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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Feb 27-Feb 28Asian 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. 360-642-4020
Mar 20-Apr 19Spring Break Family Kite Fun - World Kite Museum hosts their annual Spring Break activities for kids and families. Everyone gets to make a kite! There is a treasure hunt that the whole family plays together to win coupons from local businesses. There are various short kite movies to watch. Come and learn all about kites for Spring Break Family Kite Fun! 360-642-4020
Mar 27-Mar 29Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show - Artists compete in over 20 categories during this show and Inspired Creations features additional artwork by exhibiting artists. An art raffle of member donated work benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund & the Art Enrichment Program. 800-451-2542
May 02-May 03Loyalty Days - 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. 800-451-2542
Mar 20-Mar 22Peninsula Quilt Guild Show - Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will have over 100 quilts on display submitted by Guild members for the annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show. With the theme “Quilting at the Beach,” there will be a demonstration of various aspects of quilt making. There will be a drawing for this year’s prize quilt, with proceeds going to area charities. Free admission. 800-451-2542
Apr 25Black Lake Fishing Derby - Free kids-only derby; ages 0-14. Free pancake breakfast 7am; fishing starts at 7am. Pre-register online, at Ilwaco City Hall, or at Derby. Children must be accompanied by adult. Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight. Guaranteed free t-shirt with pre-registration only. 800-451-2542
May 02Children’s Loyalty Day Parade - The parade begins at noon; All children are welcome to participate. Prizes and treats handed out at end of parade at the Pavilion at Port of Ilwaco. 800-451-2542
May 02 Blessing of the Fleet - 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. 800-451-2542
May 02-Sep 26Saturday 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. www.portofilwaco.org503-338-9511
May 30-Jun 01Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239

Northern California
Crescent City
Jan 29WindSync, A Classical Wind Quintet
Mar 13-Mar 22Lighthouse Repertory Theatre: South Pacific - March 13-15, 20-22. Evening performances: 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Admission:General - $15, Seniors & Students - $10. www.lighthouserepertorytheatre.org707-464-3740
Mar 21Redwood Wild River Run www.rwrr.org707-464-3779
Mar 21Silver Ball - The Community Assistance League will be holding their annual ball at the Cultural Center. A major fundraiser for the League, there will be a catered dinner with an open bar, an auction and dancing to live music. Required advance reservations are due by March 7th. www.delnorte.org707-487-7405
Apr 18Youth & Family Fair - Bring your family and enjoy a wide variety of free activities and entertainment in the Main Hall, in a tobacco free event. There will be a lot to see and do. This annual event aims to educate and entertain, is designed to create community awareness about child abuse and prevention and is meant to provide a more proactive, positive approach to the subject.
Apr 24-Apr 28Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 26Symphony by the Sea - The Curry/Del Norte Orchestra will be performing at 3:00pm this afternoon at Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road. John Webster is the director. A variety of music will be presented. Admission is $10.00 for adults and free for students through grade 12. Tickets can be purchased at Del Norte Office Supply or at the door. www.delnorte.org707-487-5760
May 08-May 09Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show - This free two-day Wildflower Show will be held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds from 11:00am – 5:00pm on Friday and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday. www.delnorte.org707-457-3485
May 08-May 10Spring Fair & Carnival www.dnfair.org707-464-9556

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Feb 06-Feb 16Quilt Run 101 - Quilt Challenge 2015!! Pick up one challenge flat quarter from each participating shop, put them together into a wall hanging size quilt and enter to win. Every entrant will receive 1 yard of fabric. Grand Prize: Janome Gem Gold. Visit a minimum 6 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
Mar 21-Mar 28Spring Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. Whales may be seen heading south from mid-March to late May. www.whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Mar 28SOLV Beach Cleanup - Thousands of volunteers show up to help keep the beach clean. www.solv.org800-333-SOLV
Jun 01Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic peoplescoastarthritisbikeclassic.kintera541-265-9917
Feb 07Timber Festival - Meet real loggers from the heart of where the Ax Men series is produced with logging competitions, hearty lumberjack breakfast featuring flapjacks and biscuits & gravy, and test your own lumberjacks skills. There are food booths, crafts, entertainment, and other attractions. www.astoriatimberfestival.com503-325-1010
Feb 14Festival 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 21Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour - 35 professional bullriders aboard the Northwest best bulls. 541-580-8901
