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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach
Oct 31-Nov 02Cribbage Tournament - Sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress (ACC). Starting Fri. night with doubles & singles play. Saturday is the 22-game main tournament. Playoffs on Sunday. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Nov 28-Nov 30Holidays at the Beach - Three-day weekend of free activities! Friday the Neptune Theater (809 Ocean Beach Blvd S) hosts free pajama party showing of ‘The Polar Express’ with Mrs. Claus and the Railroad Conductor! Saturday: free magic and crafts with Mrs. Claus and free picture with Santa. Sunday: Frosty the Snowman’s Birthday Party. Saturday & Sunday's activities at The Big Tent, Pacific Ave S & 3rd St SE. 800-451-2542
Dec 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Nov 07-Nov 08'Ocian in View' Cultural Weekend - When Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery joyfully exclaimed ‘Ocian in View,’ they knew they had reached their westward overland destination. This annual event explores the many layers of local history through a weekend of speakers, bus tours and the Chinook Tribe’s seafood dinner. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800-451-2542
Dec 06Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree - Boat parade from Port of Ilwaco to Cape Disappointment and back. Parade follows after the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, weather permitting. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Dec 15Tuba Christmas - The Astoria Tuba Quartet performs the sound of the holiday season in an afternoon concert. www.watermusicfestival.com800-451-2542
Oct 25Oktoberfest - Annual fundraiser for the restoration of the historic Chinook School. It includes dinner, an open bar, a silent and live auction, and wine raffle. www.friendsofchinookschool.org800-451-2542
Oct 01-Nov 15Wild Mushroom Celebration - Celebrate the plentiful bounty of Fall on the Peninsula! Chefs and innkeepers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the Fall harvest season. www.wildmushroomcelebration.com800-451-2542
Nov 28-Nov 29Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour - Peninsula Arts Association invites visitors into local artists’ studios to meet the artists and find one of a kind mementos, home decor, beautiful jewelry and unique creations. 360-665-6041
Dec 13-Dec 14Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House - Some of the Peninsula’s finest Bed and Breakfast Inns beckon you to join in the holiday festivities at their annual holiday open house. Enjoy sweet treats and tour these inns, decked out in their holiday finery. Charitable donations of non-perishable food accepted and distributed to local food bank. 800-451-2542

Northern California
Crescent City
Jun 04-Oct 29Wednesday Farmers & Artisans Market
Jun 05-Oct 25Saturday Farmers Market - Held in the Del Norte County Fairgrounds parking lot every Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.707-464-7441
Nov 07-Nov 16Lighthouse Repertory Theatre: The Glass Menagerie - Lighthouse Repertory Theatre presents this classic drama by Tennessee Williams over two weekends. Friday & Saturday shows are at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee is at 2:00pm at the old En Vogue building (used to be Parson’s), across from Del Norte Office Supply.
Nov 08Taste of the Holidays - Presented by Del Norte Sunrise Rotary, this annual event has a wide array of northcoast food and beverage producers showcasing their holiday favorites. Tickets will be available in October at Crescent Land Title or Del Norte Office Supply. www.delnorte.org707-464-6938
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday Bazaar - This annual three day event is held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. The bazaar features crafts, baked gifts and arts. It is open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. www.delnorte.org707-464-9556
Dec 12-Dec 13Madrigal Dinners - The Del Norte High School Madrigal Choir presents this annual holiday favorite. Come and be transported back 400 years to the time when lords made courtly love to their ladies. This is the one time each year that the lords and ladies mix with the “peasants”. Watch out! If your table transgresses any of the Rules, you might be asked to sing a carol! Enjoy a catered meal while being entertained by the lords and ladies of the Madrigal Choir, then sit back and enjoy a short concert. There are three shows: Friday & Saturday at 6:00pm ($30 per person) and a Saturday noon matinee ($25 per person). Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November, 25th, at Del Norte Office Supply. You must know your dinner choice (chicken, beef or vegetarian) when purchasing your tickets. 707-464-0272

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Dec 27-Dec 31Winter Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 sites all along the coast. www.whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Oct 10-Oct 25Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Annual Fall Production www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Oct 26-Oct 31Talking Tombstones & Halloween Bash - Variety of activities around Astoria and Warrenton from history talks to spooky haunted houses to live music events. www.oldoregon.com503-325-6311
Nov 28Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights - Held at Astoria High School at 7 pm. Live music, traditional Scandinavian dancing and the traditional Lucia procession. Afterwards, refreshments served by the Finnish lodge. www.astoriascanfest.com503-325-6136
Dec 05-Dec 07Starving Artist Faire www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Dec 05-Dec 21Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Scrooged in Astoria - Thurs. – to Sat. @7:00pm & Sun.@2:00pm www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Dec 06-Dec 07The Nutcracker - A holiday tradition, presented by the Maddox Dancers. www.maddoxdancers.com503-861-1971
