Director's Note April 2017


The Director's Note is taken from the Chamber's monthly newsletter published in the Cottage Grove Sentinel on the first Wednesday of each month.  

Want to know what to look forward to in Cottage Grove this summer?
In addition to a summer schedule packed with events, the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce is working to bring our members more networking opportunities, more training opportunities and more information about local, state and federal issues that affect small businesses. Here are just a few of the events to look forward to this summer in Cottage Grove:
April 8th – Season Opener at Cottage Grove Speedway
Fast paced, high-octane action on one of the fastest ¼ mile dirt tracks in the Pacific Northwest!
April 22nd – Earth Day in Coiner Park and a group clean-up of the Historic District.
April 28th - Art Walk begins in Cottage Grove’s Historic District
On the last Friday of each month through October, local businesses stay open late and display the works of local artisans and craftsmen. 6-8pm at participating businesses. Look for the yellow flags!
May 21st – The Oregon Gran Fondo
This Italian-style bicycle event is great for families as well as experienced racers. Pick your course and ride some of the most scenic areas in Cottage Grove and all of Oregon.
May 29th – Memorial Day Celebration hosted by the Cottage Grove chapters of American Legion and VFW.
June 1st through 4th – Davis Shows Northwest Carnival in Bohemia Park.
June 24th – Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels at the Cottage Grove Airport
Aircraft and autos, modern and vintage on display from 11am to 4pm
June 28th through August 30th – Concerts in the Park at the Bohemia Park Amphitheater
FREE, family friendly outdoor concerts from 6:30-8pm (weather permitting) Bring the family, unplug, and enjoy great music and fun every Wednesday night.

July 7th & 8th – The Cottage Grove Rodeo
July 13th through 16th – Bohemia Mining Days at Coiner and Bohemia Parks.
Music, entertainment, games, food, vendors, a carnival and more. Don’t miss the Grand Miner’s Parade on Saturday!
July 22nd – The Chamber of Commerce Main Street Chili Cook-Off
Paired with KNND’s Rock, Roll, ‘N Rumble Car Show and Cruise, both events will take place in Historic Downtown Cottage Grove on Main Street. Cool cars and hot chili make this a good time for the entire family! All Day Saturday. The cruise starts at 6pm.
Also on July 22nd – The Rolf Prima Tri At The Grove
A top rated triathlon featuring Cottage Grove Lake and surrounding areas
July 24th – The Eugene Symphony returns to the Bohemia Park Amphitheater for a fantastic and FREE performance.
August 5th & 6th – Jim Wright Memorial Stearman Fly-In at the Cottage Grove Airport
Vintage Stearman aircraft on display and Biplane rides
August 18th through 20th – Western Oregon Exposition Family Heritage Fair and Timber Show
Crafts, livestock, fruits & vegetables, vendors, games, timber sports and more.
For details on these and other events, go to and check out our community events calendar. Add your events to the community calendar for free!


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