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Wheels & Waves Car Show
Seaside
September 4-7
Wheels and Waves car show presents a unique culture trip for anyone. Take a step back in time at the annual Wheels & Waves car show, where hot rods, custom cars and street cars from 1965 and before will be cruising the streets in Seaside, September 4-7. Auto buffs from all over the county are drawn to the vintage coastal... [read more]
 
Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astoria
Through September 13
The Astor Street Opry Company presents the 30th anniversary season of its famous musical melodrama: Shanghaied in Astoria. What started as a celebration of Astoria's traditions and culture has become a tradition itself. Shanghaied in Astoria is part vaudeville and part soap opera, a locally written musical melodrama that takes a fun and entertaining look at the town's culture and... [read more]
 
Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Cannon Beach
November 7-9
The annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon features three days of arts events in the galleries and all around town November 7-9. Some of the Northwest's most successful artists will converge on Cannon Beach, Oregon as the community hosts its annual fall celebration of the arts, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 7-9. Cannon Beach art galleries... [read more]
 
Summer Concerts at Chinook Winds Casino
Lincoln City
Through September 20
Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City is featuring some big name concerts in their summer line-up. Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City has a full lineup of big name concerts lined up for their summer concert series. The summer concert series includes Melissa Etheridge, Trace Atkins, Tony Orlando and ABBA The Concert Tribute. Show-business legend Tony Orlando will... [read more]
 
The world-class Washington State International Kite Festival attracts top flyers, legendary kite makers and eager spectators to the Long Beach Peninsula for colorful competitions, awe-inspiring exhibitions and hands-on workshops. Among the top Northwest's summer events, the Washington State International Kite Festival offers a week's worth of crowd-pleasing kite-themed entertainment, as well as hands-on fun, August 18 -24, on the Long... [read more]
 
68th Annual Cranberry Festival
Bandon
September 12-14
Since 1947, Bandon residents and Oregon coast visitors have celebrated the annual Cranberry Festival the second weekend in September. Beginning September 12-14, thousands of people will pour into the streets of Old Town Bandon for a Cranberry Roundup. Cranberry Roundup, the theme for this years festival, promises a fun filled event for the entire family. Entertainment venues throughout the weekend... [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]
 
Cape Disappointment Concert Series
Long Beach
Through August 23
Visitors may take along a chair or blanket and listen to music ranging from bluegrass to rock with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Free one-hour performances start at 7pm at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach. A Washington State Discover Pass is needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. Concerts will be on Saturdays: July 12, July... [read more]
 
SOLVE Beach Cleanup
Coastwide
September 27
Thousands of volunteers, local communities and haulers are expected to participate in the fall SOLVE Beach Cleanup on Oregon beaches, Saturday, September 27. SOLVE's 30th anniversary fall Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup is expected to attract thousands of volunteers at local events coastwide on Oregon beaches, Saturday, September 27. The 2014 event coincides with National Public Lands Day. In 1984, Oregon... [read more]
 
Honor active duty personnel, military veterans and their families at the Annual Celebration of Honor. The Celebration of Honor begins with the Field of Flags, which is available for viewing September 25-28 at the southeast parking area at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6pm on Friday September 26 at the Field of Flags. New to this... [read more]
 
Outdoor Markets
Coastwide
Through October 30
It could be the season or the pioneer spirit; summertime on the coast is filled with outdoor markets bursting with farm fresh produce, locally made foods and crafts. Meet the artisans, farmers and craftsman who bring their goods straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag. Here's out list of some open-air markets in coastal Oregon and... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
Through September 1 Netul Trail Guided Walks:
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
Through August 27 Kid Corps
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
Through September 13 Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W Bond St. 503.325.6104
Through August 31 Kayak and Canoe Tours
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.4425
August 23 National Park Service Birthday Party
Lewis & Clark NHP, Netul Landing 503.861.2471
August 25 National Park Service Free Day
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
August 30-September 1 Fort Stevens Civil War Battle Reenactment
Ft. Stevens State Park 503.861.1470
September 13 Second Saturday Art Walk
various venues in downtown 503.791.7940
September 26-28 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
downtown Astoria 503.791.7940
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 12 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria-Megler Bridge 503.325.6311
November 16 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series:
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
April 24-26 2015 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds 503.325.6311

