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.

Annual events have been updated to reflect covid-19 closures…

Arts Trail (Joseph)
Arts Trail (Upper Valley)
Annual Events
  • Ruby Peak Film Festival
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Joseph Art Walk
    Downtown Joseph / 1st Saturday in June
  • WVMA Summer Courthouse Concert Series
    Wallowa County Courthouse – North Side, Enterprise / Thursdays, June-August
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Summer Fishtrap: Weeklong workshops and lectures at the south end of Wallowa Lake, focusing on writing in the West.
    United Methodist Camp, Wallowa Lake / 2nd Week in July
    (Virtual this year)
  • Tamkaliks Celebration
    Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center – Homeland Project
    70956 Whiskey Creek Rd, Wallowa / 3rd Weekend in July
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Summer Classic Festival: A three-day classical music , art and literature series.
    Various locations in Wallowa County / End of August
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Maxville Annual Gathering: Celebrating our intercultural logging heritage
    Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center, Wallowa / August
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Juniper Jam
    Celebrate musical diversity at the sweetest little music festiv
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Hells Canyon Mule Days
    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
    Joseph’s quiet season of color is home to vibrant creativity.
    Various Locations, Joseph / Mid September
    (Virtual this year)
  • Oregon Alpenfest & Quilting on the Dry Side
    Polka dance your way through the only Swiss-Bavarian fest in the West.
    Edelweiss Inn, Wallowa Lake / Last weekend of September
    (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Community Christmas Concert
    Josephy Center for Arts & Culture, Joseph / Sunday before Christmas