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|Dec 31||Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. www.funbeach.com||800-451-2542|
|Jan 17||Crab Feed - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters will be holding their Annual Crab Feed dinner to support Ilwaco HS Athletics at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Hwy North, in downtown Long Beach from 12PM-8PM. One-Crab dinner is $15 and two crab is $25. Dinner includes coleslaw & French bread. Hot dogs for $3 available for children.
|Jan 17-Jan 18||Windless Kite Festival - Come and experience the elegant flight of Windless Kite Festival Indoor Kite Fly! This kite flying ‘recital’ involves indoor kite flying with no fans to move the air. There are solos, duets and group performances of two and four line kites choreographed air routines to music. ‘Hot Trick Shoot Out’ matches pairs of flyers for comic capers and tricky maneuvers. www.worldkitemuseum.com||360-642-4020|
|Feb 27-Feb 28||Asian New Year Kite Celebration - Asian New Year Kite Celebration at the World Kite Museum features the kites and cultures of a different Asian country annually. Uniquely shaped & decorated kites and other folk arts are displayed. Videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities are part of both days’ events. www.worldkitemuseum.com ||360-642-4020|
|Mar 20-Mar 22||Peninsula Quilt Guild Show - Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will have over 100 quilts on display submitted by Guild members for the annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show. With the theme “Quilting at the Beach,” there will be a demonstration of various aspects of quilt making. There will be a drawing for this year’s prize quilt, with proceeds going to area charities. Free admission. www.beachartist.org ||800-451-2542|
|Mar 20-Apr 19||Spring 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!
www.worldkitemuseum.com ||360-642-4020 |
|Mar 20-Mar 22||Peninsula Quilt Guild Show - Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will have over 100 quilts on display submitted by Guild members for the annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show. With the theme “Quilting at the Beach,” there will be a demonstration of various aspects of quilt making. There will be a drawing for this year’s prize quilt, with proceeds going to area charities. Free admission. www.funbeach.com ||800-451-2542 |
|Jan 29||WindSync, A Classical Wind Quintet www.delnorte.org/event/windsync||707-951-3102|
|Mar 13-Mar 22||Lighthouse Repertory Theatre: South Pacific - March 13-15, 20-22. Evening performances: 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Admission:General - $15, Seniors & Students - $10.
|Dec 27-Dec 31||Winter Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 sites all along the coast. www.whalespoken.org||541-765-3407|
|Feb 06-Feb 16||Quilt Run 101 - Quilt Challenge 2015!! Pick up one challenge flat quarter from each participating shop, put them together into a wall hanging size quilt and enter to win. Every entrant will receive 1 yard of fabric. Grand Prize: Janome Gem Gold. Visit a minimum 6 shops to be eligible for prizes. All shops will be open at least 9:30am – 5:30pm during the hop. www.quiltrun101.com||541-267-0749|
|Jun 01||Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic peoplescoastarthritisbikeclassic.kintera||541-265-9917|
|Dec 13-Dec 30||Flavel House Museum Plum Pudding and Tea - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cup of tea and traditional holiday plum pudding in the festively decorated historic Flavel House Museum. Cost per person is $12 and includes fresh, warm plum pudding, a cup of tea and self-guided tour. www.cumtux.org||503-325-2203|
|Feb 07||Timber Festival - Meet real loggers from the heart of where the Ax Men series is produced with logging competitions, hearty lumberjack breakfast featuring flapjacks and biscuits & gravy, and test your own lumberjacks skills. There are food booths, crafts, entertainment, and other attractions. www.astoriatimberfestival.com||503-325-1010|
|Feb 14||Festival of Dark Arts - Let your senses feast on the Dark Arts Gallery, tattoo artistry, belly dancing, tarot card reading, and tintype photography. Stay warm by the blacksmith forge, glass blowers, and fire dancers. Live music will play all day upstairs, and wherever you go, the stouts will follow - over 55 eclectic beers in total. www.fortgeorgebrewery.com/festivalofdark||503-325-7468|
|Feb 27-Mar 01||FisherPoets Gathering - The Gathering has become an Astoria tradition, bringing men and women tied to the fishing industry together to share poems, stories, songs, memoirs, essays and art in celebration of the work, its people and their concerns. www.fisherpoets.org||800-875-6807|
|Apr 24-Apr 26||Crab, 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.