Feb 27-Mar 01FisherPoets 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
Mar 06-Mar 15Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood - Everyone has listened to the immortal yarn of Little Red Riding Hood and a hungry wolf. But it’s rare we get a chance to get the infamous Wolf’s point of view of this popular story. In this hilarious musical, however, our compassionate and sympathetic beast is understandably upset. He has been maligned for generations because of the well-known children’s parable. Determined to defend his own good intentions, he reveals Red Riding Hood’s real nature... rarely shown to the outside world. With an abundance of toe-tapping tunes, this side-splitting cuddly tale will show that there are two sides to every story. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Apr 24-Apr 26Crab, 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. www.travelastoria.com800-875-6807
May 09Flavel House Mother’s Day Tea & Scones - Honor the Mother in your life with an entertaining and delicious day at the Flavel House. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
May 10-Oct 11Astoria Sunday Market - Locals and tourists alike enjoy the bustling, colorful and lively weekly Market. Taste, shop and explore! www.AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
Jun 03-Jun 15Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Feb 08A Sweet Affaire - A Sweet Affaire consists of wine & beer tastings, elegant treats, a live and silent auction, and fine chocolates to satisfy any sweet tooth! www.sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Feb 20-Feb 22Seaside 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 06-Mar 08Pouring at the Coast: Craft Beer Fest - Craft beer tasting and food pairing festival at the Seaside Convention Center. www.pouringatthecoast.com503-738-6391
Mar 18Listening to the Land: General Clark Remembers the Coast - It’s been 209 years since the Corps of Discovery reached the estuary of the Columbia River. If Clark—General Clark now, retired and back in his parlor in St. Louis—were to reminisce about the five months he spent on the northern Oregon coast in the winter of 1805-06, what details would stand out in his memory? Listen for yourself as Clark—reanimated by living history enactor Tom Wilson—chats about the landscape and the resources he encountered on the northern coast of Oregon. Bring your own questions to ask General Clark. www.nclctrust.org503-738-9126
Mar 28Doggie Dash - Come down for some fun outdoors during Spring break, and get some exercise with your dog while supporting a great cause in the 2 mile run/walk, Doggie Dash. Meet with other dog lovers and support the local Animal Shelter at this event. The entry fee is $20 per person (more than one dog allowed per person). Prizes will be given for fastest time, ugliest dog, and dog/owner couple that look the most alike. The event begins at 10am at Cartwright Park. www.sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Apr 17-Apr 19ACBL American Regional Bridge Tournament - The American Contract Bridge League is the North American organization of duplicate bridge players. ACBL members compete in tournaments and duplicate bridge clubs.
Cannon Beach
Jan 30-Feb 21Coaster Theatre: 'Night Mother - Jessie’s life is stale and unprofitable–she has decided to take fate into her own hands. She spends the evening getting the house ready for her mother. During the course of the evening we discover the complex nature of a mother-daughter relationship. Admission (adult, children, seniors, matinee): $15 or $20 www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Feb 12Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: "Oregon's Historic Railroads" - Thursday at 7 p.m. the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes Pacific Northwest author Edward J. Kamholz’s presentation on Oregon’s lumber industry, from the millwork to the trains that carried lumber from one location to the next. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 12Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: 'Oregon's Historic Railroads' - Thursday at 7 p.m. the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes Pacific Northwest author Edward J. Kamholz’s presentation on Oregon’s lumber industry, from the millwork to the trains that carried lumber from one location to the next. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 21-Mar 31Blue Opens at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum - Attention textile artists, crafters, quilters, and art enthusiasts! The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be opening a new textile exhibit on February 21 at 6:00 p.m. Blue features fifteen pieces from artists all over the Pacific Northwest. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 27Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: John Baumann - Guitarist and singer songwriter John Baumann from Satori Bob will perform on Friday, at 7:00 p.m. with friend and fellow performer John Langston. Baumann has become widely recognized for his eclectic blend of styles and genres. He has been compared to musicians like Tom Waits, Bob Dylan Stephen Stills. Satori Bob is a Eugene, Oregon, based group that performs all over the Pacific Northwest. This is their first time in Cannon Beach. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Mar 06-Mar 08Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Friends of Haystack Rock is pleased to present an esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, and festivities.
