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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Dec 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks at midnight over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. Midnight.
Jan 14Crab 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 21-Jan 22Windless 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. www.kitefestival.com360-642-4020
Jan 27-Feb 07Asian 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
Dec 12Holidays at the Jetty - Celebrate the holiday season with the Long Beach Peninsula’s premier brewer.
Jul 29-Oct 02Memories of Megler - Exhibit - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, “Memories of Megler” is a special exhibit exploring the history of Megler and its transition from the era of steamboats and ferries to the modern bridge. http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.com360-642-3446
Oct 21-Dec 03Tabletop Tourism: Picturing America - A private collection of over 30 vintage state tablecloths, “Tabletop Tourism” is a special exhibit reliving those auto touring days when gas mileage was low and truck stops, roadside attractions and souvenir shops were plentiful. http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-3446
Dec 03Saturday 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.
Dec 03Crab Pot Christmas Tree - Get into the spirit of the holiday season with the lighting of the "World's Tallest Crab Pot Christmas Tree", and sing along to some very "crabby" Christmas carols. 5:00 p.m.
Dec 10Saturday 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.
Dec 10Tuba Christmas - Annual performance of holiday music at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum by an Astoria, OR., tuba band. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-2400
Dec 10Tuba Christmas - Free Tuba Christmas concert featuring the Astoria Tuba Quartet, Dec 10th at 2pm, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Enjoy a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements and a polka or two at this family-friendly event! http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-3446
Dec 10-Mar 11Memories of Megler - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, “Memories of Megler” is a special exhibit exploring the history of Megler and its transition from the era of steamboats and ferries to the modern bridge. http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-3446
Dec 11Watermusic Festival Christmas Concert - This annual event is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy fabulous live music, festive holiday treats and beverages. 360-642-2400
Dec 17Saturday 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.
Mar 17-Mar 19Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition - Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition hosted by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA. With more than 100 quilts on display in three galleries, the show exhibits work from some of the area’s most talented fabric artists. Admission is free. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum360-642-3446
Dec 10-Dec 11Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House - Some of the Peninsula’s finest bed and breakfast open their doors to the public during this wonderful holiday event. Enjoy sweet treats and tour local inns decked out in holiday finery. Charitable donations of non-perishable food accepted.

Northern California
Crescent City
Dec 02-Dec 04Holiday 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 04Curry/Del Norte Orchestra Concert - www.delnorte.org707-487-5760
Dec 06-Dec 07North Coast Chorale & North Coast Youth Choir Christmas Concert
Dec 08-Dec 1147th Annual Singing Christmas Tree - Enjoy this Crescent City tradition. “Season of Joy – A Celtic Christmas” performances are 7:00pm Thursday – Sunday, plus an 11:00am show on Sunday, December 11th. Free admission. www.delnorte.org707-464-9501
Dec 09-Dec 10Madrigal 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. www.delnorte.org707-464-0272
Jan 06Live from Downtown – It’s First Fridays! -
Feb 03Live from Downtown – It’s First Fridays! -
Feb 11DNCCA Concert Series: Solas - DNACA presents this company at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G Street, Crescent City, at 7:30pm. Established in 1993, this company is known for their athleticism, humor & range of emotions. Iindividual tickets are $20 for general admission or $12 for students. www.delnorte.org707-464-1336
Feb 23-Feb 25Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery Steelhead Derby www.rowdycreek.com707-487-3443
Mar 05“Music in the Redwoods" Concert Series: pianist Alina Kiryayeva - This Russian pianist will provide an enjoyable show. Admission is by $45 season pass or $20 single ticket; children & students with ID are free. www.delnorte.org707-951-3102
Mar 17DNCCA Concert Series: Women of the World: A Cappella Quartet - DNACA presents this company at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G Street, Crescent City, at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are $20 for general admission or $12 for students. www.delnorte.org707-464-1336

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 10-Feb 20Quilt 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 02-Dec 04Starving Artist Faire www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Dec 02-Dec 18Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Scrooged in Astoria - December 2nd -4, 9-11 & 16-18. Show times Fridays – Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 2 pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Dec 17North Coast Symphonic Band Holiday Concerts www.northcoastsymphonicband.org503-325-5922 x 55
Feb 18Festival 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 24-Feb 26FisherPoets 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
Nov 26-Dec 17Seaside Museum's Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage - Held each Saturday at the museum from 1-4 pm. Savor fresh gingerbread cake or cookies served with tea, cider, or hot chocolate. Live music. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Feb 11-Feb 12A 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
Feb 23-Feb 26Seaside 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 17-Mar 18Pouring 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
