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Annual Festivals For 2023

Published: January 02, 2020

 

Make this the year you unearth truffles, see Queen Rhododendron crowned or dance to the beat of the Oregon Country Fair drum tower!

Mark your calendar

These fun, one-of-a-kind festivals in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region are splendid reasons to visit Oregon this year. 

Oregon Asian Celebration

Eugene, TBA 2023

Prior to the pandemic, the Oregon Asian Celebration has been held in February; however; over the last few years the event has held mini-celebrations throughout the year. The original celebration is two days packed with dance, food, art and crafts celebrating the culture and heritage of Asia. Check out demonstrations, educational exhibits and a marketplace representing Singapore, China, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, India, Korea, Philippines, Hawaii and more. Enjoy Taiko drumming, hula and martial arts demonstrations. Partake in noodle eating contests, fold origami and learn about Tibetan woodblock printing and Chinese brush painting. Feast on bubble tea, tea-stewed eggs, Spam musubi, potstickers and veggie samosas. There is so much to do and see. Since 1986, this has been one of the largest celebrations of Asia in Oregon.

Florence Rhododendron Festival

Florence, May 2023 TBA

A bodacious bloom, the rhododendron, thrives along the Oregon Coast and is celebrated at the annual Florence Rhododendron Festival. From rhody-laden floats to formal rhododendron judging to the crowning of "Queen Rhondodendra," this riverfront festival on the Oregon Coast rivals rose festivals with admirers at the peak of rhododendron season. 

Oregon Bach Festival

Eugene, July 2023 TBA

An in-depth cultural experience draws esteemed international musicians to Eugene to join our ranks of local mastery. For two weeks, musical performances showcasing Johann Sebastian Bach's immense works are staged throughout Eugene from performance halls to intimate concert venues. As part of the Oregon Bach Festival, attend lectures, meet the musicians and celebrate Bach's genius and the diversity of his legacy. 

Oregon Bach Festival

Photo: Oregon Bach Festival

Creswell July 4th Celebration

Creswell, July 4, 2023

This Independence Day festival draws patriots from across the region for a taste of small town traditions. Join in classic Americana from the pancake breakfast to the parade and fireworks. Picnic in the park and explore Creswell's popular aviation scene. Lucky kids may even get to go up in a bi-plane for free. 

Creswell July Fourth Parade

Creswell July 4th Parade

Photo: Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Oregon Country Fair

Veneta, July 7 - 9, 2023

A feast for the senses, the Oregon Country Fair embraces life and living in all its manifestations of beauty and originality. For three memorable days partake in the fanciful gathering of music, performance arts, wholesome food and artisan wares. Are you on or off the bus? 

Oregon Country Fair

Photo: Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Bohemia Mining Days

Cottage Grove, July 2023 TBA

Go back in time to the gold rush era in the historic town of Cottage Grove, known for its many preserved covered bridges. From living history re-enactments to a full blown "bloomers" parade — the likes you've never seen before — enjoy both the honoring of heritage and the lighthearted frivolity of good times at the Bohemia Mining Days festival.

Bohemia Mining Days

Photo: Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Blackberry Jam Festival

Lowell, July 2023 TBA

Blackberries and musical jams are celebrated at the annual Blackberry Jam Festival. From pie-eating contests (blackberry, of course!) to plenty of live entertainment, you'll get a slice of small town summer. 

Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell, Oregon

Photo: Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Scandinavian Festival

Junction City, August 10 - 13, 2023

Dancing, singing, music, food, folklore and cultural traditions from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark are passed down to another generation, as the local residents re-invigorate their Scandinavian heritage. This bustling event takes over the streets of downtown Junction City, drawing thousands from across the region. Immerse yourself in a land of vikings, trolls and windmills. Make the Scandinavian Festival an annual summer tradition!

Scandinavian Festival Friends by Jamie Hooper

Scandinavian Festival Children's Dance

Photo: Jamie Hooper

Coburg Antique & Vintage Fair

Coburg, September 10, 2023

It is not just the antiques — the whole town is a vintage treasure! The Coburg Antique Fair is a not-to-be-missed hub for dealers and treasure hunters. Come for the historic experience and stay for the exciting shopping. 

Coburg Antique Fair

Photo: Cari Garrigus

Springfield Christmas Parade

Springfield, December 2023 TBA

Claiming to be the "oldest and the coldest" parade in Oregon, this holiday spectacular will warm your heart. Join the thousands of spectators that turn-out for this festive procession from one end of town to the other. 

Halau Hula o Na Pua o Hawaii Nei at the Springfield Christmas Parade

Halau Hula o Na Pua o Hawaii Nei at the Springfield Christmas Parade

Photo: Taj Barnhart Morgan

And there are many, many more outstanding festivals honoring everything from sheep wool to sand boarding. Browse our calendar of annual events to plan your visit.

Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.