Wow, what weekend. I declare, if I were going to be in town I would, I would be sampling a bit of each and every one of the festivals listed below. Heather and I will be in Astoria, however, celebrating the second anniversary of the day we met (Valentines day 2008 – seriously!); a Zwickelmania visit to Fort George is on the agenda.
Oh, and Valentine’s Day is also Oregon’s 151st birthday!
Beer and Movie Fest February 10-26
Taking place at theater pubs around town from February 10 through the 26, including The Academy Theater, Bagdad Theater, Cinema 21, and Mission Theater, the goal of BAM is to integrate two thriving industries, craft beer and Hollywood entertainment.
Wurstfest 2010 February 12-14
Dust off your Lederhosen, starch up your Dirndl and join the happy folk in Mount Angel for three fun days of celebration in honor of the WURST!
Wurstfest: A Celebration of German Sausage (pdf) returns to Mount Angel for a second year.
Wurstfest was dreamed up last year by the Bavarian-philes in Mount Angel, Oregon, home of Oregon’s largest Oktoberfest celebration every fall. Last year’s inaugural festival was so successful, they have brought it back again this year.
Zwickelmania February 13
President’s Day weekend means one thing in Oregon: Zwickelmania.
In the same spirit as Memorial Day Weekend winery open houses, breweries across the state open their doors for tours and samples on Saturday, February 13th from 11am to 4pm.
Mardi Gras on Historic Mississippi February 13, 16
Why wait until Tuesday? Celebrate Mardi Gras on Historic Mississippi Avenue, Saturday, February 13. . .
But return, sans children, to the Boise neighborhood on the real Fat Tuesday, February 16th for more fun . . .