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.
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.
Stand By Me Day events run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Linn County Historical Museum, 101 Park Ave. in Brownsville, and include guided walking tours, 1950s-style music and games, and a blueberry pie eating contest at 3 p.m.
And the Annual Barbizon Brownsville Paintout, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., is taking place at the Brownsville Art Association, 255 N. Main St. Bring plein air easels, paints, and canvas and unleash your inner artist.
Photo: Coke Sign, Brownsville by Stephanie Low
No matter what you’re searching for, you’re sure to find it at Brownsville’s annual Antique Faire in Pioneer Park. 70+ of vendors come together with their treasures and there’s something for everyone. Breakfast and lunch will be available and there’s plenty of shade and tables to relax for a while. You’ll enjoy live music and a beautiful park setting and leave with vintage goodies. Also, be sure not to miss the vintage car show!
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 9am-3pm
Location: Brownsville Pioneer Park, 200 W Park Ave.
Photo: “Antique St. Car Show 1” By Oliver J. Anderson
The event is held in Library Park adjacent to the Linn County Historical Museum in Downtown Brownsville. It begins at 10am. Come early and beat the heat!
Step back in time and try your hand at the crafts and activities practiced by the folks who lived here long ago. The Mid-Valley Prospectors will be here for you to pan for gold and the Boston Mill will be bring their Stone Quern for grinding wheat. You can wash clothes on a washboard, press apples into cider, dip beeswax candles and spin wool. Try your hand at crosscut sawing and make a cornhusk doll. Plan to stay the whole day…you won’t want to leave! This free activity is supported by a generous donation from Randy Tripp.
Photo: Sunrise in Brownsville by Mike Moshofsky
Create your own felted 7″ gnome or witch with seasoned fiber artist Anne Marie Cole.
$75 fee, 12 person limit. Workshop open to beginners or experts.
Contact HEX to register https://www.hexbrownsville.com/
Welcome the Market of the Strange to Brownsville in November, hosted by Hex, one of the coolest magical goods and gift shops around! Our witchy, occult, and magical vendors are coming together to offer you a harvest of delightful art, craft work, decor and more. Come out and help us celebrate the stranger side, enjoy some tasty treats, and cherish the bounty of creativity in our community.
This is an all ages event, with free admission.