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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Dec 05-Dec 06Holidays at the Beach - Weekend of free activities. Neptune Theater (809 Ocean Beach Blvd S) hosts free pajama party showing of ‘The Polar Express’ with Mrs. Claus and the Railroad Conductor. Free magic and crafts with Mrs. Claus and free pictures with Santa. Help celebrate Frosty the Snowman’s Birthday at his very special party. Activities at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach, Pacific Ave S & 3rd St SE, Long Beach. 800-451-2542
Dec 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jan 16Crab Feed - Annual Crab Feed The Ilwaco Sports Boosters’ Annual Crab Feed dinner supports Ilwaco High School athletics. The event is held at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Hwy North, in downtown Long Beach from 12PM-8PM. The crab dinner, which is dependent on the availability of crab, includes coleslaw and garlic bread. Hot dogs are available for children. Ticket prices will be based on crab’s seasonal cost. www.longbeachelks.org800-451-2542
Jan 22-Jan 24Windless 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’s 16th year 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 Alexa King. Admission is by donation, and the event is held at the Long Beach School gymnasium. www.kitefestival.com360-642-4020
Nov 28-Dec 19Saturday Christmas Market - Special seasonal Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco. Shop for fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, fine art, and gifts. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. www.portofilwaco.org503-338-9511
Dec 05Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree - Holidays make you crabby? Get into the spirit of the Holiday Season - Port of Ilwaco Style! Join the Ilwaco community in the lighting of the "World's Tallest Crab Pot Christmas Tree" and sing along to some very "crabby" Christmas Carols written by local musician, Clint Carter. "Crab pot tree, crab pot tree, with your buoys and lights, let's cook up some crab and have Dungeness tonight." Lighting of Crab Pot Christmas Tree at 5:00 pm. Boat parade from Port of Ilwaco to Cape Disappointment at 6:00 pm following lighting of Crab Pot Christmas Tree and “World’s Shortest Firework Display.” www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Dec 12Watermusic Festival Christmas Concert - Water Music Festival Christmas Concert Celebrate the holiday season with this fabulous concert of favorite holiday tunes at The Inn at Harbor Village. The award-winning barbershop quartet Social Insecurity will provide its beautiful harmonies and humorous takes on traditional carols. This concert is perfect for the entire family. Sweet treats and beverages will be served before the concert and at the intermission. www.watermusicfestival.com800-451-2542

Northern California
Crescent City
Dec 04-Dec 06Holiday Bazaar - This annual three day event is held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. The bazaar features crafts, baked gifts and arts. It is open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. www.delnorte.org707-464-9556
Dec 06Curry/Del Norte Orchestra Concert - This annual December concert begins at 3:00pm at Elk Valley Rancheria. Admission for these concerts is $10.00 for adults; students through grade 12 will be admitted free. www.delnorte.org707-487-5760
Dec 10-Dec 1346th Annual Singing Christmas Tree - Enjoy this Crescent City tradition. Choose from several evening performances or one morning show on Sunday. www.delnorte.org707-464-9501
Dec 11-Dec 12Madrigal Dinners - The Del Norte High School Madrigal Choir presents this annual holiday favorite. Come and be transported back 400 years to the time when lords made courtly love to their ladies. This is the one time each year that the lords and ladies mix with the “peasants”. Watch out! If your table transgresses any of the Rules, you might be asked to sing a carol!Enjoy a catered meal while being entertained by the lords and ladies of the Madrigal Choir, then sit back and enjoy a short concert. There are three shows: Friday & Saturday at 6:00pm ($25 per person) and a Saturday noon matinee ($25 per person). www.delnorte.org707-464-0272
Feb 18DNACA Concert: Metales M5, Mexican Brass Quintet www.dnaca.net707-464-1336
Feb 18-Feb 20Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery Steelhead Derby www.rowdycreek.com707-487-3443

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Dec 27-Dec 31Winter Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 sites all along the coast. www.whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Feb 05-Feb 15Quilt 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. www.quiltrun101.com541-267-0749
Dec 04-Dec 06Starving Artist Faire www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Dec 04-Dec 13Astoria Winter Market - December 4, 5 & 6 and December 11, 12 & 13 www.AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
Dec 04-Dec 20Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Scrooged in Astoria - Thurs through Sat 7 pm & Sun 2 pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Dec 05-Dec 06The Nutcracker - A holiday tradition, presented by the Maddox Dancers. www.maddoxdancers.com503-861-1971
Dec 12-Dec 30Flavel House Museum Plum Pudding and Tea - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cup of tea and traditional holiday plum pudding in the festively decorated historic Flavel House Museum. Cost per person is $12 and includes fresh, warm plum pudding, a cup of tea and self-guided tour. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Dec 14Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Flavel House Museum - Visitors have an opportunity to see the decorated Flavel House Museum and be treated to holiday music, crafts, games, and stories for the kids. Everyone will enjoy the cookies and hot chocolate. Mom and Dad don't forget your camera to capture that photo of your little one on Santa's lap. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Dec 20In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: "Lewis and Clark, the Big Picture" presented by Richard Brenne - Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the free autumn 2015 speaker series, In Their Footsteps. The program for December is on Sunday at 1:00pm.
