Here is this week’s list of family-friendly free or frugal events for around the Northwest, as well as some events going on around  the country.

Make sure to check out our list and links to Fairs & Festivals in the Pacific NW and the huge post on things to do in Seattle for a staycation!

Don’t forget to check out Goldstar for Discount Tickets on many local activities and events, if you are looking for a specific event and want to save some money!

Richard Marx (“Right Here Waiting”) — Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter (Portland; 8/30; tickets start at $17 plus service fee)

Whose Line-Style Comedy Live at Jet City Improv (Seattle; 8/30 – 9/6; tickets start at $7.50 plus service fee)

ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition (Seattle; 8/30 – 8/31 Fridays & Saturdays; tickets start at $6 plus service fee)

Steel Magnolias: Humor and Heartbreak in ’80s Louisiana (Portland; 8/30 – 9/1 weekends; tickets start at $14 plus service fee)

Seattle Public Market Tour: See the Iconic Pike Place (Seattle; 8/31; tickets start at $8.43 plus service fee)

ComedySportz Kids & Family Matinee (Seattle; 8/31, 9/28 & 10/26; tickets start at $4 plus service fee)

Lily Tomlin: Laugh-In Legend Performs Classic Characters (Portland; 9/7; tickets start at $10 plus service fee)

Les Misérables: Intimate, Immersive Production of the Musical Phenom (Seattle; 9/12 – 9/27 select days; tickets start at $12.50 plus service fee)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Fully Charged, Gold Edition (Portland; 9/14; tickets start at $12 plus service fee)

Travel Guru Rick Steves Leads Discussion on Spiritual Journeys (Seattle; 9/22; tickets start at $14.50 plus service fee)

James and the Giant Peach: Enchanting Family Musical Gives Warm Fuzzies (Portland; 9/28 – 10/19 Saturdays; tickets start at $11 plus service fee)

If you see a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.


Friday, August 30th :  

*Evergreen State Fair – Monroe; 8/30 – 9/2; Evergreen State Fair. Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival (fee), concerts, monster trucks (Aug. 22-23, fee), music, rodeo ($5, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 39. All admissions discounted Sept. 2. $8 to $10 parking.

*Kruckeberg Garden Tots – Shoreline; 8/30; 10:00am – 1:00pm; Drop in to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden with your young children every Friday through September for a fun nature exploration in this unique, naturalistic garden. Each week we offer a simple plant activity, a themed garden exploration, and a craft project. $7 family, free for members.

*FreeTête-à-têter At Frye Museum – Seattle; 8/30; 11:00am to 5:00pm; Frye Museum entrance and parking are free all the time. You can check their events page here, for a list of weekly events.

*Pay-What-You-Can at Seattle Symphony’s “Soundbridge”- Seattle, Beneroya Hall; 8/30; 12:00pm to 4:00pm; Soundbridge is a music discovery center and Friday afternoons are “Pay What You Can” entrance- suggested donation $5 – $15 per family; Ages 2-5, 30 minute interactive storytelling with song & rhythm, dance & musical instruments at 1:45pm.

*Twirl Café Movie Night Social – Seattle; 8/30; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Grab your kiddos and join us for pizza and a movie with friends or family. With a rotating pizza special each Friday and $4 cheese pizzas, celebrating the weekend is easy to do! Free to attend; food, beer and wine available for purchase. R.S.V.P. online and get entered into our monthly drawing.

*Summer Bash – Tacoma; 8/30; 5:00pm; Enjoy family activities, food and entertainment starting at 5 p.m., and an outdoor movie The Odd Live of Timothy Green (PG) at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs.

*Olympia Harbor Days – Olympia; 8/30; Entertainment, food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, history, tall ships and vintage, working and retired tugboats (many open to tour), plus tugboat races Sun. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1.

Saturday, August 31st :

*Skykomish Mini-Train Ride – Skykomish; 8/31 & 9/1; 10:00am – 4:00pm; The Great Northern & Cascade Railway will offer free rides on a mini train to the public as well as a railroad education program. Parking lot is on the left after crossing railroad tracks. FREE, donations welcome.

