8 Award Winning Festivals in Baker County Oregon

Eight Award Winning Oregon Festivals in Baker County That You Won’t Want To Miss

Local community festivals and events are always one of the highlights of any vacation.  Whether you stumble on them by chance,  or plan ahead and schedule your trip to include them, local festivals are always a great way to celebrate with the locals and truly experience the things that make your destination a special place.

Visitors to Baker  County Oregon can enjoy full calendar of local festivals and community events including these eight award winning events, each named one of Oregon’s best by the Oregon Festival and Events Association.

Baker City Cycling Classic:  Oregon’s Best Sports Events
Always the last full weekend in June this 3 day, 4 stage bicycle race has become one of the premier cycling events of the Pacific Northwest

Powder River Music Review:  Oregon’s Best Music Festival

Sunday afternoons mid June through August in Baker City’s Historic Geiser Pollman Park

Fhis free outdoor concert series is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the end of the weekend in Baker City

Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally: Oregon’s Best Festival under $50,000 budget

The second full weekend in July, Thursday through Sunday this 4 day event in Baker City Oregon
draws Motorcyclists from throughout the united for four days of riding the back roads and scenic byways of Baker County

East vs. West Shrine All Star Game:  Oregon’s Best Philanthropic Event

For nearly 60 years this annual all star high school football game the first Saturday in August has been raising funds for the Portland Shriners Hospital

We’Like’m Short Film Festival: Oregon’s Best Fine Arts Festival

Always the third full weekend in August Thursday through Sunday this international short film festival in historic downtown Baker City

features animated and comedy shorts from around the world

Durkee Steak Feed:  Oregon’s Best Philanthropic Event

This annual community steak feed on the Saturday before Labor Day Weekend has been happening since World War II

and is a delicious way to celebrate the ranching and small heritage of Baker County and Northeast Oregon like a local

Pine Fest:  Oregon’s Best Music Festival

Always the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day Weekend in the small town of Halfway Oregon

this music festival draws performers from throughout the Northwest and is a perfect fall getaway in the Wallowa Mountains

Great Salt Lick:   Oregon’s Best Philanthropic Event

The Great Salt Lick Art Auction, always the third Saturday in September, is also one of Baker City’s quirkiest and definitely a one of a kind celebration of art and agriculture. Enjoy the video and see for yourself

For more information about all of these award winning Baker County events, and other festivals throughout the year, visit our calendar of events or follow Basecamp Baker on facebook