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  1. WEEKEND WARRIORS JULY 31-AUGUST 2
  2. Weekend Warriors July 24-26
  3. Weekend Warrior July 17-19
  4. WEEKEND WARRIOR JULY 10-12
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WEEKEND WARRIORS JULY 31-AUGUST 2

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, July 31st
Spanish Niño Time-PDX Playgroup in SE PDX. Speak, hear and learn Spanish through stories and songs during this social playgroup. Perfect for parents whose first or second language is español, or those who would like to expose their kiddos to another language. Friday, 10:45-11:30 am. $4. 

65th Annual Crawfish Festival in Tualatin. Don't miss the Whole Foods Chef's Mystery Box Cook-off, the chance to dine at some of Portland's best food carts, and the musical stylings of Kevin Guiton's Dueling Piano Circus. Friday, 5:30 pm. Free!

Sunset Walk in North Portland. Join a naturalist on a hike to explore nature in the magical time between day and night. Friday 7-9 pm. $6/person or $11/family.

Saturday, August 1st
Rox in Sox in NE PDX. Celebrate music and reading at the third annual Rox in Sox festival. This year's musical guests include local artists Aaron Nigel Smith and his One World Chorus, The Pointed Man Band, as well as Grammy Award nominated duo The Pop Ups and San Francisco's award-winning hip-hop trio The Alphabet Rockers. Be sure to check out the author's stage and come say hello to us, Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar at our Summer of Fun photobooth and marbled chalk nature journal with our friends from Wildwood Nature School. Saturday, 10 am-3 pm. 
 
Great Oregon Steam-Up at Antique Powerland in Salem.Check out vintage powerhouses including steam-power farm machinery, antique trucks and cars, logging gear, a steam sawmill and more. Ride the train or trolley, watch the parade and enjoy selections from food vendors. Saturday, 7 am-6 pm. Children under 12 are free! $12 per person ages 12 and up. 

Saturday Afternoon Kids Club - Drop-in Crafts in Sandy. Join in the fun at the Sandy Public Library's craft event, featuring LEGO building and activities for ages 7-12. Saturday, 2-4 pm. Free! 

$8 Saturday Nights at Oaks Amusement Park in SE PDX. Enjoy all of your favorite activities and rides at Oaks Park with a deluxe ride bracelet for just $8. Saturday, 5-10 pm.

Sauvie Island Center Barn Dance & BBQ. A family-friendly event featuring a fun scavenger hunt, dinner, dessert and square dance music all on beautiful Sauvie Island. Saturday 4:30 pm. Individual tickets $5-35/person. 

Sunday, August 2nd
Columbia Slough Regatta in NE PDX. This canoe and kayak paddle is fun for the whole family. Watch for the abundant wildlife, enjoy face painting, try out the various food vendors, and learn about paddling safety. Sunday, 9 am-1 pm. $8 per person or $20 per family suggested donation.

The Gold Dust Trail: Come Find Your Fortune in Oregon City.Follow clues, earn prizes, and learn about the story of Oregon gold as you complete this scavenger hunt for all ages. Sunday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Free! 

Fun at Sellwood Park in SE PDX. Come on down to Sundae in the Park for tasty treats, games and activities. Stay for the Summer Free for All live music performance followed by a special sing-along version of the movie Frozen. Sure to entertain kids and adults alike. Sunday, noon - 10:30 pm. Free!

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization. 

 

 
    

Weekend Warriors July 24-26

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, July 24th
Families in the Field: Pollinators of Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville. Explore nature while learning all about butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles and bees. Created for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome with parents. Friday, 10-11:30 am. $11 per family. 

Hapa Haole Hula Competition in Vancouver. The Ke Kukui Foundation invites people of all ages to enjoy this event featuring early modern hula and music from 1900-1959. Friday, 4-10 pm. Free!
 
The Neverending Story Movie in the Park at Woodstock Park in SE PDX. A performance by local music group Manimal will kick off this event, followed by an outdoor screening of The Neverending Story. Friday, 6:30 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, July 25th
Exhibition of the Buddha's Ancient & Sacred Relics in SE PDX. This event features 3,000 relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and 44 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet and China. All ages are welcome to explore this visually stunning exhibition. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm. Free!

