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Local Happenings: Explore events at the Balch & in communities around the region

Upcoming Events at the Balch

spring 2023

No events currently scheduled. See below for other area happenings and check back as we add events throughout the year. You can also sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know!

2023 Calendar of Area Events

Located where Oregon's wild & scenic high desert meets the vibrant Columbia Gorge, the Balch Hotel is a short, scenic drive to happenings in both regions (15 minutes to The Dalles, 30-40 minutes to Maupin and Hood River). Ask us for our must-see stops along the way!


🗓 May 25 – 29: SOAK * 2023, Regional Burning Man gathering for OR, WA, ID; Tygh Valley

🗓 May 27: Wildflower Crown Workshop, benefit for CultureSeed; White Salmon

🗓 May 28: Live music with Megan Alder at Jacob Williams Winery, Wishram

🗓 June 3: TroutFest, Festival celebrating fly fishing on the Lower Deschutes River, Maupin

🗓 June 8 – 11: Maupin Madness 2023, Motorcycle Rally and 10th anniversary festival


🗓 June 24: Gorge Ride 2023, scenic group bike ride, Columbia Gorge Historic Hwy

🗓 Aug 11 – 13: Dufur Threshing Bee

🗓 Aug 12: Cruise the Gorge classic car show, Sorosis Park The Dalles

🗓 Aug 17 – 20: Wasco County Fair & Rodeo, Tygh Valley

🗓 Sept 9: Tygh Valley Classic Car Show

🗓 Sept 16: Archaeology Roadshow – Live in The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center


🗓 Sept 22 – 23: Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree

🗓 Sept 23 – 24: Maupin Ride – Row – Run Triathlon

🗓 Oct 7: Hood River Hops Fest

🗓 Oct 13 – 15: Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

🗓 Oct 22: Columbia Gorge Marathon, Hood River


🗓 Dec 10: Dufur Hometown Christmas

Have an upcoming event our guests might like to know about? Email your community happenings to courtney@balchhotel.com.

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