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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Jan 20-Jan 21Windless Kite Festival - The Windless Kite Festival Indoor Kite Fly brings the beauty of kite flying indoors. Organized by the World Kite Museum, this annual event features incredible choreographed solo, duet and group performances. Watch artistry in motion as some of the finest kite-flyers display their skills. This year’s featured flyer is Scott Weider. Admission is by donation, and the event is held at the Long Beach School gymnasium. kitefestival.com360-642-4020
Feb 09-Feb 25Asian New Year Kite Celebration - Asian New Year Kite Celebration at the World Kite Museum features the kites and cultures of a different Asian country annually. Uniquely shaped & decorated kites and other folk arts are displayed. Videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities are part of both days’ events. worldkitemuseum.com 360-642-4020
Apr 06-Apr 08Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show - The Peninsula Arts Association presents its annual Spring Art show in Long Beach at the Train Depot. Attendees vote on the People’s Choice Ribbon, the event’s top honor. An art raffle of donated works benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. beachartist.org 800-451-2542
Apr 20-Apr 21Long Beach Razor Clam Festival - The historic Long Beach Razor Clam Festival returns for its fourth year after a decades-long hiatus! Experience razor clam digging, razor clam dining and family fun. longbeachrazorclamfestival.com360-642-2400
May 06Loyalty Day Parade - Longest consecutive loyalty day celebration in the nation. Events are scheduled over two-day period on the Long Beach Peninsula, including Children’s Parade, annual Blessing of the Fleet, Fire Truck rides, and Loyalty Days Parade. loyaltydayslongbeach.com 800-451-2542
Ilwaco
Oct 20-Mar 31Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Rewind to the 1960s--Peninsula’s Past - The 1960s were a decade of change on the Long Beach Peninsula. In 1961, the loss of the fishing vessel Mermaid and the motor lifeboat Triumph became the impetus for the founding of the National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment in 1968. Red’s Café was the place to be in Ilwaco and Marsh’s in Long Beach made an exciting new acquisition with Jake the Alligator Man. Developers “found the beach” and created new communities such as Surfside Estates and Tides West. Roads were expanded and the “new” Astoria/Megler Bridge made a great impact on everyday life. The exhibition highlights everyday life on the Peninsula in the ‘60s and documents many of these changes. columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-3446
Mar 16-Mar 18Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition - With over 100 quilts on display in three galleries, this show exhibits work from the area’s most talented fabric artists, all members of the Peninsula Quilt Guild. Various quilting demonstrations. Admission is FREE. columbiapacificheritagemuseum360-642-3446
Mar 16-Mar 18Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition - With over 100 quilts on display, this show exhibits work from the area’s most talented fabric artists, all members of the Peninsula Quilt Guild. Various quilting demonstrations. Tickets for a Prize Quilt raffle available. Admission is FREE. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-3446
Apr 28Black Lake Fishing Derby - Now entering its 25th year, the event for children aged 2-14 features a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog tent. Registration is free for this event hosted by Ilwaco Parks and Recreation. The derby runs from 7-10 a.m., and awards are given for the largest fish caught in each age division and overall aggregate weight. ilwaco-wa.gov 800-451-2542
May 05Blessing of the Fleet& Children's Loyalty Days Parade - Gaily decorated parade of boats to mouth of Columbia River for blessing. Memorial Wreath dropped by Coast Guard helicopter. Free boat rides to blessing site. funbeach.com 800-451-2542
May 05-Sep 29Saturday Market - Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday. portofilwaco.com503-338-9511
Jul 14-Jul 15Clamshell Railroad Days - Celebrate Clamshell Railroad Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco! Enjoy lectures, model railroad layouts from regional clubs, the kids craft caboose, and more. $5 Admission. http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum3606423446
Oct 13-Oct 14Cranberrian Fair, a Harvest Festival - A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry. Foods, vendors, craft demonstrations and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage. Buttons are $5 and cover admission to all events. http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum3606423446

Northern California
Crescent City
Feb 10DNACA Presents: Good Co. - dnaca.net707-464-1336
Mar 14DNACA Presents: Socks in the Frying Pan - dnaca.net707-464-1336
Mar 17Redwood Wild River Run - This 15 km race or 5 km run and fun run/walk begins at 11:00am. Early registration ends March 13, after which, the registration fee increases. rwrr.org707-464-3779
Apr 07-Apr 08Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 22Music in the Redwoods Concert Series: Duo Baldo - Admission is by $45 season pass or $20 single ticket; children & students with ID are free. musicintheredwoods.com707-951-3102
Apr 28DNACA Presents: Lion Bear Fox - dnaca.net707-464-1336

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Feb 09-Feb 19Quilt Run 101 - Visit quilt shops all up and down the Oregon Coast, participate in the quilt challenge and visit a minimum 5 shops to be eligible for prizes. All shops will be open at least 9:30am – 5:30pm during the hop. quiltrun101.com541-267-0749
Mar 24Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon - Join SOLVE clearing litter and marine debris at one of 45 locations along the Oregon coast! To register and view a list of project sites visit solveoregon.org, call 503-844-9571 ext332, or email info@solveoregon.org. Registration begins February 5 2018 solveoregon.org 503-844-9571 ext 332
Mar 24-Mar 31Spring Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. Whales may be seen heading north from mid-March to late May. whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Apr 21SOLVE IT for Earth Day, presented by Portland General Electric - Join SOLVE from 9am-1pm restoring one of 100 Oregon natural areas this Earth Day Week! To register and view a list of project sites, visit solveoregon.org, call 503-844-9571 ext332, or email info@solveoregon.org. Registration begins February 5th, 2018. solveoregon.org503-844-9571 ext 332
Sep 29SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery - Join SOLVE clearing litter and marine debris at one of over 100 locations across Oregon! To register and view a list of project sites, visit solveoregon.org, call 503-844-9571 ext332, or email info@solveoregon.org. Registration begins February 5, 2018. solveoregon.org503-844-9571 ext 332
Astoria
Feb 04Liberty Theater Classical Series: Song & String Trio libertyastoria.org503-325-5922 x 55
Feb 17Festival of Dark Arts - Let your senses feast on the Dark Arts Gallery, tattoo artistry, belly dancing, and tarot card reading. Stay warm by the blacksmith forge and glass blowers. Live music will play all day and wherever you go the dark beers will follow, with over 60 rare and unique stouts on tap. fortgeorgebrewery.com503-325-7468
Feb 17Liberty Theater Classical Series: Bodhi Trio libertyastoria.org503-325-5922 x 55