|Feb 08||A Sweet Affaire - A Sweet Affaire consists of wine & beer tastings, elegant treats, a live and silent auction, and fine chocolates to satisfy any sweet tooth! www.sunsetempire.com||503-738-3311|
|Feb 20-Feb 22||Seaside Jazz Festival - This festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz and traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day enjoying the sounds of this American art form. www.jazzseaside.com||866-345-6257 |
|Mar 06-Mar 08||Pouring at the Coast: Craft Beer Fest - Craft beer tasting and food pairing festival at the Seaside Convention Center. www.pouringatthecoast.com||503-738-6391|
|Nov 14-Dec 27||Coaster Theatre: Beauty and the Beast - Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus a few new songs written especially for the Broadway musical. www.coastertheatre.com||503-436-1242|
|Nov 15-Dec 22||Haystack Holidays - Come celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach! www.cannonbeach.org||503-436-2623|
|Jan 02||Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: January Jazz Concert - World-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell will ring in the New Year at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Stowell began his career in the early 1970’s with guitarist Linc
Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. He is an internationally renowned performer who has been welcomed to Australia and all over Europe. He was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain. www.cbhistory.org||503-436-9301|
|Jan 30-Feb 21||Coaster Theatre: 'Night Mother - Jessie’s life is stale and unprofitable–she has decided to take fate into her own hands. She spends the evening getting the house ready for her mother. During the course of the evening we discover the complex nature of a mother-daughter relationship. Admission (adult, children, seniors, matinee): $15 or $20
|Feb 12||Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: "Oregon's Historic Railroads" - Thursday at 7 p.m. the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes Pacific Northwest author Edward J. Kamholz’s presentation on Oregon’s lumber industry, from the millwork to the trains that carried lumber from one location to the next. www.cbhistory.org||503-436-9301|
|Feb 27||Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: John Baumann - Guitarist and singer songwriter John Baumann from Satori Bob will perform on Friday, at 7:00 p.m. with friend and fellow performer John
Langston. Baumann has become widely recognized for his eclectic blend of styles and genres. He has been compared to musicians like Tom Waits, Bob Dylan Stephen Stills. Satori Bob is a Eugene, Oregon, based group that performs all over the Pacific Northwest. This is their first time in Cannon Beach.
|Mar 06-Mar 08||Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Friends of Haystack Rock is pleased to present an esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, and festivities. www.cannonbeachyogafestival.com.||503-440-1649|
|Mar 12-Mar 15||Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival - Four days of wine tasting events, wine dinners and a wine walks showcasing dozens of Northwest wineries www.savorcannonbeach.com||888-609-6051|
|Nov 22-Dec 27||Manzanita Film Series - Once a month at Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. $5 admission charge. Refreshments available for purchase. www.hoffmanblog.org||503-368-3846|
|Feb 20-Feb 22||Beach Ball - Join the Round Dancers for a weekend of ballroom dancing at the Garibaldi Community Hall. www.visitgaribaldi.com||503-318-8831|
|Jan 18||Pancake Breakfast - Join the BCAC for an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on 3rd Sunday of every month. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, veggie sausage, and Charlie's famous baked beans! This is a family friendly event where you can enjoy great food, and the company of friends. Adults: $5, Children: $2.50 www.visitgaribaldi.com|
|Jan 24||Beach Clean Up - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually where hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome; head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. Free chowder included! www.ourbeach.org||360-642-0033|
|Jan 23-Feb 08||The Barn Community Playhouse: The Lion In Winter - A dysfunctional family of the 12th century, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for succession. By imagining their inner lives, Goldman created the perfect drama of family strife and competing ambitions that gives modern-day relevance to the intrigues of Angevin,England. Watch these brilliant and witty monsters zero in on each other's weaknesses and indulge more sophisticated moves than any grandmaster chess player. Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10, Family of Four $40.
