The beauty and nature of the Columbia River Gorge draw travelers year-round for exciting activities both indoors and out.

Plan your trip around one of these incredible events, or decide last minute on a weekend getaway for you and your spouse. Rodeo the dalles

BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - March 27-April 11

NORTHWEST CHERRY FESTIVAL - Fourth Weekend in April

FRUIT LOOP WINE CELEBRATION - Third Weekend in June

JAMMIN JULY STREET FAIR - 2nd Saturday in July


FORT DALLES DAYS & PRO RODEO - Third Weekend in July

HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR - Fourth Weekend in July

Tri - Cities Hydro Races and Air show - Late July - http://www.waterfollies.com/

CRUISE THE GORGE - Cruise the Gorge Car Show" which takes place Mid-August. Complete info regarding the show events and registration can be found at www.midcolumbiacarclub.org


VAN GOGH DAYS - August
Rasmussen Farms, Hood River

Celebrate sunflowers! Some 50 varieties of the bright blooms are growing in the garden at the farm. Paint or photograph them or cut some to take home. During the weekend, enjoy quilt and art shows and wine tastings.

DUFUR THRESHING BEE - Mid-August

The Dufur Threshing Bee is held the second weekend of August. Each year since 1971, the citizens of Dufur have staged a threshing bee, to honor their history, celebrate the crop just harvested, and share with their neighbors the pleasures and rewards of working together as a community. Visitors can see horse-drawn antique harvesting equipment being used in the fields. This is the only threshing event in the country that uses horse-drawn machinery, and demonstrates every step of the process from cutting standing wheat to sewing up bags for shipping. The Threshing Bee offers working demonstrations of authentic horse-powered and steam-driven combines and other farming equipment. In the late 1800s, harvesting a wheat crop was no small matter. It took teams of 32 horses to move some of the harvesting equipment. Farmers would hire in harvest crews, and everyone worked long hours to get the job done. Farmers' wives' labored to feed the crews, sometimes spending all day in portable cook shacks preparing meals for as many as 30 men. The Dufur Threshing Bee recreates this community wide event, with fun, races, contests, an antique tractor pull, and more.

WASCO COUNTY FAIR - Mid-August
4-H exhibits, carnival rides and entertainment

KLICKITAT COUNTY FAIR & RODEO - Mid-August
Goldendale, Washington

GRAVERSTEIN APPLE DAYS - Late August

MARYHILL FESTIVAL OF SPEED - Early September
This IGSA sanctioned event is a 5-day, multi-discipline gravity sports competition. 200 of the top international gravity sports competitors will compete in downhill skateboarding, street luge, inline skaing and more.

HISTORIC DALLES DAYS - Mid- September
Downtown street fest, sidewalksales, territorial Express Experience, Wagon rides and exhibits of old time daily life.
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HOOD RIVER HOPS FEST - October

STARLIGHT PARADE - November 29
Watch The Dalles transform into a magical place Christmas lights, music, and of course a visit from Santa Claus! Also enjoy the traditional Chili Feed after the parade.