March Events for Portland Families


We’re in the home stretch! Yes, there are likely more rainy days ahead, but we can also see hints of spring. What better way to celebrate the incoming season than by getting out and enjoying March in Portland?

Know of something awesome? Share it in the comments or submit it to our free event calendar!

Close up of tulips in a fieldBricks Cascade (March 12-13)

Enjoy hundreds of Lego creations at this family-friendly event at the Oregon Convention Center. Voted one of the “50 Best Events in Oregon,” Bricks Cascade is now in its 10th year. This event is sure to delight the Lego fan in your family! Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test currently required for admission for anyone over 5 years old.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! (March 13)

If you have a Daniel Tiger fan in your house, you likely know the beloved characters in the award-winning PBS show as if they were in your own neighborhood. Watch them come alive at the Keller Auditorium in a theatrical version of the popular show. Safety protocols are in place, with a flexible cancellation policy. Multiple payment options available. Visit the website for more details!

Portland Saturday Market (Saturdays beginning March 5)

The ever popular Saturday Market shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will have its official reopening on March 5, 2022. Known pre-COVID as the longest-running open-air arts and crafts market in the country, Saturday Market is a Portland institution. Take an enjoyable stroll or hunt for serious treasures — your choice! Every Saturday, 10-5pm.

Owl Fest at Tryon Creek State Park (March 19)

Home to at least five species of owls that lie and nest there, Tryon Creek State Natural Area hosts Owl Fest to share more about the beloved creatures. If you’re feeling really adventurous, maybe try the full moon Owl Awareness Hike the night before at 7pm. The free event is open to all ages.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival (begins March 18)

Running from March until May, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is one of the region’s treasures and a Portland Mom Collective favorite. Located in Woodburn, just 35 miles south of Portland, tulips abound in over 40 acres of flowers. Tickets must be purchased in advance on their website, so plan ahead! Great photos opportunities.

What is your favorite thing to do in or around Portland in March?