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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]
 
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]
 
Shore Acres Holiday Lights
Shore Acres State Park
Through 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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
December 21 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Jefferson's Bible
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
January 9 2015 Astoria Art Walk
various venues in downtown 503.791.7
February 27-March 1 2015 Fisher Poets Gathering
Various Locations
March 7 2015 Sip, Savor & UnWined
Pending 503.325.9767
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
June 5-7 2015 Goonies 30th Film Anniversary
various locations 503.325.6311

Bandon

& Coquille
Through December 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

Through December 24 Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Azalea Park, Old County Road 541.469.3181
February 14-15 2015 Winter Art and Chocolate Festival
Seascape Center, 97904 W Benham Lane 541.469.3181 or 541.469.2108
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 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
Through December 29 Annual Volunteer Show
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
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
Through December 31 28th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215
Through December 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

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

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through December 26 Special Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1274
December 22 Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
December 27-28 Special Holiday Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1274
January 10 2015 Hands-On Healthy Seafood Cookery
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor 541.557.1125
January 17 2015 Pacific Rim Demo
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor 541.557.1125
January 17-18 2015 23rd Annual Artistry in Wood Show & Sale
Chinook Winds Convention Center, 1777 NW 44th Street
January 18-19 2015 Special Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1274
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
December 31 Fireworks over the Ocean
Boardwalk 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
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
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

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

Seaside

& Gearhart
February 19-22 2015 Seaside Jazz Festival
Various Locations 866.345.6257
March 6-8 2015 Pouring at the Coast Craft Beer Fest
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 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
January 1 2015 5th Annual New Year's Peace Walk
Meet at the Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. 541.547.3640
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