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Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
April 24-26
Celebrate the flavors of the Northwest with the annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Now in its 33rd year, this long-running North Coast event takes place April 24-26 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. Nearly 50 Oregon wineries and over 100 booths are filled with arts and crafts from Pacific NW artisans. At the Festival Wine Competition, wineries vie for Best of Show awards. You'll find a wide selection of seafood and other culinary delights, including the Rotary club's traditional crab dinner. Local breweries make appearances at the beer garden and live music is on tap all weekend. The festival kicks off Friday evening and continues all day Saturday and through the afternoon on Sunday. The festivities are held indoors, so rain or shine there's plenty of fun to be had at the Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival!...[read more]
March 5 Science on Tap: Beyond Geology
Beyond Geology: Managing the Risks of Living on the North Coast Presented by Patrick Corcoran, an associate professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. How people on the north coast can grapple productively with the threat of a large earthquake and tsunamis. Considerable time will be spent addressing typical "tsunami scenarios" and fielding questions from the audience. Maps of county inundation zones will be available for participants to locate their "tsunami footprint", identifying the vulnerability of their home, business, school, etc.Doors Open at 6:00 pm. Presentation is at 7:00 pm Fort George Brewery in the Lovell Building
March 7 Sip, Savor & UnWined
A pre-party event to sample award winning wines. Approximately 40 Oregon winemakers enter their wines in competition prior to the Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. Call or visit website for tickets and further information. Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. 503.325.9767 [more info]
March 28 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
An Oregon tradition for 30 years, the annual coast wide beach cleanup is from 10am-1pm. See the website or call for coastal check in sites and further information. Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 24-26 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
This annual festival celebrates great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more. Admission is $10, $5 for children (ages 5-12). Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10-8pm, Sunday 11-4pm; see website or call for further information. Clatsop County Fairgrounds 503.325.6311 [more info]
May 28-31 Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering
A one-of-a-kind musical experience not to be missed. More than 10 workshops and over 20 musicians performing all over the quaint town of Astoria during "Tenor Guitar Weekend", the 6th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering. See the website for further information. Various Locations 310.403.8880 [more info]
June 4-7 Goonies 30th Film Anniversary
Fans flock to Astoria for the annual Goonies Day celebration, a weekend of treasure hunting, group truffle shuffles, trivia scavenger hunts and more. The 30th anniversary of the film will include cast and crew reunions, film screenings, fan gatherings, filming location tours and much more. It's sure to be the biggest bash yet. Visit website for further information. various locations 503.325.6311 [more info]
June 12-28 Astoria Music Festival
Highlights include Donizetti's Maria Stuarda in concert, works by Beethoven and Sibelius, and Mozart's The Magic Flute performed by the 2015 Apprentice Program artists. See website or call for more information, tickets and performance schedules. Various Venues 503.325.9896 [more info]
June 19-21 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
The festival embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the Astoria, Oregon region by emigrating Scandinavians. During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain . Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. See website for festival hours, schedule of events and activities. Clatsop County Fairgrounds 503.325.6311 or 800.875.6807 [more info]
July 3 North Coast Symphonic Band, a North Coast Fourth
A free concert for the entire family 7:30-9:30pm. The North Coast Symphonic Band celebrates the conclusion of its 35th season with a toe-tapping, sing-a-long evening of patriotic music and familiar tunes. Visit the website for more information. Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. 503.224.8499 [more info]
July 25-26 Astoria Artists Open Studio Tour
Discover Astoria's vibrant arts community and meet artists at work in their studios from 10am-4pm. This is a free, self guided tour and pieces are available for purchase. Call or visit the website forfurther information. various artists studios 503.338.6508 [more info]
August 5-9 Astoria Regatta
An annual celebration, which started in 1894 and has been designated a Historic Cultural Tradition by the Oregon State Historic Commission. Parades, food and family fun. See the website for events and locations. Various Locations 503.325.6311 or 800.875.6807 [more info]
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coast wide coordinated event. Call or visit website for further information. Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571 [more info]
October 11 Great Columbia Crossing
A unique opportunity to trek across the Astoria-Megler Bridge on foot. The 10k offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one steep incline to the peak of the bridge. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.Whether you're an experienced runner or looking for a family friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10k appeals to everyone.See the website for registration and event details. Astoria-Megler Bridge 503.325.6311 [more info]
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