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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! 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
Long Beach
Mar 20-Apr 19Spring Break Family Kite Fun - World Kite Museum hosts their annual Spring Break activities for kids and families. Everyone gets to make a kite! There is a treasure hunt that the whole family plays together to win coupons from local businesses. There are various short kite movies to watch. Come and learn all about kites for Spring Break Family Kite Fun! 360-642-4020
Mar 27-Mar 29Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show - Artists compete in over 20 categories during this show and Inspired Creations features additional artwork by exhibiting artists. An art raffle of member donated work benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund & the Art Enrichment Program. 800-451-2542
May 02-May 03Loyalty Days - Longest consecutive loyalty day celebration in the nation. Events are scheduled over two-day period on the Long Beach Peninsula, including Children’s Parade, annual Blessing of the Fleet, Fire Truck rides, and Loyalty Days Parade. 800-451-2542
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. 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.
Jun 26-Jun 27Doggie Olympic Games - Fun for dogs of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. 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. 800-451-2542
Apr 25Black Lake Fishing Derby - Free kids-only derby; ages 0-14. Free pancake breakfast 7am; fishing starts at 7am. Pre-register online, at Ilwaco City Hall, or at Derby. Children must be accompanied by adult. Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight. Guaranteed free t-shirt with pre-registration only. 800-451-2542
May 02Children’s Loyalty Day Parade - The parade begins at noon; All children are welcome to participate. Prizes and treats handed out at end of parade at the Pavilion at Port of Ilwaco. 800-451-2542
May 02 Blessing of the Fleet - Gaily decorated parade of boats to mouth of Columbia River for blessing. Memorial Wreath dropped by Coast Guard helicopter. Free boat rides to blessing site. 800-451-2542
May 02-Sep 26Saturday Market - Shop for farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, fine art, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and mouthwatering prepared food. Watch the boats go by & the catch-of-the-day come in. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market runs every Saturday. www.portofilwaco.org503-338-9511
May 30-Jun 01Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
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
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 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

Northern California
Crescent City
Apr 18Youth & Family Fair - Bring your family and enjoy a wide variety of free activities and entertainment in the Main Hall, in a tobacco free event. There will be a lot to see and do. This annual event aims to educate and entertain, is designed to create community awareness about child abuse and prevention and is meant to provide a more proactive, positive approach to the subject.
Apr 24-Apr 28Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Apr 26Symphony by the Sea - The Curry/Del Norte Orchestra will be performing at 3:00pm this afternoon at Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road. John Webster is the director. A variety of music will be presented. Admission is $10.00 for adults and free for students through grade 12. Tickets can be purchased at Del Norte Office Supply or at the door. www.delnorte.org707-487-5760
May 02Dancing with the Stars of Del Norte - Humane Society of Del Norte is holding a Dance Competition & Silent Auction to raise funds for their spade/neuter program. A no host bar happy hour, with hors d’oeuvres from Northwoods, begins at 6:00pm. The dancing begins at 7:00pm with ten local couples competing for the prize, judged by a panel of three. After the winners are announced, enjoy open dancing until midnight, taking breaks to bid on your favorite items until 11:00pm. Pre-sale tickets are $20/person and are available at Del Norte Office Supply and Turning Heads Salon. Tickets will be $25 at the door, if there is still room. www.delnorte.org707-218-5998
May 08-May 09Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show - This free two-day Wildflower Show will be held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds from 11:00am – 5:00pm on Friday and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday. www.delnorte.org707-457-3485
