APRIL 2019 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

93rd Annual Democrats of Pacific County Crab Feed
April 1 - 3
(Coastal Washington State)


This is the longest running Democratic event in the State.  Listen to Candidates running for Congress, State Representatives, County Commissioners, County Prosecutor, and other hot races in the state.  Meet and listen to all four democratic candidates running against Jaime Herrera Beutler for Congress.  It is imperative that we replace Jaime Herrera Beutler with someone that has the people of SW always on their minds and who will best represent the 3rd Congressional District.  Eat lots of local crab, drink local beer, socialize and let’s make change happen...More 

TechFestNW: A Global Tech Conference
April 4 - 5

TechFestNW is where startups are celebrated, partnerships are ignited, innovation rules and business gets done.  The annual event offers curated speakers, workshops, a demo floor, parties and PitchfestNW, which showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.  With four tracks of content - Blockchain, Future of Work, Smart Cities and Future of Health and Fitness, there's truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe...MORE

Be Jeweled
April 5 - 6

Be Jeweled, the 12th anniversary recycled jewelry sale is on Friday, April 5, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. AND Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St., Newport, Oregon 97365.  Vintage, fine, collectible, ethnic, rings, watches and costume jewelry will be available at fabulous prices.  Half-price sale starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.  All proceeds will benefit Food Share of Lincoln County to help achieve our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County...More

Get Lit at the Beach:
A Gathering for Readers
April 5 - 7

"Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers" is back for its Eighth Annual Appearance and is pleased to announce that eight acclaimed authors will participate this year from Friday evening, April 5 until Sunday noon, April 7. Guest authors Terry Brooks, Pierce Brown, Deb Caletti, Carol Cassella, Sophia Shalmiyev, Leni Zumas, and Lit Crawl authors Peter Lindsey Paul Zitarelli will be present to mingle, sign books and tell stories to an enthusiastic crowd in Cannon Beach, OR. Buy your tickets today!...More

The Portland Swap Meet
April 5 - 7

The original Portland Swap Meet, hosted annually by six Portland Oregon area antique car clubs, is the largest auto parts swap meet on the West Coast with approximately 3,400 vendor stalls and over 35,000 shoppers each April at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland...More 

Japanese Currents
April 5 - 14

This year’s 12th annual Japanese Currents series highlights recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to 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

Cider Rite of Spring
Saturday, April 6

Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Leftbank Annex: 101 N. Weidler St. in Portland...MORE

Farm Fest 2019
 Saturday, April 6

Farm Fest 2019 happens April 6 from 10 - 4 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum in McMinnville Oregon. It is the Largest plowing competition with draft animals on the West Coast with 20+ teams of draft horses and mules.  The Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association co-sponsors the event and will manage the competition in both our North and South fields.  The entire Yamhill Valley Heritage Center campus will come alive with many activities.  Vendors will be on hand with their wares.  Historical displays and demonstrations will be available for viewing including the Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop.  Also view the ongoing restoration of our Peerless Steam Tractor Engine.  The Plowman’s Café will be open with a wonderful assortment of food.  Live music is scheduled throughout the day and plan on visiting the hand’s on Pioneer Kids’ activities that are sure to please. Don’t miss it!...More 

GardenPalooza
Saturday, April 6

All are invited to GardenPalooza.  They'll have over 40 vendors to get you excited about gardening.  See hundreds of plants, tools and garden art.  You can also enjoy shopping at the country store, fresh doughnuts, delicious food and much, much more!...MORE

Shotgun Trail Blast Race
Saturday, April 6

This is the sixth edition of a trail classic.  If you like trees, mud, streams, hills and incredible views, then here's the event for you!  Open to youths (17 and over) and adults (60 and over).  Race distances are 50K, 25K, 10K and 5K...MORE  

Siskiyou Spring Tri
Saturday, April 6

If you've every wanted to try a tri, this is a great starter triathlon for beginners or as a speed workout for the elites.  They offer relays for youths and adults...MORE 

Alpacapalooza
April 6 - 7
(Southwest Washington)

