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Astoria Society of Artists in Astoria, Oregon, will open their studios to the public July 25-26. Studios will be open 10am – 4pm for visitors to get a glimpse of working art studios and see demonstrations of works in progress. Artwork will also be available for purchase. The free, self-guided tour represents a variety of artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, fiber... [read more]
 
Making Waves
Newport
Through September 7
Pioneer surfers of the Oregon Coast is on exhibit at Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport. Ride an engaging crest of nostalgia at Making Waves, a history of Oregon Coast surfing, showing this spring and summer at the new Pacific Maritime & Heritage Museum in Newport. Oregon Coast surfer culture and the pioneers who made it happen is on... [read more]
 
Secrets of Shipwrecks
Through January 2 2016
Visitors of all ages can dive in and discover the exhibit Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History, Part Mystery at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Dive into the ocean's murky and mysterious underworld with Secrets of the Shipwrecks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a world-class marine attraction nestled on the Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. Opening Memorial Weekend and running through 2016... [read more]
 
Coastal Outdoor Markets
Through December 19
Shop the season's bounty at farmer markets up and down the Oregon Coast and Long Beach Peninsula. Summertime on the coast is loaded with farmer markets bursting with farm fresh produce, artisan crafts and locally made foods. Fresh, organic produce, flower bouquets, meat, seafood and baked goods are just a small taste of what you might find at the market... [read more]
 
Guided Paddle Trips
Through September 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a series of twelve guided paddle trips through the heart of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Interested in getting on the water this summer? The sinuous channels and tidal sloughs at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City, Oregon are a great place to experience nature from a kayak or canoe... [read more]
 
Art Walks & Gallery Tours
Through January 1 2016
Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events. Every month galleries, boutiques, eateries and unique spaces open their doors in some coastal communities as a way to connect with visitors and locals in promoting the arts. A community art walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those simply... [read more]
 
Tall Ships Set Sail
Through July 5
Gray's Harbor Seaport Authority brings maritime history to life aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington. Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several port of call along the Oregon and Washington coast this spring and summer. At each stop, the tall ships will offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history educational programs for students... [read more]
 
The Barn Community Playhouse announces 2015 season. Whether you are a performer or patron this volunteer driven community theater organization provides opportunities for learning, growth, self-expression and pure enjoyment for every theater lover. In recent years Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, TAPA, has seen its has seen its attendance, auditions and volunteer numbers grow. With the continued support of... [read more]
 
Furry Fun
Through October 18
Have fun with Fido at several upcoming events along the Oregon Coast. These pet and family-friendly events help make the Northwest Coast one of the world's most dog-friendly destinations in the world. July 18 | Tillamook Cause for Paws-Mutt Strutt A pet walk-a-thon event to raise funds to benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter. Event is open to the public 10am-4pm... [read more]
 
Culinary Center Classes
Lincoln City
Through August 29
Lincoln City Culinary Center offers a wide array of hands-on and demonstration classes. Using locally grown and raised foods, from organic vegetables to grass-fed natural meats, prairie-raised chickens and the Oregon coast's vast array of fresh seafood and shellfish, Executive Chef Sharon Wiest at the Lincoln City Culinary Center is committed to developing diverse hands-on and demonstration style classes. Classes... [read more]
 
Gyotaku, Fish Printing Exhibit
Through September 6
A new exhibit featuring the work of five local gyotaku artists is now open at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, Oregon. Housed in the Maritime Center's "Galley Gallery," the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner and Marion Moir represent a diversity of Gyotaku styles and techniques. The exhibit is open 11am... [read more]
 
Shanghaied in Astoria
July 10-September 13
The 2015 production of "Shanghaied in Astoria" runs July 10 through September 13 at ASOC Playhouse in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria's original, award-winning, vaudeville-style musical melodrama runs July 10 through September 13, 2015. Cheer for the heroes and throw popcorn at the villains while you enjoy this fun and entertaining production about Astoria's infamous history and Scandinavian heritage. "Shanghaied in Astoria"... [read more]
 
First Friday Nights
Astoria
Through December 4
First Friday Nights are an entertaining, casual and social experience on the first Friday of each month. Guests will enjoy a mix of live music, games, film screenings, skills demonstrations, and hands-on activities. A cash bar and inspired snacks will be available every First Friday, making CRMM the first stop of your weekend. Kick off April with Knotty Beers, where... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre Playhouse 2015 Season
Cannon Beach
Through December 21
Coaster Theatre Playhouse announces 2015 season. Now in its 43rd season, Coaster Theater offers quality community theater in Cannon Beach. Mystery, intrigue, carnivorous plants, witches looking for love, a moat swimming princess, a mother and daughter coming to a difficult choice and two old friends finding love...there's something in store for every theater goer. Executive Director Patrick Lathrop says, "We... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
July 11 Second Saturday Art Walk
Various downtown locations 503.791.7940
July 25-26 Astoria Artists Open Studio Tour
various artists studios 503.338.6508
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 25-27 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
East of Columbia River Maritime Museum and Barbey Center 503.791.7940
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Bandon

