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.
Hello Vet’s 3rd Annual Summer Pet Festival
Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00PM
at the Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center
1838 Northwest 9th Street Suite 113, Corvallis, 97330
PET FRIENDLY/FAMILY FRIENDLY Community Event offering fun for the whole family. Pet-related activities and vendors, kids activities, clinic tours, bark-uterie, food trucks, pet trick contest and more!
WHERE: Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center Parking Lot and in-clinic
PET FRIENDLY – FAMILY FRIENDLY
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
* Food trucks
* Raffles + Giveaways
* Local Vendors
* Selfie Station
* Bark-uterie Bar
* Bacon Bubbles
* Pet Trick Contest – participate or enjoy the show – limited to 15 participants so register early
* Kids Activities – become junior vet assistants in a mini-course
* Adoptable Pets
* Pet and Family Friendly Event
and many other fun activities!
Photo: “Bring A Lunch” by Dan Bateman
Visit the Book Bin in Corvallis on July 16th to help raise funds for the historic Whiteside Theater. 20% of Book Bin sales will be generously donated to The Whiteside Theater.
To celebrate turning 40, The Book Bin will be partnering with community nonprofits: on a set day each month, 20% of sales (in-store, over the phone, and on bookbin.com) will be donated to a partnering organization.
The Corvallis Book Bin was opened by Bob and Maria Baird in 1983. Naomi and Obadiah were two and three years old. The four Bairds plus Obadiah’s wife Kat continue to run The Book Bin 40 years later.
The Book Bin is and has always been committed to Corvallis, to Salem, and to thriving Oregon downtowns.
Whiteside Theatre – Sunday 7/16/23
The Whiteside Theatre Foundation supports a multi-purpose entertainment and events venue in the historic Whiteside Theatre that enhances the economic vitality and cultural diversity of downtown Corvallis for the benefit of the entire community.
Upcoming Fundraising Days:
Pentacle Theatre – Sunday 8/13/23
Oregon Humane Society of Salem – 9/10/23
The Corvallis Community Bands presents
2023 Summer Concert Series
Corvallis Central Park, 7:30pm
The Corvallis Community Band presents its Summer Concerts in the Park series each Tuesday evening 7:30-8:30pm from June 20th to August 29th. The concert is free to the public.
This family-friendly series features the Corvallis Community Band. The first concert features Conductor Justin Preece with the theme of Surveying the Sea. The band rehearses from 6:30-7:25pm before each concert and if you wish to join in, bring your band instrument and do so. The concert is from 7:30-8:30pm and is free to the public in front of the gazebo in Central Park in Corvallis. No seats are provided so dress for the weather and bring a blanket or low-backed chairs.
Tue at 7:30PM – 8:30PM
650 Northwest Monroe Avenue
• Tuesday, June 20 – The Sea, conducted by Justin Preece
• June 27 – All Folk Welcome, conducted by Daemon Shane
• July 4th – Celebrate America!, conducted by Jim Martinez
• July 11 – Classic Broadway, conducted by Cheryl Martinez
• July 18 – Children’s Concert, conducted by Steve Matthes
• July 25 – A Summer Concert, conducted by Nathan Boal
• August 1 – Old Fashion Band Concert, conducted by Steve Matthes
• August 8 – Music of the British Isles, conducted by Isaac Andrew
• August 15 – Fantasy & Fantasia, conducted by Mark Tarasawa
• August 22 – Big Band Bash, conducted by John Russell
• August 29 – Movie Magic, conducted by John Russell
Photo: Gorgeous Sunset, Timber Linn Park by Linda Gail Voet
Open Streets returns Sunday, August 20, 2023!
Central Park to Peanut Park, 11 am to 3 pm
Join the community of Corvallis for their 5th annual, free street festival that re-imagines our shared public spaces – streets and parks – as places where people want to walk, bike, and play.
Open Streets features live music, dance, fitness activities, giant-sized games, food and more!
One of the favorite parts of Open Streets is the parade along the route! Local jazz and funk band, DTW, is returning to lead this year’s parade from Central Park to Peanut Park. The parade starts at 11:30 am from Central Park. Anyone can join! We’ll meet at the corner of 8th St and Madison Ave, near the southwest corner of the park, a couple of minutes prior to the start. Look for the parade ambassador!
Photo: “Giving Back” by Casey Quincy
It’s a quick trip to Corvallis to visit the historic Whiteside Theater! The Whiteside hosts a movie every Wednesday at 7 p.m. They also host the Bob Newton Family Movie, a family-friendly 3 p.m. monthly matinee.
