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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Nov 28-Nov 30Holidays at the Beach - Three-day weekend of free activities! Friday the Neptune Theater (809 Ocean Beach Blvd S) hosts free pajama party showing of ‘The Polar Express’ with Mrs. Claus and the Railroad Conductor! Saturday: free magic and crafts with Mrs. Claus and free picture with Santa. Sunday: Frosty the Snowman’s Birthday Party. Saturday & Sunday's activities at The Big Tent, Pacific Ave S & 3rd St SE. 800-451-2542
Dec 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jan 17Crab Feed - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters will be holding their Annual Crab Feed dinner to support Ilwaco HS Athletics at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Hwy North, in downtown Long Beach from 12PM-8PM. One-Crab dinner is $15 and two crab is $25. Dinner includes coleslaw & French bread. Hot dogs for $3 available for children. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jan 17-Jan 18Windless Kite Festival - Come and experience the elegant flight of Windless Kite Festival Indoor Kite Fly! This kite flying ‘recital’ involves indoor kite flying with no fans to move the air. There are solos, duets and group performances of two and four line kites choreographed air routines to music. ‘Hot Trick Shoot Out’ matches pairs of flyers for comic capers and tricky maneuvers. www.worldkitemuseum.com360-642-4020
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-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
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
Dec 06Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree - Boat parade from Port of Ilwaco to Cape Disappointment and back. Parade follows after the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, weather permitting. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Dec 13Tuba Christmas - Free Tuba Christmas concert featuring the Astoria Tuba Quartet, Dec 13th 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.com360-642-3446
Dec 15Tuba Christmas - The Astoria Tuba Quartet performs the sound of the holiday season in an afternoon concert. www.watermusicfestival.com800-451-2542
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
Nov 28-Nov 29Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour - Peninsula Arts Association invites visitors into local artists’ studios to meet the artists and find one of a kind mementos, home decor, beautiful jewelry and unique creations. 360-665-6041
Dec 13-Dec 14Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House - Some of the Peninsula’s finest Bed and Breakfast Inns beckon you to join in the holiday festivities at their annual holiday open house. Enjoy sweet treats and tour these inns, decked out in their holiday finery. Charitable donations of non-perishable food accepted and distributed to local food bank. 800-451-2542

Northern California
Crescent City
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday 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 12-Dec 13Madrigal Dinners - The Del Norte High School Madrigal Choir presents this annual holiday favorite. Come and be transported back 400 years to the time when lords made courtly love to their ladies. This is the one time each year that the lords and ladies mix with the “peasants”. Watch out! If your table transgresses any of the Rules, you might be asked to sing a carol! Enjoy a catered meal while being entertained by the lords and ladies of the Madrigal Choir, then sit back and enjoy a short concert. There are three shows: Friday & Saturday at 6:00pm ($30 per person) and a Saturday noon matinee ($25 per person). Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November, 25th, at Del Norte Office Supply. You must know your dinner choice (chicken, beef or vegetarian) when purchasing your tickets. 707-464-0272
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

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 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
Jun 01Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic peoplescoastarthritisbikeclassic.kintera541-265-9917
Nov 28Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights - Held at Astoria High School at 7 pm. Live music, traditional Scandinavian dancing and the traditional Lucia procession. Afterwards, refreshments served by the Finnish lodge. www.astoriascanfest.com503-325-6136
Dec 05-Dec 07Starving Artist Faire www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Dec 05-Dec 21Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Scrooged in Astoria - Thurs. – to Sat. @7:00pm & Sun.@2:00pm www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Dec 06-Dec 07The Nutcracker - A holiday tradition, presented by the Maddox Dancers. www.maddoxdancers.com503-861-1971
Dec 13-Dec 30Flavel House Museum Plum Pudding and Tea - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cup of tea and traditional holiday plum pudding in the festively decorated historic Flavel House Museum. Cost per person is $12 and includes fresh, warm plum pudding, a cup of tea and self-guided tour. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Dec 15Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Flavel House Museum - Visitors have an opportunity to see the decorated Flavel House Museum and be treated to holiday music, crafts, games, and stories for the kids. Everyone will enjoy the cookies and hot chocolate. Mom and Dad don't forget your camera to capture that photo of your little one on Santa's lap. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
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 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
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
Nov 28Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting - Seaside's Parade of Lights features Santa and a whole parade of lighted floats. The route begins at Seaside Convention Center and travels along Holladay and Broadway. Immediately following the parade, the Community Christmas Tree is lit and the public is invited to sing carols and sip hot cider. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Nov 28-Nov 30Yuletide in Seaside: Holiday Gift Fair - The Seaside Chamber Holiday Gift Fair includes hand-crafted items at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. Santa will be on hand for photos. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Nov 29-Dec 20Seaside Museum's Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage - Held each Saturday at the museum from 1-4 pm. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Dec 05-Dec 07Festival of Trees - Providence Seaside Hospital hosts their annual fundraiser gala for the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation. www.providence.org503-717-7601
