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Visitors looking for a bit of beach treasure in Lincoln City, Oregon will find winter is the best season to scour the beach. When winter storms churn up the sand and offshore swells send buckets of flotsam to shore, almost every beach visitor does a little beachcombing along the ocean's edge to see what the tide has washed in. Starting... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 31
Treasure hunters, beachcombers and visitors will scour the beach for beautiful, one-of-a-kind, glass floats during the 19th season of Finders Keepers in Lincoln City, Oregon. The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach in Lincoln City, starts its 19th season, which runs October 14, 2017 through Memorial Day 2018. To kick off... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
February 3-4 Live Performance - Song & String Trio
Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St.
February 16-17 Live Performance: The Bodhi Trio
Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St.
February 16-17 Festival of the Dark Arts
Fort George Brewery, Lovell Building
February 22-25 Fisher Poets Gathering
Various Locations
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
April 26-29 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds

Bandon

& Coquille
February 5-6 Live Concert: Montreal Guitare Trio
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St.SW
February 16-19 Gorse Blossom Festival
Various Locations
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
September 6-9 Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations

Brookings

February 10-11 Live Performance - Nordic Voices
Seventh Day Adventist Church,102 Park Ave.
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
May 25-28 Azalea Festival
Various Locations

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
February 2-24 Live Theater: Fit to Kill Winter
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
February 14 The World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series: Through the Looking Glass
Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock
March 7-11 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
May 3-6 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Various Locations
June 7-10 54th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Various Locations 503.436.2623
June 21-24 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through January 21 Live Theater: Gathering of Finches
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark
February 10 Annual Charleston Crab Feed
North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway 541.269.0215
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Florence

February 2-3 7th Annual Florence Crab Crack
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.9110
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
May 18-20 Rhododendron Festival
Various Locations 541.997.3128

Gold Beach

March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through January 27 Live Theater: For Better
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
February 10-18 Antique & Collectibles Week
Various Locations 800.452.2151
February 16-17 Winterfest 2018
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach 541.992.1131
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
June 22-24 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
February 17 Manzanita Writers' Series: Author Event
Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave.
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
February 11 10th Annual Crab Krack
Best Western Agate Beach Inn 541.265.7509
February 21-25 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Port Orford

March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
February 17-18 Oregon Coast Women's Expo
Seaside Civic and Convention Center
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Through January 27 Live Theater: The Edge of Darkness
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave.
February 10 Your Art's Desire
Kiawanda Community Center-34600 Kiwanda Drive 503.550.9655
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
January 26-27 Lions Annual Crab Feed
Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 800.929.0477
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 24 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571