Feb 17-Mar 04Astor Street Opry Company: Peter Pan a Musical Adventure - The Astor Street Opry Company is proud to present “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” for youths! With special permission from Pioneer Drama Service. Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaptation drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music! The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. All your favorite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls! You won’t have any trouble thinking happy thoughts after watching this wonderful production! astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Feb 23-Feb 25FisherPoets Gathering - The Gathering has become an Astoria tradition, bringing men and women tied to the fishing industry together to share poems, stories, songs, memoirs, essays and art in celebration of the work, its people and their concerns. fisherpoets.org800-875-6807
Mar 03Unwined astoriacrabfest.com800-875-6807
Mar 16Liberty Theater Classical Series: Delgani String Quartet libertyastoria.org503-325-5922 x 55
Mar 28North Coast Chorale: The Seven Last Words of Christ northcoastchorale.org503-338-2306
Mar 30-Apr 22Astor Street Opry Company: See How They Run - “Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.” astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Apr 08North Coast Symphonic Band: The Scandinavian Connection northcoastsymphonicband.org503-325-5922 x 55
Apr 13-Apr 18Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 26Liberty Theater Classical Series: Oregon Brass Quintet libertyastoria.org503-325-5922 x 55
Apr 27-Apr 29Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival - Attracting seafood lovers for its famous fresh-caught Oregon Dungeness crab dinner, the festival also showcases artisan producers, local micro-canneries, wineries and homegrown craft breweries. More than 80 booths from regional artisans and live music at Clatsop County Fairgrounds. astoriacrabfest.com800-875-6807
May 12Flavel House Mother’s Day Tea & Scones - Honor the Mother in your life with an entertaining and delicious day at the Flavel House. cumtux.org503-325-2203
May 13-Oct 14Astoria Sunday Market - Locals and tourists alike enjoy the bustling, colorful and lively weekly Market. Taste, shop and explore! AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
May 18-May 20North Coast Chorale Spring concert: Just for the Fun of It! northcoastchorale.org503-338-2306
May 20Run on the River - 5th Annual Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company. Register early for this Half Marathon, 10K and 5K along the beautiful Columbia River, in Astoria OR. astoriaparksfoundation.com503-325-7275
May 25Liberty Theater Classical Series: Solstice Wind Quintet libertyastoria.org503-325-5922 x 55
Jul 03North Coast Symphonic Band Free Concert: United We Stand - The final concert of the season will be the popular free concert at 7pm on Tuesday, July 3rd. This year's extravaganza is titled "United We Stand." America’s birthday is a time to come together to celebrate the best of our country’s strong history in democracy. Put aside your cares and worries and celebrate what’s good with your family, neighbors, friends, and North Coast visitors in a FREE concert in our community’s living room, the Liberty Theatre. liberty-theater.org503-325-8108
Jul 12-Sep 01Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Shanghaied in Astoria - Historical, Vaudeville-Style, Musical Melodrama. Family orientated - Perfect for all ages! This interactive theater invites audiences to boo and hiss at the villains and cheer for the hero’s and sigh for the young sweet hearts! astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Warrenton
Mar 18In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Fort Clatsop - Meet scholars, authors, and artists, join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, is presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge. nps.gov/lewi503-861-2471
Apr 15In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Fort Clatsop - Meet scholars, authors, and artists, join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, is presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge. nps.gov/lewi503-861-2471
Apr 21National Park Fee-Free Weekend at Fort Clatsop nps.gov/lewi/503-861-2471
May 20In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Fort Clatsop - Meet scholars, authors, and artists, join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, is presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge. nps.gov/lewi503-861-2471
Seaside
Feb 22-Feb 25Seaside Jazz Festival - This festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz and traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day enjoying the sounds of this American art form. jazzseaside.com866-345-6257
Mar 11A Sweet Affaire - This annual sweet retreat is a fundraiser for Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation. Enjoy wines poured by Northwest vintners, specialty chocolates, and much, much more. sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Mar 17Pouring at the Coast: Craft Beer Fest - Craft beer tasting and food pairing festival at the Seaside Convention Center. pouringatthecoast.com503-738-6391
Cannon Beach
Jan 03-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Museum Exhibit: Collection Manager's Choice - Opening in January of 2018 is a collection of favorite historic images from the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's archives. The museum is home to over 12,000 historic photos and there always a great find that we love to share. The exhibit will feature just over twenty historic images with information about them. On display January through February of 2018. cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 02-Feb 24Coaster Theatre: Fit to Kill - A comedy noir that tells of infidelity and murder, with dark humor and multiplying plot twists. Adrian, a charming but self-indulgent chess master, enjoys a life of luxury thanks to his marriage to Janice, an older but still sexy and vibrant woman who has made a fortune as the CEO of an exercise empire. The arrival of Amy, a reporter with an agenda of her own, unleashes a whirlwind of deadly schemes that will keep audiences guessing until the final seconds. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Feb 09-Oct 24Haystack Rock Tidepool Tours - Haystack Rock Awareness Program volunteers and staff provide education and information about the marine environment around Haystack Rock from spring through fall. Check their calendar for tour times (coincides with low tides). ci.cannon-beach.or.us/hrap503-436-8060
Feb 14HRAP Lecture Series: “Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Whale Ecology to Inform Conservation” with Leigh Torres - Enjoy this lecture, part of a series of free community lectures co sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. These are held the second Wednesday of each month between November and April starting at 7pm at the Cannon Beach Library. friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Feb 16Jazz Noir Valentine's Concert cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 22Cannon Beach History Museum: Oregon's Military Heritage - Join authors Alisha Hamel and Warren Aney as the present their book on Oregon's military heritage at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Oregon’s military heritage goes back thousands of years, including native people’s warrior traditions. Most of the cultures in this region were relatively peaceful, even welcoming visiting strangers, such as the Lewis and Clark overland Army expedition in 1805–1806. Then, overwhelming numbers of fur trappers, merchants, settlers, and miners began taking over traditional native grounds. From 1847 to 1880, native peoples experienced eight major conflicts with Army and volunteer forces. Army units built several forts from Oregon’s coast to the Great Basin. Oregonians adopted militia laws, served in volunteer units, and organized the Oregon State Militia, which became the Oregon National Guard in 1887. The Guard benefited the state in many civil-support actions and served the nation in major overseas conflicts from the Spanish-American War to the current Operation Enduring Freedom.' cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Mar 08-Mar 11Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival - Four days of wine tasting events, wine dinners and a wine walks showcasing dozens of Northwest wineries and cuisine. savorcannonbeach.com888-609-6051
