Buckle up, Portlanders: This weekend is packed with wild rides and BIG events. The Rose Festival CityFair rolls into town. After the kids eat their weight in cotton candy, you can enjoy rides, music, and food—everything but little piggies. That’s because they will all be getting ready for the piglet races at the Multnomah County Fair, where you’ll find even more rides, food, and entertainment. Plus, you can get your picture taken with Bigfoot.


Multnomah County Fair (pictured)
Enjoy this first county fair of the season, with rides, petting zoo, entertainment, pig racing, exhibits and more. Sat.-Mon. 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Family Happy (and Music) Hour: Eat. Art. Theater.
Fingers crossed that the weather is nice so you can enjoy the Family Happy Hour Show on the courtyard lawn. Sat. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. $10 donation. All ages. Event details.

Catch a Big Fish at Holgate Library
Make a lovely fish out of a paper bag with help from teens. Sun. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Free. Ages 3-10. Event details.


Rose Festival CityFair
CityFair features an entertainment venue with national acts, carnival rides, and a brand new ride, never seen in Portland before. MegaDrop. Weekends through June 10. See website for complete schedule. Age 6 and under are free. $5 all-day ride wristbands for ages 7 and over. Event details.

Out of town 

Oregon Coast Steam Train
Steam Train Season Begins! The train runs on the Oregon coast between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach every Saturday and Sunday starting on Memorial Day. Sat. Train Departs at 12:00pm. Tickets: $16 (adults), $9 (kids 3 – 10), kids under 3 free. See site for complete schedules. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen