July 23rd - Aug. 20th: Perseids Meteor Shower

Originating from the constellation Perseus, this years summer astrological event peaks on August 17th. This is an normal year which means they will appear at at a max rate of about 80 per hour. Joseph, with its low light pollution and accessible parks, wilderness and open prairie is an ideal place for viewing.

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August 21: Solar Eclipse

Joseph Oregon will witness an almost total eclipse of the sun! The moon will begin its crossing around 9 am and will reach its peak about 10:30 am. Don't miss it!

August 24-27th: Wallowa County Thunder Run

The main event is open to anyone 21 and over and will take place at the Thunder Room at Chief Joseph Rodeo Grounds. There will also be free camping there as well. The show and shine and vendors will be located on Main street and the side streets of Joseph near Stubborn Mule. Some activities will be at Stubborn Mule as well as having a couple of guided rides and a poker run.

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August 26-27th: Dragons in the Wallowas

Come watch a human-powered 'Dragon Boat' race! Witness the color and team spirit when up to 30 teams compete for the 'Wallowas 7 Wonders Cup."

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September 8-10th: Hells Canyon Mule Days

Hells Canyon Mule Days is a three day fun family show with events and classes for every age and skill level. The event includes non-motorized parade, quilt show, exhibits and western art, cowboy poets gathering, mule and horse sales and pit BBQ.

Wallowa County Fairgrounds- Enterprise, OR. Sondra Lozier: (541) 426-3271, (541) 263-0104, (888) 323-3271

September 13th - 17th: Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts

Since 1982, the Annual Festival of Arts is THE signature art event in Wallowa County. Featuring over 100 artists! Our three-day gala event features an exhibit of fine art, an elegant Opening Night Artists' Reception, live music, quick draw, demonstrations, and workshops.

Sponsored by the Wallowa Valley Arts Council.

September 28 - 1st: Oregon's Alpenfest

Oregon's Alpenfest, a family-oriented, fun-filled Swiss-Bavarian festival, will take place Thursday through Sunday, with performances at the Edelweiss Inn at Wallowa Lake.

Polka dancing will return with teachers Randy and Ashley Thull as well as Swiss yodeler Arthur Brogli, the Tirolean Dancers of Oregon, local alphornist Bruce Coutant and accordionists galore.

Also featured will be Joseph Trading Post bratwurst, the official sausage of Alpenfest; Alpenfest Sauerkraut, and Terminal Gravity Vienna-style Alpenfest ale.

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