The Alpaca Association of Western Washington (AAWW) is a non-profit organization. You  Alpacapalooza is an alpaca show where alpacas compete against other alpacas in front of judges. They are judged on their conformation and their fleece characteristics. Both Huacaya and Suri's (different breeds) compete against their own breed in hopes of taking home the 1st place and Championship ribbon...More 

St. Josef's Day Festival: 
Celebrating Their 41st Anniversary as Oregon Wine Pioneers!
April 6 - 7

Before there were microbrews or artisan coffee in Oregon – there was St Josef’s Winery. St Josef’s Day celebrates the founding of St Josef’s Winery and the beginning of the season as spring buds appear in the vineyard.  Proprietors Josef & Lilli grew up in Europe and met in the German city of Chicago.  Since founding the winery they have created a bit of European style hospitality.  They believe it is important to start the growing season off with a lighthearted approach.  St Josef’s Day Festival features new wine releases, lively music from Portland Gypsy Jazz Project and home-made Hungarian Goulash, along with other foods...MORE 

Vancouver Women's Show
March 6 - 7
(Southwest Washington)

If there’s one thing about the Vancouver Women’s Show, it’s the fact that you always find the latest and greatest in fashion, health, beauty, hair and make-up, family help and self-improvement.  Tired of the same old you? Come and see what might help you best!  Over 140 exhibitors.  They offer the best experience possible with organized vendors, fashion shows, live entertainment, venues, jewelry, prizes, goody bags, and much more...MORE

Design Week Portland
April 6 - 13

Design Week Portland is a week-long festival with hundreds of events, talks, exhibitions, tours, workshops and open studios. Programming illustrates what is new and interesting in the field of design from the perspective of designers who work across many practices - from graphic design and architecture, to fashion and apparel, to industrial design...More 

Portland Grand Tasting
Thursday, April 11

We're bringing the Gorge Wine tasting experience to Portland! Thursday, April 11 at Leftbank Annex, we invite you to discover Gorge Wine and experience the expression of 40 miles of intense geography and transitioning climates.  The Gorge Wine region is a powerful place.  It's a place of extremes - in climate, scenery, and style of wine - where the astounding beauty of the landscape is inextricable from its allure as a world-class wine region.  It's a modern frontier, of sorts, undergoing discovery and growth while holding fast to what makes it special.  The extreme conditions that shape the wine are unique to this region—to be sensed, embraced, and celebrated.  Creativity is at the heart of the vision for Gorge Wine.  The region is marked by an intrepid spirit that seeks to craft something extraordinary through inspiration in dialog with the land...More 

Ashland Independent Film Festival
April 11 - 15

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days.  Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food...MORE

Vancouver Brewfest - Spring Edition
April 12 - 13
(Southwest Washington)

 The Vancouver Brewfest is a celebration of craft beer that raises funds for various charities.  We celebrate twice a year in the Spring and Summer.  Sample over 100 beers, ciders, and meads, eat delicious food, listen to great music, and support local businesses!  This event is 21 and over only...MORE 

5th Annual Galactic Wisdom Conference
April 12 - 14
(Washington State)

Out of This World Radio is once again sponsoring their Fifth Annual Galactic Wisdom Conference in Olympia, WA. on April 12, 13, and 14, with some of the world's most famous UFO contactees and spiritual healers and psychics!  It will be at 9101 Steilacoom Road, S.E., Olympia, WA 98513.  The first day on April 12th is FREE, with April 13th and 14th for only $125 or $75 a day!  See www.galacticwisdomconference.com.  Hado Vibrational healing treatments from Michiko Hayashi will also be available...MORE 

28th Annual Peninsula Arts Association:
Spring Art Show
April 12 - 14
(Coastal Washington State)

