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Long Beach Peninsula
South Bend
Aug 28-Sep 01Come and Play on Labor Day - A weekend celebrating the spirit of community - family friendly activities, competitions and games centered around the beautiful landscape of South Bend. www.willapaharbor.org/special-events800-451-2542
Ocean Park
Jun 14-Jun 15 Northwest Garlic Festival - Abandon your mouthwash and head for the coast! Sample an array of garlic-laced foods & crafts. Enjoy old cars, live music and vendor offerings. Remember, it is chic to reek--of garlic, that is! www.opwa.com 888-751-9354
Jul 04 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade - A family fun event. All are welcome to bring their own floats and join in; children are welcome to ride their bicycles in the parade. www.opwa.com888-751-9354
Aug 17Jazz and Oysters - One-day live jazz event. Delectable food, including grilled oysters, desserts and more from peninsula restaurants. www.jazzandoysters.com800-451-2542
Sep 06-Sep 07Rod Run to the End of the World - Classic car show features thousands of automobiles, from Model As to the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Main events are held at Wilson Field www.beachbarons.com 800-451-2542
Long Beach
Apr 25-Apr 27Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show - Artists compete in over 20 categories during this show and Inspired Creations features additional artwork by exhibiting artists. An art raffle of member donated work benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund & the Art Enrichment Program. www.beachartist.org 800-451-2542
May 03-May 04Loyalty Days - Longest consecutive loyalty day celebration in the nation. Events are scheduled over two-day period on the Long Beach Peninsula, including Children’s Parade, annual Blessing of the Fleet, Fire Truck rides, and Loyalty Days Parade. www.loyaltydayslongbeach.com 800-451-2542
May 10Surf Perch Derby - Prizes for total weight caught for singles & 3 person teams. Prize for heaviest Surf Perch. www.surfperchderby.com 800-451-2542
May 24-Sep 01SummerFest - Free family friendly entertainment and activities for the public on weekends. Music in the gazebo, horse and wagon rides, balloon artistry, art in the park, make and take crafts, Mother Goose & Friends, appearances by Smokey the Bear and more. www.funbeach.com 800-451-2542
Jun 13-Oct 10Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market - A lively market and entertainment venue dedicated to the spectacular eats and farm crafts of the Columbia-Pacific region. By shopping here you support and celebrate our hardworking farmers/fishers. Veterans Field. www.longbeachwa.gov/farmersmarket360-642-4421
Jun 27-Jun 28Doggie Olympic Games - Fun for dogs of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. www.doggieolympicgames.com 800-451-2542
Jul 16-Jul 20Sandsations - Celebrating 30 years of SandSations! Wednesday-Friday in-city sand sculpture displays at the Port of Ilwaco, Ocean Park, and downtown Long Beach. Friday bonfire on the beach at 8pm. Saturday is sand sculpting competition on the beach with multiple amateur and professional competitors. Sand Flea Pet Parade Saturday. www.sandsationslongbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 25-Jul 27NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo - Bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping. Besides rodeo action there is a Parade, Cowboy Breakfast, and Family night games for kids. www.peninsulasaddleclub.com/rodeo.html 800-451-2542
Aug 01-Aug 02Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday - Enjoy old fashioned family fun, reminiscent of days gone by with pirates, sideshow, car show, Jake-inspired kids games, bounce house, live music & the ever popular Bride of Jake Pinup contest. www.jakethealligatorman.com800-451-2542
Aug 08-Aug 10Surf n’ Saddle’s Jr. Rodeo - Cowboy breakfast, Concessions, Parade Friday night through downtown. Come watch your local cowboys & cowgirls compete in bucking horses, bull riding, barrel racing, break away roping, and more! www.nwjra.com800-451-2542
Aug 18-Aug 24WA State International Kite Festival - Voted ‘Best Kite Festival in the World’ by Kite Trade Association International, the week includes competitions by both professional and amateur kite flyers, choreographed kite flies, mass ascensions, fireworks, lighted night kite flies and a variety of vendors. Fireworks Friday night. www.kitefestival.com800-451-2542
Naselle
Jul 25-Jul 27Finnish American Folk Festival - Come and celebrate heritage and Finnish culture. Featuring a variety of activities including a golf tournament, singing, dancing, and fun for the whole family! www.finnam.naselle.net800-451-2542
Ilwaco
Apr 26Black Lake Fishing Derby - Free kids-only derby; ages 0-14. Free pancake breakfast 7am; fishing starts at 7am. Pre-register online, at Ilwaco City Hall, or at Derby. Children must be accompanied by adult. Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight. Guaranteed free t-shirt with pre-registration only. www.ilwaco-wa.gov 800-451-2542
May 03Children’s Loyalty Day Parade - The parade begins at noon; All children are welcome to participate. Prizes and treats handed out at end of parade at the Pavilion at Port of Ilwaco. www.funbeach.com 800-451-2542
May 03 Blessing of the Fleet - Gaily decorated parade of boats to mouth of Columbia River for blessing. Memorial Wreath dropped by Coast Guard helicopter. Free boat rides to blessing site. www.funbeach.com 800-451-2542
May 03-Sep 27Saturday Market - Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday. www.portofilwaco.org/events/saturday-mar503-338-9511
Jun 04-Jun 08Tall Ships - Port of Ilwaco Come and see the beautiful Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Daily tours are available! Come aboard for a tour and to learn about these ships. For those who would like to sail, come aboard for an Adventure Sail, a Battle Sail, or enjoy a beautiful Evening Sail and take in the breathtaking views. www.historicalseaport.org/503.338.9511
Jun 14Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Cape Disappointment State Park Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Jun 26Ilwaco Art Night - Port of Ilwaco Join us for last Thursday Art Nights in Ilwaco June-August. Local galleries and artisans join together for a night of art, refreshments & fun. Along the waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco Marina. 6:00 – 8:00 pm www.funbeach.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Jun 28Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Cape Disappointment State Park Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Jul 05Firecracker 5K Walk/Run - Port of Ilwaco The most challenging 5K you’ll run all year. Leaving the historic Port of Ilwaco, climbing to the top of the beautiful Discovery Trail and back. A race you won’t soon forget. 9:00 am – 11:00 am www.funbeach.com/main-events/firecracker800.451.2542
Jul 05Fireworks at the Port - Port of Ilwaco Seating for the fireworks over the marina at the Port of Ilwaco is on the lawn in front of the harbor, next to port restaurants and shops. The display is set off over the water at dusk. 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm www.funbeach.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Jul 12Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00pm www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 19-Jul 20Clamshell Railroad Days - 115 SE Lake St The Annual Clamshell Railroad Days celebrates the history of the IR&N Railroad-the only railroad that ran with the tides-which operated on the Long Beach Peninsula from 1889-1930. Included are model railroad layouts from regional clubs, historical presentations, the kids craft caboose and a bus tour. July 19: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum July 20: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Jul 26Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00pm www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 31Ilwaco Art Night - Port of Ilwaco Join us for last Thursday Art Nights in Ilwaco June-August. Local galleries and artisans join together for a night of art, refreshments & fun. Along the waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco Marina. 6:00 – 8:00 pm www.funbeach.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Aug 01-Aug 02OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic - Port of Ilwaco Several tournaments happen along the Oregon/Washington coast with teams of 4 anglers competing to bring in the five biggest tuna in aggregate weight. The resulting catch is donated to area food banks. Prizes are offered for the top three teams. August 1: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; August 2: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm www.oregontunaclassic.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Aug 02Saturday Market - Port of Ilwaco Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday from May 3 through September 27 and is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. www.portofilwaco.org/events/saturday-mar503.338.9511
Aug 09Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00pm www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Aug 15-Aug 16Blues & Seafood - Port of Ilwaco Music at the Ilwaco Marina begins Friday at 7:00 pm. Cost is $15. Saturday is all day beginning at 2:00 pm. Cost is $25. Friday & Saturday combination tickets are $35. Combination tickets for Saturday’s Blues & Seafood and Sunday’s Jazz and Oysters event are $50. Aug 15: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Aug 16: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm www.bluesandseafood.com 360.783.1143
Aug 23Saturday Market - Port of Ilwaco Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday from May 3 through September 27 and is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. www.portofilwaco.org/events/saturday-mar503.338.9511
Aug 23Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00pm www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Sep 05Slow Drag at the Port - Hot Rods line up at the port of Ilwaco to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. www.funbeach.com 800-451-2542

Northern California
Smith River
Aug 16Smith River Days - A free fun filled family day for children of all ages with a fireman’s pancake breakfast, parade, fireman’s waterball competition, food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s booths, and more. A free fun filled family day for children of all ages. www.delnorte.org707-951-3372
Crescent City
Apr 22-Apr 28Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 09-May 10Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show - Held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds from 11am–5pm on Friday and 10am–5pm on Saturday. www.delnorte.org707-457-3485
Jul 04Annual 4th of July Event - This is a huge town celebration with a parade through downtown starting at 10am. There will be food, merchandise, and game booths at Beachfront Park all day following the parade. One of the biggest fireworks show on the north coast starts after 9pm. Fireworks are shot over the beautiful Battery Point Lighthouse for an amazing display. www.delnorte.org707-464-3174
Jul 1245th Annual Gasquet Raft Races - This is a fun time with decorated rafts, where participants often come in costume. Go to the American Legion Hall; you will be directed from there. Registration begins at 10am at the forks; the raft races start at noon. A deep pit BBQ at the American Legion Hall begins at noon, running until 4pm or 5pm; the cost of the BBQ is $8.50. www.delnorte.org707-954-1836
Jul 31-Aug 03Del Norte County Fair - Tons of fun with rodoe, demolition derby and a whole lot more at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. www.dnfair.org707-464-9556
Sep 19-Sep 20North Coast Redwood Writers Conference - A full slate of presenters and workshops to improve writing and publishing skills. www.NCRWC.org707-465-2300
