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Long Beach Peninsula
Ocean Park
Aug 15Jazz and Oysters - One-day live jazz event. Delectable food, including grilled oysters, desserts and more from peninsula restaurants.
Sep 12-Sep 13Rod Run to the End of the World - This annual classic car show features thousands of automobiles, from Model As to the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Main events are held at Wilson Field, but the cars will be seen all over the Peninsula. No alcohol or pets at event. 800-451-2542
Long Beach
Jun 06-Sep 01SummerFest - Free family friendly entertainment and activities for the public on weekends. Music in the gazebo, horse and wagon rides, balloon artistry, art in the park, make and take crafts, Mother Goose & Friends, appearances by Smokey the Bear and more. 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.
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
Aug 07-Aug 08Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday - Enjoy old fashioned family fun, reminiscent of days gone by with pirates, sideshow, car show, Jake-inspired kids games, bounce house, live music & the ever popular Bride of Jake Pinup contest. www.jakethealligatorman.com800-451-2542
Aug 07-Aug 09Surf n’ Saddle’s Jr. Rodeo - Cowboy breakfast, concessions, Parade Friday night through downtown. Come watch your local cowboys & cowgirls compete in bucking horses, bull riding, barrel racing, break away roping, and more! www.nwjra.com800-451-2542
Aug 17-Aug 23WA State International Kite Festival - Voted ‘Best Kite Festival in the World’ by Kite Trade Association International, the week includes competitions by both professional and amateur kite flyers, choreographed kite flies, mass ascensions, fireworks, lighted night kite flies and a variety of vendors. Fireworks Friday night. www.kitefestival.com800-451-2542
Oct 09-Oct 12Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show - Artists compete in over 20 categories. ‘Inspired Creations’ features additional artwork by exhibiting artists. Free admission. www.beachartist.org800-451-2542
Oct 10-Oct 11One Sky, One World Kite Festival - The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship and peace. Participants can bring homemade kites or purchased ones; those who wish can make a kite at event headquarters. www.worldkitemuseum.com800-451-2542
Oct 14In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles - You already know and love the songs, but now you have a chance to get a fresh perspective on the story of the band that made them. www.hultcenter.com5416825000
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
Jul 11Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Jul 18-Jul 19Clamshell Railroad Days - The Annual Clamshell Railroad Days celebrates the history of the IR&N Railroad-the only railroad that ran with the tides-which operated on the Long Beach Peninsula from 1889-1930. Included are model railroad layouts from regional clubs, historical presentations, the kids craft caboose and a bus tour. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800-451-2542
Jul 18-Jul 19Clamshell Railroad Days - Join the fun as we celebrate Clamshell Railroad Days July 18 & 19 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco! Experience lectures, model railroad layouts from regional clubs, the kids craft caboose, bus tours, and more. $5 Admission. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org3606423446
Jul 25Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Aug 01-Aug 02OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Ilwaco Tuna Classic - Several tournaments happen along the Oregon/Washington coast with teams of 4 anglers competing to bring in the five biggest tuna in aggregate weight. The resulting catch is donated to area food banks. Prizes are offered for the top three teams. www.oregontunaclassic.com800-451-2542
Aug 08Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Aug 14-Aug 15Blues & Seafood - Music at the Ilwaco Marina begins Friday at 7:00 pm. Cost is $15. Saturday is all day beginning at 2:00 pm. Cost is $25. Friday & Saturday combination tickets are $35. Combination tickets for Saturday’s *Blues & Seafood* and Sunday’s *Jazz and Oysters *event are $50. 360-783-1143