May 08-May 10Spring Fair & Carnival www.dnfair.org707-464-9556
May 16Lighthouse Repertory Theatre: Fundraiser - Beach/surf style evening with polynesian foods and live music with the Mudsharks at St. Joseph's Hall. www.lighthouserepertorytheatre.org707-465-3740
May 16Noll Standup Paddle Race www.delnorte.org800-343-8300
May 19Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association Concert Series: pianist Umi Garrett - Although only 14 years old, Umi Garrett is a seasoned performer who has garnered rave reviews from around the world since her debut at age 8. Admission is by $45 season pass or $20 single ticket. www.delnorte.org707-951-3102
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

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Mar 21-Mar 28Spring Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. Whales may be seen heading south from mid-March to late May. www.whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Mar 28SOLV Beach Cleanup - Thousands of volunteers show up to help keep the beach clean. www.solv.org800-333-SOLV
Jun 01Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic peoplescoastarthritisbikeclassic.kintera541-265-9917
Jun 06Oregon State Parks Day - Free admission and free camping Saturday night in all Oregon State Parks. www.oregonstateparks.org800-551-6949
Apr 03-Apr 19Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: The Real Lewis and Clark Story or How the Finns Discovered Astoria! - Shows on Friday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Apr 24-Apr 26Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival - Attracting seafood lovers for its famous fresh-caught Oregon Dungeness crab dinner, the festival also showcases artisan producers, local micro-canneries, wineries and homegrown craft breweries. More than 80 booths from regional artisans and live music at Clatsop County Fairgrounds. www.travelastoria.com800-875-6807
May 08-May 17Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Teen Production www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
May 09Flavel House Mother’s Day Tea & Scones - Honor the Mother in your life with an entertaining and delicious day at the Flavel House. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
May 09Beginning Your Memoir Workshop - Many people aspire to write a memoir but struggle with how to begin. This frustration often results in the story going untold. In this workshop, participants will experiment with different and innovative techniques for beginning a memoir and discover how the right opening can help unwrap the story and determine its heart. Workshop is taught by Matt Love, author of several books. The workshop will be held at the Fort George Brewery Showroom, Saturday, May 9, 9:30-4:00 p.m. Class costs $125, capped at 15 participants. [email protected]
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.
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, 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
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 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
May 02USS Tahoma, Shore Party - The living history group U.S.S. Tahoma brings to life the history of the Union's Navy. The weekend will include displays, camp life, demonstrations, and a full-scale model of a ship, on dry land. The only cost for this event is the $5 State Park entrance fee. www.visitfortstevens.com503-861-1470
May 23Celebrating Veterans, Celebrating Freedom at Fort Stevens - Memorial Day events celebrating freedom and our Veterans, great family activity. 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.
Mar 28Doggie Dash - Come down for some fun outdoors during Spring break, and get some exercise with your dog while supporting a great cause in the 2 mile run/walk, Doggie Dash. Meet with other dog lovers and support the local Animal Shelter at this event. The entry fee is $20 per person (more than one dog allowed per person). Prizes will be given for fastest time, ugliest dog, and dog/owner couple that look the most alike. The event begins at 10am at Cartwright Park. www.sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Apr 17-Apr 19ACBL American Regional Bridge Tournament - The American Contract Bridge League is the North American organization of duplicate bridge players. ACBL members compete in tournaments and duplicate bridge clubs.
