Downtown Newberg is the Chehalem Valley’s gathering place. It’s where we come to celebrate the seasons, savor the work of local artists and revel in the warm charms of a small town. Come downtown and join us.
Downtown is the place to be on the first Friday evening of the month. Shops stay open late for wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Participating establishments are signified by a small banner. Park anywhere downtown and ride the free trolley.
Photo credit: Newberg Graphic
Held on Tuesday evenings in July and August, Tunes on Tuesdays brings live music and a festive crowd to the Chehalem Cultural Center. Sponsored by the Chehelam Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tunes on Tuesday runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and features a different band each week. For more details, check online or contact the Chamber office at (503) 538-2014.
Old Fashioned Days Festival
Celebrate the good old times with fireworks, carnival rides, festival booths, a car show, parades, a 5K run, live music and a royal coronation. Held in late July, this is one spectacular weekend. More info at newbergoldfashionedfestival.com
Downtown Newberg welcomes the Oregon Camellia Society for its annual Camellia Festival.
If you love camellias, this is the place to be. During the festival you can also check out the plant sale, see local art and photography and visit the library for children’s arts and crafts.
Festival contact: Bryan Stewart (email@example.com)
Sponsored by the Oregon Camellia Society, City of Newberg, Chehalem Garden Club, Chehalem Cultural Center
Open every Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. from the last week in May through late September, the Newberg Farmer’s Market offers fresh local produce, flowers, food and live music. Located at the “grassy knoll” on First and Howard, across from City Hall and next to the Post Office.
The Farmers Market is a project of the Newberg Downtown Coalition and is sponsored by Providence Newberg Medical Center.
For many years, First Street in downtown Newberg has transformed into Trick or Treat Street with merchants handing out treats to costume-clad children. In 2010, the Coalition coordinated the event which attracted thousands of kids and parents for the largest downtown event of the year. Read about the huge turnout for 2010 Halloween in the Newberg Graphic.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Santa rides in on a fire truck to proclaim the start of the holiday season in Newberg. He arrives at the Newberg Library and flips the switch on the city’s enormous Christmas tree. The NDC organizes booths for downtown merchants to display their products to hundreds of local residents. 2010 Tree Lighting Video
Local church choirs stroll through downtown singing Christmas carols on Saturdays leading up to Christmas. The caroling culminates with a community sing-along.
Take a walk through history with our downtown walking tour.
More Important Links
Want more information about Newberg and our region? Visit the Chehalem Valley Chamber Visitor Center.