Jun 01-Dec 31Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: The USS Shark and How Cannon Beach got its Name - The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be opening a new exhibit in June featuring the tale of Cannon Beach's infamous cannon and how the town got its name. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Oct 01-Dec 31Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: From the Vault Exhibit www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Nov 18-Dec 23Coaster Theatre: It's A Wonderful Life - The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams of escape and adventure only to have them quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him – what the world would have been like had he never been born and that his life has been, after all, a wonderful life. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 18-Dec 28Haystack Holidays - Come celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach! www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Dec 28Coaster Theater: Holiday Concert with The Coats - Pacific Northwest premier a cappella band The Coats brings their intensely arranged yet hilarious and interactive performance, which seamlessly combines music and comedy to the Coaster Theater at 7pm. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Jan 11The World of Haystack Rock: The Precipitous Loss of China's Coastal Wetlands and Impacts to Migratory Birds - 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 7:30 at the Cannon Beach Library. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Jan 20Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: John Stowell Jazz Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 01-Sep 30Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: The Long Road Home - A seasonal exhibit exploring the historic roads and transportation system of the Oregon coast. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 09Cannon Beach History Center: Stone Soup--How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community with Jennifer Roberts - In this conversation, writer and independent scholar Jennifer Roberts introduces historical and current recipes and asks, How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? By sharing our own assumptions and memories we will examine how recipes can help us connect and create communities across distance, and culture. Participants are encouraged to bring any treasured recipes they’d like to share with the group. These recipes may end up in a story-based collection compiled throughout this Conversation Project program. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 24Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Stomptowners Celtic Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 24-Feb 27Cannon 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.
Mar 03-Apr 15Coaster Theatre: The Mousetrap - A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Mar 09-Mar 12Savor 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. www.savorcannonbeach.com888-609-6051
May 05-May 28Coaster Theatre: Barefoot in the Park - Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy about a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone, by Neil Simon. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 16-Sep 02Coaster Theatre: Steel Magnolias www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Sep 22-Oct 28Coaster Theatre: Blithe Spirit - Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 17-Dec 23Coaster Theatre: A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge expresses his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Dec 03Manzanita Writers' Series: Floyd Skloot - Cloud & Leaf Book Store Presents Floyd Skloot reading from his new novel: The Phantom of Thomas Hardy
Rockaway Beach
Dec 10Santa at the Station - Barry Mammano Fire Hall. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Dec 03-Dec 11Oregon 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. www.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
Mar 11-Mar 12Crab 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? www.VisitGaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Dec 02-Dec 17The Barn Community Playhouse: Dear Santa - "Dear Santa" is composed of a number of short scenes that range from the hilarious to the touching. Santa and his helpers shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding him, including why you don't always get the gift you ask for, how Santa delivers all those gifts in one night, how he finds children spending Christmas away from home, and how his power transcends the boundaries of race, gender and religion. In the end, it is the faith of the many that sustains Santa. Admission: $15 for adults, ages 12 and under $10, Family of four $40. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
Dec 03-Dec 11Tillamook County Pioneer Museum’s Festival of Trees - Gala Reception December 9 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Feb 17-Mar 05The Barn Community Playhouse: A Sting in the Tale - Two once successful crime writing playwrights are writing a block buster to pay off their mounting debts, or are they fulfilling their full potential by plotting the perfect murder? The nagging wife is the ideal victim, especially as she is heavily insured. It all seems plausible until their secretary is mistakenly killed and a stagestruck detective appears on the scene. Admission: $15 for adults, ages 12 and under $10. Family of four $40. www.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. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Dec 03St. Joseph's Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar - Open at St. Joseph's Church from 9 am to 4 pm. Now in its 57th year, visitors can browse a variety of handmade gift and raffle items. Sample homemade rolls, baked goods, and the polish dogs with sauerkraut. 503-392-3834
Dec 03Hollydaze Bazaar - At the Nestucca Valley Elementary School from 9am to 4pm. nvsdpie@gmail.com
Pacific City
Dec 03-Dec 04Kiawanda Christmas Bazaar www.kiawanda.com503-965-7900
Feb 11Your Art's Desire - 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
Jan 22Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Enso 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
Feb 26Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Borealis Wind Quintet - 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 26Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Adaskin String Trio with Thomas Gallant - 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 09Neskowin Chamber Music Series: pianist Albert Kim - 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 07Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Hermitage 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. For tickets, contact Neskowin Chamber Music, or purchase tickets at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Lincoln City
Oct 15-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.
