Children’s Celebration and PetFest Event Saturday, June 11, at Island Park

Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation

SPRINGFIELD – Willamalane Park and Recreation District will hold its annual Children’s Celebration event on Saturday, June 11, at Island Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the addition of a PetFest section at Children’s Celebration, the event will now offer fun for all family members, whether they have two legs, four legs, fins, or scales.

Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation. Food donations will benefit the food pantry at Willamalane Adult Activity Center and Willamalane’s Little Free Pantries around Springfield. Pet food donations will be accepted, too.

On Saturday, families can expect fun activities, live performances, and helpful resources from Willamalane, community partners, and exhibitors. The event will offer a variety of booths and family-friendly activities, including games, balloon animals, big trucks, a magic show, martial arts demonstrations, and much more! The event also features four scheduled stage events, which are as follows:

  • 10:30 a.m. Singer and Storyteller: Alex Mauney
  • 11:30 a.m. Magician: David Grinder
  • 12:30 p.m. Drum performance: West African Cultural Arts Institute
  • 1:30 p.m. Marching band: Code Red

Children’s Celebration is presented by Dari Mart and sponsored by Toyota, PacificSource Health Plans, OCCU, NW Natural, Hexion, and Oregon CPR.

The event will take place rain or shine. For a complete list of summer events at Willamalane, including the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, visit

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