Sand Island Sandcastle Competition August 13-15 near St. Helens, Oregon

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Watch award-winning sandcastle carvers create their sand art pieces and vote for your favorite at the Sand Island Sandcastle Carving Competition Friday-Sunday, August 13-15. Look for highlights and other surprises hidden in the carvings. If you'd like to try your hand at sand carving, free classes are available on Saturday, … Continue reading Sand Island Sandcastle Competition August 13-15 near St. Helens, Oregon

2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Sunflowers at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Wander through sunflower fields in full bloom and take a scenic hayride to a sunflower maze during the annual Lee Farms Sunflower Festival Tuesday, August 6, through Thursday, August 29, in Tualatin, Oregon. Introduce yourself to the farm animals and listen to live music … Continue reading 2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Learn hula dance and how to make Hawaiian crafts. Take a cultural workshop. Relax outdoors to live music from award-winning artists, shop vendor booths, and sip a drink or two in the beer garden. It's the 19th annual Four Days of Aloha celebration in Vancouver, Washington, Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. This year, … Continue reading Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Oregon Festival of American Music July 22-31 in Eugene, Oregon

Image by Marcel Dominic from Pixabay After a year's break forced by the coronavirus pandemic, the Oregon Festival of American Music returns for 10 days this month. The 2021 festival's theme is "Reel Music", which explores the roles of music in film from the silent screen era through the 1980s in a series of talks … Continue reading Oregon Festival of American Music July 22-31 in Eugene, Oregon

2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The annual Hood River Lavender Daze festival has been a July tradition in the city of Hood River for years. This year, the sponsor, Hood River Lavender Farms, expanded the festival to every weekend in July and August. The festival starts Friday, July 16, and ends on Sunday, August 29. Activities include … Continue reading 2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

2021 Summer Festival starts July 9 at Little Theatre of Walla Walla

The Little Theatre in Walla Walla, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 Summer Festival kicks off Friday, July 9, at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla. The festival features a series of four plays scheduled on Friday-Sunday through August 1. Here's the lineup: July 9-11, Feral House & Dreams Beneath a TreeJuly 16-18, A … Continue reading 2021 Summer Festival starts July 9 at Little Theatre of Walla Walla

Lincoln County Fair ends today in Newport, Oregon

Featured image by Raventhorne, courtesy Creative Commons The Lincoln County Fair is underway this weekend in Newport, Oregon. The July 4 lineup features a range of activities that the entire family will enjoy. Live music is scheduled throughout the day at the Main Stage, and camel rides are available at the 4-H Animal Barn. Here's … Continue reading Lincoln County Fair ends today in Newport, Oregon

Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration July 4 in St. Helens, Oregon

Fireworks over the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Let Freedom Bells Ring celebrates the 245th birthday of the United States in St. Helens, Oregon. The day's events start Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse Plaza, 230 Strand Street, and ends with a fireworks show over … Continue reading Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration July 4 in St. Helens, Oregon

The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Get ready for a full day of festivities at the Fort Dalles Fourth celebration in The Dalles, Oregon. The fun starts with an early morning run and ends late evening with fireworks. Here's the schedule: 7 a.m.—Rocket Run at the Bargeway Pub, 1535 Bargeway Road8 a.m.—Community Breakfast at the Bargeway Pub9 a.m.—Community Yoga at the … Continue reading The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon