This Weekend in PDX

Looking for fun things to do in Portland, OR? Read on for five of our favorite Portland-area events from our family-friendly Kids Calendar.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page — every week we share the very BEST of our popular Kids Calendar to make planning your weekend a breeze.

Be sure to double-check details on the event host websites, as they are subject to change.

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Rose Festival CityFair and Opening Night Fireworks

Celebrate the end of the school year and beginning of summer at the annual Portland Rose Festival CityFair carnival in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The fireworks over the Willamette on Friday night are free to attend (and worth keeping the kids up late for!), but you’ll also want to head to the fair for carnival rides, fun vendors, and live performances. This weekend’s theme is Kids, Clowns, & Characters, and kids ages six and under get free admission all three weekends.


Holi Fest at Topaz Farm

This all-ages dance party is unforgettable. At Holi Fest at Topaz Farm on Saturday, you’ll receive a large packet of powder for the hourly color throws, enjoy live music and dance lessons from DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid, and eat delicious food from local vendors. Plus, you can say hello to the beloved Topaz Farm animals while you’re there. This event always sells out, so buy your tickets ASAP.

Credit Julia Varga, courtesy of Topaz Farm

Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park

There’s free entry for all at the annual Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park! Enjoy all the normal Oaks Park attractions (it’s free to ride the carousel and historic train), plus enjoy the live entertainers, car show, displays, vendors and more at Multnomah County Fair.

Courtesy of the Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park

Downtown Ducky Drop

Approximately 800 ducks will be dropped into the Teachers Fountain at Director Park using a backhoe, in downtown Portland at the Ducky Drop, this Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm. Find the Dolly Parton ducky and win a prize! Everyone can play with the duckies and take home their favorite one, so no tearful goodbyes necessary. Enjoy music, Nico’s ice cream, extra-large bubbles from Whimsy Care, and live performances by Spencer Sprocket, clowns, and more!

Courtesy of Portland Alliance

See a Show

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I in Concert to a free porch concert with Red Yarn, you’ve got lots of options this weekend!

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Looking for even more options?

Visit our Kids Calendar to find enough fun to fill your weekend to bursting, including the 60th Annual Gem and Mineral Show at Clackamas County Fairgrounds and the last AANHPI Cultural Immersion Saturday at Lan Su (this weekend is South Asia). If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, head to the Portland Saturday Market (on both Saturday and Sunday), Portland Flea, or the Sidewalk Sale on the Streets of Tanasbourne with live music and giveaways. We hope you have the best weekend!

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Meg Asby
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