Aug 22Waikiki Beach Concert Series - Free concerts at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. WA State Discover Pass needed for access to Cape Disappointment State Park. One hour performances start at 7:00 pm. www.funbeach.com800-451-2542
Sep 11Slow Drag at the Port - Hot Rods line up at the port of Ilwaco to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. 800-451-2542
Oct 10-Oct 11Cranberrian Fair - Celebrate all of the Peninsula’s bounty at this special fair. From cranberries to oysters, this area has long been heralded for its harvests. The Cranberrian Fair will include local foods and traditions of local history with craft demonstrations, vendors, the Cranberry Trolley and more. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org800-451-2542

Northern California
Crescent City
Jun 06-Oct 31Saturday Farmers Market - Held in the Del Norte County Fairgrounds parking lot, every week 9am – 1pm.707-464-7441
Jul 1146th Annual Gasquet Raft Races - This is a fun time with decorated rafts, where participants often come in costume. Go to the American Legion Hall; you will be directed from there. Registration begins at 10 am at the forks; the raft races start at noon. A deep pit BBQ at the American Legion Hall begins at noon, running until 4 or 5 pm; the cost of the BBQ is $8.50. www.gasquetraftrace.com707-954-1836
Aug 06-Aug 09Del Norte County Fair - Tons of fun with rodoe, demolition derby and a whole lot more at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. www.dnfair.org707-464-9556
Sep 18-Sep 19North Coast Redwood Writers Conference - A full slate of presenters and workshops to improve writing and publishing skills. www.NCRWC.org707-465-2300

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Sep 19SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup - Thousands of volunteers clean up the beaches from the California border to the Columbia River–and work on shores of rivers, creeks, lakes and other waterways throughout Oregon to improve the quality of water. www.solv.org800-333-SOLV
Oct 24In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles - More than just a live musical tribute show, In My Life tells the Fab Four's tale through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein, who acts as narrator to renowned tribute band Abbey Road's live performance of some 33 Beatles classics.
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
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
Jul 09-Sep 12Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Shanghaied in Astoria - Locally written play is part-vaudeville, part-soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local folklore. Shows every Thurs–Sat and occasional Sundays. www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Jul 25-Jul 26Astoria Open Studio Tour - Artists from around Astoria welcome visitors into their studios during the Astoria Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Visitors can use the free tour brochure and map of participating studios to design their own self-guided tour. Visitors will visit the studios where fine art is created including sculpture, fiber art, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, and more. Artists will have pieces available for purchase. The event is free and is presented by the Astoria Society of Artists (ASA). The studio tour brochure and map will be available in early July on the tour website and at galleries, hotels, shops and other Astoria venues. Representative pieces by the participating artists are also on the ASA website.
Jul 28-Aug 01Clatsop County Fair - Whether it`s pigs or poultry, jams or jewelry, local entertainment, or just plain fun - the Clatsop County Fair has it all and more!
Aug 05-Aug 09Astoria Regatta - Celebrate Regatta`s 121st year. Boat races, parades, dances, music, trolley rides, and more fun for the entire family.
Aug 22Stan Brock's Black & Gold Northwest - Fishing rodeo,sporting clays shoot, raffle,& concert benefiting the Green Beret and Navy SEAL Foundations. All guns/ammunition are included in registration featuring Benelli Guns and Crazy Quail Live Bird Simulator. $25 fee per event. $50,000 cash prize. www.blackandgoldclassic.com971-322-6422
South Bend
Sep 03-Sep 07Come and Play on Labor Day - A weekend celebrating the spirit of community - family friendly activities, competitions and games centered around the beautiful landscape of South Bend.
