March is coming in like a lion, rip roaring with reasons to celebrate. Theodore Seuss Geisel (that’s Dr. Seuss to us) was born on March 2nd and there are several places you can get Seussed up in Stumptown this weekend. You can also go to appropriately grand birthday party or see how whoos live. Then celebrate March Fourth Marching Band’s 10th anniversary with an extravaganza at the Crystal Ballroom.


West side

March Fourth’s 10th Anniversary Party
This mobile big band spectacular is a sonic party of electric bass, a diverse percussion ensemble and a brassy horn section, and a visual kaleidoscope of costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, fire arts , hula-hoopers, and many more theatrics. Sun. 4:00pm-8:30 pm. $8- $14. All ages. Event details.

Oregon Symphony: Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches
Dr. Seuss’ classic “The Sneetches” comes alive in a brand new musical production!. Youngsters of all ages will enjoy this fantastical tale, a full orchestra, young dancers, and plenty of music merriment. Sun. 2:00 pm. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. $10 and up. Best for ages 4 and up. Event details.

Owl Fest at Tryon Creek
Any animal who can turn its head nearly all the way around deserves a party. Celebrate owls with a book reading, snacks, guided hikes and up close encounters with the Audubon education owls, Hazel and Julio. Sun. 5:00 pm. Tryon Creek State Park. All ages. Free. Event details.

East side

Portland Youth Spelling Bee
Kids can strut their spelling stuff on the Mississippi Pizza stage. Three difficulty levels give everyone a chance to play. Winners take home fun prizes, and every speller gets a treat. Sat. 1:00 pm. Sign-ups start at 12:45, and spelling starts at 1:00. Free. Ages 5-18. Event details.

Kids’ Morning Skate
Get your weekend rolling with a weekly skate session for kids 2 – 10 and their parents includes a group lesson, skating games, songs, and other activities. Fee includes skate rental. Sat. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Oaks Park. $5.50/kids. Event details.


Grand Lodge’s 91st Birthday Party
Bring the whole family out to Forest Grove to celebrate the McMenamins Grand Lodge’s birthday. They’ll have kids’ stuff, food and beer specials, and live music. Sat. All day, music at 3:00 pm. All ages. Free. Event details.

How will you be celebrating the coming of March this weekend?

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen