Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids this weekend? Here are some of our top picks for the Portland-metro area.

Friday, February 28:

Tiny Tumblers Open Gym in Northwest Portland
This open gym is exclusively for babies who are newborn to 12 months. It’s a great way to experience Tumble NW’s open gym, with some facilitator-led activity and free wiggle time. 

Oregon Symphony Presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while the Oregon Symphony performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1. 


Saturday, February 29:

KidFest! at the Portland Expo Center
This monster expo offers everything from petting zoos and arcades to a paintball arena. You can check out sports and fitness demos and browse vendors and plan ahead for summer camps and after-school enrichment programs. Saturday, February 29 to Sunday, March 1.

Mystery Mineral Day at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Has your kid got some unidentified specimens in her rock collection? Take them over to Mystery Mineral Day and the expert panel can tell you if you’ve got a mineral, fossil or even a real meteorite on your hands.

Sunday, March 1:

Bricks Cascade Expo at the Oregon Convention Center
Gawk at 60,000 square feet of custom-made models and visit vendors selling new, used and vintage LEGO sets. There’s a DUPLO free-build area for the littlest kids, plus visitors can vote for their favorite creations. Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at the Moda Center
Huge trucks, stupefying tricks and really loud engines await you and your crew at the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series. Pro tip: Bring ear protection for the littles! And maybe yourself. Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1. 

Nikki McClure Reading at Green Bean Books
Green Bean Books is pleased to welcome back Nikki McClure for a reading of What Will These Hands Make? Her latest picture book is a lyrical exploration of community, creativity and collaboration as it follows one family throughout the day as they discover all the different things being made by many different hands. The text is paired with her exquisite paper cut illustrations.

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Michelle Carew
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