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Pedalpalooza Rides

Pedalpalooza is a festival of bikey fun. Hundreds of different events are organized by people like you. Most rides are free and all are open to the public to join. Some are organized with kids in mind, such as Olive & Dingo's Slide Ride. Find the full calendar here.  Bike Summer will be three whole months of […]


Splashpads Open

Portland Parks Splashpads and interactive fountains will all be open by 6/15/24 through Labor Day weekend with extended splashpad hours for the 2024 season 10am-8pm. Details at

Event Series PDX Open Air Train Rides

PDX Open Air Train Rides

Oregon Rail Heritage Center 2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR

July 6, 13, 20, & 27 – 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, & 4:00pm  Oregon Rail Heritage Center 2250 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Get your tickets and climb aboard! Join us for a 45-minute train ride in open air rail cars along the Willamette River in the heart of Portland. These rides are excellent for […]

$2 – $15

Free Arts Workshops for Teens

Bodecker Foundation 2360 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR, United States

Are you a 14-18 year old with a passion for the arts? Looking for FREE and exciting ways to stay creative this summer? Discover Bodecker Foundation’s Summer 2024 Workshops! From filmmaking to music, sculpture to painting, we've got a fantastic lineup of activities to keep you engaged.  Join us to build your skills, connect with […]

Free Open Play Swim sessions at PP&R pools, part of Summer Free For All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s popular outdoor pools will be open from June 20 through August 23. Creston Pool and Peninsula Pool will remain open through September 6 with a modified schedule. Each outdoor pool listed below will host a weekly free swim session in addition to regularly scheduled swim lessons, open play swims, and water fitness offerings: […]


Free Open Play Swim sessions at PP&R pools, part of Summer Free For All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s popular outdoor pools will be open from June 20 through August 23. Creston Pool and Peninsula Pool will remain open through September 6 with a modified schedule. Each outdoor pool listed below will host a weekly free swim session in addition to regularly scheduled swim lessons, open play swims, and water fitness offerings: […]


Shady Pines Festival 2024

Camp Tasty's - Mc Kinnon Airpark 12960 SE Ten Eyck Rd, Sandy, OR, United States

Pack your bags for a weekend of sun, fun, and incredible music at the 3rd annual Shady Pines Festival, happening from July 18-22 at the picturesque Camp Tasty’s in Sandy, Oregon. Presented by Shady Pines Radio, this 3 ½ day celebration showcases the heart of Portland's music scene with local acts like Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, […]

$12 – $60

Sing, Sign & Play! Community Class

Southwest Portland Martial Arts 6315 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR

Join educators, Wally & Lara Jones for the return of ongoing, weekly “Sing, Sign & Play” drop-in classes/meetups for littles ages 0-3 years (and their adults) at their clean, soft, padded play space of Southwest Portland Martial Arts in Hillsdale Town Center @ 6315 SW Capitol Highway 97239 Q’s? Loads of super fun soft […]

$1 – $10
Event Series Go Outside and PLAY!

Go Outside and PLAY

Summer 2024 Outdoor nature PLAY with Cedar Tree Learning for curious kids ages 4-10yrs. Monday -Thursday, 9:30-1pm located in treasured Portland Nature Parks. July 8-11 July 15-18 August 12-15 August 19-22 Schedule a call to connect!

Event Series Toddler Storytime & Play

Toddler Storytime & Play

Sunrise Books 4605 NE Fremont St. Suite 208, Portland, OR, United States

Join us EVERY THURSDAY at 10am is TODDLER STORYTIME!!!!! We’ll do a read-aloud, sing, dance and have toys for play!  Come out for a rocking good time!!


Pop-Up Nature! at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Meet at Stevens Pavilion, across from the Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)

Join us for our twice weekly Pop-Up Nature Stations in the Visitor Center Courtyard. We’ll be sharing and discussing topics like cones, ferns, seeds, berries, leaves, bark, and more! Participants will receive Pop-Up Nature! Passports to collect stamps and to take notes about featured topics week after week. Collect 5 stamps and earn a prize!

Event Series Area 51 Encounter

Area 51 Encounter

Fox Tower 710 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, United States

Prepare to surround yourself with the history and mysteries of non-human visitors to our planet. More than just an exhibit, Area 51 Encounter is designed to pique the interest and curiosities of earthlings of all ages and taps into Portland’s fascination with extraterrestrial life, offering a unique experience for the residents of Oregon. Guests will […]

$20 – $28

Music Exploration with Zazzy Zoe at Hammer + Jacks!

