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.
Tour the former Cumberland church, built in 1892, and learn about plans to relocate and renovate the building to create a community events center. Volunteers will be available to answer any questions and solicit input from the community. Tours will be available Sundays 1-5 p.m. Reservations are required. To reserve your place, call the Albany Visitors Association, 541-928-0911 by the preceding Thursday at 12 p.m. Visitors are asked to wear face masks. Photo by Christine Withers.
BLUES JAM IS BACK! Join Calapooia Brewing every Sunday for a fun evening of live music, food, & drinks. This is a free event and all ages are welcome.
Red Beach Umbrella live at the Barn!
This program is operated in partnership with the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber organizes this event on an annual basis, with assistance from the City of Harrisburg. Relax in Riverfront Park, in front of the iconic Harrisburg Gazebo, and listen to some great bands, courtesy of the support from great corporate sponsors. Harrisburg Concerts are always free to the community! 1st Street is shut down during the concert; bring your own chairs, which can be in the grass, or in the street. You are encouraged to visit Harrisburg businesses and bring your take-out down for alfresco dining while you listen to great music. Wine and beer are allowed in Riverfront Park; ONLY on the nights of the concerts. for information visit Harrisburg Summer Sounds
Riverfront Park – Gazebo
After a year hiatus, the next Albany Regional Museum-sponsored History Through Headstones Tour is planned for Wednesday, July 28 at Riverside Cemetery. This is the 11th year for the free event that will run from 7 pm to dusk. The cemetery is on Seventh Ave., SW (and Takena St). Tourgoers can enter the cemetery through either gate, and a cart will be available for those with health or mobility issues. This year eight people are being featured, including a popular Democrat-Herald newspaper editor and a North Albany-area farmer who was touted as growing the biggest strawberries in Benton County. For information call The Albany Regional Museum at 541-967-7122.
Shop local and fresh. For information call (541) 760-9392 or visit the event Facebook page: Lebanon Farmers’ Market
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.
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will perform for the second of four concerts. For information visit the event Facebook page River Rhythms or website River Rhythms call 541-917-7777.
The Oregon Jamboree is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival held in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains, Sweet Home, Oregon. The venue is situated on more than 20 acres that include the historic Weddle Covered Bridge. Its big festival atmosphere is evident at the main stage but provides a more intimate concert experience at the second stage in Sankey Park. In addition to featured headline entertainment, you can park your RV or tent camp on-site and enjoy the vendors, food booths, beer and wine gardens, and a variety of other attractions. For ticket and other information call: (888) 613-6812, or visit the Oregon Jamboree’s website.