Portland has always been colorful, but this weekend it is exploding with colorful (and cuddly) events! Catch the Tiny Traveling Circus Show, go on an egg hunt or do some good deeds for kittens. Whatever event you choose, you are sure to kick off spring the right way. Read on to find out more about our suggestions for what to do.

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SW Portland

Check Out Spamalot the Musical, Young Part Edition
Appropriate for younger audiences, Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) presents Monty Python’s SPAMALOT: Young@Part Edition based on the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy GrailSpamalot is the fresh Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. Rude Frenchmen, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd Knights who say “ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very very very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Fri. Event Details

Don’t Miss Piano Day at Washington Park Zoo
Located underneath the Zoo, Children’s Museum, and World Forestry Center parking lot. Performers will be on the platform 260 feet underground near the elevators closest to the Zoo entrance. There will be eight locations in the Portland Metro area where you can hear the piano played by local pianists of all ages on some of the region’s best pianos. The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what can be played. The events are free to the public, but each performer raises funds from the community with a minimum goal of $10 per minute played. Fri. Event Details.

Catch Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Musical
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Join Spring Break at the Museum
The Discovery Museum will be open every day the week of Portland’s Spring Break! The theme for the week is Forests Provide. Each day will focus on a different topic, and there will be special educational activities for all ages. Fri. Event Details.

SE Portland

Head to the Puppet Show and Play Day
Enjoy a free puppet show put on by the Pegasus Puppet Theater – Horton Hatches the Egg – at Portland Preschool of the Arts! Watch the show and stay to play, craft. Best for kids ages 3-5. Fri. Event Details.

Experience The Tiny Traveling Circus Show
Don’t miss this weird, and one-of-a-kind circus experience. This little circus from outer space is on a mission to create big smiles across the galaxy. Singing, dancing, circus and slime! Be prepared to laugh your axis off! Sat. Event Details.


Enjoy the Woodenshoe Tulip Festival
The weekends bring extra fun to the fest. Your kids can watch wooden shoe making or steam tractor demonstrations or you can wander through the crafter market place and peruse the offerings from various vendors. Up the excitement with a pony ride or let your little athletes get their energy out in the jump tents or scaling the rock wall. For adrenaline addicts there is a bungee jumper and a zip line to brave. Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

NE Portland

Get Your Pets in at the Purrs & Paws Kitten Shower
Join the OHS Foster Program for meows of fun! Make toys for the kittens to come, play games, enjoy Whisker Lickin’ treats and learn about our foster program. Donate a much-needed item to help the animals during their stay in OHS foster care. Sat. Event Details.


Spring Celebration and Inclusive Egg Hunt
The Quiet Egg Hunt/Mobility Freedom Egg Hunt might be right for your family. If your child needs a calmer, quieter environment where the volume is down to make this a fun experience, this is the egg hunt to be in. Sat. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti