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Exploring Our Heritage: Oregon’s 159th Birthday Celebration in #SalemOR – Today! Sat. Feb. 17th

Exploring Our Heritage — Oregon’s 159th Birthday Celebration!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Oregon State Capitol | 900 State Street, Salem

Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859 and to celebrate we will have costumed history interpreters, historic re-enactments, activities for children, period music, covered wagons and a stagecoach, free birthday cake while supplies last and more! A special tribute this year for the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail and the historic vote at Champoeg. This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.


#SalemOR Winter Brewfest! – Jan. 31st to Feb. 3rd



Starts: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 11:00 PM

Oregon State Capitol

The Salem Winter Brewfest, Salem, Oregon’s premiere winter party, beautifully positioned across the street from the steps of Oregon’s State Capitol Building, is a 4-day festival for the 21 and over crowd, featuring live music, a huge variety of cold beers and ciders on tap, cocktails and yummy eats. Take shelter and enjoy the warmth inside our heated tent and bring your friends and family for a fun night in the city. Enjoy listening to unforgettable musical performances by some of the Northwest’s best talent.

More information and ticket information

Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Sold Out! #SalemOR Indus Diwali 2017


Sorry We are sold out…

INDUS invites you this year again to celebrate the festival of Lights! 

This is a family event and anyone can join us for an evening packed with Indian Dance, Music, Food and loads of fun! Early-Bird prices are available till Friday, October 20th only.

Sunday, October, 29th 2017 | 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Spinning Room, Willamette Heritage Center Salem

Address: 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Parking Information: Parking will be available at no cost.

Ticket prices are – 
  • Adults – $20.00 each
  • Children (13 years and above) – $20.00 each
  • Children (5-12 years) – $15.00 each
  • Performers – only $10 each (contact board members for tickets)
What is Included?
  • Entry to the event.
  • Music, Dance performances and Other Cultural Activities.
  • Snacks, Tea and Authentic Indian Food for Dinner.
  • Free Parking at Willamette Heritage Center.
  • Unlimited Fun.
The tickets will be sold via PayPal (see below)Use the “Checkout” button to use your own credit card or Checkout with PayPal if you prefer using PayPal. If you cannot use either method, please contact INDUS Board Member and make arrangements for the tickets as soon as possible or email us at indusoregon@gmail.com All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges allowed.

Mid-Autumn Festival at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Sun. Oct. 8th

Contact Eurydice -ychen2- for more information!-2Mid-Autumn Festival

October 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall | Room: 102 — Kremer Board Room

Join the Chinese Taiwanese Culture Association in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with food, games, and prizes! Learn about this important traditional Chinese festival!

This event is Free and open to the public!

Willamette Event Page

Contact Information:
Eurydice Un

ZenaFest at Zena Forest outside #SalemOR – Sat. Oct. 7th


Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Willamette University’s Zena Forest

ZenaFest is the University’s annual event connecting our Community with our 305-acre Zena Forest property, and showcases the work of faculty, students, staff, and our partners to advance our ecological and educational missions.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and guests to come spend a few hours exploring, learning, and having fun!

This is a free event, but two activities are limited in size and are first-come, first-served.

Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information including how to reserve your spot on the limited activities.

Location Information:
Zena Forest

Contact Information:
Name: Joe Abraham
Phone: 503-370-6482
Email: jabraham@willamette.edu

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University Sustainability Institute

Other Details:
Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information, including reserving your spot for limited activities.

First annual Englewood Forest Festival in #SalemOR – Sat. Aug. 12th

Jan Black house and park

First Annual Englewood Forest Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Englewood Park | 1260 19th ST NE, Salem

Englewood Forest Festival will highlight local artists, musicians, cottage industries and businesses in Northeast Salem. 

Our festival's goals include building community, culture and environmental education in our neighborhood.

Art & environmental workshops, children’s activities, music, dance, neighborhood history, food trucks, and booths featuring local artists, cottage industries, businesses and community resources.

The first annual Englewood Forest Festival is centered on Salem’s oldest park with its many stately Oregon white oaks and Douglas fir trees.

But the event is about more than trees in a northeast neighborhood. 

The event will highlight local artists, musicians, and businesses and also focus on helping people learn to take care of the trees, birds, gardening, and to create backyard habitat.

The art exhibit will feature more than 40 artists , most who live in the neighborhood.

The family-friendly art workshops include printmaking, painting, clay, mosaics, paper crafts and drawing.

EFF Enlace Folkloric dancingLive music and dance will also be offered in various styles, including folk, Celtic, pop, country, 50s and 60s, blues, classical, traditional Mexican music, and Latino Folkloric dance.

The Latino folk dancers will be from ENLACE of Northeast Salem which promotes collaborative community projects that encourage people to help each other. This traditional idea comes from Oaxaca, Mexico is called Guelaguetza. 

Environmental workshops are a big component and include gardening for pollinators, wildlife in the park, caring for mature trees, composting, creating backyard habitat, backyard pond basics, making bird nest boxes, and vermiculture.

Informational booths will stage interactive activities for all ages and members of the family.

Some booths will feature Salem Audubon Society, Straub Environmental Center, Marion County Master Gardeners, Pond Envy, Lord & Schryver Conservancy, and Friends of Trees.

Friends of Englewood Forest will have neighborhood historian Virginia Green on hand. She will lead historical tours of the area at a later date.

The event is free, family-friendly and open to everyone.

Parkingis available on surrounding streets and at Englewood United Methodist Church (1170 17th St NE) or east parking lot of the First Church of the Nazarene (1550 Market St NE.) The portion of 20th Street NE that runs behind Englewood School will be closed to accommodate food trucks and ADA parking.

Englewood Forest Festival Page – more information

Lynn Takata

The Bite & Brew of #SalemOR

The Bite & Brew of Salem, the city’s premiere summer party, set among Salem’s popular downtown Riverfront Park, is a four-day festival for fans of ALL AGES, featuring live music throughout each day, carnival rides and games, unique sweet and savory cuisine, a huge variety of cold beers and ciders on tap, Willamette Valley wine and entertainment for kids of all ages.

Take advantage of the warm weather and bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs for a relaxing day in the park and enjoy listening to unforgettable musical performances by some of the northwest’s best talent. Invite your friends down for Salem’s greatest annual reunion!

RIVERFRONT PARK | 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301


Thursday: 4pm to 11pm

Friday: 4pm to 11pm

Saturday: 11am to 11pm

Sunday: 11am to 6pm



General Admission: $5.00


General Admission: $9.00

Family Rate Max: $20.00

Seniors (65 and over): $5.00

Military ID Discount: $5.00

Ages 6-17:  $5.00

Children (5 and under): Free


Courtesy of our friends at Country Financial, admission is free all day!