Mar 14HRAP Lecture Series: “Axial Seamount: The Most Active Volcano in the Pacific Northwest” with Dr. Bill Chadwick - Enjoy this lecture, part of a series of free community lectures co sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. These are held the second Wednesday of each month between November and April starting at 7pm at the Cannon Beach Library. friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Mar 16-Apr 21Coaster Theatre: Noises Off - A farce about putting on a farce, provides comedic insight in the onstage and backstage challenges of opening a show involving highly improbable events, misunderstandings and mistaken identities. We meet the cast and crew of Nothing On (the play within the play) the night before opening as the actors struggle with entrances, exits and getting props in their right place at the right time. As tensions mount the actors leave the audience wondering…will they get it right before opening night? coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
May 04-May 06Spring Unveiling - Throughout Cannon Beach, artists "unveil" new works in all mediums. Works include those from established painters & sculptors to fine art photography to up-and-coming artists. Interact with artists through out the weekend. Techniques and inspiration are discussed. Receptions held at galleries throughout town. cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
May 04-May 27Coaster Theatre: The Odd Couple - A group of guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison and if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
May 18-May 20Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers - Readers meet writers at Get Lit at the Beach, an annual gathering in Cannon Beach, Oregon, featuring prominent authors. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet notable authors and attend presentations, book signings and a keynote dinner presentation. tolovanaartscolony.org541-215-4445
Jun 22-Sep 01Coaster Theatre: Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 29-Sep 02Coaster Theatre: The Musical of Musicals: The Musical - The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. An entertaining comic valentine to musical theatre. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jul 01-Jul 04Great Puffin Watch, Parade & Party - Observe puffins, attend the puffin puppet show, lecture, parade and more to celebrate the return of puffins to Haystack Rock. ci.cannon-beach.or.us/hrap503-436-8060
Sep 14-Sep 16CoastWalk Oregon - Two Capes, Two Bays, Three Days! Make plans to join us September 14-15-16 on the Tillamook Coast. Details will be posted at CoastWalkOregon.org by Feb. 1; registration opens March 1. CoastWalkOregon.org
Sep 21-Oct 27Coaster Theatre: Deathtrap - Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 16-Dec 23Coaster Theatre: The Wizard of Oz - After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of Oz, she finds herself vaulted as a hero of the Munchkins and is set on a quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her back to Kansas. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. This beloved tale based on the MGM classic film has been entertaining audiences for generations. coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Manzanita
Feb 02NCRD Performing Arts Center: Castletown - Returning to NCRD, these Portland based musicians create a sound blending the heart and soul of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences. ncrd.org855-444-6273
Feb 02-Feb 04NCRD Performing Arts Center: Nehalem Winterfest - Five great acts will help to counteract the dreary days of mid-winter for residents and visitors alike. ncrd.org855-444-6273
Feb 03Hoffman Center: Workshop in Mixed Media Painting and Collage - Workshop in Mixed Media Painting and Collage with Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach, 9am – 2pm. hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Feb 03NCRD Performing Arts Center: Quarterflash - An American rock band formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. The band released four albums, starting with its 1981 self-titled debut, which sold over two million copies. ncrd.org855-444-6273
Feb 04NCRD Performing Arts Center: Mel Brown Quartet - All seasoned jazzmen, the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance. The quartet will present an afternoon of bop, ballads and blues – original compositions and fresh takes of time-honored standards in the jazz tradition. ncrd.org855-444-6273
Feb 10Hoffman Center Concert: blues guitar with Dave Wiegan - hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Feb 17-Mar 04NCRD Performing Arts Center: Riverbend Players present Born Yesterday - Uncouth tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy a congressman or two, bringing along his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn. Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to soften her rough edges and make her more presentable in capital society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for as Billie absorbs Verall's lessons in U.S. history, comes to the realization that Harry is nothing but a two-bit crook. ncrd.org855-444-6273
Feb 24Hoffman Center: Community Concert Fundraiser featuring 60's Music - At the Hoffman Center from 7:30 – 9:00pm. hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Apr 13-Apr 14PoetryFest - Dedicated to the joys of poetry with workshops, book signings, and poetry readings taking place at the Hoffman Center. hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Apr 21National Beach Cleanup Tour - Annual Coast Cleanup and Awareness Day, meeting on the beach in Manzanita, Oregon. https://www.oceanblueproject.org/beachcleanuptour.html www.oceanblueproject.org541-286-7015
Naselle
Jul 27-Jul 28Finnish-American Folk Festival - A three-day celebration of Finnish-American culture in southwest Washington. nasellefinnfest.com360-642-2400
Rockaway Beach
Oct 01-Jan 31International Police Museum: Fingerprint Identification - History of use of fingerprints from 1,000 AD to the present. Children, and adults, can review the history of fingerprinting, check out their own fingerprints and take home a 4X5 memento of the visit in the form of a mini fingerprint card using our inkless printing system. Learn more at the International Police Museum, 212 N. Highway 101 internationalpolicemuseum.org503-457-6056
May 19-Sep 30Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Excursions - Explore the Oregon Coast on a train pulled by a vintage locomotive. Hour-and-a-half trip runs between Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi. Special dinner trains also available on select dates. oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
Garibaldi
Mar 03-Nov 24Garibaldi Museum Open for the Season - The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Open weekends in March and November, Thursday-Monday from April through October. Otherwise by appointment. garibaldimuseum.org503-322-8411
