We've done our best to glean information on upcoming events here at Smith Rock State Park.

This includes postings on boards around the park, the Smith Rock State Park website, sports and tourism organizations, and annual events we know about.

Some recent events featured an area history exhibit complete with Native American and U.S. Cavalry artifacts, and artists painting the scenery in the annual Smith Rock Paint Out.

If you don't see your event listed let us know and give us some details. We'll be sure to tell everyone about it.

 Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event


JULy 2018

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August 2018


Monkey Face Half Marathon, Relay, 7M & 4M
Saturday, August 18  7:00 AM Kickoff  

The fifth annual Monkey Face Half Marathon, produced by Pink Buffalo Racing is set for Saturday, August 18 at Smith Rock State Park. While the half marathon is the feature event that brings participants from states as far as Massachusetts to Alaska, shorter options include a half marathon relay, 7 mile and 4 mile run/walk.

Participants will be shuttled from Smith Rock Ranch to the start & finish line.

The events kick off at 7 am with the half marathon, and two person half marathon relay, both featuring a generous four hour time limit. Relay divisions are: women’s, men’s, co-ed - with combines ages to equal under 40, 41-80, 81-120, and 121 and up. The 7 mile starts at 7:45 am showcasing one loop of the trail system. The 4 mile begins at Rim Rock Trail.

Seven fully stocked aid stations will be on the course for participants.

Registration is $55 for the half marathon through August 17, or $60 on race day. The half marathon relay is $35 per person through August 17 or $40 per person on race day. The registration fee for the 7 mile is $30 prior to race day and $35 on race day. For those choosing the 4 mile event, registration fees are $25 through August 17, then $30 on race day. Participants 17 and under, or 60 and over receive a $5 registration discount for all events. Event tank tops are available until sold out for $16.

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Northwest Outward Bound School Climb On! Smith Rock
Sunday, August 19  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Free, community rock climbing event. If you’ve never been rock climbing and want to get into an exhilarating sport with a safe, experienced community, then this is the event for you! NWOBS will provide all gear necessary for rock climbing free of charge.

FREE activities Include:

  • Top-Rope Climbing*
  • Belay 101 Course*
  • Gear and Swag Raffle
  • Additional Activities
  • Snacks and refreshments!

*LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Registration prior to the event required.

TO REGISTER:  please contact climbon@nwoutwardbound.org or call (541) 699-1007.

northwest outward bound school climb on smith rock event

September 2018


in a landscape classical music in the wild
wednesday, september 5  6:30-8:30 PM

Pianist Hunter Noack brings his 9-foot Steinway grand piano on his performing platform to Smith Rock State Park where visitors will get to experience "In a Landscape," (IAL) an outdoor concert series at the confluence of music, nature, and technology. The technology piece of the concert is the transmission of the music via wireless headphones that allow audiences to wander and explore the landscape, while at the same time meeting the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild.

Hunter plans to set up piano platform just off of the "RV Parking lot" where listeners can hang out and watch the last of the day's rays go behind the rock walls across the river. Tickets range from $0-$50, and proceeds from ticket sales will be used to increase IAL’s impact and further its reach by continuing to offer free or subsidized tickets to over 5000 residents in rural communities in 2018.



American Alpine Club Smith Rock Craggin' Classic
friday-Sunday, september 14-16

The Craggin’ Classic Series is the country's only nationally-touring, grassroots climbing festival. Uniting climbers around the campfire at world-class destinations, these special 3-day events (plus Pre-Funk Climbers Social at Silver Moon Brewery) celebrate all things climbing. From learning new skills and techniques, to sharing stories, sharing the rope and inspiring one another; from drinking beers and howling at the moon, to giving back and caring for our local crags, these events are the real deal: Climbing events for climbers, by climbers. 

Guest athletes and clinic partners include Alan Watts, Brette Harrington, Marcus Garcia, Chelsea Rude, Max Tepfer, Olivia Hsu, Dan Mirsky, Aaron Mike, Anna Pfaff, Devo Derby, Jules Jimreivat, Oregon Adaptive Sports, She Moves Mountains & more!

With camping, parking, partying, and climbing--though not necessarily in that order--all within close walking distance to the park. So, carpool on out to Smith, throw some high-fives, do some climbing, drink and eat up, meet some new friends, feel warm and fuzzy. (In that order.) 

 Image courtesy of Smith Rock Craggin' Classic

Image courtesy of Smith Rock Craggin' Classic