April in Albany

Get Outside

Reflecting at Talking Water by Dan Bateman

We have sunny weather and pleasant temperatures in April, and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. You’ll find plenty of outdoor recreation activities in the city and the surrounding area.

Stroll through Talking Water Gardens, take in the sights and sounds of wildlife and check out native wetland plants. Many of the trails are wheelchair-accessible and provide elevated and water-level viewpoints with different opportunities for observation.

You will find hiking and biking in and around Albany, and just up Hwy 20, there’s more to discover at one of the 52 Linn County Parks.


Join us for any of the events happening inside and out during this beautiful season. Our calendar is full of events, and we’ve highlighted some of the best so you can plan your visit. See you soon!

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Prom,” a musical about four eccentric Broadway stars who join forces with a courageous girl in a small town who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom. Performances April 5-14, 18-21 and 25-27, 2024. Purchase tickets and find showtimes on their website. 

Home Tour Drinks by Oliver J. Anderson

The 6th Annual Albany Taps & Caps will be 4-8 pm April 6. A Downtown brewery and tap house crawl, the event is a fundraiser for Furniture Share, helping families in crisis, and Beds for Kids. The locations are The Garage, Calapooia Brewing Co./Vivacity Spirits, Deluxe Brewing Co./Sinister Distilling and No Rails Ale House. Start at any of the locations. Walk between locations or ride the Albany Trolley. Tickets at FurnitureShare.org and on the day of the event at The Garage. 

Dam Right Drag Night starts at 8:30 pm on April 20 at Calapooia Brewing. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The show features drag and performing art talent from throughout the Willamette Valley. This is a 21+ event. $10 cash cover at the door.

Downtown Restaurant Week kicks off with Mixology Madness from 4-8 pm April 21. Sample cocktails created by Downtown’s favorite bartenders and vote for your favorite drink at the best cocktail party in town. Tickets will be $50. Advance sales only. Then, enjoy specials at over 25 Downtown restaurants, bistros, cafes and bakeries all week, April 21-27. See details at AlbanyDowntown.com, 126 Ferry Street SW, 541-928-2469. 


Get fresh, locally sourced food at the Farmers’ Market, purchase unique gifts in eclectic shops and enjoy great deals on a delectable meal all in Downtown Albany.

Albany Farmers’ Market is back! Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm starting April 20. Each week, head to the Albany Farmers’ Market for fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, seafood, plants and flowers. Located in the Albany City Hall parking lot on the corner of 4th Avenue and Ellsworth Street. 

1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique holds a sale every 3 months, in January, April, July and October, where thousands of items are only a dollar! Join them 10 am-7 pm April 5 and 10 am-5:30 pm April 6. This is a must-see if you are an avid thrifter. While you’re in town, check out more of our antique shops, thrift stores and resale boutiques.  

1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany is April 5 and the theme is Spring Fling. Shake off winter with some fun and savings. 

Downtown Checkers by Oliver J. Anderson

Blackberry Junction Spring Sale is a wonderful indoor show that features unique items for your home and garden. Presale night is 3-7 pm April 25, and tickets are $10 at the door. The show continues 10 am-6 pm April 26 and 10 am-5 pm April 27 where tickets are $5 and kids are admitted free. The event is held at Linn County Expo Center. 

Albany Spring Home Show presented by Oregon Hearth and Home Events is a great opportunity to get connected with the finest home improvement businesses and contractors in the Willamette Valley. This event is being held at the Linn County Expo Center 12-6 pm April 26, 10 am-5 pm April 27, and 10 am-3pm April 28. 

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