Special Events



Fun Forest Programs!

There is a lot to see and do at the Tillamook Forest Center. Join us for family-friendly activities and enjoyable interpretive nature programs on your next visit to the Tillamook Forest Center.

Click here to view our program schedule. More programs coming soon!

Upcoming special events are listed below.




Arbor Week Celebration

April 7 & 8, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Tree planting at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Family activities and special exhibits will be available throughout the day. You will be able to:

  • Create tree arts and crafts
  • Try your hand at a tree scavenger hunt to win a prize
  • And much more!
  • Step into the shoes of citizens who helped plant the Tillamook Burn and created the Tillamook State Forest! You are guaranteed to have a tree-mendous time!


Wildfire Awareness Month in May

May 5, 2018 (Saturday)

All day | See below for details

Will your home survive a wildfire? Do you know what part of your home is most vulnerable to fire? Visit the Tillamook Forest Center for answers to these questions, free information, demonstrations, and more during National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, part of Wildfire Awareness Month in Oregon.

  • Meet Smokey Bear at 11 am and 1 pm
  • Live Burn Table Demonstration at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm - Build a paper house and discover how the surrounding landscape can affect your home’s survivability from a wildfire.
  • The first 50 visitors on Saturday, May 5, will receive a FREE 8 ˝” X 11” color plant brochure (a $5 value)
  • Go on a fire scavenger hunt to win a prize
The Oregon Department of Forestry encourages home and property owners to take steps now to increase the fire-resistance of their structures.


Summer Steelhead Release

April 21 & 22, 2018 (Estimated Dates)

11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon! In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. After a short presentation, we will walk to Wilson River and release tiny, wild fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development. **Please Note** This is an estimated date. The release depends on when the fish are ready.


Celebrating Renewal: Visions in the Forest

June 13 - September 3, 2018

Indoor & outdoor art exhibit

Two Oregon artists, Elaine Treadwell and Beth O’Mahony, are collaborating to bring a series of sculptural installations into the woods around the Tillamook Forest Center. Their inspiration is to create a celebration of nature’s capacity for renewal, a place to reflect on the timelessness of being in the forest and encourage others to see the familiar with new eyes. The sculptures shape the space between trees, play with the sparkling light, and add new colors and patterns to the palette of the forest. Bring your playfulness and sense of wonder on your walk along the River View Trail.