Community Events 2021

In Happy Valley, we prescribe to the motto that a City that plays together stays together.

We are all about planning fun activities and events that give neighbors, parents, schoolmates, and business owners opportunities to have fun together.

Dumpster Day

Saturday, June 12, 8am – Noon (Happy Valley Park)

What better way to finish up your spring cleaning than to take your unwanted items to Happy Valley’s Dumpster Day event. The annual event occurs the second Saturday in June and Happy Valley residents can drop off items that still have life in them, or broken items that need to be disposed of.

Fourth of July Family Festival

2021 Cancelled

This day-long festival begins in the morning with a morning hike hosted by the Happy Valley Hikers, followed by a community parade where everyone is invited to participate. Throughout the day at Happy Valley Park, visitors can enjoy live music, various inflatable structures, carnival games, a variety of food and business vendors, and a lively beer garden. The event concludes with one of the best firework displays in the area. Entry to the park and most activities are completely free for visitors to enjoy.

Summer Concerts

Thursdays, July – August

Concerts in the Valley Each summer, Happy Valley hosts a Thursday night concert series at Happy Valley Park. Evening concerts are “festival style” seating. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy this free, 7-week concert series.  Come and enjoy a fun night out with friends. The stage is located by the Gazebo, and conveniently close to the splash pad and play area.  Food & Beverage/Beer & Wine are available for purchase.

The Concerts in the Valley series is sponsored by: Sun Glow Heating & Air Conditioning, Johnson RV, Kona Ice, Valley Public House, Mt. Scott Family Dental, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Water Environment Services.

Concerts in the Park Every Friday in August, 6:30-8:30 pm. Want more summer concerts? The Happy Valley Library is hosting a concert series at Village Green Park (across from the library). Concert-goers can spend a relaxing Friday evening in the park, enjoying a variety of musical genres.

The Concerts in the Park series is sponsored by the Friends of the Happy Valley Library.

Happy Valley’s Got Talent!

Happy Valley’s Got Talent is headed to summer concerts!! Do you have a hidden talent you’re waiting to share with the valley? From singing, dancing, juggling, magic tricks, to playing an instrument, you name it, we want to see what unique talents you have! With summer concerts back on the books, we decided to mix things up during intermission this year, scouting for Happy Valley’s finest talent acts to compete for a handful of awesome prizes!!

National Night Out

National Night Out Happening at Happy Valley Park
Tuesday, August 3rd
Location: Happy Valley City Park

National Night Out, held each year the first Tuesday in August, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

In Happy Valley, National Night Out has typically boasted individual neighborhood block parties with local emergency responders and City officials making brief visits to groups as time permits. This year, in efforts to maximize connections and celebrate community togetherness, the City, in partnership with Happy Valley Police Department, Clackamas Fire District #1, and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are joining forces to bring the fun to one central location, which will better ensure everyone gets a chance to be part of the excitement.

Our National Night Out celebration gets bigger and better every year. Let’s continue growing this event and keep crime out of our community!

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Oktoberfest & Harvest Fest

2021 Cancelled

With the safety of residents, visitors, vendors, and staff in mind, the City of Happy Valley has elected to cancel this year’s Oktoberfest event and prioritize the health of community.

With continued high levels of COVID cases, the Oregon Healthy Authority has reinstated safety regulations and is discouraging large, in person gatherings. While the City looked at several alternative ways to bring this family-friendly event to fruition, it concluded it is simply unable to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all, while also remaining fiscally responsible.

The City would like to acknowledge this situation is incredibly disappointing. The City had been planning Oktoberfest for quite some time and was eager to welcome residents and visitors alike to this event. It was not an easy decision by any means, but one that was made in the best interest of public health.

The City is looking forward to bringing more community events to Happy Valley as soon as possible.  In the meantime, residents are encouraged to stay tuned for event updates and announcements by following the City of Happy Valley Facebook page.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick-off your holiday season with a warm celebration with community members. Come enjoy something warm to drink, a winter treat, and a seasonal celebration. Guests can enjoy carriage rides, visiting with Santa, carol singers, and the lighting the official Happy Valley tree.

Along with these fun events, throughout the year the City hosts a variety of other events and supports partner agency events. Check back here regularly for upcoming event information.


Stephani Hern

Parks & Recreation Supervisor

(503) 783-3819

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