Looking for something fun and unique to do with Mom and the family this Mother’s Day weekend? There are plenty of cool, and downright different, events to participate from now until Sunday including a fun run with some four-legged friends, a masquerade gala right out of the movies, a animation movie fest and a great plant sale in Camas, Washington. Happy Mom’s Day!
Celebrating three decades of running with the hounds, this weekend’s Doggie Dash is a 1.5 or 2.5 mile untimed walk/run that begins and ends at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, including breakfast, a beverage, a pet festival, vendor booths, food carts, and canine contests. You can walk, run or stroll with your dog through downtown Portland, with 100-percent of the proceeds going to the animals at OHS.
The Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball, a night of gothic elegance and decadence, is an evening where over 800 guests from the various gothic/industrial/alternative lifestyle communities from around the nation and the world gather in the Melody Ballroom amongst crystal chandeliers and Edwardian cornices to socialize and dance the night away.Thisformal gala, at Melody Ballroom, includes gothic and industrial music, a classic midnight waltz, an included buffet, and a no-host bar.
NW Animation Fest celebrates the best work from independent animators in many countries by screening nearly 200 hilarious, dramatic, strange, and inspiring films at Hollywood Theatre.
Kick off the summer street fair season in North Portland at the St. Johns Bizarre, with local music, 70 juried craft vendors, food, a beer garden, and kids’ activities. The bizarre bazaar is on the same day as the 55th Annual St. Johns Parade in North Portland. No political campaigns will be allowed in this year’s parade.
A great way to celebrate the day before Mother’s Day with mom, or anyone else, is at the Camas Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair features plants, trees, garden art, kids’ activities, live music, and food vendors in beautiful downtown Camas, Washington. Free.
Taste wines in local shops with your ticket to Spring Downtown Wine Walk in Seaside, Oregon. 24 Oregon Wineries will showcase their best wines in downtown Seaside at 21 participating businesses. Complimentary appetizers featured at each location,