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Plein Air & More Arts Festival brings together the Cannon Beach landscape in the open air, June 23-25. Cannon Beach, Oregon has not only been named "One of the Best Art Towns in America," by author John Villani but National Geographic has also listed the North Coast town as "One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World." Cannon Beach's... [read more]
 
A fun filled anniversary weekend is planned June 22-25 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, Chinook Winds Casino Resort will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with fireworks, entertainment, floats and special promotions. Country music legend Clint Black kicks off the summer concert series, performing Thursday and Friday... [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]
 
Two summer camp adventures await for young people at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Get the kids outdoors this summer to survive and thrive in nature. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park offers two week long camps for kids with exciting overnight opportunities July 10-14 and July 17-21, 2017. Nature Adventure Camp, held July 10-14, offers a week's worth... [read more]
 
Shanghaied in Astoria
July 6-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. Shanghaied in Astoria opens July 6 and runs through September 9, 2017. Evening shows run Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Sunday afternoon matinees are on July 16 and August 6 at 2pm. Part vaudeville, part... [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]
 
Expressions West
Through July 1
Coos Art Museum opens Expressions West 2017, an exhibition of western artists' works on April 14. Coos Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Coos Bay, Oregon, will host Expressions West 2017, an exhibition of paintings by artists residing in in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The exhibition opens on April 14... [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]
 
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]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
July 7-September 9 Live Theater: Shanghaied in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
July 8 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
July 12 Seaman's Day
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Fort Clatsop Visitor Center 503.861.2471
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Bandon

& Coquille
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

July 14-16 Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Port of Brookings Harbor
July 21-30 Live Theater: The Princess Parade
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 June 25 9th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival
Various Locations
Through September 3 Live Theater: Clue The Summer Musical
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
July 1-4 Book Sale
Cannon Beach Library 503.436.1391
September 8-10 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through June 25 Clamboree and Art Festival
Various Locations 541.217.8774
July 8-30 Live Theater: Summer Opry
Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336
July 14-16 July Jubilee
Various Locations
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

July 1 Wings & Wheels
Florence Airport, 2001 Airport Way 541.997.2687
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

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 July 4 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations 541.992.1131
Through June 25 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside
July 6-September 2 Live Theater: The Odd Couple Female Version
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
July 15 Beach, Bacon and Brews
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through July 8 Frances Stilwell: Oregon's Botanical Landscape
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
June 24 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco 360.642.3078
July 5 Community Beach Clean Up
Various Beach Locations
July 8 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco 360.642.3078
July 15-16 Clamshell Railroad Days
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.642.3446
July 22 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco 360.642.3078

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
July 21-23 Manzanita Music Festival
Various Locations
July 22 27th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk & Run
Manzanita Beach 503.36.4595
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
July 22-23 Barrel to Keg Relay
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

July 4 Port Orford Jubilee
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
July 26-30 Dunfest
Various Oregon Dunes Locations 541.271.3495
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

Through June 25 Pirate Festival
Various Locations
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
June 27-July 1 Miss Oregon Pageant
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 503.738.3097
July 1 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
July 23 Seaside Downtown Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.717.1914
August 10-13 Beach Volleyball Tournament
On the Beach 503.738.6391
August 26 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
On the Beach 503.292.4626
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 & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
June 24 60th Annual June Dairy Parade & Festival
Downtown Tillamook 503.842.7525
July 21-23 Garibaldi Days
Various Locations, Garibaldi 503.322.3327
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
July 7-9 37th Annual Yachats Music Festival
360 W 7th St. 510.845.4444
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571