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Local happenings all across Oregon
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
Friday Night Fights
Improv comedy teams battle it out for more stage time at the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland. Shows start at 10 P.M.
Crawfish Boil Diner and New Release Day
Visit the Montinore Estate for this all-you-can-eat crawfish and wine paring. The good food is first served at noon.
Spring Pilharmonic anf Chamber Ensembles
Be filled with beautiful music and harmony as you listen to the Pacific University Philharmonic and Chamber Ensembles. The show begins in McCready Hall on the Pacific University campus at 6 p.m.
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country at Plum Hill
Visit Plum Hill Vineyards to enjoy live music and the tasting of 6 different wines expertly paired with cheeses and breads. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rose Festival Join in on the festivities of one of the biggest events in Portland which includes opening night fireworks, parades, carnival rides, entertainment, and lots of food. Event times vary.
Annual Sake and Oyster Fest
Head on down to SakeOne in Forest Grove at 11 a.m. to enjoy freshly shucked Northwest Oysters, three varieties of mollusks, and different sakes that are a perfect complement for each of the sauces.
Medieval Faire in the Grove
Travel back in time as you step on to the front lawn of the McMenamins Grand Lodge and see heavy armored combat taking place along with story telling and textile demos. The fun is free and open to the public. The Medieval times begin at 10 a.m.
10k ORCC Hagg Lake Run/Walk
Come on down to Hagg Lake, just south of Forest Grove, for this 10.5-mile course run/walk put on by the Oregon Road Runners Club. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m.
58th Anua Rotary Steak Feed Dinner
Join the Rotary Club at the University Center at Pacific University for their annual steak dinner. Dinner is served at 5 p.m.
Memorial Weekend at Montinore Estate
Celebrate Memorial day weekend by enjoying a new release wine and perfect pairings. It starts at 11 a.m. at the Montinore Estate.
Annual Spring Garden Tour
The Friends of Historic Forest Grove host their 18th annual Spring Garden Tour through some of the most beautiful gardens of the area. The tour begins at the Old Train Station at noon.
Pig Roast and Pinot
Come on out to enjoy a delicious pig roast paired with great wine at Plum Hill Vineyards. The wine starts flowing at 1 p.m.
Beer Week Breweries all around the city of Portland host tastings and pairings of signature beers. Times vary per location.
Dragon Boat Races Over 75 teams compete in this race along the Tom McCall waterfront during this Rose Festival event. The race begins at 8 a.m.
Wine & Jazz Festival Wander through the gardens of the Deepwood Estate as you are immersed in jazz music and sample wonder wines. It begins at 4 p.m.
Independence Day Wine and Watermelon
Celebrate your independence with Plum Hill Vineyards and enjoy free watermelon and wine tastings. The vineyard opens at 11 a.m.
42nd Annual Concours d'Elegance Antique and Collector Auto Show
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.
St. Paul Rodeo Cowboys and girls take on classic rodeo challenges like barrel racing, bull riding, and roping at the St. Paul Rodeo Grounds. Event times vary.
Blues Festival Visit the Tom McCall waterfront for this event full of music, fireworks, and great times. Event times vary.
32nd Annual Olympic and Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
Join the Northwest's original Olympic distance triathlon with 1.5k swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Afterwards enjoy live music, the Sports and Fitness Expo, and food. It begins at Henry Hagg Lake Park at 8 a.m.
Get your "License to Taste" passport and visit a variety of different wineries, such as the Plum Hill Vineyard, to enjoy wine tastings and the special dog friendly activities at each location. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
5th Annual Pacific Rim Festival
Experience the culture of the Pacific Rim in this festival at SakeOne with music, food, performances, and sake. There are also events for the kiddos to enjoy. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash
Come on down to Lincoln Park in Forest Grove for this 1 or 2 mile doggie dash that is fun for the entire family. It all starts at 9:30 a.m.
Forest Grove Uncorked: A Wine, Microbrew, and Food Experience
It's okay to dance in the street during this event. Wander down Main Street Forest Grove and experience the end products of the many wineries, microbreweries, and restaurants in the area. The festivities begin at 4 p.m.
Brats and Brewfest This 21 and over event is a chance for home brewers to gather and show off their work, and for you to enjoy it. Head on down to the Forest Grove Community Center at 11 a.m.
Lions Club Run/Walk for Sight 5k/2.5k
An event for everyone starting outside the Pacific University's College of Optometry. Join in on the 10k or 5k race or let your toddler participate in the Tot Trot. Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners start at 9:15 a.m.
Annual Corn Roast- Celebrating Forest Grove Celebrate Forest Grove with live music, fun activities, and corn! It all happens on the Pacific University campus starting at 1 p.m.
Another amazing event put on by McMenamins Grand Lodge with great music, food, and drinks. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Fest.
Show off your sidewalk chalk art skills in Downtown Forest Grove. The art begins at 8 a.m.
