It’s been a wet and cold February, and everyone is pretty ready to get outdoors. So if you’re done with hot cocoa, fires and staying indoors, we have some fun winter options for adults and kids alike. First, there’s the oldies but goodies, annual events that just seem to get better every year, like the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and the Cheery Blossom Festival. These fun events are family friendly and celebrate the impact of other cultures on Oregon.
If you’re looking for something to do with the girls, don’t miss the grand opening of Just Us Girls in the 45th Parallel building. Looking for something different for date night? Try Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Elsinore Theatre or a night of great wine and comedy at Cubanismo Vineyards.
Life finds a way—and you should find your way to the Oregon County Fairgrounds for Jurassic Quest! Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event in North America, featuring dinosaur rides, baby dinosaurs, walking dinosaurs, fossil digging, a dino petting zoo, activities, and over 80 total dinosaurs! Admission is $20-$36.
When: Friday 3:30 - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm
Where: Oregon County Fairgrounds
More Information: https://www.jurassicquest.com
Just Us Girls would like to announce the launch of their Coffee and Wine Bar located in Suite 102 of the 45th Parallel Building. Meet owners, Traci McCowan and Lesli Cable and celebrate the grand opening of this fun new spot in Salem. Their menu includes specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, light meals, small bites, wine and beer. Drop in, try a beverage and register for the Grand Opening give-away.
When: 11 – 4 pm
Where: 45th Parallel Building, Suite 102, 2195 Hyacinth NE, Salem
Come experience Cherry Blossom Day at the Oregon State Capitol! This rain or shine event celebrates the blossoming cherry trees on the Capitol Mall, the cherry industry and the impact of the Japanese culture on our state. Detailed schedule to come. Free and open to the public.
When: 5 – 9 pm
Where: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court Street NE, Salem
More Information: www.facebook.com/events/565301450599446/
Come hang out with Chateau Bianca Winery in Dallas, OR, on St. Patrick's Day for a crab feed. It’s a uniquely Oregon spring tradition, and we guarantee you’ve never celebrated St. Patty’s day like this! Seating is limited and includes crab, side dishes and a glass of wine. There will be games and raffles. Tickets: $45 for a full crab plate and $35 for a half crab plate.
When: Noon - 4:45 pm
Where: Chateau Bianca Winery, 17485 Hwy 22, Dallas
More Information: chateaubianca.orderport.net/merchandise/Event-Tickets
Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be both legally blonde and the smartest person in the room. Tickets are $29 to $65 for adults; $19 to $55 student.
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. SE, Salem
More Information: www.elsinoretheatre.com
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to wine lovers everywhere. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. $15 general admission.
When: 8:30 pm
Where: Cubanisimo Vineyards, 1754 Best Rd. NW, Salem
March 23 – April 29
It’s Tulip Fest time, and Wooden Shoe Tulip farm always delivers. Walk through 40 acres of tulips, visit the children’s play area, bring a picnic or enjoy food from local vendors, take in the beautiful views, and you can even bring your dog. Take a ride on the cow train or taste wines from Wooden Shoe Vineyards. Fresh flowers, food, wine and fun for the entire family!
When: Mon - Thurs 9 am – 6 pm, Fri - Sun 8 am -7 pm
Where: 33814 South Meridian Road, Woodburn, OR
More Information: www.woodenshoe.com/