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Guided Paddle Trips
Nestucca Bay
Through August 12
Paddle through the heart of Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge with a guided trip this summer. Interested in getting on the water this summer? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to explore Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge with a series of guided paddle trips from June to August. From the Little Nestucca River to the bay, expansive mudflats... [read more]
 
Whether you're a self-proclaimed history hound, architectural enthusiast or just curious about coastal living the 13th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour goes off the beaten path in Cannon Beach. Get and inside peek of coastal living in Cannon Beach, at the Cottage & Garden Tour, September 9-11. Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean and one of... [read more]
 
Coastal Concerts
Through 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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
Clam and Crab Clinics
Through September 22
Learn how to harvest Oregon's coastal bounty at Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Siletz Bay is teeming with life and summer is a great time to learn how to dig purple varnish clams and catch Dungeness crab with Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Visitors of all ages will enjoy recreational crabbing and clamming clinics led by... [read more]
 
Oregon Coast Crawler
Girabaldi
October 15-16
Explore Oregon's rugged coast and valleys from a vintage train, powered by a historic steam locomotive. Jump on board the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad October 15 and see some of the best fall foliage in the region. Whether you're a railfan, photographer or simply someone who enjoys sightseeing, a ride aboard the Oregon Coast Crawler is a memorable way to... [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
Through July 3 Astoria Music Festival
Various Venues
June 29 Let's Go Birding Survey
Fort Stevens State Park, 100 Peter Iredale Rd. 503.861.3170
July 16-17 Annual World War II Living History Event
Fort Stevens State Park, Historic Area 503.861.3170
August 10-14 Astoria Regatta
Various Locations
August 13 Astoria-Megler Bridge 50th Anniversary
Maritime Memorial Park, 10 Bay Street
August 25-28 National Park Service Birthday Weekend
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
June 29 Bullards Beach Cleanup
Bullards Beach State Park 503.844.9571
September 9-11 70th Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Brookings

July 2 Wild Rivers Music Festival
Azalea Park
July 16-17 Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Sporthaven Beach 6330 Lower Harbor Road
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
Through September 3 Live Theater: 9 to 5 the Musical
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
Through September 4 Live Theater: Lets Murder Marsha
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
September 9-11 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
June 17 2017 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
July 1 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
July 15-17 The Mill RV Jamboree
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800
July 15-17 North Bend July Jubilee
Various Locations
July 21-30 38th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival
Various Venues 541.267.0938
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

July 2 Wings & Wheels
2001 Airport Way 541.997.2687
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

September 10 Annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Fest
Curry County Event Center
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through July 4 Our Oregon: Group Exhibition
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
Through July 3 Siletz Bay Music Festival
Various Locations 541.992.1131
July 4 4th of July in Lincoln City
Fireworks over Siletz Bay 800.452.2151
July 4 First Annual 4th of July Devils Lake Clean-up
Devil's Lake,1115 SE First Street 503.844.9571
July 5 Road's End Beach Clean Up
Road's End Beach Wayside 503.844.9571
July 7-August 27 Live Theater: Where There's a Will There's a Relative
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
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
October 1-2 Fall Kite Festival
D-River Wayside 800.452.2151
October 1 Artober Brewfest
Lincoln City Cultural Center 541.994.3070

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through July 13 Beyond the Point: Contemporary Knapping and the Object
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.642.3446
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 5 Beach Clean Up Day
Long Beach Peninsula Beachs 800.451.2542
July 16-17 Clamshell Railroad Days
Columbia Pacific Museum, 115 SE Lake St. 360.642.3434
July 16 Music In The Garden Tour
Long Beach Peninsula 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
July 20-23 Sandsations
Bolstad Beach
July 22-23 Peninsula Arts Association Summer Event
Long Beach Depot Building, 102 3rd St. NW 800.451.2542
July 29-30 Oregon Tuna Classic Deep Canyon Challenge Ilwaco
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
July 29-31 Long Beach Rodeo
6407 Sandridge Rd. 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2829
August 6-7 Surf n' Saddle's Jr. Rodeo
Peninsula Saddle Club, 6403 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2829
August 13 Jazz & Oysters
25600 Sandridge Road 360.642.2400
August 15-21 Washington State International Kite Festival
Long Beach and Various Locations
September 16-18 Cache Dash Splash
Long Beach Peninsula
September 23-24 Blues and Seafood Festival
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
October 8-9 One Sky One World
On the Beach, 303 Sid Snyder Drive 360.642.4020

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
July 22-24 Manzanita Music Festival 2016
Downtown, Manzanita 503.812.5510
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
July 2 Live Theater: One Day to Play
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St. 541.265.2787
July 8-9 In Concert: Judy Collins with the Newport Symphony Orchestra
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St.
July 16 Barrel to Keg Relay
Various Locations
August 13 Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
August 20 Buccaneer Rampage Race
Newport Municipal Airport
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Port Orford

July 2-4 Celebration Weekend
Various Locations
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
July 4 Fireworks on the Bay
Ocean Boulevard, Winchester Bay 541.271.4471
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
July 1 Circle Creek Discovered Nature Walk
Circle Creek Trail 503.738.9126
July 2 First Saturday Art Walk
Downtown, Historic Gilbert District
July 4 Independence Day Parade
Downtown Seaside
July 4 Drum & Bugle Corps Performance
Broadway Field, 1300 Broadway 503.738.6391
July 4 Old Fashion Social
Seaside Museum, 570 Necanicum 503.738.7065
July 9-14 Spotlight Dance Cup
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 208.939.2015
July 16 50th Annual Seaside Beach Run
Seaside Beach 503.738.8304
August 11-14 Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Seaside Beach 503.738.6391
August 27 Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line
On the Beach 503.292.4626
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Through 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
July 18-21 Live Theater: Starlight Childrens's Academy
The Barn Community Playhouse, 12th & Ivy 503.842.7940
July 22-24 Garibaldi Days
Various Locations, Garibaldi 503.322.3327
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
July 1-4 Yachats Arts Guild Summer Gallery
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th
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