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.
So many activities are packed into this two-day festival. A carnival, craft exhibits, a 5K run at sunset, and a youth soccer tournament are just a few of the many things to do here. The main event, of course, is the launching of magnificently colored hot-air balloons.
- McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR 97201 in Portland, OR
Giving back to the community is the motivation behind this event which has been going strong since 1988. This five-day event brings the best of blues musicians together for crowd pleasing performances with the Willamette River as a backdrop. Blues cruises and after-hour parties round out the events. Monetary proceeds and food donations collected at the event benefit local charitable organizations.
- Veneta, OR, U.S.A. in Veneta, OR
Every July in Veneto, this three-day event provides all types of entertainment and fun for all ages. Concerts, puppet shows, vaudeville acts and parades are all part of the planned activities. Craft and food vendors set up tents to sell their wares. Going strong for more than 40 years, the fair is a showcase for appropriate land usage.
- Lane Events Center 796 West 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402 in Eugene, OR
Late July brings the best of carnival entertainment to Eugene. The five-day event is filled with magic shows, racing pigs, hands-on activities, variety shows and much more. Strolling entertainers delight the crowd while main stage concerts are also scheduled.
- Bush's Pasture Park Salem, OR 97302 in Salem, OR
Every July, over 30,000 art lovers descend on the city of Salem for one of the largest festivals in the state. Hundreds of national and international artists showcase their works in various mediums over the three-day event. Visitors also enjoy entertainment, a food court and children's area while they are here.
- Portland, Oregon in Portland, OR
This festival has been expanding since its debut in 1988 and is now five full days of fun. Held in the brewpub capital of Portland, this outdoor event brings in craft brewers from around the country. With no competition involved, tasting and savoring these finely crafted brews takes top billing. Educational exhibits and a root beer garden provide additional entertainment.