Pacific City celebrates the 49th Annual Dory Days Festival July 18–20. Pacific City is one of the few places in the world to see dory boats in action. It's exciting to watch these relatively small boats launch directly into the waves. While nearly all dory boats have motors these days, occasionally you'll see a double-ender (both ends pointed), launching by rowing, no easy task. It's also exciting to see the flat-bottomed boats glide right up on the beach with the day's catch. Dory Days is a time to see the boats in action with demonstrations all weekend long and a chance to actually talk to dorymen about dory fishing.
Other activities include a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday through downtown Pacific City and a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Cape Kiwanda parking area. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. two street fairs take place. At The Bazaar in the Cape Kiwanda parking lot you can find "elephant ears," cotton candy, and more. The Artisan Fair takes place downtown with all kinds of arts and crafts, live music, and food.
Call for parade application or more information. (Mary Jones, 503-965-7779)
Oregon Coast Magazine July/August 2008