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Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 12 – 14, 2024Jan. 11th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 12 – 14, 2024

It's going to be a cold one in Salem this weekend! As we brace for uncharacteristically cold weather from an incoming winter storm, our community's warmth continues to shine through the local events that are planned. While we encourage everyone to get involved in the local happenings, your safety is the number one pri…
Elyssa at WhirLocal10 Staycation Ideas for Big Fun on a Small BudgetJul. 11th, 2024

10 Staycation Ideas for Big Fun on a Small Budget

Sometimes, the best vacation can be found right in your backyard—literally and metaphorically. Compared to a vacation, a "staycation" often means a break from your routine that doesn't require a plane, train, or bus ticket or traveling far from your home. Whether you're working with a smaller budget, dealing with ti…
Elyssa at WhirLocalUltimate Backyard Games for Family Fun This 4th of JulyJul. 2nd, 2024

Ultimate Backyard Games for Family Fun This 4th of July

The 4th of July is the perfect holiday to gather with friends and family and have fun in the sun. This year, make your celebration extra memorable by bringing everyone together games in the park or backyard. From classic favorites to newer challenges, here's a few of the best lawn games to entertain guests of all ages…
Elyssa at WhirLocalPack Like a Pro: Tips for Efficient Travel PackingJun. 22nd, 2024

Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Efficient Travel Packing

Packing for a trip can sometimes feel like an impossible task, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or a month-long adventure. Efficient packing can save you space and weight while also reducing stress! Here are a few top tips to help you pack smartly and travel better. 1. Start with a Packing List Be…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 5 – 7, 2024Jan. 4th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 5 – 7, 2024

As we step into a brand new year full of promise and potential, Salem, Oregon is already buzzing with local events to kick off 2024. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, our community welcomes you to join in the fun and make the most of what our city has to offer this year. National Whip Cream Day at The…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own CityMar. 12th, 2024

Exploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own City

In the hustle and routine of daily life, it's easy to overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the cities we live in. Becoming a "tourist" in your own town is not just a way to break the monotony, but also a great opportunity to support local businesses and discover new-to-you places. Here are a few tips for "rediscoveri…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting StartedDec. 8th, 2022

3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting Started

If you are an avid reader, you likely enjoy spending as much quiet time as possible wrapped up in a good book. Reading doesn't have to be only a solitary pleasure, though. Starting a book club can be a great way to combine your love of reading with insightful social interaction. Here are some of the benefits of launch…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts for KidsOct. 5th, 2021

5 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall is a wonderful time of year to use your imagination and enjoy fall crafts with the kids. Here are five fall craft ideas that will keep the little ones entertained and provide some handmade fall decor for your home! Pumpkin Painting Pumpkins are a fall staple and perfect for kid-friendly crafts. However, car…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 29 – 31, 2023Dec. 28th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 29 – 31, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, Salem, OR, is gearing up for New Year's weekend with exciting events for everyone. Join the community in celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another with fun activities across the city. Open Mic Night at RiverCity Rock Star Academy Head over to Open Mic Night at Ri…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your AreaSep. 18th, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public LibraryJul. 31st, 2021

6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

Many people are unaware of the benefits public libraries provide to communities. From free Internet use to library programs for all ages, the library has something for everyone! Let's discuss 6 great reasons why you should visit and support the library in your community. 1. Free library cards It's true—most pu…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"Jul. 24th, 2021

5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"

Back to school season may be coming right around the corner, but summer break isn't over yet! To ease your kids back into school mode, we came up with a list of five educational summer activities you can squeeze into your schedule before your child returns to the classroom. 1. Summer Reading Club or Reading Challen…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 22 – 24, 2023Dec. 20th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 22 – 24, 2023

'Tis the season to be jolly in Salem, Oregon! This special time of year brings an extra sparkle to Salem, with a variety of events that capture the magic of the season. Join us as we unwrap a list of local events and activities happening this weekend. Magic at the Mill Join the Willamette Heritage Center for…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your AreaJul. 17th, 2021

5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

Discovering local history and culture is a fantastic way to spend your spare time and learn about where you live. Whether you are looking for something fun to do with kids or friends or want to find out more about the neighborhood you live in, here are a few activity ideas to get you started: 1. Look for Local Tour…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhere to See Holiday Light Displays in the Salem, Oregon Area (2023)Dec. 18th, 2023

