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Old-Fashioned Fun and Games
Astoria
September 12-13
Join all the fun and festivities with the Clatsop County Historical Society at the Flavel House Museum. Looking to get the kids away from electronic devices for some good old-fashioned fun? Pack up the family and head to the Flavel House Museum lawn on September 12-13 to experience the fun and games of yesteryear. There will be contests and prizes... [read more]
 
The Oregon Shorebird Festival's 29th year will include a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. Headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, Oregon, the annual fall shorebird festival is scheduled for September 4-6, 2015. Activities include expertly guided land based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and... [read more]
 
Cranberries are big business in Bandon, which makes them a big reason for yearly celebration. With variations and celebrations aplenty based on the much beloved fruit, the 69th Annual Cranberry Festival is scheduled to take place September 11-13, 2015, in Bandon, Oregon. Festival highlights include cranberry eating contests, live music, the Queen of the Kitchen food fair competition, festival market... [read more]
 
Furry Fun
Through October 18
Have fun with Fido at several upcoming events along the Oregon Coast. These pet and family-friendly events help make the Northwest Coast one of the world's most dog-friendly destinations in the world. July 18 | Tillamook Cause for Paws-Mutt Strutt A pet walk-a-thon event to raise funds to benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter. Event is open to the public 10am-4pm... [read more]
 
Shanghaied in Astoria
Through September 13
The 2015 production of "Shanghaied in Astoria" runs July 10 through September 13 at ASOC Playhouse in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria's original, award-winning, vaudeville-style musical melodrama runs July 10 through September 13, 2015. Cheer for the heroes and throw popcorn at the villains while you enjoy this fun and entertaining production about Astoria's infamous history and Scandinavian heritage. "Shanghaied in Astoria"... [read more]
 
Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, continues its tradition of hosting an annual maritime art exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast, July 11 through September 21, 2015. The 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is officially recognized and co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and features original maritime-themed works of art in painting and sculpture. Coinciding... [read more]
 
Shanghaied Topsey Turvey
Astoria
September 18-19
A crazy twist on "Shanghaied in Astoria" where boys play girls and girls play boys. "Topsey Turvey" twist on Astor Street Opry Company's broadway-style, musical melodrama "Shanghaied in Astoria" will keep you in stitches as the cast steps into each other's heels (and wigs) to have boys playing girls and girls playing boys. This outrageously entertaining show runs only two... [read more]
 
Coastal Outdoor Markets
Through December 19
Shop the season's bounty at farmer markets up and down the Oregon Coast and Long Beach Peninsula. Summertime on the coast is loaded with farmer markets bursting with farm fresh produce, artisan crafts and locally made foods. Fresh, organic produce, flower bouquets, meat, seafood and baked goods are just a small taste of what you might find at the market... [read more]
 
Experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south Oregon coast. Birdwatchers of all skill levels are invited to join in and experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south coast, September 4-6. Bring your best pair of binoculars and go afield with experienced trip leaders to prime birding spots in Bandon and Coos Bay. Plan on... [read more]
 
Scrooged in Astoria
Astoria
December 4-20
The ninth annual original musical melodrama returns to the stage in Astoria, Oregon "Shanghaied" style. Angels and villians and elves, oh my! The Astor Street Opry Company presents "Scrooged in Astoria," a warm holiday tradition for the entire family. This hysterical holiday show is ASOC's melodramatic adaptation of a Christmas Carol featuring the characters from its stage hit "Shanghaied in... [read more]
 
Making Waves
Newport
Through September 7
Pioneer surfers of the Oregon Coast is on exhibit at Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport. Ride an engaging crest of nostalgia at Making Waves, a history of Oregon Coast surfing, showing this spring and summer at the new Pacific Maritime & Heritage Museum in Newport. Oregon Coast surfer culture and the pioneers who made it happen is on... [read more]
 
Secrets of Shipwrecks
Through January 2 2016
Visitors of all ages can dive in and discover the exhibit Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History, Part Mystery at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Dive into the ocean's murky and mysterious underworld with Secrets of the Shipwrecks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a world-class marine attraction nestled on the Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. Opening Memorial Weekend and running through 2016... [read more]
 
Art Walks & Gallery Tours
Through January 1 2016
Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events. Every month galleries, boutiques, eateries and unique spaces open their doors in some coastal communities as a way to connect with visitors and locals in promoting the arts. A community art walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those simply... [read more]
 
Gyotaku, Fish Printing Exhibit
Through September 6
A new exhibit featuring the work of five local gyotaku artists is now open at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, Oregon. Housed in the Maritime Center's "Galley Gallery," the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner and Marion Moir represent a diversity of Gyotaku styles and techniques. The exhibit is open 11am... [read more]
 
Guided Paddle Trips
Through September 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a series of twelve guided paddle trips through the heart of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Interested in getting on the water this summer? The sinuous channels and tidal sloughs at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City, Oregon are a great place to experience nature from a kayak or canoe... [read more]
 
