Play and Explore

When you visit Albany, you’ll find yourself at the center of a region full of possibility. If you look to the west, the Oregon Coast beckons with its sandy beaches and rugged coastline. To the east, the mountains and forests of the Cascades are calling your name. Right here in the valley, vineyards, lakes, rivers and lots of curving back country roads are waiting to be explored.

  • Photo of entrance to event at the Albany Historic Carousel, Albany, OR.

    Monthly Events Calendar

    We like to highlight some of the more interesting area events in this section. See a play, attend an AKC dog show or go rock hunting in an Oregon State Park—it’s easy to find something to do in the coming month.

  • Photo of street in Historic Downtown Albany, OR. with flowers.


    No matter if you are a dedicated fashionista or a die-hard sportsman, Albany is filled with fun and unique shops, art galleries, and antique stores. Shopping central is located at the Heritage Mall, so plan your day.

  • Photo of outdoor concert. Albany, OR.

    Arts & Entertainment

    Albany is a mecca for annual festivals and magical holiday events. From the County Fair to summer concerts and community theater, Albany is a beehive of activity for every age.

  • Woman and child on foot bridge in park. Albany, OR.

    Outdoor Recreation

    From wildlife preserves to water gardens, Albany is a gateway to Mid-Willamette Valley outdoor recreation. Plan a day-trip around scenic Linn County.