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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Through January 1 2018
Shore Acres State Park is the brightest spot on the Oregon Coast with its illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life-sized spouting whale. The park shines with over 325,000 lights from Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve. Decorated by the Friends of Shore Acres State Park, the formal seven-acre garden is lit daily from 4-9:30pm over the holiday season. With paved and lighted paths throughout, the garden is wheelchair accessible. The gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers and refreshments and entertainment in the pavilion will surely get you in the holiday spirit. There is no charge to view the holiday displays but a day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks Pass is required. Shore Acres State Park is located on the Cape Arago Highway, about 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay. For more information call (541) 888-3732...[read more]
 
December 26-31 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 21-25 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]
March 23-31 2018 Spring Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration north 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]
March 23-24 2018 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Oregon beaches get a much needed spring cleaning. Join thousands of volunteers at this coast-wide coordinated event. Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 19-22 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]
October 4-6 2018 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]
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