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Long Beach Peninsula
Ocean Park
Jun 20-Jun 21 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 04Old 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 15Jazz and Oysters - One-day live jazz event. Delectable food, including grilled oysters, desserts and more from peninsula restaurants. www.watermusicfestival.com/jazz-oysters800-451-2542
Sep 12-Sep 13Rod Run to the End of the World - This annual 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, but the cars will be seen all over the Peninsula. No alcohol or pets at event. www.beachbarons.com 800-451-2542
Long Beach
Jun 06-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 12-Oct 09Columbia-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 26-Jun 27Doggie Olympic Games - Fun for dogs of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. www.doggieolympicgames.com 800-451-2542
Jul 15-Jul 19Sandsations - Celebrating over 30 years of SandSations! Wednesday-Friday in-city sandsculpture 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 at 1pm on the beach. Registration for Saturday’s main competition online or at Sandsations trailer. Free hot dogs courtesy of Kiwanis Club. www.sandsationslongbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 24-Jul 26NPRA 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 07-Aug 08Jake 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 07-Aug 09Surf 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 17-Aug 23WA 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
Oct 09-Oct 12Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show - Artists compete in over 20 categories. ‘Inspired Creations’ features additional artwork by exhibiting artists. Free admission. www.beachartist.org800-451-2542
Oct 10-Oct 11One Sky, One World Kite Festival - The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship and peace. Participants can bring homemade kites or purchased ones; those who wish can make a kite at event headquarters. www.worldkitemuseum.com800-451-2542
Ilwaco
May 02-Sep 26Saturday Market - Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday. www.portofilwaco.org503-338-9511
May 08-Jul 05Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight Stories that Changed the World - Focusing on eight key stories that helped put Washington on the map globally, "Grand Coulee to Grunge," is a traveling exhibit organized by Legacy Washington and will be hosted by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum May 8-July 5th. http://www.columbiapacificheriatgemuseum360-642-3446
May 30-Jun 01Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Jun 13Waikiki 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 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jun 27Waikiki 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 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jun 30-Jul 01Tall Ships - 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
Jul 03Fireworks at the Port - 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
Jul 11Waikiki 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 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 18-Jul 19Clamshell Railroad Days - 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. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800-451-2542
Jul 25Waikiki 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 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Aug 01-Aug 02OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Ilwaco Tuna Classic - 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. www.oregontunaclassic.com800-451-2542
Aug 08Waikiki 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 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Aug 14-Aug 15Blues & Seafood - 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. www.bluesandseafood.com 360-783-1143
Aug 22Waikiki 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 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Sep 11Slow 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
Oct 10-Oct 11Cranberrian Fair - Celebrate all of the Peninsula’s bounty at this special fair. From cranberries to oysters, this area has long been heralded for its harvests. The Cranberrian Fair will include local foods and traditions of local history with craft demonstrations, vendors, the Cranberry Trolley and more. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800-451-2542

Northern California
Smith River
Aug 15Smith 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
Jun 06-Oct 31Saturday Farmers Market - Held in the Del Norte County Fairgrounds parking lot, every week 9am – 1pm.707-464-7441
Jul 04Annual 4th of July Parade, Festival, & Fireworks - 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 9 pm. Fireworks are shot over the beautiful Battery Point Lighthouse for an amazing display. www.delnorte.org707-464-3174
Jul 1146th 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 10 am at the forks; the raft races start at noon. A deep pit BBQ at the American Legion Hall begins at noon, running until 4 or 5 pm; the cost of the BBQ is $8.50. www.gasquetraftrace.com707-954-1836
Aug 06-Aug 09Del 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 18-Sep 19North Coast Redwood Writers Conference - A full slate of presenters and workshops to improve writing and publishing skills. www.NCRWC.org707-465-2300

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Jun 01Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic peoplescoastarthritisbikeclassic.kintera541-265-9917
Jun 06Oregon State Parks Day - Free admission and free camping Saturday night in all Oregon State Parks. www.oregonstateparks.org800-551-6949
Astoria
May 10-Oct 11Astoria Sunday Market - Locals and tourists alike enjoy the bustling, colorful and lively weekly Market. Taste, shop and explore! www.AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
May 28-May 30Tenor Guitar Gathering - In its sixth year, the gathering brings together professional tenor guitarists hailing from locations like Montreal to Nashville for a weekend of performances, parades, jam sessions, meet-n-greets and workshops taking place at various venues and impromptu locations in downtown Astoria. Throughout the weekend, experience the sounds from John Lawlor, one of the finest jazz tenor guitar players in the world, at a jazz luncheon or hop on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley for a musical joy ride. Workshops will range from “guitar and ukulele tuning,” to an “electric cigar box guitar-making class” where children and adults will be able to craft their own playable instruments. www.tenorguitarfoundation.org
Jun 03-Jun 15Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Jun 04-Jun 07Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration - This June marks 30 years since cult-classic The Goonies hit the silver screen and Astoria is celebrating in a big way. Film location tours, a scavenger hunt with Geocaching.com, quote-a-long film screenings and general 80s nostalgic fun are all on the docket for Goonies Day. www.thegoondocks.org800-875-6807
South Bend
Jun 06-Sep 06Weekend Market on the Dock - Weekend Market on The Dock is a Farmers Market, Art & Crafts, Jewelry & Entertainment To Promote Activity in our Downtown Community.10 am – 4 pm. Saturdays and Sundays www.facebook.com/WeekendMarketOnTheDock/360-942-5419