Dec 03Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden - Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. www.conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
Dec 13Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Sound of Nature, Sound of Art III - The LCCC is proud to present this third annual collaboration of art, music and the natural world, inspired by the 42nd anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. The Three Centuries Ensemble will play works inspired by nature, while artists respond in real time. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Dec 27-Jan 21Theatre West: The Sunshine Boys - Al and Willie as "Lewis and Clark" were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. Shows Thurs–Sat. Adults $14, Students and Seniors (over 60) $9 and Children under 12 $9. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Dec 31Lincoln City Cultural Center: New Year's Eve with the Lincoln Pops - Say farewell to 2016 in fine fashion, with the 25-piece Lincoln Pops Orchestra. Admission ($45 each/$80 couples) includes appetizers, favors and a champagne toast, plus some of the best Big Band dance music around. Seating is limited. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jan 07Sitka Center: Artist-in-Residence Show & Tell - Outgoing resident artists will share the work they have been creating since their arrival. Presentations begin at 1 PM in the Boyden Studio, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis. Free. www.sitkacenter.org541-994-5485
Jan 14-Jan 15Artistry In Wood Show & Sale - 25th 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 20-Jan 21Chinook Winds Casino: Bill Engvall - Reserved Seating Tickets: $45 – $60. Must be 16 or older to attend. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Jan 25Sitka Center: Artist-in-Residence Show & Tell - Incoming resident artists will share their work and their reasons for coming to Sitka. Presentations begin at 6 PM in the Boyden Studio, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis. Free. www.sitkacenter.org541-994-5485
Jan 28Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Cost: Free, with small sample size portions available for small fee. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Feb 04Winterfest - Presented by the Siletz Bay Music Festival at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 North Highway 101. SBMF’s annual fund-raiser, auction and dinner with live entertainment by 3 Leg Torso.