Bandon

& Coquille
Through August 30 Live Theater: The Colossal Cranberry Caper or Boondoggled in the Bog
Sawdust Theatre, 1st and Adams 541.396.4564
Through August 31 Live Theater: Hello Dolly
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon 541.347.7426
September 5-7 28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
various locations 541.867.4550
September 12-14 Bandon 68th Cranberry Festival
Various Locations 541.347.9616
September 12 Bandon Cranberry Coronation
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon 541.347.9616
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Brookings

August 28-31 Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby
Port of Brookings Harbor 541.469.2218
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 11 Harvest at the Harbor
Port of Brookings Harbor 541.661.1899
July 18-19 2015 Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Sporthaven Beach, 6330 Lower Harbor Road

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through September 30 Cannon Beach Farmers Market
City Hall Parking Lot 503.436.8044
Through September 7 Live Theater: Into the Woods
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 North Hemlock Street 503.436.1242
Through September 5 Live Theater: The 39 Steps
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 North Hemlock Street 503.436.1242
Through September 2 Intersections: an invitational group art exhibit
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
September 5-30 Art Exhibition: Carol Riley & Neal Maine
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
September 12-14 2014 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various locations, Cannon Beach History Center & Museum 503.436.9301
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
November 7-9 Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various gallery locations in Cannon Beach 503.436.2623
March 12-15 2015 Savor Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach 503.717.1122
June 20-21 2015 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
Cannon Beach 503.436.2623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through September 27 21st Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. 541.267.3901
August 23 Corvettes on the Bay
1595 Newmark 541.756.4613
August 23-24 Blackberry Arts Festival
downtown Coos Bay 541.269.0215
September 5-7 28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
various locations 541.867.4550
September 13-14 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
3201 Tremont Ave 541.756.8800 or 800.953.4800
September 13-14 Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Show & Butterfly Tea
1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend 541.267.0740 or 541.756.0433
September 20 Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park,89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
September 20-21 Bay Area Fun Festival
various locations 541.269.0215
September 20 Coos Sand N' Sea – Sea of Quilts XX
3333 Walnut Ave. 541.297.2251
September 20 29th Annual Cruz the Coos
various location 541.888.3863
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Florence

August 22-24 Let's Go Camping
Jesse Honeyman Memorial State Park 888.953.7677
September 5-7 Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
Old Town Florence 541.997.3128
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
September 27 Florence Festival of Books
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
October 11-12 Florence Regional Arts Alliance Autumn Arts Festival
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.902.1933

Gold Beach

August 23-24 Annual Wild Rivers Dahlia Society Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. Hwy 101
September 6 Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest
Curry County Event Center 541.490.1593
September 6 5th Annual Bike the Rogue
Buffington Park 800.525.2334 or 541.247.7526
September 6 Rogue Ramblers Classic Car Show
Curry County Event Center 541.373.0292
September 20-21 Festival of Quilts
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. Hwy 101 541.425.1710 or 541.412.0917
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Grays Harbor

including Ocean Shores, Westport & Aberdeen
August 30 68th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show
Westport Maritime Museum 2210 Westhaven Drive 360.268.9422
September 5-7 6th Annual Westport Blues Festival
Westport Marina 360.268.0111
September 27-28 3rd Annual Salmon Tales
Westport Maritime Museum 2210 Westhaven Drive 360.268.9422
October 4-5 13th Annual Cleanwater Classic
Westport Beach 360.268.9422
October 5 Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine At The Beach Festival
Westport Winery, Corner of SR105 & South Arbor Road 360.648.2244
October 11-12 Grayland Cranberry Harvest Festival
various locations 800.345.6223

