Wrangle up the family and head to Dairyville: Oregon’s oldest diary transforms into an authentic Western town. Learn how to turn scraps into compost with the help of wriggly worms. Enjoy tapping and traipsing with a woodpecker nature walk at Tryon Creek. Or let the whole family stay up late and enjoy the spectacle that is the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.



Starlight Parade (pictured)
From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community. Sat. 8:30 pm -11:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Japanese Garden Ikebana Exhibit
Explore imaginative ikebana arrangements at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana’s annual exhibition at the Garden. Sat & Sun. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Free with Garden admission. All ages. Event details.


Guided Nature Walk: Woodpeckers
Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. Go on a guided nature hike in search of woodpeckers. Sat. 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm. Free. All. Event details.

Alpenrose Dairy’s Dairyville
Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. Sundays, June 2 through August 25th. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worm Composting Workshop
Learn everything you need to know about worm composting as a family AND take home a worm bin, full of red wiggler worms! Sat. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Zenger Farm. $25-$5-/family (sliding scale). All ages. Event details.

All Ages Bhangra Dance Party
Enjoy early dance lessons, snacks, and alcohol-free, family-friendly fun at the Viscount Dance Studio with DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Sun. 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. $5. All. Event details.

What are your plans this weekend?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen