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The Great Columbia Crossing 10k run/walk has 33 years of great history. Knock that 10K off your bucket list this year. Sign up to join 3,000 runners and walkers as they journey across the 4.1-mile Astoria-Megler Bridge connecting Washington to Oregon as a part of the Great Columbia Crossing 10K, October 12, 2014. There is no registration on race day... [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]
 
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
Astoria
September 25-29
One of the most fun ways to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn is to attend the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in Astoria, Oregon. On September 26-28, forty beers from across the Pacific Northwest will compete to be the first keg to go in the "Thar She Blows" contest. Participating breweries will also complete for the People's Choice... [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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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
September 19 In Concert: Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen
Liberty Theater 503.325.5922
September 21 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Mysterious Mushrooms of Clatsop County
Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
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 11 Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk
various venues in downtown 503.791.7940
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
December 14 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
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 10 The Voetberg Family Band
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon 541.347.7626
October 11 Oregon Coast Film Festival
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 - 11th St. SW, Bandon

Brookings

September 27 Raining Cats and Dogs
Port of Brookings Harbor 541.469.4500
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
December 1-24 Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Azalea Park, Old County Road 541.469.3181
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 30 Art Exhibition: Carol Riley & Neal Maine
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
September 26-October 25 Live Theater: Twelfth Night
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 North Hemlock Street 503.436.1242
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 3-November 2 Art Exhibit: M.J. Anderson and Claudia Toutain-Drobec
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock 503.436.0744
November 7-9 Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various gallery locations in Cannon Beach 503.436.2623
November 7-December 8 Glimpses: A Miniatures Show
Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S Hemlock 503.436.0744
November 14-16 Women Only Weekend
various venues 503.436.2241
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
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
October 3-5 Octoberfish
Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8466
October 4 Coos Art Museum Fall Fling
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. 541.267.3901
October 4 22nd Annual See Jane Run
John Topits Park 541.290.3243

Florence

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 4 Oktoberfest
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
October 12 Eugene Ballet's Cinderella
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
November 22 Portland Cello Project
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
December 9 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994

Gold Beach

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
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
October 24-26 Irish Music Festival
Galaway Bay, 880 Point Brown Ave NE, Ocean Shores 360.289.9586

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
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 20-21 Special Art Glass Drop
Lincoln City Beaches 800.452.2151 or 541.996.1274
September 21 Music in the Park
Deoe Bay City Park 541.765.2889
September 22 Fall Labyrinth Walk
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
September 25-28 Celebration of Honor
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 541.996.5766
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 4 Artober Brewfest
Lincoln City Cultural Center 541.994.3070
October 7 23rd Annual Senior Fair
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 541.996.7474 or 800.984.4968
October 11 Wild Mushroom Cook Off
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101 800.452.2151
October 24-25 Live Concert: Joe Nichols
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 800.244.6665
November 8-9 Chowder Cook Off
Tanger Outlet Center 800.452.2151
November 15 Restoration Celebration
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 1777 NW 44th Street 888.244.6665
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
September 19 Willapa Bay Oysters Film and Discussion
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
September 20 Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
Discovery Trail 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
September 26 Hometown Tourism Day
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
September 26 Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
September 27 Oktoberfest at NW Carriage Museum
NW Carriage Museum, 314 Alder Street 360.942.4150
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
various locations on the Long Beach Peninsua 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 10-13 Peninsula Arts Association 44th Annual Fall Art Show
Long Beach Depot Building, 3 North & Pacific Hwy 360.665.6041
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
October 31-November 2 Cribbage Tournament
304 14th St N 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 17-23 2015 Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach, WA

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
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
October 11 In Concert Molly's Revenge
Pine Grove Community House 503.819.2689

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571
October 3-5 2014 Oregon Coast Jazz Party
Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
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
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

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

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
September 26-October 12 Live Theater: True West
The Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy, Tillamoook 503.842.7940
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
September 27 SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
various coastal beach locations 503.844.9571