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Waikiki Beach Concert at Cape Disappointment State Park
Coastal Concerts
Through September 24
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 coast. Here are some concert highlights and top musical festivals along the Oregon Coast and Washington Peninsula. ...[read more]
Through July 3 Astoria Music Festival
Welcome to the 14th season. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29, 2016. Angela Meade returns with an all-star cast to reprise her sensational depiction of Leonora in Verdi's dramatic Il Travatore. Sergey Antonov scales the heights of the Elgar Cello Concerto, a monumental romantic work for this cello hero and orchestra. David Bowie will be memorialized with the NW premiere of Symphony No.4 Heroes by American composer Philip Glass. Based on the rocker's hit album Heroes, the symphony melds Pop and Contemporary Classical languages in an unforgettable way. Beethoven's epic Symphony No.3,Eroica, will raise the roof at the Liberty Theater. Plus 20 performances of symphonic and chamber music, classic film and dance music for kids. Including Astoria's own North Coast Symphonic Band performs an Independence Day Tribute to American Heroes.See website for ticketing and performance venues. Various Venues [more info]
June 29 Let's Go Birding Survey
Join Fort Stevens State Park, 9am-11:30am, on their monthly bird surveys and see some of the amazing variety of birds in the area. The surveys will monitor the bird species that are utilizing the park from season to season, and will be conducted weekly for an entire year. No birding experience is required, binoculars are recommended. The survey will take about two hours and will cover several diverse habitats within the park. The sites will be accessed by walking and driving. For more information, contact Park Ranger Dane Osis by phone at (503) 861-3170 ext 41 or email Fort Stevens State Park, 100 Peter Iredale Rd. 503.861.3170
July 16-17 Annual World War II Living History Event
Various units of US, British, German and Russian troops set up camp at Fort Stevens to bring to life the history of those who fought in the war that changed the world. A field hospital, period military vehicles, weapons displays, and field camps enables you to immerse yourself in the past. Fort Stevens State Park, Historic Area 503.861.3170 [more info]
August 10-14 Astoria Regatta
Originally celebrating the return of Astoria fishermen from Alaska, this community festival started in 1894 and is the oldest of its kind in Oregon. The Astoria Regatta offers days of fun on land and sea, with parades, great food, and unique traditions. Most events are free to the public, but some events are reasonably priced. See the website for further information Various Locations [more info]
August 13 Astoria-Megler Bridge 50th Anniversary
Everyone is invited to this 50 year birthday bash.There will be a reenactment of the opening of the bridge, featuring state and local dignitaries driving across the span from Astoria to Washington and back again. The festivities will commence at the Maritime Memorial Park in Uniontown. From there, the celebration continues with the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade in Downtown Astoria. Visit the website for event details. Maritime Memorial Park, 10 Bay Street [more info]
August 25-28 National Park Service Birthday Weekend
The National Park Service turns 100 years and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees. Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
September 3-5 Annual Civil War Reenactment
Marking its 26th year this grand event is one of the largest in the northwest region. Infantry, cavalry, artillery, medical corps, camp followers and townspeople (sutlers) make up the variety of Civil War period reenactors you'll encounter. Several live battles are carried out for you to view over the long weekend. Meet President Abraham Lincoln, see a fashion show, listen in on fife and drum practice, stroll through the "village" of tents to admire craftsmen, cooks, and undertakers, and spend the day learning about history first hand from soldiers. Watch the field artillery demonstrations and see actual cannons fire from up close. Fort Stevens State Park, Historic Area 503.861.3170 [more info]
September 23-25 15th Annual Pacific NW Brew Cup
The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors and activities for the kiddos. Admission is free, To taste beer you'll need to purchase a souvenir mug ($9 each) and tokens ($1 each). See the website for further information. Outdoor venue near the Barbey Museum [more info]
September 24 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide coordinated event. Various Locations 503.844.9571 [more info]
September 24 National Public Lands Day
The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks, including Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, will waive entrance fees on National Public Lands Day. Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
October 16 Great Columbia Crossing
Whether you're an experienced runner or looking for a family friendly event, this 10k run/walk across the Astoria Megler Bridge appeals to everyone. This is a unique opportunity to experience the scenery high above the Great Columbia River as you trek across the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Advanced registration is required, see the website for details Astoria Megler Bridge [more info]
November 11 Veterans Day at National Parks
The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks, including Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, will waive entrance fees on Veterans Day. Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
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