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Things to do this week near Salem

August 15, 2018



Fun stuff to do in the Willamette Valley

this week!

1. Swing Family Picnic - Corvallis, Oregon
August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm-10pm
Enjoy free live music and dancing in Corvallis, and food and games, at the Swing Family Picnic. Local band Swingle will be playing. Bring a picnic basket! Picnic: 6:30pm-10pm Live music: 7pm-9:30pm
Admission: Free
Location: Bruce Starker Arts Park
4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis, OR 97333


2. Open Streets Corvallis

Corvallis, Oregon
August 19, 2018 - 12pm-4pm
Walk, bike and play at this free street festival that builds community through shared activity in public spaces. Play giant Scrabble, try a bicycle-powered carnival ride, experience a neighborhood bikeway demonstration, visit the Urban Farm, or if you live along the route, set up a mini-event or a lemonade stand in your own yard - your imagination is the limit!

Enjoy local food, music, and drinks, too.


Corvallis, Oregon
August 13th – 16th (9 am – 3 pm)
Available for kids ages 7-12
Here’s your chance to spend 4 days learning all about our animals, creating crafts, playing games and spending time with SafeHaven’s adoptable animals.
Kids will need to bring a sack lunch each day.
$175 per child


4. 1st Annual Carnival at the Carousel

Albany, Oregon
Saturday, August 18 at 11 AM - 5 PM
Carnival games of the past, old-fashioned Carnival characters, CakeWalk, Carousel-made Photoboards & Kissing Booth, Kona Ice, KettleKorn, Bounce House


5. 50th Anniversary Corn Festival 2018

Aumsville, Oregon
Saturday August 18, 2018
-Family Fun
-Corn Eating Contest
-Live Entertainment
-Fireman's Breakfast


6. World's Biggest Bounce House

Eugene, Oregon
August 17th-19th
This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Tickets from only $12.


7. Kids DIY Night at Serendipity Cafe & Tea

Lebanon, Oregon
Aug 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Kids 6 to 16 will learn to make there own Lip Balm, Soap and Bath Bombs!! Each child will receive one of each items listed along with the recipes. We will also be serving snacks and beverages.. the class will run 2 hours.
Class fee 20.00


8. Central Lions Club Cruise In

Independence, Oregon
Aug 18, 2018 - 9 AM - 3 PM
Central Lions Club 7th Annual Cruise In!
Show starts at 9:00 AM, gates open at 8:00 AM. Pancake breakfast (free for drivers, $5 all others)


9. Fish Fest NW 2018

Salem, Oregon
Aug 18, 2018 at 2 PM - 9:30 PM
9th annual Fish Fest is back and the bar has been raised with an INCREDIBLE line-up! Bring your family, your church group, and friends to one solid day of uplifting music and entertainment from your favorite Christian artists!


10. How To Hunt: Family Basic Shotgun Clinic

Gervais, Oregon
Aug 18, 2018 at 8 AM - 4 PM
This class offers the knowledge and skills for safe and proper shotgun handling and increases the proficiency of shooting moving targets.
*This class is a pre-requisite of the pheasant, water fowl, and small game workshops.
Youth 18 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Cost: $12.00 per participant at registration
Location: Mid Valley Clays & Shooting School - 6181 Concomly Rd, Gervais
Registration deadline: August 13


11. Polynesian Festival at Uwajimaya

Beaverton, Oregon
Aug 18 - Aug 19
two fun filled days of live performances, hula, Hawaiian style food, shave ice, eating contests and much more!


12. C4 Summer Block Party

Corvallis, Oregon
Aug 19, 2018 at 10 AM - 3 PM
C4 is having an end of the summer block party! Join us for an outdoor service at 10am-11:15am followed by free food, games, inflatables, pie wars (pie contest), live music, and more!
Free Event


13. Whitewind's Wild West Show

Silverton Oregon
August 18-19, 2018
This is a period show from 1840-1900. It includes the Wild Bill’s Stunt show, trick riders, trick ropers, sharp shooting, quick draw, western merchants, a saloon, 3 stages of continual entertainment, Music, Singers, Dancers, Magician, comedians, juggler, food, kids games, old time bull riding machine, shooting gallery, Civil War, Indians, Cowboys, AND Steampunk!
CHILDREN ages 6-12: $12


14. Family Friendly Karaoke

Salem, Oregon
Every Saturday, until Feb 9, 2019
AUG 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Shotskis Woodfired Eats
1230 State St, Salem, Oregon 97301
This is an exciting new option to go out and sing on the big stage with your family.


15. 2018 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow

Grand Ronde, Oregon
August 17 – August 19

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