Mar 10-Mar 11Crab Races - The Garibaldi Crab Races is a small-town tradition not to be missed. Where else can you see human participants yell, shout, bang their hands on inclined wooden race lanes, and, even, use psychic powers (as long as they don’t touch the crabs) to cajole their sideway-running charges to tumble over the finish line? VisitGaribaldi.com503-322-3327
May 19-Sep 30Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Excursions - Explore the Oregon Coast on a train pulled by a vintage locomotive. Hour-and-a-half trip runs between Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi. Special dinner trains also available on select dates. oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
May 26Blessing of the Fleet - Every year since 1981 on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, fishing village residents and visitors, gather at the Coast Guard Memorial to remember those local members of the fishing and maritime industries whose lives have been lost at sea. Prayer ceremonials are steered for the safety of those who continue to earn their living on the water. This event features Coast Guard personnel, guest speakers and local and regional dignitaries. Afterward, units of the local fishing fleet, led by a Coast Guard vessel, head out to sea to place flowers on the ocean. visitgaribaldi.com
Jun 08-Jun 09Bounty on the Bay - Fun-filled weekend, which includes a fishing tournament, silent auction and fantastic food, to support the health of Tillamook County estuaries and salmon habitat enhancement projects by supporting TEP. tbnep.org503-322-2222
Peninsula
Apr 14-Apr 15Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour - Annual art show featuring the work of Pacific County’s North Beach artists. Headquartered at the historic Tokeland Hotel and nearby private art studios. Free maps to studios are available at the Tokeland Hotel and Bayshore RV park. funbeach.com360-642-2400
Tillamook
Jan 12-Jan 27The Barn Community Playhouse: Edge of Darkness - A dark and sinister thriller set in the early days of the 1900's. A daughter with amnesia, a fear of knives and silver bells. Who is the mysterious handyman, what secrets are the parents hiding, and why does the young woman sleepwalk...while talking fluent Russian? From an expert at the art of thriller writing with over fifty years screenwriting experience. Admission: $15 for adults, ages 12 and under $10. Family of four $40. tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
Mar 01Tillamook Forest Center Re-Opens - Develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration with hands-on exhibits, river and forest trails, 250-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge, and more. Open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), March through November. This is typical for spring and fall, but is a change from previous summers. The spring and fall hours are 10am – 4pm and summer hours are 10am – 5pm. tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Mar 09-Mar 25The Barn Community Playhouse: Suitehearts - A naive young couple from Pennsylvania check into a posh New York hotel to fill their weekend with bliss, only to have it filled with strangers. Timothy and his wife have inadvertently booked the same honeymoon suite as Frankie and Wanda, an older experienced couple from New Jersey. After they scuffle over the room, no on is where - or with whom- they should be. During the course of this zany evening Timothy grows into a man, Elizabeth realizes she must trust Tim, Frankie makes an attempt to respect women, Wanda learns to respect herself and the bellhop gets what he deserves. Admission: $15 for adults, ages 12 and under $10. Family of four $40. tillamooktheater.com503-812-0275
Mar 24-Mar 25Oregon Coast Comic Con - The Oregon Coast Comic Con returns to the Tillamook Fairgrounds! Come out and enjoy all the fun with special guest appearances, vendors and much more. oregoncoastcomiccon.com503-354-5588
May 04-May 20The Barn Community Playhouse: Moonglow - Maxine, a feisty , bitter Alzheimer's victim, doesn't want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. But can these lovers -- played simultaneously by an elderly twosome and a young, vivacious couple -- stay together despite their families' wishes and their fading vitality? Admission: $15 for adults, ages 12 and under $10. Family of four $40. tillamooktheater.com503-812-0275
Oct 07-Oct 08Quilt & Fiber Festival - Biannual festival takes place Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4 at the Tillamook Fairgrounds. latimerquiltandtextile.com503-842-8622
Pacific City
Feb 10Your Arts Desire: A Celebration of Chocolate, Wine, and Art - A Celebration of Chocolate, Wine & Art to benefit Community Arts Project Art Literacy program in Tillamook County Schools. Kiawanda Community Center Pacific City 6:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets $30 advance/$35 door. communityartsproject.net503-550-9655
Apr 20-Apr 22Birding & Blues Festival - Fun, educational, and informative festival with beginning birding and blues music events in Pacific City. birdingandblues.org503-965-6247
May 19Reach the Beach - A major fundraiser for the Lung Association of Oregon, it widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season and finishes in Pacific City, next to the soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. action.lung.org/goto/kronda
Neskowin
Feb 11Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Alexander String Quartet - Concerts are held at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. For tickets, contact Neskowin Chamber Music, or purchase tickets at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Mar 25Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Ariel String Quartet - Concerts are held at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. For tickets, contact Neskowin Chamber Music, or purchase tickets at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Apr 08Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Spanish Brass - Concerts are held at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. For tickets, contact Neskowin Chamber Music, or purchase tickets at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
May 06Neskowin Chamber Music Series: pianist Joel Fan - Concerts are held at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. For tickets, contact Neskowin Chamber Music, or purchase tickets at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
May 19-Sep 22Saturday Farmers Market - Open 9am to 1pm neskowinfarmersmarket.com503-392-3582
Otis
Jan 25Gardener's Roundtable: Building Health Soil - The first 2018 Gardener's Roundtable, sponsored by Lincoln County Master Gardeners, features Harry MacCormack of Ten Rivers Food Web who will discuss how best to create and maintain healthy soils. orcoastmga.org541-574-6534
Mar 24Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon - Join SOLVE clearing litter and marine debris at one of 45 locations along the Oregon coast! To register and view a list of project sites visit solveoregon.org, call 503-844-9571 ext332, or email info@solveoregon.org. Registration begins February 5 2018 solveoregon.org 503-844-9571 ext 332
Lincoln City
Oct 14-May 28Finders Keepers - Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach – with hand-crafted glass floats being placed along the 7 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay. oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers800-452-2151
