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The 55th annual Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach is a full weekend of activities for participants and visitors. Cannon Beach, Oregon, will host its 55th annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 8, the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in this Oregon Coast town. Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur... [read more]
 
For Scandinavians it's the mother of all celebrations, Midsummer Festival in Astoria commemorates this Oregon Heritage Tradition with a fun-filled weekend of activities, June 21-23. At Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon Nordic roots are not required to celebrate the summer solstice. At the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Scandinavians in traditional dress greet thousands of visitors and foods and crafts are available... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Lincoln City
Through November 2
Since 1999 Finders Keepers has grown to become Lincoln City's signature promotion, attracting visitors to the beach to hunt for glass float treasures. Finders Keepers was first launched as a way to commemorate the new millennium in Lincoln City, Oregon and attract visitors to the beach in winter. Each year since, visitors head to the Oregon Coast to hunt for... [read more]
 
Art Walks
Through December 31
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]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
June 1-30 Astoria Music Festival
Liberty Theater
June 7-9 Annual Goonies Day Celebration
Various Locations
June 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
June 21-23 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds

Bandon

& Coquille
Through September 7 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show
155 First St. SE 541.347.3206

Brookings

Through May 27 Azalea Festival
US 101 & Center St. 541.469.3181
June 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through May 26 Live Theater: Bunbury
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 N. Hemlock St. 503.436.1242
Through May 27 Rare Book Sale
Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock 503.436.1391
June 7-9 Annual Goonies Day Celebration
Various Locations
June 8 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Beach 503.436.2623
June 21-August 31 Live Theater: And Then There Were None
Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 N. Hemlock St. 503.436.1242

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through May 26 8th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St.
June 8-9 Clamboree Art Festival
Empire District
June 14-16 19th Annual Lighthouse Run
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. 541.266.7051
June 14-23 Live Theater: The Sunshine Boys
The Liberty Theater, 2100 Sherman Ave. 541.756.4336
July 19-21 Northbend July Jubilee
Various Locations

Gold Beach

June 22 Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Curry County Fairgrounds, 29392 Ellensburg Ave.

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through June 1 Live Theater: God of Carnage
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.5663
Through June 1 Live Theater: The Heidi Chronicles
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
May 27 74th Annual Fleet of Flowers
Depoe Bay Harbor
June 1 Culinary Class: Hands on African
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101
June 15 Culinary Class: Hands on Grilling
Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101
June 19-July 4 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations
June 20-21 In Concert: Clay Walker
Chinook Winds Casino 888.624.6228
June 21 Haunted Taft: Summer Solstice Tour & Bonfire
Sapphire Center, 4840 SE Hwy 101
June 22-23 Summer Kite Festival
D River State Recreation Site 541.996.1274

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through May 27 World's Longest Garage Sale
Long Beach Peninsula
Through May 26 Summer Fest
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE 360.642.4421
June 1 Saturday Market at the Port
Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave.
June 7 Ilwaco Art Walk
Various Locations
June 8-9 Summer Fest
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE 360.642.4421
June 8 Saturday Market at the Port
Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave.
June 8 Waikiki Beach Concert
Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr.
June 8 42nd Beach to Chowder Run
Bolstad Beach Approach 253.592.9061
June 14 Columbia Pacific Farmers Market
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE
June 15-16 Summer Fest
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE 360.642.4421
June 15 Saturday Market at the Port
Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave.
June 15-16 38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
Port of the Peninsula, 3311 275th St. 360.665.4547
June 21 Columbia Pacific Farmers Market
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE
June 22-23 Summer Fest
Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE 360.642.4421
June 22 Saturday Market at the Port
Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave.
June 22 Waikiki Beach Concert
Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr.
August 19-25 Washington State International Kite Festival
Bolstad Beach Approach

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
June 1 Newport Marathon
3335 S Coast Hwy.
June 9 2019 Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race
Wilder Newport Bike Park, 400 SE College Way

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
June 14-16 Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship
Rainbow Plaza Old Town
July 24-28 Dune Fest
Oregon Dunes Recreation Area

Seaside

& Gearhart
June 14-15 Muscle and Chrome Car Show
Downtown Seaside
June 15-16 Soccer in the Sand
Seaside Beach
August 24 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
Seaside Beach

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
June 14 Cork & Brew Tour
Downtown Tillamook 503.842.7525
June 15 Yappy Days Festival
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
June 21-22 Tillamook County Rodeo
Tillamook County Fairgrounds
June 21-July 7 Live Theater: The Odd Couple
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. 503.812.0275
June 22 Tillamook Downtown District Art Walk
Various Downtown Venues
August 7-10 Tillamook County Fair
4603 East 3rd Street

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
July 4-6 Summer Arts Guild Show
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 N