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Singer songwriter Ellen Whyte will kick off a full weekend of art and music with a Friday night spotlight concert during Cannon Beach's Stormy Weather Arts Festival in November. Award-winning artist Ellen Whyte kicks off a full weekend of events at Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6 in Cannon Beach. Stormy Weather Arts Festival features art events, musical performances, artist... [read more]
Culinary Classes
Through November 12
Autumn on the Oregon Coast brings a cornucopia of local bounty to the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Executive Chef Sharon Wiest at the Lincoln City Culinary Center is committed to developing diverse hands-on and demonstration style classes. Autumn classes embrace the seasonal harvest with farm-to- table demos, comfort foods, pickling workshops and Oktoberfest favorites. Demonstration classes are designed for... [read more]
Celebrating 30 Years
Through January 4 2017
Cannon Beach Arts Association celebrates its legacy with anniversary exhibits and events. The Cannon Beach Gallery, a program of Cannon Beach Arts Association is celebrating a 30-year legacy of supporting Cannon Beach's reputation as an artists' colony. Starting in September, the ambitious autumn/winter program features three exhibitions. Cannon Beach Gallery closes its 2016 program with the first of its anniversary... [read more]
Oregon Coast Crawler
October 15-16
Explore Oregon's rugged coast and valleys from a vintage train, powered by a historic steam locomotive. Jump on board the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad October 15 and see some of the best fall foliage in the region. Whether you're a railfan, photographer or simply someone who enjoys sightseeing, a ride aboard the Oregon Coast Crawler is a memorable way to... [read more]
Cannon Beach Art Festivals
Through November 6
Cannon Beach, Oregon offers a relaxed respite for all types of art lovers. Visitors looking for a special art extravaganza on the Oregon Coast will find activities galore in Cannon Beach. With over a dozen galleries in a walkable downtown, Cannon Beach offers a relaxed respite for all types of art lovers. Here is a list to mark your calendar... [read more]
First Saturday Art Walks
Through December 3
Celebrating 12 years in 2016, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is in galleries, businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon. The Seaside Art Walk is an after hours event from 5-7pm monthly on the first Saturday. Visitors can watch demonstrations, meet artists, listen to live music, sip wine and sample appetizers. Venues... [read more]
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including Warrenton & Hammond
October 7-22 Live Theater: Barefoot in the Park
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge


& Coquille
October 7-8 Oregon Coast Film Festival
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW


Through October 2 Live Theater: The Brain that Wouldn't Die
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave 541.469.1877
October 1 Raining Cats and Dogs
Kite Field, Port of Brookings-Harbor

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through October 22 Live Theater: Don't Dress for Dinner
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
November 4-6 Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Locations 503.436.2623
June 17 2017 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
October 1-2 Octoberfish
Charleston Marina 541.808.8518
October 7 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215


October 1 Octoberfest
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St.

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through October 10 The Casbah Group Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
October 1-2 Fall Kite Festival
D-River Wayside 800.452.2151
October 1 Artober Brewfest
Lincoln City Cultural Center 541.994.3070
October 7-8 Live Concert: Unlikely Saints
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.244.6665
October 8 Chowder & Brewfest
Lincoln City Outlets 800.452.2151
October 14-November 7 Extreme Studies Exhibition
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
October 20-November 12 Live Theater: Jake's Women
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
October 21-22 Live Concert: Michael McDonald
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through October 1 Memories of Megler Exhibit
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.624.3446
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
Various Locations 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 7-9 Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show
Long Beach Depot Building, 102 3rd St. NW 800.451.2542
October 8-9 Cranberrian Fair
Long Beach Peninsula 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 8-9 One Sky One World
On the Beach, 303 Sid Snyder Drive 360.642.4020
October 14-15 Water Music Festival
Long Beach Peninsula 360.642.2400
November 11-12 Ocian In View Cultural Weekend
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St. 360.642.3446 or 360.642.2400


including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 30-October 2 Oregon Coast Jazz Party
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St. 541.265.2787
October 7-30 Live Theater: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St. 541.265.2787
February 23-26 2017 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive

Rockaway Beach

October 15 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 503.292.5055


& Gearhart
October 1 First Saturday Art Walk
Downtown, Historic Gilbert District

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
October 15 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 503.292.5055


including Waldport & Seal Rock
October 21-23 17th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
241 Hwy 101 541.547.3530