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

Pendleton Cattle Baron's Weekend
May 2 - 4

Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend was created in honor of our region’s cattlemen and ranchers and their legacy.  It’s an annual celebration of our ranching roots, with proceeds going to a worthy cause.  Join them for a weekend of geldings, grit and cowboy gear.  They'll have Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Western SElect Invitational Horse Sale, Working Dog Sale, Train' Post Trade Show, Buckaroo BBQ Challenge, Gear Show & Sale, Ranch Rodeo and more...MORE 

Martial Arts Expo & Oregon State Taekwondo Hanmadang
May 3 - 4

Be a part of Oregon's Martial Arts Culture.  All styles and schools welcome at the Martial Art Expo on Friday, May 3 at NW Ninja Park in Springfield and the PNW Regional USTC Hanmadang Tournament at Venue 252 in Eugene.  You'll see extreme trick kicking competition, presentations, vendors, an opening ceremony, tournament, archery, all around champion challenge, world record power break attempts, and more...MORE

Sandy River Spey Clave
May 3 - 4

The Sandy River Spey Clave is a gathering of anglers interested in two-hand fly rod fishing.  It's a place to run elbows with the best Spey casters and steelhead anglers.  It has been termed "The Woodstock of Spey Casting Events!"  You can try the latest tackle on the water; FREE demonstrations; beginning Spey Casting Class; and hundreds of rod/reel/line outfits to try on-the-water for FREE...MORE

Tacos & Taps 2019
May 3 - 4
(Southwest Washington)

Hosted by the Clark County Food Bank, Tacos & Taps is a fun, high-energy fundraising event where guests enjoy gourmet taco creations and craft beer from some of the area's finest chefs and brewers.  With live music, raffle prizes, beer bottle ring toss, photo booth, and lots of excitement, this event is not only a ton of fun, but it's also a meaningful way to raise funds to help people in our community...MORE 

Gorge Artists Open Studios
May 3 - 5

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is an annual public tour showcasing the spectacular art of Gorge artists and providing insight into the studios where the art is created.  They offer a map to plan your art adventure.  View their list of talented artists and get a look at some of their work...MORE

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival
May 3 - 5

Welcome to the 66th anniversary of the Oakridge Tree Planting Festival, one of the world's longest-running tree planting heritage events.  Throughout the day enjoy the WoodFest, a Quilt Show, dinner theater, a community arts fair, parade, mini Olympics, the Pioneer Museum and the Salmon Creek Run/Walk...MORE

Portland Cinco de Mayo
May 3 - 5

Held annually, this is the largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon.  Join in the celebration to enjoy top entertainment, authentic Mexican foods, amateur boxing matches, Sunday Mariachi Mass and more.  Groups include Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara, direct from the city of Guadalajara, as well as Oregon’s very own Ballet Folklórico Mexico en La Piel.  View our full entertainment schedule to plan your visit.  Funtastic carnival rides are back again as well as our Artisan Village, featuring artisans flying in from Jalisco, Mexico to share their beautiful artwork...MORE 

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
May 3 - 5 

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of the town.  Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains, Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime.  The gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists...MORE 

The Big O International Roller Derby Tournament
May 3 - 5

The Big O features world class adult and junior derby teams that are sanctioned bouts featuring some of the top roller derby teams from around the world.  The Big O brings more than 4,000 athletes, parents and fans annually to the Eugene area and we expect the 2019 turnout to be bigger than ever!...MORE

Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 4

This is a FREE event.  Wear your wide-brimmed derby hat and come to watch the race in style!  Hosted by the dynamic Poison Waters, join them for festivities that include a Mint Julep bar, Kentucky-inspired food specials and a Best Derby Hat Contest judged by Poison.  21 and over only...MORE 

Ridgefield First Saturday: May Day Spring Festival
Saturday, May 4
(Southwest Washington)

It is the Anniversary of First Saturday!  Join along to usher in a fresh new season complete with Maypole dance, Farmer’s Market season grand opening, outdoor games, scavenger hunt, art, food and more!  The Ridgefield Art Association is hosting its annual art fair & sale at Overlook Park in Ridgefield.  The Garden Club will also hold its annual plant sale at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building...MORE 

Taste. Learn. Celebrate
Saturday, May 4

Taste the wines of the Cascade Foothills!  They'll demonstrate cool wine making tools and techniques while kicking off Oregon Wine Month!  Learn why growing grapes and wine making is so special in the Cascade Foothills while enjoying wines with the winemaker!..MORE

The Great Inflatable Obstacle Race
Saturday, May 4

The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime!  So what are you waiting for?  Join along for The Bounciest Fun Run on Earth!...MORE

