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Tall Ships
Through September 25
You've seen them in the movies, tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several Ports of call along the Pacific Northwest this season. The tall ships offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, the costumed crew is ready to tell tales of life on the high seas. The brig, Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows. Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She's a swift topsail ketch that has sailed the Atlantic Ocean and visited Tahiti. Those interested in travel experiences may purchase tickets online at or call (800) 200-5239. ...[read more]
Through May 29 Tall Ships Tour
Historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in port offering dockside tours, sailing excursions and educational programs. Visit online or call for schedules, ticket options and more information. Port of Newport, 600 SE Bay Blvd. 800.200.5239 [more info]
June 3 Newport Marathon
A little bit of everything with ocean views, a well supported course and Oyster Shooters. This is a weekend event, so plan accordingly. Athletes must pick up their race packet between 3-9pm on Friday, June 2nd at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel. There will be a pre-race pasta dinner from 5:30-8pm on Friday at the American Legion in Newport. Tickets are $10 and include pasta, salad, bread, dessert and soda. Directions and tickets will be available at packet pick-up. Yaquina Bay State Park [more info]
August 5 7th Annual Amazing Race
Modeled after the popular television show, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues and racing to the finish line. Organizers have designed a series of seven top-secret challenges that will be both mental and physical. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the team that finishes first from each category. At the conclusion of the race, complimentary food and beverages will be provided to all participants, volunteers and sponsors. Call for more information. 541.265.8801
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-January 1 2018 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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