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Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay
Winter Whale Watch
December 27-January 1 2018
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. Gray Whales are commonly sighted up and down the Oregon Coast during the annual winter migration, December 27-31. During this peak migration time, the best whale watching locations along the coast, are staffed by trained volunteers to answer questions and help you spot a whale. ...[read more]
December 2 Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade
Starting at dusk, local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the historic bayfront. Historic Bayfront
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]
February 22-25 2018 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
It wouldn't be winter on the coast without this favorite festival. Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professional and regional artisans. Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive [more info]
April 20-22 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival
Now in its 23rd year, the Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival has grown into the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Well known and emerging artists conduct workshops that explore new and innovative techniques of paper-making, printing and book-binding. Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive 541.265.6540 [more info]
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