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through August 30 Live Theater: Murder is a Game
Theater West, 35366 SE Hwy 101 541.994.5563
August 22-23 Live Concert: Lights Out a Tribute to Frankie Vali
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
August 29-30 In Concert: Melissa Etheridge
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 NW 44th Street, 888.624.6228
September 5-7 7th Annual Oregon Coast Pride Festival
Lincoln City Cultural Center, MacA DangDangs, Chinook Winds Casino and Liberty Inn 503.432.1406
September 6-7 Special Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1254
September 7 24th Annual Sprint Triathlon
Lincoln City Community Center 541.994.2131
September 13 5th Annual Cruisin' the Bay Car Show
Historic Taft District 541.996.1274
September 19-20 In Concert: Trace Adkins
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
September 20 59th Indian Style Salmon Bake
Depoe Bay City Park 541.765.2889
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 4-5 Fall Kite Festival
D-River State Wayside 800.452.2151
October 11 Wild Mushroom Cook Off
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101 800.452.2151
February 7-16 2015 Antique Week
various locations 800.452.2151

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through September 28 Special Traveling Exhibition
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
Through August 24 Washington State International Kite Festival
Bolstad Beach Approach, Long Beach, WA 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 23-24 SummerFest
Downtown Long Beach, WA 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 23 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Cape Disappointment State Park 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 28 Ilwaco Art Night
Port of Ilwaco, WA 800.451.2542
August 30-September 1 Chinook Arts Festival
Hwy 101 & W Olympia St 800.451.2545 or 360.642.2400
September 5 Slow Drag at the Port
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 6-7 Rod Run to the End of the World
25815 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 13 Discovery Trail - Half Marathon Run
Bolstad Beach Approach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 20 Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
Discovery Trail 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
various locations on the Long Beach Peninsua 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 11-12 One Sky, One World Kite Fly For Peace
Sid Snyder Drive SW Beach Approach, Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 11-12 Grayland Cranberry Harvest Festival
various locations 800.345.6223
October 11-12 Cranberrian Fair
Ilwaco and Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 17-23 2015 Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach, WA

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
August 23 19th Annual Tour of Homes
Manzanita 503.368.7002
August 31 Live Concert: Rio Con Brio
Historic Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda
September 13 6th Annual Muttzanita Festival
on the beach 503.368.3436
September 20 Author Event: Lindsay Hill
Hoffman Center at 594 Laneda Avenue 503.368.3846
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through August 24 Live Theater: Mary Shelley Frankenstein Unbound
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
September 1-2 Oregon's 4th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch
Kelp Forest Gallery Parking Lot 1738 N Coast Highway 541.265.8801
September 13-14 5th Annual Newport Wild Seafood Weekend
Port Dock 7 and on the Boardwalk Historic Bayfront. 541.265.8801
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
November 1 14th Annual Oyster Cloyster Festival
Oregon Coast Aquarium 541.867.3474 or 541.265.8801
February 19-22 2015 38th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
South Beach Marina

Port Orford

& Sixes
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
August 23-24 Kool Coastal Nights
various locations 541.271.3495
August 30-31 Art by the Bay
Bayfront Loop 541.297.6073
September 20 Art Fair
Old Town Reedsport, Fir Avenue 541.271.2101
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

August 22-24 Arts & Crafts Fair
Ocean's Edge Wayside 503.355.8108
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 5 Oktoberfest
Saint Mary's By The Sea, 3rd & Pacific 503.355.8108

Seaside

& Gearhart
August 23 Hood to Coast Relay
Seaside Beach at the Turnaround 503.738.5586
September 4-7 Seaside Wheels & Waves Car Show
Downtown Seaside
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 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
August 22-23 Oregon Tuna Classic, Garibaldi
Port of Garibaldi 503.842.7525
August 30 Festival of Pearls
Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A Street 503.377.9620
September 5-7 2014 Blowsion Surfslam
Tierra Del Mar Beach 503.392.4340
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 4 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Garibaldi 503.292.5055

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
August 23-September 6 Port of Alsea Crab Derby
Port if Alsea, Waldport 541.547.3530
August 23 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic
Siuslaw National Forest
August 30 14th Annual Labor Day Pie & Ice Cream Social
Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac 541.547.3205
September 5-7 Fall Blues Car Show & Shine
Yachats Inn, lawn and tea room 541.547.3530
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571