Tokeland-North Cove: 2019 Art Studio Tour & Auction
Saturday, May 4
(Coastal Washington)

Meet the Artists!  Studio Tour Auction Fundraiser.  It will be held on Saturday, May 4 after the tour that begins at 5 p.m. at Tradewinds by the Bay Hotel & Conference Center: 4305 Pomeroy Lane in Tokeland.  Cost is $20 at the door for craft beer, box wine and an internationally infuese menu of small plate treats.  Proceeds benefit Ocosta School Arts Programs...MORE

Spring Garden Fair
May 4 - 5

This annual event is hosted by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners that attracts over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.  You can enjoy their exhibits, food court, showcase of irises, a potting station offering FREE soil, Ask a Master Gardener, and 10-Minute University...MORE

Monsters A-List Vancouver
May 10 - 12
(Southwest Washington)

Monsters Dance is the only all hip hop dance event, offering instruction from industry professionals and giving dancers real opportunities!  Monsters tours the country with its three-day dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more!...MORE

Schreiner's Iris Gardens:
Iris Bloom Season Open House
May 10 - 31

During bloom season display garden is open daily. Our 10-acre display garden contains over 500 named iris varieties and countless companion plants. Fresh Iris bouquets available. Enjoy our gift shop and wine tasting. This event is dog friendly on leash. $5 per car...MORE  

Camas Plant & Garden Fair
Saturday, May 11
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event.  Held the day before Mother's Day each year, the plant fair draws in thousands of people to enjoy and explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids' activities, live music, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas all add to the community experience...MORE 

Doggie Dash
Saturday, May 11

Calling all Dashers!  Join along for Portland's best pet-friendly walk/run of the year!  Funds raised by the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash are used to rescue animals, heal injured pets and find homes for more than 11,000 pets a year.  Join our team of Dashers and help us save the lives of thousands of shelter pets.  There are two courses to choose from.  The 1.5 mile route is shown in red. The yellow route is 2.5 miles.  Both routes start and end at the same spot.  In addition to the walk/run, all registered Dashers can take advantage of many FREE activities at the pet festival.  These include a complimentary pancake breakfast and complimentary beverage tastings for registered Dashers.  Have your race bib with you to show you're registered...MORE

Meadowlark Comic Con 2019 
Saturday, May 11

Meadowlark Comic Con, a pop culture convention in Southern Oregon, brings fans the ultimate fandom experience with a flavor of the community. Celebrity guests, comics and toys, video games, cosplay, and more. This year at Meadowlark Comic Con we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular Sci-Fi TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" with special guest appearances by Gil Gerard who played the title character, and Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki...MORE

Savor SW WA Wine
Saturday, May 11
(Southwest Washington)

The first annual Savor SW WA Wine event will feature wine tasting by 15+ boutique wineries along with bites from six local high-end eateries - all located in Southwest Washington.  This all-inclusive event will provide you the leisurely opportunity to sip, sample, and experience the rapidly emerging Southwest Washington wine and food scene while you meet and mingle with the winemakers and restaurateurs making that happen.  All in one central location during this exclusive epicurean event!...MORE

Sheep to Shawl
Saturday, May 11

First held in 1985, the Sheep to Shawl festival is a classic family event, offering the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of wool fiber processing, from the shearing of animals—sheep, of course, but also alpacas, llamas, and the occasional rabbit—to the production of beautiful lace at the hands of expert fiber artists.  Weaving, spinning, knitting, and rug-hooking are on display, as are blacksmith demonstrations in their operating forge...MORE 

St. Johns Bizarre
Saturday, May 11

The St. Johns Bizarre is a uniquely-crafted celebration that kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland.  You can enjoy great music, crafts, and food to the crowds attending the St Johns Parade, now in its 57th year.  After the parade, the entire six block area of the business district in the St. Johns is closed to traffic, and filled with over 135 juried craft vendors, several stages for music, great food, and tons of games and activities. It’s an amazing community event with something for everyone.  The event is FREE...MORE 

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: 
Mother's Day Rhododendron Show and Sale
Sunday, May 12

Bring Mom to view the flowers at their peak bloom time.  There will be a sale in the front parking lot. Presented by The Portland Chapter of The American Rhododendron Society.  All proceeds benefit the Garden...MORE

Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast: Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 12

Treat Mom on Mothers day for some formal tea, sandwich and desserts prepared by a culinary team at Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  You can also enjoy a brief history talk at their Gift Shop...MORE 

Open Table:
Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Specials
Sunday, May 12 

Open Table can help you make this Mother's Day special with delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love.  From complimentary mimosas to prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch or dinner...MORE 

