Hood River-reason to celebrate
Hood River is a beautiful little town in the Columbia River Gorge. They host all kinds of events throughout the year that celebrate the great outdoors, agricultural seasons, beer, wine, and the holidays.
Every Spring over 40,000 acres of fruit trees in bloom in the Hood River Valley for Blossom Time Festival’s activities at over 20 different venues with craft shows, pancake breakfasts, dinners, shopping, and exploring the outdoors are all part of the festivities. May brings the annual Pear and Wine Festival, with local wines and many dishes featuring pears.
In the summer time outdoor recreation is king. Annual events include Windfest, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, and a Stand-up Paddle Challenge on the Columbia River or to participate in a Cross-Channel Swim. Agricultural events celebrating harvests of cherries, pears, apples, lavenders, sunflowers, and more.
Fall brings the harvest and the Hood River Hops Fest—a beer lover’s dream with fresh-hopped beers from over three-dozen local breweries.
As the temperatures cool and winter arrives visitors are entertained by the Mt. Hood International Film Festival with original films from around the world. Hood River is designated at the “ Holiday Town of Oregon” with an old-fashioned community holiday complete with a parade, tree-lighting, caroling and the POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departing from the Mt. Hood depot.
Visit hoodriver.org for details on all our local events.