Jan 04-Jan 27Theatre West: For Better - In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married. At least, if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. A romantic comedy for the digital age, For Better is a hilarious new farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives. All performances at the LCCC. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $13 theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Feb 03LCCC Presents: Cecelia Zabala - An evening with Cecelia Zabala, a guitarist, singer, composer and songwriter from Buenos Aires. She creates original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition, drawing on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinian folklore, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 09-Feb 19Antique Week - Antique Week featuring citywide antique specials and deals and an Antique Float Drop on the 7 miles of beaches in Lincoln City! lincolncityantiqueweek.com541-996-1274
Feb 12LCCC Presents: DAIMH - LCCC proudly presents Daimh, the un-challenged champions of straight-in-the-eye Highland music from West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 16-Feb 17Winterfest 2018 - Siletz Bay Music Festival presents an evening with Kate and the Crocodiles at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort at 4 PM. This is the SBMF’s annual fund-raiser with a silent auction, live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. siletzbaymusic.org/winter-festival541-992-1131
Mar 04Lincoln City Half-Marathon - The 10th Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon and 10K, a great way to enjoy early spring on the Central Oregon Coast! The race starts and ends at Taft High School. The out and back course is on scenic, two lane rural roads. oregoncoast.org/half-marathon541-994-2131
Mar 08-Mar 31Theatre West: Meanwhile, Back on the Couch - Psychiatrist Victor Karleen is financially pressed between the rental of his posh office apartment and his fiancée’s expensive tastes. A colleague has written a best-selling case history book and is now rolling in royalties. Good friend Parker Donnelly has rejected Victor’s similar work because the public is tired of such things and prefers torrid fiction. Needing cash, Victor reluctantly takes on a new patient who, due to love frustration, is grinding out a rip-roaring sex novel. By mistake, his nurse gives the patient’s manuscript to Donnelly believing it to be Victor’s work. Suddenly Victor has an enormous advance royalty check, a Book of the Month Club selection, and a potential Pulitzer Prize. When he discovers that it is his patient’s inviolate confidences and not his clinical casebook that has saved the day, Victor determines to keep his patient crazy until he dreams up the final chapter. Meanwhile, Back on the Couch is fast-paced, hilarious, and zany. All performances at Theatre West. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $13 theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Mar 10Chinook Winds Casino: Tyler Henry chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
May 03-May 26Theatre West: Borderline Crazies - Ellen hopes to ski and put some spark into her dull marriage to Stu, an efficiency author, while at Lake Tahoe in a rustic cabin owned by Stu's publisher. They are startled when a horror author and his sexy wife also arrive at the apparently double-booked cabin. The women immediately bond but the men squabble like spoiled two-year-olds and devise several wagers to determine who stays and who goes. Before anyone can leave, a police officer reports that a snowstorm has closed the roads and an axe murderer is on the loose. Stranded with no phone, no television and no radio, the writers may kill each other before the murderer gets to them. It's an avalanche of laughter with more twists and turns than a giant slalom. All performances at Theatre West. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $13 theatrewest.com541-994-5663
May 18-May 19Chinook Winds Casino: Rodney Carrington chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Jul 12-Sep 01Theatre West: Sylvia - Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. All performances at Theatre West. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $13 theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Depoe Bay
Apr 21-Apr 22Wooden Boat Show, Crab Feed, and Ducky Derby - Enjoy succulent crab and watch master craftsmen build and show off their wooden boats. Take part in cheering your “ducky” to the finish line during Sunday’s Ducky Derby. depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
May 28Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremonies - Feel inspired while attending the nationally acclaimed Memorial Day event. Pay tribute to those lost at sea while watching the flower bedecked fishing fleet sail to sea. fleetofflowers.org541-765-2889
Aug 04Pirate Treasure Hunt - Ahoy Mateys! A bountiful clue for all who will hunt for the buried treasure. Understand the points N.E.S & W, how maps work and how letters combined make words and words make clues. Arrrr and listen for the cannons and listen to the Pirates. treasuredepoebay.org541-765-2889
Sep 15Indian Style Salmon Bake - Enjoy a succulent salmon meal, great performances and music. Over 2,000 pounds of salmon is slow roasted to perfection on alder stakes, just as the native Americans did 2,000 years ago. Traditional dance and song from Native peoples. depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Newport
May 26-Apr 30Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Big Bites www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Nov 04-Apr 28Indoor Saturday Farmers Market - Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market along with arts and crafts and entertainment every Saturday. www.newportfarmersmarket.org541-961-8236
newport
Jan 27Hearts for Horses Benefit - Benefit dinner and silent auction fund raiser for the Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center. brighthorizonsriding.org541-961-4156
Newport
Feb 03-Feb 04Newport Symphony Orchestra: American Voices - NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor. Pre-concert talk, Saturday only, 6:45 pm. Special Guest Artists – Erik Peterson, violin & Kenji Bunch, viola Copland – El Salon Mexico, Griffes – The White Peacock, Bunch – “Verso” for solo violin, solo viola, harpsichord and string orchestra, Barber – Adagio for Strings, Barber – Symphony No. 1 newportsymphony.org541-265-2787
Feb 09Bend Comedy Presents: Benjie Wright - Bend Comedy presents: Benjie Wright is a regular on the comedy club & casino circuit. FREE SHOW!!! Hosted by Ryan Traughber! 21+ http://www.bendcomedy.com/store541-801-3000
Feb 22-Feb 25Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. seafoodandwine.com541-265-8801
Mar 02-Mar 18Performing Arts Center: The Two Noble Kinsmen - Kinsmen, Palamon and Arcite, are captured in battle and become prisoners to Theseus, Duke of Athens. From their prison window, they both lay eyes on Theseus's beautiful sister-in-law, Emilia, fall instantly in love with her... and become rivals. coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Mar 24-Mar 25Newport Symphony Orchestra: Eastertime Preludes - NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor. Pre-concert talk, Saturday only, 6:45 pm. Special Guest Artist – Narek Arutyunian, clarinet, Haydn – Symphony no. 26 “Lamentatione”, Wagner – “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal, Mozart – Clarinet Concerto K.622, Liszt – Symphonic Poem no. 3 Les Preludes. newportsymphony.org541-265-2787
