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Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Winter Whale Watching
December 27-January 1 2019
Starting in late fall Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like coastal capes and headlands is a great place to spot these marine giants. During peak winter migration time, December 27 through January 1, 2019, the best whale watching locations along the coast, are staffed by trained volunteers to answer questions and help you spot a whale. Read more about Oregon's Gray Whale migration visit: Oregon's Wandering Whales. Learn more about Oregon's Whale Watch Center and spotting tips. Access the Whale Watch Center brochure here at: Depoe Bay Whale Watching Guide. To view a map of 24 watch locations go to: Whale Watching Spoken Here....[read more]
November 16-December 23 Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Based on the classic film, this beloved tale has been entertaining audiences for generations. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242 [more info]
November 23 Mimosa Madness
A Cannon Beach alternative to the madness of Black Friday. This shopping extravaganza offers refreshments and deals at participating shops and boutiques around town from 8-11am. Various Shops [more info]
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is joining #OptOutside on Black Friday by encouraging people to go outside and enjoy what Oregon has to offer. You won't need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that's open. Various Locations [more info]
November 30-December 2 30th Anniversary Holiday Chorus Concerts
Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Cannon Beach Chorus. Locations TBD. Visit the website or call for additional information. Various Locations 503.436.0378 [more info]
December 1 Holiday Tea
Enjoy home baked treats and beverages served amid lavish holiday decorations, from 1-4pm at the Cannon Beach Library. Cannon Beach Library 503.436.1391
December 1 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
This beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition brings the town together at 4pm for a celebratory start to the holiday season. All are welcome and you'll find treats and refreshments after the ceremony. Sandpiper Square 503.436.2618
December 12 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: Zooplanton Indicator of Ocean Change
Samantha Zeman presents this second program in the lecture series, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
If you love bird watching this is your chance to take part in the longest running citizen science project in the world. Field counters are needed and all experience levels are welcome. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
December 26-29 Holiday Foods Around the World
Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting traditions from different countries and cultures. Call for further information. Various Dining Locations 503.436.2623
December 26 Winter Holiday Concert
The Trail Band performs an energetic blend of traditional and original music, featuring an 8-piece brass and string ensemble with five great vocalists at 7pm. Call for tickets and more information. Coaster Theatre 503.436.2623
December 27-January 1 2019 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
January 19 2019 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: Oregon's Razor Clam Resource; Past, Current and Future
Matt Hunter presents this third program in the series, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
February 13 2019 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: Lifecycle and Rehabilitation of Cmmon Murres
Joshua Sarnpaa presents this fourth program in the series, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
February 15-18 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Birdwatchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Resources, instructions, guides and apps are available online. Various Locations [more info]
March 7-10 2019 Savor Cannon Beach
Festival events showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while Cannon Beach restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. Tickets are available November 1. Various Locations [more info]
March 13 2019 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: Oregon's Black Oystercatchers
Joe Liebezeit presents this program, fifth in the lecture series, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
March 23-31 2019 Spring Whale Watch
Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. Whale watching volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated locations from 10am-1pm. Various Locations [more info]
March 23 2019 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers from 10am-1pm to clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast. Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. Registration opens in February 2019. 45 Oregon Coast beach sites 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 5-7 2019 Get Lit at the Beach
Three days of activities for book lovers and aspiring writers to get to know widely read and admired authors. Various Locations 206.914.1255 [more info]
April 10 2019 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: The Puffin Study
Shawn Stephensen presents this sixth program in the lecture series, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
April 20 2019 SOLVE IT for Earth Day
SOLVE IT for Earth Day has grown into Oregon's largest Earth Day service event. See website for more information. Various Locations [more info]
May 3-5 2019 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
An unparalleled experience for the art lover. Galleries throughout the town spotlight featured artists with demonstrations, receptions and special events. Local chefs and restaurants also participate, creating special art inspired menus. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
May 8 2019 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series: Conservation Land and Public Access
Katie Voelke presents the pros and cons, join the discussion 7-830pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock
May 17-19 2019 Fat Bike Festival
A weekend of planned activities for fat bike enthusiasts. Demo bikes and meet-ups for group rides on the beach, fat bike games and more. See website for updates and registration information. Various Locations [more info]
May 25-27 2019 Rare Book Sale
Rare, vintage, collectible and first edition books are for sale from 9-5pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock 503.436.1391 [more info]
June 8 2019 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest
The oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Professionals, amateur groups and family teams construct sand creations and compete for awards. Beach 503.436.2623 [more info]
June 28-July 1 2019 11th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival
Artists create works of art outdoors throughout town and on the beach while galleries host receptions and exhibits. Various Locations [more info]
July 4-7 2019 Book Sale
Four days of great bargins, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, 9am-5pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock 503.436.1391 [more info]
August 24 2019 Hayday
A celebration of Oregon craft brews from every corner of the state. Haystack Gardens, 148 E Gower St. [more info]
September 13-15 2019 16th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour
This annual fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a self guided tour, showcasing vintage cottages, gardens and dream homes. Various Locations [more info]
September 20-22 2019 Earth & Ocean Arts Festival
This new festival showcases artistic inspirations that raise awareness of Cannon Beach's pristine coastal region. The Cannon Beach Gallery Group invites artists who represent majestic ocean environments in their work. Festival details will be posted as they become available. Various Locations [more info]
September 21 2019 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Take care of your community and join thousands of volunteers at 45 beach cleanup sites along the entire coast. This family friendly event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands day. Various Locations [more info]
September 28 2019 Annual Fall Festival
Baked goods and an array of homemade crafts are available for purchase from 9am-4pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock 503.436.1391 [more info]
November 1-3 2019 Strormy Weather Arts Festival
A weekend of art exhibits and demonstrations, gallery shows, artist receptions and a spotlight concert. Various Locations 503.436.2623
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