Astoria
Jun 12-Jun 28Astoria Music Festival - More than two dozen classical, opera and chamber music performances from world-class stars and ensembles rarely seen outside of the United States’ largest cities. www.astoriamusicfestival.org503-325-9896
Jun 19-Jun 21Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - Scandinavian music, food, and cultural activities. www.astoriascanfest.com800-875-6807
Jul 03North Coast Symphonic Band: A North Coast Fourth Free Concert - The North Coast Symphonic Band celebrates the conclusion of its 35th season with a toe-tapping, sing-a-long evening of patriotic music and familiar tunes. Bring the whole family and the neighborhood for a FREE concert at the gorgeous Liberty Theater in Astoria. Join us for this traditional celebration of America’s birthday. www.liberty-theater.org503-325-8108
Jul 04Fourth of July Fireworks - Fireworks explode behind the East Basin on July 4 at dusk. www.oldoregon.com800-875-6807
Jul 09-Sep 12Astor 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 and occasional Sundays. www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Jul 25-Jul 26Astoria Open Studio Tour - Artists from around Astoria welcome visitors into their studios during the Astoria Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Visitors can use the free tour brochure and map of participating studios to design their own self-guided tour. Visitors will visit the studios where fine art is created including sculpture, fiber art, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, and more. Artists will have pieces available for purchase. The event is free and is presented by the Astoria Society of Artists (ASA). The studio tour brochure and map will be available in early July on the tour website and at galleries, hotels, shops and other Astoria venues. Representative pieces by the participating artists are also on the ASA website. www.astoriaartists.org
Jul 28-Aug 01Clatsop 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 05-Aug 09Astoria Regatta - Celebrate Regatta`s 121st year. Boat races, parades, dances, music, trolley rides, and more fun for the entire family. www.astoriaregatta.org
South Bend
Sep 03-Sep 07Come 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
Astoria
Sep 12-Sep 13Victorian Games at Flavel House - Enjoy some old-fashioned fun and games such as badminton and croquet. The kids will also enjoy testing their skills with the hoop and stick or ball and cup games. There will be contests and prizes, story telling, music, several different craft demonstrations, and other hands-on activities for the kids and parents to enjoy. Free horse and wagon rides as well as blacksmith demonstrations. So, come have a corn-dog (Yes, they had these back then too.) and lemonade while the kids learn how children from the Victorian period entertained themselves. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Sep 25-Sep 27Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Pouring dozens of craft beers from across the Pacific Northwest, the Oktoberfest-style festival features live music, family-friendly activities, and local food without the crowd of big-city festivals. www.pacificnorthwestbrewcup.com503-791-7940
Oct 11Great Columbia River Crossing 10k - Once each year for just two hours, 3,000 runners and walkers are able to cross the historic Astoria-Megler Bridge as a part of the Great Columbia Crossing 10k. The opportunity to trek across the 4.1-mile bridge attracts runners from around the globe. www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com800-875-6807
Warrenton
Jun 21Anniversary of the Japanese Attack - At Battery Russell at Fort Stevens. www.visitftstevens.com503-861-1470
Jul 18-Jul 19World War II Living History Event - This events includes camp life and demonstrations by various U.S., German, Russian, British, and French representative living history groups. Displays include military vehicles, field medical unit, infantry, and coast artillery. Purchase your tickets and step up to the firing range for the opportunity to handle and fire blanks from period weapons that include Russian, German, British, and U.S. rifles. Tour the historic area in the back of a 2.5 ton, 1952, Army transport truck (separate fees apply for tours). Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. www.visitfortstevens.com503-861-1470
Sep 05-Sep 07Fort 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-Sep 30Wednesday Farmers Market - Variety of fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products every Wednesday at The American Legion, 1315 Broadway St from 3-6 pm. www.seasidemarket.org503-738-3311
Jun 13-Jun 14Soccer in the Sand - The event is a two day, small sided 5v5 soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers. Every team will be guaranteed 3 games filled with lots of touches on the ball and an environment to try all the latest moves. The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the games and the beach. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Jun 19-Jun 20Muscle 'N' Chrome - This popular event is a celebration of show-quality vehicles from 1960 to 1978 and factory performance vehicles from 1979 to current year. Please note that Broadway will be closed from Holladay to the Turnaround during a portion of this event. www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Jul 044th of July Parade & Fireworks www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Jul 044th of July Old Fashioned Social - Food, including ice cream social, games, silent auction, concert, and entertainment at noon at the Seaside Historical Society Museum. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Jul 11Book Launch for The Sower Comes with Melissa Eskue Ousley at Beach Books - Award-winning Oregon coast author Melissa Eskue Ousley will be reading from The Sower Comes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at a book launch party at Beach Books in Seaside (616 Broadway). MelissaEskueOusley.com(503) 791-9438
Jul 26Seaside Downtown Garden Walk - Learn about the plants and themes of specialized gardens planted throughout downtown Seaside from the designing gardener, Pamela Fleming. Optional pre-walk buffet and talk. 8:30am to noon www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Aug 14-Aug 16Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show - Gem, mineral, jewelry, and fossil show with free admission at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. www.ogmshows.com503-829-2680
Aug 15Lewis 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 29Hood-To-Coast Relay - Since 1989, Seaside has served as the finish line for the Hood to Coast Relay Race. Watch the finishers and enjoy fireworks in the evening. www.hoodtocoast.com
Sep 10-Sep 13Wheels '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
May 22-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: WWII on the Oregon Coast - A temporary exhibit featuring a collection of artifacts, oral histories and video recordings pertaining to the Oregon Coast during WWII. The exhibit will discuss viewpoints from the perspectives of those who lived here, veterans and family members, as well as accounts of the shelling of Fort Stevens. The exhibit will also discuss the casualties that occured in Blythe, Oregon as well as the conscientious observer camp that existed in Waldport, Oregon. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
