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The 34th Annual Summer Kite Festival will take over the skies in Lincoln City, Oregon on June 23-24. If you are looking for a great fun filled day on the Oregon Coast that will be enjoyed by all family members then head to Lincoln City for the annual summer kite festival, June 23-24, 2018. There is something very relaxing about... [read more]
Cannon Beach will celebrate its 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival, June 22-24. Cannon Beach, Oregon has been named "One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World" by National Geographic and "One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America." It's only natural that this spectacular beauty has beckoned artists from around the world to capture it... [read more]
2018 Tide Pool Clinics
Through July 15
On the Oregon Coast tidepool season is just around the corner, plan now to make the most of your adventure in Lincoln City. Starting in spring and running through July the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau in partnership with CoastWatch, the volunteer division of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, will offer a free series of Tidepool Clinics. The first... [read more]
Expressions West 2018
Through July 1
Coos Art Museum opens Expressions West 2018, an exhibition of works by western artists on April 27. Coos Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Coos Bay, Oregon presents Expressions West 2018, an exhibition of paintings by artists residing all over the western United States. The exhibition opens on April 27, with an evening reception and awards ceremony from 5-7pm. About 70... [read more]
Astoria's Scandinavian Midsummer Festival celebrates all things Nordic with three days of festivities June 15-17, 2018 For Scandinavians it's the mother of all celebrations, Midsummer Festival in Astoria commemorates this Oregon Heritage Tradition with three days of festivities at Clatsop County Fairgrounds, June 15-17. Astoria's Scandinavian Midsummer Festival attracts thousands of visitors from near and far who are interested in... [read more]
Outdoor Coastal Markets
Through September 30
From organic produce to handcrafted goods, local farmer's markets are the heart of many Oregon coastal towns. Whether you come to shop for fresh, local foods or just to socialize with friends and neighbors, outdoor markets have become a popular summer staple for locals and visitors alike. From Brookings, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, selections may vary, but they... [read more]
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including Warrenton & Hammond
Through July 1 Astoria Music Festival
Various Locations
Through June 18 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Walluski Loop
June 17 Astoria Sunday Market
Historic Downtown, 12th Street
June 24 Astoria Sunday Market
Historic Downtown, 12th Street
July 11 Seaman's Day
Lewis & Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
July 12-September 1 Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. 503.325.6104
July 15 Astoria Sunday Market
Historic Downtown, 12th Street


& Coquille
September 7-9 Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations


Through June 24 Live Theater: Once Upon a Mattress
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
July 21-22 26th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Various Locations
August 4-5 Festival of Art in Stout Park
Stout Park
August 10-12 8th Annual Pirates of the Pacific Festival
On the Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings Harbor

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
June 22-September 1 Live Theater: Baskerville
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
June 22-24 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival
Various Locations
June 29-September 2 Live Theater: The Musical of Musicals
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
September 7-9 15th Annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
June 20 Coos Bay Farmers Market
Historic Downtown, 320 Central Ave.
June 22-July 1 Live Theater: Here Come the Brits
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611
June 22 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
July 6 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
July 7-29 Live Theater:Little Ole Opry on the Bay
Liberty Theater, 2100 Sherman Ave. 541.756.4336
July 20-22 July Jubilee
Various North Bend Locations 800.472.9176
July 21-28 40th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival
Various Locations
August 3-5 Mill Casino Food Truck Off
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. 541.756.8800
August 10-12 28th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
Boat Basin, Charleston Marina 800.824.8486


Through June 17 Live Theater: A Nice Family Gathering
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

Gold Beach

July 7 Let's Go Birding, Rogue River Walk
Various Locations
July 25-28 Curry County Fair
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.247.4541
August 4 Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival
Various Locations
September 8 11th Annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.490.1593
September 8 9th Annual Bike The Rogue Century Ride
Buffigton Park

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
June 23-24 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside
June 24-July 4 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations 541.992.1131
June 30-July 2 Pixiefest
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
July 12-September 1 Live Theater: Sylvia
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy 101 541.994.5663
July 14 4th Annual Beach, Bacon & Brewfest
Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through July 7 Earth from Space & Space from Home
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
Through June 18 37th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
Wilson Field, Sandridge Rd.
July 14-16 Clamshell Railroad Days
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE
July 18-22 SandSations
Bolstad Beach


including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 7-8 3rd Annual Manzanita Music Festival
Various Locations


including South Beach & Otter Rock
July 14 Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race
Newport Municipal Airport


Winchester Bay & Gardiner
Through June 17 19th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship
Rainbow Plaza 541.271.3495
July 14-15 Oceanfest
Various Locations
July 24-29 Dunefest
Oregon Dunes Recreation Area


& Gearhart
Through June 18 Soccer in the Sand
Seaside Beach 858.442.9082


including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
June 17 Yappy Days Festival
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
June 18-23 Live Theater: Starlite
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
July 13-29 Live Theater: Broadway Baby & More
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
July 27-29 Garibaldi Days
Various Locations


including Waldport & Seal Rock
Through June 17 Waldport Annual Beachcomber Days
Various Locations 541.547.4173
July 1-4 Yachats Arts Guild Summer Exhibition
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 541.547.3530