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 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 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
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). 791-9438
Cannon Beach
Feb 21-Mar 31Blue Opens at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum - Attention textile artists, crafters, quilters, and art enthusiasts! The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be opening a new textile exhibit on February 21 at 6:00 p.m. Blue features fifteen pieces from artists all over the Pacific Northwest. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Mar 13-Apr 18Coaster Theatre: Murder on the Nile - Simon Mostyn and heiress Kay Ridgeway are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile River but all is not roses and champagne. A dark shadow has followed them on their post-wedding travels. Jacqueline de Severac – Simon’s jilted fiancé and Kay’s former best friend – keeps turning up at every stop on the newlywed’s itinerary. Aboard the paddle steamer are a host of characters and several memorable characters. While journeying along the river murder and mayhem ensure and it is up to Canon Pennefather to uncover the criminals before they reach their destination. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Mar 27Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Stomptowners Concert - www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 04Puffins Return to Haystack Rock - Each spring, puffins that have spent the last eight months floating and diving on the open seas of the Pacific Ocean return to Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock to lay eggs and raise their chicks. The puffins are most visible and active at Haystack Rock from April through early-July. By late August, the puffin chicks will be ready to return to open seas with their parents. For the best viewing at Haystack Rock, bring your binoculars, bird spotting scope or visit Haystack Rock at daytime low tides when interpreters from Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be on the beach with spotting scopes focused on the nesting birds. www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Apr 10-Apr 12Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers - A weekend dedicated to writers and writing, hosted by the Tolovana Arts Colony. Guest authors will be: Karen Joy Fowler, Gail Tsukyama, Jim Lynch, Nancy Pearl, and Terry Brooks. www.tolovanaartscolony.org503-440-0684
Apr 16Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Bonnie Henderson "The Next Tsunami" - Oregon author, Bonnie Henderson, presents her latest book, "The Next Tsunami." www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 16-Apr 2812 Days of Earth Day - 12 days of fun activities, like birdwatching, hikes, art shows, film screenings, and lectures.
Apr 24Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Gayle Ritt Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
May 01-May 03Spring Unveiling - Throughout Cannon Beach, artists "unveil" new works in all mediums. Works include those from established painters & sculptors to fine art photography to up-and-coming artists. Interact with artists through out the weekend. Techniques and inspiration are discussed. Receptions held at galleries throughout town. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
May 14Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: "Oregon for the Curious" by William L. Sullivan - Oregon author, historian and avid hiker William L. Sullivan returns to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum to present his latest book, “Oregon Variations.” The book is a collection of short stories celebrating Oregon’s quirks. In celebration of this book Sullivan will be presenting a slide show tour of Oregon's oddest hiking and travel destinations. From an island sea cave, to a forgotten canyon of colored pinnacles to everything in between. Expect off-the-beaten-path tales of history and geology, as told by this bestselling author. The presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
May 22Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: "WWII on the Oregon Coast" by Alisha Hamel - The presentation will discuss the roles Oregon's military personnel played during WWII. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
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 23Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: The Jewish Community in 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.
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 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
Apr 18PoetryFest - Day dedicated to the joys of poetry with workshops, book signings, and poetry readings taking place at the Hoffman Center www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
May 16Manzanita Writers' Series: Ariel Gore
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
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
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 09Captain Gray’s Birthday Celebration & Coffee Social - At the Garibaldi Museum, 10:00 – 3:00pm. Free Lady Washington Mug with paid admission. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
May 16Mews at the Museum: United Paws Adoptathon - At Garibaldi Museum, 10:00 – 3:00pm 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 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.
Jul 24-Jul 26Garibaldi Days - Parade, fireworks, train rides, live entertainment, vendors, and more. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-322-3327
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.
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.
