The annual Iris Festival takes place in May and showcases Keizer’s iris-growing industry. The festival was founded by Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, one of the country’s largest retail iris growers, and has been facilitated by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce since 1987. Events include a carnival, a beer garden, craft and food vendors, a 5k walk/run, a vintage car show, and a parade.
Every year from the beginning of December until the day after Christmas the Gubser school neighborhood hosts the “Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lighting Display.” Many of the neighborhood’s residents decide to put up Christmas lights along with other various holiday themed displays. Up to 20,000 vehicles visit the approximately 3.5-mile route each year. Along the route visitors are able to donate canned foods and non-perishable items. In 2007 19,000 pounds of food were collected for the Marion Polk Food Share and $17,100 was received in cash. Source From Wikipedia