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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]
 
Tidepool Clinics
April 1-June 13
Local experts lead the hunt for sea stars during Lincoln City's Tidepool Clinics, a fun and educational way to explore Lincoln City's rocky shores. The Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau in partnership with Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition (aka CoastWatch) offer a series of Tidepool Clinics. The first clinic is set for Saturday, April 1, at 10:30am. Participants should plan... [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]
 
Astoria-Warrenton Crab Seafood & Wine Festival celebrates the bounty of the Northwest, April 28-30. Celebrate the flavors of the Northwest with the annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Now in its 35th year, this long-running North Coast event takes place April 28-30 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria, Oregon. This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon's... [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]
 
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
Through 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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
Expressions West
April 14-July 1
Coos Art Museum opens Expressions West 2017, an exhibition of western artists' works on April 14. Coos Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Coos Bay, Oregon, will host Expressions West 2017, an exhibition of paintings by artists residing in in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The exhibition opens on April 14... [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 March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 31-April 29 Live Theater: The Real Lewis and Clark Story or How the Finns Discovered Astoria
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 8 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
April 23 In Their Footsteps Speakers Forum:Identification & Preservation of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's Grave
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Fort Clatsop Visitor Center 503.861.1271
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 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

Through March 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 7-23 Live Theater: Charley's Aunt
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave 541.469.1877
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through April 15 Live Theater: The Mousetrap
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
Through March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 31 Live Concert: Carolyn Caruso Dulcimer
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum 503.436.9301
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
June 23-25 9th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through March 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 14-30 Live Theater: My Fair Lady
Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336
April 22 Ahh Shucks Oyster Feed
63466 Boast Basin 541.404.6593
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

Through March 26 Live Theater: Moon Over Buffalo
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St 541.997.1994
Through March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 29 Live Concert: Dallas Brass Concert
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
March 31-April 1 Florence Fest
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.3128
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

Through March 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
Through March 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 4 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
April 20 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
April 21-22 Live Concert: Three Dog Night
Chinook Winds Casino 888.624.6228
June 22 Live Concert: Clint Black
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
April 7-9 Peninsula Arts Association Spring Art Show
Various Locations
April 22 Black Lake Fishing Derby
First Ave. North, Ilwaco 360.642.3145

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
Through March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 31-April 2 Poetry Fest
Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave 503.739.1505
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 15 Manzanita Writers Series Special Event
Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through March 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 21-23 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive 541.265.6540
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

Through March 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
Through March 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

Through March 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 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 503.292.5055
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 March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
March 31-April 2 Oregon Ghost Conference
Seaside Civic and Convention Center
April 1 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
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 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 21-23 13th Annual Birding and Blues
Kiawanda Community Center and Other Locations
May 19 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 503.292.5055
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
Through March 26 47th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 541.547.3530
Through March 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