Top Oregon Flower Festivals and Gardens in 2024

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Here’s your guide to the best Oregon flower festivals, flower farms and gardens. From tulip fields to delicate lavender stalks to sunflower mazes, Oregon’s climate is ideal for many flower varieties. I’ve personally visited many of these colorful flower festivals, gardens and farms, and each one is well worth seeing!

Jenn upside down with blue sky behind and daffodils below.

Cherry Blossom Day at the Oregon State Capitol (Salem)

Address: Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Dates: Saturday March 16, 11 am -3 pm (Cherry Blossom Day); March 16-April 6, 5-9 pm nightly (Yozakura)

The Golden Pioneer atop the Oregon State Capitol
The Golden Pioneer atop the Oregon State Capitol

Few things are as beautiful and unforgettable as walking under cherry trees covered in pink blossoms.

Even more beautiful is seeing them lit up at night by delicate Japanese lanterns and lights, while enjoying a picnic. For the last two years, the Oregon State Capitol has celebrated Yozakura, a free public viewing of the cherry blossoms illuminated at nighttime. 

Cherry trees in bloom with a table and chairs underneath. Oregon flower festivals.

It’s difficult to predict exactly when the cherry blossoms at the Capitol will be in full bloom, but it’s typically mid to late March. Cherry Blossom Watch 2024 starts on March 4th on the Oregon Capitol’s Facebook page, so check there for updates.

@dinkumtribe The Oregon Garden in Silverton is beautiful this time of year. #sakura #dinkumtribe_oregon #cherryblossom #spring #oregonexplored ♬ Alice in Wonderland – Joanna Wang

In 2023 the Oregon State Capitol Foundation hosted a FREE Cherry Blossom Day event. It included a beautiful kimono dance and fashion show, face painting, and other family-friendly activities honoring Japanese culture. The 2024 Cherry Blossom Day will be on March 16, 2024 from 11 am to 3pm, and promises to be just as delightful.

Cherry blossoms up close.

Cherry Blossoms in Downtown Portland

Another great place to view cherry trees in bloom is downtown Portland.  The Japanese American Historical Plaza at the Waterfront is one of the best places for cherry blossom viewing. Many Portlanders enjoy biking or strolling under the gorgeous pink and white canopy of flowers.

Washington Park offers another great place to enjoy the cherry blossoms, particularly in the Portland Japanese Garden. Two varieties of cherry trees bloom there in early spring, and the picturesque setting is a popular place for photographers year-round.

Jenn in front of cherry blossoms.
Me in front of cherry blossoms at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Hood River Blossom Festival and Craft Fair

Address: Hood River County Fairgrounds

Dates: April 20-21, 2024

Blossom Craft Show occurs annually on the third weekend in April to coincide with blooming fruit trees and flowers in the Hood River area. Over 100 vendors set up indoors and outdoors to sell everything from plants, to flowers, to foods, to crafts and more. 

Daffodil Festival (N/A)

Address: unknown

2024 dates: TBD

There have been several Daffodil Festivals in Oregon previously, most notably in Junction City and Amity. However, I could not find any information about an Oregon Daffodil Festival for 2024. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm offers daffodil bulbs and blooms for sale in addition to its tulips (see listing below).

Bright yellow daffodils. Oregon flower festivals.

For Pacific Northwest locals, there is a Daffodil Festival hosted in Pierce County, Washington (including the cities of Tacoma and Puyallup). It would make a great spring day trip from the Portland area!

TulipFEST at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Tulip fields with windmill in background at TulipFEST.

Address: 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071

Dates: March 22- May 5, 2024

One of the most stunning flower festivals in Oregon is the TulipFest near Woodburn, where you’ll find rainbow-hued acres of tulips stretching as far as the eye can see. On a clear morning, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the tulips with Mount Hood in the background. 

@dinkumtribe I’ve visited the TulipFest multiple times with an infant, and with young children. These are my best suggestions for a fun and memorable day with neurodivergent kids. It’s important to know ahead of time that you aren’t allowed to pick your own tulips (to protect the bulbs for future years). Also, you’re not supposed to run through the rows, or even walk through the rows. Burning off the excess energy before going to the fields was really helpful for my boys so that they could comply with the rules. We had a fantastic visit! #tulipfest2024 #tiptoethroughthetulips #oregontulipfestival #oregontulips #oregontulips #woodenshoetulipfestival #neurodivergentkids #parenthack #autismmom @Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm @DinkumTribe ADHD family travel @DinkumTribe ADHD family travel @DinkumTribe ADHD family travel ♬ original sound – DinkumTribe ADHD family travel

Depending on weather, tulip season runs from the end of March into early May. You’ll want to check the Wooden Show Tulip Farm’s Facebook page for daily field reports and bloom updates.

