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The Northwest Cherry Festival is BACK! April 22nd - 24th 2022

Experience Authentic Oregon at the Northwest Cherry Festival

Head to The Dalles for the 41st 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 has grown in attendance, outdoor market, family-friendly activities, FUN, and 2022 is going to be even better! “This is a celebration of the blossoms, which have always been an indication of the harvest to come,” said The Dalles Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Farquharson. “We are super excited, as we are the largest per capita, sweet cherry producer, here in The Dalles, Oregon.”

This year’s theme is “I Spy The Dalles”. Yes, think back to those amazing children’s books of discovering items hidden on each of the pages. Well, we hope you find all the hidden gems and treasures in our community but most of all be looking for those hidden Cherries!

The Northwest Cherry Festival takes place in downtown The Dalles from Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24, 2022. The Festival includes the Gorge’s largest parade, the KODL classic car show, the great Cherry Trail, and lots of local music and bands with Little Music City in The Dalles. “You can expect more than you can do,” said Farquharson. “You can expect a carnival with Rainier Amusements and then we also have Cherry Idol, where we actually have a competition similar to American Idol, and they get to sing-off and win prizes for cash.”. You don’t want to miss the crowning of Cherry Festival Royalty, including our Little Royals, at Mid-Columbia Senior Center’s Breakfast Saturday Morning before the parade!

The Dalles has much more to offer although the festival alone could keep you busy. Voted one of the “Top Ten True Western Towns of 2014” and one of “The 19 Most Beautiful Small Towns In America,” The Dalles is one of Oregon’s great escapes, just beginning to be explored. This historic town sits at the eastern entrance of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 75 miles east of Portland. With 300 days of sun a year and fantastic recreational and cultural opportunities, it’s a wonderland for cyclists, hikers, river rafters, wildflower fanatics, fishers, art lovers, history buffs, and wine aficionados. Look for other events taking place in The Dalles all week long!

The Dalles is just 75-minutes from Portland and Yakima, 2.5 hours’ drive from Bend and the Tri-Cities.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or give The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce a call at 541-296-2231.



“Sip and Toast to the 2022 Northwest Cherry Festival”
 Business After Hours

April 21 • 5:00pm

Gorge Wine Library



Friday April 22 • 5:30pm

Theater, 221 East 2nd Street


cherry trail

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Locations throughout The Dalles

Look for the PINK Cherries on the sidewalk
for all the Cherry Fun!



 columbia gorge Honda & toyota Carpool karoke

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Grand Entrance, 2nd and Washington Street


rainier amusements Carnival

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

First Street, The Dalles

Opens Friday at 4pm • Saturday at 12pm • Sunday at 12pm
Closing Friday & Saturday between 9 & 10
Closing Sunday between 5 & 6


I Spy The Dalles Contest with farmhouse factory

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Grand Entrance, 2nd and Washington Street


gorge artists open studios

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Various Studios will be open 10:00am – 5:00pm



the dalles art center pocket park
sculpture forge project

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Parking lot at 2nd & Washington Street


Maryhill ratz tour

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24
Spring Free-4-All & Tour de Maryhill,
Historic Maryhill Loops Road


Little Music city

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Live Music at various locations in The Dalles


Discovery Center Reimagining America
The Maps of Lewis & Clark

Friday April 22 thru Sunday • April 24

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center



Open-Air Market

Friday • April 22 • 4:00pm

Saturday • April 23 • 11:00am

Sunday • April 24 • 10:00am

Between 1st & 2nd Street, Court to Laughlin Streets

Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors & More


Columbia Gorge Toyota & toyota Corp
entertainment Stage

Second & Federal Street

Friday • April 22

 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Family Pit Party with DJ-E


Saturday • April 23

12:30pm – 2:30pm, Dancing Horses Performance
Laughlin Street

2:30pm – 3:30pm, Lon LaBrache

3:45pm – 4:45pm, The New Prohibitions

5:00pm – 6:00pm, Cherry Idol Competition

6:00pm – 6:30pm, Oregon Cherry Growers Cherry
Pie Eating Contest

6:30pm – 8:00pm Shades of Huey


Sunday • April 24
10:30am – 11:30am, Community Church Service

1:00pm -3:00pm, America’s First Corps Band Rock Band

3:00pm -5:00pm, River Twain


18th Annual kodl Classic Car Show

Saturday • April 23 • 8:00am

Downtown Federal St. • Info: 541-296-2101


& community Breakfast

Saturday April 23 • Breakfast 8:00am

Coronation 8:30am

Mid-Columbia Senior Center • 9th & Cherry Heights


Cherry FESTIVAL Walk/Run

Saturday • April 23 • 8:00am

Kiwanis Pocket Park (Klindt Drive)


Teddy Bear Run

Saturday • April 23 • 9:45am

Start at Eagles Lodge



Saturday • April 23 • 10:00am

Starts at Sixth & Webber


Community quilt show

Saturday • April 23 • 10:00 am – 4:00pm

UCC Church, 5th and Court Street



Saturday • April 23 • 11am-4:00pm

Parking lot at 2nd & Washington Street


dancing Horses performance

Saturday • April 23  12:30pm – 2:30pm

Laughlin Street (between 1st and 2nd)


Spring Consignment auction of all auctions

Saturday • April 23 thru Sunday • April 24

Auction Sales Co, 1400 US Hwy 197, The Dalles


gorge gravel grinder

Sunday • April 24

Dufur, Oregon



PURE YOGA – Solar Plexus Chakra Workshop

Sunday • April 24 • 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Pure Yoga, 102 East 2nd Street

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