Dec 12Yuletide in Seaside: Tour of Lights - Take a tour of Christmas lights all around Seaside, including the Holiday Lighting Contest winners. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
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
Cannon Beach
Nov 14-Dec 27Coaster Theatre: Beauty and the Beast - Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus a few new songs written especially for the Broadway musical. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 15-Dec 22Haystack Holidays - Come celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach! www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Jan 02Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: January Jazz Concert - World-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell will ring in the New Year at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Stowell began his career in the early 1970’s with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. He is an internationally renowned performer who has been welcomed to Australia and all over Europe. He was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
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 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
Nov 22-Dec 27Manzanita Film Series - Once a month at Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. $5 admission charge. Refreshments available for purchase. www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Rockaway Beach
Nov 28-Nov 29Holiday Gift Fair www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Apr 01-Nov 30Garibaldi Museum Open for the Season - The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
Dec 06-Dec 14Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express - Twinkling lights and trees, visits with Santa, and treats on this 1 hour round trip. Three daily trips offered on weekends. www.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
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
Bay City
Jan 18Pancake Breakfast - Join the BCAC for an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on 3rd Sunday of every month. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, veggie sausage, and Charlie's famous baked beans! This is a family friendly event where you can enjoy great food, and the company of friends. Adults: $5, Children: $2.50
Jan 24Beach Clean Up - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually where hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome; head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. Free chowder included! www.ourbeach.org360-642-0033
Nov 28-Nov 30Tillamook Forest Center: Holiday Wreath Making - Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. all materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$12 wreaths & $3 cone bird feeders]. Registration is required and the deadline is Nov 23. 503-815-6800
Dec 12 Festival of Trees Gala and Silent Auction at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
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
Jan 24Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: Adam Davis, "What We Want from the Wild" - Oregon humanities Conversation Project with Adam Davis, "What We Want from the Wild" at 1 pm. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
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
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
Jan 11Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Carpe Diem String Quartet - One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, and has become one of America's premiere “indie” string quartets, without sacrificing its commitment to the traditional quartet repertoire. 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
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
Jan 01-Dec 31Cascade Head Scenic Research Act 40th Celebration - Forty years ago, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Act was passed by Congress. This designation set aside a 9,670-acre area, along the Salmon River near Lincoln City, for scientific long-term study.
Jun 10-Dec 15North Lincoln County Historical Museum Exhibit: "Coastal Curiosities" - Explore the odd and curious on the Oregon Coast.541-996-6614
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.
Nov 28Community Tree Lighting Celebration at Lincoln City Cultural Center www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Nov 28-Nov 2911th Hour Santa Holiday Fair - The Fair takes place on Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 10-4, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Admission and parking are free. Events on Friday include 35 exhibitors with high quality arts & crafts, food vendors, visit with real live reindeer, kids make & take crafts, juggling, face painting, free balloons, caroling, Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, free refreshments and visits with Santa. Saturday the fun continues with the craft exhibitors offering craft demonstrations and free samples of the gourmet food; face painting and make & take crafts for the kids, free balloons, food vendors, more music and surprises. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-2930
Dec 05-Dec 06Chinook Winds Casino Resort: Beach Boys www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN-ACT
Dec 06Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden - www.conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
Dec 27-Dec 28Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Dec 27-Jan 17Theatre West: Sorry, Wrong Chimney - Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Jan 17-Jan 18Coastal Carvers Artistry in Wood Show - Takes place at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Experience the wonderful world of woodcarving. Carvings on display, classes and talks. All ages. FREE.
