The Hawthorne Street Fair Children's Events!

Come one, come all, to the 2015 Hawthorne Street Fair!

We love our neighborhood and our customers, so we pull out all the stops for the Street Fair, throwing an over-the-top party for kids and families at Kids at Heart Toys.

On Sunday, August 16th, Hawthorne will be hopping with plenty of neighbors and visitors from all parts of the city. They’ll enjoy a music stage at SE 34th Avenue, art activities at Muse, beer gardens, and all kinds of delicious food and unique vendors. Of course, we think the best part of the Street Fair will be all the awesome activities for families we have planned at Kids at Heart.

On the Main Stage we’ll be featuring great entertainment for the whole family. Two of Portland’s most beloved children’s musicians, Mr. Ben and Lorna Miller, will invite us on their musical adventures, where all can sing and dance along. Then, Penny’s Puppet Productions will present not one, but TWO amazing puppet shows! Portland’s favorite clowns, Olive & Dingo, will take the stage with their wonderful antics, and Circus Cascadia joins us with a fantastic array of events: juggling demos, tightrope walking, balance balls, stilt lessons, and clown skits!

Besides our Stage shows, we’ll feature activities all day on SE 35th Avenue and in our back parking lot. We’ll have a refreshing misting tent and dedicated sidewalk chalk area. Our good friends from Metro Parent - PDX Kids Calendar will be set up with a prize wheel and photo booth, and face painters will be at the ready to beautify all those little faces! And perhaps most important of all, to ease all those weary feet, tables & chairs for resting and eating will be available.

Outside the store on Hawthorne is our annual Sidewalk Sale, with amazing deals on some of our favorite toys and books! Then, don’t forget to stop in the shop and fill out a ticket – we’ll have a drawing for you to win gift certificates to the store!

It’s our best Street Fair yet, and we are so excited to share it with all of you! See you then!


Tips for a successful family trip:

  • Parking might be a bit tricky, so plan on parking a few blocks away and walking.
  • Public transportation or a family bike ride will work great, too.
  • Parts of Hawthorne will be closed to traffic/buses.
  • Feel free to bring your own food and snacks, but there will be plenty to purchase from vendors and from our local restaurants and carts!

WHAT: Hawthorne Street Fair Children’s Events

WHEN: Sunday, August 16th, 2014 – 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Kids at Heart Toys - 3445 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 – Stage performances and other activities will be outside on 35th Avenue (closed to traffic) and in the back parking lot.

WHY: The Hawthorne Street Fair is Portland’s longest running street fair, and offers the best of summer fun. Kids at Heart Toys saw the need for more kid-specific entertainment, and we have been presenting our children’s events alongside the rest of the street fair for eight years!