Mar 12-Mar 15Savor 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 13-Apr 18Coaster Theatre: Murder on the Nile - Simon Mostyn and heiress Kay Ridgeway are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile River but all is not roses and champagne. A dark shadow has followed them on their post-wedding travels. Jacqueline de Severac – Simon’s jilted fiancé and Kay’s former best friend – keeps turning up at every stop on the newlywed’s itinerary. Aboard the paddle steamer are a host of characters and several memorable characters. While journeying along the river murder and mayhem ensure and it is up to Canon Pennefather to uncover the criminals before they reach their destination. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Mar 19Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Sarah Sterling "The seismic past in the precontact coastal Pacific Northwest" - Professor Sarah Sterling will give a talk entitled: The seismic past in the precontact coastal Pacific Northwest; archaeological evidence and traditional knowledge. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Mar 27Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Stomptowners Concert - www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 04Puffins Return to Haystack Rock - Each spring, puffins that have spent the last eight months floating and diving on the open seas of the Pacific Ocean return to Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock to lay eggs and raise their chicks. The puffins are most visible and active at Haystack Rock from April through early-July. By late August, the puffin chicks will be ready to return to open seas with their parents. For the best viewing at Haystack Rock, bring your binoculars, bird spotting scope or visit Haystack Rock at daytime low tides when interpreters from Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be on the beach with spotting scopes focused on the nesting birds. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Apr 10-Apr 12Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers - A weekend dedicated to writers and writing, hosted by the Tolovana Arts Colony. Guest authors will be: Karen Joy Fowler, Gail Tsukyama, Jim Lynch, Nancy Pearl, and Terry Brooks. www.tolovanaartscolony.org503-440-0684
Apr 16Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Bonnie Henderson "The Next Tsunami" - Oregon author, Bonnie Henderson, presents her latest book, "The Next Tsunami." www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 16-Apr 2812 Days of Earth Day - 12 days of fun activities, like birdwatching, hikes, art shows, film screenings, and lectures.
Apr 24Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Gayle Ritt Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
May 01-May 03Spring 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. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
May 29Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Beth Willis Rock Duo Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Jun 12-Sep 05Coaster Theatre: It Could Be Any One Of Us - In a windswept country house a family of artistic failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case; a writer whose works have never been published, an artist who’s never shown a painting and a composer whose compositions have never been performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but the victim is not who it should be, the murder’s identity changes overnight. Throw in some tongue in cheek humor for some comedic thrills. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 19-Sep 06Coaster Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 19-Sep 06Coaster Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Sep 25-Oct 24Coaster Theatre: Bell, Book and Candle - Gillian Holroyd is a modern witch who can cast spells and perform supernatural feats. After casting a spell on Shepherd Henderson, an unattached publisher, he falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this little snag leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, Gillian breaks with her fellow witches, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before their happily ever after, Gillian comes very near to losing Shepherd. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
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
Mar 21Manzanita Writers' Series: Anna Keesey - Presentation by Anna Keeseu, author of Little Century. Writing workshop at the Hoffman Center.
Apr 18PoetryFest - Day dedicated to the joys of poetry with workshops, book signings, and poetry readings taking place at the Hoffman Center www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
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
Feb 20-Feb 22Beach Ball - Join the Round Dancers for a weekend of ballroom dancing at the Garibaldi Community Hall. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-318-8831
Mar 14-Mar 15Crab 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? This year is the 30th anniversary of the races so don't miss it! 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
Apr 18-Apr 19Razor Clam Festival - After taking a 70-year break, the historic Razor Clam Festival that put Long Beach on the map is back! Experience razor clam digging and family fun! Sign up for a free guided clam digging lesson from local professionals, you be the judge and enjoy the delicious and local clam chowder at the Annual Chowder Tasteoff. Live music and entertainment is offered, beer garden, raffles, clam related vendors, and prizes. www.razorclamfest.com360-642-2400
Apr 25Beach Clean Up - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes a beach clean up for the 28 miles of beach on the Long Beach Peninsula every January, April and July. Hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean the beach. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. Meet organizers at any major beach approach (Seaview, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Surfside at Oysterville Road) at 9:30am to sign in and pick up bags. Soup feed for volunteers included after clean-up. www.ourbeach.org360-642-0033
Jan 23-Feb 08The Barn Community Playhouse: The Lion In Winter - A dysfunctional family of the 12th century, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for succession. By imagining their inner lives, Goldman created the perfect drama of family strife and competing ambitions that gives modern-day relevance to the intrigues of Angevin,England. Watch these brilliant and witty monsters zero in on each other's weaknesses and indulge more sophisticated moves than any grandmaster chess player. Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10, Family of Four $40. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