Spring is almost and that means it's time for the 28th Annual Peninsula Arts Association Spring Art Show, set for April 12 through April 14.  Hours each day are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The art show, FREE to attend and open to the public, will be held at the old Long Beach Train Depot, 102 Third Street NW and Pacific Hwy. in Long Beach.  Several artists will be showing their works of art in various mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, assemblage, wood, mixed media, clay and glass.  Art show visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite art piece in the show to determine the top four winners of the People's Choice Awards.  The public is invited to the Artists Reception on Sunday, April 14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.  There will be three raffle art prizes.  All proceeds from the raffle benefit the PAA Scholarship and Youth Art Enrichment program.  The winners will be announced at the reception and the People's Choice awards will also be announced.  Peninsula Arts Association is a registered Washington State 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...More 

Camellia Festival & CPRD Run/Walk
Saturday, April 13

The Camellia Festival is an annual all day festival in April celebrating the City of Newberg’s official flower, the Camellia, and its Asian origins.  The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Park and Recreation District (CPRD) followed by performances, a bloom show, kids activities, vendors and more...MORE 

Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show
Saturday, April 13
(Southwest Washington)

The Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show is a wonderful group of six designers from Washington State, ranging in age from 14 to 67.  To add to the variety of styles, The Fort Vancouver Costume Department will be wearing a collection of pieces they have hand-sewn dating 1825-1945, down the runway...MORE 

Day of Dairy: Oregon Junior Holstein Sale
Saturday, April 13

Attend Day of Dairy!  Stop at Dairy Stations, and learn about feeding a show cow; milking a cow; cheese making; and stay to watch the Oregon Junior Holstein Sale.  Lunch is offered at the Grilled Cheese Machine and Right Bayou Cajun Food Trucks and spend the day on the farm.  FREE for everyone to attend.  Perfect for kids/young adults up to 21 with an interest in 4-H, FFA, Dairy farming, farm to table, or AG in general...MORE 

NW'S LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale
Saturday, April 13
(Southwest Washington)

The 10th Anniversary Sale will have over 700 indoor booths.  They will be offering raffles all day long with over $3,000 worth of prizes.  Sellers and shoppers wanted.  Sellers space starts at $55.  Reserve online or call (360) 907-5919.  For Shoppers: general admission is from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Cost: adults is $6; military with I.D. is $5; Early Bird Admission at 7 a.m. is $20; and kids under 12 are FREE at all times...More 

59th Annual Lu'au of Na Haumana O Hawaii
Saturday, April 13

The Pacific University annual Lu'au features traditional Polynesian dance, music and entertainment, preceded by an authentic Lu'au meal.  A country store featuring specialties flown in from the Islands is open the day of Lu'au.  This is the only completely student-run and student-directed lu'au in the Northwest, attracting about 2,000 people every year...MORE 

Depoe Bay's Crab Feed, Wooden Boat Show and Ducky Derby
April 13 - 14

Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boats at the world's smallest harbor.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden, courtesy of the Depoe Bay Brewing Company.  Thousands of pounds of delicious whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection in front of Depoe Bay's Community Hall at 220 SE. Bay Street.  This will also be the 24th year for the Classic Wooden Boat Show.  Dozens of exhibits will feature hand-crafted vessels, both vintage and modern from across the Northwest.  You'll also see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby.  Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes from Depoe Bay merchants...MORE 

North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend
April 13 - 14

More than 20 producers have special experiences planned for the North Willamette Wine Trail. You are invited to explore all that the North Willamette Valley has to offer in the special weekend showcase.  Each winery will be showcasing what makes their location and product special. Expect to see new releases; food samples and pairings, desserts and other culinary delights; including specialty tours, demonstrations, local artisans and hands-on learning...MORE 

Sakura Festival
Thursday, April 18
(Southwest Washington)

Over twenty-five years ago, the City of Vancouver received a gift of friendship: 100 Shirofugen cherry trees.  They were planted at Clark College, creating an enduring reminder of the bonds between our region and sister-city relationship with Joyo, Japan since 1995.  The Sakura Festival is to celebrate a legacy of international friendship and learning.  You can enjoy the Opening Ceremony, music, dance, activity tables, cultural displays and refreshments...MORE 

