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August 2022

Dahlia Festival

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Hoyt Arboretum – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Slide Ride with Olive and Dingo

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Creston Park, SE 43rd Avenue and Rhone Street
Portland, Oregon 97206 United States
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Donations welcome
Slide Ride with Olive and Dingo

Sometimes all our kids need is a lil push to take off on their bikes. This event is everything that's great about riding bikes and is for very young riders! Fun with friends/peers, encouragement and riding tips with fun clownie people who ride bikes all the time, a safe riding space away from traffic, taking breaks to play on the playground and building confidence in ourselves, in our beautiful urban park surrounded by trees! So here's what we do: We…

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Dahlia Festival

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

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Chipper’s Preschool Rides

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$11

June 14-August 31 Every TUES/WED 10 AM-12:30 PM   Little ones to play their way during our popular Chipper's Preschool Rides mornings! Admission includes access to the kiddie rides and selected family rides from 10 AM-12 PM, then at noon we have cookies and milk and story time with Chipper the Squirrel! Proudly presented by Alpha Radio Portland. Admission: $11 per child Children 6 and younger only. Adults ride free with a paid child. Tickets are available starting 40 days…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
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Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: Mother Nature/Love The Earth Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “Old Enough to Save the Planet”, Loll Kirby OBOB PAIRING: “Ranger…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
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Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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Chipper’s Preschool Rides

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$11

June 14-August 31 Every TUES/WED 10 AM-12:30 PM   Little ones to play their way during our popular Chipper's Preschool Rides mornings! Admission includes access to the kiddie rides and selected family rides from 10 AM-12 PM, then at noon we have cookies and milk and story time with Chipper the Squirrel! Proudly presented by Alpha Radio Portland. Admission: $11 per child Children 6 and younger only. Adults ride free with a paid child. Tickets are available starting 40 days…

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PP&R City Nature Explorers Classes for 3rd to 5th Graders– Pre-registration required

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mt Tabor Park –, enter at SE 69th and Yamhill, turn right and drive up the hill. Gates to the park will be closed so park along the road.
Portland,
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$40

PP&R City Nature Explorers Class for 3rd to 5th graders at Mt Tabor Park – 10:00am  Register for this Class here: LINK Parks are a magical place to learn about science and nature. Give your child a way to be curious about nature, ask questions, explore, and learn through play. Topics include birds, mammals, plants, invertebrates, pollinators, and more. Trained nature educators encourage children to share their own stories and make their own observations in nature. Lessons make space for…

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Free Summer Reading Event at Gateway Discovery Park

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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Free

Read-aloud + art activity at Gateway Discovery Park with the Bookmobile Babe!

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Dahlia Festival

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Northgate Park, Meet under the trees adjacent to the parking lot along N Geneva Avenue, between N Newark Street and Fessenden Street.
Portland,
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Northgate Park – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
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Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: Mother Nature/Love The Earth Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “Old Enough to Save the Planet”, Loll Kirby OBOB PAIRING: “Ranger…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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OMSI Star Parties

August 12
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on September 17, 2022 at 12:00 am

Always confirm with the event host before attending, as details may have changed. OMSI 2022 Star Parties Sat, June 18: Summer Solstice Celebration Sat, July 16: Lunar Viewing Fri, Aug 12: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch (Rooster Rock only) Sat, Sept 17: Autumnal Equinox Celebration OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, and Oregon Parks and Recreation invite you to our free OMSI Star Parties! Star Parties are a great opportunity to meet others interested in astronomy and to view the planets, moon, stars, and other celestial sights…

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Dahlia Festival

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

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Pop-Up Nature at the Hoyt Arboretum

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 26, 2022

Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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Free

Stop by the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center courtyard on Fridays through the summer from 10 AM -12 PM to explore Pop-Up Nature displays and pick up self-led activities for the Arboretum’s trails. Each week features a different natural science theme, that will introduce topics from the top of the forest canopy to below the soil surface. It will spark curiosity, exploration, and discovery for your budding junior naturalist. Be sure to pick up one of our new Pop-Up Nature Passports…

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Zoo Nights

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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$19 – $24

