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The 52nd annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest announces weekend schedule of events. Cannon Beach, Oregon, will host its annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 11, 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 groups and families will construct remarkable creations... [read more]
 
Tidepool Clinics
Lincoln City
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]
 
Coastal Concerts
June 17-September 24
The Pacific Northwest Coast sets a stunning backdrop for star-studded weekends of music all summer long. From Brookings on the Southern Oregon Coast to Long Beach, Washington, there is more than just the rhythm of the ocean to sooth your soul. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy the sounds of summer at music festivals and concerts up and down the... [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]
 
Cannon Beach Art Festivals
Through November 6
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
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
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

June 3-19 Live Theater: Thar She Blows
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
June 25-26 Baconfest 2016
Boardwalk at the Port of 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
June 11 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
On the beach 503.436.2623
June 17-September 3 Live Theater: 9 to 5 the Musical
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
June 24-26 Plein Air & More Art Festival
Various Locations
June 24-September 4 Live Theater: Lets Murder Marsha
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
September 10-11 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
June 3 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
June 4 State Park Day
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
June 25 Clamboree and Art Glass Festival
Empire District, Multiple Locations 541.217.8774
August 13-14 Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival
Charleston Marinia
August 27-28 Blackberry Arts Festival
50 Central Ave. 541.269.0215
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Florence

June 17-26 Live Theater: Quilters
Last Resort Players, Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

June 8-12 Pistol River Wave Bash
On the Beach 800.525.2334
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through June 6 Low Tide Landscapes, Group Photography Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
June 10-July 4 Our Oregon: Group Exhibition
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
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
August 12-13 In Concert: Tanya Tucker
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.624.6228
August 13 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Historic Taft District 800.452.2151
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
June 3-6 Tall Ships
Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542
June 18 Beach to Chowder Walk/Run
Bolstad Beach Approach
June 18-19 NW Garlic Festival
Wilson Field, 258th and Sandridge Road
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 16-17 Clamshell Railroad Days
Columbia Pacific Museum, 115 SE Lake St. 800.451.2542
July 16 Music In The Garden Tour
Long Beach Peninsula 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 23 Sandsations
Bolstad Beach
July 29-30 OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Ilwaco Tuna Classic
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
July 30-31 Long Beach Rodeo
6407 Sandridge Rd. 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
August 13 Jazz & Oysters
25600 Sandridge Road 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
June 4 Annual Nehalem Bay Crab Derby
29200 Hwy 101 N 503.368.5745
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
June 25-26 Annual Rock and Gem Show
National Guard Armory, Hwy 101
July 8-9 In Concert: Judy Collins with the Newporrt Symphony Orchestra
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St.
July 16 Barrel to Keg Relay
Various Locations
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
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

September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
June 4 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
June 4 Blessing of the Dory Fleet
Dory ramp by Cape Kiwanda
June 18 Yappy Days Festival
On the Beach 888.965.7001
June 24-July 10 Live Theater: Vanya Sonia & Masha & Spike
The Barn Community Playhouse, 12th & Ivy 503.842.7940
July 15-17 Dory Days Festival
Various Locations 888.965.7001
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
June 17-19 Waldport 60th Annual Beachcomber Days
Various Locations 541.563.2133
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