Albany Visitors Association is here to help you explore historic Albany and the beautiful Willamette Valley. See Albany. Discover Oregon. The Albany Visitors Association staff and volunteers are here to help locals and visitors in experiencing all that Albany has to offer.
Mission: To grow the economic impact of tourism through enriching local experiences.
Operating as usual
Oregon Traveling Tours offers private 1-2 hour sight-seeing excursions that are a great way for your household to enjoy a safe, fun, and yummy outing!
The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR is a magical place to visit and thousands have enjoyed the experience. But, if you really love it and want to get up close and personal for a few hours a week you are in luck. The Carousel is looking for volunteers. For more information see https://albanyvisitors.com/2020/10/08/historic-carousel-looking-for-volunteers/
Get the scoop on virtual events and upcoming Halloween events on the Albany Visitors Association Events Calendar
Governor Kate Brown
Oregonians who lost their homes to the wildfires are facing enough challenges – voting shouldn't be one of them. Your vote is your voice, and every vote counts. Follow these steps to make sure your voice is heard.
The Albany Pix Theatre will help you get in the Halloween mood!
Starting Friday, October 2nd.
Our most requested Halloween movie of all time: Disney’s Hocus Pocus.
Albanypix.com = showtimes and advance tickets
Kicking off October with some 90s Halloween fun!
Celebrate Fall with 1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany In-person and Virtual specials, art, plants, music and more! Photo by Melinda Martin.
Aren't people great!🤩
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team hadn't been invited to the 2022 World Games — despite the Haudenosaunee being the originators of lacrosse. So Ireland's team dropped out to let them have their spot in the tournament.
"They need to be there," an Irish player says.
Crafting a staycation in Albany and need “trip” ideas? We figured you might like a few ways to fill a day, an afternoon, or a weekend, and a couple of complete itineraries to make it super easy on everyone. For trip ideas visit https://albanyvisitors.com/visit/mid-valley-day-trips/. Photo by Pavla Zakova-Laney
We live in a wonderful place with spectacular people! 😍
kezi.com A small donation collection turned into an overwhelming and empowering community response.
Remember the family Sunday drive? Whatever your family looks like, load them up for a leisurely tour through our beautiful countryside and area’s covered bridges. For trip ideas visit https://albanyvisitors.com/2020/09/22/take-time-for-linns-covered-bridges/ Photo of Shimanek Bridge by Gary Thurman.
Live music at The Barn at Hickory Station! Please remember to mask up and maintain healthy distancing.
We have so many different musical acts coming to The Barn in the next two weeks! On September 26th we are welcoming the Reckless Rockhounds at 7PM! The week after from Wednesday 9/30 thru Sunday 10/4 we will have music every night!
DRTR Music will be making their first appearance on Sept 30 at 6:30!
Ben Hannan will be coming back on Thursday at 6:30PM!
Jesse Meade will be returning Friday at 7PM!
Bailey Heide will be playing on Saturday at 7PM!
Jake Narcelli will be making his first appearance at The Barn on Sunday at 4PM!
Come early, please observe social distancing protocols, and no lawn chairs we have the allocated number of seating for our current occupancy! Head out to The Barn and listen to these great artists and hang out with us while we can still enjoy music Outdoors !
Here's a great indoor activity - get creative and start your Halloween costume for this family event. Registration is required and starts October 1.
We can't wait to see you this Halloween....get those costume's ready! Join us for Trick-or-Treat Cruise-Thru presented by Oregon Freeze Dry. Registration opens October 1st.
Are you looking for something creative to do? Calapooia Clay Pottery Studio offers small classes with safe distancing.
In case you haven’t heard this heartwarming tale and even if you have, take a moment to smile and feel good about our world! Baby yoda fights fires
While we ait for the air quality to improve you can see recent History Bites recordings at the link below. Thank you Albany Regional Museum!
Rain is in the forecast but not for 9/16/2020. Air quality is still expected to be unhealthy/hazardous and we will not be able to vent the Museum just yet. We will be closed for 9/16/2020. Unfortunately our History Bites presentation will be rescheduled for a second time as the presenter is not 100% and the presentation would suffer for it. We will reschedule and update you as soon as we can. Until then you can catch up on our past History Bites videos here on Facebook or over on our Youtube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1tFHH6aGqDU5iFwcQkTrxQ
Be well and safe.
Get a great shirt and help your neighbors! See the Xtreme Grafxfx “We are Oregon” campaign! For every shirt sold, $15 will be donated to the Salvation Army to help with the needs of Oregonians affected by the wildfires. Order NOW - ordering period ends September 25.
Check out this Fantastic Family Fun!
Family Photo Day is new, improved, and physically distant! Mark October 10th on your calendar, and come out to Takena Landing Park for a 10-minute photo session with Kristi Crawford Photography. We’ll have goodie bags with crafts to-go for the kiddos, and you’ll get your choice of two background settings. Keep an eye on our website for registration, opening soon!
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has put together a comprehensive Wildfire Recovery Resources page, to aide our community in recovering from the historic wildfires that have burned through many areas of Linn County.