Oct 10-Oct 1232nd Lane County Home Improvement Show - Presenting Great Home & Garden Transformations! Shop 250 exhibits featuring experts, products and services for homes & yards. Learn “How-To” at the free hourly seminars. FREE admission FREE Parking. Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. www.EugeneHomeShow.com541-484-9247

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Jun 07Oregon State Parks Day - Free admission and free camping Saturday night in all Oregon State Parks. www.oregonstateparks.org800-551-6949
Astoria
Apr 25-Apr 27Crab, 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.oldoregon.com800-875-6807
May 05-May 08Tenor Guitar Gathering - Hailing from Montreal to Nashville, professional tenor guitarists will travel to Astoria for a weekend of performances, parades, activities, singing and workshops taking place at various venues and impromptu locations downtown. Workshops will range from “tenor guitar for the absolute beginner” to a “cigar box tenor guitar-making class” where children and adults will be able to craft their own playable instruments from cigar boxes provided, among many more. This year’s performers include Nashville’s tenor guitar star Tim Mays, whose accolades include touring with Patti Loveless and being named the 2012 Best Instrumentalist by The Nashville Scene’s reader’s poll, as well as renowned guitarists The Lion Sons, Jean Mann, John Lawler and more. www.tenorguitargathering.com
May 10Flavel House Mother’s Day Tea & Scones - Honor the Mother in your life with an entertaining and delicious day at the Flavel House. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
May 11-Oct 12Astoria Sunday Market - Locals and tourists alike enjoy the bustling, colorful and lively weekly Market. Taste, shop and explore! www.AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
May 18A Step Ahead - 100% donation for cancer research. http://www.ascherlindustries.com503-949-6392
May 31-Jun 02Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Jun 07-Jun 08Goonies Day - Celebrate this classic cult film in true Goonies fashion! www.oldoregon.com800-875-6807
Jun 13-Jun 29Astoria Music Festival - More than 26 classical, opera and chamber music performances from world-class stars and ensembles rarely seen outside of the United States’ largest cities. Renowned singer from New York City’s Metropolitan Opera and 2012’s sold-out performer Angela Meade will return to Oregon’s North Coast along with fellow Met performer Amber Wagner for more dazzling period performances at the restored Liberty Theater. www.astoriamusicfestival.org503-325-9896
Jun 20-Jun 22Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - Scandinavian music, food, and cultural activities. www.astoriascanfest.com800-875-6807
Jun 20-Jun 29Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Teen Production www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Jul 04Fourth of July Fireworks - Fireworks explode behind the East Basin on July 4 at dusk. www.oldoregon.com800-875-6807
Jul 09Seaman's Day - More than 200 years ago, the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at Fort Clatsop--along with one dog. Ever wonder why Captain Lewis brought a 140-pound Newfoundland dog on the expedition? Come learn about this amazing dog and meet some Seaman look-a-likes. www.nps.gov/lewi503-861-2471
Jul 10-Sep 13Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Shanghaied in Astoria - Locally written play is part-vaudeville, part-soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local folklore. Shows every Thurs–Sat. www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Jul 29-Aug 02Clatsop County Fair - Whether it`s pigs or poultry, jams or jewelry, local entertainment, or just plain fun - the Clatsop County Fair has it all and more! www.clatsopfairgrounds.com/fair.htm503-325-4600
Aug 06-Aug 10Astoria Regatta - Celebrate Regatta`s 120th year. Boat races, parades, dances, music, trolley rides, and more fun for the entire family. www.astoriaregatta.org
Sep 13-Sep 14Commercial Fishermen’s Festival - Appearances from captains made famous in their roles on TV`s Deadliest Catch, competitions, cooking demos, and more. www.commercialfishermensfestival.com503-791-8703
Klamath Area
Aug 16Klamath Salmon Festival - Great opportunity to learn more about the Yurok Tribe with a traditional salmon dinner, Stick Game Tournament, heavy equipment rodeo, cultural demonstrations, and array of kids’ activities and vendors. www.yuroktribe.org/salmonfestival.htm
Warrenton
May 24-May 25Celebrating Veterans, Celebrating Freedom at Fort Stevens - Memorial Day events celebrating freedom and our Veterans, great family activity. www.visitftstevens.com503-861-1470
Jun 21-Jun 22Anniversary of the Japanese Attack - At Battery Russell at Fort Stevens. www.visitftstevens.com503-861-1470
Jul 044th of July in Warrenton - BBQ at the Fire Station, parade along Main Ave. at 3 pm.503-861-7447
Jul 18-Jul 20Let's Go Camping at Fort Stevens State Park - for families kind of new to camping - Novice camping family weekend with staff and trained volunteers to help you. Tents, sleeping bags, pads if you need them. http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do888-953-7677
Jul 19-Jul 20World War II Living History Event - Reenactors display authentic weapons, wear correct WWII uniforms, and set up realistic camps at Fort Stevens State Park. Tickets can be purchased to fire blank cartridges through allied and German rifles. www.visitfortstevens.com503-861-1470
Aug 30-Sep 01Fort Stevens Civil War Reenactment and Living History - The Northwest Civil War Council and the Friends of Old Fort Stevens host the annual Battle Reenactment event. The public can view the battles from the top of the west battery near the park museum. It is a crowd pleaser and a great camera viewpoint. www.nwcwc.org/fortstevens.html503-861-1470
Seaside
Jun 07-Jun 08Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Jun 13-Jun 14Muscle 'N' Chrome - Show & Shine, Builders` Showcase, and of course the Downtown Cruise-along with a Vendors Alley and entertainment. www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Jul 044th of July Parade & Fireworks www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Jul 04Seaside Celebrates the 4th of July - Food, including ice cream social, games, silent auction, concert, and entertainment at noon at the Seaside Historical Society Museum. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Aug 08-Aug 10Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament - More than 800 teams compete in the World's Largest Amateur Beach Volleyball tournament. www.seasidebeachvolleyball.com503-738-6391
Aug 14-Aug 17Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show - Gem, mineral, jewelry, and fossil show with free admission at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. www.ogmshows.com
Aug 15-Aug 17Lewis and Clark Salt Works Re-enactment - Actors in original costume boil seawater to make salt to preserve their meat for the trip home. Actors have trade beads for goods brought by spectators/tourist to trade. South end of the Prom and Ave U. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Aug 16A Day in the Park - This is a free community event with live music, entertainment, demo performances on stage, games & activities for kids, raku pottery demo, canoeing, market with crafts & produce, food vendors. Noon to 4pm at Broadway Park. www.seasideor.com503-738-7393
Sep 04-Sep 07Wheels 'N' Waves Car Show - Spectators can expect unique builder and street cars. Show & Shine on Friday thru Sunday, Downtown Cruise on Saturday. www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Cannon Beach
Feb 01-Dec 31Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: The Infamous Terrible Tilly - Exhibit tells the tales of Tillamook Rock beginning with its construction in 1879, through its decommissioning in 1957, and what is going on there now. Stories of ghosts, shipwrecks, and lonely lighthouse keepers will excite history and lighthouse enthusiasts alike. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 17-Apr 2812 Days of Earth Day - 12 days of fun activities, like birdwatching, hikes, art shows, film screenings, and lectures. www.twelvedaysofearthday.com
Apr 25Acoustic Folk! Music Series: Wild Hog in the Woods Quirky Folk Concert - Wild Hog in the Woods (Hershel Olmstead, John Simonds, and John Donoghue) is an Oregon stringband that plays a wild mix of old-time, swing, sleaze-jazz, ragtime, blues and tin-pan alley tunes with honest verve and gusto. The sheer fun that these guys have playing the tunes that they love is infectious. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, 7 p.m. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
May 02-May 04Spring Unveiling - Throughout Cannon Beach, artists "unveil" new works in all mediums. Works include those from established painters & sculptors to fine art photography to up-and-coming artists. Interact with artists through out the weekend. Techniques and inspiration are discussed. Receptions held at galleries throughout town. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
May 09-May 31Coaster Theatre: The Boys Next Door - This very funny yet very touching play is set in a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that these men, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
May 30Acoustic Folk! Music Series: Low Tide Drifters Folk Concert - With a host of traditional instruments, sing-along choruses, and carefully crafted lyrics, the Low Tide Drifters create original roots-based songs that reflect the struggles and stories of everyday people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by Woody Guthrie, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, and other socially conscious songwriters of all musical genres, they bring a respect for the past and a concern for the future to their particular brand of "underdog folk music." Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, 7 p.m. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Jun 17-Sep 30Cannon Beach Farmers Market - The CBFM offers cut flowers in addition to a wide variety of fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products in the lively midtown area every Tuesday from 1-5 pm. www.cannonbeachmarket.org
Jun 19-Jun 222014 Summer in Words Writing Conference - Craft, Connection & Community - A full weekend of workshops, presentations and addresses by noted speakers, best-selling authors, and industry experts will focus on the craft and business of writing. Cost for all three days is $285.00. http://summerinwords.com(503) 287-2150
Jun 20-Sep 07Coaster Theatre: Into the Woods - One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods brings together the classic fairytale characters from the Brothers Grimm with the Broadway magic of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to create a rare modern classic. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 2150th Annual Sandcastle Day Contest - Fun for the whole family. It's hard to tell whether the participants or spectators enjoy this event more. It all begins just after the morning high tide, and ends about 12 hours later as the next high tide reclaims the beach. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Jun 27-Jun 29Plein Air and More - Artists represented by Cannon Beach art galleries create works of art outdoors throughout town and on the beach. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
Jun 27-Sep 05Coaster Theatre: The 39 Steps - Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jul 04Independence Day Parade - A fun, small-town, everybody-get-in-on-the-act parade celebrating America. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2973
