Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, attended, sponsored, or partnered with us yesterday. We had a great day and the weather even cooperated with us! I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tips and Tricks

It's July 3rd! I hope you're here because you're coming to see us today. A couple tips:
- If you're not attending the concert, plan to view the fireworks from the Resort Hill. It's the best place to see them!
- Bring cash. Lots of the tasty food booths and other fun will be cash only.
- If you are a Silverton Resident, bring your ID. If you are a member, bring your card. You need proof for free admission.
- Sunscreen! Even if it's overcast you can still get burned.
- If you're attending the concert, chairs must be no taller tan 30".
- Please leave your furry friends at home on this day. Fireworks scare them!

Look around the rest of the blog for important information and we'll see you at the Garden!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Music Preview

For those of you that are unfamiliar with our performers this year, here are some youtube gems to get you as excited as we are about this year's show!

Portland Cello Project playing Kanye West's "All the Lights"

Pickwick playing "Window Sill"

Ben Rue in the Salem's Got Talent Finals (In the second half he sings "Crazy Girl" by the Eli Young Band)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Volunteer on July 3rd!

We're still looking for volunteers! Take a look at the positions below and let us know if you're interested.

Join us for our annual July 3rd Celebration concert & fireworks! This year's festivities will also include a small Cider Festival, Games, Activities, Pipe Dreams Aviary show, and a Dunk Tank. We will need a lot of volunteer help and will have afternoon and evening shifts available. 

Volunteer with a friend or family member and we will do our best to assign you to the same area. 

Available Volunteer Positions & Shifts 
Cider Fest:
- Servers
- Keg Changers/Ice
- Ticket Booths
- Glass Sales 
Shifts: 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. & 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Games & Activities: 
- Ticket Taker @ Bounce House 
- Dunk Tank 
- Games (5 areas; include milk bottle game, duck pond, plinko, sidewalk chalk monitor, bubble area, hula hoops/jump rope etc) 
- Admissions 
- Greeters 
Shifts: 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. & 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

- Lower Gate (admissions & checking wristbands) 
- Upper Gate (selling & checking wristbands) 
- Oregon Garden booth (sand chair rentals, sunscreen, etc sales) 
Shift: 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

To sign up, or for more information, 
contact Beth Maurer, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 503-874-2533. 
For more information about the 2012 July 3rd Celebration, visit

The Oregon Garden is always seeking volunteers. Positions include garden greeters, gift shop helpers, gardeners and office helpers. We also need volunteers for some new projects, so if you have volunteered before you can get involved again with some new projects.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Concert Announcement

This year's show will feature the Portland Cello Project, Pickwick and Ben Rue.
Click below for more information and to give them a listen.

6pm-7pm Ben Rue

7:30pm-8:30pm Pickwick

9pm-10pm Portland Cello Project

Visit the Concert page for more information about attending!

Monday, May 14, 2012

July 3rd, 2012

Hey Everyone! Visit this blog for updates on July 3rd. We'll announce the concert acts here as well as other details about the day.
It's going to be a great event packed with activities for everyone in the family so make sure to mark your calendars and kick off your Independence Day celebration with fun at The Oregon Garden!