There’s no denying that Portland is a pretty magical place to live with lush parks to play in and a music and arts scene that feeds imaginations both young and old. This weekend’s activities are a perfect example of how enchanting our fair city can be. Get lost with Alice as she wanders through Wonderland, indulge in pink treats while listening the tunes of Pinkalicious and experience the thrill of exploring science at a STEM Celebration. Scroll down for the scoop on these weekend events and more.

photo: Owen Carey via Oregon Children’s Theatre

SE Portland

Join Micah and Me Music Show at Beantstalk Montavilla
Run down to Beanstalk Montavilla for an in-house dance party for kids of all ages. Micah & Me have the ability to connect with youngsters of all ages while playing live fun-filled music on the guitar and ukulele! Fri. Event Details.

Don’t Miss Kids’ Morning Skate
Get your weekend started right with healthy, family fun! This special skating session for kids 10 and younger features kids’ choice music, skate games and activities, a free group lesson taught by a USA Roller Sports certified coach, and a visit from Chipper the Squirrel! Must be wearing skates to be on the skating floor; conventional or Fisher Price skate rental included. One adult (responsible person aged 16 or older) free with a child’s paid admission, additional adults welcome at $6.75 each. NOTE: Cancelled May 20, 2017.

Don’t Miss Portland Train Day
What better way to celebrate Portland Train Day than at Oregon Rail Heritage Center—the only working rail museum in Portland. Portland Train Day 2017 will include fun activities for all ages. Delicious food will be provided by Portland food carts: Retrolicious, Big Fat Wieners, Pepe Caliente, and Churros Locos. Fun and festive face painting by Mystique’s Fancy Faces will be available for the youngsters (and the young at heart). Music by local family favorite, The Alphabeticians, and a special appearance by Thomas the Tank Engine, will keep the whole family entertained. Sat. Event Details.

Experience Alice in Wonderland!
Join Alice on her incredible adventures in the world of Wonderland! Visit the Tea Party, the Chess Game, the Nursery Book and the Garden of Live Flowers. Watch Alice try to play her way through a game of croquet with flamingos for mallets and some uncooperative playing cards as wickets.
Metro Dancers has adapted Lewis Carroll’s iconic tale into a full-length ballet production that is bound to entertain audiences of all ages! Carroll’s whimsical characters combine with beautiful sets, fanciful costumes, and stunning choreography for an unforgettable production! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SW Portland

Hit Free First Friday at the Children’s Museum
Spend the evening at the Portland Children’s museum for free! Your little adventurers will have tons to do and plenty of time to explore, learn and play…all for free! Fri. Event Details.

Don’t Miss Pinkalicious the Musical
You are what you eat in this sweet musical treat about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns completely pink from head to toe. Doctor’s orders say to stick to green foods only, but Pinkalicious just can’t resist her beloved cupcakes! Tap-dancing doctors, Broadway-style ballads, and a blues-singing little brother frost this musical with sweet delight! Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Attend the Great Glasses Play Day
Does your special kiddo need eye wear to see? Hit the 6th Annual Great Glasses play day and let them join in the fun and celebrate kids who wear glasses, eye patches or have other visual impairments. This is a fun, free event filled with games, a play eye doctors office, snacks, crafts and more! Free parking in the parking garage provided.Olive & Dingo Productions will be singing again this year and there will be free vision screenings provided by the See To Read program! Sat. Event Details.

Get in on the Classical Up Close Kids Concerts
Get ready for a special, interactive classical music performance for kids and families of all ages, presented by Classical Up Close and members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. The musicians will introduce the instruments of the orchestra and present different styles and periods of fun music! There will be two 45-minute performances at 1pm and 2:30pm. Sun. Event Details.

NE Portland

Watch Filmed by Bike
Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies over the course of the weekend at a gigantic film
festival at the historic Hollywood Theatre. There will be a Street Party, Speed Raffle with over $6,000 in prizes, filmmaker Q+A sessions, dance parties, Brewery Tour Bike Ride with the Filmmakers, workshops and awards ceremonies.This festival not only promotes positive bike culture, it raises money for NW Documentary a local non-profit that helps people craft their stories through film. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Check Out Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – Oh My!
Tell your kids to get on their thinking caps! With Engineering for Kids, EG Robotics, Little Medical School, and Beavertronics by their side, this event that will inspire their brain, ignite ignite their imaginations, and electrify their skills. It’s STEM celebration day at iSpark Toys, and there’s no where else your little science lovers should be! Sat. Event Details.

What is your family’s favorite magical Portland event? Share it with us in the comments below.

—Annette Benedetti