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.
2023 ANNUAL LAMB AND WOOL FAIR
“COUNTING ON EWE TO JOIN US”!!
The City of Scio is excited for this year’s fair – “Counting on Ewe to Join Us”. The theme is very appropriate, as it depicts the partnerships that help make Scio and the surrounding area a great place to live, work and play!
It is their hope that you experience a warm welcome when attending this year’s fair. Fair time allows you an opportunity to gather together and enjoy family and friends, reconvene old traditions and celebrate Scio’s rich family heritage, agricultural history and beautiful natural resources.
Photo by Melinda Martin.
SWEET HOME 2023 • FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH AT 3 PM AND SATURDAY, JULY 1ST AT 1 PM
They will have the best pro barbecue pitmasters duking it out to see who has the best barbecue. You get to sample and vote who has the best! These teams will be competing to see who is grand champion and qualify for the American Royal and Jack Daniels Barbecue Championship.
Live fire cooking will be presented by Vic Superskewer: Whole Hog, Gator and more! We encourage attendees to bring a lawn chair to enjoy a day full of music, barbecue, and fireworks. We will have guest appearances from:
Icebox Cookoff @ Sweethome, OR
1460 47th Ave, Sweet Home, OR 97386
Event Date: Friday, June 30th at 3 PM and Saturday, July 1st at 1 PM
Photo: “Outdoor Grilling” by Dan Bateman
A highlight of the summer at Detroit Lake is its Fireworks Display and weekend Celebration, held on the closest Saturday to Independence Day. The fireworks start at about 10 p.m. and can be viewed from all over town, from trails on the mountain tops, or from a boat anchored on the Lake.
Photo: “4th of July” by Cathy Flowers
There’s so much to do at the Independence 4th of July Event. View the schedule below to see all that is happening. 3 days packed of entertainment for all ages. Firework Show, Vendors, Mini Marathon, Car Show, Grand Parade, Kids Activities, Duck Derby Race on the River, Concerts: Schedule of Events
Since 1902 Independence Days, (formerly known as Western Days), has been a hometown tradition for locals. It’s a 4th of July party like no other, a special event planned for the community, by the community. Join them at the Riverview Park in downtown Independence, July 2nd-4th.
Photo: “Carnival Lights” By Dan Bateman
Take in a Corvallis Knights baseball game and then enjoy a spectacular fireworks display afterward at OSU’s Goss Stadium in Corvallis.
Game starts at 7:15.
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at happsnow.com/team/corvallis-knights.
It’ll be family fun for all at the Official Fireworks of Salem, with a carnival, food and beverage, and a concert by Alabama, wrapping up with a FREE 20-minute fireworks show that will light up the sky above the Oregon State Fairgrounds!
Tickets are on sale now!
Alabama concert tickets include access to the VIP Party Zone. Carnival tickets will be sold onsite at the event.
VIP ZONE: $5
Gates and Carnival: 3pm / Pre-Show Party with Live Band: 4pm
L.B. Day Amphitheater Doors: 6pm / Alabama: 8pm / Fireworks Show: 10pm
PLEASE NOTE: NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS ALLOWED.
BAGS WILL BE CHECKED UPON ENTRY.
STAYING IN YOUR PARKED CAR IN OUR PARKING LOTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Photo: “Red, White & Blue” by Donald Bacher
Annual Bridges, Bikes & Brews Festival in Scio, Oregon on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
There will be a motorcycle poker run, cornhole tournament, live music, food, vendors, local breweries, and more. Bridges, Bikes and Brews is sponsored by the Scio Event Center Organization to raise funds for a new Fairgrounds and Event Center to be built in or near Scio, Oregon.
The Linn County Lamb and Wool Fairgrounds will be open from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. with food carts, and other vendors. The beer garden opens at 11:00 and features beverages from the Growler Café in Lebanon. There will be entertainment at the Carol Bates Stage featuring Lane Norberg, Jessie Leigh, and Huckle Buck Highway.
Photo: “Gilkey Bridge” by Oliver J. Anderson
Holiday Open Art Studio. Art Sale – Holiday Gifts. Visit the Misner Family Century Farm and Therese Misner’s Art studio for art and gifts.
The Misner Family and artist, Therese Misner, open their Century Farm for a festive day of art, gifts, and relaxing on the farm. Visit an artist working studio, home gallery, and tour the Misner Century Farm.