O-Tsukimi, the Moonviewing Festival

Portland Japanese Garden 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR

O-Tsukimi, the Moonviewing Festival Moonviewing, or O-Tsukimi in Japanese, is the custom of gazing at the full moon and enjoying its sacred beauty. Portland Japanese Garden schedules this beloved annual tradition to coincide with the harvest moon, which occurs anytime from September to early October. During Moonviewing, people gather to appreciate the... Read More

Newberg Camellia Festival

Chehalem Cultural Center 415 E Sheridan St., Newberg, OR

The Camellia Festival is an annual all-day festival celebrating the City of Newberg’s official flower, the Camellia, and its Asian origins. The day kicks off at 9 am with a 5k and 10k run/walk followed by performances, a bloom show, kids activities, vendors and more.  Performances take place throughout the... Read More


Northwest Cherry Festival

Downtown The Dalles The Dalles, OR

Head to The Dalles for the 41st Annual Northwest Cherry Festival. A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural heritage and Western roots. Three days of family-friendly activities and events including: The Gorge’s largest... Read More

Earth Day at the Oregon Garden

The Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St, Silverton, OR

Earth Day at The Oregon Garden is a free day of celebrating our planet! Guests of all ages are invited to grow their environmental stewardship by visiting with environmentally-conscious exhibitors, engaging in educational activities and exploring the Garden! Admission To Earth Day At The Oregon Garden Is Free! Parking $5/per... Read More


Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

Cannon Beach, OR Cannon Beach, OR

Come to Cannon Beach for the 59th annual sandcastle building competition.  The most popular event during the summer in Cannon Beach, it is an event not to be missed.  Talented builders create amazing works of art out of sand that only last the one day. Divisions of the contest include... Read More

Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

Downtown Port Townsend Port Townsend, WA

Dating from 1935, the Rhododendron Festival celebrates the Washington State flower with a weekend full of family fun.  Events include a Grand Parade, the Rhody Run, golf tournament, the Running of the Balls (a golf ball race down Monroe Street,) community picnic, spaghetti feed, and more. The Trike Race is... Read More

Hood River Cider Fest

Hood River Waterfront Park 650 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR

The 8th annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Oregon and Washington’s very own cider makers.  More than twenty cideries will be participating, with over 40 ciders on tap. The daylong event also features local craft and food vendors, and... Read More