Jul 04-Jul 06Great Cannon Beach Puffin Watch - The Haystack Rock Awareness Program positions spotting scopes at four locations along the beach so visitors can view seabirds in their natural habitats. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Sep 12-Sep 14Cannon Beach Cottage Tours - Tour attendees will get an inside peek at true coastal living during tours and presentations. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 12-Sep 14Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour - Attention, history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: it’s almost time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach’s unique homes and cottages. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 26-Oct 25Coaster Theatre: Twelfth Night - Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. The plot illustrates jealousy, mistaken identity, trouser roles and features fights and duels. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
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
Manzanita
Jun 13-Sep 19 Manzanita Farmers Market - Fresh produce and local products from the abundant fields, orchards, rivers and pastures of the area, along with live music every Friday - 5-8 PM. www.manzanitafarmersmarket.com503-368-3339
Jul 04 Manzanita's July 4th Celebration - Begin with a Pancake breakfast at 8:30 am to 11:00 am at the Fire Hall, then enjoy the Parade at 1:00pm and then end your day with fireworks on the beach beginning at 10:00 pm.877-368-5100
Rockaway Beach
May 16-May 19Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous - Join wild food expert John Kallas in a 4 day hands-on adventure to find, transport, prepare & feast on sea vegetables, shellfish, and coastal wild foods in simple living, primitive living, and survival. www.wildfoodadventures.com503-775-3828
May 24-May 26Kite Festival - Sponsored by The American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival will feature professional and amateur kite flyers in May for the 20th year at the New Ocean’s Edge Wayside. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Jun 27-Jun 29Pirate Festival - Pirate music, roving pirates, and festival rides, as well as delicious foods and drinks, vendors selling exotic wares, musical acts, performances, a scavenger treasure hunt, and games to challenge your skills; each day features a cannon firing and black powder small arms show, while on Saturday night grab a seat and lend an eye (the one without the patch) to a bewildering display of fire dancing. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Jul 04Rockaway Beach July 4th Celebration - Rockaway's parade begins at 11 am with an auction at the Wayside to follow, kids activities and fun on the beach, wiener dog races, bake sale, hot dogs, and more. Fireworks begin at dusk down on the beach. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Jul 12-Jul 13Fires Festival & Concert www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Aug 22-Aug 24Arts Fair & Farmers Market/Oregon Mermaids - Held at the Rockaway Wayside. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Aug 31Old Fashioned Carnival - Old Fashioned Carnival Games, Iive entertainment, Dunk Tank, Bingo, all for fun and to raise money for Rockaway Park and Rec programs. www.rockawaybeach.ne503-355-8108
Garibaldi
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
May 15-May 18Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 17-Sep 28Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Excursions - Explore the Oregon Coast on a train pulled by a vintage locomotive. Hour-and-a-half trip runs between Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi. Special dinner trains also available on select dates. www.ocsr.net888-71-TICKETS
Jul 25-Jul 27Garibaldi Days - Parade, fireworks, train rides, live entertainment, vendors, and more. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Chinook
Aug 30-Sep 01Chinook Arts Festival - Juried arts & crafts featuring blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery, wood sculpture & more! www.inspirationsglass.net 800-451-2542
Peninsula
May 23-May 26World’s Longest Garage Sale - Garage sales dot the Peninsula’s main and residential streets, offering Get ready to shop until you drop. Look out for some unique trinkets and some awesome treasures all along the 28-mile Peninsula. www.funbeach.com 800-451-2542
Jul 05Beach Clean Up Day - Peninsula Wide www.ourbeach.org The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes a beach clean up for the 28 miles of beach on the Long Beach Peninsula every January, April and July. Hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean the beach. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. Meet organizers at any major beach approach (Seaview, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Surfside at Oysterville Road) at 9:30am to sign in and pick up bags. Soup feed for volunteers included after clean-up. 9:30 am – Noon 360.642.0033360.642.0033
Jul 19Music in the Gardens - Peninsula Wide A variety of private gardens on the Long Beach Peninsula are opened to visitors for one day only. These gardens include formal, cottage, vegetable, herb & vintage styles. All feature live musical performances as well as tapes of music by Water Music Festival performers. The event benefits the annual Water Music Festival. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm www.watermusicfestival.com800.451.2542 360.642.2400
Tillamook
Mar 04-Jul 25Tillamook County Pioneer Museum Exhibit: “Bayocean Park; A Grand Notion” - This exhibit features photographs and artifacts from the Pioneer Museum’s collection and will tell the historical perspective on Bayocean Park, the town that “fell into the sea.” www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
tillamook
Mar 21-Jul 25Artist: “Bayocean Park: A Grand Notion” - Gallery: Tillamook County Pioneer Museum Address: 2106 Second Street Medium: A historical perspective of Bayocean Park told in photographs and artifacts from the Pioneer Museum’s collection www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
May 22Great Speaker Series: Teddy Roosevelt - Event Title: Great Speaker Series: Teddy Roosevelt visits the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum! www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Tillamook
May 23-May 24Tillamook County Quilt & Fiber Festival - Demonstrations of rug hooking, beading, spinning and weaving by local artists. There will be a variety of vender booths selling yarns and fibers, fabrics, books and much more. www.latimerquiltandtextile.com503-842-8622
Jun 06-Jun 22The Barn Community Playhouse: - Reserve tickets are available one month prior to opening night and are at Diamond Art Jewelers in Tillamook, 503-842-7940. Admission: Adults $15, Senior/Students $10, Family of 4 = $40. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
tillamook
Jun 14Great Speaker Series: Garden Writer Patty Cassidy - Event Title: Great Speaker Series: Garden Writer Patty Cassidy tells us how to garden for the ages www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Tillamook
Jun 14-Sep 27Tillamook Farmers Market - Local produce and products, entertainment, and plenty of fun and good food on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. www.tillamookfarmersmarket.com503-812-9326
Jun 28June Dairy Festival - The Tillamook County June Dairy Parade and Festival is a celebration of the County’s dairy industry and heritage. This years theme is “The Sound of Moosic” and marks the 58th Anniversary of the Parade which is considered to the third largest parade in Oregon, averaging about 150 entries per year. www.gotillamook.com503-812-0591 or 503-842-7525
Jun 28-Jun 29Tillamook County Rodeo - Slip on your cowboy boots, grab your hat, it's time for the Tillamook County Rodeo. Held at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, everyone is welcome to attend and have a root tooten time! www.tillamookrodeo.com503-930-7656
Aug 06-Aug 09Tillamook County Fair - Recognized as one of the top ten Blue Ribbon fairs in the nation because it is so unique. This year features Pig-N-Ford races, pari-mutuel horse racing, Demolition Derby, Brad's World Reptiles, and entertainers Lee Brice, Travis Tritt, and Foghat. www.tillamookfair.com503-842-2272
Aug 15-Aug 17Old Iron Show - Enjoy Antique tractors, gas engines, farm & logging equipment, vintage cars & trucks and tool displays at the Blue Heron French Cheese Co. Friday 12-5pm/Saturday 9am-5pm/Sunday 9am-3pm. Saturday cars/trucks 1988 or older are invited to "Cruise-In". Admission for non-exhitibors is $3 for adults and free for kids age 12 & under. 503-842-3130
Oceanside
Jul 14-Jul 18Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop - Intensive workshop for those who are not only passionate about children's book writing, but who dream of publishing their own children's books. www.occbww.com
Pacific City
May 17Reach the Beach - A major fundraiser for the Lung Association of Oregon, it widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season and finishes in Pacific City, next to the soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. action.lung.org/goto/kronda
Jun 07Blessing of the Dory Fleet - Just north of the dory ramp on the beach at Cape Kiwanda, the captains of the dory fleet and their families will pause to remember those lost at sea, and say a prayer for the season ahead. www.pcdorymen.com
Jun 14Yappy Days - Bring the family & your pet to the beach and enjoy a day filled with lots of fun things for both you and your pet. All proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter. www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/things-to-do
Jul 19-Jul 20Dory Days Festival - A time-honored celebration of a time-honored tradition in Pacific City. Festivities include a parade through town of floats, dory boats and vintage cars. After that, a marine artisan fair is held at the beach on Cape Kiwanda. www.pcnvchamber.org503-965-7779
Sep 05-Sep 07Blowsion Surf Slam - Brings over 40 riders from around the world competing for a cash and points towards the IFWA World title. Watercraft riders display high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the unpredictable waves. www.BlowsionSurfSlam.com
Neskowin
May 04Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Ariel String Quartet - All concerts are 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 the coastal town of Neskowin, Oregon. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Jun 22Samaritan House Secret Garden Tour - Featured gardens are in north Lincoln County and in Neskowin. There are eleven gardens on the tour, with nearby parking or shuttles to make it easy on the visitors. Live music, a raffle, along with cheese, wine and desserts. Tickets are $20. It's a great opportunity to support the homeless family shelter! www.samfamshelter.org 541-574-8898
Lincoln City
Oct 13-May 26Finders 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. www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers800-452-2151
Apr 12-Apr 27 Spring Learning Feast - Two-week program featuring an interesting collection of classes and seminars where you can come to Lincoln City and learn something new. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 25-Apr 26Relay for Life Vendor Fair - For information or tickets, contact Niki Price or Vickie Walling lcccdirector@gmail.com or 541-994-9994
May 01-May 24Theatre West: Delva Divas - Stella Wild, MBA, Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA, Linda Robertson, M.D.,Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn't a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo - they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white and "pink" collar criminals. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $8–$12. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
May 03Fish Taco Cook-Off - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Cost: Free! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
May 04Run The Devil's Sand Box - Benefit race for North Lincoln fire and Rescue. http://www.ascherlindustries.com503-949-6392
May 05World Music Series: Cinco de Mayo Festival - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as part of the LCCC’s World Music Series. Mexican folk dance concert and Spanish dance show in the auditorium, $12 at the door. Horse show outside, $5 per person. Pass for both, $15. More details to come, 541-994-9994.
