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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, pony rides, petting zoo, 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.

Cherry Festival Vendor Request Form   Cherry Festival Parade Non-Horse Application Cherry Festival Parade Horse Application



Cherry Festival Guide 37th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival Guide Book!!

Everything you need to know about Cherry Festival right here at your fingertips!

Royal Anne and Andy

Sponsored by Rivermark Community Credit Union

April 23


13th Annual Cherry of a Ride

Rides begin at St. Mary’s Academy

April 20




St. Mary’s Academy Lip Sync Battle

6:30pm at St. Mary’s Academy

April 21-23


Northwest Cherry Festival 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


 April 21-23




Davis Show Carnival NW

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 $18ea. ($25 if you buy at the event)


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Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home & Lifestyle Show

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


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Family Pit Party

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!



April 22



KODL Classic Car Show

Registration 8 am
Federal St. between First and Fourth.

Registration forms here.

April 22


Northwest Cherry Idol

First & Washington, Downtown The Dalles

April 22


Northwest Cherry Festival Run/Walk
Dry Hollow Elementary School

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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Cherry Festival Breakfast

Mid-Columbia Senior Center 
1112 W. 9th St. 

April 22


Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Brought to you by Ron Tonkin Subaru 
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!

April 22


River City ABATE Teddy Bear / Poker Run 

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 http://www.abateoforegon.net/event/river-city/


April 22

Parks and Rec

Cherry Festival Softball Tournament

Kramer Field 

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

April 22


SCA – Renaissance Fair

12pm Lewis and Clark Festival Park

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!

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