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BioBlitz Biodiversity Festival
May 20-21
As part of a national effort to document and celebrate biodiversity in national parks, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park will host BioBlitz, a Biodiversity Festival, May 20-21, 2016. ...[read more]
Through April 30 Live Theater: The Real Lewis & Clark Story or How the Finns Discovered America
A musical melodrama, tickets are on sale one hour before all shows. See website for information. Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104 [more info]
May 22 Annual Run on the River
This annual half marathon is a flat race along the Columbia River and the picturesque River Walk. Race cap is 600 participants, walkers are welcome, all distances will be chip timed. See website for details. River Walk [more info]
May 26-29 Tenor Guitar Gathering
The Tenor Guitar Gathering is an annual event for tenor guitar players, with workshops, concerts, networking, and other events. Tenor Guitar Gathering events are organized and presented by the non-profit Tenor Guitar Foundation. See the website for venues and performance schedules. Various Locations [more info]
June 17-19 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
The three day festival embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the Astoria, Oregon region by emigrating Scandinavians. Celebrate Scandinavian culture with traditional foods, import handcrafts and entertainment. Enjoy over a dozen musical, dance and theater group performances. See the website for further information and schedule of events. Clatsop County Fairgrounds [more info]
June 17-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]
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]
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]
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]
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