|Jan 24||Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: Adam Davis, "What We Want from the Wild" - Oregon humanities Conversation Project with Adam Davis, "What
We Want from the Wild" at 1 pm.
|Mar 04||Tillamook Forest Center Re Opens - Develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration with hands-on exhibits, river and forest trails, 250-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge, and more. www.tillamookforestcenter.org||866-930-4646|
|Jul 13-Jul 17||Oregon 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.com||360-560-7766|
|Feb 14||Your Heart's Desire A Celebration of Chocolate, Wine, and Art - Feast on appetizers, chocolate desserts,local wines and beers, and sparkling cider while perusing exhibit and sale of local professional art and student art. There's also a silent auction and raffle and live music--all to support art literacy at local schools. www.communityartsproject.net||503-965-7900|
|Jan 11||Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Carpe Diem String Quartet - One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, and has become one of America's premiere “indie” string quartets, without sacrificing its commitment to the traditional quartet repertoire. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org||503-965-6499|
|Feb 15||Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Meccorre String Quartet - Established in 2007, Meccorre String Quartet are considered as one of the most interesting quartets of their generation. They are considered one of the best quartets in Poland. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org||503-965-6499|
|Mar 29||Neskowin 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.org||503-965-6499|
|Apr 12||Neskowin 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.org||503-965-6499|
|May 03||Neskowin 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. “ ...as 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.org||503-965-6499|
|Jan 01-Dec 31||Cascade Head Scenic Research Act 40th Celebration - Forty years ago, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Act was passed by Congress. This designation set aside a 9,670-acre area, along the Salmon River near Lincoln City, for scientific long-term study. http://www.newslincolncounty.com/archive||541-994-5485|
|Oct 18-May 25||Finders 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-keepers||800-452-2151 |
|Dec 27-Dec 28||Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org||800-452-2151|
|Dec 27-Jan 17||Theatre West: Sorry, Wrong Chimney - Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14.
|Jan 17-Jan 18||Coastal Carvers Artistry in Wood Show - Takes place at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Experience the wonderful world of woodcarving. Carvings on display, classes and talks. All ages. FREE. www.coastalcarvers.org|
|Jan 18-Jan 19||Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org||800-452-2151|
|Feb 07-Feb 16||Antique Week - Antique specials and deals throughout Lincoln City during this 10-day event. Antique appraisals, historical exhibits, and more! www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org||541-994-9994|
|Feb 07-Feb 16||Antique Japanese Float Drop www.oregoncoast.org||800-452-2151|
|Feb 14-Feb 15||Valentines Day Red Glass Float Drop www.oregoncoast.org||800-452-2151|
|Feb 21||Jambalaya Cook-Off - See what our Oregon coast chefs can create at this annual event held at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11am-2pm. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. www.oregoncoast.org||541-557-1125 |
|Mar 05-Mar 28||Theatre West: Social Security -
|Mar 23-Mar 27||Festival 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.org||541-994-9994|
|Dec 05-Dec 28||Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea of Lights - Kick-off weekend Dec 5-7 features special activities every night from 6:30-9:30 pm. The lights are on every weekend after that from 5-8 pm. www.aquarium.org||541-867-3474|
|Jan 10|| Shark Day at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Join us for a day celebrating sharks! Explore shark themed exhibits, biofacts and films. There are over 30 species of sharks that can be found off the coast of the Pacific northwest. Make sure to be here at 1:30pm for a salmon shark necropsy hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor||541-867-0226|
