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.
- Sherwood, OR, U.S.A. in Sherwood, OR
Appropriately, the town of Sherwood hosts this event. This truly family-friendly event features children's Zumba, a teenage dance and a castle building contest. Live music, a knighting ceremony, and the crowning of Maid Marian's court fill the days. For the adults, a beer and wine garden is available.
- Portland/Metro in Portland, OR
This Portland tradition cannot be beat. For the past 59 years, upwards of 50 illuminated boats travel the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in December. Spectators have no trouble getting in the holiday spirit. Donations from local restaurants make this event possible.
- Portland, Oregon in PORTLAND, OR
This magnificent display begins right after Thanksgiving and runs through the end of December. Over 500,000 lights fill the Grotto with a festive feeling, while carolers and other choir performances really get visitors in the holiday spirit.
- Portland in PORTLAND, OR
The strange pairing of forests and chocolate results in a very special event held in Portland every year. The Oregon Convention Center is the site of this luscious festival. The best regional chocolates are available for sampling and many are truly decadent. Proceeds from this event go to the World Forestry Center.
- Ashland, Oregon in Ashland, OR
April in Ashland brings some 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.
- 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.