Summer may be approaching the end, but we are not done with it yet! Determined to enjoy every last minute, we have founds some family friendly events for you to get out and have fun with this weekend. Don’t stay cooped up; we have all winter for that! Here are some great events you are sure to make some good memories at!
The Corn Maize on Sauvie Island: Now through Halloween
When summer winds down, Portland’s fall arrives with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights. The ideal way to get lost in autumn’s splendor is at The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch. Located on Sauvie Island, a rural escape just 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Portland, the Corn Maize offers visitors eight acres (3 hectares) of exciting twists and turns. But it’s not all about getting lost in nature; Two 16-foot (5 m) observation bridges provide picturesque panoramas, with great views of the island and Mount Hood, as well as the maze itself.
Snack Fest: September 16th-17th
SnackFest is brought to you by the same crew behind the Portland Night Market. SnackFest is a food-focused market featuring all your favorite treats from hot food vendors and trucks outside and food purveyors, retail, and other food and bev related products inside. At the event, you’ll enjoy live entertainment, demos, educational breakout sessions and an opportunity to meet the makers of your favorite food and products. Not to mention all the tastiest treats and drinks Portland has to offer. This is a nonprofit event to insure our community can spend their money on their favorite products and makers rather than on ticket and entry fees. Snack Fest is here to help bring awareness to the community we love around food and all the amazing food purveyors in the PNW. The event is open to all ages and free to enter.
Time-Based Art Festival: Now through Sept. 24th
Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) returns every September with boundary-pushing performances, visual art and projects that defy categorization. Expect an eclectic array of artists from across the globe, including from far-flung locales like Morocco, Singapore and France. Modeled after international contemporary arts festivals in cities like Edinburgh and Adelaide, TBA is orchestrated by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). Installations and performances take over Portland’s theaters, galleries, warehouses and public spaces, while workshops and talks keep the arts going almost nonstop. Together, these works effectively obliterate the barriers between artists and their audiences. Don’t miss it!