Mar 25OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Open - Hatfield Marine Science Center opens its doors after maintenance and renovation. The Visitor Center’s full reopening is scheduled on March 25, check for updates hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday541-867-0234
Mar 30-Apr 15Performing Arts Center: RED - RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work. coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Apr 14Marine Science Day - Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon for an open house, 10am-4pm! Get behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet the scientists and learn what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday541-867-0234
Apr 15Coast Hills Classic - We have an awesome mountain bike course designed with gorgeous ocean views, meadows, sick down hill, gnarly single track, killer climbs, and what’s sure to be a wet & muddy course! Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. coasthillsclassic.com
Apr 18-Apr 30Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 20-Apr 22Paper Arts Festival - Three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, all at the Newport Visual Arts Center. coastarts.org541-265-6569
May 03-May 06Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival - Carnival, parade, and celebration of veterans. facebook.com/NewportLoyaltyDays541-265-8801
May 12-Oct 27Outdoor Saturday Farmers Market - Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market along with arts and crafts and entertainment every Saturday. newportfarmersmarket.org541-961-8236
May 19Be Jeweled! - 10th Anniversary upcycled jewelry sale extravaganza. Bargain prices! Saturday, March 11th, from 9am–3pm, at the Embarcadero Resort- Newport. Proceeds benefit Food Share of Lincoln County, which is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Lincoln County. foodsharelincolncounty.org541-265-8578
Oct 12-Oct 28Performing Arts Center: A Midsummer Night's Dream - As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget. coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Yachats
Jan 27Lion's Crab Feed - Until the food is gone! All you can eat crab with garlic bread, cole slaw, baked beans, and choice of coffee or soda. Advance tickets will be available. Seating times at 12:30 and 4 pm at various locations. e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats541-563-5629
Feb 14Little Log Church Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony - An annual Celebration of Renewal and Commitment sponsored by the Little Log Church. This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. yachats.org541-547-4547
Feb 17Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival - Saturday at the Yachats Commons and about town. This is the first annual and there will be honey tastings, exhibits, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, children's activities, specialty dishes in local restaurants, and more. yachats.org800-929-0477
Feb 24-Feb 25Arts Quilt Show - Show open to the public 10 am - 5 pm, Yachats Commons, W 5th & Hwy 101. This juried show will accept art pieces from local, regional, and international art quilters. info@oceanartistry.org800-929-0477
Mar 24-Mar 25Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items by Ladies Club Members and Saturday Luncheon with Pie/beverage option. Handcrafted items include knit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club Pies. yachats.org541-547-3205
Mar 24-Mar 25Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair - Eighty Pacific Northwest artists and crafters selected for the superb quality of their art at the Yachats Commons. The variety of arts and crafts here allows something for every pocketbook and interest. yachats.org800-929-0477
Mar 25Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast - All you can eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Bring the entire family and join the fun. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats/541-547-5171
Mar 31Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items by Ladies Club Members and Saturday Luncheon with Pie/beverage option. Handcrafted items include knit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club Pies. yachats.org541-547-3205
Apr 27-Apr 29Rainspout Music Festival - World-class performers will delight concert goers with an eclectic mix of wonderful music. There will be intimate shows all around town for every musical taste, Meet The Artists sessions and more. rainspout.org541-961-2915
May 04Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert - Friday, 7 pm at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. All tickets are $10 for adults, (children and students admitted free). All tickets are available at the door. occo.ws
May 13-Oct 21Sunday Farmers Market - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St, offering locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. yachatsfarmersmarket.webs.com800-929-0477
May 26Memorial Day Pie and Ice Cream Social - Pies, Pies, Pies!..Yachats Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $4. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional $1. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Come early for the best selection and before the pie is gone! 11 am until gone at the Yachats Ladies Club House, W 3rd & Pontiac. yachats.org800-929-0477
May 26-May 27Crafts on the Coast Arts & Crafts Festival - Festivals bring together nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering their handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food in a warm, family-friendly environment. yachats.org/BusinessEvents.html541-547-4664
May 27Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast - All you can eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 - 11 am Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac. e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats/541-547-5171
Florence
Jan 10-Mar 15Oregon's Past Military History - Six lecture classes will be held in January, February and March at the Museum on Wednesday evenings. Classes are free, but RSVP to reserve a seat. oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com541-902-5160
Feb 03Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share. A no-host bar will be available. Tickets are available December 1st. Advance purchase is required. Deadline to purchase is January 25th. There will be no ticket sales at the door. www.florencefoodshare.org541-997-9110
Feb 11Florence Events Center: Jazz Kings 'A Pocketful of Dreams' eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 21Mandy Harvey presented by Seacoast Entertainment www.seacoastea.org541-997-1994
Mar 02-Mar 04Florence Home & Garden Show KCST.com541-997-9136
Mar 05Siuslaw High School Band Concert - eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 19Florence Events Center: Air Force Jazz Band Concert eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 23Newport Symphony Orechestra presented by Seacoast Entertainment www.seacoastea.org541-997-1994
Mar 27-Apr 28Florence Wine, Art & Jazz Fest eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 14Florence Events Center: DNA, What's it all About? A Family History Seminar - With genetic genealogist and author Emily Aulicino.Lecturing on: Getting the Most from Your Autosomal DNA Test, You Have a DNA Match! Now What?, Writing Your Childhood and Family Memories, DNA Success Stories. Registration forms are also available at the Siuslaw Public Library and Florence Shipping Solutions. siuslawgenealogy.org
Apr 19Gentri presented by Seacoast Entertainment www.seacoastea.org541-997-1994
