Portland Kids Weekend Events: July 17-19

Turn up the summer fun heat with your family this weekend. With local, safe and socially distanced events ramping up, and cool nearby activities, there’s plenty for your crew to do. Read on to find out where you can go and what you can do to have the most family fun possible.

photo: River Drifters via yelp

Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series

In partnership with Life is Good Playmakers, Jammin with You is proud to present the Turn up the Love Summer Concert series. This six-week event is free and ideal for ages 1-10. Every Friday at 10 a.m. EST they will feature a different kindie artist and hope to promote love, peace, and unity. Jammin with You strongly believes that music unites all people, and should be accessible regardless of age, race, gender, or background.  Fri. Event Details.

Art in the Garden

Local artists will showcase their handcrafted pieces throughout the summer, giving guests an opportunity to purchase new pieces for their home and garden! Artwork ranges from smaller, glass-blown items to large-scale, permanent art installations. A majority of the art will be for sale, while some may become permanent installations in the Garden. Fri. & Sat. Event Details.

Food Not Bombs PDX Friday Summer Serving

Join this special weekly meal serving in the park. Located near the playground on SE 32nd, by the rock. Bring your own container and spoon/fork. Wear a face covering and something to wash your hands, like a water bottle with soap. Please maintain a safe distance from other people during the serving. There’s a chance that some produce may be given away too, so make sure to bring a reusable bag to take some home.  Fri. Event Details.

Hollywood Farmers Market

The mission of the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) is to celebrate the bounty of Oregon agriculture through the operation of a community-based farmers’ market and other ventures that support small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping for your favorite local goods with your whole family. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Floating the Clackamas River

Make new friends while relaxing slow floating down the Clackamas River. Bring a lunch something to drink, a good vibes feeling and enjoy the day on the River. You will stop 3 times during the day for lunch, swimming and hanging out. Some rafts are for one person and some are longer and can be shared. Good Vibes Travel will provide rafts, paddles, life jackets, and pumps. Largest rafts will hold up to 240 pounds. If you are bigger, please pick up a raft and come join us. 6′ social distancing will be encouraged on land and water. You can float down the river with those you are living with. If you come alone, you will be provided a raft of your own. We will not be tying the rafts together while floating down the river. We will following the CDC VOVID-19 guidelines. Sat. Event Details.

Parking Lot Drive-In Performance

This show features short performances from a variety of local artists including dance artists. Using drive-in movie theaters as inspiration, audience members will drive to a secret location in Central Eastside sent to them only hours before the show. Then, they will park their cars and witness the spectacle from the safety of their vehicle. XRAY.FM’s team of sound engineers will relay the sound directly into audience cars as artists perform throughout the parking lot, just like at a drive-in movie. Food will be available on site for pick up. A select number of standing room spaces are available to those without vehicles. Masks are required for anyone not in an enclosed vehicle. Sat. Event Details.

Hit the Rapids

Get out into the wild with a family rafting adventure. Check out these nearby options here.

Hit the Beaches

Local beaches are opening up for family fun. You’ll need to practice social distancing, but you can still splish and splash your weekends away at these awesome spots.

Pedal Your Weekend Away 

Get those bikes out and hit the trails with your tikes. There are tons of local trails that are perfect for a day out biking in nature. Choose your next adventure here.

–Annette Benedetti

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