May 29Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Beth Willis www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Jun 11Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: A Discussion Panel on WWII - With authors David Lewis, Laura Gifford and Steve McQuiddy. This is a discussion panel organized by the Oregon Historical Society and the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum as part of an Oregon Humanities Project to discuss and analyze the effects of war on a rural area. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Jun 12-Sep 05Coaster Theatre: It Could Be Any One Of Us - In a windswept country house a family of artistic failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case; a writer whose works have never been published, an artist who’s never shown a painting and a composer whose compositions have never been performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but the victim is not who it should be, the murder’s identity changes overnight. Throw in some tongue in cheek humor for some comedic thrills. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 16-Sep 29Tuesday 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-Sep 06Coaster Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 19-Sep 06Coaster Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 20Sandcastle 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 26-Jun 28Plein 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
Jul 04Independence Day Parade - A fun, small-town, everybody-get-in-on-the-act parade celebrating America. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2973
Sep 11-Sep 13Cannon Beach Cottage Tours - Tour attendees will get an inside peek at true coastal living during tours and presentations. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 25-Oct 24Coaster Theatre: Bell, Book and Candle - Gillian Holroyd is a modern witch who can cast spells and perform supernatural feats. After casting a spell on Shepherd Henderson, an unattached publisher, he falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this little snag leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, Gillian breaks with her fellow witches, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before their happily ever after, Gillian comes very near to losing Shepherd. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 13-Dec 20Coaster Theatre: Once Upon a Mattress - If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Manzanita
Jun 12-Sep 18Friday 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 04July 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
Sep 13Manzanita Writers' Series: Poetry with Judith Barrington www.hoffmanblog.org
Rockaway Beach
May 16-Sep 27Oregon 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.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
May 22-May 25Kite Festival - Sponsored by The American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival will feature professional and amateur kite flyers at the New Ocean’s Edge Wayside. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Jun 26-Jun 28Pirate 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 18-Jul 19Fire Festival & Concert - This year’s festival will be better than ever with new craft vendors, food, music, trophies, cars and more. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Aug 21-Aug 23Arts Fair & Farmers Market - Held at the Rockaway Wayside. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Sep 06Old Fashioned Carnival - Old Fashioned Carnival Games, Iive entertainment, Dunk Tank, Bingo, all for fun and to raise money for Rockaway Park and Rec programs, from 12-5 pm at Phyllis Baker park. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Oct 05Oktoberfest - Held at St. Mary's by the Sea from noon to 5pm. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Garibaldi
Jan 02-Dec 18Garibaldi Jamboree - Garibaldi Jamboree — 10 to 15 bluegrass musicians play country western ditties, faves from the 40s and more. Admission by donation at the door. Every Friday at 6 pm at 107 6th Street. www.VisitGaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Apr 01-Nov 30Garibaldi Museum Open for the Season - The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
May 16-Sep 27Oregon 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
May 29-May 30Bounty on the Bay 2015 - Tillamook Estuaries Partnership's fundraiser. Two-day fishing tournament & seafood buffet and silent auction www.tbnep.org503.322.2222
May 30Blessing of the Fleet - Residents and visitors to the fishing village of Garibaldi gather and remember those local members of the fishing and maritime industries whose lives have been lost at sea and to pray for the safety of those who continue to earn their living on the water. The annual Blessing of the Fleet takes place at the Coast Guard Memorial, next to the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Station in the Port area. The event features a color guard of Coast Guard personnel, guest speakers and local and regional dignitaries. Afterwards, units of the local fishing fleet, led by a Coast Guard vessel, head out to sea to place flowers on the ocean. Visitors are welcome to ride along as passengers. Memorial Day weekend activities also include the Lions Club Fish Fry on Sunday afternoon at the Old Mill Resort. www.visitgaribaldi.com
Jul 24Garibaldi Museum Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Kickoff - www.GaribaldiMuseum.org503-322-8411
Jul 24-Jul 26Garibaldi Days - Parade, fireworks, train rides, live entertainment, vendors, and more. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Aug 08Garibaldi History of Tillamook Bay Life Saving Service by Mike Carlson - www.GaribaldiMuseum.org503-322-8411
Oct 03Oregon Coast Crawler - Welcome aboard! The Oregon Coast Crawler will take you on a memorable ten hour journey of exploration and beautiful Oregon scenery, all by vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive. Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, we make a leisurely trip on the rails along the Northern Oregon Coastline affording panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Heading North, we pass through Rockaway Beach and stop at Wheeler for an early waterside lunch. You will also have a few minutes free to explore this harbor town before reboarding the Oregon Coast Crawler. As we continue to Salmonberry, we will be traveling along the scenic Nehalem River at the peak time to experience Oregon's Fall Foliage. The last public steam train trip to Salmonberry was years ago, and is a rare treat indeed. www.railsnw.com/tours/charter/gar503-292-5055
Oct 03Oregon Coast Crawler - The Oregon Coast Crawler journeys from Garibaldi, alongside Tillamook and Nehalem Bays and makes a brief stop in Wheeler en route to a final destination of Salmonberry. On the return, enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay. http://www.railsnw.com/tours/charter/gar503-292-5055
Chinook
Sep 05-Sep 07Chinook Arts Festival - Juried arts & crafts featuring blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery, wood sculpture & more! www.inspirationsglass.net 800-451-2542
