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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]|
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
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
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
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]
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
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]
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
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
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