Jan 23Liberty Theater Concert: Otter Creek www.liberty-theater.org503-325-5922
Feb 13Festival of Dark Arts - Let your senses feast on the Dark Arts Gallery, tattoo artistry, belly dancing, tarot card reading, and tintype photography. Stay warm by the blacksmith forge, glass blowers, and fire dancers. Live music will play all day upstairs, and wherever you go, the stouts will follow - over 55 eclectic beers in total.
Feb 20Liberty Theater Concert: Tayla Lynn with Grammy winning guitarist Eric Tingstad www.liberty-theater.org503-325-5922
Feb 26-Feb 28FisherPoets 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. www.fisherpoets.org800-875-6807
Feb 26-Mar 12Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Teen Theatre Show www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Nov 01-Dec 20Shop Seaside! - For every $40 spent at participating businesses, the shopper is provided an entry into the Seaside Downtown Development Association’s drawing for all the items and gift certificates in a 7 foot Christmas stocking. Participating businesses include retail shops, restaurants and hotels. 503-717-1914
Nov 28-Dec 19Seaside Museum's Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage - Held each Saturday at the museum from 1-4 pm. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Feb 25-Feb 28Seaside 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. www.jazzseaside.com866-345-6257
Mar 05A 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. www.sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Mar 18-Mar 19Pouring at the Coast: Craft Beer Fest - Craft beer tasting and food pairing festival at the Seaside Convention Center. www.pouringatthecoast.com503-738-6391
Cannon Beach
May 22-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: WWII on the Oregon Coast - A temporary exhibit featuring a collection of artifacts, oral histories and video recordings pertaining to the Oregon Coast during WWII. The exhibit will discuss viewpoints from the perspectives of those who lived here, veterans and family members, as well as accounts of the shelling of Fort Stevens. The exhibit will also discuss the casualties that occured in Blythe, Oregon as well as the conscientious observer camp that existed in Waldport, Oregon. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 01-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Center: "World War II on the Oregon Coast" - "WWII on the Oregon Coast," the latest exhibit from the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The Exhibit explores the events and emotions of a state at war with shared stories, artifacts, and images of WWII on the Oregon coast. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Nov 13-Dec 20Coaster Theatre: Once Upon a Mattress - If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 13-Dec 25Haystack Holidays - Come celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach! www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Nov 13-Dec 30Haystack Holidays - Beginning in November, Cannon Beach hosts Haystack Holidays, a series of events designed to put visitors in the holiday spirit. Highlights include Mimosa Madness, the town’s laid-back answer to Black Friday, and a rousing concert by The Trail Band. www.cannonbeach.org503.436.2623
Dec 30Holiday Concert with The Trail Band - The Trail Band, an energetic eight-piece ensemble, will present a holiday concert in the intimate 200-seat Coaster Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $39 and can be purchased by contacting the Chamber of Commerce. www.cannonbeach.org503.436.2623
Jan 13The World of Haystack Rock: Wildlife Center of the North Coast - Enjoy this lecture as 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 from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Cannon Beach Library. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Feb 10The World of Haystack Rock: Marine Mammal Stranding Network - Enjoy this lecture as 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 from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Cannon Beach Library. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Feb 26-Feb 28Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers in Cannon Beach for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, and festivities.