|Jan 18||Crab Krack for the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center - The seventh annual Crab Krack will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 18th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. This crustacean commemoration and feast raises funds for renovations at the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center. www.oregoncoasthistory.org||541-265-7509|
|Jan 24||Robert Burns Supper - In celebration of friendship, Scottish culture, and the legacy of Robert Burns, the Celtic Heritage Alliance invites you to attend their 3rd Annual Robert Burns Supper as we celebrate Scotland's favorite poet in an evening of frivolity, honor and retrospect at the Shilo Inn Ballroom. www.ncfhg.com/burns.php||541-961-7696|
|Jan 24||Chocolate Classics - Chocolate competition amongst local chefs. Guests get to sample each and every chocolate dish! Oregon Coast Aquarium. www.rsvpoflbl.org ||541-574-2684|
|Jan 24||Chocolate Classics - This annual chocolate competition showcases local chefs, bakers, and chocolatiers competing for your taste buds and votes! All proceeds benefit the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program. Held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium this is a unique & tasty experience! www.rsvpoflbl.org||(541) 574-2684|
|Jan 31||'Hearts for Horses' Benefit Dinner - Benefit dinner and silent auction fund raiser for the Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center. Held at the Oregon Coast Aqaurium. www.brighthorizonsriding.org||541-961-4156|
|Feb 19-Feb 22||Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. www.seafoodandwine.com||800-262-7844|
|Feb 21||FossilFest at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Attention all bone bugs and rock hounds - join us for our annual fossil fest! Bring your fossils and other beach finds to be identified by local experts. Enjoy a day full of exhibits on fossils including displays from the North American Research Group (NARG). Join us in the auditorium for special presentations by Dr. Bill Orr, state paleontologist, and Guy DiTorrice, the Oregon Fossil Guy. hmsc.oregonstate.edu||541-867-0226|
|Mar 14||Historic Nye Beach Mystery Weekend - Sleuths visit participating businesses to collect clues and interrogate suspects. The mystery is written by a local author. Sleuths may choose to work alone, in pairs, or even groups to determine: Who committed the murder! www.newportchamber.org||541-270-2234|
|Mar 14||Shamrock Supper - Traditional Irish fare with corned beef and cabbage accompanied by Irish soda bread, boiled potatoes & parsley sauce, with mashed carrots & parsnips, and a delectable bread pudding or apple crisp for dessert. Between courses, Irish Whiskey connoisseurs will enjoy exceptional tastings from the Emerald Isle along with short educational vignettes about Irish heritage and culture, music and song; poetry of William Butler Yeats; a rousing "Pub Quiz"; and silent auction. www.ncfhg.com/St.php||541-961-7696|
|Jan 01||New Year's Peace Walk - Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button.||541-547-3640|
|Jan 17-Jan 18||Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show - The village gem invites you to the 4th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend features spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays.
|Jan 31||Lion's Crab Feed - Until the food is gone! All you can eat crab with garlic bread, cole slaw, baked beans, and choice of coffee or soda. Advance tickets will be available. Seating times at 12:30 and 4 pm at various locations. www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats||541-547-3546|
|Feb 14||Little Log Church Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony - An annual Celebration of Renewal and Commitment sponsored by the Little Log Church. This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. www.yachats.org||541-547-4547|
|Mar 13||Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert www.occo.ws|
|Jan 17-Jan 18||Winter Folk Festival - Headliner is Tom Paxton, along with The Sugar Beets, Pretty Gritty, Larry Potts, Ventucky String Band, Deborah Henriksson, Misty Mamas, and kids' favorite Mike & Carleen McCornack. Artisan fair and pie-baking contest make this the perfect winter event. www.winterfolkfestival.org||541-997-1994|
|Jan 23||SEA presents Marie Josée Lord www.SEAcoastea.org||541-997-1994|
|Feb 07||Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share. www.florencefoodshare.org||541-997-9599|
|Feb 07||Florence Events Center Concert: Jazz Kings Concert www.eventcenter.org||541-997-1994|
