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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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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
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 23-25 15th Annual Pacific NW Brew Cup
Outdoor venue near the Barbey Museum
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
July 29 Musical Performance: Left Coast Jazz
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.7426
September 9-11 70th Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations
September 16-18 30th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Brookings

July 29-31 Cape Blanco Music Festival
Cape Blanco Road
July 29-August 7 Live Theater: Monster in the Closet
Coaster Theater Playhouse 541.469.1877
August 6-7 Festival of Art in Stout Park
Stout Park 541.469.3181
August 12-14 Pirates of the Pacific Festival
Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-Harbor
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
Through July 30 38th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival
Various Venues 541.267.0938
August 5 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
August 13-14 Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival
Charleston Marinia
August 27-28 Blackberry Arts Festival
50 Central Ave. 541.269.0215
September 16-18 30th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
September 17-18 Bay Area Fun Festival
Central Ave. & Hwy 101 541.269.0215
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Florence

August 13-14 2nd Star Festival
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 888.968.4086
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

August 24-27 Curry County Fair
Event Center, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.247.4541
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 August 27 Live Theater: Where There's a Will There's a Relative
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
August 12-September 5 Ceramic Vessels by Jack Walsh
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
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
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 10-11 Rod Run to the End of the World
Wilson Field, 25515 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542
September 16-18 Cache Dash Splash
Long Beach Peninsula
September 23-24 Blues and Seafood Festival
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
Various Locations 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 8-9 One Sky One World
On the Beach, 303 Sid Snyder Drive 360.642.4020

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
August 6 Salmon Enchanted Evening
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
August 13 Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
August 14 Live Concert: Jazz at Otter Ccrest
The Lodge at Otter Crest 541.270.3680
August 20 Buccaneer Rampage Race
Newport Municipal Airport
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Port Orford

August 28 Jubilee Annual Car and RV Show
Driftwood School, Hwy 101 Downtown 541.332.4400
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
July 27-31 Dunefest 2016
Winchester Bay Dunes, Salmon Harbor Drive
August 18-21 Fiddle on the Beach
Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway 541.271.4471
August 19-20 Kool Coastal Nights
Ocean Boulevard, Winchester Bay 541.271.3434
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

August 19-21 Annual Art Fair & Farmers Market
South 1st Street
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
July 29-31 Summer Square Dance Fest
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 503.738.8585
August 6 First Saturday Art Walk
Downtown, Historic Gilbert District
August 11-14 Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Seaside Beach 503.738.6391
August 13-14 Christmas in August Arts & Crafts Festival
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 541.549.8905
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
August 10-13 Tillamook County Fair
Tillamook County Fairgrounds - 4603 3rd St.
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571