May 09-May 10Chinook Winds Casino: Paul Rodgers - Chinook Winds Casino. Tickets: $30-$35. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
May 10-May 11Devils Lake Dash - At Regatta Park on Devils Lake in Lincoln City. Join the NW Jet Sports Association for this inaugural jet ski race for all ages and skill levels. www.facebook.com/NorthwestJetSports
May 17Spring Garden Festival - The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy is at 1931 NW 33rd. conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
Jun 14Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics - Includes dog competitions for all breeds, sizes and ages. Doggie vendors, prizes and more! 1545 SE 50th St.541-265-6610
Jun 25-Jul 06Siletz Bay Music Festival - Features two weeks of classical, jazz and musical theater performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world. www.siletzbaymusic.org
Jun 28-Jun 29Summer Kite Festival - Kite-flying demonstrations, kid’s events, kite-making workshops, running of the Bols and more at D-River State Wayside. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 04Fireworks on Siletz Bay www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 10-Aug 30Theatre West: Murder is a Game - Laughter, suspense, intriguing characters, sparkling dialogue, plot twists and irresistible mystery are all here. A successful, married mystery writing team has dried up so their publisher gives them an anniversary present of a weekend in an old mansion built for a movie set and peoples it with hired characters unknown to each other to act out a murder plot. The couple, Sloan and Toby Bigelow, delight in the game and solve the fake murder but then there is a real murder and further hilarious plot twists. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $8–$12. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Aug 09Sandcastle Building Contest - In the Historic Taft District. www.taftbeach.com541-614-0771
Aug 23Old School Classic Car Show - Come enjoy classic cars, food, music and some “old school” competition. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Sep 05-Sep 07Pride Festival - This fun and fabulous weekend includes stand-up comedy, live bands, dancing, flamingo bingo, food and more! Centrally located in Lincoln City, we are bridging our LGBT communities. www.oregoncoastpride.com
Depoe Bay
May 26Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremonies - Feel inspired while attending the nationally acclaimed Memorial Day event. Pay tribute to those lost at sea while watching the flower bedecked fishing fleet sail to sea. Reception immediately following. Location: Depoe Bay Harbor, 11 am. www.fleetofflowers.org541-765-2889
Jul 03July 3rd Event - Family oriented day in Depoe Bay City Park with music by local popular bands. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Aug 16Pirate Treasure Hunt - Ahoy Mateys! A bountiful clue for all who will hunt for the buried treasure. Understand the points N.E.S & W, how maps work and how letters combined make words and words make clues. Arrrr and listen for the cannons and listen to the Pirates. www.treasuredepoebay.org541-765-2889
Sep 20Indian Style Salmon Bake - Enjoy a succulent salmon meal, great performances and music. Over 2,000 pounds of salmon is slow roasted to perfection on alder stakes, just as the native Americans did 2,000 years ago. Watch as native Americans perform their traditional dance and song. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Sep 21Music in the Park - Family-oriented day in Depoe Bay City park with live music by local greats. Free. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
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
Newport
Jan 04-May 31Oregon Coast Aquarium: Sea Lion Kisses - Every Saturday and Sunday. www.aquarium.org 541-867-3474
Mar 01-Apr 30Yachats Arts Guild Show - Display of members' work in watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pen and ink, and colored pencil at the Canyon Way Bookstore and Restaurant, 1216 S. W. Canyon Way, in Newport. www.yahatsartsguild.com541-563-2852
Mar 01-May 31Oregon Coast Aquarium: Behind the Scenes Tour - Every Saturday and Sunday. www.aquarium.org 541-867-3474
Mar 01-Jul 05Oregon Coast Aquarium: Giant Pacific Octopus Encounters - Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. www.aquarium.org 541-867-3474
Apr 11-Apr 27Newport Performing Arts Center: Anton in Show Business - This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights and down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland of American Theatre. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” in this case Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.” www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
NEWPORT
Apr 27“Gloria” - April 27, 4:00 p.m. Newport First Presbyterian Church Three separate “Gloria” pieces highlight the spring concert “Anything Goes--Glories of Spring” presented by the Central Coast Chorale. Contemporary compositions “Song of Athene” by John Tavener and “Nox Aurumque” by chorale favorite Eric Whitacre will also be performed as well as a number of spirituals that were well-received during the chorale’s March Mardi Gras performance. A couple pieces from Women of Note will complete the program. Admission will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10. 541-351-1161
Newport
May 01-May 04Loyalty Days Celebration - Carnival, parade, and celebration of veterans. www.loyaltydays.com541-961-1466
May 02-May 04Northwest Poets' Concord - Keynote speaker this year is Charles Goodrich. Workshops, Panels, Conversations, Academic-type presentations, and Readings. www.poetsconcord.org
May 10-Oct 25Farmers Market - Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market along with arts and crafts and entertainment every Saturday. www.newportfarmersmarket.org541-961-8236
May 15-May 26Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 16-May 17Brewers Memorial Ale Fest - The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 50+ Microbrews, Live Music, Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing and Celebrity dog look-alikes. www.brewersalefest.com541-867-3660
Jun 13-Jun 15Celtic Festival & Highland Games - Enjoy live performances of Celtic music, dance, athletics, food, drink and cultural history at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. www.newportcelticfestival.com 541-574-9366
Jun 14-Jun 15Gem & Mineral Show - Featuring dealers, and demonstrations of informational education on rocks, minerals, fossils, geology, and the earth sciences will be held Father's Day Weekend, at the Yaquina View Elementary School Gymnasium. www.discovernewport.com541-265-2514
Jun 21Otter Rock and Roll Surfing Day - A fun day of surfing with the kids and learn about the great things Surfrider does along the coast. www.otterrockandroll.com
Jul 04Yaquina Bay Fireworks - Helpful Hint: It's good to show up early to the bayfront or surrounding areas as over 5,000 people watch the display. The Aerial display will be launched from a new location on private property just east of the Port of Newport International Terminal on Yaquina Bay Road. With the new location, officials say the best fireworks viewing area will be from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in South Beach. The parking lot will be open to pedestrian traffic only.This year many of Newport's boat charter services are offering bay trips during the fireworks celebration. Interested citizens are encouraged to contact a local charter service for further information. www.newportchamber.org541-265-8801
Jul 11-Jul 13Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo - Food & fun for the whole family. www.townandcountryfair.com541-351-1160
Jul 11-Jul 13Newport Performing Arts Center: She Loves Me Not - A young woman introduces her college boyfriend to her family... the day before she comes out as a lesbian. An original play by Milo Graamans is presented as a musical reader's theater. Admission $10. www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Jul 19Oregon Coast 50 Year Surfing Reunion - Join us for a 50 year celebration of surfing which will take place at Agate Beach from 1-5 pm and the Rogue Brewery in the evening. Watch and meet the pioneers of Oregon Coast surfing! sblackman2@hotmail.com
Aug 01-Aug 02Quilts by the Sea Show www.oregoncoastalquilters.org
Aug 01-Aug 022014 Quilt Show: Quilts by the Sea - See over 300 quilts made by Coastal Quilters, + quilt auction, vendors, demos, boutique, children's activity corner, raffle quilt and more! Friday, 8/1, 10-6 Saturday, 8/2, 9-4 Newport Recreation Center, Newport OR, 225 SE Avery St. $ 5, Under 13: Free www.OregonCoastalQuilter.org541-563-5540 - Not for publication
Aug 15-Aug 24Newport Performing Arts Center: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Unbound - An original stageplay written & directed by Carly Bryann Young, based on real-life events from the early 1800's, which will be performed in the Alice Silverman Theatre. Writing prodigy Mary runs away with her lover, the radical free-love poet and science enthusiast Percy Shelley, and Mary's naive aspiring-starlet stepsister tags along. They end up at the retreat of Lord Byron, a capricious bad-boy celebrity for whom Claire is a groupie - together, they form a group of intellectuals who call themselves 'The Elect'. When Byron issues a challenge to write a frightening story, Mary weaves their personalities, and her own tragic experiences, into a literary patchwork - but her creation also foreshadows things to come, for the very people who have given her inspiration will become sources of heartbreak...and tragedy. www.palladinestudios.com541-264-6617
Sep 13-Sep 14Wild Seafood Weekend - Celebration of our Northwest's wild-caught seafood industry and the fishermen and families who go to sea to harvest it. www.newportfishermenswives.com
Apr 01-Apr 30For ArtSake Gallery - Featuring the month of April Shonnie Wheelers abstract mixed media paintings. Shonnie incorporates found objects, colored pencil, wood burning, encaustics in her narrative works of art. www.forartsakegallery.com541-574-9070
Toledo