Oct 24Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest is an annual fundraiser for the restoration of the historic Chinook School. It includes dinner, an open bar, a silent and live auction, and wine raffle. www.friendsofchinookschool.org800-451-2542
Peninsula
Jul 18Music in the Gardens - 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
Oct 01-Nov 15Wild Mushroom Celebration - Each Fall, local restaurateurs and Bed and Breakfast owners delight patrons and guests with special dinners/classes celebrating the harvest. www.wildmushroomcelebration.com800-451-2542
Oct 09-Oct 10Water Music Festival - Celebrating over 31 years, we will host a series of wonderful concerts with appetizers and a no-host wine bar in intimate venues. A portion of our proceeds go to local school music programs. www.watermusicfestival.com 800-451-2542
Tillamook
May 22-Jun 07The Barn Community Playhouse: The Orphans - A touching , funny, and delightfully antic study of what happens when two eccentric (and immensely rich) spinster ladies, who have lived in isolation in a hotel room for 25 years, are suddenly confronted with an "outside world" they find difficult to comprehend much less accept. Admission - Adults - $15.00, Senior/Student - $10.00, Family of four - $40.00 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Jun 06Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project with Jonathan Blasher and Tara Doherty, “The Power of Play: Promoting Health and Creativity” - Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 1:00 PM. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Jun 13Tillamook Tales: Butterflies are Patient - It’s story time at the Tillamook Forest Center! Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities – geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center and includes a snack. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Jun 13-Sep 26Saturday 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 27June Dairy Festival - The Tillamook County June Dairy Parade and Festival is a celebration of the County’s dairy industry and heritage. The Parade is the third largest parade in Oregon, averaging about 150 entries per year. www.gotillamook.com503-812-0591 or 503-842-7525
Jun 27-Jun 28Tillamook 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
Jul 06-Jul 10Starlite Children's Academy - One week theater camp for kids 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day with performance to public on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at a cost of $5 for all. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Jul 25TAPA's 35th Birthday Party - Theme "Under The Stars". Held at Officer's Mess Hall, 6 p.m. Purchase a table for 10 for $20 per person. Plan your perfect picnic and beverages will be available for purchase. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Aug 05-Aug 08Tillamook 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 Parmalee, Cloverdayle & Jana Kramer, and Three Dog Night. www.tillamookfair.com503-842-2272
Aug 14-Aug 16Old 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. Admission is $3 for adults and free for kids age 12 & under. [email protected]503-801-4900
Aug 14-Aug 16Tillamook Forest Center: Return from the Burn - Join us for three days of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the forest before, during and after the fires. www.tillamookforestcenter.org 503-815-6800
Aug 14-Aug 16A Step Back in Time - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Aug 14-Aug 29The Barn Community Playhouse: All the Better To Kill You With - A clever interweaving of truth and falsehood produces a tapestry of tension. The carefully planned deception almost works until truth rears its head and a brilliant structure of cunning topples. The fascinating planning, execution, and final failure of a murder plot played openly and fully for the audience from beginning to end. The result is high tension and good dramatic excitement. Admission - Adults - $15.00, Senior/Student - $10.00, Family of four - $40.00 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Sep 12Tillamook Music and Brew Festival - www.facebook.com/DivineBurgerBis503-812-3861
Oceanside
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
Cloverdale
Jul 03Clover’s Day Festival - Led by the prettiest cow in town, the Clover’s Day parade is just the beginning of fun in this charming small town celebration. Pancake breakfast, classic auto show, and live music. Pancake breakfast: 7-10, Parade: 11am. www.pcnvchamber.org503-392-4340
Pacific City
Jun 06Blessing 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 20Yappy 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 03Independence Day Celebration www.pcnvchamber.org503-392-4340
Jul 17-Jul 19Dory 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
Aug 02Cedar Creek Beach Challenge - Get out and stretch your legs while supporting a good cause! A 5K run/walk, 10K run and Kids Fun Run on the beach in Pacific City, starting and finishing at the Pelican Pub & Brewery. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Cedar Creek Child Care Center located near Pacific City, in Hebo, Oregon. eclecticedgeracing.com/Cedar_Creek_Beach
Sep 11-Sep 13Blowsion 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
Oct 07-Oct 11International Beachcombing Conference 2015 - 2015 Int’l Beachcombing Conference is coming to the U.S. west coast for the first time since its inception in 2009. October 7-11, beachcombers, sea glass junkies and coastal lovers will gather in Pacific Beach/Seabrook, WA. www.thebeachcombingconference.com703-609-2714
Neskowin
May 23-Sep 26Saturday Farmers Market - Open 9am to 1pm [email protected]503-392-3582
Otis
Jul 02-Aug 31"Elements: Ocean + Valley: leach, lehman, snyder, wilson-werner" - "ELEMENTS: OCEAN+VALLEY leach, lehman, snyder, wilson-werner" July 2nd--Aug 31, 2015 Four person art show at Black Market Gourmet 495 Central, Coos Bay 541-269-0194 call for hours www.susanlehmanartist.com541-347-9888
Lincoln City
Oct 18-May 25Finders Keepers - Weather and ocean conditions permitting, every day colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach. If you find a float, bring it to the Lincoln City Visitors Center to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist. www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers800-452-2151
Mar 07-Dec 19Culinary Center Classes - Held every Saturday, the topics range from healthy seafood to South American flavors to Kids in the Kitchen. www.oregoncoast.org/culinary541-557-1125
May 03-Oct 11Outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org541-921-0062
May 07-May 30Theatre West: For Better - In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married. At least, if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. A romantic comedy for the digital age, For Better is a hilarious new farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives. "Eric Coble's hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits hit home with rib-tickling acuity" Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
May 30Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Misty Mamas www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jun 10Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. 1:30pm. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jun 15-Jun 22Celebrate 20 Years at the Casino - Fireworks, headline entertainment, and a Native American Fair at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-CHINOOK
