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March Events

Oregon Chocolate Festival
Southern Oregon

Next year - March 1-3, 2024

This annual Oregon Chocolate Festival is a chocolate tasting extravaganza presenting Oregon chocolate and specialty food vendors!

Completely dedicated to Oregon chocolatiers and their fantastic creations. This show will bring together Oregon chocolate companies who will present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease taste buds of over 1500 visitors.

LOCATION:
Ashland Hills Hotel
2525 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
541-488-1700

Wee Bit O'Ireland
March - various events scheduled on different days
Heppner - Eastern Oregon

Join the fun every March in Heppner for "A wee bit o'Ireland"! The celebration includes lots of delicious food, fun events such as the green parade and sheep dog trials, and great entertainment.

LOCATION:
Heppner, Oregon

INFORMATION:
541-676-5536

Annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase
March 11, 2023
Aurora - Willamette

You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to see working antique spinning wheels throughout the museum complex. This annual event is sponsored by the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild. Live animals will be on display in the Museum's tie shed. Coffee and cookies will be served in the 1876 Steinbach Log Cabin. The Aurora Colony Handspinners' Guild will also raffle an antique spinning wheel.

LOCATION:
Old Aurora Colony Museum
15018 Second Street NE (Corner of Second & Liberty Streets) Aurora, Oregon

INFORMATION:
(503) 678-5754

Oregon Cheese Festival
March 11 & 12, 2023

Central Point - Southern Oregon

Oregon-inspired culinary event. Taste and buy cheese, drinks, and accompaniments from artisan and specialty producers from Oregon and beyond. Treat yourself to beverages by the glass and food carts

LOCATION:
Jackson County Expo, Seven Feathers Event Center
1 Peninger Rd
Central Point, OR

St. Josef's Day Festival
March 18-19, 2023
Canby - Willamette Valley

Featuring new wines inspired the founders- Josef’s 40th Anniversary Pinot Noir and Sparkling Lilli Chardonnay. Along with our home-made Hungarian Goulash, special tastings, live music and more! No reservations needed. Open 12-5 both days. Josef & Lilli met in the German city of Chicago and came to Oregon to grow and make great wines. Since founding the winery they have created a bit of European style hospitality. They believe it is important to start the growing season off with a lighthearted approach.

LOCATION:
St. Josef's Winery
Canby, OR

INFORMATION:
(503) 651-3190

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 24 – April 30, 2023

Woodburn - Willamette Valley

Offering tickets online only this year to minimize crowds and allow for more time to enjoy our fields.

Bring your family and enjoy over 40 Acres of Tulips and Daffodils. Every day enjoy a variety of activities along with the Tulip Farm's beautiful fields. Each weekend they have a variety of events planned.

LOCATION:
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
33814 S. Meridian Rd.
Woodburn, OR 97071

INFORMATION:
(503) 634-2243

Annual Whale Watching Week
The Coast
Late March

Join trained volunteers at 24 watch sites to help you spot the whales. Whale watching is a year round activity on the coast of Oregon, but this is your chance to learn more about the gray whales that migrate each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks so they can teach others while watching the whales too.

INFORMATION:
541-765-3407

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April Events

Pear Blossom Festival
April 7-8, 2023
Medford

An annual spring parade and festival with a Street Fair, Smudge Pot Stroll and much more. It is held in April to mark the time when pear trees that are a traditional part of the town's economy come into blossom. Founded in 1954, this event also includes seasonal activities such as promotion of local agriculture, a running race, cycling events along the Rogue River and a pageant.

LOCATION:
Medford, OR

John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival
April 13-16, 2023

Burns - Eastern Oregon

Spend an amazing weekend witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of Southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds as they rest and feed in the wide open spaces of Oregon's high desert. From waterfowl to shorebirds, cranes to raptors, wading birds to songbirds, you'll see them all!

The festival offers non-stop birding activities as well as historical and cultural information sure to entertain you and your family. So whether you're a beginner or a life-long wildlife enthusiast, the festival has something for everyone.

INFORMATION:
(541) 573-2636

Ashland Independent Film Festival 2023 AIFF Documentary Showcase
April 14-20, 2023
Ashland - Southern Oregon

We are excited to share 6 prestigious documentaries hot off of the independent film festival circuit, LIVE at the Varsity Theater. We are also featuring 6 curated independent films STREAMING on the KINO NOW platform (Streaming films will be continuously available until April 28th).

LOCATION:
Coming Attractions Varsity Theater
Ashland, Oregon.

Annual Earth Day Fair & Parade
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Bend - Central Oregon

The Bend Earth Day Fair is a celebration of our natural environment. The Environmental Center hosts this celebration each spring as part of their commitment to strengthen the community and protect the earth. A colorful, creative parade filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite species will kick off the day of festivities. Other activities will include live music and performances, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a variety of local environmental organizations who can help you get connected to local initiatives.

LOCATION:
Kansas Avenue in front of The Environmental Center (downtown Bend)

Events Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival!
April 28-30, 2023
Astoria - the coast

You’ll enjoy a great spread of northwest cuisine, myriad arts and crafts, a selection of Oregon and Washington’s finest wineries, a fantastic beer garden and fun entertainment. The Rotary Club of Astoria will be serving its traditional crab dinner all weekend long in the exhibit hall where you can enjoy live music all weekend.

LOCATION:
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
Astoria

Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
Saturday, April 29, 2023
11 am - 7 pm

Hood River Valley

The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. More than 20 cideries will be participating, with more than 30 ciders on tap.

The daylong event also features a lineup of local music, and a kids’ area, guaranteeing a great time for the whole family.