Adult Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
Ghouls and goblins welcome at this 21 and over event hosted at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Ghoulish delights begin at 7 p.m.
Trick or Treating at the Grand Lodge
Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and Witches are all welcome for trick-or-treating at the McMenamins Grand Lodge on Halloween. It all starts at 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling and Santa
Head to the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce for the Tree lighting ceremony, caroling, and holiday festivities. It all starts at 6 p.m.
Holiday Light Parade
Downtown Forest Grove will be filled with twinkling lights this night as floats lit up with Christmas lights travel through town. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
New Year's Eve Bash
Dance yourself into the New Year at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Enjoy good music, good food, and good spirits. The music starts at 8 p.m.
Columbia River Gorge Events
Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month Purchase your passport full of discounts and offers for many of the wineries throughout the Columbia Gorge wine area. It also gives you access to special events just for passport holders. Special event dates and times vary.
Blossom Time Hood River comes alive as their pear trees blossom and events fill the town with music, art, and outdoor activities. Event times vary.
Wine & Pear Festival Visit the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum for this event full of entertainment, wine, food, and art. Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and noon on Sunday.
Hood River County Fair The Hood River County Fairgrounds fill with midway games and rides, entertainment, animal shows and competitions, and, of course, great food! Gates open at noon.
Cross Channel Swim Join this challenge of swimming a 1.1 mile section of the great Columbia River. Swimmers gather at the Visitor Center at 5:30 a.m.
Hood River Hops Fest Downtown Hood River fills with people from all over the country in town just to taste the fresh brews from 42 regional breweries. It begins at noon.
Hood River Harvestfest Experience a classic harvest festival on the Hood River Waterfront filled with pumpkins, art, local produce, and wine and beer tastings. Event times vary per day.
Hood River Holidays Kick-Off Start off your holidays in Downtown Hood River with easy shopping, a parade, and a tree lighting celebration. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Interstate 5 Corridor Events
Oregon Gran Fondo Downtown Cottage Grove fills with hundreds of cyclists as they ride for 117, 71, or 31 miles in this kick off event for the Oregon Triple Crown Series. Start times vary based on length.
Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove This USATriathlon sanctioned race takes place at the Cottage Grove Lake. Start times vary for Olympic and Sprint distances.
Cycle the Lakes Join in on this fun and active event starting in Bohemia Park with three different lengths to choose, 32, 67, or 102 miles. Starts times and routes vary based upon length.
Eastern Oregon Events
Grande Ronde Spring Fest '14 and Birdathon Enjoy a festival perfect for nature lovers and birders. Events take place throughout La Grande at various times.
Sumpter Flea Market Attend one of the largest flea markets in Oregon in Downtown Sumpter. Times vary.
Hog Wild Days Visit Island City for this fun annual event that has something for everyone. Event times vary.
Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo Visit the Halfway Fairgrounds for this fun community event for little tikes. Event times vary.
Elgin Riverfest Celebrate spring with the community of Elgin. Event times vary.
Umatilla County Fair The Umatilla County Fairgrounds fill with live entertainment, 4-H Displays, rides, and great fair food for this annual tradition. Event times vary.
Farm City Pro Rodeo Four days packed with all the great rodeo activities you could think of, mutton bustin', saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. Event times vary.
Pendleton Round-Up This rodeo at the Pendleton Round-Up Stadium is full of events for everyone to enjoy and experience. Times vary per event.
Oregon Cascades Events
La Pine Rodeo Bring the family out to the La Pine Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend for classic rodeo fun. There will be barrel racing, bull riding, and more! Event times vary.
La Pine Frontier Days Join the community of La Pine as they celebrate all that makes them friends, neighbors, and Americans. With events and activities ranging from a carnival with rides and games to a Dutch Oven cook-off you will be sure to find something for everyone. Events begin at 6 a.m. on the 4th.
Cascade Lakes Relay Come on out and support these amazing athletes as they run/walk along a beautiful course through Southern and Central Oregon. Start times are staggered.
Southern Oregon Events
Free Kids Day
Hit up the Crater Rock Museum and let the kids play in the dirt, but this time it's for education purposes! They will learn about fossils, geodes, and even dinosaurs. The museum opens at 10 a.m.
Travel back in time and walk among the dinosaurs at the ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland. These impressive robots can track you as you pass through their environment. Times vary per day.
Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s
Stop by and see the array of photographs and other artifacts that tell stories and illustrate what life would have been like back in the 1960s. Times vary per day.
Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed Head on down to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology for live music and fresh Oysters, or hotdogs if you prefer. It all starts at noon.
Celtic Cultural Festival
A day long event full of Celtic music, dance, songs, and stories at the Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Oregon Coast Events
International Folk Dancing
Dancers of all ages are intvited by the South Coast Folk Society to Greenacres Grange Hall in Coos Bay for multi-cultural dance lessons and fun on the fourth Saturday of every month through May.
