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Astoria Sunday Market
Outdoor Coastal Markets
Through September 30
Whether you come to shop for fresh, local foods or just to socialize with friends and neighbors, outdoor markets have become a popular summer staple for locals and visitors alike. From Brookings, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, selections may vary, but they all have one important thing in common: community. Outdoor markets provide a public space to connect with the farmers and artisans who bring their goods straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag. After all, there is no better time than summer to eat homegrown food and see what local artisans have in store....[read more]
July 7 Let's Go Birding, Rogue River Walk
This birding field trip heads to the eastern end of the Rogue River Walk, Orchard Loop. This is a good area to find Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and perhaps a Willow Flycatcher. Meet at Gold Beach Visitor's Center at 8am. Various Locations [more info]
July 25-28 Curry County Fair
This year's theme is Boots, Squeals and Ferris Wheels. Additional information is available online. Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.247.4541 [more info]
August 4 Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival
Highlighting the newest South Coast Fat Bike Maps and celebrating the love Oregon has for its beaches, bikes and beer. See the website for registration and more information. Various Locations [more info]
September 8 11th Annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
The longest running brew fest on the Oregon Coast. Featuring Northwest micro-brews, music on two stages, classic car show, choice food carts, artisans, wineries and art show. Admission is $15 at the door or advance tickets are available online for $10. Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave. 541.490.1593 [more info]
September 8 9th Annual Bike The Rogue Century Ride
This super scenic cycling event features three different rides on low traffic roads. See the website for additional information and registration. Buffigton Park [more info]
September 29-30 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to cleanup Oregon's beaches. SOLVE projects are community driven and focus on cleaning up and restoring natural areas and neighborhoods with hands-on work. Supplies and instructions are provided and all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in. To volunteer, register and view a list of project sites, call or visit online. Registration will open in August of 2018. Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
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]
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