Jun 20Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics - Includes dog competitions for all breeds, sizes and ages. Doggie vendors, prizes and more! 1545 SE 50th St. www.oregoncoast.org541-265-6610
Jun 20Chinook Winds Anniversary Fireworks - At Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FREE. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-CHINOOK
Jun 24Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! 12pm. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jun 24-Jul 05Siletz 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 27-Jun 28Summer 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 08Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! 11:30am. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 09-Aug 29Theatre West: Mousetrap - A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Jul 11Chalk Art Festival www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jul 15Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! 5:30pm. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 17-Jul 18Chinook Winds Casino: The Happy Together Tour of 2015 www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Jul 22Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 25Hands-On BBQ Class - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11AM – 2PM. Cost: $55, includes wine and meal. FMI Chef Sharon Wiest. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 04-Aug 09Missoula Children’s Theatre: King Arthur’s Quest www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Aug 05Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 06Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 08Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest - In the Historic Taft District. www.oregoncoast.org/sandcastle-contest800-452-2151
Aug 19Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 20Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 22Old School Classic Car Show - Come enjoy classic cars, food, music and some “old school” competition. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Sep 09Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Sep 11-Sep 13Pride Festival - This fun and fabulous weekend includes stand-up comedy, live bands, dancing, flamingo bingo, food and more in support of LGBT communities. www.oregoncoastpride.com541-992-5353
Sep 12Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show - In the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City! www.oregoncoast.org/calendar
Sep 16Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Gleneden Beach
Jul 044th of July Celebration - Includes a Pancake Breakfast, Craft Fair and Food Court at Eden Hall, and the Annual 4th of July Parade. www.glenedenbeach.org
Depoe Bay
May 25Fleet 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
Aug 15Pirate 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 19Indian 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. Traditional dance and song from Native peoples. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Oct 31Witches of Depoe Bay - Fun, games and food for children at Community Center. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Dec 05A Whale of a Christmas - Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Join us for this truly magical event at the Whale Center. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
Newport
May 09-Oct 31Outdoor Saturday Farmers 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 23-Dec 31Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jun 06Oregon Coast Aquarium: World Oceans Day www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jun 12-Jun 14Celtic Festival & Highland Games - Enjoy live performances of Celtic music, dance, athletics, food, drink and cultural history at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. www.newportcelticfestival.com541-574-6530
Jun 12-Jun 24Oregon Coast Aquarium: Diving Unlimited International Demo www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jun 20Otter 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
Jun 20Writers on the Edge: Matt Love & Andrew Rodman - Fiction, non-fiction, and poetic insanity by two local characters. www.writersontheedge.org541-563-6263
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 04Salmon Enchanted Evening - Wild caught-salmon feast and fireworks. www.salmonenchantedevening.com
Jul 17-Aug 02Newport Performing Arts Center: Come Blow Your Horn - Neil Simon's first play is an uproarious 61/2 character show boarding on farce. It's 1961, the era of Mad Men and the Rat Pack. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare, welcomes his rebellious and eager younger brother, Buddy, into his den of iniquity. Buddy wants to be at writer but their father only wants him to take over the family business of wax fruit manufacturing. The mother only wants peace in the family even it makes her nauseous. Peggy has stars in her eyes. Connie has a song in her heart and Alan probably has condoms in his wallet. Yes, it is a family show. Admission: $16 general $20 Front tables (with NY Deli snacks during intermission) www.portholeplayers.org541-265-2787 (ARTS)
Jul 25Yo-Pro's 5th annual "Amazing Race" - Starting and ending at the Newport Performing Arts Center, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues, finding locations, completing challenges and racing through Newport in order to cross the finish line. Teams can be made of 2 women, 2 men or co-ed and at least 15 years of age. This is an event for all physical ability levels! www.discovernewport.com541-265-8801
Aug 07-Aug 082015 Quilt Show: Quilts by the Sea - QUILTS by the SEA Quilt show with > 300 quilts from traditional bed quilts to fabulous art quilts. Raffle, vendors, demos, boutique and more! Friday, August 7th, 10-6 Saturday, August 8th, 9-4 Newport Rec Cntr, 225 SE Avery St. $ 6, Under 12 Free www.OregonCoastalQuilters.org541-563-5540
Aug 07-Aug 08Quilts by the Sea - Celebrating 25 years at the coast with over 300 quilts made by Coastal Quilters from traditional bed quilts to fabulous art quilts. There is something for everyone. Plus small quilt auction for charity, variety of vendors, demonstrations, antique quilts, boutique with many hand-made items and fabric, children's activity corner, raffle quilt and more! Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-4. Newport Recreation Center, Newport OR, 225 SE Avery St. $ 6, Under 12: Free www.OregonCoastalQuilter.org
Aug 08-Aug 09Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge - A $3,000 competition with all you can sample tastings of these amazing culinary creations featuring in season fresh caught Albacore Tuna right off the Newport docks! www.tunabbq.com
Aug 14-Aug 16Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo - Food & fun for the whole family. www.thelincolncountyfair.com
Toledo
Jul 04-Jul 05First Weekend Artist Showcase - Studios & Galleries showcase various artists. 503-504-7289
Jul 24-Jul 26Summer 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.com541-336-9419
Jul 31Relay for Life 541-264-6468
Aug 02Toledo Folk Music Club - Toledo Folk Music Club, Folk Music at Bank of the West Parking lot on Main Street 541-961-6256
