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2017 #SalemOR Movies in the Park


Most Saturdays in July and August – after it starts getting dark

At the Salem Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Salem Movies in the Park Current Season

37th OVM Vintage Motorcycle Ride, Show and Swap Meet in #CorvallisOR – May 20-21st


Ride: Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 12 PM

Show & Swap Meet: Sunday, May 21st | 10 AM – 3 PM

Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

Featured marque this year is Indian.


Admission: $5.00 includes parking

#SalemOR Parks Foundation Presents: Take a Walk in the Park! – Sat. April 29th


Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for Take a Walk in the Park 2017. Walking starts at 9 AM at the Pavilion in Riverfront Park, stopping at 6 stations throughout the park.

The walk is free but donations to SPF to support Salem’s Parks are being accepted.



Get Ready #SalemOR – Saturday, September 10th

Get Ready Salem

Are you and your family prepared if a natural disaster hits our area? Well, Get Ready by heading down to the State Capitol Sat, 9/10/16 from 10:30am-1:30pm for a family-friendly event. 

Get Ready Salem, sponsored by NW Natural and the Red Cross, will have awesome vehicles, displays, activities, and useful info and giveaways to help you prepare for natural disasters.

The NW Natural BBQ wagon will be there to serve lunch, the first 100 families will get a personal safety kit, and we’ll hold a drawing for a Red Cross Family Grab & Go Emergency Backpack!

Partners joining us: Salem Fire, Salem Police, Salem CERT, Ore. National Guard, Marion Co. Sheriff Marine Patrol, Marion Co. Emergency Management, Falck Ambulance, OSU Extension Service, Salem Health, PGE, Salem Electric, Marion-Polk Food Share, Office of Emergency Management, and lots more for kids and families!

Our location for this fifth annual event: in front of the Oregon State Capitol, Court Street parking area in front of the Capitol Steps.

Look forward to seeing you all on 9/10/16!


12th Annual Silver Falls Star Party, Saturday, Aug. 27th


 Silver Falls Star Party – 12th Annual

Come out and take part in this fun outing under the stars!

Saturday Aug 27, 2016 9pm-12am

The Salem NightSky45 Astronomy Club will be supporting the annual star party at Silver Falls State Park

Join park staff and members of Salem Night Sky 45 for an evening of exploring the heavens, including a presentation on the night sky and telescopes for stargazing.

There will be lots of telescopes set up so you can look through and observe some of the wonders of the heavens. 
The telescopes range between small to very large and each will show different deep sky objects.

Cost: The event is free, but the usual $5 day-use parking fee applies. 

  • You should plan to arrive by between 8 pm and 9 pm.
  • Go to the day use area at the South Falls. Visitors will use the parking lot. State Park staff will be directing traffic.
  • No white light flashlights. Modify regular flashlight by covering the lens with at least 4 layers of red auto tail-light repair tape.

For more information, visit the blog at www.SilverFallsStatePark.wordpress.com or call (503) 874-0201.

**Note** This year’s event is once again open to all visitors.





Garden Concert * Gourmet Buffet * Local Raffle Items

Sunday, Aug 28th, 2016

Garden Opens w/Live Jazz @ 4:00pm, More Music at 5:30pm

Once again, we combine great local food, fantastic entertainment, local prizes and love of Community Radio to present the 8th Annual Backyard Bash & Music Festival in support of your favorite Community Radio Station, KMUZ 88.5/100.7. This highly anticipated garden party is revered for the delicate balance of flavours, fun, folk and flowers…

ONLY $25.00



What: Music, Food, Comeraderie, Prizes, FUN FUN FUN!!

Where: Salem House Concerts, 468 21st NE Salem 97301

When: August 28, 4pm – 8pm

Why: Because we love KMUZ

WHO: No, not the Who, but dinner jazz with Bill Hughes, gourmet buffet by local chefs, and fantastic music with the likes of Sisters’ Dennis McGregor and the vagabond gypsy-folk stylings of Mare Wakefield & Nomad. Local opener surprises always anticipated… hah!

CONTACT: Marc Albert 503-551-7216 / blueman@teleport.com

Cost: $25.00/person includes food and show. This event will sell out, limited seating in the garden. Checks can be mailed to the SHC address, made out to Marc Nassar: 468 21st NE Salem, OR 97301. Pay Pal payments to blueman@teleport.com, add 1.00 to each ticket for pay pal fees.

River Currents Lecture Series in #SalemOR – August 9th

img_5697Discovering the Willamette: Past, Present and Future of Oregon’s Biggest River

Tuesday, August 9
7 PM

Location: Riverfront Park, Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian Bridge

The Willamette River may be nature’s greatest gift to Salem – and Oregon.

Rick Bastasch, who worked for many years on Willamette River issues, will describe how the river came to be, how it has nurtured both wild and human communities, its place in our history, and what the future may hold for the Willamette and its people.

A new weekly series of presentations will be held this summer at Riverfront Park, overlooking the construction site of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian Bridge.

Topics for the series, River Currents, will include information about the local environment, nature, wildlife, history, culture, and recreation.

For additional information regarding the series or Salem parks, contact Parks Operations at 503-588-6336 or SalemParks@cityofsalem.net.

This lecture series is presented by City of Salem Parks Operations and Salem Environmental Education LLC.