Photo Scavenger Hunt For Kids & Teens in N PDX. This history-based photo scavenger hunt and community building event will lead kids and their families on a journey throughout the Kenton Neighborhood. Follow a list of clues, face photo challenges, learn and have fun. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 8+. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. $5 per child or $10 per family (parents are free).

'Between the Lines' An Original Play by an All-youth Cast in NE PDX. Developed and written by an all-youth cast and the director of Maverick Main Stage Productions, this play deals with sensitive issues such as racial tension, gentrification, and the heartache of coming of age with humor and honesty. Saturday, 7 pm. $15 per adult, $5 per child 18 and younger.

Sunday, July 26th

Sunday Parkways in NE PDX. Explore the Northeast Neighborhood Greenways while you make your way around the July route. Stop by Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks along with Rigler Elementary School for fun activities, festive music, and delicious food. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. Free!

Habiba's Village at Director Park in SW PDX. Habiba Addo's electrifying storytelling offers a superbly authentic expression of African culture. A native of Ghana, Habiba offers an interactive, multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, singing and movements. Sunday, 1-2 pm. Free!

Tea Time at Tillamook Forest Center. Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite. Sunday, 2:30-3 pm. Free! 

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization. 

    

Weekend Warrior July 17-19

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, July 17th
PP&R Ladybug Walk at Kenilworth Park in SE PDX. Stroll through the park and discover bugs, trees, leaves, birds and more - all with your very own nature guide. Meet at SE 32nd & Cora Drive. Friday, 10 am. Ages 2-5. $4 per child. 
 
Oregon Berry Festival at the Ecotrust Building in NW PDX. This event features a farmer's market, children's activities and crafts, cooking demos and entertainment, health and wellness seminars and lots of berry deliciousness. Friday, noon-6 pm. Free!
 
Sunset Walk at Smith & Bybee Wetlands in N PDX. Walk through the wetlands with a guide, exploring the wildlife and scenic views. Pre-registration required. Friday, 7-9 pm. $6 per person. $11 per family. 
 
Saturday, July 18th
Sand in the City in downtown PDX. Come downtown to Sand in the City for family-friendly fun on July 18th! There will be music, games, cool sand sculptures, crafts, and tons of prizes. Fun Minion crafts start at 12:00pm and yellow plastic hats will be distributed to kids at 2:00pm (while supplies last). Saturday 10 am-9 pm. $4/person.
 
Peter Pan & Tinkerbell Story Time in SE PDX. Enjoy a highly interactive show for all ages, including a live-action story time, face painting, and animal balloons. Saturday, 11 am-noon. $8. 
 
Mary Charlotte's Garden Party & Fashion Show in Eagle Creek. This event features an opportunity to learn about Oregon pioneer history while gardening, listening to music, watching a 19th-century fashion show, and participating in hands-on activities. Saturday, 1-4 pm. $5 per person or $20 per family. 
 
Mini Barre at SmallFry in NE PDX. This full-body workout is a combination of fun and fitness, specifically designed for ages 5-12. A great way for kiddos to expend some energy. Saturday, 2-2:30 pm. $5 suggested donation. 
 
Sunday, July 19th
Preschool Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Park in SW PDX. Explore the scenic state park while learning about Flying Squirrel Superheroes through art, literature, movement, and outdoor play. Pre-registration required. Sunday, 10-11:15 am. Free!
 
The Goonies Movie in the Park at Lents Park in SE PDX. Performances by Portland School of Rock and Portland Teen Idols will kick off this event, followed by an outdoor screening of The Goonies. Sunday, 6:30 pm. Free!

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization. 

    

WEEKEND WARRIOR JULY 10-12

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, July 10th
Mo Phillips Music Time at TreeHouse in N PDX. Join this local kindie rocker as he performs his original children's songs in a fun and engaging setting. Friday 10-11am. $5.

Gogh Kid's Canvas Painting Classes in Tigard. Kids ages 4 and up enjoy step-by-step painting classes to create an 11x14 masterpiece. Materials and snack provided. Friday 4-5pm. $15. Registration required.

