Weekend Warriors: 8/31-9/2
Things are slowing down a bit as back to school becomes a reality. But there's still plenty to do to have one last shebang before the unofficial end to summer! For more ideas for what to do in Portland this Labor Day Weekend, check PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.
Super fun Messy Monkey art activity going on at 100th Monkey Studios on Friday from 10-12 - make and decorate musical instruments like shakers and drums and make some noisy art. For ages 1-6. Pre-registration appreciated. $8/hr.
Summer's almost over! Celebrate with one last hoorah at the Mt Scott Community Center. Enjoy open swim, outdoor water activities, food, music, and a movie in the park. Friday from 1 to 10. Free!
We're nearing the end of the movies in the park season! This weekend, catch Willy Wonka at Dawson Park, or The Adventures of Tintin at Mt Scott Park on Friday, or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at Wellington Park on Saturday. All movies begin at dusk, with pre-movie entertainment at 6:30.
It's that time of year again! The pirates are descending upon St Helens for the annual Pirate Festival. There will be face painting, balloons, crafts, dragon theater puppets, cannon shows, inflatable rides, sword fight shows, and plenty of pirate-related activities. The festival runs Saturday from 10 AM to midnight and Sunday from 10 AM to 11PM. $6 ages 3-12; $12 ages 13 and up.
Another fun festival is also happening this weekend: Art in the Pearl in the NW Park blocks. Over 100 artists will show and sell their works, plus there will be live music and theater and hands-on art activities for kids and adults. Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6, and Monday from 10 to 5. Free to enter.
And another one - Bella Organic's Blackberry Bluegrass & Country Festival is this weekend. In addition to lots of berries, there will be tons of music from Portland favorites like Jackstraw. Plus barnyard animals, pony rides, bounce castle, face painting, a cow train, and other kid-friendly fun. Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 10. $5 for ages 4-12; $10 for adults.
OMSI is hosting the 26th Annual Reptile Show this Saturday through Monday from 9:30 to 7. Over100 exotic animals will be on display, including a variety of captive bred snakes, lizards, turtles, alligators, and more. $3 for non-members.
Enjoy a free classical music performance with Portland Festival Symphony in Lake Oswego's Foothills Park his Sunday at 5. Free!
Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details -especially this holiday weekend - by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.