the family dog to the coast for a day of fur-filled fitness and fun.
Stay in Town
OMSI: Mummies of the World (pictured)
Explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. And discover a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from across the world. June 14 – Sept 8. . 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (9:00 pm on Fri and Sat). 3 and up (parental discretion). Event details.
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Celebrate the coming summer solstice Scandinavian style—that means dancing, food, a beer garden, kids’ activities, and yes, the raising of the Maypole. Sat. 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. $6 adults / $3 children (6 – 12 years of age) / Family $15 (2 adults, 2 children). All ages. Event details.
Drive Over a Bridge
Berry Jam Festival
The annual festival features hayrides, kids’ jam making, face painting, live music (yes more jamming), strawberry shortcake, and plenty of strawberries to pick and eat. Sat & Sun. Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Drive Down the Gorge
Edgefield Dad’s Day Golf
Bring Dad out to play 20 holes of golf and enjoy a pint while the family enjoys the beautiful grounds. The whole family can grab a bite to eat afterwards. Sun, 9:00 am (check in), 10:00 am (tournament), $25 (for golf). Golf for pops; Edgefield fun for all ages. Event details.
Drive to the Country
Berries, Brews, and BBQ
A family-friendly festival featuring activities like U-pick strawberries, hayrides, tube and slides, new animal barns and farm animals, pig barrel train rides, all amateur BBQ Competition, and brew tasting. June 8-9 and June 15-16. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Sat). 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sun). Free. Free admission. All ages. Event details.
Drive to the Coast
Yappy Days in Pacific City
Bring your dog-loving dad and your pet to the beach and enjoy a day filled with lots of agility contests and other activities, all for a good cause. Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Pacific City. $20 per Family. All ages Event details.
How will you make this weekend special for the dads in your life?