March - May 2014
In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
Taking place in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop's visitor center at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, it is a wonderful opportunity to listen to and meet artists and scholars.
Second Saturday Art Walk
On the 2nd Saturday of each month Downtown businesses stay open late providing refreshments and entertainment while displaying unique works of art. You can tell the special venues open for the event with the colorful pinwheels. It starts at 5 p.m.
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.
Portland Chamber Orchestra One of the oldest chamber orchestras in America comes to the Liberty Theater in Astoria. Show time is at 7:30 p.m.
May 16-17, 2014
May Show and Fundraiser Support the local theater and visit the Astor Street Opry Company. The curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Mother's Day Tea and Scones Enjoy sweet treats and hot tea at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
May 11 - October 12, 2014
Astoria Sunday Market Season Opens Get ready for the Sunday Market in Downtown Astoria which features local artists performing. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb grace the stage at the Liberty Theater. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating Veterans, Celebrating Freedom Enjoy a scavenger hunt through Fort Stevens State Park. The hunt begins at 11 a.m.
Tenor Guitar Gathering Tenor Musicians descend upon Astoria. Times vary per day.
Celebrate the childhood classic film within the town it was filmed, Astoria.
Scandinavian Midsummer Fest Celebrate the Summer Solstice with an age old tradition in Astoria.
June 27-29, 2014
Teen Shanghaied The Teen June Production at the Astoria Street Opry Company. Curtain raises at 7 p.m.
Astoria Music Festival A high energy event with a little bit of something for everyone. Event times vary.
Canoe Program Begins Canoe along the Lewis and Clark River with the Forest Ranger starting off in the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Times vary.
Summer Kite Festival This fun family event takes over the central beach in Lincoln City along the D-River Wayside with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes. The kites begin to fly at 10 a.m.
Hoop It Up Join in on this fun basketball tour as it comes through Lincoln City to the Tanger Outlets. Game times vary.
Independence Day Celebrate Independence Day with the locals in Astoria by participating in local festivities.
Seaman's Day- Commemorating Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland Dog Celebrate and learn about the dog that accompanied the famous exploratory group at Fort Clatsop.
Shanghaied in Astoria The annual theater sensation that grips Astoria. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m.
WWII Living History Program Watch demonstrations of camp life by various U.S., German, and British history groups at Fort Stevens State Park.
Clatsop County Fair Everything you love about a county fair at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, cotton candy, rides, and games.
Astoria Regatta Fest Join the locals as they celebrate the oldest American city west of the Rockies, Astoria.
The Saltmakers Return to Seaside Living History Head on down to the beach at Seaside and watch the Historical Interpreters make salt from the seawater.
Hood to Coast This 199-mile relay starts at the Timberline Lodge and goes all the way to Seaside. The relay starts at 6:30 p.m.
Civil War Reenactment The largest Civil War reenactment in the Northwest containing full scale cavalry, infantry, and artillery. It all starts at 10 a.m.
Surf City Classic Car Show Lincoln city fills with beautiful classic cars from many different time periods along with food, music, and fun for everyone. Event times vary.
Victorian Games At Flavel House Get away from the electronics for the afternoon and enjoy old-fashioned games outside. It starts at 11 a.m.
Commercial Fishermen's Fest The event where fishermen from everywhere come to Hammond Marina to mingle. Times vary.
Shanghaied Costume Ball Listen to live music and watch the crowning of Miss Vivian and Virginia. It starts at 8 p.m.
PAC NW Brew Cup Live music and fresh beer on tap during this festival. Times vary.
5th Annual South Slough Scramble, Hometown Tourism Day and National Public Lands Day A fun day for everyone out-of-doors just south of Fort Clatsop.
October 17-19, 2014
October 24-25, 2014
Fall Production Visit the Astor Street Opry Company to view their Fall production. It is a 7 p.m. curtain.
Home Tour- Assistance League Tour select homes through Astoria and enjoy fine food from select vendors.
Great Columbia Crossing Experience the thrill of crossing the Astoria Megler Bridge on foot. Register for times.
Astoria International Film Fest View, discuss, and learn more about independent films at the Liberty Theater. Times vary.
Talking Tombstones Have a graveside chat with citizens that have passed into the beyond in the Astoria graveyard. The gathering begins at 1 p.m.
Trick or Treat and Monster Bash Explore Downtown Astoria and then enjoy music and food in the Recreation Center.
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.
Downtown Astoria Sparkles Holiday Kickoff Kickoff the holiday season with flair in Downtown Astoria. Event times vary.
Starving Artist Fair Support local artists as they display their work in the Astoria Recreation Center. Times vary.
Nutcracker The classic Christmas ballet is performed at the Astoria High School. Times vary per performance.
Plum Pudding and Tea Enjoy a nice cup of tea and the traditional dessert at the Flavel House. Daily at 1 p.m.
Old Fashioned Christmas Enjoy festive music, games, and stories by Old St. Nick at the Flavel House. The festivities start at 6 p.m.
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