Oregon's Favorite Main Street
"The festival has been taking over the small downtown for the last 17 years, bringing in throngs of tourists and locals alike for four days of UFO-themed festivities. There are lectures, live bands, vendors and balls, but the highlight of the weekend is Saturday's alien-themed parade, run by the McMinnville Downtown Association, which winds through the streets of the town.
People packed the sidewalks, four-deep in some places, to get a view of the costumed paraders. There were plenty of big-headed green creatures and Star Wars characters throughout the 30-minute procession, but they walked among sights more unusual."
—Jamie Hale, The Oregonian
The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.
Opening May 12 through October 13 • Join us every Thursday from 1–6PM!
Come join us for an informative talk about initiatives affecting the downtown over breakfast!
What would Halloween be without costumes and treats?!
Start the holiday off right with Santa's Parade in downtown McMinnville!
Support your local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday! Head downtown on Saturday, November 28th to check out some great deals and sales.