Feb 26-Feb 28Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Yoga practitioners of all levels gather in Cannon Beach for a weekend of yoga and meditation workshops with renowned instructors. Participants can choose programs designed for yoga professionals and enthusiasts of all levels, including teens and children. www.cannonbeachyogafestival.com503.440.1649
Mar 10-Mar 13Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival - Four days of wine tasting events, wine dinners and a wine walks showcasing dozens of Northwest wineries www.savorcannonbeach.com888-609-6051
Mar 10-Mar 13Savor Cannon Beach - Four days of wine tastings showcasing Northwest wines, culinary events focusing on regional cuisine, a series of wine education programs and a wine walk make Savor Cannon Beach one of the Northwest's most unique wine and culinary festivals. www.savorcannonbeach.com503.717.1122
Apr 08-Apr 10Get Lit at the Beach - Best-selling and award-winning authors will gather in Cannon Beach for the annual event, Get Lit at the Beach, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the prominent authors, attend presentations, signings and a keynote dinner presentation. www.tolovanaartscolony.org206.914.1255
Rockaway Beach
Dec 12Santa at the Station - Barry Mammano Fire Hall. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Jan 02-Dec 18Garibaldi Jamboree - Garibaldi Jamboree — 10 to 15 bluegrass musicians play country western ditties, faves from the 40s and more. Admission by donation at the door. Every Friday at 6 pm at 107 6th Street. www.VisitGaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Apr 01-Nov 30Garibaldi 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. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
Dec 05-Dec 13Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad: Candy Cane Express - Ride this festive excursion while visiting with Santa sipping on hot chocolate and having a christmas cookie. The train is lit up with christmas lights to make it glow in the low winter light. Three daily trips offered on weekends. www.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
Dec 12-Dec 13Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House - Some of the Peninsula’s finest Bed and Breakfast Inns beckon you to join in the holiday festivities at their annual holiday open house. Enjoy sweet treats and tour these inns, decked out in their holiday finery. Charitable donations of non-perishable food accepted and distributed to local food bank. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 800-451-2542
Jan 16Beach Clean Up - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually. Hundreds of locals and visitors come together to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome! Head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. www.ourbeach.org360-642-0033
Nov 27-Dec 13The Barn Community Playhouse: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks - A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons - one per week for six weeks in her Florida condo. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into a friendship as these two people from different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing. Admission $15 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
Nov 28-Nov 30Tillamook Forest Center: Holiday Wreath Making - Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath to take home. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$15 wreaths & $5 cone bird feeders].Registration is required and the deadline is Sunday, November 22. 866-930-4646
Dec 05 Festival of Trees Opens at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum - “Festival of Trees” opens to the public during regular museum hours, 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday-Sunday. Admission. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Dec 11Festival of Trees Gala & Auction at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum - 5:30-8:00 PM. A limited number of tickets will be available November 17. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Jan 02-Feb 21Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: “Our Marvelous Maps” - Exhibit of vintage maps from the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum’s collection www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Jan 22-Feb 06The Barn Community Playhouse: Rumors - Another play with Neil Simon's ingenious, rapid-fire humor. This farce will have you laughing from the start as four well-to-do couples are invited to the 10th. anniversary party of Charlie & Myra. They arrive at intervals to the party, only to find a rapidly developing set of unexpected, unlikely, and disturbing circumstances. Suddenly, eight successful professionals become eight scrambling lunatics running for cover, and turning on each other at a moment's notices. "Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting" Admission = $15, Students 12 and under $10,Family of 4 $40. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Jan 10Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Pacifica 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. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Feb 14Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Quatuor Danel String Quartet www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Mar 13Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Boston Piano Trio - 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. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Apr 10Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Andreas Klein, pianist - 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. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
May 15Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Mixed group (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) - 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. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Lincoln City
Mar 07-Dec 19Culinary Center Classes - Held every Saturday, the topics range from healthy seafood to South American flavors to Kids in the Kitchen.
Oct 17-May 30Finders Keepers - Weather and ocean conditions permitting, every day colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach. If you find a float, bring it to the Lincoln City Visitors Center to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist.
