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2017 Silver Falls Christmas Festival

We are busy getting ready for our 40th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 11am-4pm in the South Falls Day-Use Area with additional activities at the Silver Falls Conference Center. We will be posting more detailed event information here within the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Silver Falls Special Events Flyer 2017

Join us for the Silver Falls Christmas Festival!


Join us Saturday, December 10 for the 39th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival! Please note that this year’s event is one day only. A more detailed schedule for the festival will be posted here at a later date, so be sure to check for updates!

Silver Falls Star Party is coming!

Join us Saturday, August 27th, for our 12th annual Silver Falls Star Party! The event will be held from 9 pm to midnight and will feature telescopes hosted by astronomers from Salem’s Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club. Bring a blanket and warm clothes for an evening of stargazing!

The event is free, but visitors must purchase a $5 day-use parking permit.

We hope to see you there!Silver Falls 12th Annual Star Party Flyer 2

Talks & Hikes: March 31 – April 30

March 31-April 30, 2016 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

Fall 2015 Newsletter

FoSF Fall 2015 NewsletterFall 2015 Newsletter

Click on the links above to discover what our wonderful Friends of Silver Falls have been up to this past Fall. 

Our park wouldn’t be the special place we all love without their help – “Friends” indeed!

38th Annual Christmas Festival

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This year’s Christmas Festival at Silver Falls was another big hit!  Well over 5,000 visitors braved the weather and enjoyed the weekend festivities.

A HUGE thanks goes to our many dedicated volunteers, partners, and staff.

The Statesman Journal also came up and graciously covered the activities:  Statesman Journal Link

Gingerbread CrafterAmeriCorps Reindeer ElfBell ChoirSanta HugCute CraftersWreath MakingRoundhouse BandStory TellingBird Nest Box Builder

Ready, Set, …GO! for State Parks Day and the Silver Falls Challenge Race

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State Parks Day including the Silver Falls Challenge Race is less than 2 weeks away – Saturday, June 6th!

Be sure to register before May 28th to run behind 2 waterfalls – South and Lower South Falls!  (See links below for registration fees.)

State Parks Day is also a day full of FREE activities at Silver Falls:

  • FREE Day-Use Parking and Overnight Camping (Call 800.452.5687 for reservations)
  • FREE BBQ while the tasty food lasts
  • FREE Guided Waterfall Tour
  • FREE Coloring Contest and Scavenger Hunt for the kids


Talks & Hikes Schedule May 1 – 14

May 1-14, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guides

The 37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival is less than 2 weeks away!  Check out what we have in store this year:

2015 Mother’s Day Event Guide V1.2

2015 Mother’s Day Park Interior Directions V1.0

No registration is required for any event activities but please arrive early as hikes leave promptly at listed times.

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