Apr 18-Apr 19Razor Clam Festival - After taking a 70-year break, the historic Razor Clam Festival that put Long Beach on the map is back! Experience razor clam digging and family fun! Sign up for a free guided clam digging lesson from local professionals, you be the judge and enjoy the delicious and local clam chowder at the Annual Chowder Tasteoff. Live music and entertainment is offered, beer garden, raffles, clam related vendors, and prizes. www.razorclamfest.com360-642-2400
Apr 25Beach Clean Up - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes a beach clean up for the 28 miles of beach on the Long Beach Peninsula every January, April and July. Hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean the beach. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. Meet organizers at any major beach approach (Seaview, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Surfside at Oysterville Road) at 9:30am to sign in and pick up bags. Soup feed for volunteers included after clean-up. www.ourbeach.org360-642-0033
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
Mar 20-Apr 04The Barn Community Playhouse: Dead Ringer - Hard-boiled film noir meets the American Western in this dark comedy set in an abstract Wild West. Tyrus Cole, a horse trainer, lives on a ranch with his invalid sister, Mary. Because he can't watch Mary during the day, Tyrus has her confined to a root cellar. When Dwight Foley arrives at the ranch seeking help with his horse, he and Mary fall in love and began plotting the demise of Tyrus and their eventual escape. Their plan escalates and in the end, the three find themselves trapped in a complex web of greed and secrets. Admission - Adults = $15, Students/Seniors = $10, Family of four = $40 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Mar 28Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: “Heroes, Thugs and Miners” with Jim Baldwin - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Apr 11Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: Book reading of “Agnes Canon’s War” with Deborah Lincoln www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Apr 11Arbor Week Celebration - Help us celebrate the magic of trees and forest. Family-friendly games, crafts, and tree planting. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Apr 25Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: “Keeping Tabs on America,” Oregon Humanities Conversation Project with Kristian Williams www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
May 09Tillamook Tales: Noisy Frog Sing-a-Long - 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
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
May 23Tillamook County Pioneer Museum's Great Speaker Series: Richard W. Etulain discusses his book “The Life and Legend of Calamity Jane” - Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 1:00 PM. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
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 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
Jul 04Clover’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
May 01-May 03Birding & Blues Festival - Fun, educational, and informative festival with beginning birding and blues music events in Pacific City. www.birdingandblues.org503-965-6247
May 16Reach 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.
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.
Jul 03Independence Day Celebration www.pcnvchamber.org503-392-4340
Jul 18-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
Mar 29Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Amadeus Piano Trio - Celebrating twenty-two seasons of rave review performances to overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences, the Trio is generally acknowledged as occupying a position among the foremost piano trios in the world. Recognized for their brilliant virtuosity and superb musicianship, the three artists also enjoy award-winning solo careers. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Apr 12Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Joel Fan - Joel Fan is a pianist who made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11. He's an artist who has won praise for his technical expertise, lyrical playing, and outstanding interpretation. He's stood out both as a solo performer and as a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
May 03Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Karkowska Sisters Duo - Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award winning, internationally acclaimed ensemble that in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire performs extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. “ a duo they communicate easily with an audience, telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes one’s breath away” Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Lincoln City
Oct 18-May 25Finders Keepers - Weather and ocean conditions permitting, every day colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach. If you find a float, bring it to the Lincoln City Visitors Center to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist.
Mar 05-Mar 28Theatre West: Social Security - www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Mar 07-Dec 19Culinary Center Classes - Held every Saturday, the topics range from healthy seafood to South American flavors to Kids in the Kitchen.
Mar 21-Mar 29Spring Break Special Glass Drop on the Beach -
Mar 23-Mar 27Festival of Illusions - Bring a little magic to your spring break, at the LCCC. A week full of magic shows and camps, perfect for families and friends to enjoy together. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 11Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 17-Apr 18Chinook Winds Casino: Travis Tritt www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Apr 17-Apr 19Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale - More than a hundred garage sales throughout the Lincoln City area. www.lcchamber.com541-994-3070
Apr 18Spring Plant Sale - At the Connie Hansen Garden. 9am to 4pm. Check out the wide variety of plants for sale at special prices! conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
May 02Fish Taco Cook-Off - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Cost: Free! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
May 03-Oct 11Outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org541-921-0062
May 06Garden Festival - At the Connie Hansen Garden, 10am to 3pm. Come explore one of the best gardens in the Pacific NW at 1931 NW 33rd. conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
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 16-May 17Devils 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.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
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.
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
Aug 04-Aug 09Missoula Children’s Theatre: King Arthur’s Quest www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
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.
