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Coos Art Museum opens its 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit on Saturday, July 14. Coos Art Museum (CAM) in Coos Bay, Oregon opens its 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition on July 14, 2018. The juried exhibition in the Maggie Karl Gallery displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States and Canada. Works by the nations leading maritime... [read more]
 
Fall Kite Festival
October 6-7
Colorful kites will take to the skies along the Oregon Coast, October 6-7 at Lincoln City's Fall Kite Festival. For forty years Lincoln City's Fall Kite Festival has attracted visitors of all ages to Oregon's Central Coast. As long as the wind blows there will be big show kites and high-flying action on the beach, in the center of Lincoln... [read more]
 
Mushroom Madness
September 27-November 25
From Yachats, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, you'll find a variety of mushroom events celebrating autumn's wild edible bounty. Autumn is a great time to take a walk in the woods and look for edible mushrooms. As the weather turns cooler and rains come to Oregon's Coast, mushrooms start popping up. Under the trees and along the trails you... [read more]
 
Concerts by Oregon blues greats Curtis Salgado and Lloyd Jones will highlight a weekend full of art events at Cannon Beach's 31st annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2-4. Spotlight concerts by Oregon blues greats Curtis Salgado and Lloyd Jones will highlight a weekend full of art events and musical performances at Cannon Beach's 31st annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival... [read more]
 
Art Walks
Through December 31 2019
From Brookings to Astoria shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast extend their hours and open their doors for art walks and tours. Community art walks and gallery nights is a fun way for visitors to explore the arts while touring Oregon's coastal towns. Each location offers a unique art experience with changing exhibits, artists talks, demonstrations... [read more]
 
Outdoor Coastal Markets
Through October 1
From organic produce to handcrafted goods, local farmer's markets are the heart of many Oregon coastal towns. Whether you come to shop for fresh, local foods or just to socialize with friends and neighbors, outdoor markets have become a popular summer staple for locals and visitors alike. From Brookings, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, selections may vary, but they... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
September 23 Astoria Sunday Market
Historic Downtown, 12th Street
September 28-30 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
Astoria Historic Riverfront
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 13 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
October 14 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

Through September 30 Heat Wave Fiber Arts Exhibition
Manley Art Center, 433 Oak St.
Through October 1 Live Theater: Sweeney Todd
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 13 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
October 19-31 Live Theater: Annual Haunted House
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through October 27 Live Theater: Deathtrap
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
September 29 Annual Fall Festival
Cannon Beach Library 503.436.1391
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 20 20th Annual Dog Show on the Beach
Surfsand Resort, 148 W Gower, Cannon Beach 800.547.6100
March 7-10 2019 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
September 26 Coos Bay Farmers Market
Historic Downtown, 320 Central Ave.
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
September 29 Dahlia Day a Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy. 541.888.3732
October 3-7 Tall Ship Vessel Tours & Adventure Sails
200 Bayshore Dr 800.200.5239
October 5 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
October 6 Octoberfish
Boat Basin Rd.
October 19-November 4 Live Theater: Cabaret
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611
October 19 Sip N Stroll
Various North Bend Locations

Florence

September 28-29 Florence Festival of Books
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 5-7 8th Annual Wine & Chowder Trail
Historic Old Town 541.997.3128
October 13 OKTO-FUR-FEST
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

Gold Beach

September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 6-7 Fall Kite Festival
D River State Recreation Site 800.452.2151
October 11-21 A Tour to Die For
Taft Pioneer Cemetary
October 13-14 Finders Keepers Kick-off
Lincoln City Beach
October 18-November 10 Live Theater: Better Late
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
Various Locations
October 12-14 Water Music Festival
Various Long Beach Venues
October 13-14 Cranberrian Fair, a Harvest Festival
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE 360.642.3446

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 20 Manzanita Writers' Series: Special Event
North Coast Recreation District Performing Arts Center,36155 9th St, Nehalem

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 12-28 Live Theater: A Mid Summers Night Dream
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787

Port Orford

September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
September 29-30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Train Route is Garilbaldi, Wheeler, Mohler, Rockaway

Seaside

& Gearhart
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Through October 30 Live Theater: God of Carnage
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
September 29 Crave the Coast
Garibaldi Event Tent on Tillamook Bay
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
September 29-30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Train Route is Garilbaldi, Wheeler, Mohler, Rockaway

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
October 19-21 19th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest
Various Locations 541.547.3530 or 800.929.0477
November 9-11 Yachats Celtic Music Festival
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101