May 10National Train Day - Free admission to the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society museum, motorcar and speeder rides, railroad equipment displays, History lectures, Model railroad layouts, art exhibits and sales, swap meet, children's craft activities, food and more. www.yaquinapacificrr.org541-336-5256
May 10-May 11Quilt Quest - The event features hundreds of quilts displayed all over town. www.visittoledooregon.com541-336-2877
May 10-May 11Renaissance Faire Glastonbury - Ye Merrie Greenwood Players brings the world of Elizabethan England to Toledo Mothers Day weekend. Celebrating the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the players and friends create an English village market faire with interactive entertainers and merchants. www.yemerriegreenwoodfaire.org541-336-3183
Jun 05-Sep 25Street Market - Main Street affair where local artists and farmers sell their unique items. Thursdays throughout the summer months. Shop our crafters and local farmers located in the parking lots and along the sidewalks. www.toledostreetmarket.org
Jul 25-Jul 27Summer Festival - Toledo’s celebration of its heritage includes a carnival, logging show, parade, music, and more plus the “Best Fireworks on the Oregon Coast!” www.toledosummerfestival.com541-336-3183
Aug 16-Aug 17Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show - Show showcases vintage and new wooden boats at Port Dock One! The finest boat builders in the Pacific Northwest come to display their work and demonstrate their craft. Live music, food from various vendors and events for the whole family make this a festival not to be missed. Local artisans line the walk to display and sell their work. www.portoftoledo.org541-336-5207
Aug 16-Aug 17Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show - Free family-friendly event. Activities include toy boat building, live music, food/vendor booths, information/historic exhibits. Registration info for Family Boat Building, GP’s Containerboard Boat Contest and vendor forms are available on the website. www.portoftoledo.orgPort of Toledo
Sep 06-Sep 08Toledo Art Walk - This Labor Day, the many artists who live and work in Toledo open their doors to the public for the annual Toledo Art Walk. Several galleries hold special receptions and events throughout the weekend. www.toledoarts.info 541-336-2797
Seal Rock
Jun 21Seal Rock Flower Show & Plant Sale - Floral arrangements featuring local plant material. An extravanganza of member grown coastal plants. Raffle and bouquets for sale. 9 am - 4 pm at Seal Rock Garden Club, next to Seal Rock Fire Station, E of Hwy 101 about 14 miles North of Yachats. www.yachats.org
Waldport
May 10Great Garage Sale www.waldport-chamber.com 541-563-2133
Jul 03July 3 Fireworks - Enjoy a fabulous display of fireworks over Alsea Bay beginning at dusk. You`ll find plenty of sandy beach to enjoy the view. Park at Patterson State Park or park in Waldport to view the festivities from the Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center. www.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Aug 09-Aug 10Clam-A-Rama - This is a great time for all to come and dig clams. If you don't know where or what to do there will be a State Parks Ranger on hand to aid and direct your hunt. Some tools will be available as well as the first 25 people each day will receive a beach bucket for collecting their tasty treasures. There will also be eunique trophies awarded for various levels of participation. ie: Largest group, Biggest clam, etc. www.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Aug 23-Sep 06Port of Alsea Crab Derby - The Port of Alsea presents its annual Crab Derby with drawings for delightful prizes and one lucky entry taking home the Grand Prize. All you need is one ticket for two ways to win. (You need not be present to win.) www.portofalsea.com
Sep 27Cruzin' for Crab www.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Yachats
Apr 25-May 11One of Us Productions: Harvey - The story of a man that sees a very large rabbit named Harvey. The problem being that he is the only one that sees him. Family comedy. 541-547-3786
Apr 26“Gloria” - April 26, 7:00 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church Three separate “Gloria” pieces highlight the spring concert “Anything Goes--Glories of Spring” presented by the Central Coast Chorale. Contemporary compositions “Song of Athene” by John Tavener and “Nox Aurumque” by chorale favorite Eric Whitacre will also be performed as well as a number of spirituals that were well-received during the chorale’s March Mardi Gras performance. A couple pieces from Women of Note will complete the program. Admission will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10. 541-351-1161
May 11-Oct 12Farmers Market - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St, offering locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
May 23Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert - 7 pm at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. www.occo.ws800-929-0477
May 24Memorial Day Pie and Ice Cream Social - Pies, Pies, Pies!..The Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $3. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional fifty cents. Come early for the best selection and before the pie is gone! 11 am - 3 p.m. at the Yachats Ladies Club House, W 3rd & Pontiac. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
May 24-May 25African Market Place - African traders offer masks, tribal artifacts, beads, drums, fabric, food drumming and dancing at The Commons in Yachats 10-4 p.m. each day. A Hauser Gallery Production. www.hausergallery.com 541-562-5232
May 25Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast - Breakfast includes eggs to order, pancakes, ham, sausage and coffee. Bring the entire family and join the fun. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 - 11:30 am Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac. www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats/541-547-5171
May 30-Jun 01Crafts on the Coast Arts & Crafts Festival - Festivals bring together nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering their handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food in a warm, family-friendly environment. 541-547-4664
Jun 21Midsummer Masquerade - Food, music, activities for the kids, art auction and more. Fundraiser for View the Future, dedicated to protecting the local coastal forest. www.yachatsmm.com
Jun 22Yarn over Yachats - Sunday, 11 am - 2 pm, Yachats Commons. The World Wide Knitting in Public (WWKIP) event where Yachats knitters will gather and do their craft in public in front of the Yachats Commons on benches by the flag pole. Everyone is welcome. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Jul 01-Jul 06Yachats Arts Guild Summer Gallery - Nearly 30 coast artists will display their work in oils, watercolors, photography, acrylics, pen and ink, wood and other media. The Yachats Arts Guild comprises artists working in a wide range of media and living on the central Oregon coast. Yachats Commons, Rms 7 & 8, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. yachatsartsguild.com
Jul 04la de da Parade, Ducky Derby, & Ice Cream Social - Wacky, whimsical, fun la de da Parade at Noon sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. Before and after the parade explore the town for a day of great food, drink, games, art and live music. Find a place on the beach by the mouth of the Yachats river to watch the afternoon Duck Race for Kids. From the same beach or from almost anywhere downtown enjoy the Spectacular Fireworks at Sundown over the Yachats bay! www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Jul 11-Jul 13Yachats Music Festival - This magnificent music festival includes three days of cameo performances by major classical artists. www.fsarts.org510-845-4444
Jul 13Yachats Lion's Fish Fry - The Yachats Lions Fisherman's Dinner includes deep fried fish with baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread and coffee for $10. (Sodas sold separately.) For dessert, it's $3 for a slice of pie (or) $4 for a slice of pie with coffee. www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats541-547-3265
Aug 02-Aug 03Pathways To Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic & Crafts Fair - Event features over 60 booths offering the largest array of holistic health practitioners, psychic readers, health & wellness products and visionary arts & crafts under one roof on the Oregon Coast. www.chucklingcherubs.com541-547-4664
Aug 16Yachats River Valley Tour - Meet "up the river folks" who are using their land to raise anything from llamas to edible flowers. Visit up to six farms, survey the operations and purchase locally produced products, including honey, vegetables, herbs and more! www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Aug 30Yachats Ladies Club Labor Day Pie & Ice Cream Social - Pies, Pies, Pies!..The Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $3. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional fifty cents. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Come early for the best selection and before the pie is gone! Saturday 11 am - 3 pm, W 3rd & Pontiac. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Sep 05-Sep 07Fall Blues Car Show & Shine - Show and shine, dinner, and live entertainment. www.fallbluessns.com
Florence
May 04Free Herbalsim Project - Mountain Rose Herbs, one of the nation’s largest bulk suppliers of organic herbs, spices, and teas, announces the Free Herbalism Project events on May 4, 2014 from 11am to 5 pm at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. www.freeherbalismproject.com800.879.3337
May 16-May 18Rhododendron Festival - Third oldest flower festival on the West Coast celebrates the wild rhododendrons that thrive along the Oregon Coast. The festival includes a wide variety of fun throughout the weekend and includes parades, flower show spotlighting rhododendrons, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much more. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
May 17International Sandboard Day - With summer coming, sandboarding is again popular in Florence. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
