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Through March 31 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales on their migration north 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 541.765.3305 [more info]
March 31-April 1 Florence Fest
This upscale festival showcases selected Oregon boutique wineries along with regional fine art, food and live jazz. Wineries from the Columbia Gorge to the Rouge Valley will offer free tastings as part of the admission price. Hours on Friday from 2-8pm and noon until 8pm on Saturday. See website for tickets and more information. Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.3128 [more info]
April 1 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
These beach cleanups are a bi-annual tradition dating back to 1984.Join thousands of volunteers to clean up the coastline and get Oregon beaches ready for summer. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 26 Live Concert: SEA Barrage 8 Concert
Featuring all the instruments in the modern string family, this string octet of violins, viola, cello and double bass presents music from many genres and generations. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:15pm, show-time is 7-9pm. Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994 [more info]
May 19-21 110th Annual Rhododendron Festival
This is the second oldest flower festival in Oregon and third oldest on the West Coast, the display of hundreds of rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Event Center. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast. Other events include a parade and street fair, car show, 5K run and carnival with rides and games. Various Locations 541.997.3128 [more info]
May 24 In Concert: Piano Chameleons
A night to remember when two grand pianos facing each other play classical and jazz music that merge in a burst of virtuosity, featuring pianists Matt Herskowitz and John Roney. Visit the website for more information. Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994 [more info]
June 9-18 Live Theater: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Last Resort Players perform all 37 plays in 97 minutes, a wildly funny production written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Evening performances at 7pm on June 9, 10, 16, 17. Sunday matinee is at 2pm on June 11 and 18. Florence Event Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994 [more info]
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]
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales 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]
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