*Crafts of the Past – Tacoma; 8/31 – 9/29 Saturdays & Sundays; 11:00am – 5:00pm; Crafts of the Past will feature a different artist each weekend who will display and demonstrate a specific 19th century art or craft such as Native American beadwork, textile arts, woodworking and more. Visitors are invited to participate in a hands-on activity to discover just what it takes to produce the various art forms. Saturdays and Sundays, May 4 through Sept. 29. Included with admission. $6.50, $5 seniors, active military and students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family.

*Camlann Village Weekend – Carnation; 8/31 – 9/22 Saturday & Sundays; 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Experience life in a medieval village through reenactments and hands-on activities. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 11 through July 21 and Aug. 31 through Sept. 22. $5 suggested donation, free ages 4 and younger.

*Nature Walk at Lake Hills Greenbelt – Bellevue; 8/31; 2:00pm; Explore Lake Hills Greenbelt with a park ranger. Learn the history of the park, tour community gardens, and learn about local wildlife. All ages. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $1 suggested donation per person.

*Mercer Slough Nature Walk – Bellevue; 8/31; 2:00pm-3:00pm; Meet a Mercer Slough park ranger at the visitor center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required. FREE.

*Bellevue Art Museums Get Crafty Saturday – Bellevue; 8/31; 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Free craft time for kids each Saturday. $2 material fee or free with admission.

*Grillin’ and Chillin’ – Shoreline; 8/31; 2:00pm – 6:30pm; Enjoy hot dogs, sno-cones, cotton candy, live music, face painting and inflatables. Sponsored by Shoreline Community Church and City of Shoreline.

*The Park in the Dark – Seattle; 8/31; 7:30pm – 9:00pm; Explore the Arboretum at night and learn how animals adapt to the dark. Bring your own flashlight. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $6, free for kids. Register by phone or online.

Sunday, September 1st:

*Junior Naturalists – North Bend; 9/1; 9:30am – 11:30am; Kids ages 4 to 8 and their parents are invited to come explore the Rattlesnake Lake natural area and search for signs of animals. Each child will take home a small memory journal. $5, parents free, pre-register.

*Bicycle Sundays – Seattle; 9/1; 10:00am; The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to motorized traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. several Sundays through September.

*Cast Off! Free Public Sailing – Seattle; 9/1; 2:00pm; Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats.  Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging!  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Reservations are taken day-of-sail only at the CWB front desk. This is a popular activity so please arrive early to reserve a spot, we open at 10 a.m. Rides are always at 2 p.m., and sometimes also at 3 p.m.  FREE

Monday, September 2nd:

*Masterpiece Monday - Bellevue; 9/2; 10:00am – 10:45am; Create a special art project each week to take home during this fun drop-in class. Activities vary from painting to collage and mosaics. Ages 3 and older. Most Mondays 10 to 10:45 a.m. $2 supply fee per class. Please check website for current schedules. No registration required.

Tuesday, September 3rd:

*Village Playdays – Seattle; 8/27; 10:00am – 11:00am; Kid-friendly storytime, crafts and activities at a different University Village store or restaurant each Tuesday. Parents receive discounts and offers for that day. Check website for details.

Wednesday, September 4th:

*Tales & Trails for Little Tykes – Seattle; 9/4; 10:00am-11:00am; Introduce your toddler to nature with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by exploration along the trails of Seward Park. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Pre-register, space is limited. Recommended for ages birth to 3. Cost: $2 per person.

*FREE Drop-In Playgroup – Seattle; 9/4 & 9/6; 10:00am – 12:00pm; Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form.  FREE

*Students Get Free Admission To The Bellevue Art Museum – Bellevue; 9/4; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Students of all ages can explore the Bellevue Arts Museum after school FREE with printable coupon.

