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/Exhibit Hall 796 W. 13th Ave Eugene, OR 97402 in Oregon
Professional experts from around the world share their knowledge about jewelry making at this event. Several workshops and how-to presentations are available to the public. Gems and beads will also be for sale during this event.
- 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.
- Clatsop County Fairgrounds 92927 Walluski Rd Astoria, OR 97103 in Astoria, OR
Scandinavian music, dance and culture descend upon the city of Astoria every June. Festival attendees engage with performers as traditional customs are shared. Food tents, beer gardens and cultural craft displays are set up for everyone's enjoyment.
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.