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Local or visitor? Check out just a few of the popular events going on for the next few months in Oregon. Find Best Western hotels convenient to most events.

 

Metro Portland Events

May 2015

May 29 - 9, 2015
Festival of Flowers

Downtown Portland comes into blossom as Pioneer Courthouse Square creates designs from 20,000 flowers.

May 22 - 25 & 28 - 31 & June 3 - 7, 2015
CityFair & Fireworks

Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park gives hosts to carnival rides, food fairs, beer, and exhibits.

May 29 & 30, 2015
2015 Oregon State Cornhole Championships

Competitve cornhole – yes – over 50 participants compete for cash prizes at Oregon State University in Forest Grove. Games generally begin at 9 a.m.

June 2015

June 26 - 28, 2015
Festival of Balloons

The Festival of Balloons in Tigard colors the skies with dozens of simultaneous launching hot-air balloons.

June 27 - 28, 2015
World Beat Festival

Oregon's largest multicultural festival kicks off in Salem.
 

July 2015

July 18 & 19, 2015
42nd Annual Concours d'Elegance

Come on down to the campus of Pacific University walk among 300 beautiful antique, classic, and even some modified cars from many different eras of history. Along with the beautiful cars there will be music, wine, and fine food. Cars roll in, open their doors, and pop their hoods at 8:30 a.m.

July 17 - 19, 2015
Oregon International Airshow

The Hilsboro Airport near Forest Grove hosts one of Oregon's biggest airshows. See aerial stunts, enjoy food on the ground, and more.

July 17 - 18, 2015
Robin Hood Festival

Sherwood near Tigard hosts this medieval reenactment of the famous tale, alongside numerous festival activities.

July 2015

July 17 - 18, 2015
Scottish Highland Games

Hear Scottish pipes and drums at the Portland Highland Games near Troutdale.

July 11, 2015
2015 Hagg Lake Triathalon

Forest Grove residents compete in this annual event, featuring an olymic triathalon course with post-race activities available afterward. Race time is set for 7 a.m.

July 11, 2015
2015 Cruis'n the Grove

Car buffs won't want to miss this annual Forest Grove event, featuring over 250 classic and specialy cars on display in a block party setting. The event is hosted at the Forest Grove Senior Center.

August 2015

August 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Hood-to-Coast Marathon

Join Oregon residents as they run a relay race from Mt. Hood to Seaside. After party festivities include a beer and wine garden, live music, award ceremonies, and more. Event times vary by day and location.

September 2015

September (exact dates TBA)
2015 Brats'n Homebrew Festival

Enjoy great food, craft brews, and live music at Forest Grove Senior Community Center. Event begins at 12 p.m.

September 26, 2015
2015 Oktoberfest at the Grand Lodge

Celebrate all things delicious and decadent in Forest Grove during this year's Oktober Fest celebration, featuring food, drink specials, and tons of live music. The festival begins at 1 p.m.

November 2015

November 7, 2015
80th Annual Verboort Sausage Dinner

Enjoy a true Forest Grove tradition with a delicious sausage and sauerkraut meal at the Visitation Church. The event start time is TBA.

Columbia River Gorge Events

February 2015

February 6 - December 4, 2015
Troutdale Open Air Market

Enjoy this monthly first Friday event held throughout Historic Troutdale.

April 2015

April 3 - October 2, 2015
First Friday 2015

Downtown Sandy hosts a fun way to explore the city with special offers on shopping and dining each first Friday of the month.

June 2015

June 27, 2015
Hood River Beach Bash

Windsurfers take to the river and compete at this Hood River event.

July 2015

July 11, 2015
Hood River Car Show

Attend this classic and vintage car show at the Automobile Museum in Hood River.

July 17 - 18, 2015
Scottish Highland Games

Hear Scottish pipes and drums at the Portland Highland Games near Troutdale.

September 2015

September 4 - 6, 2015
Sandy Oktoberfest

Join this family-friendly Sandy event, which includes an indoor/outdoor biergarten, German and American bands, and food booths.

Central Oregon & the Cascades Events

April 2015

April 4 - November 14, 2015
2015 Lane County Farmer's Market

Check out locally grown items, handcrafted goods and gifts, and don't forget to stop by the beer garden – all available ever Saturday this summer in downtown Eugene. The Saturday market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 2015

June 7, 2015
2015 Music in the Garden

Take a self-guided tour of six different local gardens, viewing live music, plant and art sales, and enjoying plenty of refreshments along the way. The event is held at various locations throughout Eugene. It begins at 10 a.m.

June 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2015
2015 Berries, Brews, & BBQ

Join Salem community residents as they celebrate father's day with two weekends of handcrafted beverages, finger-licking BBQ, and freshly picked strawberries. The event will be hosted at French Prairie Gardens at 9 a.m.

June 6, 2015
13th Annual Sasquatch Brew Fest

Held annually in the "Fermentation District" in Eugene, this brew fest is set to showcase local food vendors, a slient auction, a homebrew contest, and plenty brews to go around. The festival begins at noon.

July 2015

July 16-19, 2015
2015 Bohemia Mining Days

Relive the gold mining days of Cottage Grove with four days of activities, including live music, a parade, history exhibits, and a collection of vendors. The event be held throughout downtown Cottage Grove with hours TBA.

July 4, 2015
2015 Florence Independence Day Celebrations

Celebrate our nation's independence by exploring all that Old Town Florence has to offer – featuring live music, festive decorations, extended hours for shops and restaurants, and a dazzling fireworks show. This is an all-day event.

August 2015

August 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Hood-to-Coast Marathon

Join Oregon residents as they run a relay race from Mt. Hood to Seaside. After party festivities include a beer and wine garden, live music, award ceremonies, and more. Event times vary by day and location.