Mar 04Tillamook 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. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Mar 20-Apr 04The Barn Community Playhouse: Dead Ringer - Hard-boiled film noir meets the American Western in this dark comedy set in an abstract Wild West. Tyrus Cole, a horse trainer, lives on a ranch with his invalid sister, Mary. Because he can't watch Mary during the day, Tyrus has her confined to a root cellar. When Dwight Foley arrives at the ranch seeking help with his horse, he and Mary fall in love and began plotting the demise of Tyrus and their eventual escape. Their plan escalates and in the end, the three find themselves trapped in a complex web of greed and secrets. Admission - Adults = $15, Students/Seniors = $10, Family of four = $40 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Mar 28Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: “Heroes, Thugs and Miners” with Jim Baldwin - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Apr 11Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: Book reading of “Agnes Canon’s War” with Deborah Lincoln www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Apr 25Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: “Keeping Tabs on America,” Oregon Humanities Conversation Project with Kristian Williams www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Jul 13-Jul 17Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop - This is a workshop for those who aspire to write and publish children's books. The instructors are successful children's book authors, working children's book editors, and a children's book agent. An intensive, literary week. www.occbww.com360-560-7766
Pacific City
Feb 14Your Heart's Desire A Celebration of Chocolate, Wine, and Art - Feast on appetizers, chocolate desserts,local wines and beers, and sparkling cider while perusing exhibit and sale of local professional art and student art. There's also a silent auction and raffle and live music--all to support art literacy at local schools. www.communityartsproject.net503-965-7900
May 01-May 03Birding & Blues Festival - Fun, educational, and informative festival with beginning birding and blues music events in Pacific City. www.birdingandblues.org503-965-6247
Feb 15Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Meccorre String Quartet - Established in 2007, Meccorre String Quartet are considered as one of the most interesting quartets of their generation. They are considered one of the best quartets in Poland. Concert held at 3 pm 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
Mar 29Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Amadeus Piano Trio - Celebrating twenty-two seasons of rave review performances to overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences, the Trio is generally acknowledged as occupying a position among the foremost piano trios in the world. Recognized for their brilliant virtuosity and superb musicianship, the three artists also enjoy award-winning solo careers. Concert held at 3 pm 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 12Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Joel Fan - Joel Fan is a pianist who made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11. He's an artist who has won praise for his technical expertise, lyrical playing, and outstanding interpretation. He's stood out both as a solo performer and as a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Concert held at 3 pm 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 03Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Karkowska Sisters Duo - Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award winning, internationally acclaimed ensemble that in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire performs extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. “ a duo they communicate easily with an audience, telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes one’s breath away” Concert held at 3 pm 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
Oct 18-May 25Finders 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.
Jan 31Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: "La Vie En Rose" featuring French singer Siri Vik - In particular, Siri specializes in European cabaret – a unique amalgam of classical, pop, and musical theatre styles which flourished in the 1920s-30s. She has won national acclaim for her work in this area. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 07-Feb 16Antique Week - Antique specials and deals throughout Lincoln City during this 10-day event. Antique appraisals, historical exhibits, and more! www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 07-Feb 16Antique Japanese Float Drop www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Feb 14-Feb 15Valentines Day Red Glass Float Drop www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Feb 21Jambalaya Cook-Off - See what our Oregon coast chefs can create at this annual event held at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11am-2pm. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. www.oregoncoast.org541-557-1125
Feb 21Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert:Slipshod - Slipshod is Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin). They met a number of years ago as part of the Northwest Bluegrass community and became fast friends and picking partners. They have similar musical styles, yet they draw on many different influences like Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, and Tim O’Brien, to name a few. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 05-Mar 28Theatre West: Social Security - www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Mar 07Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Stomptowners - The Stomptowners are a dynamic act featuring traditional Irish voice and instrumentation accented by foot percussion. Expect to hear an exciting blend of foot stomping jigs, reels and hornpipes interlaced with melodic, soulful Celtic songs, feisty sea shanties and rollicking pub songs. Maldon Meehan, the act’s distinctive percussive dancer, adds a key visual component which sets the act apart from other traditional Irish acts. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 07-Dec 19Culinary Center Classes - Held every Saturday, the topics range from healthy seafood to South American flavors to Kids in the Kitchen.