Jan 18-Jan 19Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
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
Mar 05-Mar 28Theatre West: Social Security - www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
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
Depoe Bay
Dec 06A Whale of a Christmas - Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Join us for this truly magical event. Location: Whale Center. Cost: Free www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Nov 21-Dec 07Newport Performing Arts Center: Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" www.coastarts.org541-265-2787
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday House Christmas Craft Show - Holiday House has items that are homemade and juried. Includes Homemade Jams,candies, cookies,breads all freshly baked. Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliquéd sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, items with sea themes, jewelry, toys, aprons, tea towels,photography, Santa’s, angles, snowmen and ornaments galore!Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-3. At the site of the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club 750 SE Bay Blvd Next to Englund Marine Supply on the Bay Front. 541-270-2256
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday House Christmas Craft show - Holiday House has Homemade everything, all freshly baked!! Wall hangings, table runners,sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets, bath soaps, jewelery,toys, aprons,tea towels,photography, Santa's,Angel's,snowman ornaments galore! 541-270-2256
Dec 05-Dec 28Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea of Lights - Kick-off weekend Dec 5-7 features special activities every night from 6:30-9:30 pm. The lights are on every weekend after that from 5-8 pm. www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 06Yaquina 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 historic Bayfront. To ride on one of the boats please contact Marine Discovery Tours. www.newportchamber.org541-265-6200
Dec 16-Dec 17Newport Performing Arts Center: Pink Martini www.coastarts.org541-265-2787
Jan 10 Shark Day at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Join us for a day celebrating sharks! Explore shark themed exhibits, biofacts and films. There are over 30 species of sharks that can be found off the coast of the Pacific northwest. Make sure to be here at 1:30pm for a salmon shark necropsy
Jan 18Crab Krack for the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center - The seventh annual Crab Krack will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 18th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. This crustacean commemoration and feast raises funds for renovations at the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center. www.oregoncoasthistory.org541-265-7509
Jan 24Robert Burns Supper - In celebration of friendship, Scottish culture, and the legacy of Robert Burns, the Celtic Heritage Alliance invites you to attend their 3rd Annual Robert Burns Supper as we celebrate Scotland's favorite poet in an evening of frivolity, honor and retrospect at the Shilo Inn Ballroom.
Jan 24Chocolate Classics - Chocolate competition amongst local chefs. Guests get to sample each and every chocolate dish! Oregon Coast Aquarium. 541-574-2684
Jan 24Chocolate Classics - This annual chocolate competition showcases local chefs, bakers, and chocolatiers competing for your taste buds and votes! All proceeds benefit the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program. Held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium this is a unique & tasty experience! 574-2684
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 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.
Dec 13Christmas In Waldport & Candlelite Bridge Walk - An annual tradition with pet parade, visits with Santa, and the one-of-a-kind candlelight bridge walk. ww.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Dec 06-Dec 07Yachats Ladies Club 87th 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. At YLC Clubhouse, 286 W 3rd St.541-547-3205
Dec 06-Dec 14Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House - Queen Ann style Keeper's House is decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there. Saturdays and Sundays 4 - 7 pm. www.hecetalighthouse.com541-547-3696
Dec 12Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony with the Sweet Adelines - Performance by the Sweet Adelines at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse with refreshements provided by the Yachats Ladies Club. 7:30 pm - Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Admission is Free. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Dec 14Winter Holiday Band Concert - The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, a community band of some 35 members, will be presenting its annual Winter Holiday Concert at the Yachats Commons starting at 2 PM. The program will be a mix of holiday favorites, show tunes and classical transcriptions. www.yachats.org541-547-3530
Jan 01New Year's Peace Walk - Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button.541-547-3640
Jan 17-Jan 18Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show - The village gem invites you to the 4th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend features 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 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 13Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert
Dec 05-Dec 07Florence Nativity Festival - 9th annual Florence Nativity Festival is December 5th, 6th, and 7th of December from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day. Located at 2705 Munsel Lake Road. Event is FREE.541-997-3805
Dec 09Popovich Comedy Pet Theater - The always popular Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has a return engagement in Florence on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. This family-oriented blend of unique comedy, juggling, and the extraordinary talents of everything from rats to ducks will be on stage at the Florence Events Center. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage by performing a variety of stunts and skits. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 19Florence Events Center: Ballet Fantastique's An American Christmas Carol www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jan 17-Jan 18Winter Folk Festival - Headliner is Tom Paxton, along with The Sugar Beets, Pretty Gritty, Larry Potts, Ventucky String Band, Deborah Henriksson, Misty Mamas, and kids' favorite Mike & Carleen McCornack. Artisan fair and pie-baking contest make this the perfect winter event. www.winterfolkfestival.org541-997-1994
Jan 23SEA presents Marie Josée Lord www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