The Barn Community Playhouse announces 2015 season. Whether you are a performer or patron this volunteer driven community theater organization provides opportunities for learning, growth, self-expression and pure enjoyment for every theater lover. In recent years Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, TAPA, has seen its has seen its attendance, auditions and volunteer numbers grow. With the continued support of... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre Playhouse 2015 Season
Cannon Beach
Through December 21
Coaster Theatre Playhouse announces 2015 season. Now in its 43rd season, Coaster Theater offers quality community theater in Cannon Beach. Mystery, intrigue, carnivorous plants, witches looking for love, a moat swimming princess, a mother and daughter coming to a difficult choice and two old friends finding love...there's something in store for every theater goer. Executive Director Patrick Lathrop says, "We... [read more]
 
First Friday Nights
Astoria
Through December 4
First Friday Nights are an entertaining, casual and social experience on the first Friday of each month. Guests will enjoy a mix of live music, games, film screenings, skills demonstrations, and hands-on activities. A cash bar and inspired snacks will be available every First Friday, making CRMM the first stop of your weekend. Kick off April with Knotty Beers, where... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
September 4 First Friday Nights
Barbey Maritime Center 503.325.2323
September 12-13 Old-Fashioned Fun and Games
Flavel House Museum lawn 503.325.2203
September 12 Race to the Bar 5k walk/run - 10k run
Ft. Stevens State Park (Peter Iredale shipwreck), Hammond, OR 262.685.7021
September 12 Second Saturday Art Walk
Various downtown locations 503.791.7940
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 25-27 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
East of Columbia River Maritime Museum and Barbey Center 503.791.7940
October 11 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria-Megler Bridge 503.325.6311
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Bandon

& Coquille
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 11-13 Annual Cranberry Festival
Downtown Bandon 541.347.9616
September 18 Alive After Five Art and Wine Walk
Various downtown locations 541.297.2342
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Brookings

September 4-6 Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby
Port at Brookings Harbor 541.469.3181
September 12 Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
September 12-13 Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.9301
September 13 Race the Wave Cascadia
NeCus' Park, 268 Beaver Street 503.436.1040
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
November 6-8 28th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.2623
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
September 4-6 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550
September 5 6th Annual Sunset Bay Trail Run
Sunset Bay State Park 541.751.7999 or 541.290.7530
September 11-13 16th Annual Coos Basin Salmon Derby
California & Eastside Boat Ramps. 541.888.5515
September 12-13 Mill Luck Salmon Celebration
3201 Tremont Ave. Mill Casino 541.756.8800 or 800.953.4800
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 19-20 Bay Area Fun Festival
Various Location Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486
September 19-20 Coos Sand N' Sea - Sea of Quilts XI
3333 Walnut Ave. 541.297.2251
September 19 Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
September 19 30th Annual Cruz the Coos
50 Central Ave. 541.888.3863
September 26 Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Florence

September 12 Second Saturday Gallery Tour
Various Locations 541.902.8575
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 26 Florence Festival of Books
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street 541.997.1994
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Gold Beach

September 12 8th Annual Brew and Art Festival
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.490.1593
September 12 Rogue Ramblers Classic Car Show
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 800.525.2334 or 541.247.7526
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 19 Rotary Ride the Rogue
Buffington Park 541.476.4935
September 19-20 31st Annual Festival of Quilts
Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.425.1710 or 541.412.0917
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
September 11-12 Live Concert: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 24-27 Celebration of Honor
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
October 2-3 Live Concert: George Thorogood and Los Lobos
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
October 10-11 Fall Kite Festival
D-River Wayside 800.452.2151
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through October 4 Pieces of the Puzzle: Recent Gifts to the Collection
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
September 4 Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market
3rd St. SE & Oregon, Veterans Field 360.642.4421
September 5-7 Chinook Arts Festival
Hwy 101 & W Olympia St. 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 5 Saturday Market
Port of Ilwaco 360.338.9511
September 5-7 Summerfest
Downtown Long Beach 800.451.2342 or 360.642.2400
September 11 Slow Drag at the Port
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 12-13 Rod Run to the End of the World
25815 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 11-12 Muttzanita and Friends
Downtown Manzanita and on the Beach 503.408.7784
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Port Orford

September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
September 5-7 Art By The Bay
On the waterfront 541.271.3495 or 800.247.2155
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
September 5 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Gilbert District
September 5 Seaside's Treasure the Beach September Cleanup
Seaside Beach 503.739.2776
September 10-13 Seaside Wheels and Waves Car Show
Downtown 503.717.1914
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 30 Nature Walk at Stanley Marsh
Stanley Marsh-Thompson Creek 503.738.9126
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
September 18-20 17th Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic
Cape Kiwanda Beach
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
October 3 Oregon Coast Crawler
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Garibaldi 503.292.5055
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 4-6 Fall Blues Car Show and Shine
Yachats Inn, Lawn and Tea Room 541.979.0615
September 4-7 Yachats Arts Guild Annual Gallery Show
Yachats Commons, Rm 8, Hwy 101 & W 4th 541.547.4734
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571
September 26 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic
Siuslaw National Forest
November 13-15 Rainspout Music Festival
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th 800.929.0477
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Ecola State Park 541.765.3304