Aug 15-Aug 16Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show - A free, family-friendly event that celebrates the historic tradition of wooden boats and recreation along the Yaquina River. Boat exhibits and rides, vendors, music, family and youth boat building, kids’ activities, races, jousting, and more. www.portoftoledo.org541-336-5207
Seal Rock
Jun 20Seal 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
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
Jul 04-Jul 05Clam-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
Sep 26Cruzin' for Crab www.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Dec 12Christmas In Waldport & Candlelite Bridge Walk - An annual tradition with pet parade, visits with Santa, and the one-of-a-kind candlelight bridge walk. ww.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Yachats
May 10-Oct 18Sunday Farmers Market - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St, offering locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. www.yachatsfarmersmarket.webs.com800-929-0477
May 22-May 24Crafts 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
May 24Yachats 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
Jun 14Yarn 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 02-Jul 05Yachats Arts Guild Summer Gallery - Nearly 30 coast artists will display their work in oils, watercolors, photography, acrylics, pen and ink, wood and other media. www.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 10-Jul 12Yachats Music Festival - This magnificent music festival includes three days of cameo performances by major classical artists. www.fsarts.org510-845-4444
Aug 01-Aug 02Pathways 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 23Yachats River Valley Tour - Meet "up the river folks" who are using their land to raise anything from llamas to edible flowers. Visit up to half a dozen farms, survey the operations and purchase locally produced products, including honey, vegetables, herbs and more! www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Aug 28-Sep 19One of Us Productions: Nunsense541-547-3786
Sep 04-Sep 07Yachats Arts Guild Gallery - Nearly 30 coast artists will display their work in oils, watercolors, photography, acrylics, pen and ink, wood and other media. www.yachatsartsguild.com
Sep 05Yachats 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. 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 06Sky Candy: Yachats Kite Festival - This is a joyous historic festival and chock full of activities that are fun for all ages. These include kite demonstrations, contests, and public kite-flying. There will also be several professional kite fliers as well as giant kite fliers. www.yachats.org
Sep 11-Sep 13Fall Blues Car Show & Shine - Show and shine, dinner, and live entertainment. www.fallbluessns.com
Florence
May 29-May 30Florence Events Center: Flo-Tones Concert - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jun 01Siuslaw High School Band Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jun 02Florence Events Center: Siuslaw High School Choir Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jun 12-Jun 21Florence Events Center Theater: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jul 04Independence Day Celebration - 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 04Wings & Wheels - Displays by the Rhody Cruisers Car Club, Central Oregon British Car Club, Oregon Central Coast Military Vehicle Group, Oregon Coast Military Heritage Museum, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club, United States Coast Guard, and helicopter rides and food @ the Florence Municipal Airport 2001 Airport Way in Florence. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
Jul 18Sand Master Jam - Sandboard competition - all categories, 2-5 pm. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Aug 15Xwest Huck Fest - Sandboard competition, 2-5 pm. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Sep 06-Sep 15Florence Events Center Theater: Chicago www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Sep 11-Sep 13Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
Reedsport
May 15-Oct 30Reedsport Farmers Market - Farmers Market featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables. Eggs, honey, mushroom, baked goods, humus, salsa, and craft vendors. Every Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Corner of Hwy 38 and 5th Street in Old Town Reedsport. www.oldtownreedsport.com(541) 271-3044
Jun 19-Jun 21Oregon 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.reedsportcc.org541-271-3495
Jun 25-Aug 06Riverfront 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 29-Aug 02Dune 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 14-Aug 16Old 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 21-Aug 22Kool 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. www.koolcoastalnights.com541-297-6073
Aug 29-Aug 30Art by the Bay - Observe the styles & skills of potters, painters, carvers, jewelers and more along with kids art games, food, wine, lighthouse tours, and more. www.winchesterbay.org541-297-6073
Lakeside
Jul 044th of July Fireworks - Fireworks show starts at 10:00 pm at the County Park.541-260-5277 www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-260-5277
Aug 08Cardboard Boat Races - All entries must be at the County Park Boat ramp by 10 am, races start at 11 am. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-759-3981
North Bend
May 22-May 24BBQ, 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 19-Jun 20Harley 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 - 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 17-Jul 18July 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.julyjubilee.com541-756-4613
Aug 28-Sep 13Little Theater on the Bay: The Full Monty - A burlesque Adult Comedy stage adaptation based on the 1997 BAFTA award-winning British film about six out-of-work steelworkers with nothing to lose! Rated R, no children please! www.onbroadwaytheater.com541-756-4336
Sep 12-Sep 13Mill-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
Coos Bay
May 06-Oct 28Downtown Farmers Market - Every Wednesday and Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more in downtown Coos Bay. www.coosbaydowntown.org/farmers-market541-269-0215
May 07-Jun 04"Fascinating Florals" Watercolor with Liv Drahos - Learn the secrets to painting light, airy washes that translate into translucent petals and lush background color. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
May 16-Jun 162015 Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival - Brew Ha Ha Craft Brew Festival Saturday, May 16 3-10:00 p.m. Douglas County Fairgrounds Roseburg, OR – Saturday, May 16th marks the second annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Brew Festival, benefitting Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity. Join us from 3-10:00 p.m. http://hfh-or-umpq.huterra.com/content/b541/670-9317
May 26Watercolor with Pat Cink: Composing a Painting with Light and Color on Yupo Paper - Designed for adults with any skill level using watercolors, “Composing a Painting with Light and Color on Yupo Paper” gives beginning artists an advanced start to working on this unique surface. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