Our second daughter standing between rows of red tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip festival.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm also offers a range of activities and events that allow visitors to experience the beautiful tulips and more. From wine tours, to tractor rides through the fields, to hot air balloons, there’s something for everyone. Antique tractor displays, food trucks, a children’s play area, live music and carnival-type activities round out the fun for all ages.

Jenn and 5 kids on a red truck at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

When we visited Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm recently, our kids especially enjoyed the duck races and the cow wagons. The boys pulled each other through the tulip fields for close to an hour! We all had fun with the various photo ops in the field and near the gift shop.

Our oldest son in a giant wooden shoe with tulips in the background.
This giant wooden shoe was so fun!

The Wooden Shoe gift shop is well worth visiting for authentic Dutch wooden shoes and tulip decor, while the Wine Bar next store offers wine tasting and small bites to refresh you after your stroll through the tulips.

@dinkumtribe These are the cutest little wooden shoes ever! #woodenshoes #woodenshoetulipfestival #adhdfamilytravel #familytravelcreator #oregonfamily #pnwfamily #familytravelvlog #familytravelblog #tulipfarm #tulipfestival #tulipfarm #travelwithkids @dinkumtribe @dinkumtribe @dinkumtribe ♬ Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift

You can also take home a bouquet, or sign up for the mailing list to order tulip bulbs in the fall to plant in your home garden for blooms next spring.

Bouquet of multicolored tulips on a wooden dining table.
My bouquet from the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm took a few days to open up, but it was worth the wait!

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

Address: 3625 Quinaby Road NE Salem, OR

2024 dates: May 10-31

Yellow iris with raindrops.

Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley is Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, a family-run farm that hosts their bloom season event in May. 

Purple iris with raindrops.

At the farm, you can enjoy the beautiful display garden, walk through fields of irises, and purchase irises to take home as well. With hundreds of varieties of iris, in colors ranging from deep purples and blues to bright pinks and yellows, the display garden is a favorite with local artists and photographers.

Yellow irises in a row.

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens also offers visitors a glimpse into the world of iris hybridization. The garden is home to one of the largest iris breeding programs in the country, allowing visitors to witness firsthand the artistry and scientific dedication behind creating new and extraordinary iris cultivars.

@dinkumtribe Schreiner’s Bloom Season event is a visual feast with hundreds of unique varieties of iris in bloom. I never knew there were so many colors and variations! The display garden is expertly laid out and designed to show off the gorgeous irises alongside other perennials like lupine, allium, columbine and more. #flowerfields #iris ♬ Beautiful Morning – Mayrain

Keizer Iris Festival (Bloomin’ Iris Days)

Location: Keizer Rapids Park, 1900 Chemawa Rd N Keizer, OR 97303

Dates: May 17-19, 2024

Purple iris on plant.
Purple iris on plant

The Keizer Iris Festival has been a community event in the city of Keizer (just north of Salem) for many years. At this annual event, there’s a parade including floats and marching bands, a golf tournament and many other fun community activities. Details for 2024 are still forthcoming.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (year round)

Rhododendrons are common throughout western Oregon

Address: 5801 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

2024 dates: open year round

Nestled in the heart of Portland, this enchanting garden awaits, ready to mesmerize you with its vibrant hues and delicate blooms. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden spans over nine acres, showcasing a breathtaking display of rhododendrons in various shapes, sizes, and colors.

close up of light yellow rhododendron blossoms.

While the rhododendrons are undoubtedly the star of the show, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden offers more than just beautiful flowers. The tranquil setting is also home to a serene pond, where waterfowl glide effortlessly. Three waterfalls and two bridges provide multiple photo-ops in a gorgeous natural setting.

Crystal Springs is beautiful any time of year, with different flower varieties in bloom from spring through fall. The best time for the rhododendrons and azaleas to be in peak bloom is April through June.

Florence Rhododendron Festival

Pink rhododendron flowers. Oregon flower festivals.

Location: Historic Old Town Florence, Oregon

Dates: May 16-18 2024 (third weekend in May)

The Florence Rhododendron Festival is one of the oldest running flower festivals on the West Coast, and the second oldest of the Oregon flower festivals. This annual festival includes a car show, carnival rides, a junior parade, a 5K walk/run, a rhododendron show with awards, and finally the grand floral parade on Highway 101. It’s a huge family-friendly event that draws people from around the world.