Trashion Show
April 19 - 20

Trashion (a portmanteau of "trash" and "fashion") is a term for art, fashion and objects for the home created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed elements. Ten amazing designers will dazzle you with their creations...MORE 

The Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale
April 19 - 21

Nearly 100 “vendors” will hold sales during this community-wide event.  See what treasures you can unearth!  It's three days of community sales, deals and bargains.  Visitors from all over and local residents alike participate in this annual event.  The sales are listed in a guide indicating dates, times, and locations of each sale.  Listings will also have brief descriptions of what items will be available at each sale.  A map with locations of all the sales will be available as the event draws near...MORE

Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon
Saturday, April 20

The Goat Mountain Gallop Half  Marathon is one of the oldest half marathons in Oregon. This year it turns 36!  This point to point half marathon course starts at the Colton high school taking you past beautiful rural country fields, rolling hills and crossing the Molalla River. Your finish line is at Molalla High School where you will be rewarded by a pancake breakfast.  Leave a legacy with this event as race profits benefit the Molalla High School track and cross country team.  Support a legacy of American high school running this year by participating in the race that supports our sports future.  Could it be that the next record holder could come from Molalla High School?...MORE 

Hortlandia
April 20 - 21

Vendors from far and wide – from nearly the Canadian border to the California border – will be in Portland to offer the latest plant introductions as well as the time-tested (and hardiness-tested!) plants.  Complementing the plant vendors are specialty garden art vendors bringing one-of-a-kind pieces made from metal, wood, glass, ceramic, fabric, and stone.  Each work of art is handcrafted by the vendor. This is a wonderful event, and it's particularly nice to have so many nurseries and artists, with so many plant choices and specialty works, all under one roof!  This year they're offering the "Grow With Us Lecture Series"...MORE 

Lilac Days at Hulda Klager Gardens
April 20 - May 12
(Southwest Washington)

Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom.  Visitors from around the world stroll through the gardens, buy their favorite lilacs, visit Hulda’s Victorian era home, and shop for special lilac inspired items in the gift shop.  Lilac Days are the 3 weeks up to and including Mothers’ Day.  Lilac Sales, Hulda’s Farmhouse, and the Gift Shop are only open during Lilac Days...MORE

Florence Fest
April 26 - 27

The Florence Fest is a "sensory experience for your eyes, ears and palate." Carefully selected boutique Oregon wineries feature alongside seven jazz acts and a juried art show. Jazz acts range from premier Northwest acts to the internationally known. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance will host the 50+ piece art show which will also have works for sale. This event is for those ages 21 and over...MORE 

37th Annual Ceramic Showcase
April 26 - 28 

Please join us for one of the nation's largest all-ceramic shows! Featuring more than 150 Oregon Potters Association members, Ceramic Showcase offers visitors the opportunity to meet the artists, view and purchase their latest work. Visitors will find beautifully crafted sculptures, wall art, and functional pottery for the home, garden, and workplace – as well as beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, weddings, birthdays, housewarmings, and other celebrations...MORE 

Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
April 26 - 28

Fantastic, scenic, flat course!  Comfortable spring running temperatures!  Enthusiastic, knowledgeable Eugene fans!  The 13th annual Eugene Marathon will be a race not to miss.  After completing a new route that starts in front of Autzen Stadium on Leo Harris Pky and sends runners over the Ferry St. Bridge through downtown Eugene, runners will pass through Autzen’s east tunnel and finish on the 50-yard line.  They'll have four race events: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Duck Dash.  The Health & Wellness Exp is on Friday, April 26...MORE

Gathering of the Guilds
April 26 - 28

Six Portland-area guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art and fine craft. All items are unique and of exceptional quality. Please join us for live demonstrations, hands-on activities and hourly door prize drawings.  FREE admission!  Featuring 350 Northwest artists from these guilds:

The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

Oregon Glass Guild

Portland Bead Society

Creative Metal Arts Guild

Portland Handweavers Guild

In Partnership with the Oregon Potters Association...MORE 

28th Annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair
April 26 - 28
(Southwest Washington)