The Sheriff’s Office is also conducting Initial Damage Assessments of impacted properties, using a FEMA Initial Assessment tool. Maps of the assessed properties, and more information related to Damage Assessments, will be published as it becomes available.
The Albany Pix Theatre offers showings with captions! They also have a new air purifier that eliminates airborne particulates, odors and pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19).
Since were once again opening new titles, thought we'd get back to our practice of running Open Caption Showtimes for our friends in the community with hearing accessibility issues.
Our evening showtimes next Sunday - Tuesday (Sept 13-15) will be presented with Open Captions (Subtitles will appear onscreen).
*Might also be helpful for those of you (and us) who enjoyed the film but had a challenging time catching all of the dialogue.
albanypix.com for info and advance tickets
Albany Oregon Police Department
As we go to sleep tonight with heavy hearts for our friends and family in turmoil from the wildfires, just remember...19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,997 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters and 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for their morning patrol. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment, life may never be the same. So just for now, be grateful. We are resilient. Tonight, before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted. #wereallinthistogether
Help your neighbors!
Want to volunteer? Have some time to give to your fellow Linn County residents? Please consider helping at the Linn County Fairgrounds Fire Evacuation Shelter.
When you show up to volunteer, please check in at reception area in the main lobby of the fairgrounds.
POSTPONED - An Evening in the Garden- a Fundraiser for the Cumberland. For information see Cumberland Community Event Center or https://www.albanycumberland.org/.
Our Linn County Sheriff's Office, Linn County Expo Center and caring neighbors are there to help. The livestock stalls are full at the Expo but A Facebook group for those with AVAILABLE livestock boarding and resources to connect with those NEEDING livestock facilities, has been created:https://www.facebook.com/groups/linncountylivestock
Shelter is available for displaced residents at Linn County Fairgrounds, located at 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR. Drive-in shelter only at this time. Pets are welcome, and livestock stables are open for use.
There are currently no active fires in Albany, but fires from surrounding areas and extreme weather conditions have created an unhealthy air quality. It is NOT a good day to play outside. It is a good day to stay inside, keep your windows closed, take the day off from outdoor exercise. Please help by keeping the 911 lines clear for emergencies. Our thoughts go out to those who are directly affected. Stay healthy and safe.
You can also keep up to date on conditions at www.oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
Wishing you a Happy and SAFE Labor Day! AVA staff are enjoying the holiday with friends and family and we hope you will do the same. Keep a healthy distance and mask up! We will be back in the office Tuesday, September 8th.
1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany this month includes a Birthday bash at The Natty Dresser, a plentiful plant sale at Urban Ag Supply, ice cream and prizes at Albany Historic Carousel Museum and much more. Mask up, maintain healthy distancing and have fun!
Looking for things to do this holiday weekend? The weather is looking perfect for outdoor family fun and Albany Visitors Association ( https://albanyvisitors.com/2020/09/02/come-explore-our-great-outdoors/) has your inspiration for walking, camping, golfing, fishing, or just quietly viewing wildlife. Even the great outdoors can get crowded, so be sure to have a back-up plan. Play safely and don’t forget your masks and healthy distancing. Photos by Gary Thurman and Keith Kendrick.
Check out the live music and great food with healthy distancing The Barn at Hickory Station Thursday, September 3rd.
Best In The West Triathlon is happening LIVE with COVID-19 precautions, September 11-13, in Sweet Home, OR.
Mark your calendar for some safe family fun!
We are excited to announce Tailgate Tunes presented by Central Willamette Credit Union! Since 2020 ins't going so well we are going to throwback to when times were a little simpler. Join us in the 80s with Radical Revolution or Rock-n-Roll all night with Petty Fever! Tickets and more information are available now at https://www.cityofalbany.net/parks/events/tailgate-tunes
Get a head start on participating in the First Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Albany, May 2021, by attending this throwing clinic, August 29. You will learn important techniques, and get expert tips to throw farther and higher in all nine events of the Highland Games. You will then apply what you have learned. for information visit Scottish Games Throwing Clinic
Congratulations the Albany Passport winners are now posted Albany Passport Program! Thanks to all our sponsors and participants.
We're live with Albany Visitors Association to announce this year's winners Albany Passport! Lots of fun prizes to give away this morning!
Enjoy great wine, art and live music by Just Lonna and spectacular sunsets at the Springhill Cellars Winery Fourth Friday, August 28. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 541-974-0917.
Good Luck Kids! See the drawing LIVE for winners of the 2020 Albany Summer Passport Explorer Program Virtually through Facebook Live at The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR Thursday, August 27, 10:15 a.m.
Do the kids need something new to nourish their creativity? The Friends of the Linn County Historical Museum will have a booth at the Brownsville Farmer's Market this Thursday, August 27th, from 3 to 6 p.m. They will have toys, activity books, t-shirts, sweatshirts and market bags. You can have some fun and support the museum too.
Albany, Oregon. A place for historic exploration and preservation. A place you’ll want to visit time and time again. Where “farm to table” isn't just a motto—it’s part of our DNA. Albany Visitors Association is the expert on places to eat, sleep and play in our charming city. We have a gazillion ideas to help make your stay memorable. Come visit us soon!
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