Peter Facinelli a.k.a. Dr. Carlisle Cullen from Twilight. October 12th


You’ve waited long enough! Guess who is coming to St. Helens, Oregon to light the pumpkin and for guest appearances on October 12th?
Welcome Peter Facinelli a.k.a. Dr. Carlisle Cullen from Twilight. Twilight was partially filmed in St. Helens, Oregon and has a walking tour of the various movie locations. Peter will be doing some special photo ops and Meet and Greets on October 12th. Information can be found at by clicking on the main menu bar above the train tracks on the top of the page or for tickets click the below link and make sure you scroll down.

1940’s Dinner & Big Band Fundraiser for St. Helens Senior Center November 2nd

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, November 2nd.  This will be a special night at the St. Helens Senior Center.  We will be hosting a 1940’s Dinner & Big Band Fundraiser featuring “Big River Big Band” with Director Larry Jackson.  The night will include a choice of a delicious prime rib or salmon dinner.  It will be an evening of dining and dancing reminiscent of the Big Band Era.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!

Location: 375 S. 15th Street, St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 5033973377
Name: St. Helens Senior Center
Date: 2019-11-02

Halloweentown Tickets, Twilight, Celebrity Appearances & Agenda Information


Just click the link for the links to agenda information, free events and tickets and information you desire. See you soon in Halloweentown.

Click this link below to go directly to tickets – make sure you scroll down to see all ticket options starting with Festival of the Fairies through Peter Facinelli

Big River Big Band Dance October 20th

Columbia County’s River City Singers and Big River Big Band are present a joint concert featuring danceable music of the Swing Era.  The Scappoose Middle School Old Gymnasium (part of the main building) will be the location of this Dance Concert.  Doors open at 2:45 PM and there is a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Festival of the Fairies Tickets Here

  • Festival of the Fairies – Riverfront (by fenced area in front of 295 Strand Street)  Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm. & Sundays  10 am – 4 pm.
    The fall never looked so magical! Come enjoy quality family time at this fun-filled location designed with playful activities within a mysterious setting. This setting on the waterfront comes complete with “stone hedge” boulders hosting dragons & fairies resting on arches, a giant magic wishing tree where you can throw a penny and make a wish in true storybook fashion, fires, hammocks to hang out in, a storytelling bat house, and peek boxes. Enjoy the bigger–than-life games, scavenger hunts, hula-hoops, Whack-a-Witch, Dragon Story theater, Zorb Ball Racing throughout the day.  Hug a goat at the Tiny Farm  enjoy some maypole dancing. Wear a magical costume and become part of the fun. The area is designed for the playful at heart and there is a lot to do and experience. We reserve the right to add even more activities too! Strollers are allowed. Small dogs are allowed if carried by owner. No dogs allowed in area that are not in owners control or that cause any disturbance to any other guest due to barking, Children under 2 free – all others $15. In and out privileges throughout the day. Entrance includes Wand or Animal Figures and Halloween candy too. Children must be accompanied by a responsible party. Festival of the Fairies Activities are included in One Big Ticket passes so do not pay twice.  at 

Sand Island Campground

Want to camp on Sand Island Campground in Oregon. Well now you can..

Simply visit and make your desires a reality.

Coming Soon is our newest attraction Sand Island Adventure – Stay tuned as we finalize our offering designed just for you!

Height restrictions are as follows: 32″ (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54″ or taller. 54″ (137 cm) or taller to ride alone.

Take a ride on this new water adventure and then spend the afternoon or day on Sand Island. This ticket includes passage to and from the Whale Ride which leaves from Sand Island. Sand Island is located in St. Helens, Oregon. Follow the gps to St. Helens Oregon and park free by 2C’s Vendor Mall on 1st Street. Then walk the 2 blocks to the St. Helens Marina. At the St. Helen’s Marina you will receive ferry passage across to Sand Island. Before boarding check in at the Marina store and watch the short safety video and receive your wrist bands. Wrist bands give you free passage to and from the take off point for your ride. The ride includes life vests, whistles and of course a super fun pull around Sand Island and the river for 20 minutes. Be prepared to have fun and bring your sun screen. We can lock anything you bring with you in our locker during your ride only. Following your ride you can stay the day at Sand Island until 5 p.m. and explore the island, lounge on the “beach” or return to St. Helens to shop and dine. We offer basic food service to Sand Island which you may order onsite from Sunshine Pizza and have delivered to the island or you may bring your own food and beverage. The last boat back to St. Helens, OR is at 5 p.m. and you may not stay overnight unless you are also camping on the island. Details to stay overnight are found by going to Sand Island and you may make an overnight reservation there if there are sites available.

Whale Ride 6

St. Helens Historic District Walking Tour – Year Round

Click on the Walking Tour Link from our URL and then you’ll be in for a treat.

The map will guide you through a section of St. Helens that was accepted as a Historic District by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1984. Much of the narrative describes the structures as they appeared at that time. Some have been demolished, but most are still standing and may have been updated in appearance. In some cases, historic images have been added to the descriptions and the maps. Also, stories about notable people and events are included. The best way to experience this tour is to use your smart phone with GPS enabled. The map icons are keyed to the significance of the structure and/or commercial uses. Please do not disturb the residents. You can also navigate through the map on your computer, just click on any house or building icon.

We would appreciate any feedback about the tour experience. You can email

Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities Walking Tour – Year Round

You’ll be able to take a walking tour of the strange and odd from Columbia Blvd beginning at Vanderwalls Vendormall on Columbia Blvd in St. Helens, OR and down the road to 1st Street in St. Helens Riverfront District. We’ve taken The Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities on the road. Guests and locals alike can take a walk from Columbia to 1st Street and be amazed at the storefront residents and displays. Fun tongue and cheek characters and items will introduce community “characters” and tell some “tall tales” or perhaps just explain what you are seeing. Read their stories as you walk along. We’re still under construction so check back with a walk as you please and we continue to add some unusual things.

Participating businesses include:

Vanderwalls Vendormall, Richardsons Furniture, Top Notch Thrift Store, Feed and Seed Store, American Family Insurance, Hagz & Bags(across from Kozy) Wild Current, 2C’s Vendermall, Woodland Cottage, Cuts +, Bemis Printing, City Hall, Running Dogs Brewery, City Hall Plaza Side, Feathers & Leathers, Jilly’s plus The Plymouth Pub, City Hall and Keller Williams Realty.