Dec 13-Dec 30Flavel House Museum Plum Pudding and Tea - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cup of tea and traditional holiday plum pudding in the festively decorated historic Flavel House Museum. Cost per person is $12 and includes fresh, warm plum pudding, a cup of tea and self-guided tour. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Dec 15Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Flavel House Museum - Visitors have an opportunity to see the decorated Flavel House Museum and be treated to holiday music, crafts, games, and stories for the kids. Everyone will enjoy the cookies and hot chocolate. Mom and Dad don't forget your camera to capture that photo of your little one on Santa's lap. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Nov 28Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting - Seaside's Parade of Lights features Santa and a whole parade of lighted floats. The route begins at Seaside Convention Center and travels along Holladay and Broadway. Immediately following the parade, the Community Christmas Tree is lit and the public is invited to sing carols and sip hot cider. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Nov 28-Nov 30Yuletide in Seaside: Holiday Gift Fair - The Seaside Chamber Holiday Gift Fair includes hand-crafted items at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. Santa will be on hand for photos. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Nov 29-Dec 20Seaside Museum's Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage - Held each Saturday at the museum from 1-4 pm. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Dec 05-Dec 07Festival of Trees - Providence Seaside Hospital hosts their annual fundraiser gala for the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation. www.providence.org503-717-7601
Dec 12Yuletide in Seaside: Tour of Lights - Take a tour of Christmas lights all around Seaside, including the Holiday Lighting Contest winners. www.seasidechamber.com503-738-6391
Cannon Beach
Feb 01-Dec 31Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: The Infamous Terrible Tilly - Exhibit tells the tales of Tillamook Rock beginning with its construction in 1879, through its decommissioning in 1957, and what is going on there now. Stories of ghosts, shipwrecks, and lonely lighthouse keepers will excite history and lighthouse enthusiasts alike. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 26-Oct 25Coaster Theatre: Twelfth Night - Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. The plot illustrates jealousy, mistaken identity, trouser roles and features fights and duels. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 07-Nov 09Stormy Weather Arts Festival - Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts. Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-1242
Nov 14-Dec 27Coaster Theatre: Beauty and the Beast - Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus a few new songs written especially for the Broadway musical. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 15-Dec 22Haystack Holidays - Come celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach! www.cannonbeach.org503-436-2623
Oct 30The Press Gang | Irish Traditional Music from Portland, Maine - The Press Gang. Irish trio. The trio from Maine plays dynamic music from the New England and Celtic tradition breathing a unique life-force into the melodies (7 pm). Tickets are $15. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Nov 22-Dec 27Manzanita Film Series - Once a month at Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. $5 admission charge. Refreshments available for purchase. www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Rockaway Beach
Nov 28-Nov 29Holiday Gift Fair www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Apr 01-Nov 30Garibaldi Museum Open for the Season - The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
Nov 15Fall Fling - Join the Round Dancers for their celebration at the Garibaldi Community Hall. Open to the public. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-931-0407
Dec 06-Dec 14Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express - Twinkling lights and trees, visits with Santa, and treats on this 1 hour round trip. Three daily trips offered on weekends. www.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
Nov 28-Nov 30Tillamook Forest Center: Holiday Wreath Making - Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. all materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$12 wreaths & $3 cone bird feeders]. Registration is required and the deadline is Nov 23. 503-815-6800
Dec 12 Festival of Trees Gala and Silent Auction at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Nov 23Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Mousai Remix String Quartet - Mousai Remix, comprised of Oregon Symphony members Emily Cole, Shin-young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold, and Marilyn de Oliveira., recently completed its second season showcasing the quartets of Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev paired with the complete quartets of Mendelssohn. The quartet seeks to provide Portland with a personal connection to its symphony musicians, performing in nontraditional venues that facilitate casual listening but still allow for a powerful connection with the music. Concert are held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Jan 11Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Carpe Diem String Quartet - One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, and has become one of America's premiere “indie” string quartets, without sacrificing its commitment to the traditional quartet repertoire. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Feb 15Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Meccorre String Quartet - Established in 2007, Meccorre String Quartet are considered as one of the most interesting quartets of their generation. They are considered one of the best quartets in Poland. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Mar 29Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Amadeus Piano Trio - Celebrating twenty-two seasons of rave review performances to overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences, the Trio is generally acknowledged as occupying a position among the foremost piano trios in the world. Recognized for their brilliant virtuosity and superb musicianship, the three artists also enjoy award-winning solo careers. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Apr 12Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Joel Fan - Joel Fan is a pianist who made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11. He's an artist who has won praise for his technical expertise, lyrical playing, and outstanding interpretation. He's stood out both as a solo performer and as a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
May 03Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Karkowska Sisters Duo - Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award winning, internationally acclaimed ensemble that in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire performs extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. “ a duo they communicate easily with an audience, telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes one’s breath away” Concert held at 3 pm at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Lincoln City
Jan 01-Dec 31Cascade Head Scenic Research Act 40th Celebration - Forty years ago, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Act was passed by Congress. This designation set aside a 9,670-acre area, along the Salmon River near Lincoln City, for scientific long-term study.
