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Winter Whale Watching
December 27-January 1 2019
Migrating whales travel longer than any mammal on earth and can be observed from the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. Starting in late fall, Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. With its expansive ocean views on elevated locations like capes and... [read more]
 
Holiday Attractions
Various Coast Locations
Through December 31
From lighthouses to lighted boats, plan now to catch the best Christmas lights, attractions and wonders of the holiday season along the Oregon Coast. Whether it's a brilliant light show at Shore Acres State Park on the South Coast or a Haystack Holiday getaway in Cannon Beach, visitors will find holiday festivities and illuminated decorations of all types up and... [read more]
 
Art Walks
Through December 31 2019
From Brookings to Astoria shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast extend their hours and open their doors for art walks and tours. Community art walks and gallery nights is a fun way for visitors to explore the arts while touring Oregon's coastal towns. Each location offers a unique art experience with changing exhibits, artists talks, demonstrations... [read more]
 
Coastal Mushroom Events
Through November 25
From Yachats, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, you'll find a variety of mushroom events celebrating autumn's wild edible bounty. Autumn is a great time to take a walk in the woods and look for edible mushrooms. As the weather turns cooler and rains come to Oregon's Coast, mushrooms start popping up. Under the trees and along the trails you... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
November 18 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Servant of the Corps
Lewis & Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
November 30-December 22 Live Theater: Scooged in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St.
December 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 16 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Let's Talk Humingbirds
Lewis & Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471

Bandon

& Coquille
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Brookings

November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 1-24 Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Azalea Park, 640 Old County Rd.
December 7-16 Live Theater: A Christmas Cactus
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
December 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through December 23 Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
November 23 Mimosa Madness
Various Shops
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
November 30-December 2 30th Anniversary Holiday Chorus Concerts
Various Locations 503.436.0378
December 1 Holiday Tea
Cannon Beach Library 503.436.1391
December 1 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
Sandpiper Square 503.436.2618
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
March 7-10 2019 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations
May 3-5 2019 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
November 22-December 31 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy.
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 1 2nd Annual Holiday Open House & Artisan Market
Coos History Museum, 1210 North Front St. 541.756.6320
December 7-16 Live Theater: Holiday Radio
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611
December 7 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Various Locations 541.269.0215
December 14-February 9 2019 West Coast Ink & Print
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave.
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Florence

November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Gold Beach

November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 1 Bird Watching Clinic
Salishan Nature Trail 541.992.9720
December 9 Celtic Concert Series: Christmas with the Gothard Sisters
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 14-15 Live Theater: It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
December 1 Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting
Port of Ilwaco
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through December 2 Live Theater: The Buddy Holly Story
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
Through December 3 Live Theater: Hair
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
November 30-December 31 25th Annual Sea of Lights
Oregon Coast Aquarium 541.867.3474
December 1 Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade
Historic Bayfront
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Port Orford

November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Rockaway Beach

November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Seaside

& Gearhart
November 23 Seaside Parade of Lights
Various Locations
November 23-25 Seaside Boutique Artisan Fair
Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st. Ave.
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
November 24-December 23 Candy Cane Express
Garibaldi
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Various Locations
December 8-16 Heceta Head Lightstation's Victorian Christmas
Heceta Lightkeepers House and Lighthouse, 92072 Hwy 101 South 541.547.3696
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations