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Winter Whale Watch
December 27-31
Spot migrating whales along the Oregon Coast this winter. Reaching approximately the size of a city bus and making a round-trip migration that culminates in approximately 12,000 miles, Gray Whales are the inspiration behind Oregon State Park's twice-yearly Whale Watch Weeks. The winter event is December 27-31, 2016 and features whale-spotting volunteers at 24 spots along the coast. whalespoken.org [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 30 2017
The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as the 18th season of Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach gets under way October 22-23 in Lincoln City. Glass studios from around the Pacific Northwest are handcrafting the colorful glass art for the new Finders Keepers season, which runs through Memorial Day 2017 in Lincoln City, Oregon. One of the... [read more]
 
Haystack Holidays
Through December 29
Cannon Beach, Oregon, puts the fun back in the holiday season with a series of festive events in November and December. Starting in November and continuing throughout December, Cannon Beach hosts Haystack Holidays, a series of festive events aimed at putting the fun back into the holiday season. Haystack Holidays highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach's refreshing alternative to the... [read more]
 
Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Through December 31
Spectacular displays of holiday lights on the Oregon Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, Shore Acres State Park glows with illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life size spouting Gray Whale. Decorated by the Friends of Shore Acres State Park, the formal seven-acre garden is lit daily... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre 2017 Season
Cannon Beach
March 3-December 31 2017
Formerly a roller rink, Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the North Oregon Coast. From its early beginnings as the Coaster Roller Rink in the 1920s, Cannon Beach's Coaster Theatre has been an entertainment hub for residents and visitors alike. Today the Coaster Theatre Playhouse continues the tradition serving as a center of community... [read more]
 
An ocean of holiday cheer will greet visitors every weekend in December at Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. Over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations will surround visitors with the spirit of the season as they explore Oregon Coast Aquarium's Sea of Lights celebration. This family-friendly event kicks off with a special celebration weekend, December 2-3 from 6:30-9:30pm... [read more]
 
Celebrating 30 Years
Through January 4 2017
Cannon Beach Arts Association celebrates its legacy with anniversary exhibits and events. The Cannon Beach Gallery, a program of Cannon Beach Arts Association is celebrating a 30-year legacy of supporting Cannon Beach's reputation as an artists' colony. Starting in September, the ambitious autumn/winter program features three exhibitions. Cannon Beach Gallery closes its 2016 program with the first of its anniversary... [read more]
 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Through December 9 2017
Visitors can wander throughout galleries and shops in downtown Astoria the second Saturday of every month and enjoy works of art, festive refreshments, live music and general merriment. Every second Saturday of the month, from 5-8pm, downtown businesses extend their hours to exhibit original works of art. The process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries and... [read more]
 
The World of Haystack Rock
Through April 12 2017
Friends of Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach Library hosts the 2016-17 World of Haystack Rock lecture series. Named after Cannon Beach's longest standing resident, the World of Haystack Rock is a community lecture series highlighting Oregon's coastal ecosystems. Presented by the Friends of Haystack Rock the programs are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, November through... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Bandon

& Coquille
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Brookings

December 9-18 Live Theater: My Three Angels
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
December 10 Santa's Port Stop
Port of Brookings-Harbor
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through December 23 Live Theater: It's a Wonderful Life
Coaster Theater Playhouse 503.436.1242
February 24-27 2017 Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
June 17 2017 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest
On the Beach 503.436.3623
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through December 31 30th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Aargo Hwy. 541.888.3732
December 9-18 Live Theater: Dickens A Christmas Carol Radio Show
Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Florence

April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Gold Beach

April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Through December 5 Little Houses, Exhibition by Kate Saunders
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
December 9-January 9 2017 Three Rocks Exhibition
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101 541.994.9994
December 27-January 21 2017 Live Theater: The Sunshine Boys
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy. 101 541.994.5663
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
December 10 Tuba Christmas
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
December 10-March 11 2017 Memories of Megler
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
December 11 Water Music Festival
Inn at Harbour Village, 120 Williams Ave NE, Ilwaco 360.642.0087
December 14 SALTY Talks
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446
December 31 Midnight Over the Ocean
Bolstad Beach 800.451.2542

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
February 23-26 2017 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Port Orford

Through December 15 Jubliee Annual Salmon Derby
Various Locations 541.332.3681
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Rockaway Beach

April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Seaside

& Gearhart
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Tillamook & Three Capes

including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571
September 23 2017 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571