Jun 10-Dec 15North Lincoln County Historical Museum Exhibit: "Coastal Curiosities" - Explore the odd and curious on the Oregon Coast.541-996-6614
Oct 16-Nov 08Theatre West: The Man With The Plastic Sandwich - Fired after twenty years, Walter Price encounters three provocative characters while contemplating his options on a park bench: Ellie, a high spirited ingenue who represents hope; Haley, a distinguished hobo representing wisdom; and Lenore, a hooker who represents reality. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
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.
Oct 24-Oct 25Chinook Winds Casino: Joe Nichols www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Nov 01Holiday Card Making at Connie Hansen Garden541-994-6338
Nov 08Chinook Winds Casino Resort: LaserSpectacular with the Music of Pink Floyd www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN-ACT
Nov 08-Nov 09Chowder Cook-Off - At the Tanger Outlet Center in Lincoln City from 12PM–6PM. Event features “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines, live music, face-painting and more! $5 admission buys 10 tasting-sized portions.
Nov 15Chinook Winds Casino Resort: Pow Wow Comedy Jam www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN-ACT
Nov 15Restoration Pow Wow - Come enjoy the fun and celebrate at Chinook Winds Casino. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-CHINOOK
Nov 15Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Nov 28Community Tree Lighting Celebration at Lincoln City Cultural Center www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Nov 28-Nov 2911th Hour Santa Holiday Fair - The Fair takes place on Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 10-4, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Admission and parking are free. Events on Friday include 35 exhibitors with high quality arts & crafts, food vendors, visit with real live reindeer, kids make & take crafts, juggling, face painting, free balloons, caroling, Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, free refreshments and visits with Santa. Saturday the fun continues with the craft exhibitors offering craft demonstrations and free samples of the gourmet food; face painting and make & take crafts for the kids, free balloons, food vendors, more music and surprises. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-2930
Dec 05-Dec 06Chinook Winds Casino Resort: Beach Boys www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN-ACT
Dec 06Holiday Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden - www.conniehansengarden.com541-994-6338
Dec 27-Dec 28Special Glass Art Drop - 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – placed along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches for visitors to find and keep (weather and ocean conditions permitting). www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Dec 27-Jan 17Theatre West: Sorry, Wrong Chimney - Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Jan 17-Jan 18Artistry in Wood Show & Sale - Takes place at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Experience the wonderful world of woodcarving. Carvings on display, classes and talks. All ages. FREE.
