Weekend Warriors: 6/29-7/1
The Fourth of July is just around the corner! Check out PDX Kids Calendar for the round-up of Fourth of July events in Portland.
Portland Parks & Rec's summer free for all kicks off this week! That means the start of free movies in the park! This weekend you can catch the Adventures of Tintin at Knott Park on Friday and E.T. at King School Park on Saturday. Movies begin at dusk, pre-concert entertainment begins at 6:30.
On Friday at 12, the Joy Now Camp will put on a youth marching and circus performance at Director Park. Free!
The annual Peninsula Park ice cream social is this Friday from 5 to 7. Enjoy free ice cream and family-friendly activities. Hosted at the June Key Delta House.
On Saturday from 8:30 to 10, your child can take part in a Kids Cook class at the PSU Farmers Market. Learn to stuff your own raviolis with chef Mat Kline. $5. Registration required.
Presto the Magician is performing a “just for fun” magic show at the Albina library on Saturday at 10:15. Free!
Turn a shoe into a creative flower pot at Drake's 7 Dees on Stark. Materials provided. $7 walk-in, $5 if pre-registered. Saturday at 11.
Celebrate the solstice and the beginning of summer with a star party, hosted by OMSI. Look through telescopes and binoculars to see what's out there! Two locations: Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart Park on Saturday at sunset. $5/vehicle.
Speaking of OMSI... on Sunday, enjoy $2 discounted admission all day.
And if you're still not scienced out, check this out - kids can walk a scale model of the solar system at Swan Island on Sunday beginning at 10:30. The event entails a round trip walk of around1mile and will end around noon.
Alpenrose’s Dairyville is open for the summer. Sunday from 1 to 4, explore the quaint little “town,” which includes a miniature train display. Free!
Another option for train lovers – Molalla Train Park is open for free train rides on miniature trains at the private train park outside of Molalla, Oregon. Sunday from 12 to 5. Free, with donations accepted.
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.