Kids Calendar

Check out our Kids Calendar for in-person and virtual family Events.

We are proud to offer this popular community resource for things to do with kids in Portland. Always be sure to confirm information with the organizer for the most up-to-date information.

Featured Events

Fred Meyer Junior Parade

Join the fun at the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on Wednesday, June 5th from 1-3pm in the Hollywood District.

Newsies Jr.

Newsies Jr., presented by Catalyst: NWCT's Youth Company, will have you singing, dancing, and seizing the day!

Top 10+ Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

Portland has some of the best playgrounds around, and these are the MVPs.

Join Us at Our Free Family Festival

Save the date for our free PDX Parent Family Festival June 22, 2024, 9 am-1 pm at Topaz Farm!

HackYoung Olympiad 2024

Online Event N/A, Portland

Join Codingal's exciting online HackYoung Olympiad 2024 for Grades 1 to 12. Showcase your coding and problem-solving skills. Whether you're new or experienced this competition is for you whether you're in elementary or high school. You can compete solo or in teams of up to three encouraging teamwork and skill improvement. The online format makes it accessible […]

Free

Spring Storytimes at Tryon Creek

Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Join Friends of Tryon Creek and local author, illustrator, and naturalist Audrey Sauble for a seasonal storytime series. We will gather in the Nature Center to share stories of flora and fauna of the park with a short activity or hike for a series of 6 events from March through June. Best suited for children […]

$10

Portland Rose Festival CityFair

Tom McCall Waterfront Park 750 SW FRONT Ave., Portland, OR, United States

Rose Festival's CityFair is back and better than ever with new kid's entertainment, exciting musicians, cultural events, fair foods, and your favorite carnival attractions. Spend the day (or a few) making new family memories at the Portland Rose Festival, celebrating our region and many of the incredible people, communities and businesses that call this place […]

$11.99 – $14.99
Event Series Music Exploration

Music Exploration

The Craft Factory 4555 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR, United States

This is the perfect class for toddlers-pre K to get their first experience exploring music! Class instructor and early childhood music educator David Pollack sings and plays his guitar exploring musical genres far and wide. This gives little ones the chance to get up, dance, clap their hands, interact with their classmates and make new […]

Free

Music with Mr. Hoo at Taborspace

Tabor Space 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, United States

Mr. Hoo plays fun music for kids and their grown-ups every Friday at Taborspace! He'll play his guitar/ukulele and kazoo, and sing a mix of of traditional, not so traditional and original songs that will make everyone sing, shake, laugh and/or dance! $10 - $20 per family suggested donation.

$10 – $20

Kids Story & Art @ Awake Coffee & Art

Awake Coffee & Art 7325 Se Milwalkie Ave, Portland, OR

Story and Art for littles. Join the Awake Coffee Crew every Monday, Wednesday & Friday  @10 am for story and kids crafts!  Open time starts with a  story.  Crafts vary from clay bowls and fairy wands to  lanterns and water colored creations. Younger siblings always welcome. Parents encouraged to chat, grab coffee and roam. Open […]

$8
Event Series Indoor Playground

Indoor Playground

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Indoor Playground (ages 6 mo. - 5 years) Play in our climate-controlled Sportsplex! Toys and equipment available, including a trampoline and gymnastics equipment. Adult must supervise their child(ren) while at Indoor Playground. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am - 12 pm Cost: $12. Member Cost: Free

Bubbles + Books Story Time with Literacy Lady PDX

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

Join us every Friday at 10:30 AM for a delightful morning of storytelling with the fantastic child literacy advocate, @literacyladypdx! 🎶🕺📚 Join us for story time featuring a wonderful mix of engaging stories, sing-alongs, and fun movement breaks. And of course, we can't forget the bubbles — because who doesn't love bubbles? 🎈🎉 The length of our storytime may vary depending on […]

Donation
Event Series SHINE playgroup

SHINE playgroup

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

SHINE playgroup is designed for ages 18mo-4yo. We’ll have 2-3 engaging play stations unless specified otherwise. The main stations will include (sensory, art, blocks). Playgroups provide opportunities to build attachment between adults and children as they play together, and share time and experiences. They also help children learn social skills as they negotiate with peers, resolve […]

$5
Event Series Baby Playgroup

Baby Playgroup

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

Looking to create community and meet other new families? Join Sarah of Literacy Lady PDX for a Fun-Filled Fridays! Make your Fridays extraordinary by joining Literacy Lady PDX in the Happy Place at Hammer + Jacks from 1:00 - 1:45 PM. We're all about creating a wonderful world of literacy and play for even the […]

$10 – $20

Family Trivia Night

Nordic Northwest 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

This is a family-friendly event! An adult guardian is required for children under the age of 18. Tickets include a Nordic Goody Bag with a secret Nordic item and snacks. There will be prizes for winners, too! Join us for a fun night of trivia, and test your knowledge of all things Nordic! This is […]

$10

TARZAN – The Stage Musical

Sherwood Center for the Arts

Full-Length Musical, with Intermission.  Unforgettable singers! Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Borough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as […]

$18

Oaks Park 119th Birthday

Oaks Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, United States

Proudly delighting the NW since 1905!   Join us for a celebration of 119 years of the place where "the fun never ends!" Use the coupon code online to get 20% off bide Bracelets, plus enjoy free birthday cake and balloons and a visit with Chipper the Squirrel on the midway (while supplies last)! Coupon […]