Depoe Bay
Apr 18-Apr 19Wooden Boat Show, Crab Feed, and Ducky Derby - Enjoy succulent crab and watch master craftsmen build and show off their wooden boats. Take part in cheering your “ducky” to the finish line during Sunday’s Ducky Derby. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
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
Mar 27-Mar 28Oregon Coast Aquarium: Family Sleepover with the Sharks www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 28Bejeweled - The ultimate in recycled jewelry sales. Over 5,000 donated items of vintage, fine, ethnic, costume, everyday and artisan jewelry. Most pieces one of a kind. Boutique and bargain all at fantastic prices. A fundraiser for Food Share of Lincoln County. www.foodsharelincolncounty.org541-265-8578
Mar 28Fools Relay
Apr 03-Apr 26Newport Performing Arts Center: The Taming of the Shrew - You've never seen Shakespeare quite like this. Neither a "traditional" retelling, nor an update or relocation, one of the Bard's wildest and most madcap comedies gets a massive renovation and fresh presentation, courtesy director Darcy Hogan (herself a veteran of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.) Hogan has infused the show with some fresh, fun ideas and wildly imaginative elements -- making this easily one of the most unique, crazy, enjoyable, and over-the-top fun productions you'll likely ever experience! www.RedOctopusTheatre.org541-265-ARTS
Apr 08Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Apr 11Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center - Hatfield Marine Science Center opens its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach that make this marine laboratory unique; campus tours and family friendly activities in the Visitor Center.
Apr 17-Apr 19Paper Arts Festival - Three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, all at the Newport Visual Arts Center. www.coastarts.org541-265-6569
Apr 25Oregon Coast Aquarium: Earth Day Celebration www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
May 01-May 03Loyalty Days Celebration - Carnival, parade, and celebration of veterans. www.newportchamber.org541-961-1042
May 09Oregon Coast Aquarium: International Migratory Bird Day Celebration www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
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 16Brewers 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.
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 16Oregon Coast Aquarium: Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
May 16Writers on the Edge: Trevor Dodge - In his book of flash fiction, Trevor Dodge celebrates the insanity of falling in love, the absurdity of playing by the rules, and the stupidities of discontent that ensnare us all. www.writersontheedge.org541-563-6263
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.
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
May 16-May 17Renaissance Faire Glastonbury - Ye Merrie Greenwood Players brings the world of Elizabethan England to Toledo. 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
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.com541-336-3183
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.
May 09Great Garage Sale 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
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
Mar 27-Mar 28Friends of the Yachats Library Annual Book Sale - 541-547-3741
Mar 28Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items and luncheon with pie/beverage option at YLC Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Apr 02Yachats Big Band Dance www.yachatsbigband.com541-547-3626
Apr 04Easter Egg Hunt - Bring your children and join us for prizes and Easter Egg Baskets! Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. 10am. www.yachatspresbyterian.org541-547-3400
Apr 11YYFAP Talent Show - 541-547-4599
May 01-May 17One of Us Productions: Sordid Lives - Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St, [#15] www.yachats.org541-351-1161
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 22Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert - 7 pm at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. www.occo.ws800-929-0477
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 23Memorial 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 $3.50. 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 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.
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.
