Springtime in Oregon can be tricky. Sunshine tempts you one minute, showers soak you the next. No matter what the weather is, true Oregonians celebrate the imminent return of the sun pretty much non-stop in March, April and May. Read on to find our top picks for spring and Easter events in and around Albany, Oregon:
If you have a kiddo in your life who would love to get a picture taken with a friendly, fuzzy bunny, visit the Easter Bunny at Heritage Mall between March 12th-13th and 17th-26th 2016, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- March Kids Club at Heritage Mall, March 19th at 11 a.m.
Nothing says spring like the combination of kids + baskets + their favorite furry friend. Join in on the fun at the Easter Bunny for Breakfast.
- 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Team INSPIRE, Albany Parks & Recreation and the Albany Downtown Association are partnering to bring the 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Monteith Park. On-site registration for children ages 0-12 will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. The fee is $5 per participant for the egg hunt.
For $10, you will also get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and have lunch (hot dog, a side, and a drink). For more information about the event contact Ashley Custis or call 541-990-2194.
There will also be an old-fashioned egg roll for kids 3-12 beginning at 10:45 a.m. It’s amazing what fun you can have with a wooden egg, a paint stick, and duct tape! The top winner in each age group (3-5, 6-9, 10-12) will receive a ribbon and a prize. All participants will get a filled plastic egg. All money raised from the event goes to the American Cancer Society through Albany Relay For Life Team INSPIRE who is pairing up with the Albany Gems Dance Team to raise the funds.
Don’t wait until Easter to enjoy spring activities in and around Albany. Check out these offerings fit for the whole family.
- Family Night at the Albany Regional Museum, Wednesday, March 23rd, 4 – 7 p.m.
Fun for the entire family! See an illusionist, join in on the Easter egg hunt, play dress up and have your picture taken. There will also be crafts, a virtual train ride and you can play I SPY. Plus don’t miss the movie. “Night at the Museum” will be shown. For members and non-members alike.
Admission and refreshments are FREE!! For more information call 541.967.7122.
- I Run for Kids 5K/10 Mile
I Run for Kids is an annual fundraiser for the Albany Public Schools Foundation classroom grants program. Each year, teachers apply for grants for innovative projects in their classrooms. Funded projects have ranged from electronics, robotics, music instruments, as well as materials for art, school gardens, theatrical performances, and more.
$35-$45 Race Entry. For more information or to register for the race visit www.albanypsf.org or call 541-979-2773.
- Silver Falls State Park “Owl Prowl”
Practice your “Hoo-hooting” and enjoy an evening of feathered fun at Silver Falls Old Ranch. There will be fun hands-on owl activities and a dusk hike where you can try your luck at calling owls in the forest surrounding the Old Ranch. The event is free, but the usual $5 day-use parking fee applies. Visit their blog for more information or call (503) 874-0201
- Linn County Flea Market, Saturday, March 5 at the Linn County Fairgrounds
Don’t miss Linn County largest Flea Market. Early admission from 7:30-9am, $6.00 or regular admission from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., $2.00. 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, Oregon (541) 619-5708.
- Northwest Race Car Show, March 19-20 at the Heritage Mall
View race cars displayed throughout the mall all weekend long.
- Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo, March 11-12, 2016 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Learn from 200 Fly Tyers, see 50 exhibitors and observe casting demos. Plus, attend free daily fly fishing classes. Linn County Expo Center. $10.00 general admission.
If you’re planning a trip to Albany this spring or have family coming in to town for Easter, check out our listings of hotels, motels, and B&Bs! Some are offering special rates for Easter. Call the Albany Visitors Association staff at 541-928-0911, or e-mail email@example.com, and we’ll help you plan a spring trip to Albany, Oregon.