Depoe Bay
Dec 06A Whale of a Christmas - Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Join us for this truly magical event. Location: Whale Center. Cost: Free www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
May 10-Oct 25Farmers Market - Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market along with arts and crafts and entertainment every Saturday. www.newportfarmersmarket.org541-961-8236
Sep 01-Oct 30Face to Face Snorkel Program - Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October 867-FISH
Sep 01-Oct 31Behind the Scenes Tour - Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October 541-867-3474
Sep 01-Oct 31Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter - Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 541-867-3474
Sep 01-Oct 31Sea Lion Kiss - Every Sat and Sun 541-867-3474
Oct 25Creatures of the Day and Night at the Oregon Coast Aquarium - Follow the "paths of scare" where brave hearts encounter spooks and creatures along the way. Scary divers, paths and areas of real Halloween fun. $2 admission fee plus 2 cans of non-perishable food for Lincoln County Food Share. www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Oct 25Scary-Okie - Description: The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce presents its annual "Scary-Okie" Halloween celebration at the Embarcadero Resort. Come as you are or dress in your favorite costume! Silent auction, dinner, contests and karaoke are included in the ticket price. www.newportchamber.org541-265-8801
Nov 01Oyster Cloyster Festival - Festival runs from 6:00-9:30pm. An elegant evening of fine food and music. Clam chowder, platters of tantalizing appetizers, luscious desserts and rich coffee, plus a no-host bar featuring select Oregon wines and micro brews. Proceeds from the event benefit both the Oregon Coast Community College's Aquarium Science Program as well as the Oregon Coast Aquarium. www.oystercloyster.org541-867-3474
Nov 01Oyster Cloyster at the Oregon Coast Aquarium - (541) 867-FISH
Nov 08-Nov 09Newport Symphony Orchestra: Adam Flatt, conductor & Eugenia Choi, violin www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Nov 21-Dec 07Newport Performing Arts Center: Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" www.coastarts.org541-265-2787
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday House Christmas Craft Show - Holiday House has items that are homemade and juried. Includes Homemade Jams,candies, cookies,breads all freshly baked. Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliquéd sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, items with sea themes, jewelry, toys, aprons, tea towels,photography, Santa’s, angles, snowmen and ornaments galore!Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-3. At the site of the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club 750 SE Bay Blvd Next to Englund Marine Supply on the Bay Front. 541-270-2256
Dec 05-Dec 07Holiday House Christmas Craft show - Holiday House has Homemade everything, all freshly baked!! Wall hangings, table runners,sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets, bath soaps, jewelery,toys, aprons,tea towels,photography, Santa's,Angel's,snowman ornaments galore! 541-270-2256
Dec 05-Dec 28Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea of Lights - Kick-off weekend Dec 5-7 features special activities every night from 6:30-9:30 pm. The lights are on every weekend after that from 5-8 pm. www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Dec 06Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade - Come down to the Bayfront and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the Lighted Boat Parade. Local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the historic Bayfront. To ride on one of the boats please contact Marine Discovery Tours. www.newportchamber.org541-265-6200
Dec 16-Dec 17Newport Performing Arts Center: Pink Martini www.coastarts.org541-265-2787
Dec 13Christmas In Waldport & Candlelite Bridge Walk - An annual tradition with pet parade, visits with Santa, and the one-of-a-kind candlelight bridge walk. ww.waldport-chamber.com541-563-2133
Nov 08-Nov 09Crafts on the Coast Harvest & Holidays - A showcase of nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering their handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food ready for holiday gifting in a warm, family-friendly environment featuring craft demonstrations and free tastings of the gourmet food. 541-547-4664
Nov 14-Nov 15Yachats Celtic Music Festival - Experience a lively blend of foot-tapping Celtic music, humor, scrumptious food, and performances by graceful dancers. For this 13th Anniversary of the Festival acclaimed performers from the old countries will mix harmoniously with home grown American masters to fill the Village of Yachats with traditional (and not so traditional) Celtic Music.
Dec 06-Dec 07Yachats Ladies Club 87th Annual Christmas Bazaar - Crafts made by Ladies Club members include knit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club Pies. Quilt raffle drawing at 2:00 on Sunday. At YLC Clubhouse, 286 W 3rd St.541-547-3205
Dec 06-Dec 14Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House - Queen Ann style Keeper's House is decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there. Saturdays and Sundays 4 - 7 pm. www.hecetalighthouse.com541-547-3696
Dec 12Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony with the Sweet Adelines - Performance by the Sweet Adelines at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse with refreshements provided by the Yachats Ladies Club. 7:30 pm - Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Admission is Free. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Dec 14Winter Holiday Band Concert - The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, a community band of some 35 members, will be presenting its annual Winter Holiday Concert at the Yachats Commons starting at 2 PM. The program will be a mix of holiday favorites, show tunes and classical transcriptions. www.yachats.org541-547-3530
Jan 01New Year's Peace Walk - Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button.541-547-3640
Jan 17-Jan 18Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show - The village gem invites you to the 4th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend features spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Nov 07-Nov 08The McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival - enjoy 60 craft beers & ciders music,food Tickets @ 12 in advance 15 @ the door. Benefits Belly-Full & Bags of Love 11/07 5:00 pm - 11.00 pm 11/08 noon till 11:00 pm Willamalane Events Center 250 S 32 Street Springfield www.mccbf.com541-228-6996
Nov 07-Nov 16Last Resort Players: Les Miserables
Nov 14-Nov 16Ladies of Elks Annual Holiday Bazaar - Many items for sale including handcrafted gifts, baked goods, Christmas items, and jewelry. Lunch of homemade soups and chili with cornbread sold on Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm. Sunday morning is a Waffle Breakfast from 8-10:30am. Bazaar is at Elks Lodge at 1686 12th Street, enter through the West door. Hours are: Friday from 1-8pm, Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 8am-11am.
