Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your “stay-cation” or next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the PNW Art and Air Festival.
*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.
Test your detective skills and discover architectural mysteries. Entry forms available May 1st at The Natty Dresser, 124 Broadalbin St. SW., and return them to the shop by May 22.
Celebrate our nation’s heritage through historic places all month long in Albany. Events will include the Annual Tweed Ride, Vintage Bicycle Show, the Hidden History Scavenger Hunt, a Kids Downtown Scavenger Hunt, Cumberland Church Open House, walking tours of 1st, 2nd, and Water Avenues, and a tour of the S.E. Young Building. Check albanyvisitors.com for more information. Photo by Nancy Hunt.
North Albany Farmer’s market is an afternoon Farmers’ Market started by Midway Farms to help small farms provide healthful food to local residents. It is a no-contact drive-though market with pre-order available. For information visit the event Facebook page North Albany Farmer’s Market. Additional dates for the market are May 20, June 3,17.
The Brownsville Farmers Market is conveniently located at Kirk’s Ferry Park in Brownsville, Oregon. Open Thursdays 3 – 6 p.m. May 6th into October 2021.
Great family fun time at an affordable price. Admission $7 (kids 12 & under are free!). Free parking. Activities for the kids. Bacon & BBQ Championships – BBQ Samples & Education. Concessions will be made available on-site, and there are various restaurants available nearby for off-site dining. Discounted show rates at nearby Best Western.
For Historic Preservation Month, Albany Regional Museum celebrates the return of First Friday at the Museum. Exhibits will be open late for those who can’t visit during standard hours. There is no charge for admission.
Koka Filipovic and Karen Miller are the featured artists for May at Gallery Calapooia. Both artists are greatly influenced by the natural world and see beauty in the world around them. View videos of thei work on the Facebook page . The Gallery will have live music on the sidewalk in front of the Gallery by guitarist, Billy Lanham. Remember, things might change because Linn County might be subjected to more shut down mandates.
The Albany Regional Museum is holding two walking tours, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For a short time in its history, Albany was called Takenah. The tours, narrated by Bill Maddy, will focus on the people, places and politics of the Hackleman District, their role in the name change, and in the overall history of Albany. The tour will be on city sidewalks and not always wheelchair friendly, Covid regulations for safe distancing will be required. Space is limited and registration is required by calling the museum at 541-967-7122. Fee for the tour is $5 per party (maximum six persons per party). Registration deadline is May 3. Photo by Stephanie Low.