video: The 2015 Portland Rose Festival Set To Feature ‘Walk Off The Earth’
Monday, April 06, 2015
This showcase will feature, Walk Off The Earth, a multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is based out of Burlington, Ontario. Their five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” recently garnered over 35 million views on YouTube in two weeks.
Walk Off The Earth will undoubtedly be a major attraction of the 2015 Portland Rose Festival celebration.
Opening acts for this event will include: Scars on 45, Kopecky, and The Wind + The Wave.
“KINK has been at the forefront of Music Discovery in Portland since our inception in 1968,” said Brad Dolbeer, 101.9 KINK’s Program Director. “We continue that tradition with our KINK on the Waterfront series.”
This event will take place on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, at 5:30pm in the Rose Festival RoZone at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. An exclusive 101.9 KINK pre-sale will be going on from 10am-mindnight on April 9th. Regular tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of.
For more information click HERE.
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Remember growing up learning about nouns and verbs to the rock n’ roll beats of School House Rock? Now you can share that experience with your kids by taking them to the Oregon Children’s Theatre production, School House Rock Live!
Featuring songs about grammar, math, and history, this performance will keep you humming along and learning.
The Dolores Winningstad Theatre inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., (503) 228-9571. March 28th-April 26th, Saturdays 2pm and 5pm, and Sundays, 11am and 2pm. Click here for more information.
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Grab your kids and step aboard the Portland Spirit to enjoy an Easter Cruise on Sunday, April 5th.
The Portland Spirit offers two boarding times, 930am and 2pm. The meal provides passengers a Northwest buffet, including coffee, hot tea, champagne (for the adults, of course), and sparkling cider.
The two hour cruise also features live entertainment to help make this Easter Celebration memorable.
The Portland Spirit, Salmon Street Springs, (503) 224-3900. Sunday, April 5th, 930am and 2pm. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Portland Spirit (Image Cropped)
Six and Under Shred
Bring your kids down to the Lumberyard for an afternoon of “extreme” biking.
Hosting weekly “Six and under Shred” days, the Lumberyard encourages kids to be both safe and daring from 9am to noon every Monday and Friday.
Lumberyard MTB, 2700 NE 82nd Ave, (503) 252-2453. Every Monday and Friday from 9am-12pm. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: The Lumberyard (Image Cropped)
Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and kids at the Portland Earth Day Coalition. This event features live music and entertainment, a “health and wellness” village, and the opportunity to interact with more than 90 sustainable businesses and organizations. Help create a better world with your kids on Saturday, April 25th.
Normandale Park, NE Halsey St. and 57th Ave. Saturday, April 25, 10am-5pm. Click here for more information.
The Starlight Parade
The Starlight Parade is a classic and popular event for families. Enjoy approximately 100 illuminated floats stroll down Portland streets, along with traditional marching bands and even a synchronized umbrella team. Grand Marshal of this year’s Starlight Parade will be Peedee aka the lovable PDX carpet.
2015 Starlight Parade, Downtown Portland, Saturday May 30th, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Free. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Starlight Parade Website
Kids will love Rabbit Romp, an easter egg hunt at The Oregon Zoo. The candy egg hunt is for children ages three to ten. Toddlers age two and under can also join in the fun at the Bear Walk Café. Make sure to bring a basket to collect the compostable "plastic" eggs and prizes.
Before your kids gather treats, don’t forget to check out pettable animals at the Family Farm as well as easter themed crafts and games.
Rabbit Romp, The Oregon Zoo, Saturday, April 4th, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Free with Zoo admission. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Oregon Zoo (image cropped)
Latourell Falls Hike
On a nice sunny day, take a trip to the beautiful Latourell Falls. A short walk down to the base of the falls provides a great picture moment for the you and your kids. If the kids are feeling a little more adventurous, take a hike up a steep paved path to see a viewpoint of the magnificent waterfall.
Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County, Oregon, Free. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Cacophony via Wikimedia Commons (image cropped)
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Portland’s largest Latino event, The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Visit the “Plaza de Niños” children’s area where you and your child can articulate in free crafts, face paint, and other family fun activities. Also enjoy performances, carnival rides, and art during the three day festival.
31st Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Waterfront Park, Naito Pkwy between SW Harrison St. & NW Glisan St., 11 am- 11 pm, May 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, $8. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Cinco de May Portland Facebook (image cropped)
Peter and the Wolf
On Sunday, April 19th, bring your kids down to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to see a production of "Peter and the Wolf." This timeless tale will be the Oregon Symphony’s final Kid’s Concert of the season, and it will be sure to make a lasting impression on you and your little ones.
Click here for more information.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, (503) 228-1353. Sunday, April 19th at 2pm.
Do your little ones have an imagination that’s out of this world? Then they may enjoy a “Cosmic” Friday night at Dizzy Castle. On “Cosmic Night,” Dizzy Castle stays open until 9pm to ensure that your kids have a great time dressing up in neon clothes for light saber “duels” and "Hoe-Downs" with Dizzy the Dragon. These are fun nights you won’t want to miss this Spring.
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Dizzy Castle, 11606 NE 66th St. Vancouver, WA, (360) 885-7529. Select Fridays, view site for specific dates, from 5pm-9pm.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
Your child won’t stop oohing and aahing once they see the 40 acres of colorful tulips. “From Lily-flowered tulips to Parrot tulips, visitors will see a bulb in every hue,” says Barb Iverson of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The Wooden Shoe Event will also feature hay wagon rides, cow trains, and a children’s play area.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn, OR, 9 am-6 pm, March 20– May 3rd, $5.00 per person ages 13+. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Facebook- Dawn Wendell (image cropped)
Singin’ in the Square
Kids will want to grab a complimentary songbook and sing-a-long to Pink Martini and other special guests at the Singin’ in the Square event. ShedRain bubble umbrellas will be handed out at the event as well.
Singin’ in the Square, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday April 19th, Free. Click here for more information.
Kid Friendly Yoga
Get in shape and have fun with your youngster at family yoga sessions. Kids will gain strength, flexibility, and coordination while playing games and practicing poses.
Stumptown Yoga, 3235 SE 39th Avenue, (731) 393-9642, schedule varies, $12 drop in, $40 for a series of 4 classes. Click here to see the daily schedule.
Photo Credit: Stumptown Wellness facebook
Runaway to the Portland Children’s Museum and join the circus! The Circus Zirkus exhibit is an all abilities and ages experiences featuring silly costumes, playful props, and exciting stunts. The Portland Children’s Museum also features Free First Friday Nights from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Portland Children's Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Road, (503) 223-6500, Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Click here for more information on Circus Zirkus. Click here to learn more about the Free First Friday Nights.
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