|Feb 07||Florence Crab Crack - All-you-can-eat Crab Dinner to benefit Florence Food Share from 4-7pm. Tickets are$30 and must be purchased before 1/24/15. For more details contact Bob MacDuffee at 541-997-9599, [email protected] or www.florencefoodshare.org. www.florencefoodshare.org||541-997-9599|
|Feb 13||SEA presents Metales M5 Brass Band www.SEAcoastea.org||541-997-1994|
|Mar 15||SEA presents The Voetberg Family Band www.SEAcoastea.org||541-997-1994|
|Apr 17||SEA presents Quartetto Gelato Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastea.org||541-997-1994|
|May 15||SEA presents Eugene Symphony www.SEAcoastea.org||541-997-1994|
|Mar 22-Dec 30||Shipwreck! Exhibit - Shipwreck! exhibit at the Coos Historical & Maritime Center highlights the dramatic incidents and remaining physical evidence of maritime disasters along the southern Oregon coast. This exhibit includes artifacts, recent and historic images, and maps connecting local shipwrecks, lifesaving, technological advances in maritime safety, and public issues associated with wreck removal and the importance of leaving wrecks as found. www.cooshistory.org||541-756-6320|
|Dec 31-Jan 01||Mill Casino New Year’s Eve Party - Enjoy party favors, costume contest, midnight balloon drop, champagne toast & confetti! Featuring Soulpie. 21 & over. Tickets – $30. www.themillcasino.com||541-756-8800|
|Mar 13-Mar 15||South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival - Great music that ranges from traditional jazz to swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco www.clambakejazz.com||541-267-7665|
|Dec 24||Candlelight Christmas Cantata - First United Methodist Church - This is a free event but food donations for the Food Cupboard are gladly accepted.||541-267-4410|
|Dec 31-Jan 01||New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at OCCI - Festivities for those 21 years and older begin at 8:30 pm and include gourmet food, DJ and dancing, no-host ice bar, silent auction, and a New Year’s countdown complete with a champagne toast. Projected Ticket prices: $35 in advance or $40 at the door. OCCI is located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus (SWOCC).
|Jan 10-May 09||Contra 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.
|Jan 23-May 22||International Folk Dancing - Fun for people of all ages! Join the South Coast Folk Society every 4th Friday (Sept – May). Part of the evening will include teaching and the rest will be request dancing. Learn a Serbia kolo, a Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora! No partners needed. Dances are active; dress comfortably and wear soft-soloed shoes. Admission is $4. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com||541-808-1002|
|Mar 13-Mar 15||Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival - Nearly a dozen bands from surrounding states and Canada play America`s original music: Dixieland, Big Band, Jump & Jive, Rock & Roll, Zydeco, Blues and Doo-wop. www.ClamBakeJazz.org||541-756-8800|
|Nov 27-Dec 31||Holiday Lights at Shore Acres - Famous for its beautiful botanical gardens, the gardens shine with more than a quarter million lights every night from 4pm-9:30pm. Besides the walk-thru display of lights, dozens of lighted sculptures, and more than two dozen Christmas trees, the Garden House features complimentary hot cider, coffee, and cookies. Choirs, carolers, and bands offer entertainment in the performance pavilion. www.shoreacres.net ||541-888-3732|
|Dec 01-Dec 24||Miniature Display & Christmas Train Display - More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County. If the buildings dark, don’t leave, lights are kept off to see the displays better. 6pm-10pm nightly at the Old Charleston School House located 64065 Seven Devils Road.
|Jan 01||Polar Bear Plunge - Join this almost 30-year tradition with a New Year’s dive in to the ocean. The only rule is that you must completely immerse yourself. Spend 1-5 minutes in our waters and you’re sure to start your new year off right! Starts at 9am. Sunset Bay State Park. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com|
|Feb 14||Charleston Crab Feed - Fresh Dungeness Crab Dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes,bread, beverage and cake. Projected dinner prices are $17 for whole crab dinner and $13 for half crab dinner but market dictates final price. Pricing will be updated as event approaches. Old Charleston School House on Seven Devils Road. All proceeds help support the Charleston Visitor Center.
