It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means summertime activities are plentiful! Some folks like to use their three day weekends for play, and others for relaxation. This weekend has a little bit of everything, from kitties to kilts, from carnivals to the comfort of your couch, it’s time to gear up for three days that are just for you!
May 24th – 27th – CityFair
Let’s kick off Portland’s Rose Festival season with a weekend at the waterfront! It’s opening weekend for CityFair; a festival for the whole family! Take the kids over to Funtastic for carnival games and rides or stroll through the Maker’s Market to enjoy an array of handmade, local crafts. CityFair has several stages for circus-arts performances and concerts by upbeat musical artists like Sir Mix-a-Lot. The CityFair Food Crossing will feature carnival classics like churros, giant hotdogs and BBQ, as well as delicious Ethiopian and Thai cuisine in case you want to turn up the heat! The festivities will continue for a few weeks, but there is nothing quite as exciting as opening day fireworks.
May 25th – 26th – The Amazing Acro-Cats
This weekend, the Aladdin Theater will host two performances that push the limits of possibility. We’re talking about the Amazing Acro-Cats. Most feline fanatics will agree, it’s difficult to train a cat to do anything other than what they want to do. But Samantha Martin has never been convinced that kitties are untrainable—they’re just… independent. Be it a miracle or just saint-like patience, Martin has accomplished something spectacular with Acro-Cats. From walking tight ropes to skateboarding across the stage, you’ll be amazed at what these frisky felines can do! The show wraps up with a headlining performance from Tuna and the Rock Cats. Yes, it is a cat band.
May 25th – Eugene Highland Games
If you are hoping for a change of scenery this weekend, the Eugene Highland Games might be the getaway for you! Just a couple of hours south, the residents of beautiful Eugene, Oregon are celebrating their 17th annual Scottish Festival. That means hundreds of kind kilted kin celebrating their heritage with medieval extreme sports. Game of Thrones is out, and the Highland Games are in. Don’t worry though, there won’t be any dragons or evil queens in sight. This is all in the name of history, heritage, heart, and hard work! Stick around for traditional Scottish folk band, Men of Worth.
May 24th – T2 at Providence Park
If you prefer your sporting events to be a bit more modern than shot put and hammer throws, you’re still in luck this weekend! Our beloved Timbers 2 will go up against the El Paso Locomotive this Saturday at the newly renovated Providence Park! This re-opening has been much anticipated by Portland sports fans, and Saturday’s game is one of the first opportunities to see the park’s expansion in person. Providence Park’s 2019 events season is finally here! Your home team counting on you to cheer them on as they go against our southern neighbors! Tickets are still available online to see the big game in person, but your shouts of encouragement still count from your couch. All Timbers and T2 games will be available for live streaming on ESPN+.