Visit the Whiteside Theatre’s movie listings to learn more and buy tickets. $6 in advance through the website, $8 at the door day-of.
The Gothard Sisters presented by Corvallis Folklore Society
A benefit concert for the first Corvallis Celtic Festival.
Friday, July 21, 2023
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm
Artist website: The Gothard Sisters
Event website: Corvallis Folklore Society
Come on time to see a special highland-piper open the show for The Gothard Sisters!
The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic supergroup of three American sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through over 14 years of performing, touring, and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.
Their latest album, Dragonfly, features the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments and vocals combined with modern production to create music exploring themes of resilience and adventure. The band’s music is popular among a worldwide audience, and has over 15 million streams on Spotify, with a large social media following and 11.3 million views on youtube.
The Gothard Sisters have performed at performing arts centers, listening rooms, and festivals across the United States, including a show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage in Washington DC, concerts with orchestras and symphonies, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, outreach appearances in schools across the United States and two tours in Japan with Min-On Global Music Network, performing over 50 shows there in 2019 and 2022.
Blending Celtic, folk, classical, and new age musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistle, and vocal harmonies, creating music that is “vivid, inspirational and captivating.” (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018).
Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest, the band has released 9 albums and has performed over 2,000 live shows over the course of their career.
Online – $20 at tickettomato.com/event/8119
Door – $25
Corvallis Folklore Society Members will receive a $2.00 discount on tickets by applying the code at checkout.
Corvallis Celtic Festival 2023
Saturday, July 22, all day – All-day event in Central Park and the Corvallis Arts Center.
Saturday starts at 9:30am with a bagpiper’s parade. Then we’ll have a bevy of local and regional Celtic performers and artists in Central Park, the Corvallis Library and The Corvallis Arts Center. Everything from harps and fiddles to bagpipes, flutes, whistles, and singing will be represented. Expect musical performances and workshops, dancing, arts, crafts, and food vendors, children’s activities, whiskey tasting and a relaxed pace Celtic session where new players are very welcome.
The Corvallis Arts Center will transform into Celtic Harp Central from noon-5pm on Saturday. A hands on harp workshop and a performance by Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter are part of the program there.
A high energy Celtic session at Squirrels Tavern in downtown Corvallis caps off Saturday’s festivities. This session will run from 9pm to midnight and will be anchored by Portland band Biddy on the Bench. All those 21 and over are welcome to this session.
There will be an outdoor main stage with bands from near and far. Workshops and more intimate performances will be held inside the Corvallis Arts Center and other nearby venues. The day will include Ceili dancing, Celtic arts and crafts, Celtic history and genealogy, and children’s activities. Participatory workshops will include instrument playing, singing, and dancing. The day ends with an after-hours Celtic Session in a downtown Corvallis venue.
Hot Summer, Hot Wheels: A Roll Out for Every Body!
Be part of the first annual event THIS SATURDAY, JULY 22
Show up after 6:30 pm and
be ready to roll out @ 7:00 pm.
Rotary Pavilion at the south end of Willamette park in Corvallis, OR.
Join members of the Sick Town Derby Dames roller derby club on July 22nd for an evening of empowerment, joy and community…. on wheels! All bodies and wheels are welcome, with an emphasis on roller skates.
Come wearing what makes YOU feel empowered and get ready to feel the love of the skating community.
Love the skin you’re in and uplift your friends while you skate a 3-mile loop from the Rotary Pavilion at the south end of Willamette Park, up to the Crystal Lake Sports Fields and back. Revelry, lawn games, and roller dancing continue until dark.
Suggested donation $5.
Water fountains and bathrooms on site.
It’s gonna be a blast!
You’re gonna get so many compliments!
Follow @mountain.pony on Instagram for more details & updates.
Corvallis Celtic Festival 2023
Sunday, July 23
More free musical performances at multiple locations in downtown Corvallis.
Portland, Oregon family friendly music featuring Johnny Clay (The Dimes), Dave Gulick and Nat Johnson (Derby). With stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, Ants Ants Ants recalls the best elements of a fun and fanciful childhood – the thrill of knocking down a tower of blocks; the fun of imagining what your dog is thinking; a make believe world where nocturnal animals meet in the park at night to play games.
Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm
KIDS admission prices: Presale online $5, or at the Door day of $7
ADULTS admission prices: Presale online $10, or at the Door day of $15