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Astoria Sunday Market
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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]
 
June 14-17 19th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship
A premiere event drawing thousands of spectators in search of unique and signature pieces. More information and event schedules available online. Rainbow Plaza 541.271.3495 [more info]
July 14-15 Oceanfest
A summer's worth of fun packed into two days, 10am-6pm, with live music, beach bazaar, children's parade, seafood barbecue and games for all ages. Various Locations [more info]
July 24-29 Dunefest
The natural beauty of the Oregon Dunes in Winchester Bay attracts sand buggies, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles and dirt bikes to Reedsport and Winchester Bay. There are activities for all ages and skill levels including riding contests, music and a variety of vendors. Oregon Dunes Recreation Area [more info]
August 16-19 Fiddle at the Beach Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers District 5 hosts more than 100 musicians and enthusiastic audiences from across the Pacific Northwest. Fiddlers, guitars, banjos and mandolins play Country, Cajun, Swing, Bluegrass, Folk, Waltzes and old time tunes. Open jam sessions all day long and concerts at the Grange Hall daily at 6pm. Admission by donation. Sunday Gospel show closes the event. 635 Broadway [more info]
August 24-25 Coastal Kool Nights Car Show
A gathering of cars older than 1979, show and shine, harbor cruise, live music and vendors. Various Locations [more info]
September 1-2 Art by the Bay
Artists from all over Oregon participate in this juried show. Demonstrations, kids art, games and activities. This is a free event, 10am-6pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday, rain or shine. Winchester Bay Waterfront 541.297.6073
September 1-3 25th Annual Step Salmon Derby
Sponsored by Gardiner/Reedsport S.T.E.P. (Salmon-Trout-Enhancement-Program) with daily prizes for the biggest salmon. This event is timed to coincide with the fall Chinook salmon run. Local tackle shops have registration and rules. Various Locations 541.271.3495 [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]
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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