Thursday. September 5th :

**Always make sure to call museums ahead of time to confirm that they are still participating in these discount days/events/activities

*FREE Nordic Heritage Museum - Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 4:00pm;  Nordic Heritage Museum is FREE first Thursdays.

*Free Admission To Kids Discovery Museum – Bainbridge Island; 9/5; 10:00am to 4:00pm; First Thursday of the month Kids Discovery Museum offers free admission.

*Free Admission To The Burke Museum – Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 8:00pm; First Thursday of the month The Burke offers free admission to the museum.

*Free Admission To The Museum Of History & Industry - Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 8:00pm; First Thursday of the month MOHAI offers free admission to the museum.

* Free Admission To Wing Luke Museum – Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 8:00pm; First Thursday of the month Wing Luke offers free admission to the museum.

*Free Admission To Seattle Art Museum- Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 9:00pm; First Thursday of the month SAM offers free admission to the museum.

*Free Admission To Seattle Asian Art Museum- Seattle; 9/5; 10:00am to 9:00pm; First Thursday of the month SAM offers free admission to the museum.

*Free Admission To The Northwest African American Museum -  Seattle; 9/5; 11:00am to 7:00pm; First Thursday of the month NAAM offers free admission to the museum.

*Free Admission To Henry Art Gallery – Seattle; 9/5; 11:00am to 9:00pm; First Thursday of the month Henry Art Gallery offers free admission.

*Half Priced Admission Imagine Childrens Museum – Everett; 9/5; Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. is half priced ( $3.88)

*Free Admission To The Museum Of Flight - Seattle; 9/5; 5:00pm to 9:00pm; First Thursday of the month Museum of Flight offers free admission.

For more lists of local events in WA check out these websites::

*Sounds Fun Mom - Maegen always has a great list of events  local to the South Sound area of WA

*Grays Harbor Deals - Annaliese lists some great events each weekend for Grays Harbor county (Long Beach, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Ocean Shores, Raymond, Elma & more!)


Here’s our list of weekly events for the Portland area.

Friday, August 30th :

*Ladybug Nature Walk: Pier Park – Portland; 10:00am – 11:00am; Naturalist led stroll. Ages 2-5, with grown-up. Stroller-accessible.  Cost: $4 per child

*Music From Mr. Hoo from The Alphabeticians – Portland; 8/30; 11:00am to 12:00pm; Mr. Hoo will be singing songs with and for kids. He’ll play his guitar and sing some original songs, some Alphabeticians songs, some classic kid songs and Hoo knows what else? $3 suggested donation pp.

*Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek – Portland; 8/30; 1:00pm-2:15pm; This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6 but all are welcome.) For more specific information, call (503) 636-9886    ext. 225.  FREE.

*Drop-In Family Fun at Blue Lake – Fairview; 8/30 – 9/1 Fri, Sat & Sun; 1:00pm – 5:00pm; Gather ideas to make your yard pesticide-free, safe and fun for kids, songbirds, lakes and streams. All ages can explore an active worm bin, dig for “fossils,” discover, rub and sniff plants, find the softest leaves, and see what wildlife have to say about natural gardening. Come for the garden and stay to enjoy the park’s many recreational activities. Free with $5 per vehicle ($7 per bus) fee, free for bicycles and pedestrians.  FREE

*$5 Friday Artshop at Art a la Carte – Portland; 8/30; 3:00pm – 5:00pm; All ages and all skill levels welcome.  Every Friday we do a simple but fun project for the whole family.