Sep 12-Sep 13Victorian Games at Flavel House - Enjoy some old-fashioned fun and games such as badminton and croquet. The kids will also enjoy testing their skills with the hoop and stick or ball and cup games. There will be contests and prizes, story telling, music, several different craft demonstrations, and other hands-on activities for the kids and parents to enjoy. Free horse and wagon rides as well as blacksmith demonstrations. So, come have a corn-dog (Yes, they had these back then too.) and lemonade while the kids learn how children from the Victorian period entertained themselves. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
Sep 25-Sep 27Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Pouring dozens of craft beers from across the Pacific Northwest, the Oktoberfest-style festival features live music, family-friendly activities, and local food without the crowd of big-city festivals. www.pacificnorthwestbrewcup.com503-791-7940
Oct 09-Oct 24Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: ASOC Annual Fall Production - Fridays and Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 2:00pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Oct 11Great Columbia River Crossing 10k - Once each year for just two hours, 3,000 runners and walkers are able to cross the historic Astoria-Megler Bridge as a part of the Great Columbia Crossing 10k. The opportunity to trek across the 4.1-mile bridge attracts runners from around the globe. www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com800-875-6807
Oct 25Talking Tombstones - Former citizens are expected to return from the great beyond for a graveside chat with any and all willing to visit their tombstone. This is a FREE event, however donations are welcome. www.cumtux.org503-325-2203
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.
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
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
Jul 26Seaside Downtown Garden Walk - Learn about the plants and themes of specialized gardens planted throughout downtown Seaside from the designing gardener, Pamela Fleming. Optional pre-walk buffet and talk. 8:30am to noon www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Aug 14-Aug 16Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show - Gem, mineral, jewelry, and fossil show with free admission at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. www.ogmshows.com503-829-2680
Aug 15Lewis and Clark Salt Works Re-enactment - Actors in original costume boil seawater to make salt to preserve their meat for the trip home. Actors have trade beads for goods brought by spectators/tourist to trade. South end of the Prom and Ave U. www.seasidemuseum.org503-738-7065
Aug 29Hood-To-Coast Relay - Since 1989, Seaside has served as the finish line for the Hood to Coast Relay Race. Watch the finishers and enjoy fireworks in the evening.
Sep 10-Sep 13Wheels 'N' Waves Car Show - Spectators can expect unique builder and street cars. Show & Shine on Friday thru Sunday, Downtown Cruise on Saturday. www.seasidedowntown.com503-717-1914
Cannon Beach
May 22-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: WWII on the Oregon Coast - A temporary exhibit featuring a collection of artifacts, oral histories and video recordings pertaining to the Oregon Coast during WWII. The exhibit will discuss viewpoints from the perspectives of those who lived here, veterans and family members, as well as accounts of the shelling of Fort Stevens. The exhibit will also discuss the casualties that occured in Blythe, Oregon as well as the conscientious observer camp that existed in Waldport, Oregon. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
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
Sep 01-Feb 28Cannon Beach History Center: "World War II on the Oregon Coast" - "WWII on the Oregon Coast," the latest exhibit from the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The Exhibit explores the events and emotions of a state at war with shared stories, artifacts, and images of WWII on the Oregon coast. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 12-Sep 13Cannon Beach Cottage Tours - Tour attendees will get an inside peek at true coastal living during tours and presentations. www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Sep 25-Oct 24Coaster Theatre: Bell, Book and Candle - Gillian Holroyd is a modern witch who can cast spells and perform supernatural feats. After casting a spell on Shepherd Henderson, an unattached publisher, he falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this little snag leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, Gillian breaks with her fellow witches, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before their happily ever after, Gillian comes very near to losing Shepherd. www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Sep 26Cannon Beach History Center: Smithsonian Day Live - www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Oct 1718th Annual Dog Show on the Beach - Pedigree is not the point, it’s a fun day on the beach with your pooch. Rain or shine at The Surfsand Resort. Join us for prizes, a raffle, a hot “dog” roast & over 20 canine categories. Proceeds benefits the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. Registration starts at 9 am. Events from 10 am to 2:30 pm. www.surfsand.com800-547-6100
