Calendar

Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your 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 Northwest 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. 

Mar
25
Sat
Albany Downtown Easter Egg Poster Hunt
Mar 25 – Apr 7 all-day
Albany Downtown Easter Egg Poster Hunt

Back by popular demand, the Albany Easter Egg Poster Hunt. Head to Historic Downtown Albany and search for “Easter Eggs” on window posters throughout Downtown. Before you leave home, print and color your Downtown Easter Hunt entry form to record your finds. Entry forms are available at the Albany Downtown Association office starting Monday, March 27 through April 7, 2023. For information visit the ADA WEBSITE.

Apr
1
Sat
Monster Truck Nitro Tour @ Linn County Expo Center
Apr 1 all-day
Monster Truck Nitro Tour @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

See these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster Truck Nitro Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party! The Monster Truck Nitro Tour will include two shows on April 1. Visit the WEBSITE for tickets and information.

Apr
2
Sun
73nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show @ Sweet Home High School Gym
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
73nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show @ Sweet Home High School Gym | Sweet Home | Oregon | United States

Displays by skillful artisans and devoted hobbyists. Demonstrations by lapidary artists, such as cabochon creation, wire wrapping, flint knapping, and geode preparation. Vendors will offer a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils and slabs. Activities for adults include raffles and door prizes. Adults – .50, Children 12 and under free with an adult.

April Floof’s Day 2023 @ Iron Water Ranch
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
April Floof's Day 2023 @ Iron Water Ranch | Albany | Oregon | United States

Start the Spring season off with a visit to the barn for some sheepy ambiance! Enjoy fiber arts, painting, educational classes and shopping. Check the website to see if there will be opportunities to snuggle new lambs! For registration and times visit Iron Water Ranch.

Apr
5
Wed
Sensory Friendly Ride @ The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sensory Friendly Ride @ The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR | Albany | Oregon | United States

To provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities and their families, the carousel slows down to a jog, and the organ music is turned off.

Apr
7
Fri
Chintimini Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Chintimini Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

The Chintimini Kennel Club Shows are three days of all breed conformation, obedience and rally. The show is open to the public and will be held indoors and unbenched. Parking fee is $5/day. Please don’t bring dogs that are not entered in the show.

Photo: “Intensity Agility Finals” by Dan Bateman

Carousel 1st Friday @ Historic Carousel & Museum
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Carousel 1st Friday @ Historic Carousel & Museum | Albany | Oregon | United States

Join the Carousel for an eggcellent First Friday adventure with gift shop and cafe specials. Party Perfection Oregon will help you to make an Easter Egg Wreath, and of course, there will be unlimited carousel rides! Just $5 per person gets you in the door for fun for the WHOLE family!

Gallery Calapooia Artist Reception & First Friday 2023 @ Gallery Calapooia
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gallery Calapooia Artist Reception & First Friday 2023 @ Gallery Calapooia | Albany | Oregon | United States

Join Gallery Calapooia’s Artist Reception for Carol Houk and Steve Terhune happening Friday, April 7 from 6-8 pm. Houk and Terhune are the Featured Artists for April 2023. Their artwork will be on display now through April 22. Visit their website, GalleryCalapooia.com for more information.

Something Rotten! @ Albany Civic Theater
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
Something Rotten! @ Albany Civic Theater | Albany | Oregon | United States

Don’t miss this hysterical combination of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway, in which two brothers are determined to write the world’s first musical. For tickets and information visit WEBSITE

Apr
8
Sat
Chintimini Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center
Apr 8 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Chintimini Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

The Chintimini Kennel Club Shows are three days of all breed conformation, obedience and rally. The show is open to the public and will be held indoors and unbenched. Parking fee is $5/day. Please don’t bring dogs that are not entered in the show.

Photo: “Intensity Agility Finals” by Dan Bateman

Travel Advisory for Albany and Linn County
- Albany Restaurants and Businesses, Road Condition reports
16th Annual Photo Contest
- See the winning photos for 2023
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