Baker County

Visitors to Baker County will find a burgeoning arts & cultural scene. Each year, newcomers celebrate the arts and mingle with local artists at a multitude of galleries showcasing some of the finest works of local & regional artists. Popular annual arts and cultural festivals include the monthly First Friday Art Walk, the Baker Artists’ Studio Tour, numerous artisan craft fairs, and of course the one-of-a-kind Great Salt Lick Art Auction.

Baker County also hosts numerous music festivals, performances, and live theater productions by the Eastern Oregon Regional Theater and the Missoula Children’s Theater. For those visitors wanting to hone their own artistic skills, visitors can attend regularly scheduled classes at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in historic downtown Baker City. For more information about the arts in Baker County visits the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center website, or stop by the Baker County Chamber of Commerce for all types of visitor information, at 490 Campbell St.

Updated to reflect Covid-19 cancellations…

 Arts Trail
Annual Events
  • Powder River Music Revue: 
    https://www.facebook.com/PowderRiverMusicReview
    Named Oregon’s Best Music Festival – 2015. Free outdoor concert every Sunday afternoon.
    Geiser Pollman Park, Baker City / June-August
  • Haines Stampede Rodeo
    http://www.hainesstampede.com
    The 4th of July Parade and Community Arts in the Park.
    Highway 30, Haines / First Weekend of July
  • Little Big Show
    https://www.facebook.com/Thelittlebigshow
    Multiple galleries featuring 8×8 artwork benefiting local charities
    Downtown Baker City / August
  • Tribute Fest
    http://www.oregontributefest.com/
    Two day music of festival of Oregon’s best rock tribute bands. 
    Baker City / Mid-August
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival
    http://www.welikeemshort.com
    Oregon’s Best Fine Arts Event – 2014.
    Baker City / Thursday-Sunday, 3rd Weekend in August
    (Pending for 2020)
  • Oregon Trail Wagon Encampment at Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
    https://www.blm.gov/or/oregontrail/center-sights-encampment.php
    5 Miles East of Baker City, on HWY 86 / Labor Day Weekend
    (Pending for 2020)
  • Pine Fest Music Festival
    http://pinefest.org
    The charming small town of Halfway is also home to Oregon’s Best Music Festival.
    Pine Valley Fairgrounds, Halfway / Sept. 8-9
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Great Salt Lick Art Auction
    http://www.crossroads-arts.org/saltlick.php
    Where quirky art meets charity auction.
    Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City / Mid-September
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Baker Artist Studio Tour
    http://www.shorttermgallery.com
    A weekend of activities including the First Friday Art Walk, the downtown Taste of Baker and the Cast Iron Chef Cook-off at the Interpretive Center.
    Haines & Baker City / First Weekend of October
    (Pending for 2020)