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Events and Festivals

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce sponsors and/or participates in a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Visitors will find no shortage of things to do and see when in town. For more information on any of the following events, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (541) 889-8012 or visit their website at www.ontariochamber.com.

January
• Ontario Chamber Annual Banquet

February
• Center Ball
• Soroptomist “Wine & Chocolate”
• Basque Dinner & Dance

March
• ONTCCY-Ontario Chamber fundraiser/networking event

April
• Easter Egg Hunt
• Fireman’s Ball
• Pops Concert

May
• Annual Bull Riding Burnout, Fruitland, Idaho
• Apple Blossom, Payette, Idaho
• Fruitland Spring Fair & Parade, Fruitland, Idaho
• Big Loop Rodeo, Jordan Valley
• Gem State Horse Show

Nyssa Nite Rodeo

June
• America’s Global Village Festival On the first Saturday of June, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce hosts the American’s Global Festival at Lions Park in Ontario. The festival displays authentic cultural villages, including African, Basque, German, Hawaiian, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, pioneer and Scottish. Each village features food, arts & crafts, cultural demonstrations and free youth activities. The opening ceremonies will include a costumed parade through the park. The main stage will highlight cultural entertainment throughout the day.
• Relay for Life
• Nyssa Nite Rodeo, Nyssa
• Old Time Fiddlers Festival, Weiser, Idaho
• Japan Nite Obon Festival
• Gem State Horse Show
• Great Owyhee Ride

July
• 4th of July Fireworks
• 4th of July Rodeo/Oregon Trail Days, Vale
• Snake River Motorcycle Rally
• Thunderegg Days Festival, Nyssa
• Gem State Horse Show
• Summer Farm Festival

August
• Malheur County Fair and Rodeo
• Gem State Horse Show
• Ontario Air Faire

September
• Cornfield Maze

October
• Cornfield Maze
• Downtown October Faire
• TVCC Rodeo

November
• Veterans Day Parade
• Sting - TVCC Foundation
• Downtown Holiday Open House
• Holiday Fair at the Fairgrounds
• Festival of Trees

Santa

December
• Winter Wonderland Parade Ontario is known for its wonderful annual Winter Wonderland Christmas Parade – the largest Christmas parade in our region. It is held on the first Saturday of December. Although the weather may be cold, the people of Ontario are warm and friendly. We invite you to join us to watch the wonderful Christmas Parade and enjoy the mix of local entries of floats, marching bands, dignitaries and, of course, the big guy himself, Santa Claus!
• Holiday Fair at the Fairgrounds

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