MARCH 2019 EVENTS
Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Washington State Horse Expo
March 1 - 3
(Southwest Washington)

This is one of the top equine events in the Northwest that attracts thousands of horse enthusiasts from all over the western United States.  Every year the Horse Expo features national experts, amazing first-class entertainment, premier vendors, plenty of shopping, and kid-friendly activities; it’s the horse enthusiast’s event of the year! ...More

Northwest Tarot Symposium
March 1 - 4

This annual event is focused on Cartomancy, the art of reading cards for divination, including Tarot, Oracle, and Lenormand.  Join them for a weekend of vending, workshops, art, signings, performance, networking, and fun!  Held in conjunction with the symposium is a Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market that's FREE and open to the public...More 

McMenamins Grand Lodge: 97th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, March 2

Head over to the McMenamins Grand Lodge for their all-ages, 97th year birthday party.  They'll have cake, live music, McMenamins Passport Discovery Hunt, and a handcrafted birthday beer...More 

Portland Women's Expo
Saturday, March 2

This is the Largest Women's Expo Event in the Pacific Northwest!  You'll see the very best in samples, shopping, and the latest trends.  Discover hundreds of new products and services on display by local and national businesses.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy food, music, wine, health & beauty - all of the things you love!...More 

Ski the Glade
Saturday, March 2

Ski the Glade takes you back to the days when you could ski or snowboard from Timberline to Government Camp along the groomed Glade Trail.  The 3.5-mile Glade Trail opens for this one-day special event.  Participants receive shuttle transportation to the top of the run at Timberline for a full day of fun, a lunch at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, and apres-ski reception and beverages...More 

Washington Beer Open House
Saturday, March 2
(Southwest Washington)

Participating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you—ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises. This is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to look around your local brew house, sneak a peek at the cellar tanks, meet the brewers, sample their unique fermented creations and take home some souvenirs...More 

Bricks Cascade LEGO® Expo
March 2 - 3

Join us for Portland's premier public LEGO event.  See creations from hundreds of builders from the Pacific Northwest and around the world in this two day event.  Talk to the creators of these amazing creations and then leave your own builds on our Wall of Creation.  Race your own brick-built car on our derby track and build your own creation in one of our creation stations.  There will also be dozens of vendors onsite with custom, unique, and rare LEGO® based products.  Bring your imagination and we hope to see you there!...More

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Hope on the Slopes
March 2 - 3

Ski & Ride for the Cure fundraiser event is back once again at Mt Hood Skibowl to make a stand against cancer for its 10th season. Participants test their endurance skiing and riding for 24- hours while competing for individual and team prizes. That’s right… we go all night long. Not only will you make a difference participating in the event, you will experience riding after the mountain closes and watching the sunset and sunrise on beautiful Mt. Hood...More

Portland Spring Bazaar
March 2 - 3

The Portland Spring Bazaar is a first-time event that's held in conjunction with the Spring version of America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show.  They will have a select mix of juried artisans, crafters and local vendors.  It's the perfect time of year for gifts, plants and garden related items...More

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival
March 7 - 10

The Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a series of six unique wine tasting experiences, including the opportunity to taste some of the top award-winning wines from recent wine competitions paired with chef-designed appetizers.  Their Wine Walk on Saturday features over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community.  In addition to ticketed festival events, the towns restaurants, galleries and shops feature a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and other events...More 

South Coast Clambake Music Festival
March 7 - 10

Polish up those dancin’ shoes and get ready for the exciting musical extravaganza known as the South Coast Clambake Music Festival! This year, you will see another lineup of great bands, energetic dancers and a flood of out of town guests in our community.  The Clambake Music Festival Board is looking forward to yet another season of incredible music that ranges from traditional jazz to 50’s rock, including swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco!  However, many first-timers are surprised to find that our Festival is NOT a celebration of mollusks!  “Clambake” is an old time musical term for a “jam session” and we are hoping you will choose to join us at our annual clambake.  Dancers and music enthusiasts from up and down the West Coast, plan to attend again this year, as the Clambake Music Festival has developed a reputation as a favorite...More