Florence Rhododendron Festival
May 15 - 19

Second in Oregon only to Portland’s Rose Festival for longevity, the 112th annual Rhododendron Festival is quickly ramping up.  From classic cars to carnival rides to coronations; from bikers to bowls of chowder; from flower shows to the grand floral parade; there’s something for everyone.  It will be held at various locations within Florence...MORE

McMenamins UFO Festival 
May 16 - 18

 70 years ago, the tiny town of McMinnville was struck with UFO fever when a local family spotted a flying disc from their farm, making national news. 50 years later, in 1999, the fever descended again with the very first UFO Festival.  Time warp to today: the 20th annual UFO Festival is back, better than ever!  The 3-day festival includes renowned speakers & experts, movie screenings, radio broadcasts, vendor booths, live music, alien trivia, the Alien Abduction Dash fun run, pet costume contest, beer tastings, dining with speakers, and the Alien Costume Ball.  Join along for a galaxy of fun!...MORE

KeizerFEST
May 16 - 19

Flowers, Family, & Fun! Carnival Rides and games, Parade, fun runs, Classic Car show, Food trucks, Vendor fair, Golf tournament, Mayor’s Pet parade, Crown the Hound, Poker Run, Live music, and Teen music showcase...MORE

Spring 2019 Food Truck Frenzy
Friday, May 17

Celebrate the change of seasons at the Willamette Humane Shelter.  The Spring 2019 Food Truck Frenzy will have pup playgroups, live music, food trucks, adoptable animals, beer, Caesar The No Drama Llama, a magic show and more at this pet-friendly, family-friendly event.  And it's all to support the dogs and cats in the shelter...MORE 

Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
May 17 - 19

Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair is one of the oldest Fairs in Oregon.  This family event features sheep show, tractor show, parade, fiber arts and crafts, music acts, classic car cruise-in, demonstrations, kids' events, and much more...MORE 

Red Dress Party
Saturday, May 18

The largest, most unusual and anticipated fundraising event in Portland, the 19th annual Red Dress Party! All attendees are required to wear a RED DRESS or pre-approved attire at all times to remain at the event and for ADMITTANCE.  This year’s theme is Totally Red, an 80s flashback.  Join them on Saturday, May 18, at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, located at 300 N. Winning Way in Portland for this totally radical trip back in time!  You only need your red dress, big hair and shoulder pads since tickets to the event include entrance to the party, entertainment, dancing, as well as food and drinks all evening...MORE 

18th Annual Surf Perch Derby
Saturday, May 18
(Coastal Washington State)

Come fish for prizes.  A family-friendly event, all are invited to enter Long Beach Washington's annual Surf Perch Derby that is hosted by the Peninsula Lions Club.  Prizes are offered for the total weight of fish caught for individual and 3-person teams.  It will be held on Saturday, May 18. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Bolstad Approach Pavilion in downtown Long Beach on the north end of the boardwalk.  Those taking part in the derby must possess required fishing permits/licenses from the State of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.  Weigh ins are from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and winners announced at 4 p.m. Registration includes a breakfast with "all you can eat pancakes"...More 

Dozer Day
May 18 - 19
(Southwest Washington)

Dozer Day is a FUN community event!  We put kids in the driver's seat of not only dozers, but fire engines, an ambulance and much more while teaching about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and educating children about safety and in addition once admission is paid the cost of most activities are FREE...MORE  

Mt. Tabor Art Walk
May 18 - 19

Now in its fourteenth year, the Mt Tabor Art Walk is a Portland tradition.  This juried show and sale is a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes.  Diverse media are represented including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, metal arts, photography, glass, jewelry, book arts, and mosaics...MORE 

Spring Antiques & Vintage Sale,
Medford Armory Benefitting DOGS for Better LIVES
May 18 - 19

The Spring Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale Benefitting DOGS for better LIVES takes place indoors Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $6.00 admission with FREE return and FREE parking.  Fabulous selection of antiques and collectibles, dealers from five states plus quilt displays, antique appraisals and doll restoration.  The Medford Armory is located at 1701 South Pacific Highway, Medford, Oregon, Exit #27 off I-5 North...MORE 

Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
May 18 - 19

The Northwest boating community comes together at the annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival, the largest whitewater festival in Oregon. Take to the river with other rafters and kayakers or try your hand at a new water sport.  Events include inflatable kayak, hard shell kayak, raft, cat boat/cataraft, inner tube, and drift boat races as well as stand up paddle board and open canoe events.  Join in the on-shore festivities with vendor booths, music, and beer garden. Participants can register online or enjoy watching the races for free from the riverbank and celebrate river stewardship and education...MORE

