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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]
May 26-27 55th Annual Rockin' the Coast Gem & Mineral Show
Sponsored by the Oregon Coast Agate Club, doors open on Saturday 10am-5:30pm and 10am-3:30pm on Sunday. National Guard Armory, Hwy 101 [more info]
May 30-June 1 Short Film Screening: The Momentary Subline
Screenings will include 10-15 experimental short films as samples of Libby's work over the past 15 years. In each film, Libby captures specific moments in landscapes, such as seagulls over Cannon Beach or the spray at Multnomah Falls. An additional screening and artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 9, 5-7pm in Room 205 at the VAC.The Media Room is open Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4pm. Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive 541.265.6569
June 2 Newport Marathon
Newport lies at the heart of Oregon's beautiful central coast, a perfect setting for a marathon. Various Locations [more info]
June 16 Poetry Night
The event will feature Casey Bush and Leann Grabel, two Portland authors with new poetry books to their credit and local author Carla Perry. Open mic and signed copies of the authors' new books, from 7-9pm. Newport Visual Arts Center 541.265.6569
July 14 Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race
Featuring challenging obstacles spread out over a few miles of muddy, steep terrain. Competitors will have to brave everything from mud crawls, puddle jumps, rope walls and more. Prizes given to the best pirate costume. Music, food and beer garden from 11am-4pm Newport Municipal Airport [more info]
July 21 Cars at the Coast
The Bay City Cruiser Car Club show is open to the public at 10am with raffles, auctions and lots of cars. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive
August 3-4 28th Annual Quilts By the Sea Show
Doors open on Friday 9am-5pm and 9am-4pm on Saturday. Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery 541.961.0673 [more info]
August 10-26 Live Theater: On the Verge or the Geography of Learning
This play by Eric Overmyer is a story that follows the adventures of three independent Victorian women explorers in an unexplored land. Directed by Justin Atkins, the Porthole Players stage nine weekend performances. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
September 8-9 Agate Beach Surf Classic
This two day competition is 8am-4pm with surfing divisions for adults and youth. Agate Beach [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]
October 5-7 Newport Cider Festival
This new event will be held at the Rogue Brewery and will feature over 30 Oregon ciders. Additional information will be updated as the date draws near. Rogue Brewery [more info]
November 16-December 3 Live Theater: Hair
Directed by Michael Eastman the Porthole Players present this musical about politically active bohemian hippies fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [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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