Planting classes, farmer’s market, and a whole week of restaurant deals? It’s clear April is the foodiest month of the year in Albany. And if you’re not into food, don’t worry, we’ve got parades and acrobats too! Read on to find activities and events in and around Albany, Oregon this April.
Albany Farmers Market Opens for the Season
The 32-week farmers’ market season starts with fewer than 20 vendors with spring greens, radishes, rhubarb, honey, eggs meat cheese, baked goods, cut flowers, vegetable starts and other nursery plants
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4th & Ellsworth, City Hall parking lot, Albany, OR
Albany Restaurant Week
Come down to the 1st Annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week. Don’t miss your chance to try out a new restaurant or get reacquainted with one you haven’t been to in a while. Ten outstanding locally owned restaurants are participating. Each one will have 3 $10.00 specials for you to try.
April 18th-24th, 2016, locations vary
Fun for kids and adults alike
Little Sprouts Create a Fresh Herb Planter at Garland Nursery
A great way to encourage a child to explore new foods is to have them take part in their growth. At this month’s Little Sprouts, we are creating yummy herb planters for each young gardener to take home, care for, and to spice-up family meals. Registration required call 541-753-6601. Cost is $7.00 per child.
Saturday April 9th, 2016
Procession of the Species Parade
Come and watch or participate in this annual parade, held in Historic Downtown Albany, at 4th and Broadalbin Streets, starting at the Courthouse steps. Calling all parade entrants! Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for the Procession of the Species Parade! Create a costume and come join the celebration.
Saturday April 23rd, 2016. Assemble 9:30 a.m. on the Court House Steps
Chinese Acrobats at Heritage Mall
Join us for a spectacular display of acrobatics from a group of traveling Chinese Acrobats! 541-967-8238 Ext. 202
Saturday April 23rd, 11:00 a.m. at Albany’s Heritage Mall
History Bites Brown Bag Lunch Series
Learn the fly-fishing history of western Oregon and find out about local fishing opportunities and how they fish them. You’ll also receive information about the necessary equipment and local resources for fly-fishing instruction.
Light Refreshments. Free Admission.
12:00 on Wednesday April 13th, 2016 at the Albany Regional Museum
Don’t see what you’re looking for this April? See all Albany events.
Albany is packed with interesting things to do and see. Check out these gems to enjoy anytime.
Albany Regional Museum
Open Tuesday through Friday: 11am to 4 pm. Saturday: 10am-2pm. A fun collection of Albany memorabilia, photos and artifacts make the museum a must see. 136 Lyon S, Albany. (541) 967-7122, armuseum.com.
Donations encouraged, free for members.
Albany’s Historic Carousel and Museum
Open Monday through Saturday: 10am to 4pm, Wednesdays till 9pm. 503 First West, Albany. (541) 791-3340, albanycarousel.com. Free
Antique & Collectable Shopping
Enjoy shopping antique & collectible shops in Historic Downtown Albany, albanydowntown.com
Covered Bridge Tour
Step back in time as you travel through the covered bridges of Linn County. Pick up a self-guided driving tour at the Albany Visitors Association.
Downtown Movie Night
Enjoy a movie in the atmosphere of the restored Pix Theater, one of the finest examples of commercial Queen Anne Architecture in the city of Albany. Open 7 days a week.
Pix Theater, albanypix.com, 321 2nd SW, (541) 967-SHOW. $.
Albany Civic Theater
Located in the Historic Regina Frager Auditorium. 111 West 1st Ave. PO Box 82, Albany, (541) 928-4603, albanycivic.org. $
Linn County Genealogical Society
An extensive assortment of historical and genealogical holdings are available for members and the general public in the Albany Public Library. 2450 14th Ave, Albany. (541) 791-1618, lgsoregon.org. Free.
The Linn County Historical Museum
Open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
It is well worth several visits. It is housed in the relocated railroad depot and railroad cars at
101 Park Avenue in Brownsville. $
Did you know that two of world’s most famous magicians lived in Albany? Have you ever wanted to learn the stories behind the fancy tombstones in Albany’s historic graveyards? Do you simply love everything vintage, antique or retro? You’re in luck this May–it’s National Historic Preservation Month, and Albany is celebrating in a big way.
Don’t miss our May newsletter and check out our website for fun history-focused events coming in May.
For information contact the Albany Visitors Association