Portland International Film Festival
March 7 - 21

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual showcase of the very best in new world cinema.  Established in 1977 and drawing an audience of over 40,000, PIFF is the largest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February.  Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare...More  

Cascade Promenade: Contra Dance
Friday, March 8
(Southwest Washington)

Contra dancing is an American social dance tradition dating back to the colonial period.  It's fun, interactive, easy to learn, great exercise, and has nothing to do with Nicarauga.  Some say that if you can walk, you can contra dance, because there is no fancy footwork involved.  Contra dance is not country line dancing, nor is it square dancing, though we may occasionally dance a square.  Contra is square's Yankee cousin and, like square dancing, is always prompted by a caller.   No experience needed.  All dances are taught.  Live music will be performed by Heliotrop and dances called by Valerie Cohen.   This dance will be part of the Cascade Promenade, a 5-day Pacific Northwest dance party.  Wear comfortable shoes...More 

NO MORE Summit 2019
Friday, March 8
(Southwest Washington)

NO MORE is a national, anti-violence summit to unify public awareness and engagement to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  NO MORE seeks to break social stigma, normalize the conversation around these urgent issues and increase resources.  The summit offers workshops, keynote speakers, a special film screening of "I Am Evidence" exhibits and opportunities for networking.  Don't miss this powerful conference...More  

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic - SIP!
March 8 - 10

This annual event is loved far and wide.  This marks the 26th year that Mac Classic has assembled 75 of the region’s best wineries as well as a variety of chefs, bakers, breweries, distilleries, artists, artisans, and musicians.  2019’s event combines a line-up of fresh, new offerings with tried and true favorites and gathers thousands of people together in celebration of local wine and cuisine…all for the benefit of children...More

Oregon Chocolate Festival
March 8 - 10 

Chocolate lovers, plan your dream getaway! 15th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival is coming to Ashland, OR the weekend of March 8 - 10.  Enjoy tasty creations of over 50 West Coast chocolatiers, and other artisan food vendors including wineries and breweries.  Come dressed up for the Chocolate Maker's Wine Dinner or ready for a disco era party on Friday night in the Cosmos Ballroom. Ready to indulge but don't want those extra pounds, join others in the Charlie's Chocolate 5k and 10k runs.  Festival attractions will also include Chocolate Spa Party, chef demos, workshops, Sunday Chocolate Brunch, Best Chocolate Dessert Contest and more...More

Wellness Expo
Saturday, March 9
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event for all.  Come and visit local professionals that address all facets of life to help you live your most vibrant life.  They will have light snacks, raffle prizes, information sessions, essential oils and more!...More 

2019 Winter Music Festival
Saturday, March 9

Now in its 8th year, the Winter Music Festival is back with another dose of the very best in live festival entertainment.  Another high quality lineup of music acts will once again showcase the region's best talent which attracts audiences from out of state, while giving back to charity at the same time.  Curtis Salgado kicks off the event with his brand of music excitement.  Curtis is joined by another Portland favorite, Lady Kat and Sonny Hess.  They are sure to delight the audience with their danceable, upbeat R&B sound and promise a really energetic show.  Return Flight, the Pat Stilwell Band, The Bayou Boyz, Karen Lovely & Ben Rice, and Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys join the lineup...More 

Winter Steelhead Workshop
Saturday, March 9

Hosted by the Water Time Outfitters, attend special workshops to learn how to catch winter steelhead on the Clackamas River.  Fly anglers can learn about a variety of spots, styles, and techniques.  Grab some gear afterwards and head off with your new skills to a nearby steelhead runs within walking and driving distance...More 

Buckman Art Show and Sell
March 9 - 10

Held annually as a benefit for Arts Education at Buckman Elementary, you'll see works by 120+ professional artists, student art, live performance, silent auction, FREE art activities for kids, face painting, food trucks and fun!...More

A Sweet Affaire
Sunday, March 10

Enjoy signature appetizers, tempting treats, northwest wine and beer tasting, live music and live and silent auctions featuring many unique items from around the north coast.  Dozens of local businesses share the tastiest offerings that will make your mouth water...More