Nov 01-Dec 27Sunday Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 04Lincoln City Cultural Center: Holidays With Halie Loren in Concert www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 05Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden - Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy from 10 AM – 4 PM. www.conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
Dec 11-Dec 12Chinook Winds Casino Resort: The Oak Ridge Boys - The Oak Ridge Boys, live at the Chinook Winds Casino at 8 PM. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-624-6228
Dec 11-Dec 13Lincoln City Cultural Center: Flying Fish Productions Holiday Concert www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 15Lincoln City Cultural Center: Sound of Nature, Sound of Art featuring Third Angle String Quartet www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 21Lincoln City Cultural Center: Winter Labyrinth Walk - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 29-Jan 22Theatre West: Seasonal Allergies - “SEASONAL ALLERGIES is a funny, heartwarming story about friends, family, and holiday stresses…this is a kinder, gentler comedy, more a Neil Simon family tale than a Ray Cooney family disaster, and the show is all the better for it.” – "This is a delightfully funny play about a family dealing with one member in personal turmoil who comes to them seeking comfort, but turns into a monumental pain in the butt. The situation is real, the humor is real, but so is the sense of a family in turmoil trying to regain the warmth and love of the season." - Lancaster Intelligencer. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Dec 31Lincoln City Cultural Center: Big Bad Big Band New Year's Eve Dance with the Lincoln Pops Orchestra www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jan 02Lincoln City Cultural Center: “Gracie for President” with Elizabeth Black & Friends - A 1950s-era radio play in the style of George Burns and Gracie Allen, presented by Elizabeth Black and her family. An afternoon of old-fashioned comedy. $10 at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jan 16-Jan 17Artistry In Wood Show & Sale - 23rd Annual Artistry in Wood Show & Sale at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Experience the wonderful world of woodcarving. Carvings on display, classes and talks. All ages. FREE.
Jan 21Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Danny Schmidt - Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him as: "Perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." $15 adv/$17 door www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jan 30-Jan 31Flamenco Retreat Weekend - Laura Onizuka will be bringing a group of flamenco students to the coast, for a weekend of intensive study and a bit of fun. They’ll spend at least part of their time in the LCCC dance studio, but are planning other locations and events as well. To learn more or to register, call 503-635-7140. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org503-635-7140
Feb 06Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising - Well known for her high energy, entertaining and classy style, Kathy Boyd provides the bass beat and sparkle to Phoenix Rising. She's joined by Tim Crosby (fiddle, mandolin, guitar and writing), ​Tom Tower (banjoy and dobro) and Dennis Nelson (rhythm guitar and harmonica) to create a bluegrass Americana sound that is tough to beat. In October, the band was named Bluegrass Group of the Year by the International Music & Entertainment Association. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 11Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Sourdough Slim - Sourdough Slim, aka the Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys, brings his Wild and Woolly Revue to the LCCC stage for the first time. "There's no one else out there like Sourdough Slim," wrote Darrell Arnold, editor of Cowboy Magazine. "An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe. Catchy, uplifting, irresistible, jolly fun." Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 13Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Sweetheart Dance with the Lincoln Pops - The Pops will be playing favorites from the era of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and the gang, and the dance floor will be open. You’re invited to just sit and listen, or really cut a rug, in the auditorium at the LCCC. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for sale. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the concert scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Tickets include a flower for every lady, beautiful heart-shaped cookies, sweetheart décor and plenty of punch. Advance tickets for this Valentine’s Day event are $14 each, or $25 per couple. Prices will be $16 each, $28 per couple at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 23Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Caballito Negro - Flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem, “Canción de Jinete (1860)”, the duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Depoe Bay
Dec 05A Whale of a Christmas - Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Join us for this truly magical event at the Whale Center. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
May 23-Dec 31Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 04-Dec 06Holiday House Christmas Craft Show - Celebrating 35 years of unique Christmas crafts! Holiday House has homemade breads & treats, Christmas decor, wreaths, soaps, jewelry, toys & more. Don't forget the Santa's, Angels, Snowmen & Ornaments too! Yaquina Bay Yacht Club (750 SE Bay Blvd)
Dec 04-Dec 27Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea of Lights - Kick-off weekend Dec 4-6 features special activities every night. The lights are on every weekend after that until Dec 27. www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 05Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade - Come down to the bayfront and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the Lighted Boat Parade. Local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the hisoric bayfront. www.newportchamber.org541-265-8801
Dec 09Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots "Delightful Decapods" www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 26Oregon Coast Aquarium: Sleep with Sharks Sea of Lights Family Combo www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 30Oregon Coast Aquarium: Crab Fisheries Day www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jan 09Shark Day at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Join us for a day celebrating sharks! Explore shark themed exhibits, biofacts and films. There are over 30 species of sharks that can be found off the coast of the Pacific northwest.