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
Mar 20-Mar 29Last Resort Players: Our Town www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 10-Apr 12Florence Events Center: Once Upon a Mattress - If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 17SEA presents Quartetto Gelato Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 02Florence Green Fair www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 03Community Chorus Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 09Jazz Kings: Why Don’t You Do Right? www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 15SEA presents Eugene Symphony www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 15Florence Events Center: Eugene Symphony www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 15-May 17Rhododendron Festival - Third oldest flower festival on the West Coast celebrates the wild rhododendrons that thrive along the Oregon Coast. The festival includes a wide variety of fun throughout the weekend and includes parades, flower show spotlighting rhododendrons, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much more. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
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 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
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
May 08-May 10Crawdad Festival - Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Get ready for some tasty crawdads, shrimp, and alligator sausage. Besides great food there will be bands, beer garden, a winery, and camel rides. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-756-2486
Jul 03-Jul 044th 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
North Bend
Apr 10-May 03Little Theater on the Bay: Roger's & Hammerstein's Cinderella www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Apr 11-Apr 12Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Tuber Sale www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-0740
Apr 25-Apr 26Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale - Don’t miss these gorgeous displays at the Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-267-4176
May 16-May 17Tomato-Rama & More - Many varieties of tomatoes, annuals, perennials, flowers of all kinds, herbs, vegetables, vines, shrubs, houseplants, ground covers, sedums, and more. Kids garden hats Saturday 12-3pm. Garden Questions Answered by the Coos County Master Gardeners. Pony Village Mall. 10-6 Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. www.ponyvillagemall.net541-572-5263
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
Coos Bay
Jan 10-May 09Contra Dancing - South Coast Folk Society holds a contra dance on the 2nd Saturday of each month (Sept – May) at 7:00 at the Greenacres Grange between Coos Bay and Coquille. No partner or experience needed. All dances are taught by a caller; always live music. Contra dancing is an energetic couples line dance rooted in old English country dancing and performed with live music to the instructions of a caller. All dances are taught. This is an easy-to-learn and forgiving dance form suitable for ages 9 to 90, offered in a spirit of community. Instruction for beginners starts at 7:00 PM. The main dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30, and all dances are taught. Admission $7, seniors/students $6, SCFS members $5, under 6 free. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Jan 23-May 22International Folk Dancing - Fun for people of all ages! Join the South Coast Folk Society every 4th Friday (Sept – May). Part of the evening will include teaching and the rest will be request dancing. Learn a Serbia kolo, a Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora! No partners needed. Dances are active; dress comfortably and wear soft-soloed shoes. Admission is $4. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Mar 27-Mar 28Monotype Workshop with Pat Snyder - Renowned local artist, printmaker and art educator Pat Snyder will share with workshop participants the painterly printmaking process incorporating spontaneous painting and/or drawing within the fine art of printmaking using an etching press. 267-3901
Apr 01-May 06Basics of Drawing with Allen (Tony) Adams - Come learn from one of the area’s premier realist artists, Allen (Tony) Adams. The instructor’s qualifications include time spent as a screen cartoonist at Walt Disney Studios and 30 years as an illustrator and graphic designer at General Dynamics Corp. 267-3901
Apr 12Coos County Community Concert Association: Rob Verdi www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Apr 17-May 22The Basics of Cartoon Art with Allen (Tony) Adams - Come learn from one of the area’s premier realist artists, Allen (Tony) Adams. The instructor’s qualifications include time spent as a screen cartoonist at Walt Disney Studios and 30 years as an illustrator and graphic designer at General Dynamics Corp. 267-3901
May 02South Coast Celtic Fest
May 02South Coast Celtic Fest - A day of music, culture, crafts and fun from the seven Celtic nations.
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 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.
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. 267-3901
May 14Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Coos Bay - Hosted by Andrew J Locati Architects of Crow/Clay & Associates. May is National Preservation Month. Tour start at Noon, meet at the Coos Bay Visitor Center. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-252-1919
May 17Coos County Community Concert Association: Umi Garrett www.cccca.com541-269-1272
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. 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. 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. 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
Apr 25Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed - You don’t want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s Bounty! www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
May 02SSNERR Visitor Center: Native Plants Workshop - Free workshop at South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve Visitor Center from 10 am to 1 pm. www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
May 02Birds on the Estuary - Hosted by South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve every first Saturday of the month www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
May 10Shore 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