REC Room in Hammer + Jacks 6406 SE FOSTER RD, PORTLAND, OR, United States

Come sing and learn about music making in this weekly drop-in class with Zazzy Zoe! Every Thursday at 10:30AM, come for a special music lesson filled with singing, movement and music with Zazzy Zoe! 🥁🎶 During these interactive music sessions, participants will begin to learn and practice simple fundamentals of music, all while having a […]

$10 – $15
Event Series Storytime with Keely

Storytime with Keely

Topaz Farm 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR, United States

Join Scappoose School District Librarian, Keely Nudo, for fun Storytime sessions this summer on the farm! This free event is part of our free weekday summer events for kids which include Wednesday's Animal Talk with Farmer Kat, Thursday's Storytime with Keely, and Friday's Tractor Talk with Farmer Jim. Stay afterward to enjoy: The farm grill […]


Do Workshop (2-5 Months) FREE

The Musikry

In music, “do” is foundational, just like the first few months of life. Grow and bond with your infant as we explore the world around us through song, movement, and play. Grownups will be guided through activities that encourage age appropriate development while gaining support and friendship along the way.  This class is taught as […]


Americana Harvest Fest featuring TopHouse plus special guest

Topaz Farm 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR, United States

Topaz Farm proudly welcomes fast-paced, high energy foot stompers, TopHouse. This Americana/Folk/Bluegrass band, formed in Montana but is now Nashville-based. As they like to say, “It's kind of like a rock band married old fashioned bluegrass and had a little baby.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy live music on the farm, surrounded […]

$10 – $20

PP&R Summer FREE for All Concerts and Performances

Free events, all summer long, at local parks:   July Concert/Performance Events Saturday, July 6 | 6pm— East Portland Summer Arts Festival: Allen Stone, Soul-stirring R&B melodies and energetic vibes | Ventura Park Sunday, July 7 | 6pm—East Portland Summer Arts Festival: Sheila E., World famous singer, drummer, and queen of percussion | Ventura Park Thursday, July 11 | 6:30pm—Melao de Cuba […]

Event Series Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Tigard Covenant Church 11321 SW Naeve St., Tigard, WA, United States

A fun filled week of activities for kids aged 5 - 12, come join us at Tigard Covenant Church where the theme is, Dive deep into friendship with God. July 15th - July 19th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be singing, dancing, games, crafts, and a snack. Please pre register your children with the […]


Summer FREE for All Movies in the Park

Movie Events start at 7:30pm. Movie screenings begin at dusk and/or when it is dark enough to see the movie onscreen.   July Movie Events Friday, July 12—Newsies (1992) PG | Overlook Park Thursday, July 18—Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) PG-13 | Colonel Summers Park Friday, July 19—Jazz on a Summer's Day  (1959) NR |Fernhill Park Saturday, July 20—Whale Rider (2002) PG-13 […]


Forest Programs at the Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook Forest Center 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR, United States

Dances with Dippers @ 11:30 AM Have you heard about the latest dance craze called “dipping”? A drab, grey, little bird told us that it’s the best! This sing-songy little swimmer is flying into the center to guide you through the aquatic world of the American Dipper. Join our naturalists to explore the Tillamook’s most […]


Sherwood Robin Hood Festival

Old Town Sherwood 16020 SW 1st St, Sherwood, OR, United States

The historic and picturesque town of Sherwood, Oregon welcomes you to the realm of the Robin Hood Festival, brought to you by Langer's Entertainment Center.  One of the oldest and most unique community events in Oregon (est. 1954), our wondrous Festival normally attracts nearly 20,000 revelers of all ages each year in the summer.  With many fun activities both modern […]


Harvest Days

Downtown Battle Ground Battle Ground, WA

Experience the magic of Harvest Days Parade: A colorful tapestry of community spirit, marching bands, and joyous celebration. Dive into nostalgia with Harvest Nights Cruise. Open exclusively to classic cars from 1990 or older, this event promises an evening of timeless charm, and the enduring allure of classic automotive beauty. Immerse yourself in a diverse […]

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Cathedral Park Park in the small parking lot near N Bradford Street and Baltimore Avenue. Meet under the trees adjacent to the parking lot., Portland, OR, United States

The longest-running free jazz festival west of the Mississippi! The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is live for our 44th anniversary of this landmark jazz festival! The event will be held from July 19th to the 21st. This is a free event, but you will have many opportunities to support the festival through cash donations and […]


Washington County Fair in Hillsboro

Westside Commons (Washington County Fairgrounds) 801 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR

BFF means BIG FAIR FUN! Join us July 19 - July 28, 2024, at Westside Commons in Hillsboro, Oregon, and let us be your BIG FAIR FUN! Admission is free, so you can decide how much to spend on activities and vendors. 


Superhero Fitness Bike Ride

Superhero Fitness 345 SE Yahmill, Portland, OR, United States

Get ready to pedal while you unleash your inner superhero at our family-friendly Superhero themed bike ride! Event Details: Starting and Ending Point: Superhero Fitness 345 SE Yamhill Route: We'll embark on a family-friendly 6-mile journey around the waterfront, crossing both the Tilikum Crossing Bridge and the Steel Bridge. The ride is mostly flat, with […]


Music Exploration – A Mommy & Me Music Class For Ages 1 – 5

Peninsula Park - Gazebo Meet near the covered gazebo near the intersection of N Albina Avenue and Holman Street., Portland

Music Exploration is a Mommy & Me Music Class For Ages 1 - 5! Run by Teacher David, every week we learn about a different genre of music! Anywhere from Rock, to Jazz to TV Themes! We also learn about our ABC's, our 1,2,3's and have a whole lot of fun! These classes are every […]


Music with Mr. Hoo at Taborspace

taborspace 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215, United States

Join Mr. Hoo every 1st and 3rd Friday as he plays live music for children of all ages. A mix of original and classic songs, egg shakers for the kids to participate, dancing, jumping, flying and lots of fun! $10-$20 per family recommended donation.

$10 – $20
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