Mar 13-Mar 14Chinook Winds Casino: Foreigner www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Mar 21-Mar 29Spring Break Special Glass Drop on the Beach -
Mar 23-Mar 27Festival of Illusions - Bring a little magic to your spring break, at the LCCC. A week full of magic shows and camps, perfect for families and friends to enjoy together. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 27-Mar 28Masters of Illusion at Chinook Winds Casino Resort www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN-ACT
Apr 11Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 17-Apr 18Chinook Winds Casino: Travis Tritt www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Apr 17-Apr 19Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale - More than a hundred garage sales throughout the Lincoln City area. www.lcchamber.com541-994-3070
Apr 18Spring Plant Sale - At the Connie Hansen Garden. 9am to 4pm. Check out the wide variety of plants for sale at special prices! conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
May 02Fish Taco Cook-Off - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Cost: Free! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
May 30Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Misty Mamas www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Depoe Bay
Apr 18-Apr 19Wooden 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. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Jan 31'Hearts for Horses' Benefit Dinner - Benefit dinner and silent auction fund raiser for the Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center. Held at the Oregon Coast Aqaurium. www.brighthorizonsriding.org541-961-4156
Feb 19-Feb 22Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. www.seafoodandwine.com800-262-7844
Feb 21FossilFest 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). Join us in the auditorium for special presentations by Dr. Bill Orr, state paleontologist, and Guy DiTorrice, the Oregon Fossil Guy. hmsc.oregonstate.edu541-867-0226
Mar 11Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 14Historic Nye Beach Mystery Weekend - Sleuths visit participating businesses to collect clues and interrogate suspects. The mystery is written by a local author. Sleuths may choose to work alone, in pairs, or even groups to determine: Who committed the murder! www.newportchamber.org541-270-2234
Mar 14Shamrock Supper - Traditional Irish fare with corned beef and cabbage accompanied by Irish soda bread, boiled potatoes & parsley sauce, with mashed carrots & parsnips, and a delectable bread pudding or apple crisp for dessert. Between courses, Irish Whiskey connoisseurs will enjoy exceptional tastings from the Emerald Isle along with short educational vignettes about Irish heritage and culture, music and song; poetry of William Butler Yeats; a rousing "Pub Quiz"; and silent auction.
Mar 27-Mar 28Oregon Coast Aquarium: Family Sleepover with the Sharks www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 28Bejeweled - The ultimate in recycled jewelry sales. Over 5,000 donated items of vintage, fine, ethnic, costume, everyday and artisan jewelry. Most pieces one of a kind. Boutique and bargain all at fantastic prices. A fundraiser for Food Share of Lincoln County. www.foodsharelincolncounty.org541-265-8578
Mar 28Fools Relay
Apr 03-Apr 26Newport Performing Arts Center: The Taming of the Shrew - You've never seen Shakespeare quite like this. Neither a "traditional" retelling, nor an update or relocation, one of the Bard's wildest and most madcap comedies gets a massive renovation and fresh presentation, courtesy director Darcy Hogan (herself a veteran of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.) Hogan has infused the show with some fresh, fun ideas and wildly imaginative elements -- making this easily one of the most unique, crazy, enjoyable, and over-the-top fun productions you'll likely ever experience! www.RedOctopusTheatre.org541-265-ARTS
Apr 08Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Apr 11Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center - Hatfield Marine Science Center opens its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach that make this marine laboratory unique; campus tours and family friendly activities in the Visitor Center.
Apr 17-Apr 19Paper 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. www.coastarts.org541-265-6569
Apr 25Oregon Coast Aquarium: Earth Day Celebration www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
May 01-May 03Loyalty Days Celebration - Carnival, parade, and celebration of veterans. www.newportchamber.org541-961-1466
May 15-May 26Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 25-Jan 01Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Secrets of Shipwrecks www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jan 31Lion'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.
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. www.yachats.org541-547-4547
Mar 05Yachats Big Band Dance - www.yachatsbigband.com541-547-3626
Mar 13Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert
Mar 21-Mar 22Yachats 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. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Mar 21-Mar 2245th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair - Sixty-plus 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. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Mar 22Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast - The breakfast is free of charge and donations will be accepted. All you can eat pancakes with eggs over easy, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. 7:30 - 11:30 am Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac.
