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.

Jun
22
Sat
Albany Summer Passport Program for Kids 2024 @ Albany Visitor Association
Jun 22 – Aug 9 all-day
Albany Summer Passport Program for Kids 2024 @ Albany Visitor Association | Albany | Oregon | United States

Get ready for some awesome summer fun! On June 22nd, the Albany Summer Passport program will kick off at 2 different sign-up locations!

  1. Visit the Pride Parade: Swing by the Albany Visitors Association booth at the Albany Pride Event between 10 am and 4 pm,  where you can sign up, get your picture taken, and pick up your free passport! We hope to see you there!
    2.  Head to the Albany Visitors Association:  Sign up at the Albany Visitors Association at 122 Ferry St, in downtown Albany from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be ready and waiting to help you sign up and get your passport!

Both places will be filled with fun and excitement, perfect for kicking off your summer adventures with our Summer Passport! Check out our website for more details as we get closer to the big day.

Passports will be available for sign-up throughout the summer, June 22nd, 2024 is the kickoff date for the program. The last day of the program is August 9, one week before the Carousel Carnival. So, no matter if you live here, or are just visiting for a few days – you’re invited to participate. You may come to the AVA Office at any time and pick up a Passport and explore as much as you can during your visit to Albany.

Step up to adventure and explore Albany this summer! 

 

Jul
20
Sat
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Outlaw Shine and Line Dancing @ Riverfront Park
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Outlaw Shine and Line Dancing @ Riverfront Park | Harrisburg | Oregon | United States

Harrisburg Summer Sounds concert series

Thursday Nights, Food Trucks open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg

Free Admission

Bring a chair or blanket

  • July 6, Caleb Davis Quartet
  • July 13, McKayla Marie
  • July 20, Outline Shine and Line Dancing – Kentos Food Truck
  • July 27, Candy Apple Blue
  • August 3, Whiskey Banditos

 

Jul
23
Tue
Brownsville “Stand By Me” Day! @ Library Park
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Since 2007, the town has hosted Stand By Me Day, a celebration of the 1986 coming-of-age film that was primarily shot in the city.

The Committee has been busy making plans and rounding up volunteers to bring you a full slate of fun!  There will be guided walking tours, a fan forum with videos, 50’s car Cruise In,  Food trucks, a visit from Ima Blueberry and, of course,  a down and dirty Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.

Join the fun between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm at Library Park in beautiful Downtown Brownsville. Check here for more information. 

Jul
27
Sat
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Candy Apple Bleu @ Riverfront Park
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Candy Apple Bleu @ Riverfront Park | Harrisburg | Oregon | United States

Harrisburg Summer Sounds concert series

Thursday Nights, Food Trucks open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg
OSU Extension Service will offer free well water nitrate testing.

Free Admission

Bring a chair or blanket

  • July 6, Caleb Davis Quartet
  • July 13, McKayla Marie
  • July 20, Outline Shine and Line Dancing
  • July 27, Candy Apple Bleu – Smok’n Gingers BBQ Food Truck and FREE Lochmead ice cream from Dari Mart
  • August 3, Whiskey Banditos – Food Truck and Paradise Shaved Ice

 

Aug
3
Sat
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Whiskey Banditos @ Riverfront Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm
Harrisburg Summer Sounds: Whiskey Banditos @ Riverfront Park | Harrisburg | Oregon | United States

Harrisburg Summer Sounds concert series

Thursday Nights, Food Trucks open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg
OSU Extension Service – Free well water nitrate testing

Free Admission

Bring a chair or blanket

  • July 6, Caleb Davis Quartet
  • July 13, McKayla Marie
  • July 20, Outline Shine and Line Dancing
  • July 27, Candy Apple Bleu
  • August 3, Whiskey Banditos – Food Truck and Paradise Shaved Ice

 

Aug
10
Sat
Hoop Jam – BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Hoop Jam - BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College | Albany | Oregon | United States

{SAVE THE DATES} for Hoop Jam! A 3-on-3 street basketball tournament, at the LBCC Parking Lot, on August 10-11, 2024. Hoop Jam is a great way to focus on youth, community building, and character development through an athletic venue.

They anticipate over 3,000 players and families will be enjoying all that Albany has to offer during the Hoop Jam. As is true for all of the Boys & Girls Club of Albany’s events and programs, the youth are the true benefactors.

Aug
11
Sun
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour August 11, 2024 @ Linn County Fairgrounds
Aug 11 all-day
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour August 11, 2024 @ Linn County Fairgrounds | Albany | Oregon | United States

This fantastic one-day cycling event takes place in the scenic mid-Willamette Valley. Established in the late 1970s, the CBBT offers a variety of route options, rest stops, delicious food, and SAG (support and gear) support tailored to cyclists of all levels. Plus, you’ll have the chance to pedal through up to five picturesque covered bridges, depending on the route you select. Join us for a memorable day of cycling and exploration!

