July 03, 2013
Here’s the scoop for the July 4th holiday and weekend.
Looking for fun for the Fourth? Check out this comprehensive July Fourth Fun guide for festivals, fireworks, rodeos, carnivals, music concerts, hikes, and lots more!
And here are our picks for the weekend ...
Waterfront Blues Festival. Cozy up with 100,000 of your friends and hear great music by more than 100 performers on 4 stages. Special kids' area with workshops, stories and fun. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon-10pm. $10 + 2 cans food per day.
Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek. Nature exploration, art, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. Geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome. Registration required. Friday 10-11:15am. Free!
Free First Friday at the Children's Museum. Enjoy free admission along with special crafts, activities,and musical guests. Friday 4-8pm. Free!
Musicalu Summer Concert: The Alphabeticians at Gresham Arts Plaza. The best of the Northwest's "kindie" music scene performs at Gresham's Arts Plaza this summer for Musicalu, a free, family-friendly music series. Saturday 11am-noon. Free!
Once Upon a Time Family Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk. A magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. Saturday noon-1pm. $1/child; $2/adult.
Explore Color with Nature's Fireworks at AC Gilbert. Create a rainbow and checking out other colorful displays found in nature. Saturday 1-4pm. Free with admission.
Mi Pinata at Rockwood Library. Students will learn about the Mexican piñata and the meaning and role of this tradition in Mexican celebrations. Participants will craft their own cardboard piñata and decorate it with colored papers. Saturday 1:30-3:30pm. Free!
$2 days at OMSI. Enjoy discounted $2 admission. Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm.
DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid All Ages Bhangra Dance at Viscount Dance Studio. All-Ages Bhangra Dance Party. Early dance lesson, snack and alcohol-free, family-friendly dance party. Sunday 5:15-7:15pm. $5.
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.