Song Circle at Vista House in The Columbia River Gorge. Sing along, play along, or just sit back and enjoy a campfire and folk songs with a view of the Gorge. Friday 7-9pm. Free!

Saturday, July 11th
Kids Dig! at Fort Vancouver. Kids explore the world of archeology by excavating a site and learning about what they unearth. Saturday 10:30am & 2pm. Ages 8-12. Free with park admission.
 
Summer Arts Family Fun Day at the Portland Tram in SW PDX. All ages are welcome to enjoy ceramic tile painting, balloon animals, face painting, and tours of the Tram engine and control rooms. Saturday noon-4pm. Free!
 
Sounds & Tastes of the Farm at Bella Organics on Sauvie Island. There's fun for the whole family including delicious farm food, beer & wine, live music, and hay rides. Saturday 5-8pm. $10 per car - cash only at the farm or purchase admission online with a credit card.
 
Sunday, July 12th
Amazing Super Hero Girl Story Time in SE PDX. Boys and girls of all ages will participate in activities focused on anti-bullying, self-empowerment, confidence-boosting, movement, and healthy eating lessons, along with a fun story time. Advance registration required. Sunday 10:30-11:15am. $12.
 
Jr. Roller Derby Intake at The Hangar at Oaks Park in SE PDX. Have a kid who is considering joining junior roller derby or know someone who is? Awesome! The Rose City Rollers' Junior Derby Programs are the best in the world. Young women, ages 12-17 are welcome to join the Seedlings training program. And girls ages 7-12 are may join the Rose Petals as Butterflies. Learn skating skills, and become part of the supportive and empowering community that is derby. Sunday noon-2pm. Free!
 
Big Surf! at North Clackamas Aquatic Park in Milwaukie. This open swim event features a wave pool, lap pool, and diving pool, as well as a kiddie pool, multiple water slides, and even a rock climbing wall. Sunday noon-6pm. $8 per child or $24 for a family pass. 
 
THPRD Concerts and Theater in the Park in Beaverton. Crafts, games, environmental demonstrations, and a performance by Songs for a New World - a two-act pop/rock revue - will be held at Shiffler Park Theater. Bring a picnic or buy food and drinks at the park. Sunday 6-8pm. Free!
 
More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization. 

    

Weekend Warrior July 2-5

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday July 3rd
Micah and Me Singalong, Dance-along at A Children's Place Bookstore in NE PDX. Enjoy a "free-form dance party for toddlers" at this musical performance. Friday 9:30am. $5 suggested donation.

Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Park in SW PDX. Jazz, blues, zydeco, swing and more at this annual music festival benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. 


Patriotic Pinwheels Craft at Green Bean Books in NE PDX. Drop in fun for all ages, just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fridaynoon-5pm. Free!

July 3rd Fireworks in Silverton. Kick off the holiday early with food, drinks, music and a special fireworks display. Friday 6-11:30pm. Fireworks are free, with suggested donation of $5/family. Garden admission for the day $5-11. 

Saturday, July 4th 
Batty About Bats at Tillamook Forest Center. Learn about the  natural history of some of Oregon's bat species and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures. Saturday11:30am-noon. Free.

Oregon Pacific Railroad Speeder and Train Rides from Oaks Park. July 4th railroad event at Oaks Station directly across from Oaks Amusement Park.  Train Rides will be available on the passenger train and on railroad speeders, traveling between Oaks Park and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center near OMSI. Saturday noon-10:45pm. $5/passenger.

Kid's Storytime at Powell's City of Books in NW PDX. They will be reading of Madame President by Lane Smith. Saturday 3-3:30pm. Free!

4th of July Celebration in Hood River
Celebrate with an old-fashioned parade, a BBQ festival at Jackson Park, live music, and games. The day ends with fireworks over the Columbia River. Saturday all day. Free.

For more ideas to celebrate the Fourth, see the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Fun on the Fouth guide.

Sunday, July 5th 
Preschool Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Park in SW PDX. A fun program for ages 2-6 that integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  Space is on a first come, first served basis; register in the Nature Center 30 minutes before the program starts. Sunday 10-11:15am. Free.  
 
More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent/PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization. 


    

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