Whether you are heading down to one of the Oregon college football games or searching for something fun to do in town, there’s no shortage of activities for the whole family this Labor Day weekend. It may be a little colder with a few scattered showers, but mostly still sunny so wear layers, explore and enjoy!
Check out OMSI’s featured exhibit, The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! This exhibit offers a fascinating look at the extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts which showcase the science of the extreme and unexpected. This highly interactive featured exhibit allows visitors to explore the real science behind the seemingly unbelievable, and is designed for people of all ages to enjoy. Open all weekend. For more info visit OMSI.
Oregon State Fair
Take a day trip down to Salem to check our the Oregon State Fair! Thrill rides, family entertainment, a free-range petting zoo and elephant ears will be on had to fulfill your need for a huge slice of American pie. Open all weekend at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Salem. Visit Oregon State Fair for more information.
Kids Get Crafty at Art in the Pearl
100 artists with everything from fine wooden furniture to photographs, will be showing and selling their work for this year’s Art in the Pearl. In addition to a lovely stroll through the northwest park blocks, families can enjoy live music and an Education Pavillion featuring cool hands-on art activities geared toward kids and adults. Open all weekend in the Pearl District. Visit Art in the Pearl for more information.
Vaux’s Swift Watch
Get those instagram filters ready! Crowds gather one hour before sunset every night in September to watch thousands of Vaux Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela! All weekend from 6-8pm at Chapman School in Portland. Visit Audubon Society for more information.
Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival
Kick of the fall season with a visit to the pumpkin patch! The Pumpkin Patch is throwing open the barn doors for its annual Labor Day weekend Harvest Festival and grand opening of the Maize. The produce market, animal barn, gift shop, and patio cafe will be open as well as the hayrides. Lots of fun for at the kids! See The Pumpkin Patch for details.