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Arts and music will take Cannon Beach, Oregon by storm during the Stormy Weather Arts Festival 30th anniversary celebration, November 3-5. The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of the Cannon Beach's most popular events for over a quarter century and will celebrate its 30th anniversary November 3-5, 2017. Since its inception, the first weekend in November has been... [read more]
 
Tour To Die For
October 20-30
Lincoln City's hilltop cemetery on the Oregon Coast returns to life this October with a special guided Tour to Die For. Lincoln City's hilltop cemetery, returns to life during two weekends in October. Visitors are welcome to witness history come to life during A Tour to Die For. Guided tours are scheduled for October 20-22 and October 27-29. Local actors... [read more]
 

November 23-January 1 2018
Feed the seals and feed the community with your food drive donation at the Seaside Aquarium. Visit Seaside Aquarium during the holidays and get free admission with two non- perishable food items. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, Seaside Aquarium participates in the local community food drive. Your donation is a simple way to help the hungry and enjoy the... [read more]
 
When the sun sets in Lincoln City, Oregon the stars come out at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City offers top-notch headline entertainment this autumn. Theresa Caputo, from TLC hit show Long Island Medium, will be appearing for three shows, October 20-22. Theresa will share personal stories and explain how her gift works. Legendary country... [read more]
 
Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
November 23-January 1 2018
From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights on Oregon's South Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. Shore Acres State Park is the brightest spot on the Oregon Coast with its illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life-sized spouting whale. The park shines with over 325,000 lights from Thanksgiving until... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 31 2018
Treasure hunters, beachcombers and visitors will scour the beach for beautiful, one-of-a-kind, glass floats during the 19th season of Finders Keepers in Lincoln City, Oregon. The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach in Lincoln City, starts its 19th season, which runs October 14, 2017 through Memorial Day 2018. To kick off... [read more]
 
Winter Whale Watch
Depoe Bay
December 27-January 1 2018
The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. In late fall, Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre 2017 Season
Cannon Beach
Through January 1 2018
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]
 
2017 Seaside Art Walks
Through December 3
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 10
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 October 21 Live Theater: The Birds
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. 503.325.6104
October 29 Talking Tombstones XIV
Greenwood Cemetery, 91569 Highway 202
November 11 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Bandon

& Coquille
October 27-November 6 Live Theater: The Audition
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.7426
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Brookings

November 4 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
Chetco Grange, Zimmerman Lane at Hwy 101
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through October 28 Live Theater: Blithe Spirit
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
October 21 Surfsand Resort's Annual Dog Show on the Beach
Surfsand Resort 800.547.6100
November 3-5 Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Locations 503.436.2623
November 10-13 Women Only Weekend
Various Locations 503.741.7443
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
March 8-11 2018 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through October 29 Live Theater: Is He Dead
Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Florence

October 26 Ballet Performance: Cocktail Hour
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Gold Beach

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
October 19-November 10 Live Theater: Calendar Girls
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.5663
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
June 23-24 2018 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
February 22-25 2018 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive

Port Orford

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
November 4 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
November 4 Parade of Lights
Downtown Seaside 503.738.6391
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
October 24 Winter Garden Walk
Tillamook Jr. High Garden & Hoop-house, 3906 Alder Ln. 503.815.2800
November 3-19 Live Theater: Money Matters
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
October 20-22 Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 541.547.4734
November 10-12 Yachats Celtic Music Festival
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 541.961.2915
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304