Kells Irish Festival
March 15 - 17

Thousands of locals and visitors will rejoice in their Irish heritage at the 28th annual Kells Irish Festival, the state's largest Saint Patrick's Day celebration.  The three-day event offers live music, traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers, Irish food, craft beer, bicycle race, scavenger hunt, boxing, and other libations...More

Portland Roadster Show
March 15 - 17

The Portland Roadster Show has presented the artistic efforts of skilled craftsman and the hobbyist alike.  Their annual event is a displaying of "automotive art", crafted from the vision and passion of the automobile.  All of the outstanding cars, trucks, and motorcycles in our show, are painstakingly selected to provide the best show possible.  Combined with displays from the finest builders and suppliers; along with vintage automobilia, model car expositions, and the creative efforts of our youth, in our "High School Challenge", the Portland Roadster Show continues to maintain its reputation as one of the biggest and best shows in the country...More

Pouring at the Coast: Crafts Beer Fest
March 15 - 17

With more than 40 breweries, more beer than you can taste, and an expanded selection of food and live entertainment, the annual Pouring at the Coast Brewfest is begger an better than ever.  The event features 40+ independent craft breweries, Brewers B-Ball Tournamant, Craft Brewfest, live music with beer garden and Brewer's Brunch...More

Subaru Winterfest
March 15 - 17

The Subaru WinterFest one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour where skiers, snowboarders, friends and families come together to share their love for all things winter. They'll have skiing activities, music guests, giveaways and great food.  Subaru owners get VIP parking and a special gift while supplies last!...More

World Kite Museum:
Spring Break Family Kite Fun
March 15 - April 15
(Coastal Washington State)

Make your own kite, fold origami and enjoy games at the Kite Museum during spring break.  And don't forget to play the Kite Festival poster game...More 

Amity Daffodil Festival
Saturday, March 16

Celebrate spring at the Amity Daffodil Festival.  View numerous varieties of daffodils showcased by the Oregon Daffodil Society.  Participate by bringing your home grown daffodils for judging.  Purchase plants at the plant sale.  See daffodil art produced by local students.  Grab lunch at one of the several restaurants in town.  Taste wine and beer at the various local tasting rooms.  Experience the fun of a small town festival...More

Oregon State Capitol: Cherry Blossom Day
Saturday, March 16

You are invited to Cherry Blossom Day, Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, located at 900 Court St. NE in Salem. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Koto and Taiko, learn the traditions of a Japanese tea ceremony, practice the art of origami and calligraphy, take photos among the cherry blossoms in the Capitol Mall, and learn more about the cherry industry of Oregon.  This is a wonderful and FREE spring event happening rain or shine at YOUR capitol!...More 

The Daffodil Drive & Festival
March 16 - 17

Daffodils are popping up throughout wine country!  Cruise the country roads around Junction City to see the bright blossoms, then park your car at Conser Quarry, 27387 Ferguson Rd, and take a shuttle to the Long Tom Grange for cinnamon rolls.  Buy armfuls of daffodils, browse local vendors, enjoy live entertainment, take a wagon ride and admire antique cars.  The daffodil drive and festival is a favorite family tradition.  This is the largest daffodil festival in the state!...More 

Oregon Cheese Festival
March 16 - 17

The Oregon Cheese Festival is a farmers market-style event celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it.  Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider from over 100 vendors.  "Culture Magazine," one of the leading periodicals in the cheese industry, has named the Oregon Cheese Festival one of the Ten Best Cheese Festivals in the U.S...More 

1st Annual Irish Festival at the Tokeland Hotel & Restaurant
Sunday, March 17

Be there and be Irish!   1st Annual Irish Festival at the historic Tokeland Hotel & Restaurant in Tokeland, Washington on Sunday, March 17th.  New owners Heather Earnhardt & Zac Young are taking SW Washington by storm by extending their Southern Hospitality to their menu and community.  This Festival is no exception with a regionally inspired buffet and Irish style entertainment.  Starts at 5 p.m. and ends when everyone gets tired...More 

St. Patrick's Day at McMenamins
Sunday, March 17

All of the McMenamins establishments throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  There are many FREE events.  All ages welcome.  They'll have great music, seasonal beers and traditional Irish foods...More 