Where to See Holiday Light Displays in the Salem, Oregon Area (2023)

The holidays in Salem, Oregon, are a time of enchantment and wonder, especially when it comes to the dazzling light displays throughout the area. From drive-through experiences to festive park setups, there's several great places to view holiday lights. Here's a guide to the best displays in and around Salem this 2023…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 15 – 17, 2023Dec. 14th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 15 – 17, 2023

It's mid-December in Salem, Oregon, and businesses and organizations across the city are hosting some wonderful events! Whether you're searching for live music, holiday mixers, or kid-friendly events with Christmas celebrities (like Santa and Buddy the Elf), Salem has something special in store. Here are just a few of…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 8 – 10, 2023Dec. 7th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 8 – 10, 2023

Another weekend is nearly upon us in Salem, Oregon, which means there's another great line-up of local events. Here are just a few to add to your calendar! Holiday Sparkles at Powerland Experience the magic of the holiday season at Powerland Heritage Park's Holiday Sparkles drive-thru event! For three weeken…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 1 - 3, 2023Nov. 30th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 1 - 3, 2023

December is nearly upon us in Salem, Oregon, and with it comes a magical transformation of the city. The streets twinkle with festive lights and decor, the air is filled with the sound of laughter and togetherness, and there's a great line-up of local events to usher in the holiday season. Downtown Salem Holid…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 24 – 26, 2023Nov. 22nd, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 24 – 26, 2023

From the team at WhirLocal Salem, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you—our local Salem community of friends and businesses that we know, like, and trust. After the Thanksgiving holiday is over, let the good times keep coming! Here are a few local events happening over the …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 17 – 19, 2023Nov. 16th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 17 – 19, 2023

Looking for something to do in Salem, Oregon this weekend? Here are 10 great events to add to your calendar. Live Performance - Native Stories with Ed Edmo Join Keizer Cultural Center in celebrating Native American Heritage Month as they welcome Ed Edmo, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, for a series…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 10 – 12, 2023Nov. 9th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 10 – 12, 2023

As November unfolds, Salem, Oregon continues to be a hub of exciting events and activities. Get ready to dive into a weekend filled with memorable experiences, starting right here with these upcoming local events. Heart of the Valley Home & Garden Show Come and be part of the Heart of the Valley Fall 202…
Elyssa at WhirLocalIndoor Children's Activities in Salem, Oregon to Save for a Rainy DayNov. 6th, 2023

Indoor Children's Activities in Salem, Oregon to Save for a Rainy Day

The rain is back in Salem and likely here to stay for a while, but that doesn't mean rainy days have to be a bummer for the kiddos! There's a treasure trove of indoor activities to explore right in your own neighborhood. Let's dive into a few local spots that can turn dreary days into indoor adventures and lasting mem…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 3 - 5, 2023Nov. 2nd, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 3 - 5, 2023

It's the beginning of a new month, and November brings another fresh wave of local events to Salem, Oregon. Whether you're in the mood for family-friendly activities, unique shopping experiences, art shows, or musical performances, Salem has something on the calendar for everyone. Quiltopia Oregon Quilt Show a…
Tim FahndrichThings to do in Salem, OR // Oct 27 - 29, 2023Oct. 27th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, OR // Oct 27 - 29, 2023

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of excitement and entertainment in Salem! From thrilling Halloween celebrations to family-friendly gatherings and unique shopping experiences, this weekend has it all. Salem is buzzing with events that promise unforgettable moments and cherished memories. So, grab your calendar, …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Oct 20 - 22, 2023Oct. 19th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Oct 20 - 22, 2023

The weekend is almost here, Salemites! Here are a few events that are going on in the area. The Great Junk Hunt Prepare for the excitement and sheer joy of remarkable discoveries! At the Great Junk Hunt, your treasure-hunting adventure awaits, promising not only fabulous vintage finds and unique home decor b…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Harvest Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in the Salem, Oregon AreaOct. 16th, 2023

5 Harvest Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in the Salem, Oregon Area

Fall is in full swing in Salem, Oregon, and the city and surrounding areas are bustling with seasonal delights. Whether you're looking to find the perfect pumpkin, navigate a twisting corn maze, spend time with cute farm animals, or simply savor the flavors of autumn, this guide to the area's best pumpkin patches and …

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