Looking for the best music festivals in Oregon!?  Well, you’ve come to the right place, because this truly is a gem of a destination tucked in the north-west of the great United States. 

While festivals in Oregon might not be as popular as other neighboring states like California & Washington, it definitely has so much to offer and is an untapped destination for stunning landscapes, underrated big cities (hello, Portland!) and yep – some really fun Oregon Festivals 2020!

This was a super fun post to put together, so take a quick browse through, watch some after movies, and spice up your summer with a few of these epic Oregon music festivals and family-fun events!


1) Sisters Folk Festival

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When: September 11-13, 2020

Where: Sisters, Oregon

https://sistersfolkfestival.org

“The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of roots music from blues to bluegrass, held the weekend following Labor Day in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. The Festival hosts eleven stages, including a 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works.

Sisters is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, the community of Sisters is a wonderful place to live and visit. Outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Sisters are endless, with mountains, rivers, and lakes at your back door. Bike or ride horseback on the many beautiful mountain trails, or golf at any number of first-rate courses. Gift, home & garden, clothing, and antique shops abound for the shopper in your group, or just relax and enjoy the clean air and incredible mountain views. There is truly something for everyone in Sisters.”  


2) Waterfront Blues Festival

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When: July 2-5, 2020

Where: Portland, Oregon

www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

“The Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest celebration of blues, soul, funk, and rhythm & blues west of the Mississippi. Join us for a long weekend filled with amazing performances across four stages, food, vendors, river boat cruises, and more!

The Waterfront Blues Festival celebrates the Fourth of July each year with a spectacular display of fireworks, presented by the City of Portland. The largest in Oregon and one of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Places to See 4th of July Fireworks.” Launched from a barge on the river, the fireworks are not to be missed!” 


3) PDX Pop Now!

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When: July 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Portland, Oregon

http://pdxpopnow.com/

“PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. As an all-volunteer organization committed to being accessible, current, and local, we provide and support live performances and recorded materials. We aspire to advance a sustainable community which values inclusivity and a high caliber of artistry to enable a creative dialogue between artist and audience.

Now, driven by a dedicated Board of Directors and more than 200 volunteers, we are committed to celebrating, promoting and sustaining Portland’s vital and diverse music community. In harmony with this mission, we also work to connect this diverse music community to the general public through our outreach efforts.

Each year, our stellar lineup of grassroots events works toward this end. Artists, businesses, and individual volunteers donate time and resources to producing our 2-disc compilation album of local music, benefit events and outreach programs that all lead up to the organization’s annual, signature festival—aptly named, PDX Pop Now!”


4) MusicfestNW

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When: August 2020 

Where: Portland, Oregon

http://portland.projectpabst.com/

“MusicfestNW (MFNW) presents Project Pabst is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music.  Project Pabst is a celebration of music, beer and all things local.  Come be a part of the dream.”


5) Pendleton Whisky Music Fest

Pendleton Whisky Festival - Best Music Festivals in Oregon 2020

When: July 11, 2020

Where: Pendleton, Oregon

https://www.pendletonwhiskymusicfest.com/

“If your ideal summer night is comprised of gathering friends together, sipping some smooth whisky and listening to country music, then this festival is for you!”  

Check out this stunning review of the 2019 edition for a good idea of what to expect, “Post Malone lights up Pendleton Whisky Music Fest

“A bet by concert promoters on the appeal of rap in a region where country music is king paid off Saturday night as about 17,000 people flocked to Pendleton Round-Up Arena to catch two of the genre’s biggest names — Post Malone and 50 Cent — at Pendleton Whisky Music Fest. The daylong event drew people from across Oregon, as well as neighboring states, on a beautiful sunny day when the temperature hovered around the high 80s only to cool off a bit and give way to a star-filled evening sky by the time Post Malone took the stage amid much fanfare.”


6) Pickathon Music Festival

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When: July 30-August 2, 2020

Where: Pendarvis Farm, Happy Valley, Oregon

https://pickathon.com/

“Established in 1998, Pickathon is an independent, all-ages & family-friendly music festival hosted on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR, just 30 minutes outside of Downtown Portland. Taking place over the course of four days in early August, attendees enjoy musical performances on artistically-designed stages by some of the best new and established musicians from around the world.”


7) Walnut City Music Festival

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When: August 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: McMinnville, Oregon

https://www.walnutcitymusicfest.org

“Whether you’ve been a loyal listener for years, or are attending your first EVER WCMF, you’ll enjoy fantastic live music from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

The Walnut City Music Festival is an independent, volunteer-run music festival. It’s coordinated by a collection of locals who know that amazing live music events aren’t only for big cities or rural campgrounds. We seek to represent the community as being advocates for live music events throughout Yamhill Country – and specifically, McMinnville.

The WCMF is a fundraiser for Partners for Parks, a nonprofit supporting outdoor experiences in the Yamhill Valley. The long-term goal of the WCMF is to build am amphitheater in one of McMinnville’s many parks or green spaces.” 


8) Oregon Jamboree

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When: July 31 – August 2, 2020

Where: Sweet Home, Oregon

http://oregonjamboree.com/

The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Music and Camping Festival!

2 stages. 25 shows.  1 sweet weekend.

“Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Jamboree is held on 20+ acre park-like setting that includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge. The Jamboree offers a full festival atmosphere in the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the second stage in Sankey Park. In addition to featured headline entertainment, this event hosts RV and tent camping, merchandise vendors, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and a variety of other attractions. The festival draws attendees from all over the United States, and has hosted many international visitors as well. Over 900 festival volunteers contribute their efforts to ensure a safe and fun experience for all.”