Mar 27-Mar 28Friends of the Yachats Library Annual Book Sale - 541-547-3741
Mar 28Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items and luncheon with pie/beverage option at YLC Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Apr 02Yachats Big Band Dance www.yachatsbigband.com541-547-3626
Apr 04Easter Egg Hunt - Bring your children and join us for prizes and Easter Egg Baskets! Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. 10am. www.yachatspresbyterian.org541-547-3400
Apr 11YYFAP Talent Show - 541-547-4599
May 01-May 17One of Us Productions: Sordid Lives - Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St, [#15] www.yachats.org541-351-1161
Feb 07Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share. www.florencefoodshare.org541-997-9599
Feb 07Florence Events Center Concert: Jazz Kings Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 07Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share from 4-7pm. Tickets are$30 and must be purchased before 1/24/15. For more details contact Bob MacDuffee at 541-997-9599, [email protected] or www.florencefoodshare.org541-997-9599
Feb 13SEA presents Metales M5 Brass Band www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
Mar 15SEA presents The Voetberg Family Band www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
Mar 20-Mar 29Last Resort Players: Our Town www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 10-Apr 12Florence Events Center: 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 it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling 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.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 17SEA presents Quartetto Gelato Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 15SEA presents Eugene Symphony www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 15-May 17Rhododendron Festival - Third oldest flower festival 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. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
North Bend
Mar 13-Mar 15South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival - Great music that ranges from traditional jazz to swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco www.clambakejazz.com541-267-7665
Apr 11-Apr 12Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Tuber Sale www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-0740
Apr 25-Apr 26Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale - Don’t miss these gorgeous displays at the Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-4176
Coos Bay
Jan 10-May 09Contra Dancing - South Coast Folk Society holds a contra dance on the 2nd Saturday of each month (Sept – May) at 7:00 at the Greenacres Grange between Coos Bay and Coquille. No partner or experience needed. All dances are taught by a caller; always live music. Contra dancing is an energetic couples line dance rooted in old English country dancing and performed with live music to the instructions of a caller. All dances are taught. This is an easy-to-learn and forgiving dance form suitable for ages 9 to 90, offered in a spirit of community. Instruction for beginners starts at 7:00 PM. The main dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30, and all dances are taught. Admission $7, seniors/students $6, SCFS members $5, under 6 free. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Jan 23-May 22International Folk Dancing - Fun for people of all ages! Join the South Coast Folk Society every 4th Friday (Sept – May). Part of the evening will include teaching and the rest will be request dancing. Learn a Serbia kolo, a Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora! No partners needed. Dances are active; dress comfortably and wear soft-soloed shoes. Admission is $4. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Mar 09-Mar 11Realism in Watercolor with Sharon Wise - Coos Art Museum welcomes award-winning artist Sharon Wise for an intensive 3-day “Realism in Watercolor” Workshop. A master at capturing light, Sharon will share how to convey reflected and refracted colors and highlights. 267-3901
Mar 13-Mar 15Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival - Nearly a dozen bands from surrounding states and Canada play America`s original music: Dixieland, Big Band, Jump & Jive, Rock & Roll, Zydeco, Blues and Doo-wop. www.ClamBakeJazz.org541-756-8800
Apr 01-May 06Basics of Drawing with Allen (Tony) Adams - Come learn from one of the area’s premier realist artists, Allen (Tony) Adams. The instructor’s qualifications include time spent as a screen cartoonist at Walt Disney Studios and 30 years as an illustrator and graphic designer at General Dynamics Corp. 267-3901
Apr 12Coos County Community Concert Association: Rob Verdi www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Apr 17-May 22The Basics of Cartoon Art with Allen (Tony) Adams - Come learn from one of the area’s premier realist artists, Allen (Tony) Adams. The instructor’s qualifications include time spent as a screen cartoonist at Walt Disney Studios and 30 years as an illustrator and graphic designer at General Dynamics Corp. 267-3901
May 02South Coast Celtic Fest
May 02-May 11Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 17Coos County Community Concert Association: Umi Garrett www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Feb 14Charleston Crab Feed - Fresh Dungeness Crab Dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes,bread, beverage and cake. Projected dinner prices are $17 for whole crab dinner and $13 for half crab dinner but market dictates final price. Pricing will be updated as event approaches. Old Charleston School House on Seven Devils Road. All proceeds help support the Charleston Visitor Center. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Feb 14Wine Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-0146
