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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]
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]
October 6-8 Oregon Coast Jazz Party
Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel. Call or visit on-line for more information. Various Locations 541.265.2787 [more info]
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 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]
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 and instructions conduct workshops that explore new and innovative techniques and traditional 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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