9) Vanport Jazz Festival

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When: August 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Portland, Oregon

https://vanportjazzfestival.com/

Discover the Legacy. Experience the Revival.

“The #VanportJazzFestival honors the city of Vanport and the voices that formed our jazz community. We intend to transform Colwood Golf Course into a cultural revival, welcoming internationally renowned artists and breathing new life into Portland jazz.”


10) Astoria Music Festival

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When: June 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Astoria, Oregon

https://astoriamusicfestival.org/

“The Astoria Music Festival was founded in 2003 in the charming riverside town of Astoria, Oregon. Each June the Festival produces a 17-day season of operatic, symphonic, and chamber music concerts. Programs are selected and conducted by Artistic Director Keith Clark, who invites major international soloists to perform as featured artists. Festival concerts are held in the intimate beautifully restored historic Liberty Theater, as well as at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center and the historic Grace Episcopal Church (the second oldest sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest).

The Astoria Music Festival has gained a national reputation for excellence and is the only professional classical music presenter on Oregon’s North Coast. The Festival is listed by OPERA News as a “Must-See Summer Music Festival in the U.S.”


11) Oregon Coast Music Festival

Oregon Coast Music Festival 2019

When: July 11-25, 2020

Where: Coos Bay, Oregon

http://www.oregoncoastmusic.org/

Our mission is to involve, enrich and inspire the community by providing quality classical music and creative musical experiences.

“Coos Bay is home to the longest-running music festival on the Oregon Coast! Each year over 80 musicians travel from all over the United States and Canada to perform three classical concerts during Festival Week.

The Oregon Coast Music Festival (OCMF) has grown from a Coos Bay performance of Haydn music to a two-week-long annual festival that draws 5,000 to its varied concerts in several Coos Bay area locations. The OCMF had its beginnings in 1978, when Dr. Charles Heiden and his family moved to Coos Bay with the idea of encouraging local children to learn about orchestral music. Heiden, who had previously served as professor of violin at Willamette University, said he wanted to go somewhere “culturally impoverished,” to plant seeds of culture.”


12) Britt Music Festival

Britt Music and Arts Festival - Oregon Music Festivals 2020

Credit: Al Case

When: August 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Jacksonville, Oregon

http://www.brittfest.org/

“Inspired by our intimate and scenic hillside venue, we provide diverse live performances, an incomparable orchestra season and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community.

Britt Music and Arts Festival will be a nationally recognized, financially sustainable arts campus destination that embraces artistic risk-taking through exploration, collaboration and creation that intentionally integrates education and performance.”

Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon (USA), Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt’s performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th-century photographer Peter Britt.”


13) Juniper Jam

Juniper Jam Music Festival 2019

When: August 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Wallowa Valley, Oregon

https://juniperjam.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JuniperJamMusicFestival/

The sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon!!

“Produced by the Oregon nonprofit Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, the mission of JUNIPER JAM to honor the song and its writer – sharing original music with the masses in a beautiful, fun, family-friendly setting.

Labor Day Weekend. Held at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in the little Eastern Oregon town of Enterprise, this is a great day of music, art, food, drink, and fun for kids. Gates open at 11AM, music goes from noon until around 10:00 PM. Ticket info soon.. kids 12 & under free.”


14) Manzanita Music Festival

Manzanita Music Festival - Oregon Festivals 2020

When: September 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Manzanita

https://www.facebook.com/manzmusicfest/

“Presented by San Dune Pub, the two-day music festival will take place at the San Dune, Mighty Thai, and MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar, Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, 2018. The 3rd annual Manzanita Music Festival will benefit the Neahkahnie School District Music Program. The festival has helped get music in the local schools for the past three years. 

Music connects us all; to joy, shared experiences, and cooperation. Music is essential for healthy communities and a healthy planet. The Manzanita Music Festival is an annual musical celebration featuring emerging and established artists. Our goal is to support artists, enrich our community, and support local schools through ongoing music performances.”


15) 4 Peaks Music Festival

4 Peaks Music Festival - Oregon Festivals 2020

When: June 2020 (Dates TBA)

Where: Bend, Oregon

https://4peaksmusic.com/

3 days and 3 nights of music, family, friends, and fun! This intimate family-friendly, eclectic festival spans many genres of legendary musicians and will kick off your summer perfectly! Camping–complete with gorgeous views–is free, as are kids 10 and under.

“4 Peaks has been a continually evolving festival and as we grow, we strive to keep the festival experience as intimate and friendly as possible. Our festival strives to bring great national, regional and local acts to Central Oregon and create a community of artists and attendees that will last throughout the years. We have hosted such bands as Railroad Earth, Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Robben Ford, The Jeff Austin Band, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Dumpstaphunk, Carolyn Wonderland, Greensky Bluegrass, March Fourth Marching Band, The Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, and Fruition. The list of talented musicians to grace our stage goes on and will keep growing with each year.
 
The 4 Peaks Music Festival was born as a musical vision of four friends. We had the desire to bring great music and a festival vibe to Bend, Oregon. It is our small staff and volunteer army that pursue this labor of love. Our festival strives to bring great national, regional and local acts to Central Oregon and create a community of artists and attendees that will last throughout the years. The stage is set for another intimate musical experience for you and your friends.”
 

Am I missing any other awesome Oregon Festivals 2020…?

Every year it seems more and more festivals are popping up around the country, so if you think there’s any specific music festival or city-wide event, I’d love to hear about it! So please do reach out so I can keep this listed of Oregon Music Festivals as up-to-date as possible! Oregon is such a beautiful state, so I’m sure I’m missing some really awesome family fun camping festivals!

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