Portland Kids Weekend Events: Sept


From flea markets to festivals, Portland is providing families with tons of fun things to do as fall sets in. Get ready to dance, shop, and take in some flicks with all your neighbors. Read on to find out where you should spend your weekend.

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See the Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon 3
It’s Friendly House’s first Movie Night in the Crawford Gym! Bring your family to enjoy a dragon adventure! Pizza provided, while supplies last. Free (donations appreciated). Guardians are required to stay with their child. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 1 hr 44 min. From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Fri. Event Details.
Attend the First Friday Barnyard Concert
Enjoy music on the lawn between the historic Harlow House and the Barn Exhibit Hall in Troutdale during First Friday Art Walks this summer! The concerts, hosted by the Troutdale Historical Society are free and family friendly. Just bring a blanket or chair and enjoy popcorn and lemonade while listening to local musicians. The final concert of the summer features folk-rock trio Three Together, who perform classic folk and rock music from the ’60s and ’70s. Fri. Event Details.

SE Portland
Check Out Animated: a Night Carnival of Classic Cartoons
Join The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven for our late-summer Night Carnival and recapture all the joy of those Saturday mornings in a Saturday night made of magic and memories! Bringing together all the thunder of the Thundercats, all the silly of the Silly Symphonies, and all the power of She-Ra, this costume party and variety show pays tribute to all your favorite classic cartoons from Bugs Bunny to Steven Universe with an animated lineup of performers soaring on the rainbow, transforming in front of you, and Booping across the stage. Take a cue from your favorite Rescue Ranger, gem fusion, or that infamous spinach-swilling sailor, and come in costume as a character from your favorite cartoon new or vintage and get lucky with a special bag of treats as sweet as the marshmallows-only cereal special! Sat. Event Details.

Attend 28th Avenue Block Party: Music, Brews & Frontier
Come together for a neighborhood block party featuring live music, regional craft beer and Portland’s finest food carts. Raffle with over $500 in local business prizes! Featured Charity: Sisters Of The Road. Sat. Event Details.

Experience the 2019 Festival of Nations Multicultural Festival
The Festival of Nations is a signature annual DMA event. This event celebrates and embraces the diversity of our district. Free for families to experience cultural foods, vendors, activities and community services. Annually attracting 1500 attendees, 80+ unique vendors and talented performers. This free, family-friendly event is SE Portland’s largest multicultural festival. Sat. Event Details.
Don’t Miss the Annual Downtown Tigard Street Fair
Hit the 8th Annual Explore Downtown Tigard Street Fair & Latino Festival Saturday. Attend for music, food, a beer garden, kids activities and 170+ vendors! Sat. Event Details.
Experience Helping With Campfires & Candlelight
The Vancouver Barracks Military Association will be representing WWI soldiers with the M1917 ambulance and displays at the National Parks event Campfires & Candlelight. Sat. Event Details.

Attend the Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival
Celebrate Vancouver’s Fourth Plain International District at the community’s annual festival; featuring live music, food, kid’s activities, raffles, art, and dance from around the globe. The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is family friendly and free to everyone! We are excited to continue the tradition of celebrating the cultural diversity that keeps us Fourth Plain Proud! Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland
Don’t Miss Bark in the Park
Join the Oregon Humane Society and Timbers 2 for the 3rd Annual Bark in the Park! Providence Park opens its doors for a day of barks and wags for owners and their pups. Watch T2 as they take on the Orange County SC at 2 p.m. at Providence Park with your furry friend. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti
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