Did someone say Mermaid festival? Weekend fun, check.

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Portlandia Mermaid Parade Festival
Don’t miss this FREE family-friendly Part of Your World Walking Tour celebrating all things mermaid at—where else?—the Portland Waterfront. There will even be a live mermaid tank show! Your Ariel fans will not want to miss this. Saturday, July 31, 11a-5p, Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Skatemobile at North Park Blocks
Enjoy some tunes and explore downtown PDX on wheels. Skate and gear rentals available for $10, or bring your own and join for free! Saturday and Sunday, 1-3pm & 3:30-5:30pm

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
Budding thespians in the house? Check out two FREE productions this weekend, The Merry Wives of Windsor on Friday night and Julius Caesar on Saturday night. OPS Fest brings no-cost repertory Shakespeare to parks and venues all over the Portland Metro area. The company uses the original practice techniques of Elizabethan England: limited rehearsal, scrolls in hand, audience interaction, and an onstage prompter.

Dinosaurs Revealed at OMSI
Dinosaurs are at OMSI through September 6th. Your little paleontologists will thank you. Also, air conditioning.

The Great Oregon Steam-up
Gather your little transportation enthusiasts for this showcase at Powerland Heritage Park. July 31, 9a-5p, $12-15. Don’t miss the parade at 1:30p!

Open Saturday at Pearson Field Education Center
Interested in some STEM fun? Reserve your child’s spot for this Saturday. Entry is $7, but FREE if you receive SNAP food assistance benefits.

Kid-Friendly Bike Paths
Check out our list of easy bike paths, perfect for the youngest cyclists in your family.

Portland-Area Farmers Markets
Don’t forget to visit the farmers market this weekend. The fruit is so sweet you can call it dessert.

Piano Push Play
Is your family musical? Go on a hunt for one of Piano Push Play’s outdoor pianos.

Stay Cool at Multnomah County Libraries
It’s going to be another hot one this weekend. No A/C? Many Multnomah County Library locations are open to the public. If your child hasn’t picked up a summer reading board yet, this is the perfect excuse to browse the stacks and enjoying the air conditioning.

Splash Pads
Speaking of hot days, check out our popular Splash Pad Map for another way to beat the heat but still enjoy the sunshine.

For more fun events like these, keep up with our Kids Calendar!

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