Weekend Warrior July 2-5
Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Park in SW PDX. Jazz, blues, zydeco, swing and more at this annual music festival benefiting the Oregon Food Bank.
Patriotic Pinwheels Craft at Green Bean Books in NE PDX. Drop in fun for all ages, just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fridaynoon-5pm. Free!
July 3rd Fireworks in Silverton. Kick off the holiday early with food, drinks, music and a special fireworks display. Friday 6-11:30pm. Fireworks are free, with suggested donation of $5/family. Garden admission for the day $5-11.
Oregon Pacific Railroad Speeder and Train Rides from Oaks Park. July 4th railroad event at Oaks Station directly across from Oaks Amusement Park. Train Rides will be available on the passenger train and on railroad speeders, traveling between Oaks Park and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center near OMSI. Saturday noon-10:45pm. $5/passenger.
Kid's Storytime at Powell's City of Books in NW PDX. They will be reading of Madame President by Lane Smith. Saturday 3-3:30pm. Free!
For more ideas to celebrate the Fourth, see the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Fun on the Fouth guide.
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.