Nothing says summer in Portland like a warm evening outdoors with good food and live entertainment. Over the course of five Fridays this summer, the Oregon Zoo will be offering Zoo Nights: evenings filled with local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours. Tickets are $19-24 per person and are available now! FAQs “Portland is known for its perfect summer evenings, and once they’re here, I look…

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Movies by Moonlight at Heritage Park in Scappoose

August 12 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 26, 2022

Free

As always, check with event host before attending as details may have changed. Aug 5 - Napoleon Dynamite Aug 12 - Encanto August 19 - Beetlejuice August 26 - The Princess Bride Events at 7pm, movies at dusk.

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Vancouver Movies in the Parks

August 12 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 12, 2022

Free

The City of Vancouver is proud to present six movies at parks around the city this summer, free to you! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy big screen entertainment. Movies begin at dusk, between 9-9:30 p.m. (exact time will vary due to weather conditions). Pre-show entertainment starts at 7 p.m. All movies are family friendly and will be closed captioned. Restrooms are available. A few vendors may have snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase in some locations. Attendees are welcome…

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Pedalpalooza Family Friendly Rides

August 13 @ 9:00 am
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One event on June 5, 2022 at 6:30 am

One event on June 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on June 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm

One event on June 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on June 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on June 21, 2022 at 10:45 am

One event on June 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 3, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on July 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 9, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on July 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 30, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

Free

Double check at their website, as rides are subject to change based on weather (and whim) and more are added all the time!  https://www.shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza-calendar/ June 4 - 9am PSU Farmers Market Ride June 5 - 6:30am Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley June 5 - 11:00 AM Let me be Perfectly Queer Eastbank Esplanade June 9 - 6 pm Sketchbooks in Parks - Irving Park June 10 - 7:00 pm 20th Anniversary Filmed by Bike at Hollywood Theatre June…

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Dahlia Festival

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

Find out more »

Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

Meet at the park entrance and blacktop path along SW Capitol Hill Road between SW 21st Avenue and Miles Street.
Portland, Oregon 97219
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Free

Ages 5 and up, meet at the Nature Center by the start of Old Main Trail - Join a naturalist on a walk through Tryon Creek. Topics will vary from week to week, and will be geared for ages 5 through adult, but all ages are welcome.   Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.

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Open Farm Days at Zenger Farm

August 13 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2022

We have Open Farm Days every Sat. 11:30am-3pm through the fall. Each week has a different theme - check the website for details. Pay as you can model, see website for suggested registration fee, starting at $5 for families who identify as low-income and increasing based on income. 

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Beaverton Night Market

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The Round, 12655 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Free

The Beaverton Night Market exists to create a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space that is reminiscent of night markets internationally. The Market offers a culturally-relevant evening activity and gathering space with ethnic food and crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton.

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Duck Race and Concert at Milwaukie Bay Park

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milwaukie Bay Park, 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
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Free

MILWAUKIE BAY PARK Join us and our partners in a fun evening for the whole family! Duck Race: 5 p.m. Sponsor a duck for your chance to win a cash prize! Concert: 6 p.m. Enjoy a free performance by BridgeCity Soul, presented by North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. Enjoy an evening of live music with BridgeCity Soul while taking in the riverfront views at Milwaukie Bay Park. BridgeCity Soul includes a who’s who of the local Soul and R&B…

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Movie in the Park: Luca PG

August 13 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Saturday, August 13 Wilkes Park 3655 NE 154th Avenue MOVIE: Luca (2021) PG 7:30pm

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West Linn Movies in the Park

August 13 @ 8:45 pm
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One event on August 13, 2022 at 8:45 pm

Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Willamette Dr.
West Linn,
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Free

Enjoy a warm summer evening under the stars at West Linn Parks & Recreation's 2022 Movies in the Park! New for 2022- Movies in the Park is NOW on Saturday evenings at Mary S. Young Park. Saturday, August 6th features a special showing of "The Princess Bride". Take an adventure with Wesley and Princess Buttercup as they try to defeat rodents of unusual size (ROUS) and Prince Humperdinck. It's a true love story with action and adventure for all. This…

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