Weekend Warrior: 10/26-10/28
Lots of spooky happenings going on at neighborhood community centers around town on Friday. St Johns has its Halloween Spooktacular - a costumed carnival party. Game tickets are 5/$1. Friday from 6 to 8:30. Mt. Scott has its Halloween Carnival as well - creepy crafts and activities, carnival games, movie, family swim. $3/person or 4 cans of food. Friday from 6 to 8. And Peninsula Park has its Monster Mash with games, crafts, food, prizes, and face painting. Friday from 6 to 8:30. Free!
Dawn Prochovnic is leading a special Halloween sign language storytime at Green Bean Books on Friday at 11:15. Free!
Free admission to the Portland Art Museum this Friday (and every fourth Friday) from 5 to 8!
Enjoy some spooky activities at the Garden Home Rec Center on Friday from 6 to 8, and then head outside for a flashlight pumpkin hunt. Come in costume and don't forget your flashlight! Best for ages 1 to 11. $8/person.
Hillsboro Airport’s Air Fair is Saturday from 11 to 3. Take a tour of the airfield, try your hand at flying on a simulator, and more. The event is free. You can pre-register here to avoid the lines.
Head to Café au Play on Saturday from 11 to 1 for its annual Halloween monster mash. There will be a Halloween toy workshop, ghoulish games, a cupcake walk, costume parade, and more fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged. $3/child.
It's time for the annual Howloween at the Oregon Zoo From 11 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday the zoo provides a fun and safe setting for costumed trick or treating, learning about wildlife, and a scavenger hunt. Best suited for ages 3 to 12. Free with admission.
The Alphabeticians perform their annual Halloween Bash at Mississippi Pizza on Saturday from 4 to 5. Wear costumes, win prizes, and listen to some great music. Donations welcome.
The Portland Children’s Museum celebrates Halloween with a Boo Bash on Sunday from 9:30 to 3:30. Trick or treat bag creations (addition $4), scavenger hunts, Greasy Kid Stuff, and not so spooky storytimes. Most events are free with admission.
Aaron Nigel Smith and the One World Chorus perform an all-ages concert at Mississippi Studios on Sunday at 1:30. Tickets are $8/each in advance or $10 at the door.
Westmoreland's annual Monster March is Sunday at 3. Come in costume and walk the streets of Westmoreland with hundreds of costumed kiddos. Starts at Llewellyn Elementary. Free!
Need more Halloween happenings? Check out PDX Kids Calendar’s full list 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.