Festival of Flowers
This year's theme, 'Bursting Forth,' was designed by students of the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The colorful display will last one more week, followed by the annual flower sale, featuring potted plants from the display for pennies.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 22, flower sale starts June 23, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave., 503-223-1613, www.pioneercourthousesquare.org, free
Sesame Street Live
See Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and the rest of the crew in a 90-minute, larger-than-life Sesame Street Live theatrical performance, 'Super Grover! Ready for Action.'
Lessons pertain to hygiene, nutrition, sleep, energy and exercise through song and dance. Audience participation - sing- alongs, clapping and dancing - is strongly encouraged.
10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. FRIDAY, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. SATURDAY, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. SUNDAY, June 16-18, Portland Memorial Coliseum, 300 Winning Way, 503-797-9619, www.rosequarter. com, $10.50-$27, subject to service charges, children 1 year and older are required to have a ticket
The Wings of Freedom Tour
Here's a good Father's Day activity for dads who love vintage planes or World War II memorabilia. The Wings of Freedom Tour is on a 130-city, living history tour of the nation. It lands in Aurora for one weekend only.
See the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator; both played significant roles in the American effort during World War II. Visitors can walk through the aircraft, or they can sign up to take a 30-minute flight experience aboard either aircraft for a tax-deductible donation of $425 per person, per flight.
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 16-18, Aurora State Airport, Aurora Aviation, 22785 Airport Road N.E., Aurora, 800-568-8924, www.collingsfoundation.org, suggested donation is $4 per child, $8 per adult; flight experiences begin at 8 a.m. and at 5 p.m. each day
Portland Children's Museum Birthday
Celebrate the 57th birthday of the Portland Children's Museum, as well as five years in its current location, with an all-day bash featuring music from Radio Disney's teen sensations RD Frequency and the family favorite band Trashcan Joe. Puppeteer Penny Walter will perform an original birthday show.
The event also includes a magician and juggler, art activities, a car from the hit film 'Cars' and birthday cake provided by Beaverton Bakery.
If you would like to bring a gift, the museum will be collecting new, unwrapped hardcover books to distribute to Start Making a Reader Today libraries throughout the area.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SATURDAY, June 17, Portland Children's Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-223-6500, www.portlandchildrensmuseum.org, $6-$7, free for museum members and children under 1
Berry Jam Festival
Welcome the coming of summer with hay rides, face-painting, live music and strawberry shortcake at the Kruger's Farm Market Berry Jam Festival. This 100-acre working farm offers visitors the chance to handpick in-season strawberries, as well as other fresh produce and more than 50 varieties of flowers.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 17-18, Kruger's Farm Market, 17100 N.W. Sauvie Island Road, 503-621-3489, www.krugersfarm market.com, free
Trailer Kids Park Tour
Hey, dads, there's a bike ride just for you and the little ones. In honor of Father's Day, Pedalpalooza is featuring a tour that takes dads with tots in tow on a trip through several Portland parks, beginning at Wilshire Park and hitting ice cream shops along the way.
The tour will continue until interest wanes, but will go for a good distance, so plan accordingly with only tag-along bikes, tandems and trailers (i.e., no bikes with training wheels).
10 a.m. (tour leaves at 11 a.m. sharp) SUNDAY, June 18, Wilshire Park (meet at the sandbox), Northeast 35th Avenue and Skidmore Street, www.shift2bikes. org, free