Wrap up summer in Albany August 22-24, 2014 at the community’s signature event, the ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival at Timber-Linn Memorial Park and Albany Municipal Airport. This is the free Festival’s 15th year:
- More than 70 Northwest artists display and sell their wares. Art includes pottery, jewelry, metalwork, wood craft, paintings, fused glass, toys, and photography.
- Hot-air balloons launch at dawn each morning sponsored by AmeriGas of Albany/Salem. Rides are available for a fee. Contact Albany Parks & Recreation at 541-917-7766.
- The 3 Little Bees — Joey, Lily, and Joelly — will buzz the skies over Albany during the Festival. All three hot-air balloons are accessible to people with disabilities. These balloons are sponsored by Walmart and ATI.
- The hot-air balloon Night Glow happens Friday night with music by Journey tribute band Stone in Love.
- Live music performances, featuring professional and amateur talent from the mid-Willamette Valley, are scheduled on the Festival Stage Friday and Saturday, sponsored by Oregon Freeze Dry.
- Neal McCoy will perform on the Oregon Freeze Dry Festival Stage on Sunday.
- From crafts, live demonstrations, active play, and the Reptile Man mobile unit, everyone in the family will find something to do in the locally-owned Red Robin Family Zone.
- Blue Oyster Cult and Bachman & Turner share the Oregon Amphitheater stage on Saturday. Fireworks over Timber Linn Lake follow the concert. Admission is free and all who attend will be issued a nontransferable wristband.
- The Festival’s Art of Cars show will feature Studebakers, orphan cars, and an open class on Saturday near the Festival Stage, presented by Lassen Toyota, Northwest Toyota Dealers, Toyota Let’s Go Places and the Willamette Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers’ Club.
- Free Young Eagles airplane flights for kids ages 8-17 are part of activities at Albany Municipal Airport. Some 200 kids took these flights in 2013.
- Northwest wines and microbrews and international foods are available all three days. Gilgamesh Brewing will host a beer garden in the main Festival venue and, on Saturday during the Main stage concert, in the Amphitheater.
Parking is $5 on all three days.
More than 60,000 attended the 2013 Northwest Art & Air Festival.