Airing of the Quilts
March 22 - 23

You'll enjoy over 100 beautiful quilts on display during the "Airing of the Quilts" and get inspiration fro local vendors.  It's a chance for quilt enthusiasts and admirers to get inspired by quilting!  There will be local vendors and food available.  Special guest this year is Cathy Erickson who will be speaking on "Baltimore Goes Modern"...More 

Winery Comedy Tour
Friday, March 22

Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks.  This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country...More

45th Annual Quilt Show:
"A Festival of Quilts"
March 22 - 23

Northwest Quilters Inc. presents the 45th Annual Quilt Show called "A Festival of Quilts".  They'll have over 300 quilts on display, vendors, Build-a-Block Quilts of Valor, Treasure Hunt for kids, food and beverages.  This year's featured quilter is Carrie Perkins...More

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo
March 22 - 24

Join the “round-up” of horse lovers for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Akins Trailers, March 22 through 24, 2019 in Albany, Oregon!  See fancy dancing horses, mighty mustangs, stunning stallions, and exciting equine entertainment…all at one venue!  Learn from world-class riders and trainers teaching daily clinics! Take in the Colt Starting Challenge USA, BreyerWest, and shop at the gigantic trade show!  This family-friendly event is perfect for horse lovers of all ages, with something for everyone!...More 

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Snow Beach Festival
Saturday, March 23

Kick off Oregon’s Spring Break with a blast Saturday, March 23th with pond skimming, the “Suds on the Slopes” beer & spirit tasting festival, a hot dog & pie eating contest, the “Goggle Tan Rail Jam” and much more at Mt. Hood Skibowl for the 19th Annual Snow Beach Festival.  Bikinis, beach balls, pink flamingos and Hawaiian shirts will take center stage for the Pond Skimming Contest where high-spirited contestants bravely attempt to cross the freezing water.  There will be a ton of giveaways and fun contests throughout the day...More

3rd Annual PDX Tequila, Mezcal & Taco Festival
Saturday, March 23

Come THROUGH Portland! Join us as we welcome Spring at the 3rd annual PDX TEQUILA, MEZCAL, TACO FESTIVAL!  This year we're bringing together our region's legit taco makers to compete for fan favorite for BEST TACO IN PDX.  Pair your tacos with a diverse selection of agave spirits and tropical margaritas, provided in partnership with some excellent agave spirit producers.  This year we return to the amazing and spacious Portland Expo Center located in North Portland along the Yellow Max line, making it easy for you to arrive at the Festival safely and in style.  Spacious, high ceilings, great lighting, will be joined with ambient live music, Mariachi and awesome DJs. Be sure to consider VIP tickets with exclusive early entry one and a half hours prior to GA, with additional snacking.  You can feel good about each sip or bite you take as proceeds will benefit our selected non-profit this year: Oregon Food Bank, all to make sure that no one goes hungry.  Bring non-perishable foods (cans, boxes, jars) or make a monetary donation.  We have a special surprise raffle in place...More 

Wagon Wheel Doller's Show & Sale
Saturday, March 23

Dolls, bears, books, toys and miniature items will be on display and for sale at the 37th annual Doll Show...More 

Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair
March 23 - 24

The Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair includes up to 80 Pacific Northwest artists and crafters selected for the superb quality of their art.  Media include original paintings; handcrafted jewelry; art glass; pottery; furniture; water features; woodwork and mixed media; clay vessels; sculpture; stained glass; ceramic tiles; natural fiber textiles; screen prints; photography; gourmet spice and food products; natural bath products; recycled garden art; toys and more.  The variety of arts and crafts here allows something for every pocketbook and interest...More  

Spring Whale Watch Week
March 23 - 31

Gray whales are visible from Oregon’s shore nearly year-round, but two weeks every year are special!  The winter and spring Whale Watch Weeks along the Oregon coast are recognized as some of the best opportunities to view the annual gray whale migration anywhere in the world. Join them to watch around 20,000 gray whales swim along the shores!  Last year more than 41,000 visitors were educated by our volunteers in just 13 days!...More 

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival 
March 23 - April 29

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a truly stunning setting, with 40 acres of blooms in a rainbow of colors.  Walk through the tulip fields, set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mt. Hood.  Buy bulbs or cut flowers to take home, taste wine, and find weekend hot air balloons, vendors and activities for the whole family...More 

