Weekend Warriors: 5/25-5/27
This week's ladybug nature walk promises to be a good one - walk through the Columbia Slough with your preschooler and discover this beautiful natural area. $3/preschooler.
The Portland Rose Festival's City Fair kicks off this weekend. Enjoy rides, food, exotic animals, shopping, and lots more along Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Friday from 5-11, and Saturday through Monday from 11 to 11. $5 for ages 7 and up.
Head to University Park Community Center on Friday at 5 for the 6th Annual Spring Fling Penny Carnival. Free, but bring your pennies!
The Multnomah County Fair is this Saturday through Monday from 12 to 7 at Oaks Amusement Park. Dancing, pig racing, bands, talent shows, water balls - plus the rides of Oaks Park. Admission is free.
Take a library story walk at the Spring Garden Park in Southwest with a Capitol Hill Library youth librarian. This special storytime will explore a book and the park at the same time. Saturday at 10:30. Free!
Yarr! There be a pirate celebration going on at the Children’s Museum Saturday from 9:30 to 3:30! Create your own treasure chest, meet a mermaid, or take in a puppet show. Free with museum admission. Additional craft fees may apply.
It's Open Cockpit Day at the Pearson Air Museum on Saturday from 10 to 5. Visitors can sit inside a T-28 Trojan and Ryan PT-21 and experience the museum's light simulator lab. $7 adults, $5 ages 6-17, free 5 and under.
Oh no! There's an alien invasion at the Sellwood-Moreland Library Saturday at 10:30! Storyteller Rick Huddle will take you on an adventure to help save the planet. Free!
The Tigard Library is hosting a pachyderm portmanteau party on Saturday at 2, based on the book Elephabet by Hilary Pfeifer. In this hands-on workshop you can draw your own pachyderm portmanteaus! Free!
Every Sunday, the Portland Art Museum holds a family tour, in which a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages leads the tour. Tours are free with admission and free for kids 17 and under.
The Portland Youth Philharmonic is performing a free concert showcase at Jackson Middle School on Sunday at 4. No tickets necessary.
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 – especially on this holiday weekend.