Here’s the scoop for the
weekend. For more ideas for what to do with the kids
this beautiful fall weekend, check PDX Kids
Calendar and the urbanMamas
The Seventh Annual American
Indian Day Celebration comes to Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday from 12
to 7. There will be drum groups, dancers, vendors, and booths from many
tribal organizations. Free!
Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival at 100th Monkey Studios on Friday
from 10 to 12. Paint with washable ink and brushes, make a votive candle
holder, and take home a recipe for a mooncake. $8/hour. Best for
ages 1 to 6. Registration encouraged.
across Portland are free on Saturday for Smithsonian Museum Day. Participating museums include
the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon History Museum, Oregon Nikkei Legacy
Center, Portland Art Museum, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Fort
Vancouver, and the World Forestry Center. Be sure to print out your
ticket, good for 2 free admissions, here.
Gather on the north
side of the pond at Laurelhurst Park on Saturday from 10 to 2 for Dragonfest.
Expect music, games, activities, crafts, a BYOpicnic, bake sale, costume
contest, jousting, and other activities. Best for ages 12 and
Get ready for one of
the last street fairs of the season with Fun on Foster
on Saturday from 10 to 5. Artists, djs, food, face painting, movies,
bikes, tango, and more. On Foster between SE 49th and 93rd. Free!
Start gearing up for
Halloween with Spooky
Science at the North Portland Library on Saturday at 11. Mad Science
will show exciting and engaging scientific Halloween surprises - melting goo
and floating objects included. Best for ages 5 to 12. Free!
Get your little Star
Wars fiend ready for a Star Wars Party for Little Kids at the Beaverton Library Saturday
from 2:30 to 4. Pretend play with games and crafts. Please feel
free to come in costume! Best for ages 2 to 8, preregistration required.
503 350 3600. Free!
The final Sunday Parkways of the season comes to East Portland on
Sunday from 11 to 4. Seven miles of streets and trails will be
closed to traffic and brimming with activities, music, food and vendors.
View the map here. Free!
Listen to a
performance of traditional Irish music by Innisfree at the Northwest Library on Sunday from 2 to
3. In between singing and playing, the musicians will share the history
of the music and show some dance steps. Free!
Check out the Harvest
Century Family Ride in Hillsboro - a three mile, flat course great for
families. Check in and registration is Sunday from 1 to 2, with the ride
beginning at 2:30. The family ride is free.
White Bird will honor its 15th
anniversary of bringing the best dance from around the world by presenting The
Continental, a line dance, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. There will be
two 30-minute performances - one on Sunday at 2, the other at 4. Both are
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.