Feb 11-Feb 20Antique Week
Mar 02-Mar 25Theatre West: The Dinner Party - Here is a decidedly French dinner party served up in a chaotic mode that only a master of comedy could create. Five people are invited to dine at a first rate restaurant in Paris. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. Shows Thurs–Sat. Adults $14, Students and Seniors (over 60) $9 and Children under 12 $9. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Depoe Bay
Dec 10A 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 02-Dec 04Holiday House Christmas Craft Show - Celebrating 36 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 02-Dec 04Holiday House Christmas Craft Show - Celebrating 36 years of unique Christmas crafts! Holiday House Sale has homemade breads & treats, Christmas decor, wreaths, soaps, jewelry & more. Don't forget the Santa's, Angels, Snowmen & Ornaments too! Yaquina Bay Yacht Club (750 SE Bay Blvd)
Dec 02-Dec 31Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea of Lights - Kick-off weekend Dec 2-3 features special activities from 6:30-9:30 pm. The lights are on every Friday and Saturday from 5-8 pm after that until Dec 31. www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 03Yaquina 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 03-Dec 04Performing Arts Center: Handel’s Messiah - The Central Coast Chorale and the Newport Symphony orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah at the Performing Arts Center in Newport. This concert with also feature the Willamette Master Chorus. The combined choir of eighty voices will perform ten of the oratorio’s choruses most closely associated with the Christmas season and soloists from the Master Chorus will perform selected arias. www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Dec 09-Dec 18Newport Performing Arts Center: Art by Yasmina Reza - Three friends - one painting. What happens next. 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Admission $15 www.coastarts.org541-265-2787
Dec 11Newport First Presbyterian Church: Central Coast Chorale presents 'Wishes and Candles' - The Central Coast Chorale will perform our annual “Wishes and Candles” holiday concert on December 11th at Newport First Presbyterian Church. This year’s concert will include Vivaldi’s famous Gloria in D Major, Franz Biebl’s gorgeous setting of Ave Maria Angelus Domini and a selection of holiday choral favorites. The Chorale’s small group, Women of Note, will also perform at the “Wishes and Candles” concert. 541-563-6830
Dec 26-Dec 31Whale Watch Week at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Daily marine mammal presentations during Whale Watch Week Dec. 26th-31st. The presentations will be at 1:30pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
Jan 28Hearts for Horses Benefit - 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
Jan 28-Jan 29Performing Arts Center: Newport Symphony Orchestra with conductor Adam Flatt www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Feb 11Fossil Fest at Hatfield Marine Science Center -
Feb 18-Feb 19Performing Arts Center: Newport Symphony Orchestra with conductor with David Ogden Stiers www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Feb 23-Feb 26Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. www.seafoodandwine.com541-265-8801
Mar 25-Mar 26Performing Arts Center: Newport Symphony Orchestra with pianist Alexander Schimpf www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Dec 03Toledo Hometown Holidays - Family fun day to celebrate the holidays, with Santa, kids activities, throughout Main Street,Christmas tree lighting, carolers and cookies and hot chocolate too www.toledooregon.org541-336-3183
Dec 10Christmas In Waldport & Candlelite Bridge Walk - Another favorite event held at the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center.This festive get together features a fresh cut 30ft Christmas Tree at the South end of the bridge. Lions Club prepare and serve hot dogs. Santa comes at 5pm to hear the kids must-have wishes. Live Holiday music. A decorated Dog Parade. A Candle Light Bridge Walk and hot chocolate, or cider and cookies after the walk. ww.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Dec 02-Dec 04Yachats Ladies Club 89th Annual Christmas Bazaar - 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. Open Friday Noon - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm (lunch offered 11 am - 2 pm), Sunday 10 am - 3 pm (no lunch available) at the YLC Clubhouse, 286 W 3rd St. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Dec 03Breakfast with Santa - Santa comes to the Lions Hall with a ho ho ho and twinkle in his eye to see who's been naughty or nice. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, choice of ham or sausage, milk, tea, or coffee. Crafts and presents for kids, photos with Santa and more! Tickets at the door: $7 Individuals / $15 Families. Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac, 9am-11am. 541-547-5171
Dec 10Pacific Wind Ensemble: Holiday Concert - This is an annual concert of the Pacific Wind Ensemble. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St, Saturday 2-4 pm, admission is $5. Contributions to Lincoln County Food Share are welcome. www.yachats.org541-563-7642
Dec 10Winter Celebration Opening with the Sweet Adelines - Begins with an official declaration of the opening of Yachats Winter Celebration followed by a brief talk by Mary Claire Crook about winter celebrations around the world. Little Log Church, W 3rd & Pontiac starting at 7pm.. The Opening Ceremony is followed by a performance by the Sweet Adelines at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse with refreshements provided by the Yachats Ladies Club.