The 28th annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden idea Fair is coming to the Clark County Event Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 26 through 28, located at 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.  It’s the perfect event anyone interested in the latest products and techniques that can lower monthly utility bills, considering a home remodel or looking to beautify their gardens.  The event features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities for the whole family.  Admission is FREE...MORE 

Northwest Cherry Festival
April 26 - 28

Bring the whole family and head to The Dalles for the 40th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival.  A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural heritage.  The 2019 theme: “Follow the Cherry Brick Road.”  The three action-packed days include numerous family-friendly events, including the Gorge’s largest parade – featuring the Cherry Festival Royalty with King Bing and Queen Anne, who are crowned that morning – a classic car show, a lip sync contest and great local music.  There’s also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, and a carnival with fun rides for all, plus an orchard job fair for the upcoming season...MORE  

Women's Wellness Retreat
April 26 - 28

Escape for a weekend of wellness at Oregon Garden Resort for a Women's Wellness Retreat!  They are offering a weekend of relaxation with admission to The Oregon Garden, yoga, meditation, a green beauty demonstration, wine dinner and more!...MORE 

Ah Shucks!  Charleston Oyster Feed
Saturday, April 27

The Charleston community invites seafood lovers to come celebrate fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters at the 14th annual Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed...MORE  

Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol
Saturday, April 27

You are invited to experience Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we kick off National API Month and showcase the many diverse cultures of this vast area.  Music and dance performances will take place in the rotunda, we will have exhibits and demonstrations in the Galleria, and we will be offering three tower tours, first come, first served, weather permitting and capacity controlled. This is a wonderful and FREE spring event, happening rain or shine at YOUR capitol...MORE

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival
Saturday, April 27

A fun event for all ages!  See the Boat Parade; learn about fishing on the McKenzie; and eat a delicious burger lunch cooked by your hosts, the McKenzie River Guide Association!...MORE 

McMinnville Food Truck Fest
April 27 - 28

All are invited to enjoy amazing foods from 16 vendors, wine, beer and live music on two stages at the McMinnville Food Truck Fest...MORE

Oregon Ag Fest
April 27 - 28

Last year over 21,000 people attended Ag Fest to touch, taste and experience the incredible world of Oregon agriculture, in a fun-filled, festive environment.  This two-day event, aimed to help families better understand where their food, fiber and flora come from, is a unique learning experience, where hands-on exhibits make learning about Oregon’s vast agricultural industry educational and entertaining.  Children 12 and under receive FREE admission, and virtually all activities at the event are FREE of charge.  Kids ride ponies, plant seedlings, watch sheep get sheared, pet farm animals and much, much more!...MORE

Portland Great American Tiny House Show
April 27 - 28

On display will be Tiny Homes, Container Homes, Modular Homes and Portable Structures.  Additional exhibits will include building equipment, tools, supplies, real estate brokers, accessories, travel destinations and recreational products.  Attendees will be able to see the latest trends in tiny living. Learning from builders, project experts and lifestyle authors at the educational conferences or panel discussions.  Explore options on real estate developments for alternative housing locations around the United States.  And, enjoy great exhibits with accessories to compliment the “going small” experience...MORE  

Spring Paddle Festival
April 27 - 28
(Vancouver Washington)

Hosted by Alder Creek, get an intro to the sport of kayaking and canoeing.  The annual event offers a variety of clinics, demonstrations, and 100+ boats on the beach that are ready to try...MORE

Blooms to Brews:
Marathon, 4-Person Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 10K
Sunday, April 28

The Blooms to Brews Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run/Walk takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State — the Woodland bottoms farm country!  Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips and lilacs are in full bloom.  Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. Relax at the post party at Horseshoe Lake with a cold microbrew or root beer!...MORE 

Pour Oregon
Sunday, April 28

At Pour Oregon, you'll discover over 50 small, artisanal winemakers.  They're producing high-quality, affordable wines that hail from each of Oregon's 19 wine regions.  You'll meet these innovative winemakers in person, hear their stories, and taste their extraordinary wines...MORE