Adelman Peony Gardens

Address: 5690 Brooklake Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97305 

Dates: April 27th to June 15th 2024

My son waves from behind a huge field of magenta peonies.
A field of magenta peony blossoms

The Adelman Peony Gardens is a hidden gem tucked away in Brooks, just north of Salem. With 30 acres of land dedicated to peony cultivation, the Adelman family has curated a collection of over 500 varieties of peonies, including new varieties each year.

@dinkumtribe Aside from the glory of millions of flowers in bloom, Adelman’s Peony Garden is a great place to shop for new plants for your garden. There’s a flower display that shows which ones are currently blooming, as well as a catslog to order from. My boys enjoyed running between the sections of different peony varieties, including some that had blooms as large as a person’s head! My teen girls had a great time walking through the display garden and soaking in the serenity. #flowerfields #peonies ♬ Peaceful and joyful pop with ukulele and whistle(1322918) – 314P

During the Open House (May 1-June 15), visitors can stroll through 30 acres of flower fields, explore the 2 acres of display gardens, or view the indoor peony bloom displays. We were all delighted with the huge blooms and vibrant colors in the peony fields – some blossoms were as large as our heads!

My oldest son with with face next to a cream colored peony that is almost the same size as his face.

The display gardens are beautifully designed with a variety of other flowers to complement the peonies. One of my sons loves lupine, so he was delighted to see several unique colors of tall lupine in bloom alongside the shorter peonies. The display garden is a great way to visualize how a peony plant will look in your home garden amongst other plants.

Photo from the display garden. The deep purple Larkspur blossoms contrast beautifully with the cream yellow peonies  and the blue sky and wooden trellis in the background.
The deep purple larkspur contrasts beautifully with the cream yellow peonies in the display garden

The gift shop has example blossoms of every variety of peony that Adelman’s offers in their catalog. I loved the board that showed exactly which varieties were currently in bloom, set up next to the cut flower bouquets.

A black board with several fresh peony blossoms labeled so that you can see which cut flowers are available. The Adelman Peony Gardens sign is in the background.
Aren’t the flower names fun?

Whether you prefer the classic elegance of the white peonies or the dramatic allure of the crimson ones, Adelman Peony Gardens is the best place to find fresh cut flowers or potted peonies to take home.

Portland Rose Festival

Address: multiple locations in Portland

Dates: May-June 2024

Pink and orange roses in full bloom.

Portland’s Rose Festival is a collection of special events and celebrations that runs through May and June each year, celebrating Portland as the City of Roses. The festival features a range of activities and events that cater to all interests and ages. From rose shows and parades to live music performances and delicious food vendors, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

A small area of the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, with hundreds of roses in bloom on a hillside.
A small area of the International Rose Test Garden in Portland

One of the must-see places for flower lovers during the Portland Rose Festival is the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. Dozens of varieties of rose bushes in every possible color and fragrance imaginable fill this award-winning rose garden. It’s one of our favorite places to enjoy a walk during a lunch date.

Brian and Jenn in front of a peach rose bush at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland Oregon.

Another fantastic place to visit during Rose Festival season is the Lan Su Chinese Garden. We visited on Memorial Day weekend and they had a beautiful peony bloom show on display throughout the garden buildings.

Brian looking over the koi pond at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, red roses in the background.

The traditional architectural features interspersed with the water features and natural beauty create an oasis of quiet in the busy downtown area.

Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland. Oregon flower festivals.
Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland

Several parades occur as part of Portland’s Rose Festival, but the biggest one is the Grand Floral Parade (June 8, 2024). Dozens of whimsical floats, decorated with natural materials like flowers, seeds, and leaves, make this one of the most unique parade experiences in the world.

Lavender Festivals 

Oregon is a prime place to grow lavender, and there are several festivals and special events dedicated to this beautiful herb. These events showcase not only the beauty of the flower but also its versatility and therapeutic qualities. Here are the top lavender events to check out.

Close up of bumblebee on a lavender blossom.

Helvetia Lavender Festival

Address: 12814 NW Bishop Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Dates: 1st and 2nd weekend in July (July 5-7 & July 12-14, 2024)

Brian and one of our kids walking past the Helvetia Lavender fields.

We visited the Helvetia Lavender Festival during the pandemic, and even though it wasn’t as large as it has now become, we had a fantastic day. Our kids loved the fun activities and strolling through the gorgeous fields of purple-topped stalks. 

Our three boys enjoying lavender cookie ice cream sandwiches with lavender fields behind them.
Our boys enjoying lavender cookie ice cream sandwiches on a hot day

The 2024 Helvetia Lavender Festival will include over 30 vendors, u-cut lavender fields, tasty lavender treats and live music. This lavender festival also supports non-profit relief work in Ukraine.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show

Address: 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132

Dates: July 13-14, 2024

bunches of cut lavender

“A Celebration of Art, Food and all things Lavender” pretty much sums up this festival. Artists will display their original works created in local lavender fields during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out event (prior to the festival). Vendors and food carts will offer delicious treats, unique crafts and lavender products of all kinds. Admission is free.

