Weekend Warriors: 7/13-7/15
Lots going on this weekend! For more ideas for summer fun, check out PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.
Have some fun with trains at Portland's Union Station this Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad. Features include a portable locomotive simulator so you can feel what it's like to run a big diesel locomotive. Free!
Portland chefs compete to create the ultimate ice cream treat at the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Ice Cream Churn-a-ment at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday from 12 to 1:30. Free ice cream samples while they last! Free!
Meet local artists, participate in arts & crafts demos, and listen to live music at Art in the Park at St Johns Park. Friday from 5 to 8. Free!
The annual Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is this Saturday beginning at 10. Celebrate the funky and eclectic businesses of the Mississippi neighborhood with music, crafts, food, and more. Some great musicians are on tap, including The Alphabeticians, Mr. Ben, and Professor Banjo.
Celebrate Bastille Day at Director Park on Saturday from 12 to 6 with music, french chefs, food vendors, activities, and more. Free!
The 5th Annual Street Dance in downtown West Linn is Saturday beginning at 5. Festivities start with food booths and vendors, plus a juggling performance, before "Big Night Out" rocks the street dance at 8. Free!
The Forest Music Series at Tryon Creek kicks off this Saturday at 6:30 with Sweet Thunder jazz quartet. Free!
Superhero fun run and 5k? Super fun! Only $10 for ages 10 and up - 9 and under are free. Costumes or capes encouraged. Meet life like super heroes, engage in crafts, and win prizes too. At the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade Sunday beginning at 8.
McMenamin's Edgefield is celebrating its 101st birthday with live music, history tours, and more. Sunday beginning at 11. Free!
Green Bean Books is hosting its second annual fairy day Sunday beginning at 1. Read fairy stores, build a fairy house, and make fairy wings. $5/child. Please reserve your spot - 503 954 2354.
Check out Red Yarn's music and puppet show at the Village Ballroom Sunday at 3:30. $5.
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.