Pug Crawl 2019: Game of Thrones
Sunday, May 19

The struggle for the Iron Throne concludes, pug style.  Celebrate your fandom for "Game of Thrones" at Portland's pug parade and festival!  The Oregon Humane Society's annual Pug Crawl invites pugs, pug-mixes and their people to a Parade of Pugs where participants will dress in their best themed costumes.  People of all ages are welcome.  The Parade of Pugs is open only to pugs and pug-mixes, but any dog-friendly dogs are welcome at the event.  This year's theme is Game of Thrones: Pugs are Coming.  The outdoor festival will feature live music, pug-related merchandise, dog treats, a photo booth and food and drink for purchase...MORE 

Run to Remember Washington
Sunday, May 19
(Southwest Washington)

The 4th Annual Run to Remember Washington will honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in our Armed Forces and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.  The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Memorial Mile running and walking event will benefit various Military Organizations.  Veterans and those actively serving race Run to Remember for FREE.  Email registration@whyracingevents.com with your Military service details and we will send you a comp code so you can register.  It's our way of thanking you for your service!...MORE

Willamette Valley Marathon
Sunday, May 19

Join us for this unique event that runs along the banks of the beautiful Willamette River.  Starting in front of the Oregon State Capitol, runners will travel through the heart of Salem before crossing the brand over Peter Courtney Bridge and onto miles of paved paths that meander through the Minto-Brown Island Park. The run finishes at Salem’s Riverfront park with catered lunch and wine pairings to top off your Willamette Valley experience...MORE

Wochenmarkt
May 23 - September 5

The market will be in the tradition of the German weekly markets that feature locally grown produce and farm based products. The goal of the market is for local farmers to sell their wares direct and close to home and to encourage the citizens of Mt. Angel to live a healthier lifestyle by eating more fresh, local, affordable produce. Activities will be provided for the kinder (children) by the Mt. Angel Library and local musicians will be playing in the bandstand...MORE 

World's Longest Garage Sale
May 24 - 27
(Coastal Washington)

From Ilwaco to Oysterville, Memorial Day weekend is garage sale weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula!  The World’s Longest Garage Sales is a dream come true for bargain and antique hunters.  These garage sales are a local tradition!  There isn’t an event organizer or a map.  You just have to come explore!...MORE

CityFair & Fireworks
May 24 - 27 & June 7 - 9

Enjoy entertainment, food, live music on several stages, A Kids Zone, exhibits, Fleet Week, carnival rides and more on the Waterfront...MORE

Crafts on the Coast: 
22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
May 25 - 26

Start your vacationing with a visit to Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, on May 25 - May 26, for the Crafts on the Coast 22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. This premiere juried arts & crafts event is held inside the Yachats Commons, a charming, refurbished vintage elementary school.  You will find room after room and hallway filled to bursting with nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering a variety of interesting, unique, functional, fun must-haves for yourself and gifts for others on your giving list. Fun attractions at this family-friendly event include craft demonstrations, free tastings of the gourmet food, massage and community booths. Admission and Parking are FREE.  Join us Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., inside the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 at W. 4th St. in Yachats. The beautiful town of Yachats is located midway between Newport and Florence.  There's lots more fun things to do in Yachats this weekend: Saturday the Yachats Ladies Club Pie & Ice Cream Social features fabulous home made pies: Sunday, the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast is a morning treat and the Yachats Farmers Market is on 4th St. at South side of the Commons...MORE

113th Annual Multnomah County Fair
May 25 - 27

All are invited to the annual Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Amusement Park.  During the fair, the unique elements of both the park and the fair combine for a memorable weekend of celebration, food, and fun! Make sure not to miss any of the activities, attractions, exhibits, contests, along with great food and drink!...MORE

Function 4 Junction
May 31 - June 1

Friday Night Cruise: On Friday night, 1975 and newer cars and trucks cruise downtown Junction City from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year we are including 1974 and older classics.  The Show 'N Shine begins at 8 a.m. and is open to all makes and models of vehicles.  Saturday Night Classic Cruise:. Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we will have a 1974 and earlier classic car and truck cruise!  The Function 4 Junction is a non-profit organization that raises money for the children and schools of the Junction City community...MORE 

Canby Wine, Food & Brew
May 31 - June 2

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonderful Oregon wineries, artisans, nurseries & specialty foods at the 26th Annual Canby Wine, Food and Brew Fest!  This three-day event is from May 31 - June 2 and held in the Main Pavilion, 4-H Exhibit Hall and on the Main Lawn of the Clackamas County Fair Grounds that is located at 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby...MORE 

Oregon Trail Rally
May 31 - June 2

Rally racers are some of the most daring and absolutely craziest people in racing.  The Oregon Trail Rally is the only 3-day rally event in the Championship that takes place in Portland and through the Mt. Hood farmlands outside the city...MORE 



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