LOCAL IS LOVELY
LOCAL FARMERS, FRESH PRODUCE, LIVE MUSIC AND ARTISTIC CREATIVE WARES
More than just fresh produce, Hermiston’s Own Saturday Market transforms the Conference Center parking lot every Saturday (June through October) into a local bazaar.
Vendors come to sell their wares from 8am to noon. The market proves to be a great place to get breakfast or lunch. With everything from handmade jewelry, fresh produce, food, lavender and live music you are sure to find the market an entertaining place.
The market usually bids farewell for the winter with an autumn harvest festival on the last day. Whatever your desire—buying local and eating healthy, Hermiston’s Own Saturday Market delivers fresh flavors that are unique to Hermiston.
Local produce is always available at any of the produce stands that are open daily. Bellinger Farms has a store that sells produce, gourmet foods, gifts, espresso and is stocked with some of the area’s premiere wines in the wine cellar. You can also visit Alive & Well that stocks organic home grown goods and supplements. Either way you are sure to find lots of Oregon-made merchandise.
UMATILLA COUNTY FAIR PARADE
Kick off the Umatilla County Fair at the annual parade that happens every year on the Saturday before the Fair. The parade routes through town and is attended by thousands. This is usually a family favorite in the summer. The parade includes horses, floats, equipment, live music, marching bands and plenty of free candy for the kids.
Make plans to experience the abundance of events and activities within the Hermiston area. The beautiful Columbia River, the majestic Blue Mountains and laid back Western heritage of Eastern Oregon will make you want to stay in Hermiston forever. With diverse outdoor recreational activities, community events, and limitless regional attractions the possibilities for entertainment are endless.
Hermiston’s spiritual community is strong and growing. With more than 30 varying denomination houses of worship. Hermiston has virtually all faiths represented.
Local churches offer regular worship services and education courses for kids and adults. Hermiston also has options for private, faith based education with two private Christian Schools. There is also Campus Life, a non-denominational youth program providing kids with outreach, and fellowship opportunities with their peers.
If you are interested in volunteering and connecting with others for the benefit of the Hermiston community, there are plenty of non profit service organizations to get involved with. For a complete listing visit: www.hermistonchamber.com
FOR THE FAMILY
DESERT LANES BOWLING ALLEY & ARCADE
16-lane bowling alley with restaurant, lounge and arcade. Perfect for parties and family game nights.
KIK’S GOLF CENTER
Year-round golf practice center with covered and natural grass hitting areas. The facility has a short game area for chipping and putting.
HERMISTON STADIUM 8 CINEMA
See the latest movies on the big screens, Dolby Digital sound stadium seating and luxurious surroundings.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF EASTERN OREGON
Provides children of all ages with opportunities for education, exploration and development through interactive exhibits and creative play.
FUDDRUCKERS FUN TIME MINI GOLF AND ARCADE Fuddruckers is perfect for your party with a large selection of arcade games, and an 18-hole mini golf course complete with a waterfall.
FOR MORE INFO ON REGIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Hermiston Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center 415 S. Hwy 395 Hermiston, OR 97838 (541) 567-6151
HERMISTON AREA’S PERFORMING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
For over 27 years the Desert Arts Council has been bringing outstanding world renowned performers to the Hermiston Community. Six to eight performances comprise the season and have included dance, classical music, jazz, theatre, chorale, orchestra and much more. Funding is provided by local businesses and season ticket holders. For more information visit: www.desertartscouncil.com.
The ArtWalk features artwork on display by local artists, kids art activities, live music and a chance to meet and greet the artists. ArtWalk takes place in early May and provides an opportunity for the community to embrace creativity.
VENTURING OUT ON THE TOWN
Big sounds and small crowds can be found at a few of the local gathering places on Friday nights. It’s obvious people here are passionate about their tunes. You can find everything from rock, country and live jazz being performed at a few of the local places. For a toe tappin’ good time check out any of the places listed below.
• Desert River Inn Tumbleweed Lounge
• Lucky Dog Lounge & Grille
• Farmer’s Kitchen Pub
• Hales Lounge
• The Pheasant Lounge
• Sno Road Winery Tasting Room
• Desert Lanes Lounge
• Ixtapa Cantina
• Fuddruckers Bar
OREGON EAST SYMPHONY & CHORALE For twenty years the Oregon East Symphony, called “the best small-town symphony orchestra in North America,” has provided Pendleton and its surrounding rural region with high quality musical experiences and events all year long. More info can be found online at: www.oregoneastsymphony.org
INLAND NORTHWEST MUSICIANS
Inland Northwest Musicians ensembles have performed almost 250 concerts in more than 40 different communities in Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington. For more info: www.inlandnorthwestmusicians.com