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Haystack Holidays
Cannon Beach
Through December 27
Celebrate the start of the holiday shopping season with Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach, Oregon's answer to Black Friday and the kick-off to a season-long series of events known as Haystack Holidays. While most of the country faces a frenzied stampede of Black Friday shoppers, Cannon Beach presents a more civilized kick-off to the holiday shopping season: Mimosa Madness. Instead of... [read more]
 
Seaside Jazz Festival
Seaside
February 20-22 2015
Seaside Jazz Festival presents a weekend of jazz music featuring some of the top performers in the business. Seaside Jazz Festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz inspired music February 20-22, 2015. Spend the weekend, or just a day, and have a grand time enjoying the sounds of this American art form. Formerly called the Oregon Dixieland... [read more]
 
Shore Acres Holiday Lights
Shore Acres State Park
November 28-December 31
Shore Acres State Park is the brightest spot on the Oregon Coast during the holidays, when the formal garden is decorated in a colorful display of more than 300,000 lights. Illuminated displays of pelicans, puffins, a life size spouting Gray Whale and a frog dancing in a real pond are an Oregon Coast tradition at Shore Acres State Park during... [read more]
 
Fisher Poets Gathering
Astoria
February 27-March 1 2015
Originally conceived as a modest cultural reunion for friends working in the commercial fishing fleet, the Fisher Poets Gathering now attracts a thousand fans to Astoria the last weekend in February for performances from scores of fisher poets and musicians. Celebrating the creative culture of the commercial fishing industry, the Fisher Poets Gathering takes place in Astoria, Oregon from February... [read more]
 
The World of Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach
Through April 8 2015
The Friends of Haystack Rock sponsor six community lectures in Cannon Beach. The World of Haystack Rock is a series of free community lectures sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. Lectures are scheduled the second Wednesday of the month, November to April, 7-8:30pm. The first presentation will be at the Cannon Beach Community Center... [read more]
 
Antique Week
Lincoln City
February 7-16 2015
A popular destination for collectors and antique shoppers, Lincoln City hosts an annual Antique Week celebration each February. Discover new antique shopping treasures in Lincoln City February 7-16, 2015. Every February, Lincoln City celebrates Antique Week with 10 days of city-wide antique sales and special events. With hundreds of dealers throughout the city hosting antique appraisals, historical exhibits and special... [read more]
 
Mysterious Mushrooms
Astoria
Through November 30
Fort Stevens State Park offers a mother load of mushroom programs this fall. Oregon's Fort Stevens State Park offers wild mushroom programs and hikes to guide you on the hunt for hearty edibles like Chanterelles, King Boteles and Lobster mushrooms. As experts on Oregon coastal fungi, Oregon park rangers will explain the area's foraging regulations and offer instruction for mushroom... [read more]
 
Savor Cannon Beach
March 12-15 2015
Four days of wine tastings, culinary events and a wine walk make Savor Cannon Beach one of the Northwest's most unique wine and culinary festivals. Four days of wine tastings, culinary events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries are planned for the Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival, March 12-15, 2015 in Cannon Beach, Oregon. This... [read more]
 
Quilt Run 101
Coastwide
February 6-16 2015
From Astoria to Brookings,14 inspiring quilt shops along the spectacular Oregon Coast Highway 101 participate in the annual Shop Hop event. Quilters, start your engines: "Quilt Run 101, the 15th Annual Oregon Coast Shop Hop" is just around the next bend. Wend your way up and down the Pacific Coast Highway from Astoria to Brookings, February 6-16, 2015. The Quilt... [read more]
 
Whale Watching Spoken Here
Over 20 Coastal Locations
December 27-31
If you're looking for an adventure between Christmas and New Year's, consider heading to the Oregon Coast for the winter Gray Whale migration. Each winter, an estimated 18,000 whales travel south from Alaska, past the Oregon Coast on their way to warm-water lagoons of Mexico's Baja peninsula and the southern Gulf of California. Winter is the Gray Whale mating and... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
November 30 Wild Mushroom Hike
Fort Stevens State Park, Battery Russell 503.861.3170
December 12 Astoria Art Walk
various venues in downtown 503.791.7940
December 14 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series:
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
December 21 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Jefferson's Bible
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 24-26 2015 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds 503.325.6311