May 26-Sep 05Marshfield Sun Printing Museum Open - Open Tuesday through Saturday 1pm-4pm. Volunteers are on hand to interpret and demonstrate the Marshfield Sun’s presses and other printing equipment, as well as to answer questions about the Museum’s exhibits on printing and office technology, and on local history. You can even find out why capital letters are called “upper case” and other letters are called “lower case.” The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum is a unique printing museum located at the north end of Front Street on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. The Marshfield Sun was a working newspaper office and print shop from 1891 to 1944 and is today essentially as it was left in 1944, with additional exhibits upstairs and on the walls. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-266-0901
May 30Memorial Day Parade - Bring the family and wear your red, white, and blue! The parade begins at 4th Street and Golden Avenue and ends at 2nd Street and Hall Avenue in downtown Coos Bay. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-8912
May 30Depth and Detail in Pastel with Kimberly Wurster - Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn how this internationally recognized artist creates her deep, out-of-focus backgrounds and amazing detail with dry pastel. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
Jun 06-Jun 13The ABC's of Watercolor with Liv Drahos - Guided by Liv Drahos’ extensive experience in teaching both drawing and watercolor painting, participants will learn elements of design, basic composition, and color theory. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
Jun 20PrismaTangles with Rosie Hill (Certified Zentangle Teacher) - Learn several tangles that lend themselves to this coloring technique. White gel pens, colored pencils and specially textured paper will be used to create magical artwork. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
Jun 27Clamboree! - 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. 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 08-Aug 26Working 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 11-Jul 25Oregon Coast Music Festival - Celebrate our 37th year of music events throughout the area. Highlight of the Festival are 3 classical concerts with an 80 piece symphony orchestra. Many events are FREE! Visit our website for the full schedule & details. Several genres of music are featured during the week of Festival to include Jazz, Barbershop, Rock, Marimba at different venues through out the area. The second week features three classical concerts performed by our 80 member orchestra of professional musicians from near and far. The only opportunity of the Southern Oregon Coast to hear live classical music during the summer. Don’t miss it! www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 15Zendalas: Tangling in the Round with Rosie Hill (CZT) - Based on the ancient art form of mandalas, this class focuses on drawing in a circular format. Experience the beautiful rhythm of working in a circle to create beautiful Zentangles. www.coosart.org(541) 267-3901
Aug 22-Aug 23Blackberry 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
Sep 01-Sep 29Music on the Bay: Tuesday Concerts - Free live music concerts held every Tuesday in Mingus Park, starting at 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/musiconthebay541-269-0215
Charleston
May 25Blessing of the Fleet - The annual Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial and Blessing of the Fleet will take place in the Charleston Boat Basin at 10am. Names added to the memorial will be read and flowers in memory will be taken to sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. The South Coast Pipes and Drums will play. Cake and Coffee served afterwards at the Charleston Church.541-888-8888
May 30Big Canoe Trip www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Jun 06Birds on the Estuary - Hosted by South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve every first Saturday of the month www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Jun 13SEA Seminars: Fishing - Jamie Doyle, Sea Grant Extension Faculty, OSU Extension Service – Coos & Curry Counties; 9 AM OIMB. Field trip to Docks included. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
Jun 21Shore Acres Rose Sunday on Father’s Day - Rose experts in the garden, refreshments; 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) www.shoreacrespark.com541-888-3732
Jul 18Oregon Coast Music Festival Garden Concert - Noon. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful concert. Friends of Shore Acres will be selling sundaes and ice cold lemonade. The Oregon Coast Music Association will have t-shirts, posters and more available for purchase. Concert is free and donations are welcomed! www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 02Salmon 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 08-Aug 09Seafood Festival - This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD willl be the center of the event. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Aug 15Bonsai 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 04-Sep 06Oregon 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/oregoncoast541-867-4550
Sep 19Orchid 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, but please note there is a $5 parking fee. www.shoreacres.net541-888-2472
Sep 26Dahlia 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 05-Jun 06Gay 1890s Celebration and Parade www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Jun 06-Sep 05Sawdust Theatre: 'Tricked at the Trestle' or 'Taken Down the Garden Path' - Paddy Everlasting turns to the villainous Cavanaugh Sallowbanks for a loan to log his land. Unwittingly duped, his troubles soon begin. His sweet daughter Pearly and niece Tansy are quite taken with the dashing dastard. Will the intrepid Herkimer Bradshaw and Hawkshaw the Railroad Detective be able to thwart the villain’s evil plan? 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. www.SawdustTheatre.com541-396-4563
Bandon
May 01-Dec 19Old Town Marketplace - The "Big Blue" building is now the "Green" building housing the Old Town Marketplace (1st St., next to the boardwalk). Vendors will have vegetables, plants, food and crafts every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Jun 27-Sep 26Meet & Greet Artists of Second Street Gallery, Bandon - Each weekend during the summer, the Gallery features an artist who will demonstrate their work and speak about their creative process. The gallery will post updated schedules in the website as more artists are added to the line up. Join us! http://secondstreetgallery.net541-347-4133
Jul 044th of July Celebration - Celebration parade, Lions Club Old Fashioned 4th of July BBQ, Music, Vendors, Kid's Activities, and Root Beer Floats in the City of Bandon Park along with Port of Bandon Cardboard Boat Races, Apple Pie and Ice Cream at the Boardwalk, and fireworks over the Coquille River. www.portofbandon.com541-347-9616
Jul 10-Jul 19Sprague Community Theater: Peter Pan & the Neverland Crystal - Wendy no longer is that playmate who flies with Peter to Neverland. Their worlds are changing and their adventures are coming to an end. It is time for Wendy to fly beside another, someone to care for her … to the end. Wendy realizes that she is mortal and that Peter will forever be a boy. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5. Ticket Outlets: Bandon True Value and Radio Shack(541)347-2506 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Jul 24Sly & Friends Quartet - Sly & Friends present an evening of music at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon. The folk quartet features Jim "Sly" Sylvester on voice and guitar; Holly Sylvester, voice and bass; Bryan Ibach, voice, mandolin and harmonic; Perry St. John, voice and percussion. This free community event is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Music Festival Association. www.oregoncoastmusic.org541-347-7426