& Coquille
July 17 Alive After Five Art and Wine Walk
Various downtown locations 541.297.2542
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 11-13 Annual Cranberry Festival
Downtown Bandon 541.347.9616
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Brookings

July 11 Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
July 18-19 Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Sporthaven Beach, 6330 Lower Harbor Road
August 1-2 Festival of Art in Stout Park
Stout Park 541.469.9522
August 15-16 Wild Rivers Music Festival
Azalea Park
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through August 1 Puffins Return to Haystack Rock
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach
July 4 Independence Day Parade
Downtown Cannon Beach 503.436.2973
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
November 6-8 28th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.2623
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
July 8 Working Forest Tours
Coos Bay Visitors Center, 50 Central Ave. 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486
July 11-25 Oregon Coast Music Festival
Various Locations 541.267.0938
July 17-18 North Bend July Jubilee
Various Locations 541.756.4613
July 18 Oregon Coast Music Festival Garden Concert
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
August 2 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
Bastendorff County Park 541.756.1282
August 8-9 25th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
Boat Basin 541.269.0215
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
October 2-4 Octoberfish
Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road 541.435.7080
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Florence

July 4 5th Annual Wings & Wheels
Florence Municipal Airport 541.997.3128
July 11 Second Saturday Gallery Tour
Various Locations 541.902.8575
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Gold Beach

August 23-24 Annual Wild Rivers Dahlia Society Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.247.2364
September 12 8th Annual Brew and Art Festival
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.490.1593
September 12 Rogue Ramblers Classic Car Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 800.525.2334 or 541.247.7526
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through July 5 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations and Venues 541.992.1131
July 4 Fourth of July Celebration
Lincoln City 800.452.2151
July 11 Hands-On Tuscan Picnic
Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor 541.557.1125
July 17-18 Live Concert: Happy Together Tour
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
July 25-26 Hoops at the Beach
Tanger Outlet Center 800.452.2151
August 8 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Historic Taft District 800.452.2151
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through July 5 Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight Stories that Changed the World
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
July 4 Saturday Market
Port of Ilwaco 503.338.9511 or 1..
July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade
Bay Ave, Ocean Park 888.751.9354
July 4 Art In The Park
Sheldon Field, Ocean Park 360.665.4448
Through July 5 Summerfest
Downtown Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 5 Beach Clean Up Day
Any major beach approach 360.642.0033
July 10 Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market
3rd St. SE & Oregon, Veterans Field 360.642.
July 11 Saturday Market
Port of Ilwaco 503.338.9511
July 11-12 Summerfest
Downtown Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 15-19 Sandsations & City Sandsations
Various Locations 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 18-19 Clamshell Railroad Days
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake Street 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 18 Music in the Gardens Tour
Various Locations and Venues
July 24-26 Long Beach Rodeo
6407 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 17-23 35th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach 360.642.4020
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
August 14-16 Lincoln County Fair
Lincoln County Fairgrounds
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Port Orford

July 31-August 2 Cape Blanco Music Festival
Cape Blanco Road 541.345.9263
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
July 29-August 2 Dune Fest
Oregon Dunes 541.271.3495
August 13-16 Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
Winchester Bay Community Center, Grange Hall 541.572.2742
August 21-22 23rd Annual Kool Coastal Nights
Various Locations 541.271.3434
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

July 4 Independence Day Festivites
Downtown 503.355.8108
July 18-19 Fire Festival & Concert
Ocean's Edge Wayside, South 1st Street 503.355.8108
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
July 4 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Gilbert District
July 11 The Sower Comes Book Launch Party
Beach Books, 616 Broadway, Seaside 503.791.9438
July 18 49th Annual Seaside Beach Run
various locations 503.738.8304
August 1 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Gilbert District
August 1 Seaside's Treasure the Beach August Cleanup
Seaside Beach 503.739.2776
August 7-9 Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Seaside Beach 503.738.6391
August 29 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
Seaside Beach at the Turnaround
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
July 18 Coho Classic Fishing Tourney & Seafood Feast
Old Mill Marina 503.842.0250
July 18 A Cause for Paws-Mutt Strutt
Goodspeed Park
July 18-19 56th Annual Dory Days Festival
Various Locations
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
July 10-12 35th Annual Yachats Music Festival
360 West 7th Street. 510.845.4444 or 8000.929.0477
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304