May 16Paddle the Estuary www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
May 23Estuary Explorers: Families in the Field, Explore the Shore - Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm *Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center. Free. www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
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 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 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
Jun 05-Jun 06Gay 1890s Celebration and Parade www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Jun 06-Aug 29Sawdust Theatre: Annual Melodrama - 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
Mar 20-Mar 29Sprague Community Theater: Clueless in the Ballroom - A Classically Classic Whodunit In Which Murder Is Afoot By Rebeca Jones. The setting is in the town of New Safe Haven, in the Foote mansion. The story is a farcical mix of Clue, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, with various other nods to books, movies, and the like. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Apr 25Bandon Rotary's Wine and Cheese Extravaganza - Delectable appetizers and drinks, all for a good cause at this fundraiser at The Barn. www.bandonrotary.org541-290-9989
May 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
May 09SEA Seminars: Coastal Birds - “Coastal Birds” seminar with Mike Graybill, former Director, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve; 9 AM Bandon Community Center. Field trip included. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
May 10-May 12Sprague Community Theater: Alice in Wonderland by MarLo Dance Studio - www.marlodance.com541-347-4616
May 13Bandon Showcase: Anthony Kearns - Anthony Kearns is founding member of The Irish Tenors, among PBS’s largest grossing presentations, and one of Ireland’s most prestigious touring groups. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
May 23Port of Bandon's Annual Marine Swap Meet - Port of Bandon presents our annual "Marine Swap Meet" from 10am to 3pm on the boardwalk. Come on down to sell/trade/buy your books, boards, kites, sails, boats, fishing gear or ground tackle. Free to sell your items, must be water/marine related. 347-3206
May 23Port of Bandon's Annual Marine Swap Meet - Port of Bandon presents our annual "Marine Swap Meet" from 10am to 3pm on the boardwalk. Come on down to sell/trade/buy your books, boards, kites, sails, boats, fishing gear or ground tackle. Free to sell your items, must be water/marine related. 347-3206
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
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
Jun 20Tour de Fronds - Tour de Fronds, a cycling event, June 20, 2015. 7 rides available 30 to 117 miles on low-traffic roads. Cost: $35-$55 covers breakfast, snacks, and a post-ride meal. Sponsor: Powers Lions Club. Permit: US Forest Service, Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Port Orford
Mar 27-Mar 29Port Orford 9th Annual Poet's Roundup - Three day free event featuring a poetry contest and prizes (Friday Evening), all day prose and poetry readings (Saturday) by south coast authors, followed by keynote speaker, renowned poet Ingrid Wendt, who will also hold a Writer's Workshop on Sunday. n/a541-332-8899
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours - Open 10am-3:30 pm Wednesday through Monday.
Apr 25Mildred Hill Concert: Pacific High School Musicians - Mozart, Coldplay, Basque music and more at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
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!
Jul 18Mildred Hill Concert: Michael Nigro - Classical guitar at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
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
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
Mar 28Rogue River Rampage Mud Run/Walk www.rogueriverrampage.com541-247-0923
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
May 16Whale of a Wine Fest www.goldbeachwinefest.com541-247-0923
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
Pistol River
Apr 04Pistol River Concert Association: Communist Daughter www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 09Pistol River Concert Association: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen - With influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
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
Apr 10-Apr 26Chetco Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
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.
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: Logger’s Rhapsody - Melodrama about Brookings loggers a century in the past. Written and directed by Mike Moran www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jun 19-Jun 20Wild Rogue Relay
Jun 19-Jun 28Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 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.
Jul 31-Aug 09Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Aug 01Festival of Art in Stout Park - A juried show of original art and handcrafted items. Plein air artists at work, activities for children, food court, music. Stout Park - park setting surrounding Manley Art Center. One block off Highway 101 on Oak Street. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. www.wildriverscoastart.com541-469-1807
Aug 07-Aug 09Pirates of the Pacific Festival - Re-enactors provide cannon fire and sword play, magicians, jugglers, children’s events, old salty sea dog tunes, pirate shanties, merchants, and more! 541-251-4422
Aug 07-Aug 16Chetco Playhouse: Annie Junior www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Sep 04-Sep 06Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218
Sep 11-Sep 20Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sex Please, We're 60 - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Sep 18-Oct 04Chetco Playhouse: Addam’s Family - www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Oct 09-Oct 18Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Groovy www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Nov 12-Nov 21Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sleeping Beauty - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 04-Dec 13Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Anne of Green Gables www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 04-Dec 13Chetco Playhouse: Miracle on 34th Street www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877



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