Oct 17International Archaeology Day www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Nov 06-Nov 08Stormy 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 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
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
Sep 13Manzanita Writers' Series: Poetry with Judith Barrington
Sep 19Manzanita Writers' Series: Brian Benson
Sep 26Trashion Show/Upcycle Party www.cartm.org503-368-7764
Oct 17Manzanita Writers' Series: Daniel Wilson
Nov 21Manzanita Writers' Series: Rene Denfield
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
Jul 18-Jul 19Fire Festival & Concert - This year’s festival will be better than ever with new craft vendors, food, music, trophies, cars and more. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Aug 21-Aug 23Arts Fair & Farmers Market - Held at the Rockaway Wayside. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Sep 06Old Fashioned Carnival - Old Fashioned Carnival Games, Iive entertainment, Dunk Tank, Bingo, all for fun and to raise money for Rockaway Park and Rec programs, from 12-5 pm at Phyllis Baker park. www.rockawaybeach.net503-355-8108
Oct 06Oktoberfest - Held at St. Mary's by the Sea from noon to 5pm. 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 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
Jul 24Garibaldi Museum Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Kickoff - www.GaribaldiMuseum.org503-322-8411
Jul 24-Jul 26Garibaldi Days - Parade, fireworks, train rides, live entertainment, vendors, and more. www.visitgaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Aug 08Garibaldi History of Tillamook Bay Life Saving Service by Mike Carlson - www.GaribaldiMuseum.org503-322-8411
Oct 03Oregon Coast Crawler - Welcome aboard! The Oregon Coast Crawler will take you on a memorable ten hour journey of exploration and beautiful Oregon scenery, all by vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive. Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, we make a leisurely trip on the rails along the Northern Oregon Coastline affording panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Heading North, we pass through Rockaway Beach and stop at Wheeler for an early waterside lunch. You will also have a few minutes free to explore this harbor town before reboarding the Oregon Coast Crawler. As we continue to Salmonberry, we will be traveling along the scenic Nehalem River at the peak time to experience Oregon's Fall Foliage. The last public steam train trip to Salmonberry was years ago, and is a rare treat indeed.
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.
Oct 03-Oct 25Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad: Nehalem River Fall Splendor Excursion - Join us for a scenic excursion along the Nehalem River to view the changing of the seasons first hand. The scenery is breathtaking as the leaves change color and fall to earth as your roll along behind one of our historic diesel locomotives to Batterson. www.oregoncoastscenic.org888-71-TICKETS
Sep 05-Sep 07Chinook Arts Festival - Juried arts & crafts featuring blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery, wood sculpture & more! 800-451-2542
Oct 24Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest is an annual fundraiser for the restoration of the historic Chinook School. It includes dinner, an open bar, a silent and live auction, and wine raffle. www.friendsofchinookschool.org800-451-2542
Jul 18Music in the Gardens - A variety of private gardens on the Long Beach Peninsula are opened to visitors for one day only. These gardens include formal, cottage, vegetable, herb & vintage styles. All feature live musical performances as well as tapes of music by Water Music Festival performers. The event benefits the annual Water Music Festival. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm www.watermusicfestival.com800-451-2542
Oct 01-Nov 15Wild Mushroom Celebration - Each Fall, local restaurateurs and Bed and Breakfast owners delight patrons and guests with special dinners/classes celebrating the harvest. www.wildmushroomcelebration.com800-451-2542
Oct 09-Oct 10Water Music Festival - Celebrating over 31 years, we will host a series of wonderful concerts with appetizers and a no-host wine bar in intimate venues. A portion of our proceeds go to local school music programs. 800-451-2542
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