|Feb 14||Wine Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com||541-888-0146|
|Jan 10||Bandon Showcase: Ted Vigil's John Denver Musical Tribute - Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver's music. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world's most popular music. www.bandonshowcase.org||541-347-SHOW|
|Mar 17||Bandon Showcase: Comedy Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and Irish Comedian George Casey www.bandonshowcase.org||541-347-SHOW|
|May 13||Bandon 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.org||541-347-SHOW|
|Dec 13-Dec 26||Christmas at the Cape: Hughes House Victorian Holiday - Hughes House open and decorated with Victorian holiday theme on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21, and 26 from 11am to 4pm. www.capeblancoheritagesociety.com|
|Feb 07||Crab Feeb - Tickets (21+ Only) www.portorfordrotary.org|
|Feb 01-Apr 30||Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. www.goldbeach.org||800-525-2334|
|Feb 13-Feb 14||South Coast Writers Conference - An eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors; returning and first-time attendees. Some of the Northwest’s best writers to guide you in an exploration and celebration of the many facets of writing. www.socc.edu/scwriters||541-247-2741|
|Jan 10||Pistol River Concert Association: Hanz Araki Trio - Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhrán player Colleen Raney to celebrate the release of a new album, titled Foreign Shore. Recently called “An Irish Music phenomenon in West Coast America” by Irish Music Magazine, Araki is known for his uncluttered and honest approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music. www.pistolriver.com||541-247-2848|
|Feb 14||Pistol River Concert Association: Mark Graham with Lauren Sheehan www.pistolriver.com||541-247-2848|
|Mar 07||Pistol River Concert Association: Jeff Scroggins and Colorado - Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans worldwide, and have left many a first time listener in stunned disbelief! It also features the award winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins. Tristan is also an accomplished songwriter, and his and Jeff’s original instrumentals play a large role in the band’s unique and energetic sound. The band also features incredible bluegrass vocals, led by the powerful voice of front man Greg Blake.Annie Savage brings to the group strong vocals and an aggressive fiddle style that is well suited to the band’s high energy approach. www.pistolriver.com||541-247-2848|
|May 09||Pistol 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.com||541-247-2848|
|Dec 01-Dec 24||Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Display - Light display in Azalea Park featuring nearly 500,000 lights and lighted sculptures. Hot cider and cookies. Open nightly from 5 pm - 9 pm. www.brookingsharborchamber.com||800-535-9469|
|Jan 09-Jan 18||Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress -
|Jan 24||Southern Oregon Crabfest - The celebration features a bevy of crab themed activities, including crab races, a crab derby, and crab demonstrations. Meet the folks who catch these tasty sea treats, the crabbers themselves, and buy crab straight off the dock. There will also be food, music, a beer garden with local breweries, and vendors. The evening crab dinner caps off a day dedicated to the Dungeness crab. www.brookingscrabfest.com||541-469-2218|
|Feb 06-Feb 15||Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Sparrow -
|Feb 13-Mar 01||Chetco Playhouse: Play On www.chetcopelicanplayers.org||541-469-1877|
|Feb 14-Feb 15||Winter Art & Chocolate Festival - Held on or near Valentine's Day weekend, this event features most anything you can "tastefully" do with chocolate - plus lots of other art and crafts. ||541-217-7415|
|May 22||Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more.
|Jun 19-Jun 20||Wild Rogue Relay wildroguerelay.smokymountainrelay.com|
|Jul 18-Jul 19||Southern Oregon Kite Festival - Festival brings the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike.
Vendors and artists set up their booths to provide great eats, treats, knick knacks and crafts.
|Aug 01||Festival 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.
|Aug 07-Aug 09||Pirates 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|
|Sep 04-Sep 06||Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby www.port-brookings-harbor.com||541-469-2218|