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Get a glimpse of coastal living in Cannon Beach, Oregon at the annual Cottage & Garden Tour, September 7-9. With receptions and concerts, a garden tea, wine tastings, a costume contest and presentations, the tour is just the beginning. Make plans now to attend the Cottage & Garden Tour Weekend, September 7-9. For over a decade Cannon Beach History Center... [read more]
Coos Art Museum opens its 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit on Saturday, July 14. Coos Art Museum (CAM) in Coos Bay, Oregon opens its 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition on July 14, 2018. The juried exhibition in the Maggie Karl Gallery displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States and Canada. Works by the nations leading maritime... [read more]
Watercolors & More
Through September 2
Newport Visual Arts Center exhibits works by noted Oregon painter Henk Pander in premier summer show. The Newport Visual Art Center will feature an exhibition of work by Oregon painter Henk Pander beginning in July. A Dutch-born artist trained at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam, Pander's training provided him with skills relating to 17th century Dutch art and 20th century movements... [read more]
Outdoor Coastal Markets
Through October 1
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 September 2 Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. 503.325.6104
August 26 Astoria Sunday Market
Historic Downtown, 12th Street
September 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
October 14 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge


& Coquille
September 7-9 Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations


August 28-September 30 Heat Wave Fiber Arts Exhibition
Manley Art Center, 433 Oak St.
September 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
September 14-October 1 Live Theater: Sweeney Todd
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through September 2 Live Theater: Baskerville
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
Through September 3 Live Theater: The Musical of Musicals
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
August 25 Hayday
Hay Stack Gardens, 148 East Gower Street
September 7-9 15th Annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 10 Professional Women's Art Tour
Northwest by Northwest Gallery, 232 Spruce 503.436.0741
March 7-10 2019 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through September 16 Art Exhibition: US Coast Guard Through the Eye of the Artist
Coos History Museum, 1210 North Front St. 541.756.6320
August 22 Coos Bay Farmers Market
Historic Downtown, 320 Central Ave.
August 24-September 3 Live Theater: Hollering Place Radio Show
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611
August 25-26 Blackberry Arts Festival
Downtown Coos Bay
September 7 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
September 8-9 Mill Luck Salmon Celebration
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. 541.756.8800
September 15-16 Bay Area Fun Festival
Downtown Coos Bay
September 15 39th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
Coos Bay Area
September 15 32 Annual Cruz the Coos
Various Locations

Gold Beach

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
Through September 2 Live Theater: Sylvia
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy 101 541.994.5663
September 8 Chowder & Brewfest
Lincoln City Outlet Mall, 1500 Southeast East Devils Lake Rd. 541.994.3070
September 15 62nd Annual Native American Style Salmon Bake
Depoe Bay City Park 541.765.2889

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through August 27 Washington State International Kite Festival
Bolstad Beach
September 14-16 Cache Dash Splash IV
Various Locations


including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 8 10th Annual Muttzanita Festival
Various Locations
September 14-15 3rd Annual Manzanita Music Festival
Various Locations


including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through August 27 Live Theater: On the Verge or the Geography of Learning
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
September 8-9 Agate Beach Surf Classic
Agate Beach


Winchester Bay & Gardiner
August 24-26 Coastal Kool Nights Car Show
Various Locations
September 1-3 Art by the Bay
Winchester Bay Waterfront 541.297.6073
September 1-4 25th Annual Step Salmon Derby
Various Locations 541.271.3495

Rockaway Beach

September 29-30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Train Route is Garilbaldi, Wheeler, Mohler, Rockaway


& Gearhart
August 25 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
Seaside Beach
September 7-8 Seaside Wheels and Waves
Various Locations 503.717.1914


including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
September 7-9 Blowsion Surf Slam
Tierr Del Mar
September 14-16 20th Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic & Brewfest
Pacific City Beach
September 14-October 1 Live Theater: God of Carnage
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
September 29-30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Train Route is Garilbaldi, Wheeler, Mohler, Rockaway


including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 1-4 Yachats Arts Guild Fall Exhibition
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101
October 19-21 19th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest
Various Locations 541.547.4743
November 9-11 Yachats Celtic Music Festival
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101