Apr 25Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed - You don’t want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s Bounty! www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Mar 17Bandon Showcase: Comedy Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and Irish Comedian George Casey www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Mar 20-Mar 29Sprague Community Theater: Clueless in the Ballroom - A Classically Classic Whodunit In Which Murder Is Afoot By Rebeca Jones. The setting is in the town of New Safe Haven, in the Foote mansion. The story is a farcical mix of Clue, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, with various other nods to books, movies, and the like. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Apr 25Bandon Rotary's Wine and Cheese Extravaganza - Delectable appetizers and drinks, all for a good cause at this fundraiser at The Barn. www.bandonrotary.org541-290-9989
May 10-May 12Sprague Community Theater: Alice in Wonderland by MarLo Dance Studio - www.marlodance.com541-347-4616
May 13Bandon Showcase: Anthony Kearns - Anthony Kearns is founding member of The Irish Tenors, among PBS’s largest grossing presentations, and one of Ireland’s most prestigious touring groups. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Jul 10-Jul 19Sprague Community Theater: Peter Pan & the Neverland Crystal - Wendy no longer is that playmate who flies with Peter to Neverland. Their worlds are changing and their adventures are coming to an end. It is time for Wendy to fly beside another, someone to care for her … to the end. Wendy realizes that she is mortal and that Peter will forever be a boy. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5. Ticket Outlets: Bandon True Value and Radio Shack(541)347-2506 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Jun 20Tour de Fronds - Tour de Fronds, a cycling event, June 20, 2015. 7 rides available 30 to 117 miles on low-traffic roads. Cost: $35-$55 covers breakfast, snacks, and a post-ride meal. Sponsor: Powers Lions Club. Permit: US Forest Service, Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Port Orford
Feb 07Crab Feeb - Tickets (21+ Only)
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours
Gold Beach
Feb 01-Apr 30Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. www.goldbeach.org800-525-2334
Feb 13-Feb 14South 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.
Mar 28Rogue River Rampage Mud Run/Walk www.rogueriverrampage.com541-247-0923
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
May 23Whale of a Wine Fest www.goldbeachchamber.com541-247-0923
Pistol River
Feb 14Pistol River Concert Association: Mark Graham with Lauren Sheehan www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Mar 07Pistol River Concert Association: Jeff Scroggins and Colorado - Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans worldwide, and have left many a first time listener in stunned disbelief! It also features the award winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins. Tristan is also an accomplished songwriter, and his and Jeff’s original instrumentals play a large role in the band’s unique and energetic sound. The band also features incredible bluegrass vocals, led by the powerful voice of front man Greg Blake.Annie Savage brings to the group strong vocals and an aggressive fiddle style that is well suited to the band’s high energy approach. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 09Pistol River Concert Association: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen - With influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Feb 06-Feb 15Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Sparrow - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Feb 13-Mar 01Chetco Playhouse: Play On - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Feb 14-Feb 15Winter 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
Mar 05-Mar 14Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Three Little Pigs Out West www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Apr 10-Apr 26Chetco Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
May 15-May 31Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Mary Poppins www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 22-May 24Party at the Port - Event features live bands, a beer garden, and a host of other May Day celebrations. www.port-brookings-harbor.com800-535-9469
May 22-May 25Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more. www.brookingsharborchamber.com541-469-3181
Jun 12-Jun 28Chetco Playhouse: Logger’s Rhapsody www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jun 19-Jun 20Wild Rogue Relay
Jun 19-Jun 28Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 18-Jul 19Southern Oregon Kite Festival - Festival brings the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike. Vendors and artists set up their booths to provide great eats, treats, knick knacks and crafts.
Jul 31-Aug 09Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Aug 01Festival of Art in Stout Park - A juried show of original art and handcrafted items. Plein air artists at work, activities for children, food court, music. Stout Park - park setting surrounding Manley Art Center. One block off Highway 101 on Oak Street. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. www.wildriverscoastart.com541-469-1807
Aug 07-Aug 09Pirates of the Pacific Festival - Re-enactors provide cannon fire and sword play, magicians, jugglers, children’s events, old salty sea dog tunes, pirate shanties, merchants, and more! 541-251-4422
Aug 07-Aug 16Chetco Playhouse: Annie Junior www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Sep 04-Sep 06Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218
Sep 11-Sep 20Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sex Please, We're 60 - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Sep 18-Oct 04Chetco Playhouse: Addam’s Family - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Oct 09-Oct 18Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Groovy www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Nov 12-Nov 21Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sleeping Beauty - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
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



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