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Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
June 20
Cannon Beach, Oregon will host its annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 20, the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in this Oregon Coast town. Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the event which will celebrate its 51st year in 2015. The Masters division teams compete for cash prizes and construct large, elaborate creations often utilizing construction forms, similar to those used for pouring concrete, to accomplish their monumental size....[read more]
 
March 6-8 Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
An esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers offer workshops in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments and festivities. Cannon Beach 503.440.1649 [more info]
March 12-15 Savor Cannon Beach
Taste some of the Northwest's finest wines in one of the world's most beautiful places during Savor Cannon Beach, a four-day celebration of wine and regional cuisine. This community-wide festival features six wine tasting events including the popular Wine Walk. Cannon Beach restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels also offer a wide range of tasting, culinary, cultural and arts events all around town. Cannon Beach 503.717.1122 [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 4-August 1 Puffins Return to Haystack Rock
Each spring, puffins that have spent the last eight months floating and diving on the open seas of the Pacific Ocean return to Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock to lay eggs and raise their chicks.Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach provides one of the Northwest's most accessible locations to observe puffins nesting in their natural environment. The puffins are most visible and active at Haystack Rock from April through early-July. By late August, the puffin chicks will be ready to return to open seas with their parents.See website for events and programs. Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach [more info]
April 10-12 Get Lit at the Beach
A gathering for readers with guest authors: Karen Joy Fowler, Gail Tsukyama,Jim Lynch, Nancy Pearl and Terry Brooks featuring author receptions and opportunities for book signings, discussion and Q&A. Tolovana Arts Colony 503.440.0684 [more info]
April 16-27 Twelve Days of Earth Celebration
All events are free, and open to the public.See website for updates and further information. Various Cannon Beach Locations [more info]
May 1-3 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Art galleries of Cannon Beach celebrate spring, unveiling their new works of art, specially created for the occasion and demonstrate their artistic techniques. During the evenings, galleries hold artist's receptions with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. See website for event schedule and further information, Various Cannon Beach Locations [more info]
June 20-21 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
Dozens of teams of master sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand as Cannon Beach, Oregon celebrates the oldest sandcastle contest in the Northwest and the most popular annual event in this North Oregon Coast town. Cannon Beach 503.436.2623 [more info]
June 26-28 Plein Air and More
This three day event which includes a Friday night "meet & greet" with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach's art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday. Various Cannon Beach Locations [more info]
July 4 Independence Day Parade
Visit website or call for parade route information. Downtown Cannon Beach 503.436.2973 [more info]
September 11-13 Cannon Beach Cottage Tours
In addition to sharing the rich history and amazing homes that make up in Cannon Beach, the goal of the annual Tour is to raise funds for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Visit website or call for further information. Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.9301 [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 17 Dog Show on the Beach
The 18th Annual Dog Show on the Beach begins after high tide. Pedigree is not the point, it's a fun day on the beach with your pooch. Proceeds benefits the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. Surfsand Resort 503.436.8001 or 800.547.6100
November 6-8 28th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Some of the Northwest's most successful artists will converge on Cannon Beach as the community hosts its annual fall celebration of the arts. Cannon Beach art galleries and local businesses will present special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for guest artists over the three-day festival. Various Cannon Beach Locations 503.436.2623 [more info]
November 13-15 Women Only Weekend
The weekend is full of fabulous food, divine wine & sensational shopping. Our town is going all out to get you in the holiday spirit while immersing you in the magic of our unique beach community. Various Cannon Beach Locations [more info]
November 27-December 25 Haystack Holidays
Celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach with a variety of events to make your holiday season merry and bright, See website for schedule of events. Various Cannon Beach Locations [more info]
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with interpreters at Ecola State Park. Ecola State Park 541.765.3304 [more info]
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