Dec 10-Dec 18Heceta 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 $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. The lightstation is located 14 miles south of Yachats. Open December 10-11 and 17-18, 4-7pm. 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. www.yachats.org541-547-3640
Jan 14-Jan 15Agate Festival - The village gem invites you to the 6th 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
Jan 28Lion'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 10-Mar 12Gems of the Ocean Arts 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 between December 15 and January 15. The theme of the inaugural show in March will be Gems of the Ocean.
Mar 25-Mar 26Original 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
Dec 02-Dec 04Holly Jolly Follies - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 09-Dec 11The Book of Esther a rock gospel ballet   - Ballet Fantastique's powerful, vibrant evocation of a bravehearted heroine whose faith and beauty cut through an ancient world of danger and intrigue. With the UO Gospel Singers live on stage, and Music Director Andiel Brown as Mordecai.
Dec 14Jazz Kings Christmas Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jan 14-Jan 15Winter Music Festival - Music, artisan fair, and pie-baking contest make this the perfect winter event. www.winterfolkfestival.org541-997-1994
Jan 21Florence Events Center: SEA Presents Joe Trio www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 02Florence Events Center: Eugene Ballet presents A Midsummer's Nights Dream - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 04Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share from 4-7pm. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased before 1/25/17. For more details contact Bob MacDuffee. www.florencefoodshare.org541.997.9599
Feb 26Florence Events Center: SEA presents Bria Skonberg - New Orleans Jazz & Dancing www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 24Florence Events Center: SEA presents Piano Caméléons: Dueling Grand Pianos www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 02-Dec 03Holiday Bazaar - The Reedsport Holiday Bazaar will be held Friday, 12/02/16 from 4 pm-8pm and Saturday, 12/03/16 from 10am to 5pm. The Holiday Bazaar will feature handcrafted, homemade, art and crafts, food, raffles, collectables, and gifts.
North Bend
Jan 13-Dec 14Reading Wednesdays - Reading Wednesdays will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month throughout 2016 at the North Bend Library. www.northbendlibrary.org541-756-0400
Jan 16-Dec 17Inside the Lines-A Coloring Club for Grown-Ups - Have fun with this new trend in adult relaxation and mindfulness. Coloring pages are provided. North Bend Public Library www.northbendlibrary.org541-756-0400
Dec 02-Dec 04Christmas Opry www.thelibertytheater.org541-756-4336
Dec 09-Dec 18A Christmas Carol Old Time Radio www.thelibertytheater.org541-756-4336
Dec 30-Dec 31Mill Casino New Year’s Eve Party - Join us for the best New Year's party on the Southern Oregon Coast! New Year's Eve Buffet, Live Music, Done Deal in Warehouse 101 from 9pm – 1am (no cover, space is limited). www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Feb 04Burns' Night Celebration & Dinner - Coastal Celtic Society's 15th annual Burns' Night, providing an outstanding evening of food and entertainment. Features the traditional celebration of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, including bagpipes, presentation of the haggis, Burns' songs and poetry and much more. Tickets are $35 and on sale at the KoKwel Gift Shop at the Mill Casino. www.themillcasino.com541-266-8989
Mar 10-Mar 12South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival - Great music that ranges from traditional jazz to swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco www.clambakejazz.com800-953-4800 ext 9
Coos Bay
Dec 1042nd 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 to the Egyptian Theater open at 11am. 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. www.occi.net541-888-7189
Jan 22-Feb 24International 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. For more information or directions to Greenacres Grange, call Stacy www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Feb 18Coos County Community Concert Association: Jason Coleman www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Mar 11Coos County Community Concert Association: Alina Kiryayeva www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Apr 01Coos County Community Concert Association: Cherish the Ladies www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Nov 24-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 28-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 11Charleston “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 11Wine & Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-0146
Dec 03Christmas Tour of Homes - Visit and enjoy Coquille's historic homes as they show off for the holidays. www.coquillechamber.net541-396-2579
Dec 03Eagles Craft Fair www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Dec 03Christmas Lights Parade - Lighted parade, visits with Santa, and refreshments! coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Apr 29-Dec 17Old 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