May 17-May 18Three Rivers Casino: Catch a Wave, Beach Boys Tribute - www.threeriverscasino.com877-3-RIVERS
Jun 21Sand Sculpting Clinic - 10am to 6pm FREE EVENT at Sand Master Park. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Jul 04Independence Day Celebration - In Florence, Independence Day Celebrations include live outdoor music in Old Town, and a spectacular fireworks display over the Siuslaw River. Shops and restaurants stay open late to accommodate locals and visitors. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
Jul 05Sand Sculpting Clinic - 10am to 6pm FREE EVENT at Sand Master Park. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Jul 19Sand Master Jam - Sandboard competition - all categories. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Reedsport
Jun 13-Jun 15Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships - The ODCSC has been held every year since 2000 on Fathers Day weekend. Pro and Semi-Pro Carvers come from all over the United States and the World to compete while visitors can watch new works in progress. www.odcsc.com541-271-3495
Jun 19-Aug 07Riverfront Rhythms: Concerts at Umpqua Discovery Center - Free outdoor summer concert series at the Umpqua Discovery Center on Thursdays starting at 6pm. www.umpquadiscoverycenter.com541-271-4816
Winchester Bay
Jul 30-Aug 03Dune Fest - Five-day event is filled with exciting fun activities including adult and kid activities, Moto Cross Racing, Sand Drags, Poker Run, Treasure Hunt, Show N’ Shine, Drive-In Movie Night, Charity Auction, Freestyle Shows www.dunefest.com541-271-3495
Aug 15-Aug 17Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree - The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association (OOTFA), District 5, hosts dozens of fiddlers at the Winchester Bay Community Center (formally the Grange Hall). www.fiddleonthebeach.info800-247-2155
Aug 23-Aug 24Kool Coastal Nights - The fun starts Friday with the Burnout and Open Header Contests-hope you like LOUD cars and LOTS of smoke! Saturday is the Show 'n Shine, Parade of Champions, and Harbor Cruise. Shake your stuff at the Street Dance and don't miss the famous seafood BBQ. www.koolcoastalnights.com800-247-2155
Aug 30-Aug 31Art by the Bay - Observe the styles & skills of potters, painters, carvers, jewelers and more along with kids art games and live music. www.winchesterbay.org541-297-6073
Lakeside
May 09-May 11Crawdad Festival - Crawdad boil, crawdad race for children, wine tasting, excellent music, food eating contests, food cooking contests, and good family fun, all done to a Cajun theme. www.lakesidecrawdadfestival.com
Jul 03-Jul 054th of July Street Fair & Fireworks - Street fair, wine tasting, beer garden and music all three days, with fireworks on Friday July 5, starting about 10pm at the County Park on Park Street. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-759-3981
Aug 09Cardboard Boat Races - Start at 11 am at the County Boat Ramp. Fire Dept will sell hot dogs, soft drinks, and water. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-759-3981
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
Apr 25-May 18Little Theater on the Bay: Guys and Dolls - www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Apr 26-Apr 27Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale - Don’t miss these gorgeous displays at the Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-4176
Apr 26-Apr 27Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale - Don’t miss these gorgeous displays at the Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-4176
May 17-May 18Tomato-Rama & More - Many varieties of tomatoes, annuals, perennials, flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, shrubs, houseplants, ground covers, and more. Garden Questions Answered by the Coos County Master Gardeners. Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-572-5263
May 23-May 25BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay - Celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. This year is featuring 39 BBQ competitors and over 20 breweries at the Mill Casino. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Jun 20-Jun 21Harley Davidson Lighthouse Run on Hwy 101 - Highway 101 Harley-Davidson’s 14th Annual Lighthouse Run is held at The Mill Casino. Ride the beautiful Oregon Coast and enjoy all the festivities. Friday night includes, live music entertainment, Show-n-Shine, 50/50, no-host food and bar. Saturday, optional poker run, full course sit down dinner, live entertainment, 50/50, raffles, high hand-low hand payouts, cash prizes and a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle! $70 per person, includes run shirt and pin. www.hdcoosbay.com541-266-7051
Jul 033rd of July Fireworks - Don’t miss Oregon’s Largest Fireworks Display on July 3. The Mill Casino will light up the skies over North Bend and the Coos Bay shoreline, with their annual waterfront fireworks display. Guests are invited to enjoy the 10 p.m. fireworks show for free in the non-reserved seating areas located along the boardwalk. An outdoor grill, beverage station and beer garden will be available at the north side of the casino from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. while free non-stop shuttle service will be available from the south end of Pony Village Mall (next to Macy’s and cinema) to the casino from 7 p.m. until midnight. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-756-8800
Jul 12-Aug 03Little Theater on the Bay: Summer Opry www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Jul 16Oregon Coast Music Festival; Paul Safar & Nancy Wood - Nancy is a soprano and Paul is a pianist. Their performance will intersperse sons in various styles with conversation about poetry and composers. 7:00 pm NB Library www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 17Oregon Coast Music Festival; Speaker Wave - "Jam Surf Rock" describes their sound! A potent formula of tight vocal harmonies, solid bass grooves and driving drums creates undeniable chemistry on stage. 7:30 pm The Liberty Pub $10.00 Advance/$15.00 at the door. *Must be 21 to attend* www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 18-Jul 19July Jubilee - This Year’s July Jubilee events include our Sip ‘n Stroll, Show ‘n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, vendor fair and more! www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-756-4613
Aug 15-Aug 31Little Theater on the Bay: Pump Boys & Dinettes www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Sep 13-Sep 14Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration - Canoe races, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, children’s activities and a Native American marketplace and traditional salmon bake dinner at the Mill Casino. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Oct 23-Oct 25Salmon Summit - The West Coast Salmon Summit will provide a unique opportunity to learn from and speak directly with dynamic scientists, biologists, bioengineers and salmon policy innovators in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s salmon country. www.salmonsummit.org541-888-6629
Coos Bay
Jan 24-May 23 International 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. Greenacres Grange541-756-4701
May 02-May 11Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 03Celtic Cultural Festival - The day-long event features an afternoon of musical performances, vendors, workshops on music, dance, song, and various cultural topics. Takes place at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). www.southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com541-756-4701
May 03South Coast Celtic Fest - Daylong celebration of music and culture from the Celtic nations. Starting at 10 am, 24 hands-on workshops $15; two stages of free music until 6 pm; vendors; Celtic-themed buffet $7; evening concert featuring Molly's Revenge $20. http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.c541.808.1002
May 07-Oct 29Downtown Farmers Market - Every Wednesday with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more in downtown Coos Bay. www.coosbaydowntown.org/farmers-market541-269-0215
May 24Memorial Day Parade - Bring the family and wear your red, white, and blue! The parade begins at 4th Street and Golden Avenue and ends at 2ndStreet and Hall Avenue in downtown Coos Bay. www.coosbay.org541-290-4222
Jun 28Clamboree! - Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area. Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more!541-888-4477
Jul 044th of July in Mingus Park & Concert in the Sky - Fishing ponds, face painting, FREE swimming, family competitions, clowns, kids entertainment, horse viewing & petting, Boy Scouts, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs. Crafts and goodie bags, food available, and much more. Live entertainment includes “Endless” and the “Lab Band”. Fireworks and Concert in the Sky. Day time activities at Mingus Park, Evening activities on the Coos Bay Boardwalk starting at 8pm. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Jul 04Mayor's Firecracker Run - Mingus Park and the Coos Bay Waterfront, 10am. 1M for kids, 4K around the park and up Wall’s Wall. www.SouthCoastRunningClub.com 541-269-1199
Jul 09-Sep 24Working Forest Tours - Spend a day in the woods with a Forester! Free guided tour through a working forest with a professional forester. Bring your kids and your questions. Info and sign up at Coos Bay Visitor Center. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Jul 12Oregon Coast Music Festival - Bay Area Concert Band has been the opening act for every OR Coast Music Festival since it began 36 years ago! Bring the family, a picnic and join us for music in the park with these splendid local musicians www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 12Oregon Coast Music Festival: Slow Ponies - A seven woman "cowgirl band", recreates the yodels, sweet harmonies and spirited lyrics of such classic western bands as Sons of the Pioneers. They also include contemporary and original songs by band members. 7:00 pm Hales Center, SWOCC Campus, Coos Bay. www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 12-Jul 26Oregon Coast Music Festival - Celebrate our 36th year of music events thru out the Bay Area. Highlight of the Festival are 3 classical concerts with an 80 piece symphony orchestra. Many events FREE. www.oregoncoastmusic.com541-267-0938
