Got a little outdoor lover on your hands? If so, they’ll love getting their own pole, tackle and trout at the Kids’ Fishing Festival or helping to pick out plants for the summer garden at the Incredible Edibles Plant Sale. For kids who love center stage, don’t miss the opportunity for them to dazzle others with their karaoke brilliance while you step out on the town for OGA’s Parents’ Night Out. Kids that love to be entertained will love the lassoing goodness of Leapin’ Louie’s Wild West Spectacular. Read on for details on these events and others happening around Portland this weekend.
photo: Columbia Springs Kids’ Fishing Festival via Facebook
Go Fish at the Kids’ Fishing Festival
Teach a little one to fish at this event that gives kids time slots, a free fishing pole, tackle and a guaranteed trout – all to take home. Other kids’ activities will be included in the admission price, as well as a barbecue lunch. Space is limited and participants must register in advance to fish during one of the open hour-long timeslots. The 10-11 a.m. fishing slot is reserved for kids with special needs. Sat., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $5/child, Ages 5-14. Event details.
Get Roped Into Leapin’ Louie’s Wild West Spectacular
Featuring hilarious physical comedy, cowboy lasso and whip tricks, juggling, 6 foot unicycle, and lots of audience participation, Leapin’ Louie’s show is guaranteed big laughs for adults and kids. Sat.-Sun., 1-2:15 p.m., $6/child, $12/adult, All Ages. Event details.
Stock Your Garden at the Incredible Edibles Plant Sale
Pick up organic veggie starts and herbs for your home garden at the fourth annual Multnomah County Master Gardeners’ Incredible Edibles Plant Sale. Look for heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuces, herbs and edible flowers. Workshops are scheduled throughout the day to inspire and provide education for new adventures in growing your own food. The Kids Grow table will have plenty of garden activities for your little budding gardeners. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Will Walk for Milk: Mother’s Miracle Milk Stroll
This event is a casual walk to show excitement and unity for a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the human milk cause. RSVP via Facebook. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, $10 suggested donation, All Ages. Event details.
OGA’s Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Karaoke is Worth Singing About
Here’s a brilliant idea. Drop off the kids and their friends, let them sing their hearts out and have an absolute blast while you go have yourself a relaxing night out – or go sing karaoke with your adult-only crew at your favorite spot. Sat., 5-9 p.m., $20-$25/child or $45-$65/3 children, Ages 4-12. Event details.
The Eyes Have It at Great Glasses Play Day
This 4th annual event will celebrate children who wear glasses, eye patches or contacts, as well as raise awareness of the importance of early childhood vision health, at this parent-organized meet-up with free fun carnival games. Sat., 2 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Ogle Structural Canned Goods at CANstruction
Oregon’s top architecture and engineering firms construct incredible, inventive and fanciful creations out of 35,000 cans for this annual spectacle and food drive event. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
What’s your crew up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!