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Make Music Day #SalemOR – June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem celebrates music by the people/for the people, with free concerts all day on June 21, the summer solstice, at numerous locations across town.

Wednesday, June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.

It will be held at numerous locations in Salem every June 21 (the summer solstice).

Make Music Day Salem is a call to participation: Music by the People, For the People. It is an invitation to all musicians, amateur as well as professional, to sign up to play at one of the available venues and, after practicing up for the big event, to perform on June 21.  And it is an invitation to music-lovers to show up at the venues and enjoy the musical offerings.

Make Music Day Salem is a celebration of music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes.  We plan to have music from Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco.  And we hope to have a large turnout from the whole community, celebrating together our shared love of live music.

We will be joining over 725 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day – so help us make this day unforgettable as we kick off summer with music for all to enjoy!

Make Music Day Salem is an outgrowth of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982.  The event began as a call to musicians in Paris to get out in the streets on June 21 and play their music.  It has since spread and has a large footprint, particularly in Europe and parts of Africa, but also in a handful of cities getting started in the U.S.  We think this is a great way to showcase our city and the many talented and amazing people that make Salem special.

Main website for Make Music Day Salem

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11th Annual Sikh Day Parade in #SalemOR – Sat., June 17th

11th Annual Sikh Day Parade 2017

ECOFEST – Part for the Planet in #SalemOR – Sat., June 17th


EcoFest is a family-friendly, educational outdoor festival hosted by the Straub Environmental Center in partnership with the City of Salem slated for June 17, 2017 at Riverfront Park.

EcoFest will feature:

  • a showcase of businesses offering earth-friendly products and services;
  • hands-on educational displays and activities provided by local non-profit organizations;
  • nature walks;
  • a “Green Energy Area” highlighting renewable energy and alternative-fueled cars;
  • a rock climbing wall and obstacle relay course for kids;
  • yoga classes;
  • music;
  • educational performances;
  • local food carts; and,
  • craft beers and wine!

more information…

20th Annual World Beat Festival – Starting June 23rd

World Beat Festival 2017

Celebrate. Explore. Culture.

Save the date for the 20th annual

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Friday Night at the Beat: June 23rd (Amphitheater Only)
Festival: June 24-25, 2017

Riverfront Park | Salem, Oregon

Planning for the 20th World Beat Festival is under way. If you are interested in working behind the scenes, we have volunteer groups that manage just about every aspect of the Festival – from logistics, to vendors, to volunteers.

Stay in touch with us by visiting our Facebook page. Or to find out more about our organization, visit our website at SalemMulticultural.org

At the State Capitol in #SalemOR: Asian and Pacific Islander Day – Sat. May 20th

Exploring Oregon’s Heritage: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol

Saturday, May 20, 10 AM – 2 PMParadise of Samoa

State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon

Exploring Oregon’s Heritage — Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol celebrates the rich impact of the many diverse cultures of this large geographic areas peoples to our state.

Come celebrate the day with exhibits, performances, booths, music and more!


10:00 AM: Monmouth Taiko
10:30 AM: CABA Lion Dance Performance, Front Steps
11:00 AM: Kalabharathi School of Dance, Rotunda
11:30 AM: Anjali School of Dance, Rotunda
Noon : Island Arts Performance, Front Steps
12:30 PM: All Level Yoga Class – Participation is Encouraged, Walk of Flags; Paradise of Samoa Band, Rotunda
12:50 PM: Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team
1:15 PM: Oregon Marshallese Community Performance, Front Steps
1:40 PM: Paradise of Samoa Dance Performance, Front Steps

This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

Oregon State Capitol Events

*Tickets are needed for the Tower Tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please go to Information Kiosk for tickets. Tours are capacity controlled and are weather permitting. 

For more information please contact Visitor Services at 503-986-1388

Historic Preservation Month Fair in #SalemOR – Today! May 11th

Preservation Month Fair in Salem

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (also saw 11 to 1)

Displays from state agencies and local non-profits highlighting Oregon’s diverse history. Most displays are table top and static, some will include computer based displays.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 27 heritage organizations displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts, and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon’s story and highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations to local preservation projects.

On Thursday, May 11th, Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will host the 9th Annual Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public.


State Parks and Recreation Page

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

18th Annual UFO Festival in #McMinnvilleOR

McMenamins 18th Annual UFO Festival

Mass Abductions, Government Cover-Ups and Modern Sightings

at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville

May 18–21, 2017

The 18th Annual UFO Festival lands on May 18, 2017 in McMinnville, and tickets to all speakers’ events are on sale now! The compelling lineup includes: Yvonne Smith – Hypnotherapist & alien abduction expert; David Schindele – Retired Air Force captain & UFO experiencer; Robert Hastings – UFO/nukes phenomenon expert; Robert Jacobs – Retired Air Force officer & UFO experiencer; Melanie Young – Starchild Project co-founder & former neonatal nurse.

We’ll also have Breakfast with James Clarkson, Lunch with the Speakers and a (new!) Social Hour with the Speakers.

And as always, we’ll have the alien costume parade, free live music indoors and out, a 5K run, a pet costume contest, live radio/podcasts and more out-of-this-world events – such as alien lasertag. Make plans to join in the fun!

Source: http://ufofest.com/