Weekend Warrior: 8/10-8/12
Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the dozens of kid-friendly activities listed this weekend over at PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.
Alpenrose Dairy is hosting the Little League World Series, with teams competing from across the world. Games begin Thursday at 10 and continue throughout the week. Full schedule here. All games are free!
See the Bobs Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle Oatmeal Throwdown at Bob’s Red Mill on Friday from 2 to 3. Think Iron Chef, with the mystery ingredient being oatmeal. Free!
The Bite of Oregon Festival returns to the Waterfront Park Friday through Saturday. in addition to lots of amazing food, there will be kid-friendly entertainment like Penny the Puppeteer, the Nutrition Magician, and cooking classes. $5 to enter. Kids 12 and under are free.
Another yummy option this weekend - the Tualatin Crawfish Festival is this Friday and Saturday. There will be a wide variety of food, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Friday near the lake at Tualatin Commons from 5 to 9 (free!) - and Saturday from 7 AM to 9 PM at the Tualatin Community Park. $4 adults, $2 seniors and kids 2-17.
The Galaxy Dance Festival returns to Director Park on Friday and Saturday. Join for an eclectic mix of dance performances, classes, and demonstrations. Friday from 9 to 8 and Saturday from 10 to 6:15. Free!
The Alberta Street Fair is Saturday from 11 to 7! Check out some of the amazing vendors that line Alberta (Salt & Straw, Collage, Mimosa Studios, to name a few), music on multiple stages, the kids parade, and large kids fun zone hosted by our friends at PDX Kids Calendar. NE Alberta between 10th and 30th. $2 suggested donation.
If your kiddos are anything like my Grady, they will be so excited for Big Truck Day at the Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center. Climb aboard various big trucks, including a SWAT team truck, fire trucks, monster trucks, and more. Saturday from 10 to 2. Free!
The Community Music Center is hosting a celebration to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic Francis Street Firehouse. There will be live music, building tours, a rock climbing wall, and refreshments. Saturday from 1 to 4. Free!
The Hollywood Theater is hosting a Jim Henson Muppets festival this weekend. Sample movies include Sesame Street at 40, Muppets History 101, and others. Please see Hollywood Theater's website for full details.
The International Tree Climbing Championship is this Saturday from 8 to 5 and Sunday from 9 to 5 in Laurelhurst Park. Watch the champions and try it yourself - bucket rides, knot tying, tree identification, crafts, and more. Free!
OMSI's largest star party of the year is Sunday evening beginning at sunset. Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers at either LL "Stub" Stewart State Park or Rooster Rock State Park. Telescopes will be set up for use. Free, with $5 vehicle parking fee. (Please check for cancellations.)
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.