Nov 19Florence Events Center: Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 05-Dec 07Florence Nativity Festival - 9th annual Florence Nativity Festival is December 5th, 6th, and 7th of December from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day. Located at 2705 Munsel Lake Road. Event is FREE.541-997-3805
Dec 09Popovich Comedy Pet Theater - The always popular Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has a return engagement in Florence on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. This family-oriented blend of unique comedy, juggling, and the extraordinary talents of everything from rats to ducks will be on stage at the Florence Events Center. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage by performing a variety of stunts and skits. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dec 19Florence Events Center: Ballet Fantastique's An American Christmas Carol www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jan 17-Jan 18Winter Folk Festival - Headliner is Tom Paxton, along with The Sugar Beets, Pretty Gritty, Larry Potts, Ventucky String Band, Deborah Henriksson, Misty Mamas, and kids' favorite Mike & Carleen McCornack. Artisan fair and pie-baking contest make this the perfect winter event. www.winterfolkfestival.org541-997-1994
Jan 23SEA presents Marie Josée Lord www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
Feb 13SEA presents Metales M5 Brass Band www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
Mar 15SEA presents The Voetberg Family Band www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
Apr 17SEA presents Quartetto Gelato Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
May 15SEA presents Eugene Symphony www.SEAcoastea.org541-997-1994
North Bend
Mar 22-Dec 30Shipwreck! Exhibit - Shipwreck! exhibit at the Coos Historical & Maritime Center highlights the dramatic incidents and remaining physical evidence of maritime disasters along the southern Oregon coast. This exhibit includes artifacts, recent and historic images, and maps connecting local shipwrecks, lifesaving, technological advances in maritime safety, and public issues associated with wreck removal and the importance of leaving wrecks as found. www.cooshistory.org541-756-6320
Oct 23-Oct 25Salmon Summit - The West Coast Salmon Summit will provide a unique opportunity to learn from and speak directly with dynamic scientists, biologists, bioengineers and salmon policy innovators in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s salmon country. www.salmonsummit.org541-888-6629
Oct 25-Oct 31LTOB’s Haunted House - Who better to “act” like vampires, ghosts and ghouls than community actors? Costumes pulled from Little Theatre on the Bay’s own costume room, lighting specials and wicked music effects and mazes that would fool a rat. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for those under 13 for one trip through the theater. Second trips are half price, and then it’s back to full price for those who are brave enough to keep going back. Theater staff suggests that no very young children attend as the performances are scarily realistic! Open 7pm – 10pm on weeknights and open later on weekends if needed. www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Nov 22Mill Casino Resort: The Fab Four, Beatles Tribute - Two shows at 6 and 8 PM. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Nov 25-Dec 04Festival of Trees www.themillcasino.com541-269-7929
Dec 05-Dec 07Little Theater on the Bay: Christmas Opry www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Dec 31-Jan 01Mill Casino New Year’s Eve Party - Enjoy party favors, costume contest, midnight balloon drop, champagne toast & confetti! Featuring Soulpie. 21 & over. Tickets – $30. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Coos Bay
May 07-Oct 29Downtown Farmers Market - Every Wednesday with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more in downtown Coos Bay.
Oct 17-Nov 02Dolphin Playhouse: The School for Lies - Showing Friday & Saturdays at 7pm with Sunday showings at 2pm. $10 general admission, seniors/students $8. Children $5. First Saturday run is by donation.541-808-2611
Dec 05-Dec 21Dolphin Playhouse: Holiday Radio Show - Showing Friday & Saturdays at 7pm with Sunday showings at 2pm. $10 general admission, seniors/students $8. Children $5. First Saturday run is by donation.Theatre done in the syle of old-fashioned radio with live sound effects. 541-808-2611
Dec 24Candlelight Christmas Cantata - First United Methodist Church - This is a free event but food donations for the Food Cupboard are gladly accepted.541-267-4410
Dec 31-Jan 01New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at OCCI - Festivities for those 21 years and older begin at 8:30 pm and include gourmet food, DJ and dancing, no-host ice bar, silent auction, and a New Year’s countdown complete with a champagne toast. Projected Ticket prices: $35 in advance or $40 at the door. OCCI is located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus (SWOCC). 541-888-7189
Nov 27-Dec 31Holiday Lights at Shore Acres - Famous for its beautiful botanical gardens, the gardens shine with more than a quarter million lights every night from 4pm-9:30pm. Besides the walk-thru display of lights, dozens of lighted sculptures, and more than two dozen Christmas trees, the Garden House features complimentary hot cider, coffee, and cookies. Choirs, carolers, and bands offer entertainment in the performance pavilion. 541-888-3732
Dec 01-Dec 24Miniature Display & Christmas Train Display - More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County. If the buildings dark, don’t leave, lights are kept off to see the displays better. 6pm-10pm nightly at the Old Charleston School House located 64065 Seven Devils Road. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-3268
Jan 01Polar Bear Plunge - Join this almost 30-year tradition with a New Year’s dive in to the ocean. The only rule is that you must completely immerse yourself. Spend 1-5 minutes in our waters and you’re sure to start your new year off right! Starts at 9am. Sunset Bay State Park.
