Things to Do in Corvallis
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie, have an artistic bent or love fairs and festivals, there’s something happening year round.
Plan your stay around our signature events and you’ll never lack for things to do in Corvallis. Show up for da Vinci Days, a three-day celebration of music, arts and science, or the Corvallis Fall Festival, a weekend festival showcasing artists from all over Oregon. Come for the Bounty of Benton County during Labor Day weekend and sample the stunning bounty of the Willamette Valley, or visit us for Memorial Day or Thanksgiving weekends and tour the local wineries.
Birding and Fishing, Hiking and Biking
Bird lovers will appreciate the birding “hot spots” in or near Corvallis, like the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area, Chip Ross and Avery Parks, and many other locations. The Corvallis Audubon Society offers frequent birding field trips on foot and on bike. And speaking of biking, did you know that Corvallis has over 60 miles of biking and hiking trails throughout town and into surrounding countryside? Many of our trails take you near prime fishing, swimming and nature-watching areas, too.
Arts and Culture
Corvallis is a vibrant community of artists and scholars, and it shows in the cultural events and attractions throughout the town. Tour the art along the Riverfront Commemorative Park or down Madison Avenue. Pick up one of our self-guided walking tours and see some of the beautiful old architecture in Corvallis. Visit the historic Majestic or Whiteside Theatres to take in a play or concert, or stop in to the Arts Center, or one of our many local art galleries, for an art showing.
Wine Tours, Sip Trips and More
Craving a brisk craft beer or a rich and lovely pinot noir? Visit one or several of the many boutique wineries in Benton County, stop in for a vodka or bourbon tasting at one of our distilleries, or tour the town sampling locally-brewed beers.