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, 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
Apr 17SEA presents Quartetto Gelato Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 15SEA presents Eugene Symphony www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
North Bend
Mar 22-Dec 30Shipwreck! Exhibit - Shipwreck! exhibit at the Coos Historical & Maritime Center highlights the dramatic incidents and remaining physical evidence of maritime disasters along the southern Oregon coast. This exhibit includes artifacts, recent and historic images, and maps connecting local shipwrecks, lifesaving, technological advances in maritime safety, and public issues associated with wreck removal and the importance of leaving wrecks as found. www.cooshistory.org541-756-6320
Nov 25-Dec 04Festival of Trees www.themillcasino.com541-269-7929
Dec 05-Dec 07Little Theater on the Bay: Christmas Opry www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Dec 31-Jan 01Mill Casino New Year’s Eve Party - Enjoy party favors, costume contest, midnight balloon drop, champagne toast & confetti! Featuring Soulpie. 21 & over. Tickets – $30. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
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
Coos Bay
Dec 05-Dec 21Dolphin Playhouse: Holiday Radio Show - Showing Friday & Saturdays at 7pm with Sunday showings at 2pm. $10 general admission, seniors/students $8. Children $5. First Saturday run is by donation.Theatre done in the syle of old-fashioned radio with live sound effects. 541-808-2611
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 Masquerade Ball 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 Ticket prices: $35 in advance or $40 at the door. OCCI is located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus (SWOCC). 541-888-7189
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 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
Nov 27-Dec 31Holiday Lights at Shore Acres - Famous for its beautiful botanical gardens, the gardens shine with more than a quarter million lights every night from 4pm-9:30pm. Besides the walk-thru display of lights, dozens of lighted sculptures, and more than two dozen Christmas trees, the Garden House features complimentary hot cider, coffee, and cookies. Choirs, carolers, and bands offer entertainment in the performance pavilion. 541-888-3732
Dec 01-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.
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
Dec 06Christmas Tour of Homes - Visit and enjoy Coquille's historic homes as they show off for the holidays. www.coquillechamber.net541-396-2579
Dec 06Christmas in Coquille www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Nov 01-Dec 13Old Town Holiday Marketplace - Fall themed produce and art, then holiday themed items starting around Thanksgiving. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Dec 06BLFF Holiday Book Sale www.bandon.cclsd.org541-347-3221
Dec 12-Dec 14Sprague Theater: The Nutcracker Ballet - On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself in a fantasy world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, and then is turned into a Prince after Marie saves his life. At the Sprague Theater, Friday and Saturday - 7:00pm, Sunday - 2:00 and 4:30pm. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-4616
Dec 13Santa Arrives by Boat - Welcome Santa as he arrives by charter vessel at the Port of Bandon Boat Launch. Stroll with Santa through Old Town, visit Bandon Merchants as he makes his way to the Marketplace to visit with kids for photos. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Dec 19-Dec 21Sprague Community Theater: Scrooge - This is a play adaptation to the Charles Dickens book "A Christmas Carol". Friday and Saturday - 7:30pm, Sunday - 2:00pm Matinee. www.thebandonplayhouse.org541-347-7426
Jan 10Bandon Showcase: Ted Vigil's John Denver Musical Tribute - Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver's music. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world's most popular music. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Mar 17Bandon Showcase: Comedy Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and Irish Comedian George Casey www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
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
Port Orford
Dec 13-Dec 26Christmas at the Cape: Hughes House Victorian Holiday - Hughes House open and decorated with Victorian holiday theme on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21, and 26 from 11am to 4pm.
Feb 07Crab Feeb - Tickets (21+ Only)
Gold Beach
Dec 05-Dec 13Rogue Theater: Christmas Musical Variety Show - The show spreads Christmas cheer with song, dance, musical instrument performance, solos, duets and group performances. There will be hot apple cider, scrumptious goodies and Christmas décor to delight the holiday theater-goer with the aromas, sights and sounds of the season. Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. www.EllensburgTheaterCompany.com541-247-4382
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.
Pistol River
Jan 10Pistol River Concert Association: Hanz Araki Trio - Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhrán player Colleen Raney to celebrate the release of a new album, titled Foreign Shore. Recently called “An Irish Music phenomenon in West Coast America” by Irish Music Magazine, Araki is known for his uncluttered and honest approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
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
Dec 01-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.brookingsharborchamber.com800-535-9469
Dec 05-Dec 14Chetco Playhouse: Rented Christmas www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Dec 06Santa's Port Stop - Santa arrives at 12 noon. This event is cherished by children of all ages and the look of pure joy is apparent when Santa arrives on the boardwalk. As Santa always does, he "Ho, Ho, Ho's" while walking up the boardwalk making way to his chair under the large white tent. The kids literally "jump" onto his lap as they tell him what he can bring them on Christmas morning. There is plenty of hot cider and cookies for all to enjoy. www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218
Jan 09-Jan 18Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jan 24Southern 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 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
May 22Azalea 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 19-Jun 20Wild Rogue Relay
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.
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
Sep 04-Sep 06Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218



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