Category Archives: Educational Events

10th Annual Star Party Event Guide

2014 Star Party Event Guide JPEGBring the whole family for a night of stargazing at the Old Ranch on Saturday, August 30th form 9 pm to Midnight!

10th Annual Star Party

2014 Star Party PosterSilver Falls State Park, the Friends of Silver Falls, and Salem’s NightSky 45 Astronomy Club would like to invite you to join us for a night of stargazing at the Old Ranch on Saturday, August 30th from 9pm – Midnight.

36th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival Event Guide

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2014 Mother’s Day Event Guide

Hot off the press!  Another fun-filled schedule is all set for the Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival at Silver Falls State Park on May 10th & 11th.  Be sure to contact Silver Falls State Park to pre-register for these FREE activities:

 – Owl Prowl Kickoff on Friday, May 9th from 8-10pm at the Old Ranch

- Guided birding walks with professional birding guide, Steve Shunk

- Sketching Classes with professional illustrator, Christine Elder

Saturday and Sunday’s pre-registered activities are listed in the Event Guide with ** next to the description.

Pre-Registration Contact:

Katharine Kuhlman

503-873-8681 ext 24

2014 36th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival

2014 Mother's Day Festival Poster Picture

Bring your whole family and join us at Silver Falls State Park for the 36th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival!  This year’s event runs

May 10th & 11th from 10 am – 4 pm

but kicks off early with a evening Owl Prowl** at the Old Ranch on May 9th from 8-10pm (**pre-registration required, see poster for details).  Also be sure to pre-register for FREE professionally guided bird walks and sketching classes throughout the weekend.  Live raptor shows, guided plant walks, native plant sales, bird box building, kid’s crafts, and a wildflower show in the Lodge are always favorites.  We hope to see you all at the Falls!

Click the link below for a PDF copy of this year’s poster.

2014 Mother’s Day Festival Poster

2014 Annual Events

2014 Annual Events Flyer PictureConsider yourself invited to each of our 2014 Annual Events at Silver Falls State Park!

For a Copy, click the picture above or the link below:

2014 Annual Events Flyer Updated

36th Annual Christmas Festival Event Guide

2013 Christmas Festival Event Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Silver Falls as we’ve begun to decorate the South Falls Lodge!  Now you and your family can check out what will be happening at this year’s 36th Annual Christmas Festival.

To Download a PDF Copy follow link below:

2013 Christmas Festival Event Guide

36th Annual, 2013 Christmas Festival

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Everyone is invited to get in the holiday spirit at Silver Falls State Park’s 36th Annual Christmas Festival!  The event is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, 2013, in the South Falls Historic District.

For the festival, the park’s Historic District is transformed into a Christmas wonderland featuring decorated trees and thousands of lights. Enjoy the sound of the holidays each day with music provided by local musicians and choral groups. Families can grab a cookie, a cup of cocoa, and gather around the fireplace in the South Falls Lodge to hear a ranger tell seasonal stories each afternoon.  Be sure to join in the numerous make-and-take projects such as holiday cards, gingerbread houses, festive ornaments, genuine wreaths, nature crafts, and more.

Check back here for a more detailed Event Guide when available!

Admission to the 36th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival is FREE  ($5.00 day use parking fee applies).