Summer Fun

Aquatic Center Events

Little Tykes Swim

A special time frame for kids 6-years-old and younger to swim with their parents or guardians from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every other Thursday. Regular admission fees apply. Dates of Little Tyke Swim:

  • June 1, 15, & 29 
  • July 13 & 27 

Fathers Day Swim - June 19

Celebrate your father or father figure at the Portland Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dad's swim for free with a paid child admission.

Dive-In Movies

Bring the whole family to watch a family-friendly movie on the big screen while in the pool! Enjoy free popcorn and snocones provided by the Parks & Recreation department. The Snack Shack will be open, too. Movies begin at 9:00 p.m. Admission fee is $4 per person.

  • Thursday, June 9 - Encanto
  • Thursday, July 14

Neighborhood Park Events

Park It!

Portland Parks & Recreation crews are bring free games, treats and other fun to a neighborhood park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday in June and July. Schedule of parks:

  • June 9 - Bayside Park, 108 Sabine
  • June 16 - Willacy Park, 131 Daniel Moore
  • June 23 - East Cliff Park, 301 Georgia 
  • June 30 - Briar Bluff Park, 1530 Briar
  • July 7 - Simpson Park, 1101 Broadway
  • July 14 - Twin Fountains Park, 2205 Matagorda
  • July 21 - Oakridge Park, 2233 Memorial Pkwy
  • July 28 - Violet Andrews Park, 154 Elm St


Summer Concerts & Movie Nights

Movies on the Lawn

The Portland Parks & Recreation Department plans to host free family-friendly movies on the lawn between City Hall and the Community Center. Please bring your own blankets for seating. More details to come soon. Mark your calendar for these dates:

  • June 16 & 30
  • July 7 & 28

Summer Concert Series

The Portland Parks & Recreation Department hosts free live concerts every Sunday in June & July at Joe Burke Pavilion (2003 Billy G Webb Dr.)! Please bring your own chairs. Coolers are allowed, but glass containers are not.

  • June 12 - Scarecrow People
  • June 19 - Starlite & The Moonbeams
  • June 26 - Cruise Control
  • July 3 - Dave's Duo
  • July 10 - Splendiferous 
  • July 17 - Matt Hole & the Hot Rod Gang
  • July 24 - Them Liam Mercer Group
  • July 31 - The East & The Crow

Events @ Apartment complexes

Rec Crew

The Rec Crew is bringing a recreation center on wheels to a variety of apartment complexes throughout the summer! Rec Crew offers free games, crafts, fitness and fun for school-age kids. Rec Crew takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Schedule of Rec Crew stops:

  • June 8 - Century Palm Bluff
  • June 15 - Pavilions at Northshore 
  • June 22 - Oak Manor Villas
  • July 6 - Lands End Apartments 
  • July 13 - Bridge Pointe Landing 
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