Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids this weekend? Here are some of our top picks for the Portland-metro area.

Friday, February 7:

Portland Winter Light Festival
Choose your own light-up adventure by exploring either side of Portland’s waterfront, with exhibits concentrated along the Eastbank Esplanade near OMSI and on the westside near the PGE World Trade Center and Salmon Springs Fountain. The festival runs Thursday through Saturday, 6 pm-11 pm. Free!

Portland Parks Ladybug Walk in NE PDX
Ladybug Walks are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups who want to investigate nature in Portland’s parks with trained preschool naturalists. All walks are geared toward children ages 2-6 and last about an hour. No pre-registration necessary; just arrive at the meeting spot at 10 am, rain or shine.

Saturday, February 8:

The Jungle Book at Northwest Children’s Theater
NWCT’s original adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic returns for an encore performance. Telling the story of a mischievous young child and her adventures in the jungles of India, The Jungle Book comes to life through traditional Indian dance and a dash of “Bollywood!” Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

Second Saturday at the Water Resources Education Center: Love Your Backyard Birds
February is the perfect month to show love to our feathered friends! Explore new ways to protect birds and discover identification tips from seasoned birders. Enjoy guided bird walks, with binoculars available for visitors. Free!

Harlem Globetrotters at the Moda Center
No one does slapstick basketball better than the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Their new show pushes the limits of basketball with high-flying dunks and super-funny stunts. 

Sunday, February 9:

Eagle Sun King/Tony Ramirez at Portland Children’s Museum
Eagle Sun King/Tony Ramirez is a first-generation artist from Mid-City, Los Angeles, now residing in Portland. Ramirez finds inspiration in the folkloric roots of Latin America and his inner-city upbringing, traveling from the rivers and beaches to the mountains all over of the Americas through music. You’re invited to this special performance to celebrate Black History, peace and friendship through freedom songs from the Americas. Bilingual Spanish/English. February 9 is also the Second Sunday at the Museum with reduced admission: just $4 per person between 9 am–noon (every second Sunday of the month).

“I Love You, Valentine!” Party at Tigard Public Library
Create beautiful, sparkling treasures to share with that special someone on Valentine’s Day and enjoy tasty treats. Free!

The Not-So-Secret Kids Show with Red Yarn
You can catch The Not-So-Secret Family Show every Sunday afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Alberta Street Pub with a full bar and food menu available. This week, bring the family to see Red Yarn, whose puppetry, storytelling and down-home Americana songs make him a perennial favorite.

Looking for other ideas? 

You can find more events on the Kids Calendar, or check out our roundup of free things to do in February.

Michelle Carew

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