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
9
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.  
Apr
13
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.  
May
11
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.  
Jun
8
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.  
Jun
29
Sat
Native American Cultural Encampment @ Roaring River County Park
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm
Native American Cultural Encampment @ Roaring River County Park | Scio | Oregon | United States

Come to the Native American Cultural Encampments summer of 2024, with Deitrich Peters and friends. The public is invited to come learn about Native culture, explore handcrafts and items for sale, watch the Pow-wow style dancing (there is usually one dance where you are invited to participate) and practice traditional skills and crafts. Listen to some beautiful flute playing, enjoy stories, and explore the drum and more. Many different tribes are represented at these gatherings.

SCEC will be there with a table showing Kalapuya Ways items of material culture, and presenting different crafts classes and atlatl throwing. Karen Rainsong, our Executive Director, presents this teaching and may also tell a few Kalapuya stories.

On Sunday mid afternoon there is a big feast where everyone can eat for free. “Indian tacos” are served. No need to RSVP. Please join the fun!

DATES
June 29th – July 1st Roaring River County Park in Scio
July 19- 21, Waterloo County Park in Lebanon
Aug 23 – 25, Cascadia County Park in Sweethome

Jul
12
Fri
‘Cut the Gut’ car show
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
'Cut the Gut' car show @ Sweet Home | Oregon | United States

The annual “Cut the Gut” car cruise in Sweet Home, Oregon!

https://www.sweethomechamber.com/cut-the-gut/

This event is a must-attend for all enthusiasts of hot rods, motorcycles, classics, and muscle cars. The cruise takes place every year on the Friday night of the second weekend of July and attracts car lovers from all over the region.

The “Cut the Gut” car cruise is more than just a celebration of vehicles – it’s a chance for car enthusiasts to come together, share their passion, and enjoy a fun-filled night in the beautiful town of Sweet Home.

This cruise features over 20 checkpoints from one end of Sweet Home to the other. At each stop, participants will have their passports stamped for a chance to win a raffle prize.

Participants are encouraged to bring their best rides to show off, and spectators are encouraged to sit along the route to watch the show. So whether you own a classic car, a hot rod, a motorcycle, a muscle car, or simply like to look at them, this is the night for you!

Mark your calendars for the second weekend of July and join us for the “Cut the Gut” car cruise in Sweet Home, Oregon. We can’t wait to see you there!

This event happens rain or shine. **no refunds**

**Only street legal UTVs will have access to every checkpoint due to state laws restricting use on highways.**

Jul
13
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.  
Jul
19
Fri
Native American Cultural Encampment @ Waterloo County Park
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm
Native American Cultural Encampment @ Waterloo County Park | Lebanon | Oregon | United States

Come to the Native American Cultural Encampments summer of 2024, with Deitrich Peters and friends. The public is invited to come learn about Native culture, explore handcrafts and items for sale, watch the Pow-wow style dancing (there is usually one dance where you are invited to participate) and practice traditional skills and crafts. Listen to some beautiful flute playing, enjoy stories, and explore the drum and more. Many different tribes are represented at these gatherings.

SCEC will be there with a table showing Kalapuya Ways items of material culture, and presenting different crafts classes and atlatl throwing. Karen Rainsong, our Executive Director, presents this teaching and may also tell a few Kalapuya stories.

On Sunday mid afternoon there is a big feast where everyone can eat for free. “Indian tacos” are served. No need to RSVP. Please join the fun!

DATES
June 29th – July 1st Roaring River County Park in Scio
July 19- 21, Waterloo County Park in Lebanon
Aug 23 – 25, Cascadia County Park in Sweethome

Jul
27
Sat
Annual Historic Home Tour @ Albany Visitors Association
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Historic Home Tour @ Albany Visitors Association | Albany | Oregon | United States

SAVE THE DATE: The 45th Summer Interior Tour of Historic Homes will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in Albany, Oregon. Several lovely historic homes will be open for touring, as well as the Monteith House, Albany Regional Museum, and other historic buildings.

More details to come. Tickets will go on sale online in June.

Visitors are asked to please not touch items in the homes and to not take photos or video while inside.

Proceeds from Albany’s Interior Tour of Historic Homes benefit the Monteith House Museum.

Photo by Melinda Martin.

Aug
10
Sat
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monteith Living History Saturday @ Monteith House | Albany | Oregon | United States
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
12PM-2PM
Monteith LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES
Step into 1850 with them on the second Saturday of each month, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Historic Monteith House. Exciting activities like, woodworking, pioneer doll making, baking biscuits, making butter, and so many other family-friendly activities! Each time will be something new, and you’ll learn a little more about this important piece of Albany’s history.