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Maritime Art Exhibition
Through September 24
For more than two decades, the Maritime Art Exhibition at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon has been a part of summer on the South Coast. Since 1994, the annual maritime art exhibit has taken place in Coos Bay and is the only show of its kind on the West Coast. Artwork from across the United States will adorn... [read more]
 
Singer songwriter Ellen Whyte will kick off a full weekend of art and music with a Friday night spotlight concert during Cannon Beach's Stormy Weather Arts Festival in November. Award-winning artist Ellen Whyte kicks off a full weekend of events at Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6 in Cannon Beach. Stormy Weather Arts Festival features art events, musical performances, artist... [read more]
 
Join the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Charleston for the 30th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival. Pack up your binoculars and join the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Birding Association and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve for a weekend of birding fun and adventure, September 16-18, 2016. Tens of thousands of shorebirds migrate along the Oregon... [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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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
September 3-5 Annual Civil War Reenactment
Fort Stevens State Park, Historic Area 503.861.3170
September 16 Harvest Moon Festival
Garden of Surging Waves -11th & Duane Streets 503.440.7570
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
September 24 National Public Lands Day
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Megler Bridge

Bandon

& Coquille
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
September 24 Bandon Showcase: Quattrosound
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW

Brookings

September 2-4 Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby 2016
Port of Brookings-Harbor
September 16-October 2 Live Theater: The Brain that Wouldn't Die
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave 541.469.1877
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
September 24-25 Coastal Legends
Port of Brookings-Harbor

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 3 Discover Haystack Rock: Citizen Science
On the Beach 503.436.8060
September 9-11 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Various Locations 503.436.9301
September 23-October 22 Live Theater: Don't Dress for Dinner
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
November 4-6 Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Various Locations 503.436.2623
June 17 2017 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
September 2 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.844.9494
September 10-11 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800
September 16-18 30th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
September 17 31st Annual Cruz the Coos
Various Locations 541.888.3863
September 17-18 Bay Area Fun Festival
Central Ave. & Hwy 101 541.269.0215
September 17-18 Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilters 2016 Quilt Show
3333 Walnut Ave. 541.297.2251
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
September 24 Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy. 541.888.3732

Florence

September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
September 24 Florence Festival of Books
Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 542.997.1994
September 25 Florence Half Marathon
Miller Park, 1651 18th St.

Gold Beach

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

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through September 5 Ceramic Vessels by Jack Walsh
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
September 9-October 10 The Casbah Group Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
September 14-18 Annual Celebration of Honor
On the Beach at Chinook Winds Casino Resort 541.996.5815
September 16-17 Live Concert: Mike Branch band
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.244.6665
September 17 Indian Style Salmon Bake
Depoe Bay City Park 541.765.2889
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
October 7-8 Live Concert: Unlikely Saints
Chinook Winds Casino Resort 888.244.6665

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
Through October 1 Memories of Megler Exhibit
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.624.3446
September 9 Slow Drag at the Port
Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
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 17 Seaview Oktoberfest
North Jetty Brewing, 2400 Pacific Way 360.6624.2400
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 Cranberrian Fair
Long Beach Peninsula 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
October 8-9 One Sky One World
On the Beach, 303 Sid Snyder Drive 360.642.4020
October 14-15 Water Music Festival
Long Beach Peninsula 360.642.2400
November 11-12 Ocian In View Cultural Weekend
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St. 360.642.3446 or 360.642.2400

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
September 18 Muttzanita Festival 2016
On the Beach
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571
September 30-October 2 Oregon Coast Jazz Party
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St. 541.265.2787
February 23-26 2017 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive

Port Orford

September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
September 3-4 Art by the Bay
Ocean Boulevard, Winchester Bay 541.297.6073
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
September 3 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
Through September 11 Live Theater: Octette Bridge Club
The Barn Community Playhouse, 12th & Ivy 503.842.7940
September 9-11 Blowsion Surf Slam
Tierra Del Mar, Cape Kiwanda
September 16-18 Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic & Brewfest
Cape Kiwanda Beach 503.483.1025
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
September 9 Fall Blues Car Show & Shine
Yachats Inn
September 24 Waldport Cruzin for Crab
Various Locations 541.563.2133
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Locations 503.844.9571