CHECK IN FOR ALL RIDERS IS AT THE LINN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FROM 7:00 – 9:00 am.   Register Here. 

Please note that the 23 mile riders (Shortest route) will first check in at the fairgrounds and then proceed to Scio for the start of the ride.

Experience the charm of Linn County’s rural roads as you pedal through historic covered bridges in the picturesque Mid-Willamette Valley. Enjoy scenic views, open fields, rolling hills, and minimal traffic lights along the way. Plus, a portion of your entry fee supports Bicycle Education & Safety programs in our community.

Bring your family and invite your friends to join this unforgettable one-day ride! Lunch is included for riders on the Full Century, Metric Century, and Almost Century routes. Please note that lunch is not provided for the 44-mile and shorter rides.

Late registration begins on August 1st (with a $5 increase).

We look forward to riding with you at the CBBT this year!

  • Five covered bridges over varied terrain. Some hills along with rollers.
    85 miles
    2600 feet of climbing.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Five covered bridges. Varied terrain with vistas. Hills and rollers for elevation gain of 3500 feet total.
    101 miles.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Four covered bridges with one steep hill and plenty of rollers. Woods and some scenic vistas.
    68 miles
    1900 feet of climbing.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Mostly flat through cultivated farmlands, so if there’s a breeze you may feel it.
    44 miles
    3 covered bridges.
    2 supported rest and snack stops.
  • This ride starts and ends at the high school in the town of Scio, but check-in still happens at the Fairgrounds in Albany. The ride covers a flat 23 miles. Highlights include 3 covered bridges, 2 rest stops. Mostly very quiet country roads through the farmlands.
  • Discounted fees for our younger participants. Under 18 years of age are included. Adult accompaniment is encouraged.

Mid-Valley Bicycle Club ● info@mvbc.com ● mvbc.com

About MVBC;
The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club is a non-profit cycling club centered in Corvallis, Oregon, one of the nation’s top bicycle commuting cities. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Its primary purpose is to promote general interest in cycling relative to bicycle education, safety, transportation and recreation.

 

Hoop Jam – BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Hoop Jam - BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College | Albany | Oregon | United States

{SAVE THE DATES} for Hoop Jam! A 3-on-3 street basketball tournament, at the LBCC Parking Lot, on August 10-11, 2024. Hoop Jam is a great way to focus on youth, community building, and character development through an athletic venue.

They anticipate over 3,000 players and families will be enjoying all that Albany has to offer during the Hoop Jam. As is true for all of the Boys & Girls Club of Albany’s events and programs, the youth are the true benefactors.

Aug
23
Fri
Northwest Art & Air Festival 2024 @ Timber-Linn Memorial Park
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Northwest Art & Air Festival 2024 @ Timber-Linn Memorial Park | Albany | Oregon | United States

An event that has taken place for over 20 years, Art & Air has so much to offer. There are hot air balloons, art vendors, food vendors, a car show, concerts, a family zone with activities for the kids, and a beer and wine garden for the grown-ups. You can pay for a balloon ride, or get there early at 6:45 am to watch the balloons lift off. If you aren’t a morning person, come Friday evening for Night Glow and watch the brilliantly-colored balloons tower over the crowd, lighting up the night sky.  On Saturday night at 8 pm,  Wynona Judd will take the main stage.  The festival ends on Sunday morning after the morning balloon launch.
The event takes place August 23-25 at Timber Linn Park in Albany. The event is free, but parking will be $10.

Photo by Lori Norton.

Sep
9
Mon
Basset Hound Club of America Nationals-September 9-13 @ Linn County Expo Center
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm
Basset Hound Club of America Nationals-September 9-13 @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

For the first time ever, The Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty is coming to Albany!!

The event is taking place at the Linn County Expo Center from September 9 – September 13, 2024

This is a great dog event for families to visit and see Basset Hounds in many different events!
As the event gets closer, more specific times and details will be added but here’s some information to get you excited.

Monday – Friday: Dog show (what you sometimes see on TV)
Monday – Tuesday: Obedience and Rally
Tuesday – Wednesday: Scent Work (watch those great noses find hidden scent items!)
Wednesday: Agility (this will be all breed, so lots of dogs to watch run, jump, and generally get athletic!)

All week, there will be a lot of Bassets at the fairground, and if you ask, in all likelihood you’ll be able to say hi and pet them!  There is nothing like watching a Basset Hound to brighten your day! Mark your calendars now and be sure to visit at least once during these days!

If you have an AKC registered show Basset and are interested in participating more information can be found here.  You can also call Sylvie at 360.704.8473 or email sylviebhca2024@gmail.com