*Farm Tunes at Kruger’s Farm – Portland; 8/30; 6:30pm – 9:30pm; The bad news is that for the first time in 13 years, the weather forecast calls for heavy rain during Kruger’s Thursday night concert.  The good news is that Jackstraw is able to come on Friday, August 30th instead of Thursday. So, this week’s concert will be on Friday, August 30th at 6:30 out at the farm with Jackstraw.  Cost:  $10 per car

Saturday, August 31st :

*Kids’ Discovery Hike – Forest Park – Portland; 8/31; 9:30am – 12:00pm; Explore Forest Park on a free guided hike led by Outdoor School instructors and designed for youngsters and their families and friends. Learn about native plants, wildlife, and the inspiring history of Portland’s Forest Park. Become a tree as it grows from seed to snag, count banana slugs along the trail and learn about the differences between native and invasive plants, without leaving the city. Go on scavenger hunts, tap into our collective creativity, and use all five senses to investigate the amazing ecological diversity of Forest Park. The hikes are designed for kids ages 4-10 with grown-up. Reservations required. Meet at Wildwood Trail, NW Germantown Rd.

*Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek – Portland; 8/31; 10:00am-11:30am; Free guided nature hikes exploring the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.  Topics will vary from week to week but will be appropriate for all ages.  Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.

* Kids Saturday Morning Skate Session At Oaks Park – Portland; 8/31; 10:30am to 12:00pm; For $6 children 10 and under can skate (skates included). Parents free with paid child admission.

*Ruckus in the Lobby at Artists Rep Theatre – Portland; 8/31; 10:30am – 11:15am; Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “Ruckus in the Lobby”. A series of plays for children, in the lobby at Artists Rep. All performances are interactive and geared for the K-6th grade age group and their families. The shows include a Q&A with the cast following the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at: www.artistsrep.org.  Cost:  $5

*Oregon Pacific Railroad Train Rides – Portland; 8/31 – 9/28 Saturdays; 12:00pm – 6:00pm; The  Oregon Pacific Railroad is continuing to offer passenger train rides on Saturdays between Oaks Amusement Park and East Portland (near OMSI) and back. Round trip rides last approximately an hour and take guests along the Willamette River, through the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Cost:  $5 round trip or $10 to ride in the cab of our locomotive, limited space available for locomotive cab rides.  We’re the only full size passenger excursion train in the Portland area.  See our website for scheduling info and more details.

* Free Family Swim At Marshall Community Center - Vancouver; 8/31; 4:45pm to 6:30pm; Bauman Chiropractic is sponsoring free family swims at Marshall Pool Saturday evenings.

*Good People Everywhere Author, Lynea Gillen, visits Green Bean Books – Portland; 8/31; 1:00pm; Good People Everywhere is a colorful picture book that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike, each of its pages contain endearing examples and vibrant illustrations to inspire children to grow into grateful, caring, and giving people. It provides a wonderful way to calm children before sleep, ease their fears, and help them develop an appreciation for good work. Also included are activity pages to help children practice skills for creating gratitude, compassion, and beauty in daily life. After the reading, kids will have the opportunity to make a sparkly award for a “good person” in their life.

*Movie at Steamers & Screamers – Portland; 8/24; 5:00pm; Enjoy a movie every Saturday night.  FREE

Sunday, September 1st:

*$2 Days at OMSI – Portland; 9/1; 9:30am to 7:00pm; Explore the museum for $2 on the first Sunday of each month.

*Portland Roots Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland; 9/1; 12:00pm – 8:00pm; The event will highlight the food practices of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro- Latin, and African Diaspora populations of Portland, Oregon. It will feature dozens of food vendors, micro- entrepreneurs, artists and performers, youth activities, and a key note speech from Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc. Will Allen is widely considered a leading authority on urban agriculture and food policy.

*Family tour of the Portland Art Museum – Portland; 9/1; 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Take a tour of the art museum with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages.  Tour is free with admission and free for kids 17 and under.  Cost:  $15 (adults), Free (kids under 18).

*Kids Karaoke at Pink Feather Restaurant and Lodge – Portland; 9/1; 1:00pm – 4:00pm; The Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge is now hosting the Emma Rose Kids’ Karaoke Hour every other Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Emma Rose, nine years old, is an extraordinarily talented singer herself and will be emceeing the event. Kids Menu, as well as Happy Hour appetizer prices for parents, available for the full three hours.

