Salem's Riverfront Park Carousel ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Concerts, hikes and wine tasting
December 26, 2017

Despite cooler weather in the Willamette Valley, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events happening in January. Attend a concert, hike a state park or visit a winery this month!
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Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Take a trip through history in Salem
December 14, 2017

If the Willamette Valley could speak for itself, you’d be spellbound with its tales spanning thousands of years of history – stories of geologic calamity, rich Native American cultures and Oregon...

Willamette Heritage Center ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Holiday fun in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley
December 1, 2017

Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and join in on yuletide fun near Salem, Oregon, this December! Here are 35 ways to celebrate the season:

Bush House Museum ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Wineries, shopping and fun in the Mid-Willamette Valley
October 27, 2017

Head to the Mid-Willamette Valley this month for seasonal fun, winery open houses and holiday shopping! Here’s what is happening near Salem, Oregon, in November:
 

Silver Falls State Park ~ Sublimity, Oregon ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Waterfalls abound in the Mid-Willamette Valley
October 23, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to find a great waterfall hike near Salem, Oregon. You’ll find plenty of waterfalls less than an hour outside of the city.

Deepwood Museum and Gardens ~ Salem, Oregon
October fun near Salem, Oregon
October 4, 2017

Fall activities abound this month in the Mid-Willamette Valley! Attend a family-friendly harvest festival or take part in a Halloween haunt. Here are 30 events to attend this month:
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Airlie Hills Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch ~ Monmouth, Oregon
Fall festivities near Salem, Oregon
September 20, 2017

Apple cider? Check. Pumpkin patches? Check. Corn mazes, hay rides and pig races? Yes, the Salem, Oregon, area has all of that, too! Don’t miss the fun at these eight harvest festivals this fall:...

Kayaking ~ Willamette River ~ Salem, Oregon
Paddle, bike and hike 60 miles through Oregon's Willamette Valley
July 17, 2017

Outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to paddle, bike and hike 60 miles through the fertile farmlands of the Mid-Willamette Valley and past the rushing waterfalls of Silver Falls State...

Dog at Oregon Garden ~ Silverton, Oregon
Have Dog, Will Travel
July 5, 2017

Oregon is generally considered a dog-friendly state, and the Mid-Willamette Valley is no exception. In fact, Salem, Oregon, was named to Dog Fancy Magazine’s Top 40 Dog-Friendly Cities in 2010.

Salem Art Fair and Festival twisted glass
Fireworks, farm-to-fork dinners and festivals near Salem, Oregon
June 30, 2017

The month of July is filled with events in the Mid-Willamette Valley. From Fourth of July celebrations to farm-to-fork dinners, there’s something for everyone. Here are 30 events to attend this...

St. Paul Rodeo ~ Photo by Kent Soule
Enjoy festivals, concerts and vineyards this month
June 6, 2017

Summer festivals and events return this month in the Mid-Willamette Valley! From the Oregon Garden Brewfest to the 20th annual World Beat Festival, there’s fun for the whole family near Salem,...

Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
Culture, history and food collide in this Bavarian-inspired town
April 20, 2017

Located in the rolling hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Mt. Angel is easy to miss on a map. The small, Bavarian-inspired town of just 3,500 people sits less than an hour south of Portland....