Southern Oregon Lavender Trail

Address: multiple lavender farms

Dates: June 23-25 & July 14-16, 2024

Our daughter running through a field of lavender.

This year six different lavender farms are participating in the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail. From lavender-infused foods to artisanal products, there are endless ways to enjoy this herb.

Take a moment to savor a lavender-infused ice cream or sip on a lavender-infused lemonade, sample lavender essential oils and aromatic gifts, or just cut your own bunch to take home and enjoy.

Lavender plant in bloom.

Swan Island Dahlias

Address: 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, OR 97013

Dates: August through September

Nestled along the banks of the Willamette River in Canby, Oregon, Swan Island Dahlia Farm is the largest dahlia grower in the United States and boasts over 40 acres of stunning dahlia fields. With more than 360 dahlia varieties on display, the Annual Dahlia Festival is a paradise for flower enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Pink and white variegated dahlias. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash.
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

One of the highlights of Swan Island Dahlias is the opportunity to wander through the flower fields at your own pace, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of these flowers. You can also purchase a cut flower bouquet, order dahlias for your own garden, enjoy local food carts and live music, or just browse the gift shop.

Swan Island Dahlia Farm offers picnic tables and permits you to bring your own food, so you can enjoy a romantic picnic surrounded by beautiful flowers. They also offer classes throughout the festival, to help you make the most of your dahlias (pre-registration required for most classes).

Sunflower Fields

Sunflower field with sunflowers facing away from camera.

Several farms in the Portland and Salem areas offer sunflower fields in late July, August and September prior to opening their pumpkin patches at the beginning of October. Labor Day weekend is typically a great time to enjoy the sunflowers. Here are some farms that offered sunflowers last year – be sure to check their websites or social media pages for 2024 updates.

West Union Gardens 

Address: 7775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Hillsboro, OR

Dates: TBD end of July through August

Details: offers U-cut sunflowers, sunflower field photography, and other seasonal produce

Sauvie Island Farms

Address: 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd Portland, OR 97231

Dates: TBD

Details: offers U-cut sunflowers

Orange and yellow sunflower with bees in center.

Topaz Farm

Address: 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland OR 97231

Dates: TBD

Details: 14 acres of sunflower maze to explore!

Lee Farms

Address: 21975 SW 65th Ave. Tualatin, OR

Dates: August 2-18 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Details: ticketed event includes sunflower fields, sunflower maze, one sunflower to take home, hay rides, kids farm activities and more. Lee Farms also hosted dinner events in the sunflowers.

Sunflower with bees.

Yesteryear Farms

Address: 26801 SW Stafford Rd. Wilsonville OR 97070

Dates: TBD

Details: ticketed event with acres of sunflowers and nearly a mile of pathways among the flowers with multiple photo ops, includes a bloom to take home.

French Prairie Gardens

Address: 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul OR 97137

Dates: TBD

Details: sunflower fields, sunflower dinners, classes and more.

Enjoy Oregon’s best flower fields, gardens and farms!

Our daughter in the middle of rows of colorful tulips. Oregon flower festivals.

We’ve been to many of these flower festivals as a family or individually, and it’s always a fun and thrilling experience to be surrounded by blossoms! Let me know if I’ve missed any Oregon flower festivals that should be included.

©️ Copyright Jennifer D. Warren, 2024.

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I’m Jenn Warren, Co-Founder and Content Creator for Dinkum Tribe. I'm a Third Culture Kid (TCK) from Jamaica and California, married to my college sweetheart. I've been a missionary kid, pastor’s kid and (former) pastor’s wife. My husband and I traveled as pastors for 12 years throughout the United States and Canada before becoming travel content creators.

I love living in Oregon and exploring new places with my family. We’ve road tripped over 30,000 miles across the United States and Western Canada with our six children since their infancy. Prior to our marriage, I also lived in Spain for a summer and spent another summer in Mexico.

I’ve homeschooled our six children for over 10 years, and served on the board of a homeschool co-op for 4 years. Several members of our family are neurodivergent (gifted, ADHD, cPTSD), and I’ve spent 5+ years learning how to accommodate neurodivergent needs as well as supporting the resultant mental health challenges (anxiety, depression).

I’ve also served as a support group leader and co-director of Pure Life Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports families struggling with sexual addiction.

I write about family travel and road trips, millennial marriage, general parenting, homeschooling, parenting neurodivergent children, grief, and abuse recovery.