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Unique wine experiences highlighting Northwest wines and cuisine are planned for the Savor Cannon Beach festival March 9-12. With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events, March 9-12, in one of the Pacific Northwest's most popular destinations: Cannon Beach, Oregon. A... [read more]
 
Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
Through February 27
Cannon Beach Yoga Festival offers a weekend of workshops with renowned yoga instructors February 24-27. Yoga instructors and practitioners of all levels can participate in yoga workshops, meditation classes and other programs over four days at the 7th annual Cannon Beach Yoga Festival February 24-27 in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A line-up of world-renowned yoga teachers will present programs for yoga... [read more]
 
2017 Speaker Series
Through May 22
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop announces the 2017 In Their Footsteps speaker series. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors and artists. The 2017 speaker series programs are scheduled monthly on the third Sunday, at 1pm. This free forum is sponsored by... [read more]
 
Six festival events showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Four days of wine and culinary experiences in Cannon Beach, Oregon make Savor Cannon Beach one of the most unique festivals focusing on the bounty of the Northwest. Festival events combine lively wine tastings with programs that focus on specific wine varietals and Northwest wine... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 30
The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as the 18th season of Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach gets under way October 22-23 in Lincoln City. Glass studios from around the Pacific Northwest are handcrafting the colorful glass art for the new Finders Keepers season, which runs through Memorial Day 2017 in Lincoln City, Oregon. One of the... [read more]
 
Beachcombing Clinics
Through April 20
The Oregon Coast has a plethora of beach treasures awaiting discovery, learn all about beachcombing at these new winter clinics in Lincoln City. Starting in January, the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau in partnership with local expert Laura Joki, invite visitors to learn how to scour the beach for fossils, minerals, rocks and gemstones. Affectionately known as Lincoln City's... [read more]
 
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum announces the concert lineup for the 2017 Acoustic Folk Music Series. Those looking for a raucous good time in Cannon Beach, Oregon are sure to enjoy the 2017 Acoustic Folk Music Series of concerts at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. For over a decade, Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has welcomed... [read more]
 
Bookworms will converge in Cannon Beach, Oregon for Get Lit at the Beach, an annual event for literary enthusiasts. Readers meet writers at Get Lit at the Beach, an annual gathering in Cannon Beach, Oregon, featuring prominent authors, May 19-21, 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet notable authors and attend presentations, book signings and a keynote dinner presentation... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre 2017 Season
Cannon Beach
March 3-December 31
Formerly a roller rink, Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the North Oregon Coast. From its early beginnings as the Coaster Roller Rink in the 1920s, Cannon Beach's Coaster Theatre has been an entertainment hub for residents and visitors alike. Today the Coaster Theatre Playhouse continues the tradition serving as a center of community... [read more]
 
From February until April, thousands of glass floats are hidden on a 3-mile stretch of beach for visitors to find in Gold Beach, Oregon. The discovery of gold attracted the earliest visitors to Gold Beach; today's visitor will find other treasures along this beach community. Sightseers visiting Gold Beach between February and April can enjoy beachcombing for colorful artisan glass... [read more]
 
Friends of Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach Library hosts the 2016-17 World of Haystack Rock lecture series. Named after Cannon Beach's longest standing resident, the World of Haystack Rock is a community lecture series highlighting Oregon's coastal ecosystems. Presented by the Friends of Haystack Rock the programs are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, November through... [read more]
 
2017 Seaside Art Walks
Through December 2
Every month galleries and businesses open their doors as a way to promote the arts and connect with visitors and locals in Seaside, Oregon. Seaside's First Saturday Art Walk is from 5-7pm monthly. Visitors can wander, view demonstrations, meet artists, enjoy live music and sample some tasty bites. Venues include various businesses, shops, boutiques and eateries in the historic Gilbert... [read more]
 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Through December 9
Visitors can wander throughout galleries and shops in downtown Astoria the second Saturday of every month and enjoy works of art, festive refreshments, live music and general merriment. Every second Saturday of the month, from 5-8pm, downtown businesses extend their hours to exhibit original works of art. The process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries and... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
Through February 26 Live Theater: The Jungle Book
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
Through February 26 20th Annual FisherPoets Gathering
Various Locations
March 4 Sip, Savor & UnWined
Liberty Theater 503.325.6311
March 11 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
March 19 In Their Footsteps Speakers Forum: This Road We Traveled with Pioneering Women
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Fort Clatsop Visitor Center 503.861.2471
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 28-30 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival 2017
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Bandon

& Coquille
Through March 12 Live Theater: Steel Magnolias
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.2517
March 4 The Bite of Bandon
Barn Community Center,1200 11th St. SE 541.347.8337
March 16 Bandon Showcase: Women of the World
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through February 27 Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
March 3-April 15 Live Theater: The Mousetrap
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
March 9-12 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations 503.717.1122
March 10 Live Concert: Brennan Brajdek
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum 503.436.9301
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 5-7 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Various Locations
May 19-20 Get Lit at the Beach
Various Locations 206.914.1255
June 17 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through February 26 Live Theater: Big Bad & Dorothy Meets Alice
Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336
March 10-12 28th Annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival
The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

February 26 In Concert: Bria Skonberg
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
March 17-26 Live Theater: Moon Over Buffalo
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St 541.997.1994
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 19-21 110th Annual Rhododendron Festival
Various Locations 541.997.3128
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

March 25 Rogue River Rampage
Huntley Park
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 9 Annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Curry County Fairgrounds 800.525.2334
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
March 2-25 Live Theater: The Dinner Party
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
March 3-4 Live Concert: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Chinook Winds Casino 888.624.6228
March 5 8th Annual Half Marathon
Taft High School
March 7 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
March 15 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
March 24 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 28 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 21-22 Live Concert: Three Dog Night
Chinook Winds Casino 888.624.6228
June 24-25 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through March 11 Memories of Megler
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
March 17-19 22nd Annual Peninsula Quilt Show
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through February 26 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
March 11-12 Mystery Weekend
Various Nye Beach Locations
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 20 Oregon Coast Crawler
800.717.0108
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
Through February 26 Seaside Jazz Festival
Various Locations
March 4 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
March 18 Pouring at the Coast
Seaside Civic and Convention Center
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Through March 1 Live Theater: To Kill a Mockingbird
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. 503.842.7940
Through March 5 Live Theater: Sting in the Tale
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. 503.842.7940
March 10-11 Spring Vintage Flea Market & Bazaar
Tillamook County Fairgrounds
March 11-12 Garibaldi Crab Races
Old Mill Event Center, 210 3rd St 503.322.3327
March 18-19 First Annual Con on the Coast - 2017 Comic Con
Tillamook County Fairgrounds
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 20 Oregon Coast Crawler
800.717.0108
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
March 10-12 Gems of the Ocean Arts Quilt Show
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 800.929.0427
March 25-26 47th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 541.547.3530
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571