Dec 06Christmas Tour of Homes - Visit and enjoy Coquille's historic homes as they show off for the holidays. www.coquillechamber.net541-396-2579
Dec 06Christmas in Coquille www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Oct 24-Nov 02Sprague Community Theater: The Guardian - An original play written by Dan Almich - adventures galore in Egypt as a team of explorers from all over the world look for lost treasure in the Valley of the Kings. Friday and Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $5. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Nov 01-Dec 13Old Town Holiday Marketplace - Fall themed produce and art, then holiday themed items starting around Thanksgiving. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Dec 06BLFF Holiday Book Sale www.bandon.cclsd.org541-347-3221
Dec 12-Dec 14Sprague Theater: The Nutcracker Ballet - On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself in a fantasy world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, and then is turned into a Prince after Marie saves his life. At the Sprague Theater, Friday and Saturday - 7:00pm, Sunday - 2:00 and 4:30pm. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-4616
Dec 13Santa Arrives by Boat - Welcome Santa as he arrives by charter vessel at the Port of Bandon Boat Launch. Stroll with Santa through Old Town, visit Bandon Merchants as he makes his way to the Marketplace to visit with kids for photos. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Dec 19-Dec 21Sprague Community Theater: Scrooge - This is a play adaptation to the Charles Dickens book "A Christmas Carol". Friday and Saturday - 7:30pm, Sunday - 2:00pm Matinee. www.thebandonplayhouse.org541-347-7426
Jan 10Bandon Showcase: Ted Vigil's John Denver Musical Tribute - Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver's music. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world's most popular music. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Port Orford
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours
May 24-Nov 01Farmers Market - Fresh local produce, plants, seafood/beef,eggs, honey,flowers, baked goods, plus handmade art & crafts, jewelry and activities for kids. Sat's, 9am - noon, Port Orford Community Co-op Site, Hwy 101 & 8th St. Operates into October, possibly longer depending on weather.
Dec 13-Dec 26Christmas at the Cape: Hughes House Victorian Holiday - Hughes House open and decorated with Victorian holiday theme on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21, and 26 from 11am to 5pm.
Gold Beach
Oct 25-Oct 26PAWS at the Beach - Pet And Writing Seminar - Workshop Leader, author Rose Estes, will walk you through writing a story about your pet which will be published with photos taken at the beach of you and your pet on the 2nd day. $30 advance for 2 day event wildcoastvacations/events541-247-7110
Dec 05-Dec 14Rogue Theater: Christmas Musical Variety Show - The show spreads Christmas cheer with song, dance, musical instrument performance, solos, duets and group performances. Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. www.EllensburgTheaterCompany.com541-247-4382
Nov 07-Nov 16Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Stories of Scheherazade www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 01-Dec 24Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Display - Light display in Azalea Park featuring nearly 500,000 lights and lighted sculptures. Hot cider and cookies. Open nightly from 5 pm - 9 pm. www.brookingsharborchamber.com800-535-9469
Dec 05-Dec 14Chetco Playhouse: Rented Christmas www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Dec 06Santa's Port Stop - Santa arrives at 12 noon. This event is cherished by children of all ages and the look of pure joy is apparent when Santa arrives on the boardwalk. As Santa always does, he "Ho, Ho, Ho's" while walking up the boardwalk making way to his chair under the large white tent. The kids literally "jump" onto his lap as they tell him what he can bring them on Christmas morning. There is plenty of hot cider and cookies for all to enjoy. www.port-brookings-harbor.com541-469-2218



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