Kids are all amped up thinking about Halloween, but there’s no reason why you have to wait until next weekend to don your costumes and carve pumpkins. From dressing up like Elsa, Anna or Olaf while watching Disney on Ice’s Frozen to decorating a horse or a stable at Forward Stride’s Harvest Party, kids will be soaking in tons of Halloween goodness a whole week early. Read below for details on our top picks for the weekend.
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Let it Go: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
Disney brings the magic of Frozen to the ice, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff. Hosted by Mickey, Minnie and the Princesses, along with appearances by Disney/Pixar characters from Toy Story,Finding Nemo and The Lion King, this musical performance will have your little ones squealing, singing, clapping and dancing in their seats. The incredible set and special effects will immerse the audience in the trek up the North Mountains and will enable the audience to feel the powerful storm raging within Elsa. Fri.-Sun., various start times (see website), $20-$80, All Ages. Event details.
Celebrate Community at the Fo Po Fall Fest
Get your costumes on, grab a pumpkin and head down to the Foster-Powell neighborhood for the annual Fo Po Fall Fest. Enter to win the costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and play games to celebrate this former ODOT surplus lot that’s been transformed over three years into a beloved community garden. Sun., 4-8 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Craft Your Own Snoopy at The Peanuts Movie Release Party
Celebrate Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the whole gang coming to the big screen by crafting a Snoopy, snacking on sweet treats and taking home free passes to see the new movie. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $12/child, All Ages. Event details.
Pony Power! Harvest Party at Forward Stride
Giddy up! This horse-driven harvest festival includes pony rides, trick or treating, games, stable decorating, a horse costume contest, a people costume contest and a Breyer Stablemate decorating contest. The first 100 kids will receive a Breyer Stablemate to enter in the contest and take home. Call to reserve a horse or stall to decorate. Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 pony rides, All Ages. Event details.
Moonlit Trek: Garden Home Great Pumpkin Hunt
Bring a flashlight, a treat bag and a camera to search for pumpkins and candy in the moonlight. Additional activities include a special prize for special, found pumpkins, a candy corn count and a costume contest. Fri., 6-8 p.m., $10/child, All Ages. Event details.
Save Big at the ThriftMouse Resale Event
Shop for gently loved clothes, toys, decor, maternity items and accessories at this giant west side sale that only happens twice a year. Consignors and VIP members get first dibs on the best stuff, and everything is half off on Sunday. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Is Frozen still one of the movies still on rotation at your house? Let us know in the comments below!