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Shanghaied in Astoria
Through September 13
The 2015 production of "Shanghaied in Astoria" runs July 10 through September 13 at ASOC Playhouse in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria's original, award-winning, vaudeville-style musical melodrama runs July 10 through September 13, 2015. Cheer for the heroes and throw popcorn at the villains while you enjoy this fun and entertaining production about Astoria's infamous history and Scandinavian heritage. "Shanghaied in Astoria"... [read more]
 
Furry Fun
Through October 18
Have fun with Fido at several upcoming events along the Oregon Coast. These pet and family-friendly events help make the Northwest Coast one of the world's most dog-friendly destinations in the world. July 18 | Tillamook Cause for Paws-Mutt Strutt A pet walk-a-thon event to raise funds to benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter. Event is open to the public 10am-4pm... [read more]
 
Crabbing 101
August 8-9
Learn how to catch Dungeness crab for your dinner at an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crabbing workshop in Newport, Oregon. By any measure, Oregon Dungeness crab is a highly prized culinary catch. Learn how to catch your own at two crabbing workshops sponsored by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), August 8-9, 2015. These one-day, family-friendly workshops... [read more]
 
Making Waves
Newport
Through September 7
Pioneer surfers of the Oregon Coast is on exhibit at Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport. Ride an engaging crest of nostalgia at Making Waves, a history of Oregon Coast surfing, showing this spring and summer at the new Pacific Maritime & Heritage Museum in Newport. Oregon Coast surfer culture and the pioneers who made it happen is on... [read more]
 
Coastal Outdoor Markets
Through December 19
Shop the season's bounty at farmer markets up and down the Oregon Coast and Long Beach Peninsula. Summertime on the coast is loaded with farmer markets bursting with farm fresh produce, artisan crafts and locally made foods. Fresh, organic produce, flower bouquets, meat, seafood and baked goods are just a small taste of what you might find at the market... [read more]
 
Culinary Center Classes
Lincoln City
Through August 29
Lincoln City Culinary Center offers a wide array of hands-on and demonstration classes. Using locally grown and raised foods, from organic vegetables to grass-fed natural meats, prairie-raised chickens and the Oregon coast's vast array of fresh seafood and shellfish, Executive Chef Sharon Wiest at the Lincoln City Culinary Center is committed to developing diverse hands-on and demonstration style classes. Classes... [read more]
 
Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, continues its tradition of hosting an annual maritime art exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast, July 11 through September 21, 2015. The 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is officially recognized and co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and features original maritime-themed works of art in painting and sculpture. Coinciding... [read more]
 
Experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south Oregon coast. Birdwatchers of all skill levels are invited to join in and experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south coast, September 4-6. Bring your best pair of binoculars and go afield with experienced trip leaders to prime birding spots in Bandon and Coos Bay. Plan on... [read more]
 
Art Walks & Gallery Tours
Through January 1 2016
Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events. Every month galleries, boutiques, eateries and unique spaces open their doors in some coastal communities as a way to connect with visitors and locals in promoting the arts. A community art walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those simply... [read more]
 
Secrets of Shipwrecks
Through January 2 2016
Visitors of all ages can dive in and discover the exhibit Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History, Part Mystery at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Dive into the ocean's murky and mysterious underworld with Secrets of the Shipwrecks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a world-class marine attraction nestled on the Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. Opening Memorial Weekend and running through 2016... [read more]
 
Guided Paddle Trips
Through September 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a series of twelve guided paddle trips through the heart of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Interested in getting on the water this summer? The sinuous channels and tidal sloughs at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City, Oregon are a great place to experience nature from a kayak or canoe... [read more]
 
The Barn Community Playhouse announces 2015 season. Whether you are a performer or patron this volunteer driven community theater organization provides opportunities for learning, growth, self-expression and pure enjoyment for every theater lover. In recent years Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, TAPA, has seen its has seen its attendance, auditions and volunteer numbers grow. With the continued support of... [read more]
 
Gyotaku, Fish Printing Exhibit
Through September 6
A new exhibit featuring the work of five local gyotaku artists is now open at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, Oregon. Housed in the Maritime Center's "Galley Gallery," the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner and Marion Moir represent a diversity of Gyotaku styles and techniques. The exhibit is open 11am... [read more]
 