Jul 15Oregon Coast Music Festival; Gold Coast Chorus & Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus - Welcome to a new way to experience rich four part harmony. You'll be swept away by the old barbershop and uniquely American folk style! 7:00 pm Emmanuel Episcopal Church www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 20-Jul 21Salute to Shakespeare - As an introduction to OR Coast Music Festival's Concert I, the Dolphin Players will perform their own salute to the Baird. 7/20 @ 2:00pm, 7/21 @ 7:00 pm. thedolphinplayers.webs.com541-808-2611
Jul 21-Jul 25Oregon Coast Music Festival; Brown Bag Lunch Series - OR Coast Music Festival's Associate Conductor, Jason Klein delivers a deeper understanding of the three classical programs performed at the 2014 Festival. Bring an apple for the teacher along with your lunch. 7/21, 7/23, 7/25 @ Noon Coos Bay Library www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 22Oregon Coast Music Festival; Orchestra Concert I - "Salute to Shakespear" James Paul-Conductor. Works by Nicolai, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams. 7:30 PM Marshfield HS Aud. $15 student/$20 member/$25 non-member www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 24Oregon Coast Music Festival; Pops Concert - "Murder, Mayhem & Mystery" Jason Klein-Conductor. Featuring The Composer Is Dead -Music by Nathaniel Stookey, Text by Lemony Snicket. Also Richard Rogers, Malinowski, Gounod, Sousa & more! 7:30 PM Marshfield HS Aud. $15 student/$20 member/$25 non-member www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 26Oregon Coast Music Festival; Orchestra Concert II - "The Russians Are Coming!" James Paul-Conductor. Steven Moeckel, violin soloist. Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 pm Marshfield HS Aud. $15 student/$20 member/$25 non-member www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 23-Aug 24Blackberry Arts Festival - Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more! www.blackberryartsfestival.com541-269-0215
Charleston
Apr 26Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed - You don’t want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s Bounty! Noon – 4pm. 9 Oyster Meal $14, 6 Oyster Meal$12, 3 Oyster Meal $10. Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and drink (soda, coffee, or tea). Shrimp cocktails can be added on for $1 extra! Gourmet hotdog meals ($8 Adults Meal/$5 Child’s Meal) are available for the non-oyster fan. Live Music from Dale Inskeep Band, Stacy Rose and more. Wine & Desserts sold separately. Event held in the dining hall of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
May 03-Aug 31SEA Docents at Simpson Reef - SEA docents available with spotting scopes and wildlife brochures from 10 AM-4 PM on weekends at the parking lot about one mile south of the entrance to Shore Acres State Park on Cape Arago Highway. Important marine mammal and seabird habitat. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
May 11Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday Mother’s Day - Rhody experts in the Garden; Bay Area Artist Association paint-out in the garden, refreshments 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) www.shoreacrespark.com541-888--3732
Jun 15Shore Acres Rose Sunday on Father’s Day - Rose experts in the garden, refreshments; 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) www.shoreacrespark.com541-888-3732
Jul 13Oregon Coast Music Festival; Left Coast Jazz - An afternoon doesn't get any better than a spectacular view of the bay as a backdrop to cool jazz. Enjoy intermission treats from Black Market Gourmet and fine wines from Eola Hills Wine Cellars. 2:00 pm OIMB Boathouse. $25.00 member/$30 non-member. www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Jul 19Oregon Coast Music Festival; Kukuva Marimba Band - Join the Band at spectacular Shore Acres State Park! Bring a picnic and enjoy the unique and joyus musical form that denies the option of sitting still. Noon $5.00 parking fee www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 0356th Annual Salmon BBQ - Join us for the annual event to celebrate the yummy salmon! Hosted by the Kiwanis Club and featuring their renowned glaze, menu will include barbecued Salmon Steaks, coleslaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee, ice cream. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-756-1282
Aug 09-Aug 10Seafood Festival - This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music — from country to jazz — as well as games and contests for kids and adult. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, the bounty of the sea will be the center of the event. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Aug 16Bonsai Day - Shore Acres State Park Garden House will be open, displays by the Bonsai Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, plus please note there is a $5 parking fee. www.shoreacrespark.com541-888-2472
Sep 05-Sep 07Oregon Shorebird Festival - Activities planned for birders of all skill levels, including expertly guided land based field trips, birding by canoe, and a pelagic trip. www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/shorebirdfestiva541-867-4550
Sep 20Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Park - Orchids “Gems of the Rain Forest”. Garden House will be open, displays by the Pacific Orchid Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, plus please note there is a $5 parking fee. www.shoreacres.net541-888-2472
Sep 27Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park - Garden House will be open with displays and refreshments. Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Display. Event is free but there is a $5 parking fee at Shore Acres State Park. www.shoreacres.net541-888-2472
Coquille
Jun 07Gay 1890s Celebration and Parade www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Jun 07-Sep 01Sawdust Theatre: The Colossal Cranberry Caper or Boondoggled in the Bog - Written by local Sawdusters, the melodrama features titillating olios, buxom maids, and handsome gents. Show times 8 pm on Saturdays and 3pm on select Sundays. Tickets $12.50. www.SawdustTheatre.com541-396-4563
Aug 02Fireman’s Steak Feed and Car Show www.coquillechamber.net541-396-2232
Aug 16Kiwanis City Wide Garage Sale at Sturdivant Park www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Aug 30-Aug 31Northwest Barbecue and Music Festival - Barbecue teams cook up tasty items for a competition and for sale. Live entertainment both days, kids activities, car show on Saturday, motorcycle show on Sunday. Sturdivant Park. www.facebook.com/NorthwestBbqCompetition541-260-5483
Bandon
May 03-Aug 31Birding at Coquille Point - SEA provides docents (wildlife interpreters), spotting scopes, and interpretive literature during the spring and summer at the Coquille Point view parking lot at the west end of 11th Street in Bandon. Docents are available from 10 AM to 3 PM on weekends. Commonly sighted birds include common murre, Brandt and pelagic cormorants, oystercatchers, and tufted puffins. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
May 17Bandon Showcase: Liana Forest & Her Swinging Symphonette - Combining great classical masterpieces with brilliant styles of jazz and pop, Liana Forest brings to the stage fresh and original interpretations, giving the music new kind of visibility, energy and aliveness. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
May 24Blessing of the Fleet/Lost at Sea Ceremony - This Ceremony honors those who have been lost at sea, make their living on the sea, and all veterans. Attendees are encouraged to contact port office with names of their loved ones to be included in the ceremony. Following the ceremony flowers & wreaths will be scattered at the mouth of the river by U.S. Coast Guard Coquille River Patrol and a gun salute at the South Jetty provided by VFW Medal of Honor Post #3440 Bandon. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
May 24Marine Swap Meet - Come on down to sell/trade your books, boards, kites, sails, boats, fishing gear or ground tackle. This is a free event. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Jul 04Family Fun Day & Fireworks - Lion's annual 4th of July BBQ in City Park with Hamburger Meals and Polish Hot Dog meals. Something for everyone, Painting-Bounce stuff for the kids-Vendors in City Park. www.bandon.com541-347-9616
Jul 11-Jul 20Sprague Community Theater: Cinderella - Humor and romance beautifully woven together with a generous touch of magic in this lively version of the timeless favorite and always beloved French tale. The audience will join in the fun as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother watches over her, providing several magical "coincidences" that affect the outcome of the story. Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Senior Citizens, $5 Students/Children. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Jul 25Oregon Coast Music Festival; Left Coast Jazz - Will "Zeke" Hubel and his left coast friends will entertain you with their inventive versions of jazz standards and original works. 7:00 PM Sprague Community Theater www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 02Windfest - Celebrate the Wind" on the boardwalk with festive vendors, music, unique art, and great food. Come on down to the boardwalk to see our summer art show "The Year of the Horse". Stroll the entire length of the boardwalk to view all the adult and children entries, then vote for your 3 favorites in each category at Tony's Crab Shack. Lots of FREE family summer fun. Music by Charlie Freak from 1pm to 4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Aug 15-Aug 31Sprague Community Theater: Hello Dolly - Dolly Levi, the well-known matchmaker, attempts to find herself a husband in the wealthy Horace Vandergelder. Meanwhile, she matches together a rich widow, Irene Molloy with Vandergelder's employee, Cornelius Hackl. She also sets up Molloy's assistant, Minnie, with Cornelius's assistant, Barnaby. Further, she matches the poor artist, Ambrose, with Vandergelder's niece, Ermengarde. In the end, after a ruckus at an upscale restaurant and a court case, Dolly might just get her man. www.thebandonplayhouse.org541-347-7426
