The temperature may still be in the low 40s, but spring will be upon us before you know it. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the outdoor events calendar. This March, grab a jacket, leave the comfort of the indoors, and get back out into the wild. The following events are all great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds to wake from their winter hibernations. Enjoy!
What: The Bachelor Butte Dog Derby
When: Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6
Where: Wanoga Snow Park, near Sunriver, Oregon
Contact: Bino Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Described on the organization’s website as “a return to racing sled dogs”, this trophy race will take you through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and offers short, middle, and distance courses. Not a musher? Don’t worry! Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the racers.
What: Daffodil Garden Walk
When: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 6, 12 PM to 4 PM
Where: Midway Farms, 6980 NW Highway 20, Albany, OR
Between packing up your skies and sharpening your hunting knives, why not come take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Midway Farms? The Daffodil Garden Walk is a relaxing, quaint trip through fields of over 20 varieties of daffodils. Stay for the cheese tasting and coffee and make an afternoon of it.
What: Great Oregon Spring Beach Clean Up
When: Saturday, March 26, 10 AM – 1 PM
Where: Oregon Coasts – Yachats Visitors Center
If activism is more your style, register for the Great Oregon Spring Beach Clean Up. This is your opportunity to help beautify Oregon’s beaches and keep them looking great for locals, tourists, and fishing enthusiasts. Grab a bag and get cleaning!
What: Reel Paddling Film Festival
When: Thursday, March 31, 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR
You can keep your filleting knives and fishing poles at home – this is just a film festival. But if you are interested in whitewater, kayaking, or canoeing, then this is THE film festival for you. This international film festival will feature footage and stills from all over the world and proceeds benefit Willamette Riverkeepers.