Spring Showers Bring flowers

Spring Showers Bring flowers

It may not feel like Spring to you, but the flowers in Portland are already out and about. You may have noticed daffodils, tulips and other bulbs popping out around you providing a welcome burst of color amid the gray and green of a Pacific Northwest spring. It’s a great time to get out to local flower festivals to celebrate the return of the sun.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 24th – April 30th
9 am to 6 pm
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071
$5/per person or $20 per car (for groups of 5 or more)

Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes! Tram &/or Hay wagon ride,
Children’s play area including our famous duck races, and farm made slides, and tire swings.

Additional activities include: A six minute bumpy ride through the tulips on the cow train ($3.00 extra per person) or a thirty minute leisurely tour and talk through the tulip fields on the tour train for an extra $10 per person. Pack your own picnic lunch or grab a bite from Mt. Angel Sausage Company. Coffee and wine tasting also available. Buy cut or potted tulips in the Greenhouse Tent.

Woodland Tulip Festival 2017
April 15th – April 23rd, Saturday and Sunday only
10 am to 4 pm
Holland America Flower Gardens
1066 South Pekin Road, Woodland, WA 98674
Free admission for all and no parking fee

Experience the annual blooming tulip fields  at this two-weekend event in SW Washington. In edition to the display garde, you can pick out flowers to take home at the gift shop, or from the You Pick Tulip Field (during the festival only).

Additional activities include: Outdoor Artisan & Farmers Market, featuring a large variety of local vendors with goods ranging from handmade garden art, jewelry, health conscious items, pet products, garden décor, art and more. Cutest Baby & Youth Photography Contests, Delicious Food, Children’s activities & face painting.

Keizer Iris Festival
May 18th – 21st
4100 Cherry Ave NE
Keizer, OR 97303

Celebrate the exquisite beauty of the iris, a flower that once inspired Vincent Van Gogh, at the Keizer Irish Festival. Featuring ten acres of blooming irises in almost every color you can imagine even exotic shades like inky black and fiery copper. Activities to include a series of runs ranging from a 3K to a certified marathon, wine and beer festival, golf tournament, carnival and live music.