Jan 13Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Feb 10Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Feb 13Fossil Fest at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Attention all bone bugs and rock hounds - join us for our annual fossil fest! Bring your fossils and other beach finds to be identified by local experts. Enjoy a day full of exhibits on fossils including displays from the North American Research Group (NARG). hmsc.oregonstate.edu541-867-0167
Feb 25-Feb 28Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. www.seafoodandwine.com541-265-8801
Dec 12Christmas In Waldport & Candlelite Bridge Walk - An annual tradition with pet parade, visits with Santa, and the one-of-a-kind candlelight bridge walk. ww.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Dec 05-Dec 06Yachats Ladies Club 88th Annual Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm (lunch offered 11 am - 2 pm) Sunday 10 am - 3 pm (no lunch available) Crafts made by Ladies Club members 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. Quilt raffle drawing at 2:00 on Sunday. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Dec 12Pacific Wind Ensemble: Holiday Concert -
Dec 12-Dec 20Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House - The Queen Ann style Keeper's House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lighstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. The lightstation is located just 14 miles south of Yachats. December 12-13, 19-20, 4 - 7 pm. www.hecetalighthouse.com541-547-3696
Jan 01New Year's Peace Walk - Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button. www.yachats.org541-547-3640
Jan 16-Jan 17Agate Festival - The village gem invites you to the 5th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend will feature spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Dec 13Florence Events Center: Community Chorus www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 14Florence Events Center: Siuslaw Band and Choir Concert - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 15Florence Events Center: Eugene Ballet “Nutcracker” www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 17Florence Events Center: Emerald City Jazz Kings Christmas Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 20Florence Events Center: Oregon Brass Society Concert - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jan 16-Jan 17Winter Music Festival - Artisan fair and pie-baking contest make this the perfect winter event. www.winterfolkfestival.org541-997-1994
Jan 29Florence Events Center: flamenco with Jesse Cook - www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Jan 30Florence Events Center: Jazz Kings "In the Mood" www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 06Florence Crab Crack - Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share. Tickets are available December 1st. Advance purchase is required. Only 400 tickets will be sold and the deadline to purchase is January 25th. There will be no ticket sales at the door. www.florencefoodshare.org541-997-9599
Feb 17Florence Events Center: Van Fans Fundraiser www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 20SEA Concert: Ballet Fantastique www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Mar 18SEA Concert: Glenn Miller Orchestra www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Apr 07SEA Concert: Shuffle Concert Ensemble www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
May 13SEA Concert: New Hot Club Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
North Bend
Nov 24-Dec 03Festival of Trees - Holiday tree showcase and benefit auction. Tree decorating will happen 11/23, decorated trees will be on display at The Mill November 24-Dec 3 Bay Area Rotary Club Auctions trees on December 3 at 7 pm. Auction proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. www.themillcasino.com541-269-7929
Dec 04-Dec 06Little Theater on the Bay: Christmas Opry www.thelibertytheater.org541-756-4336
Dec 12-Dec 20It's A Wonderful Life Old Time Radio Show - Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm www.thelibertytheater.org541-756-4336
Dec 31-Jan 02Mill Casino New Year’s Eve Party - Live Music- Weekends at 9pm Kick off the New Year in Warehouse 101 this Thursday, Friday and Saturday to rock out with Phamous Phaces while enjoying some great food and drinks! Shows 9pm-1am. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Coos Bay
Dec 1241st Annual Christmas Concert - Featuring Lee Littlefield on the Mighty Wurlitzer and Wilbur Jensen & the Christmas Brass Band. Always fun and always free! First come first serve, Doors open at 11:00am. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-8650
Dec 24Candlelight Christmas Cantata - First United Methodist Church - This is a free event but food donations for the Food Cupboard are gladly accepted.541-267-4410
Dec 31-Jan 01New Year’s Eve at OCCI - Festivities for those 21 years and older begin at 8:30 pm and include gourmet food, DJ and dancing, no-host ice bar, silent auction, and a New Year’s countdown complete with a champagne toast. Projected pricing: Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. The ball is sponsored by the Culinary Club with all proceeds going towards sending Chef Instructor Chris Foltz and students Jacee Jamison and Adam Stoneberg to compete at the NICA U.S. National Collegiate Championships in January 2015. 541-888-7189