Portland Rose Festival CityFair

Tom McCall Waterfront Park 750 SW FRONT Ave., Portland, OR, United States

Rose Festival's CityFair is back and better than ever with new kid's entertainment, exciting musicians, cultural events, fair foods, and your favorite carnival attractions. Spend the day (or a few) making new family memories at the Portland Rose Festival, celebrating our region and many of the incredible people, communities and businesses that call this place […]

$11.99 – $14.99
Event Series Go Dog. Go! LIVE

Go Dog. Go! LIVE

The Judy Kafoury Center for Youth Arts 1000 SW Broadway, T-100, Portland, OR, United States

P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book skates, swerves, and leaps from page to stage in Go Dog, Go! Dogs rule in this fantastical world. Yellow Dog, Blue Dog, Red Dog and dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes can do it all from singing & dancing to snorkeling & driving! They howl at the moon. They […]

$25 – $35
Event Series Newsies, JR.

Newsies, JR.

The Judy Kafoury Center for Youth Arts 1000 SW Broadway, T-100, Portland, OR, United States

Daring kids take on newspaper giants in this toe-tapping underdog story inspired by the 1899 Newsboys’ Strike. Featuring “King of New York,” “The World Will Know,” and more empowering anthems from the original Disney film, this musical will have you singing, dancing, and seizing the day! Book by Harvey Fierstein, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Music […]

$25 – $35

TARZAN – The Stage Musical

Sherwood Center for the Arts

Full-Length Musical, with Intermission.  Unforgettable singers! Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Borough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as […]

$18

Watershed Discovery Day at Mill Park

Mill Park 6201 SE Overland St., Milwaukie, OR, United States

Want to learn more about what a watershed is and what you can do to improve the water quality in one fun event? Pack a picnic lunch and join us Saturday, June 1st at Mill Park as we partner with Clackamas Water Environment Services, World Salmon Council, SOLVE and North Clackamas Park and Recreation and […]

Free
Event Series St. Johns Farmers Market

St. Johns Farmers Market

N. Charleston Ave. and N Central St N. Charleston Ave. and N Central St, Portland, OR, United States

The St. Johns Farmers Market is fun for the whole family! Knock out your weekly grocery shopping and stop by our kids activity tent, equipped with coloring pages and a giant Connect Four! We also have a weekly scavenger hunt for kids: search high and low for Rosie the Squishmallow, who loves to hang out […]

Free

Saturday Tree Time! Preschool Walks at Hoyt Arboretum

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

Get outside with your little one and 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, […]

$3 – $5

Drop In Art! @ Awake Coffee & Art

Awake Coffee & Art 7325 Se Milwalkie Ave, Portland, OR

We are so excited to get crafty with you and your littles! Join us for the craft of the day, painting, beading and creating! Our shop focuses on all things colorful and bright, we have tasty drinks, vegan-gf-kid friendly food options and local merch! 8$ Special gets your little the craft and a yummy steamer […]

$8

Community Farm Day at Thimbleberry Collaborative Farm!

June 1 is International Children’s Day, and we’re celebrating with a Farm Field Day! We’ll have a bunch of games set up including volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong and cornhole. There will also be some old school contests like burlap sack races, tug of war, three legged races, and more! We’ll have some light snacks to […]

Free

Powell’s Books Warehouse Sale!

Get books for as little as $1 from Portland's iconic independent bookstore. You know what's better than books? More books! It's the Powell's Books Warehouse Sale! When: June 1-2, 10am-4pmWhere: 2720 NW 29th Ave, Portland, OR. There will be music! And food carts? Yes, of course, thanks to our friends at Guilder Cafe, Nico's Ice […]

Ye Olde Gay Faire at Wonderwood

Wonderwood Springs 7410 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR

It’s time to celebrate pride at @wonderwoodsprings ! Come on out on Saturday June 1st for a big ol FREE fun time with art, food, music and more! 10am - 4pm at 7410 N Chicago Avenue! This is year two of Ye Olde Gay Faire and it’ll over 30 queer vendors, face painting, fairy hair, […]

Free

What Did My Ancestors Eat? Author Story Time with Quinn Miller Murphy at Hammer + Jacks

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

Join us Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 AM for story time with the author, Quinn Miller Murphy! Quinn will be reading her captivating book "What Did My Ancestors Eat?" – a delightful board book about food and ancestry crafted for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and their families. Embark on a charming journey with a curious mixed-race, multi-ethnic […]

Free
Event Series What’s New in The Garden

What’s New in The Garden

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden 5801 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

The “What’s New in The Garden” walks at Crystal Springs are explorations designed to encourage curiosity and wonderment through the senses for kids and their family. Each month, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Visitor Services Supervisor Hilary will lead a stroll through the garden to explore new sights and sounds as well as checking up on […]

$5 – $8.95
Event Series Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market

2 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204 2 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR

Saturdays and Sundays, March through December Come celebrate decades of supporting local artists, fostering connections, and embracing the spirit of Portland. Thank you for being a cherished part of our journey—here's to more decades of creativity, community, and countless memories! Nationally recognized as the largest continuously operating open-air arts and crafts market in the country, […]

Free

All About Trees: Storytime & Puppet-Tree at the World Forestry Center

World Forestry Center

Join us on Saturday, June 1st, at 12 noon for a story time and puppet show with fantastic local author Leslie Barnard Booth, featuring her captivating new book, One Day this Tree Will Fall. Discover how a tree’s wounds and decay bring new life to the forest ecosystem in this lyrical picture book for ages […]

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