Jul 06-Jul 10Starlite Children's Academy - One week theater camp for kids 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day with performance to public on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at a cost of $5 for all. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Jul 25TAPA's 35th Birthday Party - Theme "Under The Stars". Held at Officer's Mess Hall, 6 p.m. Purchase a table for 10 for $20 per person. Plan your perfect picnic and beverages will be available for purchase. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Aug 05-Aug 08Tillamook County Fair - Recognized as one of the top ten Blue Ribbon fairs in the nation because it is so unique. This year features Pig-N-Ford races, pari-mutuel horse racing, Demolition Derby, Brad's World Reptiles, and entertainers Parmalee, Cloverdayle & Jana Kramer, and Three Dog Night. www.tillamookfair.com503-842-2272
Aug 14-Aug 16Old Iron Show - Enjoy Antique tractors, gas engines, farm & logging equipment, vintage cars & trucks and tool displays at the Blue Heron French Cheese Co. Friday 12-5pm/Saturday 9am-5pm/Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission is $3 for adults and free for kids age 12 & under. [email protected]503-801-4900
Aug 14-Aug 16Tillamook Forest Center: Return from the Burn - Join us for three days of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the forest before, during and after the fires. 503-815-6800
Aug 14-Aug 16A Step Back in Time - www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Aug 14-Aug 29The Barn Community Playhouse: All the Better To Kill You With - A clever interweaving of truth and falsehood produces a tapestry of tension. The carefully planned deception almost works until truth rears its head and a brilliant structure of cunning topples. The fascinating planning, execution, and final failure of a murder plot played openly and fully for the audience from beginning to end. The result is high tension and good dramatic excitement. Admission - Adults - $15.00, Senior/Student - $10.00, Family of four - $40.00 www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-2163
Oct 16-Oct 31The Barn Community Playhouse: Dames at Sea - Dames At Sea is a tap-happy, navy-crazy celebration of the 30's movie musicals, with a heart as big as the ocean, where an understudy must step in to fill the shoes of an incapacitated lead and become the star of the show! With a good measure of the "let's put on a show" exuberance from the films of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, and a large dose of the elaborate musical numbers from the Busby Berkeley movie musical extravaganzas. Dames at Sea manages whit just a small cast to provide plenty of fun and high energy musical moments to the well-known story. Admission: Adults $15, Senior/Student $10, Family of four $40. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
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
Pacific City
Jul 17-Jul 19Dory Days Festival - A time-honored celebration of a time-honored tradition in Pacific City. Festivities include a parade through town of floats, dory boats and vintage cars. After that, a marine artisan fair is held at the beach on Cape Kiwanda. www.pcnvchamber.org503-965-7779
Aug 02Cedar Creek Beach Challenge - Get out and stretch your legs while supporting a good cause! A 5K run/walk, 10K run and Kids Fun Run on the beach in Pacific City, starting and finishing at the Pelican Pub & Brewery. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Cedar Creek Child Care Center located near Pacific City, in Hebo, Oregon.
Sep 11-Sep 13Blowsion Surf Slam - Brings over 40 riders from around the world competing for a cash and points towards the IFWA World title. Watercraft riders display high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the unpredictable waves.
Sep 18-Sep 20Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic - Besides great surfing action, there's a pig feast, bonfire, live music, and product demos and displays. www.capekiwandalongboardclassic.com503-483-1025
Oct 07-Oct 11International Beachcombing Conference 2015 - 2015 Int’l Beachcombing Conference is coming to the U.S. west coast for the first time since its inception in 2009. October 7-11, beachcombers, sea glass junkies and coastal lovers will gather in Pacific Beach/Seabrook, WA. www.thebeachcombingconference.com703-609-2714
May 23-Sep 26Saturday Farmers Market - Open 9am to 1pm [email protected]503-392-3582
Jul 02-Aug 31"Elements: Ocean + Valley: leach, lehman, snyder, wilson-werner" - "ELEMENTS: OCEAN+VALLEY leach, lehman, snyder, wilson-werner" July 2nd--Aug 31, 2015 Four person art show at Black Market Gourmet 495 Central, Coos Bay 541-269-0194 call for hours www.susanlehmanartist.com541-347-9888
Lincoln City
Mar 07-Dec 19Culinary Center Classes - Held every Saturday, the topics range from healthy seafood to South American flavors to Kids in the Kitchen.
