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Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
FEATURED EVENT
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. With its expansive ocean views on elevated locations like capes and headlands, the Oregon Coast is a great place to spot these marine giants. During peak winter migration, 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 whales. Read more about Oregon's Gray Whale migration here: Oregon's Wandering Whales. Learn more about Oregon's Whale Watch Center, get spotting tips and access the Whale Watch Center brochure here: Depoe Bay Whale Watching Guide. To view a map of the 24 watch locations, go to: Whale Watching Spoken Here....[read more]
 
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 27-31 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 25-27 2019 17th Annual Winter Music Festival
This three day festival hosts 11 top tiered Blue Grass bands. See the website for the line-up and tickets. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. [more info]
February 2 2019 8th Annual Crab Crack
Tickets go on sale December 1 and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 25, 2019. Ticket price is $45, all proceed benefit Florence Food Share, an emergency and supplemental food pantry. Enjoy Oregon Coast crab, silent auctions and no-host bar. Advance ticket purchase is required, no tickets sales at the door. Past Crab Cracks have sold out. Tickets are available at Florence Food Share, 2190 Spruce St. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.9119
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 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]
March 30 2019 Heceta Head Lighthouse Birthday Celebration
Heceta Head Lightstation will be 125 years old. Join this family-friendly celebration from 4-7pm. Tour the keeper's house, explore the lighthouse and shop for souvenirs, books and videos at the gift shop. Heceta Head Lighthouse [more info]
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 17-19 2019 112th Rhododendron Festival
A spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons, parades, carnival with rides and games, street vendor fair and car show. The Rhododendron Festival Court junior parade is on Saturday and a main parade on Sunday. The event will extend into Historic Old Town with live music, art and other festivities at the Florence Events Center. End the weekend with the annual motorcycle show at Three Rivers Casino Resort. 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]
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