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Lewis & Clark NHP
Through September 3
Within forty miles of rugged coastline in Oregon and Washington, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park tells the story of a young country's westward expansion. With stunning vistas, abundant recreational opportunities and a rich cultural heritage of native coastal people, visitors of all ages can relive the dramatic story of America's famous explorers by visiting 12 sites along the Pacific... [read more]
 
Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean in view, get an inside peek of coastal living in Cannon Beach, at the 2017 Cottage & Garden Tour, September 8-10. Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean and one of the most iconic Oregon images, Haystack Rock, in view. Since the late 1800s Cannon Beach has... [read more]
 
Clam and Crab Clinics
Through September 26
Grab your gear and learn how to harvest Oregon's coastal bounty at Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Siletz Bay is teeming with life and summer is a great time for locals and visitors alike to learn how to dig purple varnish clams and catch Dungeness crab with Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Visitors of all ages... [read more]
 
Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
Through September 23
CAM in Coos Bay, Oregon opens its annual exhibition of maritime art on July 8, 2017. The oldest continuous maritime art competition on the West Coast, Coos Art Museum will host the 24th annual Maritime Art Exhibition featuring artwork from across the country, July 8 through September 23, 2017. The featured artist for this exhibition, Pacific Northwest marine artist Steve... [read more]
 
Shanghaied in Astoria
Through September 9
The hysterical melodrama, Shanghaied in Astoria, returns to the stage for a 33rd season at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse in historic Uniontown, Astoria. Now in its 33rd season, Astor Street Opry Company's original, award-winning, vaudeville-style show "Shanghaied in Astoria" has become a summertime cult classic on stage in Astoria, Oregon. Audience participation gets things rolling. Cheer for the... [read more]
 
Tall Ships
Through September 25
Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several ports of call along the Pacific Coast this season. You've seen them in the movies, tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several Ports of call along the Pacific Northwest this season. The tall ships offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in... [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]
 
Astoria Sunday Market
Through October 8
Astoria Sunday Market opens its 2017 season on Mother's Day, May 14th. For over a decade Astoria Sunday Market in Astoria, Oregon has attracted thousands of visitors to the heart of downtown to meet the artisans, farmers and craftsman who bring their goods straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag. From May until October, Astoria Sunday... [read more]
 

Through September 30
See stunning coastal scenery along a historic route as you ride the rails on a vintage train. Journeying from Garibaldi to Batterson, the Oregon Coast Crawler continues its tradition of arranging scenic excursions using vintage trains on historic rail routes in the Pacific Northwest. Two dates are set for this special excursion: May 20th and September 30th, 2017. Traveling beside... [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]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
Through September 9 Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
August 19 100 Paddles Across Youngs Bay
Youngs Bay and Lewis & Clark River 503.861.4425
September 9 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
October 15 The Great Columbia 10K Crossing
Astoira Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
Through August 27 Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.7426
September 8-10 Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations 541.347.9616
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

August 19 Wild Rivers Music Festival
Azalea Park
September 2-4 Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby
Port of Brookings Harbor 541.813.1760
September 15-October 1 Live Theater: Logger's Rhapsody
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave 541.469.1877
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through September 2 Live Theater: Steel Magnolias
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
Through September 3 Live Theater: Clue The Summer Musical
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
September 8-10 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 9 Discover Haystack Rock: Marine Debris Art
Meet on the beach at Haystack Rock 503.436.8060
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
August 26-27 Blackberry Arts Festival
Downtown Coos Bay
September 5-26 Music on the Bay
Mingus Park 541.269.0215
September 8-17 Live Theater: Fifth Annual Hollering Place Radio Show
Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611
September 9-10 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave.
September 15-17 Bay Area Fun Festival
Central Ave. & Hwy 101 541.269.0215
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

September 8-10 Rods 'N Rhodies Invitational Car Show
Historic Old Town 541.997.3128
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

Through August 19 Curry County Fair
Curry County Event Center 541.247.4541
September 9 Annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Curry County Fairgrounds 800.525.2334
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through September 2 Live Theater: The Odd Couple Female Version
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 30-October 1 Fall Kite Festival
D-River Wayside 800.452.2151
June 23-24 2018 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through October 7 Derby Days: Chasing the Prize
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446
August 19 Jazz & Oysters
Veteran's Field
August 26 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco 360.642.3078
September 8 Slow Drag at the Port of Ilwaco
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
September 9-10 34th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World
Various Locations Long Beach Peninsula

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
February 22-25 2018 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive

Port Orford

September 1-4 Classic Cruiser & Hot Rod Show
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
August 17-20 Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
Grange Hall 541.271.3495
August 25-26 Kool Coastal Nights
Various Locations 541.271.3495
September 2-4 Art by the Bay
Winchester Harbor Bayfront 541.271.3495
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

August 18-20 Art Fair & Farmers Market
Downtown, South 1st Ave.
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 30 Oregon Coast Crawler
800.717.0108

Seaside

& Gearhart
August 26 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
On the Beach 503.292.4626
September 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
September 7-10 Wheels and Waves Car Show
Downtown Seaside, 612 Broadway 503.738.7637
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
August 18-20 Tillamook Old Iron Show
2001 Blue Heron Dr. 503.812.2609
August 25-27 Slab Creek Music Fest + Gathering
Neskowin Valley School, 10005 Slab Creek Road, Neskowin 503.392.3124
September 1-2 Oregon Tuna Classic
Port of Garibaldi
September 15-17 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic
Beach at Cape Kiwanda
September 15-30 Live Theater: Roses in December
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 30 Oregon Coast Crawler
800.717.0108

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 1-4 Yachats Arts Guild Fall Exhibition
Yachats Commons, 241 Hwy 101
September 8-10 Fall Blues Car Show & Shine
Yachats Inn
September 9 Cruzin' for Crab
Various Locations 541.563.2133
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571