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September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup began in 1984 as "The Plague of Plastics" after Oregonians, Judie Hansen and Eleanor Dye, were inspired to rid the state's beaches of litter. Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide coordinated event. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
September 24 Pink Buffalo 2nd Annual Half Marathon
Florence, Oregon is a gorgeous coastal community and the ideal place to run half marathon. This event is one of six half marathons taking place in the Pink Buffalo Racing Half Marathon Series during the 2017 season.See website for details. Various Locations [more info]
September 29-30 Florence Festival of Books
A book fair for authors, publishers and anyone who likes to read. The event kicks off on Friday at 7pm with Oregon Book Award-winning author John Daniel.Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. On Saturday the festival continues, admission is free, 10am-4pm. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 542.997.1994 [more info]
October 6-8 Wine & Chowder Trail
Stroll through Historic Old Town to enjoy Oregon wines and pick your favorite from nearly a dozen different chowders. Enter to win one of nearly 30 beautiful glass floats. Historic Old Town 541.997.3128 [more info]
October 14 Oktoberfest
Scandia Dancers, Tyrollean Dancers, Alpine Echoes Band, Sam's Polka Gems, food vendors and more Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St.
October 26 Ballet Performance: Cocktail Hour
Seacoast Entertainment Association welcomes New York City's Ballets, Twist to the West Coast for a 7pm performance.Tickets are $32, call or visit the website for more information, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994 [more info]
December 26-January 1 2018 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 Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
January 13-14 2018 Winter Music Festival
Two days of folk music, arts and crafts, a pie contest and concert performances held at the Florence Events Center and at venues around the community. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. [more info]
March 30-31 2018 Florence Fest
With over ten wineries, multitudes of artists showing and selling their juried art selections and well known jazz groups this is a favorite annual event for adults 21 and older. Call for further information. Various Locations 541.997.3128
May 19-20 2018 Rhododendron Festival
The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. You will also enjoy the family-focused parade, street vendor fair, car show, 5K run and the carnival with rides, games and a few surprises. Various Locations 541.997.3128 [more info]
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