LOCATION:
Hood River Fairgrounds
3020 Wyeast Rd
Hood River, OR

Annual Cheese and Wine Extravaganza
2023 information TBA

Bandon - The Coast

International cheeses; northwest wineries will be there pouring their wines; hors 'd oeuvres; chocolate; desserts; silent auction; oral auction; lots of fun!

LOCATION:
Bandon Community Center, 'The Barn'
1200 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park

Dundee Hills Passport Tour
2023 information TBA
Dundee - Willamette Valley

Discover the back roads of Oregons most renowned wine growing region by taking part inthe Dundee Hills appellation's annual Passport Tour. Over 25 premium wineries will open their doors and cellars during this weekend. You'll also learn from experts about the unique climate, red volcanic soil, geology and earth-friendly farming practices that make this appellation so special.

LOCATION:
Participating wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms in the Dundee Hills Appellation

INFORMATION:
503.538.6476

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May Events

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
May 5-7, 2023
Portland

Portland's largest multicultural event. Featuring music, dance, art, carnival, and Latin music. The Fiesta also features "The Plaza de Artesanos" where artisans demonstrate and sell handcrafted artwork. Some crafts are exported directly from Mexico and handcrafted on sight.

LOCATION:
Waterfront Park
1020 Naito Parkway
Portland

Brew HaHa Craft Beer Fest
May 13, 2023
3-11 pm
Roseburg

Annuel event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Featuring Craft Beer and wine tastings and served to you by off-duty Local 2091 Douglas County Professional Firefighters and Local 1110 Roseburg Professional Firefighters, plus members of Douglas County Fire Dist. No. 2, along with live music, games, food and fun.

LOCATION:
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR

Annual Rhododendron Festival
May 18-21, 2023
Florence - The Coast

Every year during the third weekend of May, Florence takes great pride in presenting this festival to thousands of visitors. An amusement carnival opens mid-week, and then the weekend kicks off on Friday with live music and dancing. The festival includes a wide variety of fun and events throughout the weekend include parades, flower show spotlighting specimen rhododendrons grown by coastal inhabitants. car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more.

INFORMATION:
(541) 997-3128

A Taste of Ashland
May 20–21, 2023
2-8 pm
Ashland - Southern Oregon

After a two-year hiatus, now celebrating its 32nd year, A Taste of Ashland is the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event. Enjoy this annual walking tour of Ashland galleries paired with local restaurants and regional wineries, Ashland’s most delicious art experience.

LOCATION:
Galleries throughout downtown
Ashland, OR 97520.

Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
May 20-21, 2023

The Gorge

Since 1984 - this annual event has grown over the years to include the entire whitewater community with rafting, kayaking and river boarding events. Pacific Northwest white water festivals.

LOCATION:
17 miles upriver from Estacada, OR.

Wildflower and Music Festival
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Eugene

Festival has flowers on display, plants for sale, experts to answer questions, food, Art in Nature Trail and much more

LOCATION:
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
34901 Frank Parrish Rd
Eugene, OR

Portland Rose Festival
May 26 - June 11, 2023
Portland

Oregon's premier civic celebration, has been a Northwest tradition for over 110 years. This unique festival bursts into bloom each spring to celebrate the City of Roses with events, excitement and entertainment for all ages. Some of the events include Grand Floral Parade, The Waterfront Village, Festival of Bands and The Arts Festival.

LOCATION:
Various Events throughout Portland

INFORMATION:
(503) 227-2681

Eugene Scottish Festival
Saturday May 27, 2023

10am-5pm
Eugene - Willamette Valley

Annual event with bagpipes, harps & championship fiddling. County dancers, clans, Scottish Heritage Museum & Children's Area, Scottish food & vendors. It is a family event and no alcohol is served. There will be games for children, including a bouncy house, a Scottish museum, Scottish foods and a dog parade.

LOCATION:
Irving Grange
1011 Irvington Drive
Eugene,OR

Pioneer Family Festival
2022 information TBA

Oregon City - Portland Metro

Teddy Bear Parade, food court, pony rides, entertainment and much more!

LOCATION:
Clackamette Park
Oregon City

Florence Goes Green Fair
2022 information TBA
Florence - The Coast

Over 40 companies will assemble at the Florence Events Center with information and displays that demonstrate how consumers and businesses can choose products and take simple steps that will create less waste, save money, be healthful, and leave less of a mark on the environment, helping to preserve Planet Earth. Whether it is about recycling, using less energy, or protecting the soil and air and the food we eat, the Green Fair will offer ideas and solutions for adopting a greener lifestyle.

LOCATION:
Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

Portland Science Festival
May - 2023 information TBA
1-5 pm
Portland

Bring your family, friends and colleagues out to celebrate science. All ages and abilities are welcome, will include a kids zone.

LOCATION:
University of Oregon Portland
70 NW Couch Street

A Taste of Klamath
2023 date TBA
5:00 pm

Klamath Falls - Southern Oregon

Come and sample the best food and drinks the Basin has to offer at this "see and be seen" event. The Taste of Klamath gives attendees a chance to sample bits and bites from restaurants, breweries, bakeries and bars from around Klamath, and it gives the vendors a chance to show-off and compete with each other. All in all, its always an event that draws a crowd and puts a smile on your face.

LOCATION:
Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center
218 N 7th Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon

INFORMATION:
(503) 227-2681

Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
May
Florence - The Coast

A great family show where Grandparents reminisce with the kids about travels in autos from their childhood and car aficionados rave about the beauty of hot rods to custom cruisers on display in the streets of Historic Old Town.

LOCATION:
Historic Old Town Florence

INFORMATION:
541-997-3128

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