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Be part of the nationwide celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, join experts and participate as Citizen Scientists in the exploration and inventory of pollinators, plants and more at Lewis & Clark National Historic Park in Astoria, Oregon. As part of a national effort to document and celebrate biodiversity in national parks, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park will... [read more]
 
Cannon Beach Gallery presents their 16th Annual Spring Unveiling. Like the beloved puffins returning to Haystack Rock in spring, art lovers flock to Cannon Beach for the Annual Spring Unveiling Art Festival, May 6-8, 2016. With more than a dozen galleries and a thriving arts center, Cannon Beach, Oregon is named one of "The 100 Best Art Towns in America"... [read more]
 
Master artists build on tradition, creating sculptures of sand that are washed away by the next high tide at the 52nd annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cannon Beach, Oregon, will host its 2016 Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 11, the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in this Oregon... [read more]
 
Maritime history comes to life aboard the historic Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain sailing vessels. Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several ports of call along the Pacific Northwest Coast this season. At each stop, the tall ships will offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, the... [read more]
 
Windstock Kite Festival
Lincoln City
June 25-26
The "Spirit of the Sixties" will be flying high in Lincoln City at the 32nd Annual Summer Kite Festival June 25-26, 2016. Join in the fun, June 25-26 at the D River Wayside in Lincoln City as some of the most colorful big show kites take flight. The festival runs from 10am-4pm each day and is fun for the whole... [read more]
 
Tidepool Clinics
Through July 24
Explore the beach with a local expert and learn about the colorful creatures inhabiting rocky intertidal pools along the Oregon Coast. Discover colorful coastal sea life like sea stars and sea urchins at Tidepool Clinics in Lincoln City. Starting in spring, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau in partnership with marine biologist Dr. Charles Getter will offer a series... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 31
Throughout the off season in Lincoln City, Oregon, beautiful, one-of-a-kind, glass floats are tucked away above the high tide mark for beachcombers to discover. As autumn leaves fall in Oregon, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau begins another colorful season of Finders Keepers, which runs from October 17, 2015, through Memorial Day 2016. This marks the 17th year of... [read more]
 
Cannon Beach, Oregon offers a relaxed respite for all types of art lovers. Visitors looking for a special art extravaganza on the Oregon Coast will find activities galore in Cannon Beach. With over a dozen galleries in a walkable downtown, Cannon Beach offers a relaxed respite for all types of art lovers. Here is a list to mark your calendar... [read more]
 
First Saturday Art Walks
Through December 3
Celebrating 12 years in 2016, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is in galleries, businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon. The Seaside Art Walk is an after hours event from 5-7pm monthly on the first Saturday. Visitors can watch demonstrations, meet artists, listen to live music, sip wine and sample appetizers. Venues... [read more]
 
Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) offers a full season of community theater performances with some classics, comedies and drama. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain. The Barn Community Playhouse is located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook, Oregon. Tickets can be purchased at the... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
May 22 Annual Run on the River
River Walk
May 26-29 Tenor Guitar Gathering
Various Locations
June 17-19 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
June 17-July 3 Astoria Music Festival
Various Venues
August 10-14 Astoria Regatta
Various Locations
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
May 23 Bandon Showcase Concert: The Kingston Trio
Sprague Community Theater 541.347.4341
June 24 Live Theater: Candid Camera's 8 Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW
September 9-11 70th Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Brookings

May 27-29 Party at the Port
On the Boardwalk
May 27-29 77th Annual Azalea Festival
Brookings Harbor
July 29-31 Cape Blanco Music Festival
Cape Blanco Road
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
May 6-29 Live Theater: The Four Poster
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
May 6-8 Spring Unveiling Art Festival
Various Locations
June 11 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
On the beach 503.436.2623
June 24-26 Plein Air & More Art Festival
Various Locations
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
May 6 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
May 27-29 BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800
August 13-14 Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival
Charleston Marinia
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Florence

May 20-22 Catch the Wave, 109th Annual Rhododendron Festival
Various Locations 541.997.3128
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

May 13-14 29th Annual Whale of a Wine Festival
Event Center, 29392 Ellensburg Ave 541.247.4541
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through May 30 Finders Keepers Glass Drops
On the beach in Lincoln City 800.452.2151
Through May 9 Bird Show 2016 Chessman Gallery Exhibit
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
May 6-28 Live Theater: Blame It On Beckett
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
May 13-June 6 Low Tide Landscapes, Group Photography Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
May 20-21 In Concert: The Jacksons
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
June 17-18 In Concert: Vince Gill
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
June 22-July 4 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations 541.992.1131
June 25-26 32nd Annual Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside 800.452.2151
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
May 27-30 World's Longest Garage Sale
Various Locations 360.642.2400
June 30-July 1 Tall Ships
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542
July 2 Firecracker 5K Walk / Run
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 30-31 Long Beach Rodeo
6407 Sandridge Rd. 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 15-21 Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach and Various Locations
October 8-9 One Sky One World
On the Beach, 303 Sid Snyder Drive 360.642.4020

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
July 23 Manzanita Beach Walk Run 2016
On the Beach 503.368.4595
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
May 20-21 10th Annual Brewers Memorial Ale Festival
Rogue Ales Brewery 503.241.3800
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Port Orford

September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
May 29-30 Salute in Remembrance, Memorial Weekend Celebration
Hahn Park War Memorial 541.271.4281
June 16-19 Oregon Division Chainsaw Sculpting Championships
Rainbow Plaza 541.271.3495
July 27-31 Dunefest 2016
Winchester Bay Dunes, Salmon Harbor Drive
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

May 27-30 Rockaway Beach Kite Festival
On the Beach
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
May 7 First Saturday Art Walk
Downtown, Historic Gilbert District
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
May 28 Blessing of the Fleet
Coast Guard Memorial
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
May 28-29 19th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts on the Coast
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 541.547.4738
July 8-10 36th Annual Yachats Music Festival
Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 West 7th St.
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571