Events

December

Dodgeball with Santa

Team and Santa posing at the Dodgeball with Santa event.

A popular event that brings together teams in youth and adult divisions. Get your group of family, friends, or coworkers together to play classic Dodgeball with Santa Claus in attendance. There are plenty of opportunities for pictures with Santa and of your group as we usually turn the lights down and do glow in the dark Dodgeball. Come on out for a fun, yet competitive bracket to show us your best stuff. 

Skate with Santa

Take a day at the Pendleton Ice Rink to see a one-of-a-kind sight: Santa Claus on a Zamboni. Enjoy some laps around the ice rink, sip on hot cocoa from the concession stand, and spend time with friends and family for this favorite winter activity.

February

Daddy Daughter Dance
Tickets go on sale 12/26

Father and daughter on the dance floor at the Daddy Daughter Dance.

One of our largest event of the year, Daddy Daughter Dance is a decades-old tradition that brings together fathers and their daughters in K-8th grades. It takes place every year at the Pendleton Convention Center and sells out at 650 attendees. Every year, there is a theme that attendees love to dress up for. Along with a DJ spinning great tunes, we have prize drawings, a gift at the door, beverages, the famous chocolate fountain, light hors d'oeurves, and lots of fun and smiles. Thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, we are able to host this annual tradition and bring the community together.

March

Mother Son Dance
Tickets go on sale 12/26

Mother and son pose at the Mother Son Dance.

Held in the Pendleton Rec Center for mothers and their sons in K-5th grade, this annual dance has been growing every year since it started. It includes a fun theme, light hors d'oeurves, a great DJ, and a photo of the night. Themes in past years have been glow in the dark and superheros, so we always try to throw in something fun that will go over well with mother and their sons as they take the dance floor and spend an evening of quality time together. 

April

Mother Daughter Night

Mothers and daughters sit at tables playing bingo at Mother Daughter Night.

A night of fun, frolic, and mother-daughter bonding. Mother and their daughters in grades K-8th partake in a themed night filled with a central activity, games such as pop the balloon around the ankle, eat the donut on the string, Twister, and more. There can even been karaoke! Lots of prizes and great photo opportunities. Cameras are encouraged, and staff will help take pictures with you and your loved ones. Past themes include Princess Paint Party and Sweet Dreams Pajama Party. 

June

Movies in the Park

Our annual FREE movie series. It includes several weeks of free movies, pre-movie activities such as kickball, cornhole, flag football, and a concession stand serving up all your favorites: popcorn, soda, candy, and more! This series takes place at Community Park every summer in June and July, and it would not be possible without multiple generous community sponsors. If you are interested in sponsors, please call the Parks Office, 541-276-8100.

Aquatic Pepsi Blast

Attendees wade in the kiddie pool during the free pool day known as the Aquatic Pepsi Blast.

A free day at the pool with free drinks provided by Pepsi Bottling Company. Admission is free, and the concession stand is open with all your favorites for purchase. This event brings out a great crowd of people to enjoy the pool's water slides, zero-depth kiddie pool, 50-meter pool, and dive well all for FREE! As always, folks can bring their own food and toys to enjoy the great weather and fun atmosphere. 

July

Movies in the Park

Our annual FREE movie series. It includes several weeks of free movies, pre-movie activities such as kickball, cornhole, flag football, and a concession stand serving up all your favorites: popcorn, soda, candy, and more! This series takes place at Community Park every summer in June and July, and it would not be possible without multiple generous community sponsors. If you are interested in sponsors, please call the Parks Office, 541-276-8100.

Community Flea Market

Couple browsing tables at Community Flea Market.

An annual day in Roy Raley Park that brings the community together. Vendors get a 20 x 20 booth and sell their wares, which generally include household items, books, baby clothes and items, handmade items, and clothing. Community members join the fun by visiting the booths and purchasing items directly from the vendors. Children, families, and adults of all ages are welcome and make this event a great day in the park!

 

 

 

Wednesdays in the Park

Band and audience at the Wednesdays in the Park concert series.

Our annual FREE concert series takes place in Roy Raley Park on Wednesday evenings in late July and August. This event is made possible by several generous community sponsors. The concerts feature local bands from the Pacific Northwest region and California area. Enjoy delicious local foods from our food vendors, and sip a cold drink in the beer and wine garden. This event is open to all ages, family friendly, and attracts toddlers to grandparents. The shaded area around the theater provides a cooler area to watch live music on stage in Roy Raley Park. 

August

Wednesdays in the Park

Our annual FREE concert series takes place in Roy Raley Park on Wednesday evenings in late July and August. This event is made possible by several generous community sponsors. The concerts feature local bands from the Pacific Northwest region and California area. Enjoy delicious local foods from our food vendors, and sip a cold drink in the beer and wine garden. This event is open to all ages, family friendly, and attracts toddlers to grandparents. The shaded area around the theater provides a cooler area to watch live music on stage in Roy Raley Park. 

Aquatic Movie Night

Hop in the 50-meter pool and watch a family-friendly movie on an inflatable screen. After dark, the Pendleton Aquatic Center screens a great movie for all to see. Enjoy the film, splash around in the water, and munch on your favorite items from the concession stand. 

National Night Out

National Night Out Logo

National Night Out is the second Tuesday in August and is a night that takes place throughout the country. The Pendleton Police Department hosts this event and coordinates with Pendleton Parks and Recreation to provide locations for individuals, businesses, civic organizations, churches, and other groups to host block parties or BBQs at their local parks. The event is free and all are encouraged to attend. You can expect fun and good times that include visits from local police officers, city councilors, and fire personnel. 

September

Doggie Dip Day

Pet owners and dogs in the water during Doggie Dip Day.

After the chlorine is out of the pools for the season, we open up the Pendleton Aquatic Center for pooches of all kinds. They splash and play in the water having a grand time! For only $3 per dog, this event is very popular each year bringing pet owners together to enjoy the pool for the last event before the Aquatic Center closes for the season. It takes place every year two to three days after the pool closes for swimming. 

October

Halloween Carnival

Child playing bean bag toss at the Halloween Carnival.

One of our largest events of the year, the annual and FREE Halloween Carnival takes place at the Pendleton Convention Center. We set up booths of various kinds, have a costume walk, take pictures, serve popcorn, and enjoy seeing the community in all their wonderful costumes. This is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating and is open to all ages. The gym floor of the Convention Center fills with booths from youth groups, community groups, churches, local businesses, civic groups, and more who have booth with fishing, bobbing for gummy worms, face painting, and much, much more.