Things to Do in Corvallis

Things to Do in Corvallis, Oregon

Benton County has an abundance of leisure activities to choose from, with more than 50 parks, wildlife refuges and open spaces. There are public and private recreational facilities for tennis, racquetball, golf, swimming, fitness, soccer, softball, basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, karate and horseback riding; 105 miles of on-street bike lanes and 21 miles of off-street bicycle and multimodal paths and over 2,000 acres in parks, trails and open space.

Backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, camping, rafting, skiing, mountain biking and bike touring are all popular with area residents. Corvallis is located within two hours of the Cascades Mountains and an hour from the beautiful Oregon Coast. Freshwater fishing for trout and steelhead is excellent in the surrounding rivers and streams.

Outdoor Trails Near Corvallis
  1. McDonald-Dunn Research Forest
    Corvallis, Willamette Valley
  2. Luckiamute State Natural Area
    Albany, Willamette Valley
  3. Avery Park Rose Garden
    Corvallis, Willamette Valley
  4. Alsea Falls
    Alsea, Willamette Valley
  5. Alsea Falls Trail System
    Monroe, Willamette Valley
  6. Peavy Arboretum
    Corvallis, Willamette Valley
  1. Tyee Wine Cellars
    Corvallis, Willamette Valley
  2. Harris Bridge Vineyard
    Philomath, Willamette Valley
  3. Airlie Winery
    Monmouth, Willamette Valley
  4. Springhill Cellars Winery
    Albany, Willamette Valley
  5. Benton-Lane Winery
    Monroe, Willamette Valley
  6. 3 Fools Winery
    Monmouth, Willamette Valley
Culture & Attractions in Corvallis, Oregon

Major musical events and ballet are held here and in nearby communities. The University Theater, the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus, the restored Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis and the theatre at Corvallis High School offer plays, symphony concerts, lectures, conferences and seminars throughout the year. The OSU/Corvallis Symphony, the Corvallis Youth Symphony, the Corvallis Repertory Singers and the internationally known Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir provide performances year-round. Corvallis film lovers can choose from two national multiplexes and a locally owned, four-screen art cinema located in the heart of downtown, as well as two annual film festivals.

The Oregon State Beavers are a favorite draw for sports enthusiasts. Home games of OSU football attract as many as 46,300 spectators. Basketball games, gymnastics meets and baseball games are major events as well.

Corvallis Parks and Recreation provide year-long programs for children and adults. The Corvallis Senior Center has wonderful programming for our seniors, and the Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center provides workout, recreation and martial arts classes, in addition to an array of other life enriching classes in everything from cooking to ceramics.

Annual Events in Corvallis, Oregon
  1. Three-day wine tastings at Benton County wineries over the Memorial Day weekend.
  2. Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in June featuring professional classical performers who grew up in the Corvallis area.
  3. Red, White and Blue Festival, which features blues music and many family activities before the annual fireworks display on the waterfront on the Fourth of July.
  4. Philomath Frolic & Rodeo in July.
  5. da Vinci Days, a three-day celebration of art, science and technology the third weekend in July.
  6. Benton County Fair, a celebration of local agriculture and crafts every summer in early August.
  7. Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire at the end of summer.
  8. Corvallis Fall Festival, an arts celebration the fourth full weekend in September.