Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12

Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods I learned about this event in an email from singer-songwriter Megan Klevan. She's performing at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to the live music, the market will feature 30 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed … Continue reading Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12

Free concert at 5th Street Public Market June 13

Featured image by Rebecca Jasso from Pixabay Stop at the 5th Street Alley on Sunday, June 13, to hear a free one-hour concert by the Eugene Symphony. The concert features Conducting Fellow Daniel Cho conducting a brass and percussion ensemble. Seating is first-come, first-served. View the full program. This concert is part of the SymphonyGO! … Continue reading Free concert at 5th Street Public Market June 13

Tickets on sale for the 2021 Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts

A giant cream puff, one of fair-goers' favorite treats at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts (photo credit: Eastern States Exposition) The Eastern States Exposition, better known as The Big E, has tickets for sale for 17 days of fun in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This year's dates for the fair are … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the 2021 Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts

May Day Spring Festival kicks off 2021 First Saturday season in Ridgefield

Come to Overlook Park in downtown Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday, May 1, to enjoy some time outside. Also shop local vendors, check out the new food cart park across the street, and check out the Ridgefield Art Association Art Show. Other local organizations are also getting in on the fun. The Columbia Play Project is … Continue reading May Day Spring Festival kicks off 2021 First Saturday season in Ridgefield

2021 Seattle Independent Bookstore Day comes with a 10-day challenge for readers

Photo by Cheryl Landes April 24 is Independent Bookstore Day. This year, Seattle is taking the celebration further because of continued restricitons from the coronavirus pandemic. It's a 10-day challenge to encourage readers to support independent bookstores. To participate, print out this bookstore passport. Then from Saturday, April 24, through Monday, May 3, buy at … Continue reading 2021 Seattle Independent Bookstore Day comes with a 10-day challenge for readers

Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

Hand-dipped ice cream from a previous Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon (photo by Ben Nieves) For the first 49 years of its existence, the Oregon Country Fair drew thousands of people to a large field west of Eugene to enjoy live entertainment, food, and crafts. Last year, the fair celebrated its 50th anniversary by … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

New Third Thursday event starts tonight in downtown Camas

Image by Bonifacio Cambongga from Pixabay Third Thursday kicks off tonight in downtown Camas, Washington. These monthly events are similar to the First Fridays here, except with "more of a 'grown up' vibe," according to the Downtown Camas Association. After-hours shopping, dining, and sipping are among the highlights. Special activities and menus will be featured … Continue reading New Third Thursday event starts tonight in downtown Camas