*Swift Watch at Chapman School – Portland; 9/1 – 9/5; 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Watch thousands of Vaux’s swifts swirl into the chimney at Chapman School. Audubon Society has info table most nights. Be courteous guests! Parking is very limited.

Monday, September 2nd :

*Music Class with Johnny Keener at The Treehouse – Portland; 9/2; 10:00am; He will craft music for kids that is exciting and fun, as well as artistically satisfying.  He is committed to inviting kids into the musical process providing them with a musical experience they won’t forget!  Best for ages 0-6.  Cost:  $5 per child

*Storytime with Olive Rootbeer and Dingo at Laurelhurst Cafe – Portland; 9/2; 10:00am – 11:00am; Join Olive and Dingo for stories, balloons and songs at Laurelhurst Cafe, a quaint restaurant serving organic local high quality meals.  (Gluten free and kids menu options too.).  $5 suggested donation.

*Tallulah’s Daddy at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 9/2; 10:00am – 11:00am; Come sing, dance and play with Tallulah’s Daddy as he plays guitar, bass and cajon. Tallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic acoustic music for your little ones, and you can grab some coffee, tea or a snack. We start with musical storytime, then sing songs, and we leave a little bit of extra time for the kids to get their hands on some percussion instruments!  No cover charge, donations appreciated.

*Washington County Museum Free Admission – Portland; 9/2; 10:00am to 4:30pm; Admission is free to this museum every Monday.

*Mondays On The Mall – Portland;  9/2; Various Times; Free events all day including Wii play, caricatures, the original photo booth and entertainment. 

Tuesday, September 3rd:

*Preschool Play and Skate at Oaks Park – Portland; 9/3; 10:00am – 11:30am; This special roller skating session is just for your littlest skaters. Children 6 and under enjoy games, songs, blals, a 15 minute group lesson, snack time, and more.  Conventional skate rental included.  Shoes and strollers welcome on the skating floor.  Adults free with paid children’s admission.  Cost:  $6.00

*David Show at Café Au Play – Portland; 9/3; 10:30am – 11:15am; Fun, interactive musical variety for all ages.  FREE – donations accepted.

*Storytime at Green Bean Books – Portland; 9/3; 11:00am – 11:30am; Get ready to get immersed in the world of books!  FREE

*Mommy Matinee at the Kennedy School – Portland; 9/3 & 9/4; 2:30pm – 4:30pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays moms, dads, grandparents, nannies and their babies are welcome. Let the kids fuss – we don’t mind!  Click here for today’s movie.  Cost:  $3 pp

Wednesday, September 4th:

*Visit the Historic Belmont Firehouse – Portland; 9/4; 9:00am – 3:00pm; Drop in any Wednesday to see the exhibits and learn about safety for you and your family.  No appointment is necessary.

*Music Class at the Treehouse with Mr. Ben – Portland; 9/4; 10:00am; Enjoy music with kindie favorite Mr. Ben.  Cost:  $5 per child

*Wondrous Wednesday’s At The World Forestry Center – Washington Park; 9/4; 10:00am to 5:00pm; Reduced admission for The Discovery Museum. Get in for $3 on the first Wed. of each month.

*Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Gardens – Portland; 9/4; 10:00am – 11:00am; Weekly nature-related activities for young children and their adult caregivers. Discover the secrets of the Garden and its critters through stories and outdoor explorations. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes for unpaved, uneven walkways that could be muddy. Strollers limit where we can explore, so carriers are ideal for little ones. No pre-registration required. Best for ages 1-6.  Cost:  $2 per child

*Ladybug Theater at the SMILE Station – Portland; 9/4; 10:30am; Charming play, some with puppets, every Wed. Best for ages 2+ with good theatre manners.  Cost:  $4

*Storytime at Steamers & Screamers – Vancouver; 9/4; 11:30am – 12:45pm; Enjoy a story in the play area every Wednesday with play space admission. Wear socks!  Cost:  $4.95 per child

*Mommy Matinee at the St Johns Theater- Portland; 9/4; 1:00pm – 2:30pm;  Parents, nannies, grandparents and caregivers, bring your babies to these films, from G to R ratings. Let the wee ones fuss, they don’t mind.  Every Wednesday, first showing, unless an event has been booked.  Check movie listings for showtimes or call 503-249-7474  .  Cost $3.00

Thursday. September 5th : 

*Children’s Happy Hour in NE PDX – Portland; 9/5; 9:00am – 12:00pm; Kid’s play in the garden, adults relax and sip tea. $1.50 snack and drink combo for kids (with adult purchase). Gluten free options.

*Story and Art Time at Art ala Carte – Portland; 9/5; 9:30am – 10:30am; Join us for a free story time with Miss Michelle and a fun related art project. After that, if you decide to stay for open studio, it’s only $4 per child!

*Music and Puppetry with Red Yarn at the Treehouse – Portland; 9/5; 10:00am; Red Yarn a dynamic children’s performer, weaving live music, puppetry and interactive storytelling into engaging shows for family audiences. Whether performing solo or with the Red Yarn Puppet Band, the red-bearded bard teaches positive values while reinvigorating American folklore for younger generations. $5 per child

*St Johns Swapnplay Playspace Open Play - Portland; 9/5; 10:00am – 12:00pm; Free to all! This is a chance to come learn, play and grow. Free toddler/preschooler art class from 10-11. First come first served as we run out of materials after 15 students. Open Play is an open time for non-members to enjoy the space.

*Mr. Hoo of the Alphabeticians plays a kid-friendly music show at Flying Cat – Portland; 9/5; 10:00am – 11:00am; Mr. Hoo from The Alphabeticians plays fun music for little ones every Thursday at Flying Cat. Get a bagel and some coffee and listen and sing along on some traditional kids songs, some Alphabeticians songs and Hoo knows what else!

*Storytime at A Children’s Place Bookstore – Portland; 9/5; 10:30am – 11:00am; Enjoy this free weekly storytime at the lovely A Children’s Place Bookstore.  A variety of books for different age ranges will be read.  FREE.

* Free admission to the Museum of Contemporary Craft - Portland; 9/5; 11am to 8pm; Free admission on the first Thursday of every month.

*Storytime with Olive and Dingo at Another Read Through  – Portland; 9/5; 3:00pm; Olive Rootbeer and Dingo will read stories, sing songs, make balloon animals, and generally entertain and whoop it up with any kids and grownups who stop by.  Donations welcome.

*Storytime at Green Bean Books – Portland; 8/29; 3:30pm – 4:00pm; GBB is  now offering a second weekly story time! Join us any Thursday afternoon, 3:30-4:00pm for stories and laughter!  FREE

*Back to School Celebration at New Seasons – Vancouver; 9/5; 4:00pm – 7:00pm; Kids and parents, join us for our monthly First Thursday event in celebration of the end of summer and the start of a new school year! Enjoy a delicious meal from our outdoor barbecue, an exciting cooking demo from Kuys Cambodian Sauce, healthy lunch box ideas– including great gluten free options– from a New Seasons Market nutritionist, and many vendors around the store sampling fun, healthy and gluten free foods. Facepainting, Reptile Man, New Seasons Market Kids’ Kazoo-Building Workshop and Parade.

For more lists of local events in western OR check out::

* PDX Kids Calendar - this is a comprehensive events-based website for families in the Portland area.


*Free Craft Activities at Lakeshore Learning Stores– Sat. ; 11am to 3pm; Kids can come to this free craft time each week for a new craft (plus print a $5 off $25 coupon).

*Bank Of America Museums On Us Free Entrance – ; Bank Of America card holders can get free entrance to Museums Nationwide. Check website for participating museums in your area.

*Lego Stores Mini Models Build – Tues.  ; 5:00pm;  Monthly model build event, one free for kids 6-14 while supplies last. 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

*Barnes and Noble Free Storytime -  Times and events vary by location. Check your location for specific story’s available this weekend.

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