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|Art Rain or Shine|
Through December 12
|Providing everything from wine to entertainment, towns along the Oregon Coast encourage visitors to come indoors during the rainy season. Art walks from Astoria to Brookings often give guests the opportunity to meet with artists, listen to live music and enjoy all the participating galleries and shops have to offer....[read more]|
First Friday Nights
First Friday Nights are an entertaining, casual and social experience on the first Friday of each month. The Barbey Maritime Center features a mix of live music, games, film screenings, skills demonstrations and hands-on activities from 7-9pm. Activities are free and a cash bar and inspired snacks will be available every First Friday, making Columbia River Maritime Museum the first stop of your weekend. Barbey Maritime Center
Second Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate the arts in Astoria the Second Saturday of every month from 5-8pm. Downtown businesses keep their doors open late, provide refreshments and entertainment and exhibit original works of art and culture. Second Saturday Art Walk venues are highlighted throughout town with colorful pinwheels. See the website for a map guide and list of participating businesses.
Various downtown locations
503.791.7940 [more info]
Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration south with trained interpreters at various sites along the coast.
541.765.3304 [more info]
February 13 2016
Festival of the Dark Arts
All ages are welcome from 2-10pm, admission is free, $10 for a festival glass, $1 per sample. Throughout the entire Fort George campus, you can feast your senses on an array of dark art including the Dark Art Gallery, a blacksmith forge, tattoo artistry, glass blowing, belly dancing, cigar tent, fire dancing, stout inspired cuisine, tarot card reading, old fashioned photography and of course, Stout.
Fort George Brewey and Public House
February 26-28 2016
Fisher Poets Gathering
A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. The event has attracted Fisher Poets and fans to Astoria since 1998. Originally conceived as a modest cultural reunion for far-flung friends in the commercial fishing fleet, the FisherPoets Gathering now attracts nearly a hundred poets, songwriters and storytellers. Listen to the authentic, creative voices of deckhands and skippers, cannery workers and shipwrights, young greenhorns and old timers, strong women and good-looking men. See the website for venue locations and admission information.
March 15 2016
Sip and savor awarding winning wines from the official Astoria Warrenton Seafood & Crab Festival wine completion and sample appetizers paired with each varietal. Every year over 40 Oregon winemakers enter their wines in the competition. Get an exclusive look and taste of wines that will be available at April's main festival and a chance to talk shop with the competition judges Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St.
March 19-26 2016
Spring Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration north with trained interpreters at various sites along the coast.
541.765.3304 [more info]
April 22-24 2016
Astoria Warrenton Crab,Seafood & Wine Festival
Celebrate the bounty of the Northwest at this annual spring event. Oregon wineries and over 100 booths are filled with arts and crafts from Pacific NW artisans. Clatsop County Fairgrounds
May 26-29 2016
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
June 17-19 2016
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
August 10-14 2016
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
September 23-25 2016
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
September 24 2016
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 2016
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