Eastern Oregon Events

December 2014

December
2014 The Bistro at Bellingers First Thursday Wine Tasting

Just like as it sounds – The first Thursday of every month, visit the Bistro at Bellingers for a night of fine wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. The event begins at 4:30 p.m.

June 2015

June 18 - 20, 2015
Country Music Jamboree

Musicians of every level jam at this Burns near Hines festival.

June 13 - 14, 2015
Elgin Riverfest

Elgin near La Grande throws this community bash. Enjoy fireman's breakfast, Dutch oven cookoffs, antique tractors, and more.

June 2015

July 26 - 28, 2015
Baker City Cycling Classic

Race one of the best stages races in the country at this annual Baker City event.

July 2015

July 10 - 11, 2015
Crazy Days

La Grande's Crazy Days includes farmers' markets, kid's activities, Friday sidewalk sales, and much more.

July 9 - 13, 2015
Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Rally

Ride through Hell's Canyon, one of the most famous motorcycling roads in the world, near Baker City.
 

Southern Oregon Events

February 2015

February 20 - November 1, 2015
Ashland Shakespeare Festival

Ashland's famous festival gets underway for the 2015 seasons. Notable productions include Much Ado about Nothing, Guys and Dolls, and Pericles.

July 2015

July 3 - 4, 2015
Festival of Free Flight

Take part in this annual hang-gliding competition in Lakeview.

August 2015

August 15 - 16, 2015
Wild Rivers Music Festival

Brookings's Azalea Park hosts this two-day music festival.

August 2015

August 7 - 9, 2015
Pirates of the Pacific Festival

Enjoy this fun-filled pirate adventure show, complete with music, re-enactments, and cannon fire. It is held in Brookings.

September 2015

September 4 - 6, 2015
Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby

This exciting 3-day event gathers fishermen and friends in salmon-catching contests at Brookings.

September 4 - 6, 2015
Lake County Fair and Round-up

Lakeview's classic rodeo event gets under way, with bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, and more.

Oregon Coast Events

October 2014

October 18, 2014 - May 25, 2015
Finders Keepers Glass Floats Each year from October to Memorial Day artists hide glass floats along a stretch of public beach in Lincoln City for people to find and keep.
October 18 - May 25, 2015
Finders Keepers

An annual tradition along the Oregon coast, visitors and residents search for handcrafted glass orbs, or "floats," all along the beach in Lincoln City. You find it, you keep it. 

January 2015

2nd Saturday of Each Month
2nd Saturday Art Walk

Explore the artisitc side of historic downtown Astoria when the city becomes a hub for local artists, live entertainment, culture, and more. The fun begins around sundown.

May 2015

May 10 - October 11, 2015
2015 Sunday Market

A festive market place open every Sunday throughout historic downtown Astoria. Gifts, food, entertainment, and more, open for business at 10 a.m.

June 2015

June 27 & 28, 2015
2015 Summer Kite Festival

An coastal summer celebration, Kite Fest features flying demonstration, kite building workshops, and plenty more festival activities. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the D-River Wayside in Lincoln City.

July 2015

July 25 & 26, 2015
2015 Hoops on the Beach

Lincoln City residents and visitors alike ages eight years and older compete in this three-on-three tournament held at Lincoln City Outlets. Event start time is TBA.

August 2015

August 5-9, 2015
2015 Astoria Regatta

Astoria Regatta is a five days of unique fun, parades, great food, and traditions held at various venues throughout Astoria – including downtown Astoria and Astoria High School. Event start times vary by day.

August 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Hood-to-Coast Marathon

Join Oregon residents as they run a relay race from Mt. Hood to Seaside. After party festivities include a beer and wine garden, live music, award ceremonies, and more. Event times vary by day and location.

August 8, 2015
2015 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest

Taft Beach in Lincoln City hosts this annual summer event – featuring a number of contestants competing for prizes. The event begins at 1 p.m.

September 2015

September 24-26, 2015
2015 Pacfic Northwest Brew Cup

One of Astoria's most beloved beer festivals, this annual brew-lovers paradise features a weekend of live music, food vendors, children's activities, and, of course, terrific craft beers. Event start times vary by day.

September 11-13, 2015
Oregon Coast Pride

One of the premier Oregon Pride events, this year's festivities are TBA, but are sure to be a hit. The event will be hosted at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

October 2015

October 11, 2015
2015 Great Columbia Crossings

Join Astoria residents during this annual 10K run across the Columbia River on Megler Bridge. Race time is TBA.

October 10 & 11, 2015
2015 Fall Kite Festival

An coastal fall celebration, Kite Fest features flying demonstration, kite building workshops, and plenty more festival activities. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the D-River Wayside in Lincoln City.

November 2015

November 14 & 15, 2015
2015 Chowder Cook-off

Apart from the great chowder, the festival's activities include live entertainment, beer and wine garden, children's activities, and, of course, a unique cooking contest at the Lincoln City Outlets. The event begins at 11 a.m.

February 2016

February 13, 2015
2015 Festival of the Dark Arts

Celebrate darker than dark craft stouts with the Fort George Brewery in Astoria with an afternoon of art, food, vendors, and plenty of craft brews. The event is TBA.

February 25-28, 2015
2016 Newport Wine & Seafood Festival

Featuring everything from arts and crafts to handmade goods to photography – the festival has a little something for everyone – including plenty of delicious food and drink. The event is held at South Beach Marina in Newport. Start time is TBA.

March 2016

TBA in March
2016 UnWined

The community of Astoria comes together to sip and savor handcrafted wine selections with food pairings, meet and greets, and other fun festivities at the Liberty Theater. Event start is TBA.

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