Bandon

& Coquille
December 12-14 Dance Performance: The Nutcracker Ballet
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon 541.347.4616
December 19-21 Live Theater: Scrooge
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon 541.347.7626
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

December 1-24 Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Azalea Park, Old County Road 541.469.3181
December 6 Santa's Port Stop
Port of Brookings Boardwalk 541.469.2218
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
July 18-19 2015 Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Sporthaven Beach, 6330 Lower Harbor Road

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through December 8 Glimpses: A Miniatures Show
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S Hemlock 503.436.0744
Through December 27 Live Theater: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 North Hemlock Street 503.436.1242
Through December 22 Haystack Holidays
Downtown Cannon Beach 503.436.2623
November 28 Mimosa Madness
Downtown Cannon Beach 503.436.2623
December 11-29 Annual Volunteer Show
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
December 14 Live Music: Kathryn Claire Guitar and Fiddle
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 North Hemlock Street 503.436.1242
March 6-8 2015 Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
Cannon Beach 503.440.1649
March 12-15 2015 Savor Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach 503.717.1122
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 10-12 2015 Get Lit at the Beach
Tolovana Arts Colony 503.440.0684
June 20-21 2015 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
Cannon Beach 503.436.2623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
November 27-December 31 28th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215
December 1-24 Miniature Village & Christmas Train Display
Old Charleston School House, 64065 Seven Devils Road 541.888.3268
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

December 9 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
December 17 Jazz Kings Christmas Concert
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Grays Harbor

including Ocean Shores, Westport & Aberdeen
December 6 Santa by the Sea
Westport Marina 253.381.5989

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through December 26 Special Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1274
November 28 Community Tree Lighting Celebration
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
December 6 Whale of a Christmas in Depoe Bay
Whale Center 541.765.2889
December 22 Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
January 17-18 2015 23rd Annual Artistry in Wood Show & Sale
Chinook Winds Convention Center, 1777 NW 44th Street
February 7-16 2015 Antique Week
various locations 800.452.2151
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
November 28-29 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour
Various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula 360.6665.6041
December 6 Crab Pot Christmas Tree and Lighted Boat Parade
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
August 17-23 2015 Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach, WA

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through December 7 Live Theater:"Young Frankenstein"
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
December 7 Lighted Boat Parade
Yaquina Bay 541.265.8801
February 19-22 2015 38th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
South Beach Marina
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
December 5-7 Holiday Bazaar & Gingerbread House Contest
Reedsport Community Building, 451 Winchester Ave. 541.271.3495
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

November 28-29 Holiday Gift Fair
Rockaway Beach City Hall 503.355.8108
December 13 Santa at the Fire Station
Rockaway Beach Fire Dept., S. 3rd and Hwy 101 503.355.8108
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
December 2-7 Festival of Trees
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 503.717.7601
December 6 Seaside's Treasure the Beach Cleanup
Seaside Beach 888.306.2326
December 6 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Seaside 503.738.8899
December 12 Yuletide in Seaside: Tour of Lights
various locations 503.738.6391
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
August 7-9 2015 Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Seaside Beach 503.738.6391

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
December 6-7 87th Annual Christmas Bazaar
Yachats Ladies Clubhouse 541.547.3205
December 12 29th Annual Winter Celebration Opening
Little Log Church W 3rd. & Pontiac 541.547.3530
December 13-14 18th Annual Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House
Hwy 101,14 miles south of Yachats. 541.547.3696
January 17-18 2015 4th Annual Yachats Agate Festival
Yachats Common, Hwy 101 & W 4th 541.547.3530
March 21-22 2015 45th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 800.929.0477
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571