APRIL EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

The 10th Annual Newberg Camellia Festival & Run/Walk
Saturday, April 7

This FREE, full day festival starts with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Rec., and features performances throughout the day by groups such as UNIT SOUZOU, Lee's Golden Dragon Lion and Dragon Dance Association, and Oregon Koto-Kai. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture.  The Forecourt Tent features demonstrations and hands-on art-activities for kids.  Historic city tours will give visitors a look at Newberg's favorite historic sites.  The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society's bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins.  Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There's something for all ages and interests!  The annual event is on Saturday, April 7 at the Chehalem Cultural Center: 415 E. Sheridan in Newberg.  Call (503) 487-6883 and go to www.newbergcamelliafestival.com.




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Hood River Valley Blossom Time
April 1 - 30

Starting in early April, the cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River valley welcome spring’s return by releasing vibrant pink and white flowers.  The area celebrates spring with the annual Hood River Valley Blossom Time, which takes place throughout April.  Visit Hood River in April and enjoy family-friendly farm events, craft shows, culinary treats, wine and cider tasting, and the Hood River County Hard- Pressed Cider Fest.  One of the best ways to enjoy Blossom Time is to drive the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile drive that follows the county’s Scenic Tour Route and passes the valley’s plethora of orchards, wineries and farms...More

Japanese Currents
April 6 - 28

This year’s 11th annual Japanese Currents series highlights recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to jidaigeki, documentary to comedy, all while exploring issues important to contemporary Japanese society. Collectively, these selections offer a fresh take on Japanese culture and showcase the wealth of creative invention at work in Japan today...More   

Lilac Days at Hulda Klager Gardens
April 21 - May 13
(Southwest Washington)

Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880's Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.  To showcase the site, the Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization.  With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work of growing and showing the beautiful lilacs including those hybridized by Hulda Klager many decades ago...More  

FlorenceFest '18
April 27 - 28

Seven national-caliber jazz acts will complement 12 Oregon wineries and an invitational juried art show and sale, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ’18.  The two-day event takes place at the Florence Events Center from 2 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Florence Events Center, located at 715 Quince St...More   

Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair
April 27 - 29
(Southwest Washington)

Kick-off the spring gardening and home improvement season April 27-29 at the 27th annual Home & Garden Idea Fair, presented by Clark Public Utilities.  More than 50 plant vendors will offer trees, shrubs, vegetable starts, succulents, hanging baskets and colorful annuals at this year's plant sale - come on Friday for the best selection!...More