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Through September 30
Journeying from Garibaldi to Batterson, the Oregon Coast Crawler continues its tradition of arranging scenic excursions using vintage trains on historic rail routes in the Pacific Northwest. Two dates are set for this special excursion: May 20th and September 30th, 2017. Traveling beside Tillamook and Nehalem Bays, passengers will be treated to stunning coastal and canyon scenery. Departing the picturesque fishing village of Garibaldi the train makes its way northward and inland on the Port of Tillamook Branch Line. In route, the train makes an extended stop in bayside in Wheeler for a local lunch supplied by Blue Heron Creamery. The afternoon journey follows the Nehalem River and the scenery will change dramatically through the remote Nehalem Canyon to Batterson. On the return trip, an extended stop in Rockaway Beach, offers a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and some time to stroll the streets for locally made taffy or ice cream in this beach town. This special trip will use the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's McCloud #25 locomotive, an engine featured in the movie Stand By Me and offers a rare chance to enjoy the spectacular Oregon coast and Nehalem River canyon at a slow pace. The trainset includes an open-air car with outdoor seating. Several stops will be made to enjoy the scenery and snap photos....[read more]
August 18-20 Tillamook Old Iron Show
See antique tractors, gas engines, farm and logging equipment, vintage cars and trucks, tool displays and swap meet. Noon until 5pm, daily admission is $3, event pass is $5 for all three days, no charge for children 12 and under. 2001 Blue Heron Dr. 503.812.2609
August 25-27 Slab Creek Music Fest + Gathering
Enjoy a village experience where people of all ages and abilities play, explore, perform and enjoy music. Activities for all ages, register on line or by phone. Neskowin Valley School, 10005 Slab Creek Road, Neskowin 503.392.3124 [more info]
September 1-2 Oregon Tuna Classic
Fishing competition with prizes and awards. Public is invited to the barbecue dinner, auction and ceremony on Saturday night. Event details and updates will be posted online. Port of Garibaldi [more info]
September 15-17 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic
This annual surf competition has product demos, vendors and live music.There will be a beer garden, dinner and bonfire on the beach. Visit the website for more information. Beach at Cape Kiwanda [more info]
September 15-30 Live Theater: Roses in December
Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts presents this dramatic comedy by Victor Cahn, Directed by Joni Sauer Folger. TAPA productions are on weekends September 15-17, September 22-24 and September 29-30. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7pm. Matinee shows on Sundays are at 2pm. Tickets are sold at Diamond Art Jewelers and at the door. Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. [more info]
September 16 Hangar B Classic & Fly Inn
Cars, planes, raffles, music, food and fun for the family from 2-4pm. Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Rd. 503.842.1130 [more info]
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]
September 30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Ride the rails with a vintage train on a historic route. The scenic rail excursion departs Garibaldi at 9:30am and returns 5:15pm. Cost is $135 per person, advance ticket purchase required (no walk-ups or children under 5 years) See website for more information. 800.717.0108 [more info]
October 7 Pacific City Oktoberfest
Celebrate our community's Germanic and Swiss heritage from 11am-8pm with dance performances, local craft beer, wine, traditional German food and live music. Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr. 503.965.7900 [more info]
October 14 Pie Night
This all you can eat pie banquet is an annual fundraiser for Food Roots NW, from 7-9pm. Pacific Restaurant, 2102 First St. 503.354.2350 [more info]
October 24 Winter Garden Walk
A workshop on coastal winter gardening with a tour of community gardens and hoop-house, from 1-4pm. Tillamook Jr. High Garden & Hoop-house, 3906 Alder Ln. 503.815.2800 [more info]
November 3-19 Live Theater: Money Matters
Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts presents this hysterical farce written by Michael and Susan Parker, directed by Rikki Reid. See the website for curtain times and ticket information. Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave. [more info]
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]
March 10-11 2018 Garibaldi Crab Races
This small town tradition is not to be missed. Human jockeys aren't allowed to touch the crawling crabs but bribery, sweet-talking and yelling are encouraged. Old Mill, 210 3rd St. [more info]
April 20-22 2018 14th Annual Birding & Blues Festival
Celebrate spring bird migration in Pacific City with free community open house events, children's activities, field trips, excursions and Saturday night blues concert. Various Locations [more info]
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