'Couve Clover Run
Sunday, March 24
(Southwest Washington)

Join along for the 5th Annual Couve Clover Run and celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities!  This is one of the prettiest courses in the Northwest!  They've designed 3 miles, Lucky 7 miles and 10 mile courses to take you through some of the most scenic areas of Vancouver.  The course is mostly flat with a couple short hills...MORE 

Persian New Year Dinner
Sunday, March 24
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate the coming of spring with Persian New Year! Delicious Persian specialties, including classic celebratory seafood and rice dishes, paired with wines from Maysara Winery. Don't miss handmade baklava sundaes for dessert! Regular menu also available. This event has been super popular in the past, so reservations are highly recommended!  Special Menu highlights include: Mezze platter; Tomato, herb and yellow split pea stew; Smoked trout with herbed rice; Lentils, fresh spinach and leeks; Hand-made baklava sundaes; Spring cocktail specials; and Maysara wines for sale by the bottle or case!...MORE 

Festival of Illusions
March 24 - April 4

It's 10 days of magic!  There's a magical, acrobatical, hilarious spring break waiting for you at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.  This year's Festival of Illusions is bigger and better than ever, with 10 days of headline entertainment, youth workshops and other family fun...More 

44th Annual Quiltfest Northwest:
Regional Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
March 28 - 30
(Southwest Washington)

Clark County Quilters celebrates their 44th year with their annual quilt show titled "Blues and Lights: Quilters' Delight".  Expect to see upwards of 500 quilts, most of which were made by guild members. This is not a juried show and skills range from the very beginning quilter up to international award winners. There will be a vendor mall and several special exhibits including the Fort Vancouver Tapestry...More

High Desert Stampede
March 29 - 30

The High Desert Stampede offers exciting rodeo action: Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Cowgirl's Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.  They'll also have Tailgate Parties, Beer and Wine Tasting, BBQ Cook-Off, Band of Brothers Tribute and a Veteran's Night!  Great music will be available after the rodeo!...More 

Adrenalin Dance Convention and Competition
March 29 - 31

Adrenaline is a national dance convention and competition tour, accelerating the growth of dancers through education and inspiration.  Participants will take part in various workshops and competitions throughout the convention...MORE  

Oregon Ghost Conference
March 29 - 31

The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest's largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond.  We have a jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, and so much more. Join along for a weekend of ghosts at the coast! Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area.  Do not miss this great event!...More  

Fiber Market Day
Saturday, March 30

This is a family family event!  They offer demonstrations and sales from fiber animal producers, spinners, weavers, felters, rug makers, and more...MORE

Heceta Head Lighthouse:
124th Birthday Party
Saturday, March 30

Bring your camera to commemorate this fun, community-supported family event.  They'll have musical performances, interpretive docents sharing information, and more.  Bring your lighthouse passports to be stamped!  Entry to the Keeper’s House is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted...More 

Spring Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, March 30

Hosted by Puplandia, their Spring Shopping Extravaganza has 50 vendors selling art, soaps, toys, dog treats, baked goods (by donation), and puplandia merchandise (hoodies, hats and bags) plus a silent auction and our FAMOUS puppy kissing booth at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.  It's FREE, kid friendly and dog friendly...MORE 

Portland Gold & Treasure Show
March 30 - 31

Today, there is actually more gold to find than the old-timers found way back in the 1800’s gold rush era. Gold prospecting and treasure hunting has become a very popular and family oriented hobby.  Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Portland Gold & Treasure Show, which has seminars, prospecting techniques, metal detecting, fine gold recovery, gold expeditions, and lots of vendors...MORE 

Holi Hai:
7th Annual Color Festival with Jai Ho! Dance Party
Sunday, March 31

Holi Hai, the Festival of Colors, is the happiest festival in Portland!  We celebrate the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all.  All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate!  It's like the best 5 hours of Burning Man, with colors AND Bollywood!  Come dressed in white & dance the night away soaked in Gulal (powder colors).  This is a 21+ event.  Please bring a valid ID...MORE