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Winter Whale Watch
December 27-31
Reaching approximately the size of a city bus and making a round-trip migration that culminates in approximately 12,000 miles, Gray Whales are the inspiration behind Oregon State Park's twice-yearly Whale Watch Weeks. The winter event is December 27-31, 2016 and features whale-spotting volunteers at 24 spots along the coast.[read more]
November 18-19 Fall Fling
Fall Fling with the Round Dancers is a choreographed ballroom dance weekend held the third weekend in November every year. During the weekend, dancers learn to dance two pre-choreographed dances to a specific piece of music. Community Hall 503.318.8831 [more info]
March 11-12 2017 Garibaldi Crab Races
A small-town tradition not to be missed. Where else can you see human participants yell, shout,clap and use psychic powers (as long as they don't touch the crabs) to cajole their favorite crustacean over the finish line. As for the Dungeness, well, they may be found in one of the specialty dishes served up for the folks who come just to eat, drink local brews and wine and have fun watching this hilarious spectacle.The Crab Races are held to raise funds for the Garibaldi Lions Club, a civic organization that works to provide low-cost vision care for low-income citizens in the area. See the website for the most current updates. Old Mill Event Center, 210 3rd St 503.322.3327 [more info]
March 25-31 2017 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales 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 Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305 [more info]
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
These beach cleanups are a bi-annual tradition dating back to 1984.Join thousands of volunteers to clean up the coastline and get Oregon beaches ready for summer. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
July 21-23 2017 Garibaldi Days
The three-day event brings hundreds of visitors to town for planned and impromptu reunions and other activities. Festivities include a parade, live entertainment, food court, refreshments and fire works. Various Locations, Garibaldi 503.322.3327 [more info]
July 22-23 2017 Annual Garibadi Days Festival
Festivities include a parade, live entertainment, food, refreshments and fireworks. Various Locations 503.322.3327 [more info]
September 23 2017 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]
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