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Northwest Cherry Festival

Head to The Dalles for the 38th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival. A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural heritage and Western roots. The Cherry Festival in 2015 expanded to three days of family-friendly activities and events, and 2017 is going to be even better! The Northwest Cherry Festival takes place in downtown The Dalles from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Festival includes the Gorge’s largest parade, classic car show, a 10k race, and lots of great local music and bands. There’s also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, craft vendors, agriculture job fair, and Davis Show’s Carnival. You don’t want to miss the crowning of Cherry Festival Royalty at Mid-Columbia Senior Center’s Breakfast Saturday Morning before the parade! The Dalles has much more to offer though the festival alone could keep you busy. 

If you are a Vendor and would like to participate in the 38th Annual Cherry Festival or you would like an entry in the Parade, please click the button below and complete the form.




Vendor Request Form Parade Horse Application Parade Non-Horse Application




38th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival Guide Book!! 

Check It Out Here!

Little Miss Royal Ann and Little Mr. Royal Andy
Sponsored by Rivermark Community Credit Union

Since the crowning of our Little Royals in 1988, this time-honored tradition has warmed the hearts of our community. Rivermark Community Credit Union is once again sponsoring the Cherry Festival Little Royals Court at the 38th Northwest Cherry Festival and your child could be a part of it!

Click here for more Information & Application


12967264_1099327863441902_8252046066595480761_oSt. Mary’s Academy Lip Sync Battle
April 20th, 6:30pm at St. Mary’s Academy

  13th Annual Cherry of a Ride
April 23rd, 2017 at 6am Rides begin at St. Mary’s Academy


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First St. Downtown, The Dalles 

Enjoy three days of family fun with live entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, human foosball, live medieval reenactments and so much more! 

Fri. April 21, 5:00-9:00pm
Sat. April 22, 11:00am-9:00pm
Sun. April 23, 11:00am-2:00pm


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April 21-23 on First Street Downtown The Dalles
Fri. April 21, 2pm-Close
Sat. & Sun. April 21-23, 11am-Close

Bracelets are on sale now at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce for   $20 each. ($25 if you buy at the event)


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April 21-23, The Dalles Civic Auditorium
Fri. April 21, 5:00pm
Sat. April 22, 10:00am
Sun. April 23, 11:00am


Family Pit Party

April 21st, 4:00-6:00pm
Join us as we partner with Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation and DJ-E Music Entertainment, to bring you the best DJ Dance party ever! This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event!


KODL Classic Car Show

April 22nd, Registration 8 am
Federal St. between First and Fourth.

Registration forms here.


Northwest CheLogo-Whiterry Idol

April 22nd, 6:30-9:00pm
First & Washington, Downtown The Dalles

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we will be bringing back our singing competition, Cherry Idol!
Northwest Cherry Idol preliminary round will begin immediately with competitors uploading their videos to our Cherry Idol Facebook event page or emailing the audition to [email protected]com.  DEADLINE is April 1, 2017                  Click here for more information…  


10322736_10152122460878721_9181440539800101498_nNorthwest Cherry Festival Run/Walk – Dry Hollow Elementary School

April 22nd – 3k and 5k are out and back, with a nice uphill at the start. The 10k does a LOOP, with rolling uphill the first half, then enjoy the nice 9+ miles of downhill to the finish.  Paved, scenic, orchard country roads. Awards to the top 3 in each age division, all runs. Great random prize drawings! Proceeds will benefit TDHS Cross Country Teams. Registration forms available at The Dalles Chamber office.


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April 22nd, 2017 7:30am-10:00am
Mid-Columbia Senior Center 
1112 W. 9th St. 


Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Brought to you by Ron Tonkin Subaru 

April 22nd, 2017 at 10am

Starts at 6th and Webber and ends Downtown The Dalles.

Parade applications are available at The Dalles Chamber office or click the button above!


River City ABATE Teddy Bear / Poker Run

April 22nd, 2017
The teddy bear ride precedes the Annual Cherry Festival Parade. Participants meet in KMart Parking lot and proceed to parade route. All teddy bears collected are donated to MCMC to be handed out to children in unfortunate situations.

Immediately following the Teddy Bear Ride is the ABATE Chapter’s Annual Poker Run. All Riders are welcome.
For more information visit Abate of Oregon


Cherry Festival Softball Tournament

Kramer Field – April 22nd, 2017
3rd Annual Cherry Festival Tournament! Men’s Tournament will be held Saturday April 23rd, and Co-Ed is Sunday April 24th.

 SCA – Renaissance Fair
April 22nd, 2017 at 12pm Lewis and Clark Festival Park


M’Lords & M’Ladies!  You are invited to join us for a day of history and fun at the Lewis & Clark Festival park. Join us after the Cherry Festival parade on April 22nd for an afternoon of fun!

The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will be demonstrating life in the middle ages: dancing, armor, music, arts, crafts, archery, clothing, food, fighting and more!

Bring the whole family and cheer on your favorite fighter during the tournament or learn a courtly dance. Learn to make chainmail or weave a wire necklace like the viking women wore.




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