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Planning a visit to Oregon? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

 

Metro Portland Events

March 2015

March 27 - May 3, 2015
Woodburn Tulip Festival

The Wooden Shoe Farm in Woodburn offers over 40 acres of beautiful tulips and daffodils in bloom.

April 2015

April 12, 2015
Bridge to Brews

Take a 5K and 8K walk/run over the Fremont Bridge in Portland in this race which features course entertainment and festival-style brew afterwards.
 

April 25, 2015
2015 Eat Mobile

Portland is set to host its annual food cart festival, where over 60 delectable food carts will line the streets and provide plenty of drinks, entertainment, and, of course, delicious food to the masses. The event is set for a 1 p.m. start time.

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.

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 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.

Columbia River Gorge Events

April 2015

April 12 - 27, 2015
Blossom Festival

Hood River celebrates springtime by showing off the region's blooming fruit trees and holding arts & crafts shows, food festivals, and more.

April 12, 2015
Hand-Pressed Cider Fest

This Hood River event gathers a variety of northwest cider samples all under one roof.

April 2015

April 18 - 19, 2015
Rainier Cup Sailing

The Raining Cup Sailing race gets underway on the Columbia River.

April 3 - 26, 2015
Wine Tasting in the Columbia River Gorge

April Passport Month's brings forth dozens of opportunities for weekend wine tasting escapes in the Columbia River Gorge area.
 

Central Oregon & the Cascades Events

March 2015

March 27 - May 3, 2015
Woodburn Tulip Festival

The Wooden Shoe Farm in Woodburn offers over 40 acres of beautiful tulips and daffodils in bloom.

April 2015

April 9 - 13, 2015
Ashland Independent Film Festival

Visit the Varsity Theater in downtown Ashland for this one of a kind movie marathon. Watch films from all over the world and enjoy local spirits and food.

April 2015

April 25 - 26, 2015
Oregon Agricultural Festival

This all-encompassing ag festival is held on the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

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.

April 2015

April 24 - 25, 2015
Spring Fling

Square dancing and more takes place at the Community Connection in Baker City.

May 2015

May 1-3, 2015
May Spring Ride

Cycle through eastern Oregon with downtown La Grande as your base.

May 16 - 17, 2015
Indian Arts Festival & Powwow Friendship Feast

La Grande's Eastern Oregon University pays tributes to its Native American roots.

June 2015

June 18 - 20, 2015
Country Music Jamboree

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

June 2015

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.

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

April 2015

April 9 - 13, 2015
Ashland Independent Film Festival

Visit the Varsity Theater in downtown Ashland for this one of a kind movie marathon. Watch films from all over the world and enjoy local spirits and food.

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.

April 2015

April 24-26, 2014
Crab Seafood and Wine Festival

Good food, good wine, good times! Taking place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds this spectacular event is filled with art, wine, brews, and fine foods. Festival hours vary per day.

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