Apr 21SOLVE IT for Earth Day, presented by Portland General Electric - Join SOLVE from 9am-1pm restoring one of 100 Oregon natural areas this Earth Day Week! To register and view a list of project sites, visit solveoregon.org, call 503-844-9571 ext332, or email info@solveoregon.org. Registration begins February 5th, 2018. solveoregon.org503-844-9571 ext 332
Apr 27-Apr 28FlorenceFest18 - A sensory experience for the eyes, ears, and palate with 12 hand-picked boutique Oregon wineries, seven Jazz acts, including nationally and internationally known headliners, juried art show & sale, and restaurateurs offering epicurean delicacies. florencefestoregon.com541-997-9136
May 06Florence Events Center: Emerald City Jazz Kings “You Asked for It” Concert - eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 18-May 20111th Rhododendron Festival - One of the oldest flower festivals on the West Coast celebrates the wild rhododendrons that thrive along the Oregon Coast. The festival includes a wide variety of fun throughout the weekend and includes parades, flower show spotlighting rhododendrons, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much more. florencechamber.com541-997-3128
May 24Vivace presented by Seacoast Entertainment www.seacoastea.org541-997-1994
Reedsport
Feb 16-Feb 17Confluence: A Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival - This award-winning festival offers different styles of music throughout the two-day event along with many vendors. Oregon wineries and breweries paired with coastal culinary delights bring you some of the best food on the coast. Must be 21 and older. reedsportcc.org541-271-3495
May 27-May 28Memorial Weekend Parade - The purpose of our Memorial Weekend parade is to honor the fallen of all wars & our veterans for their service to our country. This year’s parade theme is Salute in Remembrance. The parade is designed to appeal to veterans & families throughout the area reedsportcc.org/events541-271-4281
Jun 14-Jun 17Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships - Watch professionals turn a giant log into a work of art. Artists have 4 days to complete their main sculpture & quick carves daily. oregonccc.com541-271-3495
Jun 16-Jun 17Gem and Mineral Show - At the Reedsport Community Center. There will be jewelry, gem and mineral dealers, demonstrators, displays of gems and minerals, door prizes, silent auctions, food vendors, and a raffle. Demonstrations include making cabochons, wire wrapped jewelry, and Jade carvings. Kid’s activities includes “turn me over rocks” and a ball toss. Choose your thunderegg and have it cut. Admission free. reedsportcc.org541-271-3495
Winchester Bay
Jul 25-Jul 29DuneFest 2017 - The most fun a family can have in the sand. Drag races, quad events, sand camping, youth safety classes, relay races, poker run, barrel racing, Show & Shine, Freestyle show, Ironman, lighted night ride, just to name a few. dunefest.com541-297-6073
Lakeside
May 11-May 13Crawdad Festival - Get ready for some tasty crawdads, shrimp, and alligator sausage. Besides great food there will be bands, beer garden, a winery, and games. facebook.com/Lakeside-Crawdad-Festival-3541-757-3981
North Bend
Feb 02Burns' Night Celebration & Dinner - Coastal Celtic Society's annual Burns' Night, a celebration of the life of Robert Burns featuring traditional Scottish food and a ceremony featuring participants in traditional Scottish regalia. It wouldn’t be a traditional Scottish ceremony without bagpipers, a harpist and other entertainment. Tickets are $35 per person through December 31, 2017. $40 per person starting January 1, 2018. themillcasino.com541-435-0757 x 9
Feb 09-Feb 25Liberty Theatre: Annie (the musical) - Fri & Sat performances @ 7pm, Sun matinees @ 2 pm. onbroadwaytheater.com541-756-4336
Mar 09-Mar 11South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival - Great music that ranges from traditional jazz to swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco. clambakejazz.com800-953-4800 ext 9
May 04-May 27Liberty Theatre: Shrek the Musical thelibertytheater.org541-756-4336
May 26-May 27BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay - Celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. More than two dozen BBQ competitors and over 20 breweries at the Mill Casino. Entertainment confirmed is Lisa Mann, 2016 Blues Music Award winner. Saturday, Noon – 6pm and Sunday Noon – 4pm. themillcasino.com/bbq-event541-756-8800
Coos Bay
Nov 01-Apr 25Coos Bay Winter Market - Every Wednesday at Pony Village Mall, 10am to 2 pm. facebook.com/Coosbaywintermarket541-679-0952
Apr 11-Apr 17Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 23Coos County Community Concert Association: Duo Baldo - Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture in critically-acclaimed performances. Brad performs on a 1736 Testore violin and Aldo performs on whatever piano he can find. High energy classical music with comedy and a touch of slapstick. cccca.com541-297-4008
May 06Coos County Community Concert Association: Two on Tap - Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements. This duo breaths new life into classic song-and-dance. cccca.com541-297-4008
Charleston
Feb 10Charleston “Crack Up” Crab Feed - Fresh Dungeness Crab Dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes,bread, beverage and cake. Old Charleston School House on Seven Devils Road. All proceeds help support the Charleston Visitor Center. oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Feb 10Wine & Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-0146
May 13Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday Mother’s Day - Rhody experts in the Garden; Bay Area Artist Association paint-out in the garden, refreshments. ($5 parking fee) shoreacrespark.com541-888-3732
Jun 17Shore Acres Rose Sunday on Father’s Day - Rose experts in the garden, refreshments. ($5 parking fee) shoreacrespark.com541-888-3732
Bandon
Feb 06Bandon Showcase: Montreal Guitare Trio bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
Feb 16-Feb 18Gorse Blossom Festival gorseblossomfest.com541-347-9616
Mar 03Bite of Bandon - An evening of feasting, auctioning and fun to benefit the Bandon Community Youth Center's programs and activities. Local restaurant and specialty food businesses will be providing samples of their cuisine. /bandonyouth.wordpress.com541-347-8336
Mar 04Bandon Showcase: Martha Redbone bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
Apr 13Bandon Library: A Dawn of New Era in Ocean Stewardship , An Oceanography Film - At the Bandon Library, Sprague Room, 6 pm. This excellent 60-minute film, produced by Green Fire Productions Ocean Frontiers videos, focuses on the ocean envi-ronment, man -caused environmental impact, and solutions. Overall, the video gives positive hope to the future of our oceans if humankind can continue to cooperate in truly symbiotic relationships with one another and with our oceans. sea-edu.org541-313-6751
Apr 21Bandon Museum's Tales from the Cemeteries: "Who's Buried at Bullards Beach" - An illustrated talk by Jim Proehl 2 PM at the Bandon Museum. Free admission. Learn about the Hamblock and Bullard families, pioneers on the property that became Bullards Beach State Park. During Spring Break (for travelers from many states with different spring break dates) children are invited to take our "History Detective's Challenge. Admission for children is free. bandonhistoricalmuseum.org541-347-2164
Apr 28Puffin Party - Annual Puffin Party at Face Rock, 10 am to 1 pm. This fun and educational hands-on event affords the public a unique opportunity to learn from volunteers and experts about one of the most elusive coastal seabirds, the Tufted Puffin. Through the lens of a spotting scope, visitors can spy the elusive birds possibly nesting among the Oregon Islands. There is also plenty of opportunity to observe other varieties of seabirds, pinnipeds or perhaps even spot a whale! Learn about the species you see and how each integrates into the coastal environment. This is a wonder-fully fun educational experience for people of all ages especially children who receive special SEA Children Activity Packets. sea-edu.org541-260-7770
