With pandemic restrictions lifting around the country, we are seeing a return of all of our favorite festivals and events. And we are here for it! Oregon has beautiful weather for all four seasons, and there’s no better way to celebrate the coming of Spring than by getting outdoors and taking advantage of all that our beautiful state has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Oregonian events coming back this Spring. Take a look at the list below, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for some outdoor family fun!
2022 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
Woodburn’s Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is home to the annual Tulip Fest. The festival features over 40 acres of tulips and 200 acres of outdoor recreation. Tulip fest runs from March 18- May 1, 2022. Admission includes parking, access to the tulip fields, children’s play area, shuttle service, Wooden Shoe Gardens, and more! Special admission tickets are available for photographers and drone operators too! Plus, there are hot air balloon flights! Check out the Tulip Festival’s website to buy your tickets online. www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest/
WasabiCon’s Geek Marketplace
WasabiCon PDX is a new-ish convention for Portland fans of sci-fi, video games, anime, comics, and cosplay. The convention has been held every year since 2012, bringing together fans of anime, cosplay, and gaming for a memorable pop culture experience. WasabiCon PDX will be held July 30-31, 2022, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. In addition, fans can experience the WasabiCon PDX’s Geek Marketplace’s one-day shopping and socializing event on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. More information about the WasabiCon Geek Marketplace can be found at: wasabicon.com/pdx/marketplace/.
It’s back! Subaru and Mt. Bachelor are bringing back the annual mountain event! WinterFest is for everyone – families, dog-lovers, snowboarders, skiers, and music fans! The event will feature music, gear, and demonstrations from some of your favorite brands like Thule, KleenKanteen, and Nordica. Subaru planned dog-friendly experiences, so bring your pup along for an unforgettable weekend experience. But wait, there’s more! Subaru owners will enjoy VIP treatment and special gifts at Winterfest. Sign us up! WinterFest runs from April 15-17. More information can be found at www.mtbachelor.com/things-to-do/events/view-all-events/subaru-winterfest-2022.
Portland Rose Festival
The Portland Rose Festival is a three-weekend event with the opening week on May 27, 2022. The three weekends are jam-packed with events – so many that we can’t list them all here! The Rose Festival includes music, fireworks, parades, races, rides, community events, and of course, the Spring Rose Show. Plus there’s all the usual festival food like corndogs and cotton candy! So go for one weekend or go to them all! Tickets are available on the Portland Rose Festival website: www.rosefestival.org/.
Attention Earthlings! The UFOFest is back! On Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, you can visit the largest UFO festival in the country, right in downtown McMinnville! The 22nd Annual UFO Festival will play host to Alien Costume Ball, pet costume contest, outlandish parade, and other spectacular events. Gather your friends – furry, human, and non – for an unforgettable weekend of fun events that are out of this world! (See what we did there?!?) Check out the schedule by visiting: ufofest.com/
Homer Days & Strawberry Festival
The Silverton Strawberry Festival is now in its 71st year! This year’s festival will be held on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19 at Coolidge-McClaine City Park. The festival includes delicious strawberry desserts made from Willamette Valley Fruit Products. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase crafts and goods from local vendors. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! strawberry.homerdavenport.com
Whatever you decide to attend, we’re sure glad that all these fantastic events are back this year! These events will probably be a little different from the last time you went. You’ll probably see more portable toilets, handwashing stations, sanitizer, and of course, some masked faces. But it’s all in the name of safety, and who can poo-poo that? Be sure to check the event’s website and Facebook pages for the most recent updates. Have fun!!
If you’re planning an outdoor event or festival this spring, we can help make it safer by providing high-quality portable restrooms and handwashing equipment. We rent portable restrooms across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, so whether you’re in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, or other nearby cities and need to rent a portable restroom, wash station, trailered restroom, or holding tank, contact us today so that we can give you a porta-potty quote for your project or event.