Wallowa County

Wallowa County is known for its beautiflu landscapes, friendly people, and local artistry. It was home to the Wallowa Band of Nez Perce Indians. In recent years, the arts have blossomed with galleries and bronze foundaries, and a renewed interest in Nez Perce presence and culture.

Throughout the diverse geography of Wallowa County, you’ll find art shops, bronze statues, and businesses that serve up fine art, fine food, and locally crafted beers and spirits.

Enjoy concerts & culinary experiences, or attend rodeo and powwows. Register for a class at Summer Fishtrap or the Josephy Center for Arts & Culture. Stop by the Josephy Center for information, or visit the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce at 309 S. River St in Enterprise.

Arts Trail (Joseph)
Arts Trail (Upper Valley)
Annual Events
  • Ruby Peak Film Festival
    http://www.rubypeakfilmfest.com
    The OK Theater, Enterprise / March 23-27
  • Joseph Art Walk
    http://josephoregon.com/events/artwalk
    Downtown Joseph / 1st Saturday in June
  • WVMA Summer Courthouse Concert Series
    https://wvmusicalliance.org/courthouse-concert-series
    Wallowa County Courthouse – North Side, Enterprise / Thursdays, June-August
  • Summer Fishtrap: Weeklong workshops and lectures at the south end of Wallowa Lake, focusing on writing in the West.
    https://fishtrap.org/summer-fishtrap
    United Methodist Camp, Wallowa Lake / 2nd Week in July
  • Tamkaliks Celebration
    http://wallowanezperce.org
    Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center – Homeland Project
    70956 Whiskey Creek Rd, Wallowa / 3rd Weekend in July
  • Summer Classic Festival: A three-day classical music , art and literature series.
    Various locations in Wallowa County / End of August
  • Maxville Annual Gathering: Celebrating our intercultural logging heritage
    http://www.maxvilleheritage.org
    Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center, Wallowa / August
  • Juniper Jam
    http://wvmusicalliance.org/juniper-jam
    Celebrate musical diversity at the sweetest little music festival this side of the Cascades.
    Wallowa County Fairgrounds, Enterprise / September 2
  • Hells Canyon Mule Days
    http://www.hellscanyonmuledays.com
    Discover Oregon’s Western side in the heart of Wallowa County.
    Wallowa County Fairgrounds, Enterprise / September 8-10
  • 35th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts
    www.wallowavalleyarts.org
    Joseph’s quiet season of color is home to vibrant creativity.
    Various Locations, Joseph / Mid September
  • Oregon Alpenfest & Quilting on the Dry Side
    http://oregonalpenfest.blogspot.com
    Polka dance your way through the only Swiss-Bavarian fest in the West.
    Edelweiss Inn, Wallowa Lake / Last weekend of September
  • Community Christmas Concert
    http://josephy.org/events
    Josephy Center for Arts & Culture, Joseph / Sunday before Christmas