Weekend Warriors: 8/17-8/19
The 106th annual Clackamas County Fair is happening now through Sunday in Canby. In addition to traditional fair fun, there will be lots of entertainment including music, dance, animal races, and more. Friday and Saturday from 10 to midnight, and Sunday from 10 to 8. Admission is $0-8 depending on age.
Check out Soil Superheroes at Blue Lake on Friday from 1 to 5. Learn about how bugs can help your garden crow. For ages 3 and up. Please pre-register. Free, with $5 parking fee.
Multnomah Village's Multnomah Days is going on all day Saturday starting at 8. There will be a parade, music, kids zone, arts & crafts sale. Come by and enjoy the fun.
One of my favorite Portland traditions is this weekend- the Adult Soapbox Derby on Mt. Tabor. Bring your kiddos and a picnic and watch the crazy crafty soapbox cars whiz by. Saturday from 10 to 4.
On Saturday from 10 to 4, Seaport Celebration will take you inside the fences of an active marine terminal to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages. Entertainment includes Mo Phillips, The Alphabeticians, and Mad Science. Free!
Enjoy free admission to the Museum of the Oregon Territory on Saturday, and take part in corn husk crafts and other games typical of the pre-1900 era. Best for ages 6 and up. Activities take place from 1 to 2. Free!
Portland Parks & Rec is hosting a family celebration of cooking and eating the healthy way at the St Johns Community Center on Sunday from 10 to 1. There will be cooking demos and free samples and tastings. Free!
The India Festival is Sunday from 11 to 8:30 in Pioneer Courthouse Square. There will be live music, dancing, food, entertainment and you can catch a glimpse of India's culture, history and people. Free!
Portland Taiko presents People of the Drum at the Mt Scott Community Center on Sunday at 3:30. Free, and great for all ages.
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.