Weekend Warriors: 9/14-9/16
Check out Tallulah's Daddy as he brings sweet, acoustic music for kids ages 1 to 7 to Café au Play. Friday at 10. Suggested donation.
The last of the summer Ladybug Nature Walks is this Friday (fall walks continue next week). A great chance for you and your preschooler to explore a local park. Friday's walk is at Woodstock Park at 47th and Steele at 10. $3/preschooler.
The 22nd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival is Saturday from 8 to 4 in downtown Forest Grove. You can register the day of the event to chalk up your own square, and enjoy the music and entertainment. $7-12 per square (includes cost of chalk).
The 23rd Annual Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival is on Saturday from 10 to 6 a Heritage Park in Scappoose. Activities include cabbage bowling, sauerkraut ice cream, sauerkraut eating contest, music, and a kids' activity station. Free admission.
This Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6, OMSI is hosting the inaugural Portland Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly showcase of creativity, cool technology, and hte maker movement. The weekend will be filled with exhibits, talks, demos, and performances - many of them hands-on. $12 adults, $8 youth ages 3-13 and seniors.
Celebrate Central American and Mexican Independence at the El Grito Festival in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The celebration includes authentic Latino food, and live Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico. Saturday from 11 to 11. Free!
The 6th Annual Slabtown Festival is on Saturday from 11 to 6 in the parking lot at the NW Library. Celebrate the Slabtown neighborhood with lots of kid-friendly fun, like a parade, Red Yarn, Penny the Puppeteer, The Alphabeticians, storytimes, and more. Free!
We are half way to St. Patrick's Day! Many of the local McMenamins are celebrating on Saturday with Irish music and dancing. Details here.
Big and little pirates are welcome to join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough watershed Council for an aquifer adventure - a family festival about groundwater. Activities include games and a canoe ride in search of hidden treasure. Costumes welcome. Saturday from 12 to 4 at the Portland Water Bureau Canoe Launch. Free!
The Third Annual Fiets of Parenthood is happening this Sunday from 12 to 4. The goal - to see how many people you can carry on your bike and still complete a challenging obstacle course. Event lineup includes a family bike obstacle course, kids races, a bike-centric haiku competition, and more. Event starts at Clever Cycles in SE PDX.
Enjoy this gorgeous weather while we have it with a story and stroll at Tryon Creek. The theme this week is The Kissing Hand: Raccoons. Sunday from 10:30 to 11:45. Best for ages 2 to 6. Pre-registration required. Free!
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.