Dec 10-Dec 18Sprague Community Theater: The Nutcracker - The MarLo Dance Studio presentation of "The Nutcracker" features dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes, all dancing to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score at the Sprague Theater, in Bandon. This Christmas classic tells the story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure. Lavish scenery and costumes makes this ballet a family favorite. www.marlodance.com541-347-4616
Feb 14Bandon Showcase: Artrageous - Interactive art and music experience. Giant artworks jump to life with amazing speed unveiling larger than life icons and masterpieces in just moments, all the while there is constant activity on stage, attracting your attention and delighting your senses with energy, spirit and action. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
Feb 17-Feb 19Gorse Blossom Festival - Bandon host's it's first-ever Gorse Blossom Festival in February! Friday, see the films of the Oregon Coast Film Festival, and have dinner with one of three winemakers, hosted at Bandon's fine restaurants. Saturday, the gate opens at the wine, beer and seafood festival grounds, where 50 vendors provide delectable food and drink for festival guests. Sunday, Bandon hosts it's Sunday Fun Run - where every step brings you closer to that hair-of-the dog. Mid-day, come back to the festival venue for a Crab and Seafood feed, where select vendors will be on-hand to serve up drinks while you eat Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab, seafood, and breads. www.gorseblossomfest.com541-347-9616
Mar 04Bite 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 16Bandon Showcase: Women of the World - Women of the World is a microcosm of the world; bringing women musicians from across the globe onto a common platform to collaborate and create. Not only sharing of music, but also exploring and celebrating the differences in ideologies, and cultural tenets that exist in the daily lives of women all over the world. With a repertoire of music spanning 27 languages, Women of the World continues to serve as cultural ambassadors of peace and unity. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
May 25Bandon Showcase: pianist Mike Strickland - MIKE STRICKLAND, Pianist, is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His music outreach, mentoring programs, and masterclasses are always enjoyed by up and coming artists in the communities where he concertizes. Mike's unique and colorful programming of his concerts is always a hit with audiences. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-4341
Port Orford
Dec 17-Dec 26Christmas at the Cape: Hughes House Victorian Holiday - Hughes House open and decorated with Victorian holiday theme and Cape Blanco Lighthouse open to the public. Theme this year at the Hughes House is “Dairy Farm Christmas”. www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com541-332-0521
Gold Beach
Dec 09-Dec 11Rogue Playhouse: Musical Variety Show541-247-4382
Jan 28Rogue Playhouse: pianist Michele Goritz-Berlant541-247-4382
Feb 01-Apr 30Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. www.goldbeach.org541-247-7526
Feb 17-Feb 18South 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.
Feb 24-Feb 26Rogue Playhouse: Tribute to Patsy Cline541-247-4382
Pistol River
Jan 14Pistol River Concert Association: Dirty Cello - Blues and bluegrass. All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Feb 17Pistol River Concert Association: Rita Hosking - Country-Folk. All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Mar 11Pistol River Concert Association: Stumptown Swing - Portlands #1 swing dance party band! All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Apr 08Pistol River Concert Association: MBRASCATU - Indie rock. All shows take place at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 14-Dec 28Brookings-Harbor Farmers Market - Open year-round Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10-3. Plenty of fresh produce! The market is located on a 3 acre site 1 mile south of the Grange at 15786 South Hwy 101 Harbor (just south of Petroli Road and just north of the Town and Country Animal Clinic).
Nov 25-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. www.naturescoastalholiday.com541-941-7760
Dec 02-Dec 03Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: A Christmas Carol www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 08-Dec 17Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: James and the Giant Peach www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 09-Dec 18Chetco Playhouse: My Three Angels www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Dec 10Santa'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 08Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Trio 180 www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
Jan 28Southern 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 11-Feb 12Winter 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
Feb 26Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Jasper Quartet www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
Mar 26Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Akropolis Reed Quintet www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
Apr 23Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: violinists Nikki and Timothy Chooi www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625
May 21Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music: Alexander Tutunov & piano students www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org541-469-7625


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