Weekend Warriors: 7/20-7/22
Wow, festivals galore on tap this weekend. Here are some highlights - even more can be found on PDX Kids Calendar’s events calendar and summer fun page, and on the urbanMamas calendar page.
The Oregon Berry Festival is happening Friday and Saturday at the Ecotrust Building in NW Portland. In addition to lots of berries, there will be children's activities and live entertainment. Friday from 12 to 6 and Saturday from 11 to 4:30. Free admission!
Yoshida's Sand in the City is this Friday through Sunday at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Watch experts make some amazing sand castles and play in the sand yourself. Plus kid-friendly entertainment. $10/family or $4/person suggested donation to benefit Impact NW.
The 32nd annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival begins Friday at 5 and continues through Sunday. This is a free festival featuring all different styles of jazz. Lineup is here.
West Linn's 56th Annual Old Time Fair is this Friday through Sunday. There will be food, music, carnival rides, a car show, parade, and family-friendly games and activities. Here's the schedule.
The Montavilla Street Fair is this Sunday from 10 to 4. Check out some live music, crafts, vendors, face painting, and more on SE Stark, primarily between 76th and 82nd. Free!
Head to Sellwood Park on Sunday beginning at 1 for Superpalooza. There will be carnival games and food, music by Mo Phillips and Mr. Ben, and a showing of the Zookeeper at dusk. Festivities begin at 1. Free!
Portland Sunday Parkways arrives in SW Portland this Sunday from 11to 4. Enjoy the hills of the SW without cars and check out the activities, music, food, and vendors along the way. Here's the route map, which includes Multnomah Village, Gabriel Park, and the Hillsdale Business District.
Phew. And some non-festival activities to round that out.
Check out The Alphabeticians at their free show at the Midland library on Friday at 2.
Head to the Mt. Scott Community Center on Friday from 6 to 8 for a game of kickball, followed by some ice cream. Free!
The lovely Play after Play is performing The Gentle People on Saturday at 10 at the Brooklyn Bay. After the performance, the audience is invited to play on stage with the actors. Tickets are $7, free for kids under 2.
The Fifth Annual Tour de Parks in Hillsboro in Saturday beginning at1. Grab your bike and get ready to ride anywhere from 1.5 to 60 miles. Suggested $5 donation for adult riders. Please preregister here.
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.