First Friday Nights
Astoria
Through December 4
First Friday Nights are an entertaining, casual and social experience on the first Friday of each month. Guests will enjoy a mix of live music, games, film screenings, skills demonstrations, and hands-on activities. A cash bar and inspired snacks will be available every First Friday, making CRMM the first stop of your weekend. Kick off April with Knotty Beers, where... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre Playhouse 2015 Season
Cannon Beach
Through December 21
Coaster Theatre Playhouse announces 2015 season. Now in its 43rd season, Coaster Theater offers quality community theater in Cannon Beach. Mystery, intrigue, carnivorous plants, witches looking for love, a moat swimming princess, a mother and daughter coming to a difficult choice and two old friends finding love...there's something in store for every theater goer. Executive Director Patrick Lathrop says, "We... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
August 5-9 Astoria Regatta
Various Locations 503.325.6311 or 800.875.6807
August 7 First Friday Nights
Barbey Maritime Center 503.325.2323
August 8 Second Saturday Art Walk
Various downtown locations 503.791.7940
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 25-27 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
East of Columbia River Maritime Museum and Barbey Center 503.791.7940
October 11 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria-Megler Bridge 503.325.6311
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Bandon

& Coquille
August 21 Alive After Five Art and Wine Walk
Various downtown locations 541.297.2342
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 11-13 Annual Cranberry Festival
Downtown Bandon 541.347.9616
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Brookings

August 1-2 Festival of Art in Stout Park
Stout Park 541.469.9522
August 7-9 Pirates of the Pacific Festival
Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-Harbor 541.251.4422
August 8 Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
August 15-16 Wild Rivers Music Festival
Azalea Park
August 22 Raining Cats and Dogs
Kite Field, Port of Brookings Harbor 16024 Boat Basin Rd.
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
July 31 Cooking Up a Storm: French Cooking with Hank Johnson
The Wave Crest, 4008 South Hemlock 503.440.0684
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
November 6-8 28th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.2623
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
August 2 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
Bastendorff County Park 541.756.1282
August 8-9 25th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
Boat Basin 541.269.0215
August 15 Bonsai Day at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy
August 22-23 Blackberry Arts Festival
50 Central Ave.Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Florence

August 8 Second Saturday Gallery Tour
Various Locations 541.902.8575
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Gold Beach

August 23-24 Annual Wild Rivers Dahlia Society Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.247.2364
September 12 8th Annual Brew and Art Festival
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.490.1593
September 12 Rogue Ramblers Classic Car Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 800.525.2334 or 541.247.7526
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 19-20 31st Annual Festival of Quilts
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.425.1710 or 541.412.0917
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
August 1 Hands-On Canning and Pickling
Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor 541.557.1125
August 8 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Historic Taft District 800.452.2151
August 8 Asian Summer Demo
Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor 541.557.1125
August 15-16 Lincoln City Hoops at the Beach
Lincoln City Outlets
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
July 31 Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market
3rd St. SE & Oregon, Veterans Field 360.642.4421
July 31-October 4 Pieces of the Puzzle: Recent Gifts to the Collection
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
August 1 Saturday Market
Port of Ilwaco 360.338.9511
August 1-2 Summerfest
Downtown Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 7-8 Jake the Alligator Man's Birthday
Downtown Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 9 Edible Garden Tour
Various Locations and Venues
August 15 Jazz & Oysters
Wilson Field, Ocean Park
August 17-23 35th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach 360.642.4020
September 11 Slow Drag at the Port
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 12-13 Rod Run to the End of the World
25815 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 11-12 Muttzanita and Friends
Downtown Manzanita and on the Beach 503.408.7784
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
August 14-16 Lincoln County Fair
Lincoln County Fairgrounds
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Port Orford

July 31-August 2 Cape Blanco Music Festival
Cape Blanco Road 541.345.9263
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
July 29-August 2 Dune Fest
Oregon Dunes 541.271.3495
August 13-16 Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
Winchester Bay Community Center, Grange Hall 541.572.2742
August 21-22 23rd Annual Kool Coastal Nights
Various Locations 541.271.3434
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

August 21-23 Art Fair & Farmers Market
Ocean's Edge Wayside, South 1st Street 503.355.8108
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
August 1 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Gilbert District
August 1 Seaside's Treasure the Beach August Cleanup
Seaside Beach 503.739.2776
August 7-9 Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Seaside Beach 503.738.6391
August 14-16 Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 503.829.2680
August 15 The Saltmakers Return: Historical Reenactment
Seaside Beach at Avenue U 503.861.2471
August 29 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
Seaside Beach at the Turnaround
September 10-13 Seaside Wheels and Waves Car Show
Downtown 503.717.1914
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
October 16-18 16th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
Yachats Commons and Other Locations 541.547.4734
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304