Weekend Warriors: October 17-19
Friday, October 17th
Hood River Harvest Fest. This old-fashioned fall festival brings together 125 vendors with food, arts & crafts, and more. There will also be a kids zone with bouncy houses, face painting, and other activities. Kids 12 and under free. Daily admission $3-6; kids Kids under 12 are free. Friday-Sunday.
Geology Rocks! Geologic Map Day Open House in NE PDX. This event features hands-on geology activities, Q&A with geologists and cartographers, and more. Free. Friday 11am-4pm.
The Tangled Threads at Treehouse Children's Boutique. Check out their inaugural performance at this venue! The Tangled Threads includes music, dance, juggling, clowning, stilt-walking, and more. $5/child. Friday 4pm.
Saturday, October 18th
Art in the Burbs in Tigard. Browse artwork by over 80 local artists, including a student art gallery. Students will also perform music throughout the event. Twenty percent of art sales goes to support the arts in the Tigard-Tualatin school districts. Suggested $2 donation. Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
Metro Parent's Education and Enrichment Fair at OMSI Auditorium. Join for a day of learning - connect with schools and education programs; hear from experts; try a new activity; hourly giveaways; and more. Free. Saturday 10am-3pm.
Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek. Venture out with a park guide for a free nature hike. This week, learn about the first people in Tryon Creek and how they got ready for winter. Free. Saturday 10am-11:30am.
DIY Terrarium Day at Birds & Bees Nursery. Stop by to make a terrarium using tropicals, succulents, or air plants. $13 and up. Drop in anytime between 10am and 6pm Saturday.
Fall Festival at Cedar Hills Rec Center. Festival events include games, bounce house, pirates cove, face painting, donut walk, and entertainment by BJ the Clown. Pumpkin painting and cookie decorating for an additional fee. Don't forget your costume! $8. Saturday 11am-4pm.
Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park. Watch the salmon return to spawn. Naturalists will be at the river's edge to help spot the salmon and explain their behavior and life cycle. Warm up by the campfire with some hot chocolate and explore a salmon restoration site. $5/vehicle parking fee. Saturday 11am-4pm. See website for schedule of events.
The Toy Trains at Mississippi Pizza. Check out Portland's own six-piece rock band playing music for the whole family. $5 ages 13 and up; free 12 and under. Saturday 4-5pm.
Sunday, October 19th
The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play. Learn the alphabet forwards and backwards while rocking out with this zany duo. $5/child. Sunday 10-11am.
Mask Making and Stories at Green Bean Books. Join artist Sarah Fagan for an afternoon of mask making, just in time for Halloween. Some favorite Halloween books will be read as well. $5/crafter. Please register. Sunday 1-2pm.
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.