Aug 14-Aug 30Sprague Community Theater: The Spitfire Grill - A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Aug 14-Aug 30Sprague Community Theater: The Spitfire Grill - A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Aug 19Sprague Community Theater: Men of Worth - A beautiful blend of voices and intricately intertwined instrumentation for a duo. Their stories and interaction with the audience draws you into another world where you can let the stresses of your day melt away. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Sep 25SEA Seminars: “Birds of Tanzania: Birding the Big Year With Noah Strycker” - Harv Schubothe and Kelle Herrick; 9 AM Bandon Community Center. Field trip not included. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
Powers
Jun 20Tour de Fronds - Tour de Fronds, a cycling event, June 20, 2015. 7 rides available 30 to 117 miles on low-traffic roads. Cost: $35-$55 covers breakfast, snacks, and a post-ride meal. Sponsor: Powers Lions Club. Permit: US Forest Service, Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Sixes
Jul 31-Aug 02Cape Blanco County Music Festival - The biggest outdoor country music festival to hit the coast. Big name acts like Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, and The Band Perry 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 - Open 10am-3:30 pm Wednesday through Monday. www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com
May 23-Oct 31Saturday Farmers Market - Fresh local produce, plants, seafood/beef,eggs, honey,flowers, baked goods, plus handmade art & crafts, jewelry and activities for kids. Saturday's, 9am - noon, Port Orford Community Co-op Site, Hwy 101 & 8th St. Operates into October, possibly longer depending on weather. www.facebook.com/PortOrfordFarmersMarket541-287-2000
Jun 07Mildred Hill Concert: LYRA - Russian folk at Zion Lutheran Church. [email protected] 541-332-1167
Jul 03-Jul 054th of July Jubilee - Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fireworks, and lots of fun activities and events! www.portorfordoregon.com
Jul 18Mildred Hill Concert: Michael Nigro - Classical guitar at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
Sep 11-Sep 13Cape Blanco Wild Rivers Coast Air & Ag Show www.enjoyportorford.com541-332-8055
Sep 26Mildred Hill Concert: Port Orford Blues and Dance Club Band - "Tulsa Sound" blues and jazz at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
Gold Beach
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
Jun 11-Jun 14Pistol 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
Aug 22-Aug 23Wild Rivers Dahlia Society Show - At the Event Center on the Beach, Gold Beach. 541-247-2364
Aug 27-Aug 30Curry 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 12Bike 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.800-525-2334
Sep 12Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival - Craft Breweries from all over the Pacific Northwest, the best food vendors to accompany the brews - no two alike, classic car show will be held outside, live music all day, onsite artisans. Presale tickets $10 or $15 at the door. www.goldbeachbrewfest.org541-490-1593
Pistol River
Jun 06Pistol River Concert Association: Mbrascatu and Redwood Son www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jul 11Pistol River Concert Association: Houston Jones - No one delivers the goods quite like Houston Jones. The band's infectious mix of acoustic rock, bluegrass, folk, and country, driven along by the drumming of Peter Tucker, the guitar of Glenn Houston, and the soulful vocals of Travis Jones, are in ample supply on their latest effort, Queen of Yesterday. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Aug 08Pistol River Concert Association: The Blackberry Bushes - The Blackberry Bushes are a Contemporary Stringband from the rain-drenched forests of Olympia, Washington. They take a bluegrass instrumentation, draw from the deep roots of American folk music and add influences from Bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Indie Rock, jazz, and pop. Virtuosic musicianship, compelling arrangements, quick wit, flying tempos, and heavy heel boot dancing are all elements of a live show that is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Brookings
May 09-Dec 12Second Saturday Art Walk - Second Saturday of each month, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at various sites on or near Chetco Avenue. There are about eight galleries/venues. Most offer live music and free refreshments. Often there are special events, like artist demonstrations, short theatrical performances, special musical performances, etc. www.wildriverscoastart.com
May 15-May 31Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Mary Poppins www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 22-May 24Party at the Port - Event features live bands, a beer garden, and a host of other May Day celebrations. www.port-brookings-harbor.com800-535-9469
May 22-May 25Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more. www.brookingsharborchamber.com541-469-3181
May 23-May 24Azalea 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 06-Oct 10Saturday Artisan 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 07-Sep 13American 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 12-Jun 28Chetco Playhouse: The Miracle Worker www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jun 19-Jun 20Wild Rogue Relay wildroguerelay.smokymountainrelay.com
Jun 19-Jun 28Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 17-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. www.sokf.org
Jul 31-Aug 09Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Aug 01-Aug 02Festival 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! www.piratesofthepacificfestival.com 541-251-4422
Aug 07-Aug 16Chetco Playhouse: Annie Junior - adult $15, children $7, seniors $15 www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Aug 22Raining Cats and Dogs brookingsharborrotary.org/events541-290-7276
Sep 04-Sep 06Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218
Sep 11-Sep 20Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sex Please, We're 60 - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Sep 18-Oct 04Chetco Playhouse: Addam’s Family - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Oct 09-Oct 18Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Groovy www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Nov 12-Nov 21Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sleeping Beauty - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 04-Dec 13Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Anne of Green Gables www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 04-Dec 13Chetco Playhouse: Miracle on 34th Street www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
 

 


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