Apr 28-Apr 29Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach - onepath.us541-290-8408
May 04-Dec 15Old Town Marketplace - The "Big Blue" building is now the "Green" building housing the Old Town Marketplace (1st St., next to the boardwalk). Vendors will have vegetables, plants, food and crafts every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. portofbandon.com541-347-3206
May 05Bandon Showcase: On the Rocks bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
May 05Bandon Showcase: On the Rocks bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
May 16-May 20Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach - onepath.us541-290-8408
May 26Blessing of the Fleet - 11am -This Ceremony honors those who have been lost at sea, make their living on the sea, and all veterans. Attendees are encouraged to contact port office with names of their loved ones to be included in the ceremony. Following the ceremony flowers & wreaths will be scattered at the mouth of the river by U.S. Coast Guard Coquille River Patrol and a gun salute at the South Jetty provided by VFW Medal of Honor Post #3440 Bandon. Donations of Flowers are greatly appreciated. portofbandon.com541-347-3206
May 26Port of Bandon Marine Swap Meet - 10AM-3PM. Books, boards, kites, sails, boats, fishing gear or ground tackle, and more. ALL items are marine related/having to do with the water. portofbandon.com541-347-3206
May 26-Sep 09Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show - Enjoy the most accessible art show on the Oregon Coast, on display all summer long on the picture-perfect boardwalk in Old Town Bandon! The 2018 Port of Bandon Art Show theme is, “Salmon Dreams, Marshes and Streams.” portofbandon.com541-347-3206
May 28Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jun 01-Jun 03Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jun 14-Jun 18Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jun 30Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jul 02-Jul 04Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jul 13-Jul 17Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Jul 27Circles In The Sand: Labyrinths On The Beach onepath.us541-290-8408
Powers
Jun 16Tour de Fronds Bicycle Event - 7 fully supported Bicycle Rides from 30-103 miles. 5 on asphalt, 2 gravel/asphalt on low traffic roads. www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Port Orford
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours - April 1- October 31; every day, except Tuesdays, 10-3:30 www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com541-332-0521
Gold Beach
Jan 21Event Center on the Beach: Reverend Horton Heat Concert 541-247-4541
Feb 01-Apr 30Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. visitgoldbeach.com541-247-7526
Mar 10-Oct 27Kalmiopsis Audubon: Let's Go Birding - Monthly excursions take birders to a variety of habitats to spot feathered inhabitants with expert guides. Dates this year are March 10, April 21, May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4, September 8, and October 6 and 27. kalmiopsisaudubon.org541-412-0806
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. roguejets.com800-451-3645
Jun 07-Jun 10Pistol River Wave Bash - The American Windsurfing Tour is back for the fifth year. The tides are auspicious, the moon is full and there will be pros here from all over the planet. americanwindsurfingtour.com800-525-2334
Pistol River
Feb 17Pistol River Concert Association: Laura Gibson - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Mar 10Pistol River Concert Association: Molly's Revenge - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Apr 14Pistol River Concert Association: Kathryn Claire - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 12Pistol River Concert Association: The Quitters - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jun 30Pistol River Concert Association: Johnny B Connolly and Casey Neil - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Oct 13Pistol River Concert Association: Flamenco Pacifico - All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Brookings
Jan 03-Dec 29Brookings-Harbor Farmers Market - Brookings Harbor Farmers Market is year round on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10-3. In the summer, open Fridays 3 to 7 pm as well in the big white tent south of town. Always fresh produce, hot food, bakers and local artisans. facebook/brookingsharborfarmersmarket541-661-3860
Feb 09-Feb 25Chetco Playhouse: Death Trap chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Feb 10-Feb 11Winter Art & Chocolate Festival - Held on or near Valentine's Day weekend, this event features most anything you can "tastefully" do with chocolate - plus lots of other art and crafts. facebook.com/winterartandchocolatefestiv541-217-7415
Feb 11Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: A cappella sextet Nordic Voices www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
Feb 17-Feb 18Slippery Banana Belt Softball Tournament brookings.or.us 541-469-1159
Mar 04Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Minetti Quartet www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
Apr 13-Apr 29Chetco Playhouse: Athenry - Athenry" an original by Brookings local Val Cowan, about the potato famine. chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Apr 15Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Rastrelli Cello Quartet - www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
May 20Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: piano professor Alexander Tutunov & students at Southern Oregon University - Presents awards to scholarship students of Southern Oregon University. Concert will include performances by the young artists. After intermission, Dr. Tutunov will also perform. This concert is FREE to the public. www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
May 25-May 27Rock the Chetco - Previously known as "Party at the Port", ROCK THE CHETCO is an all-inclusive community event providing music, food, beverage, fun & games for the entire community in cooperation with the City of Brookings & the Azalea Festival. chetcobrew.com/rock-the-chetco 541-661-5347
May 26-May 27Azalea Festival Art Show - Art show with both 2D and 3D media, professional judging as well as People's Choice award, and a separate show for school-age children. wildriverscoastart.com541-469-1807
May 26-May 27Curry County Cruisers currycountycruisers.com541-813-1214
May 26-May 28Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more. facebook.com/AzaleaFest516541-469-3181
Jun 02-Oct 13Saturday Market at the Port - Open Saturdays at the Port from 10-4 for most vendors, food, beer, and music goes on until 8pm! facebook.com/pobhsaturdaymarket
Jun 08-Jun 24Chetco Playhouse: Once Upon a Mattress chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jul 27-Aug 05Chetco Playhouse: Thumbelina chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Sep 14-Sep 30Chetco Playhouse: Sweeny Todd chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Oct 19-Oct 31Chetco Pelican Players Haunted House chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Dec 07-Dec 16Chetco Playhouse: A Christmas Cactus chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
 

 


 
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