Grande Ronde Spring Fest ’14 and Birdathon
Held at the peak of spring migration, this festival is perfect for the birder, cultural visitor, and outdoor enthusiast alike.
The event kicks off with a Thursday night art walk through downtown La Grande, or drop in to the Irish Session hosted by Traditional-Live! for reels, arias, polkas and walltzes. End Thursday night with a live performance by Blues Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Lloyd Rae at Ten Depot Street.
On Friday, enjoy shopping, visit history at the Union County Museum or the museums at Hot Lake Springs, ride the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway, or hike on Mount Emily Recreation Area. At dusk, head into downtown La Grande for the perennial favorite twilight Ag and Timber Parade, featuring big rigs and ag equipment rolling down the street with lights aglow. Drop by the Bird Festival kick-off event with live music, refreshments, and a lecture by Gary Ivey, “Sandhill Cranes of the Pacific Flyway.”
Saturday starts early for bird watchers, with guided tours at Ladd Marsh starting at 4:45AM. Plein air artists will be at the Marsh creating amazing works of art on Saturday from 9AM to noon. Events and activities for Junior Birders, birds of prey presentation, and stationed viewing all day long.
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