The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
- Lane County Events Center in EUGENE, OR
Washington County Fair Complex is the site for this show featuring the sale of fine beads, crystals, and gemstones along with beautiful jewelry, gold and silver. Attendees can have jewelry repaired or cleaned. Classes are also available for established and novice jewelry makers.
- Burns High School Burns, OR 97720 in Burns, OR
Bird lovers will be in awe at this annual April event in Harney County. Thousands of migrating birds, such as songbirds, cranes and waterfowl, take time to rest in the desert of Oregon. Other activities include workshops in bird house construction and bird sketching, guided tours, and viewing of wild horses. A children's art contest and art show and sale round out the fun.
- Ashland, Oregon in Ashland, OR
April in Ashland brings five terrific days for true film lovers. The best independent features, shorts and documentaries are screened at the historic Varsity Theater. Having a much more intimate setting than most film festivals, this event includes interaction between the filmmakers and movie-goers.
- Tom McCall Waterfront Park 1020 Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204 in Portland, OR
For the past 29 years, the city of Portland has turned the 5th of May into a wonderful three-day celebration. There are amusement rides, crafts displays and wrestling competitions. Mariachi bands, fire dancers and flash mobs entertain the crowds. A poignant moment during the festivities is the Naturalization ceremony that takes place, welcoming the country's newest citizens.
- North Eugene High School 200 Silver Lane Eugene, OR 97404 in Eugene, OR
Bagpipers fill the air with the music of Scotland as members of high school culinary programs compete for prizes during this special event. Scottish dancers entertain, and pipers and harpists share their talents with all those in attendance. Food for the less fortunate is collected as a way to give back to the community.
- Portland, Ore. in Portland, OR
For approximately one month between May and June, Portland is in full bloom with its annual Rose Festival. Highlights include three separate parades, fireworks displays, races and, of course, a rose show. Around since the early 1900s, the festival puts a spotlight on volunteerism and environmentalism.