Weekend Warriors: October 24-26
Friday, October 24th
Ladybug Nature Walk in Forest Park. Children are guided along the trails by an environmental educator as they learn about forests, water, insects, plants, and animals. Only a few walks are left this season! $4/child. Friday 10-11am.
Squishing of the Squash at the Oregon Zoo. Watch as some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins. Regular admission rates apply. Friday 10:30am. This event marks the beginning of the weekend-long celebration of "Howloween" at the zoo, where costumed trick or treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.
Halloween Enchantment at the Micha-el School. Take your child on a journey in the autumn twilight, where they will encounter many enchanting characters. $10. Call to reserve your tour time. Friday 4:30-8:30pm.
The Great Garden Home Pumpkin Hunt. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities, a flashlight pumpkin hunt, prizes, treats, and more. Come in costume and bring your flashlight. $10. Friday 6-8pm.
Apple Cider Pressing in Woodland, WA. Help make apples into cider (8000 pounds of them!). The event and cider are free, but a $3 donation per jug is appreciated. Saturday 9am-5pm.
Make a Difference Day in Vancouver. Volunteer to help with tree planting and take part in watershed activities. Pre-registration is required for plantings. Free. Saturday 9am-1pm. See website for schedule.
Harvest Festival at PCC Rock Creek. This fall celebration will have free pumpkins, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, hay rides, music, children's arts & crafts, and Learning Garden tours. $5 per family suggested donation. Saturday 10am-2pm.
Hillsboro Airport Air Fair. Explore the airport, take a tour of the airfield, try the Hillsboro Airport simulator, and more. Free. Saturday 11am-3pm.
Westmoreland Park Grand Reopening and Salmon Celebration. Check out the simply amazing nature-based playground and learn about Native American culture. Free. Saturday 11am-4pm.
Closing Weekend for Northwest Children's Theatre's Sherlock Holmes. This is your last chance to check out this fun, fast-paced production about the world's most famous detective. $18-22. Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm.
Opening Weekend for Oregon Children's Theatre's Ivy & Bean. Tickets are selling fast for this fun adaptation of the well-loved children's book. $18-30. Saturday at 2 and 5pm, Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
The Alphabeticians 4th Annual Halloween Party at Mississippi Pizza. Wear your costume and join the Alphabeticians with a full band. $5/person or $20/family. Saturday 4-5pm.
Sunday, October 26th
Museum Monster Mash at the Children's Museum. Enjoy all sorts of special fun like Greasy Kid Stuff, a scavenger hunt, and blacklight play lab. Free with admission. Sunday 9am-5pm.
Baby Loves Disco in SW PDX. Come shake your booties at Boo Baby Boo: freeze dance, costume contest, Simon says, and more with a real DJ and MC. $13. Sunday 11am-1:30pm.
Monster March in SE PDX. Dress in costume and parade around the Westmoreland-Sellwood neighborhood, then meet up for cider and cookies. Sunday 3pm.
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.