Sep 12-Sep 14Cranberry Festival - The Cranberry Capital of Oregon celebrates with a whole weekend of fun for the whole family. www.bandon.com541-347-9616
Myrtle Point
Jul 22-Jul 26Coos County Fair - County-wide showcase of agriculture, crafts, industry, and business--along with carnival, rodeo, entertainment and more! www.co.coos.or.us/Departments/CoosCounty541-396-2200
Powers
Jun 14Powers 24th Annual Townwide Garage Sale - Garage sellers delight. Come to find just the right treasure from over 40 sites, including multi-family and organizational fund raising sales. none541-439-2313
Jun 21Tour de Fronds - The best-kept bicycling secret in Southwest Oregon rolls through the Siskiyou National Forest on June 21. The Tour offers you a choice of 7 scenic rides (30-105 mi.) with different climbing challenges on low-traffic roads, two on gravel. Cost: $30 to $50 www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Jul 04-Jul 06White Cedar Days - Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration:Parades,fireworks,kids carnival,live music,softball tournament, Little Miss Independence Contest, 10 K run 5 K walk, horseshoes tournament, RC Flyers, classic cars, vendors ...541-439-2313
Aug 03Powers Alumni and Oldtimers Picnic - Come back to Powers for the annual reunion in the County Park. Prime rib dinner & auction fundraiser Saturday night at Powers High School. none541-439-2313
Sixes
Aug 01-Aug 03Cape Blanco County Music Festival - First year ever for the biggest outdoor country music festival to hit the coast. Big name acts like Brad Paisley, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley headline along with a dozen other acts at the 3-day festival, located just north of Port Orford near Cape Blanco State Park. www.capeblancofestival.com541-345-9263
Port Orford
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com
May 31Water Festival - Educational displays, surf lessons, squid and shark dissections, workshops, keynote presentations, music, and food at festival that emphasizes awareness of human’s everyday impact and connectivity to the watershed and ocean environment. www.waterfestival.oceanresourceteam.org541-337-0627
May 31Mildred Hill Concert: Amanda Mora Duo - Texas vocal stars AmandaMora Duo with original and songbook renditions and imaginative cello back-up at Zion Lutheran Church. 541-332-9002
Jul 04-Jul 064th of July Jubilee - Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fireworks, and lots of fun activities and events! www.portorfordoregon.com
Jul 19Mildred Hill Concert: Brinckman-Rogers duo - Eugene classical Brinckman-Rogers duo featuring instruments both ancient and modern with a something-for-everbody show at Zion Lutheran Church. 541-332-9002
Sep 13Mildred Hill Concert: Will Snyder - Portland jazz pianist Will Snyder will play some classical numbers at Zion Lutheran Church. 541-332-9002
Gold Beach
Feb 01-Apr 30Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. www.goldbeach.org800-525-2334
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
May 09-May 10Wine, Art & Music Festival - Fabulous wineries, scrumptious food, talented artisans, a brandy distillery, brew pub, musicians playing to our ears content and flower show. At the Event Center on the Beach. www.goldbeachchamber.com541-247-0923
May 09-May 10Rogue Theater: The Troubadours of Narnia - This musical variety show takes place Mothers Day weekend with performances Friday and Saturday nights, May 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. There are 17 acts performing for this event, ranging from musical trios on piano, guitar and violin, to solos, duets, a 3-piece band, a piano concerto, a juggler and many more. www.EllensburgTheaterCompany.com541-247-4382
May 31Rogue Theater: Doug Smith in Concert - Ellensburg Theater Company will present Doug Smith in Concert on May 31, 2014 at the Rogue Playhouse, 94196 Moore Street, Gold Beach Oregon. Phone: 541-247-4382 Time: 7:30 PM Ticket Prices: TBA, please do not include in the advertisement Tickets may be reserved by calling the theater or they may be purchased in advance at the Coffee Dock in Gold Beach The evening event will include wine and hors d’oeuvres Doug Smith is a Grammy award winning musician. He draws is inspiration from Chet Atkins, Leo Kottki and Michael Hedges. Doug and his wife, Judy present an evening of toe tapping acoustic guitar, flute, and vocals. He has a dozen cd’s to his credit. They will be available at the concert. www.EllensburgTheaterCompany.com541-247-4382
Jun 12-Jun 15Pistol River Wave Bash - Windsurfing, Kite Boarding & Paddle Board Competition www.americanwindsurfingtour.com800-525-2334
Jul 04Fireworks Show - Firework Show at dusk at the port of Gold Beach. www.goldbeach.org800-525-2334
Jul 24-Jul 27Curry County Fair - The Curry County Fair is the only Fair that is held next to the ocean. You can see the ocean from the Ferris Wheel and from many of the buildings and rides while visiting the fair. www.curryfair.com541-247-4541
Sep 06Bike the Rogue River - All three Bike the Rogue routes follow the banks of the Rogue River in this spectacularly scenic and remote southwestern corner of Oregon...where the Rogue River meets the ocean. www.goldbeachbiketherogue.org800-525-2334
Sep 06Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival - Come sample from 50+ craft brews from all over the Northwest! Eat finger-licking smoke fired pizza while you view a classic car show and artisan wares. Listen to live music on two stages. www.goldbeachbrewfest.org541-490-1593
Sep 20-Sep 21Festival of Quilts - Gold Beach Quilters' Guild presents a quilt show on Saturday and Sunday at the Event Center. www.goldbeach.org541-412-7389
Pistol River
May 10Pistol River Concert Association: Smooth Hound Smith - Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' folk-blues duo comprised of "One-Man-Band" Zack Smith (guitars, vocals, foot drums, banjo, harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). They record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, distorted vocals, and tasty harmonies, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jun 14Pistol River Concert Association: Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown - Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. The Trio de Pumpkintown celebrates the songs of a fictional New England village in fresh, acoustic arrangements. Much of their music comes from the 18th and 19th centuries: love songs, murder ballads, songs of travel on the high seas, rollicking Afro-Celtic sing-alongs, music of local francophone and Scottish communities and shape-note harmony including that of 18th century Native American composer Metacomet Samson. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jul 12Pistol River Concert Association: Time Sawyer - Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. TS blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on a high energy entertaining show. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Brookings
Apr 11-Apr 27Chetco Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Apr 18-Apr 27Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Disney's Winnie the Pooh www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 16-Jun 01Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Cinderella's Glass Slipper www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 23-May 25Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more. www.brookingsharborchamber.com800-535-9469
May 23-May 25Party at the Port - Event features live bands, a beer garden, and a host of other May Day celebrations. www.port-brookings-harbor.com800-535-9469
May 24-May 2520th Annual Azalea Festival Car Show - 20th Annual Car Show featuring over 200 antique and classic vehicles. Live entertainment, food, raffles, trophies. www.currycountycruisers.com541-813-1214
May 24-May 25Azalea Festival Art Show - Art show with both 2D and 3D media, professional judging as well as People's Choice award, and a separate show for school-age children. wildriverscoastart.com541 469-1807
Jun 07-Oct 11Artisan Market - Fresh, local produce. Various artisans with their handcrafted items. Fresh breads and musical entertainment. Every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk, Port of Brookings Harbor www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-9522
Jun 08-Sep 14American Music Festival - Admission-free community concert series production held in Azalea Park Sundays at 1 pm. From pop, big band, bluegrass, folk and celtic to rock, swing, jazz and zydeco, AMF has something for everyone. www.brookings.or.us541-469-3181
Jun 13-Jun 29Chetco Playhouse: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jun 20-Jun 29Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Quest-A Fairytale with Attitude www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 18-Jul 27Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Cards, Cups and Crystal Balls and Faith, Hope and Cyanide www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 19-Jul 20Southern 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. www.sokf.org541-234-4866
Aug 02-Aug 03Festival 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.com541-469-9522
Aug 08-Aug 10Pirates 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! www.piratesofthepacificfestival.com 541-251-4422
Aug 08-Aug 24Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Lady Pirates of Captain Bree www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Sep 05-Sep 14Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: A Midsummer Night's Dream www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Oct 10-Oct 19Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Nosferatu-The Legend of Dracula www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Nov 07-Nov 16Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Stories of Scheherazade www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
 

 


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