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Antique Week
February 11-20
Discover all sorts of treasures on the Oregon Coast during Antique Week in Lincoln City, February 11-20, 2017. Whether you are a serious collector or just love to look for baubles from a bygone era, a quick day trip to Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast has it all. While there is plenty of online auctions and resale sites, nothing... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 30
The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as the 18th season of Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach gets under way October 22-23 in Lincoln City. Glass studios from around the Pacific Northwest are handcrafting the colorful glass art for the new Finders Keepers season, which runs through Memorial Day 2017 in Lincoln City, Oregon. One of the... [read more]
 
Beachcombing Clinics
Through April 20
The Oregon Coast has a plethora of beach treasures awaiting discovery, learn all about beachcombing at these new winter clinics in Lincoln City. Starting in January, the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau in partnership with local expert Laura Joki, invite visitors to learn how to scour the beach for fossils, minerals, rocks and gemstones. Affectionately known as Lincoln City's... [read more]
 
2017 Speaker Series
Through May 22
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop announces the 2017 In Their Footsteps speaker series. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors and artists. The 2017 speaker series programs are scheduled monthly on the third Sunday, at 1pm. This free forum is sponsored by... [read more]
 
Six festival events showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Four days of wine and culinary experiences in Cannon Beach, Oregon make Savor Cannon Beach one of the most unique festivals focusing on the bounty of the Northwest. Festival events combine lively wine tastings with programs that focus on specific wine varietals and Northwest wine... [read more]
 
Cannon Beach Yoga Festival offers a weekend of workshops with renowned yoga instructors February 24-27. Yoga instructors and practitioners of all levels can participate in yoga workshops, meditation classes and other programs over four days at the 7th annual Cannon Beach Yoga Festival February 24-27 in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A line-up of world-renowned yoga teachers will present programs for yoga... [read more]
 
Unique wine experiences highlighting Northwest wines and cuisine are planned for the Savor Cannon Beach festival March 9-12. With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events, March 9-12, in one of the Pacific Northwest's most popular destinations: Cannon Beach, Oregon. A... [read more]
 
Bookworms will converge in Cannon Beach, Oregon for Get Lit at the Beach, an annual event for literary enthusiasts. Readers meet writers at Get Lit at the Beach, an annual gathering in Cannon Beach, Oregon, featuring prominent authors, May 19-21, 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet notable authors and attend presentations, book signings and a keynote dinner presentation... [read more]
 
Be a citizen scientist and help count birds at Fort Clatsop for the 20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Bring your family, friends, binoculars and field guides to Fort Clatsop and join the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17-20, 2017. Across the United States, bird watchers of all ages and skills are invited to participate in this large-scale citizen science... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre 2017 Season
Cannon Beach
March 3-December 31
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
February 4-December 2
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]
 
Friends of Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach Library hosts the 2016-17 World of Haystack Rock lecture series. Named after Cannon Beach's longest standing resident, the World of Haystack Rock is a community lecture series highlighting Oregon's coastal ecosystems. Presented by the Friends of Haystack Rock the programs are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, November through... [read more]
 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Through December 9
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]
 
Treasure Hunting on Gold Beach
February 1-April 30
From February until April, thousands of glass floats are hidden on a 3-mile stretch of beach for visitors to find in Gold Beach, Oregon. The discovery of gold attracted the earliest visitors to Gold Beach; today's visitor will find other treasures along this beach community. Sightseers visiting Gold Beach between February and April can enjoy beachcombing for colorful artisan glass... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
February 11 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
February 17-26 Live Theater: The Jungle Book
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
February 18 Festival of the Dark Arts 2017
Fort George Brewery
February 19 In Their Footsteps Speakers Forum: Wildlife Center of the North Coast
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Fort Clatsop Visitor Center 503.861.2471
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
April 28-30 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival 2017
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Bandon

& Coquille
February 14 Bandon Showcase: Artrageous
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW
February 17-19 Gorse Blossom Festival
Various Locations
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

February 11-12 Winter Art & Chocolate Festival
Brookings Harbor High School
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
March 9-12 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations 503.717.1122
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 5-7 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Various Locations
June 17 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
February 10-26 Live Theater: Big Bad & Dorothy Meets Alice
Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336
February 11 33rd Annual Charleston Crab Feed
64065 Seven Devils Road 541.269.0215
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

February 4 Florence Crab Crack
Florence Events Center 541.997.9599
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
May 19-21 110th Annual Rhododendron Festval
Various Locations 541.997.3128
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

February 17-18 22nd Annual South Coast Writers Conference
Gold Beach Event Center 800.525.2334
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
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 January 21 Live Theater: The Sunshine Boys
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
January 28 Jambalaya Cook-Off
Culinary Center, 801 SW Highway 101 800.452.2151
January 31 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
February 4 Winterfest 2017
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 N. Highway 101 541.992.1131
February 8 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
February 11-20 Antique Week
Various Locations 800.452.2151
February 12 9th Annual Crab Krack
Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport 541.265.7509
February 16 Winter Beachcombing Clinic
35th Street Beach Access 800.452.2151
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
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 March 11 Memories of Megler
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
Through January 22 Windless Kite Festival
World Kite Museum
February 4 Comunity Beach Clean Up
Various Beach Locations

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
February 18 Manzanita Writers Series
Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
February 12 9th Annual Crab Krack
Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport 541.265.7509
February 23-26 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
February 17-18 Confluence 2017
451 Winchester Ave. 541.271.3495
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
February 4 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
February 23-26 Seaside Jazz Festival
Various Locations
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
February 14-March 1 Live Theater: To Kill a Mockingbird
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. 503.842.7940
February 17-March 5 Live Theater: Sting in the Tale
Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. 503.842.7940
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
March 25-31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571