Nov 27-Dec 31Holiday Lights at Shore Acres - Famous for its beautiful botanical gardens, the gardens shine with more than a quarter million lights every night from 4pm-9:30pm. Besides the walk-thru display of lights, dozens of lighted sculptures, and more than two dozen Christmas trees, the Garden House features complimentary hot cider, coffee, and cookies. Choirs, carolers, and bands offer entertainment in the performance pavilion. 541-888-3732
Nov 30-Dec 24Miniature Display & Christmas Train Display - More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County. If the buildings dark, don’t leave, lights are kept off to see the displays better. 6pm-10pm nightly at the Old Charleston School House located 64065 Seven Devils Road. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-3268
Jan 01Polar Bear Plunge - Join this almost 30-year tradition with a New Year’s dive in to the ocean. The only rule is that you must completely immerse yourself. Spend 1-5 minutes in our waters and you’re sure to start your new year off right! Starts at 9am. Sunset Bay State Park. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0512
Feb 1331st Annual Charleston “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. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Feb 13Wine & Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-0146
Dec 04-Dec 05Eagles Craft Fair www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Dec 05Christmas Tour of Homes - Visit and enjoy Coquille's historic homes as they show off for the holidays. www.coquillechamber.net541-396-2579
Dec 05Christmas Lights Parade coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
May 01-Dec 19Old 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. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Nov 06-Dec 19Old Town Holiday Marketplace - Fall themed produce and art, then holiday themed items starting around Thanksgiving. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Dec 05Holiday Book Sale - Don't miss the annual one-day-only Holiday Book Sale with the Bandon Library Friends and Foundation! Browse books galore, holiday goodie baskets and gifts. www.bandonlff.org541-347-3221
Dec 10Bandon Showcase: Craicmore "A Celtic Yuletide Christmas" www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Dec 18-Dec 20Sprague Theater: New Artists Productions Reunion Show - Performers with New Artists Productions, past and present, will share their talents in a fundraiser for 2016 stage productions. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Mar 05Bite 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. www.bandonyouth.org541-347-8336
Mar 12Bandon Showcase: The Barefoot Movement www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Port Orford
Dec 19-Dec 28Christmas at the Cape: Hughes House Victorian Holiday Dec 19-20, 26-28 - Hughes House open and decorated with Victorian holiday theme and open to the public on Dec 19-20, and 26-28 from 11am to 4pm. www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com541-332-0521
Gold Beach
Feb 12-Feb 13South Coast Writers Conference - An eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors; returning and first-time attendees. Some of the Northwest’s best writers to guide you in an exploration and celebration of the many facets of writing.
Pistol River
Jan 16Pistol River Concert Association: Dirty Cello - Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area's most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of up-tempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern- European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Feb 13Pistol River Concert Association: Kate Power and Steve Einhorn www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Mar 05Pistol River Concert Association: Possessed by Paul James www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Apr 16Pistol River Concert Association: John Reischman and the Jaybirds www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 14Pistol River Concert Association: Sally Barris www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jun 25Pistol River Concert Association: 3 Leg Torso www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 09-Dec 12Second Saturday Art Walk - Second Saturday of each month, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at various sites on or near Chetco Avenue. There are about eight galleries/venues. Most offer live music and free refreshments. Often there are special events, like artist demonstrations, short theatrical performances, special musical performances, etc.
Nov 27-Dec 24Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Display - Light display in Azalea Park featuring nearly 500,000 lights and lighted sculptures. Hot cider and cookies. Open nightly from 5 pm - 9 pm.
Dec 04-Dec 13Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Anne of Green Gables www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 04-Dec 13Chetco Playhouse: Miracle on 34th Street www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Dec 05Santa's Port Stop - Santa's annual Port visit with vendors, music, winter treats, visits and pictures with Santa, and much, much more! www.portofbrookingsharbor.com541-469-2218
Jan 30Southern Oregon Crabfest - The celebration features a bevy of crab themed activities, including crab races, a crab derby, and crab demonstrations. Meet the folks who catch these tasty sea treats, the crabbers themselves, and buy crab straight off the dock. There will also be food, music, a beer garden with local breweries, and vendors. The evening crab dinner caps off a day dedicated to the Dungeness crab. www.brookingscrabfest.com541-469-2218
Feb 13-Feb 14Winter 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. 541-217-7415


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