May 03-Oct 11Outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org541-921-0062
Jul 08Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! 11:30am. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 09-Aug 29Theatre West: Mousetrap - A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. Shows Thurs–Sat 8 p.m.; tickets $9–$14. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Jul 11Chalk Art Festival www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Jul 15Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! 5:30pm. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 17-Jul 18Chinook Winds Casino: The Happy Together Tour of 2015 www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Jul 22Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Jul 25Hands-On BBQ Class - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11AM – 2PM. Cost: $55, includes wine and meal. FMI Chef Sharon Wiest. www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 04-Aug 09Missoula Children’s Theatre: King Arthur’s Quest www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Aug 05Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 06Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 08Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest - In the Historic Taft District.
Aug 19Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 20Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Aug 22Old School Classic Car Show - Come enjoy classic cars, food, music and some “old school” competition. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Sep 09Clamming Clinic - Clamming Clinic starting with a brief lecture at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Sep 11-Sep 13Pride Festival - This fun and fabulous weekend includes stand-up comedy, live bands, dancing, flamingo bingo, food and more in support of LGBT communities. www.oregoncoastpride.com541-992-5353
Sep 12Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show - In the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City!
Sep 16Crabbing Clinic - Crabbing Clinic at SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Clinic starts with a brief orientation followed by crabbing! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
Depoe Bay
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
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 23-Dec 31Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Jul 17-Aug 02Newport Performing Arts Center: Come Blow Your Horn - Neil Simon's first play is an uproarious 61/2 character show boarding on farce. It's 1961, the era of Mad Men and the Rat Pack. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare, welcomes his rebellious and eager younger brother, Buddy, into his den of iniquity. Buddy wants to be at writer but their father only wants him to take over the family business of wax fruit manufacturing. The mother only wants peace in the family even it makes her nauseous. Peggy has stars in her eyes. Connie has a song in her heart and Alan probably has condoms in his wallet. Yes, it is a family show. Admission: $16 general $20 Front tables (with NY Deli snacks during intermission) www.portholeplayers.org541-265-2787 (ARTS)
Jul 25Yo-Pro's 5th annual "Amazing Race" - Starting and ending at the Newport Performing Arts Center, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues, finding locations, completing challenges and racing through Newport in order to cross the finish line. Teams can be made of 2 women, 2 men or co-ed and at least 15 years of age. This is an event for all physical ability levels! www.discovernewport.com541-265-8801
Aug 07-Aug 082015 Quilt Show: Quilts by the Sea - QUILTS by the SEA Quilt show with > 300 quilts from traditional bed quilts to fabulous art quilts. Raffle, vendors, demos, boutique and more! Friday, August 7th, 10-6 Saturday, August 8th, 9-4 Newport Rec Cntr, 225 SE Avery St. $ 6, Under 12 Free www.OregonCoastalQuilters.org541-563-5540
Aug 07-Aug 08Quilts by the Sea - Celebrating 25 years at the coast with over 300 quilts made by Coastal Quilters from traditional bed quilts to fabulous art quilts. There is something for everyone. Plus small quilt auction for charity, variety of vendors, demonstrations, antique quilts, boutique with many hand-made items and fabric, children's activity corner, raffle quilt and more! Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-4. Newport Recreation Center, Newport OR, 225 SE Avery St. $ 6, Under 12: Free
Aug 08-Aug 09Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge - A $3,000 competition with all you can sample tastings of these amazing culinary creations featuring in season fresh caught Albacore Tuna right off the Newport docks!
Aug 14-Aug 16Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo - Food & fun for the whole family.
Oct 09-Nov 01Newport Performing Arts Center: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony Award winning show for best play! It's the funny, sunny play about gloomy people! Admission: $15 adults, students & seniors $14 www.redoctopustheatre.org541-265-ARTS
Nov 07Oyster Cloyster at the Oregon Coast Aquarium - Oyster Cloyster is an exceptional event where Oregon-based chefs will serve up their own take on the oyster, competing for the attention and votes of professional judges and party goers. Guests savor delectable foods from the land and sea, Oregon wines and craft beer from Rogue Ales as they explore the Aquarium’s serene exhibit galleries after-hours. Behind the scenes tours, live music and no-stakes casino games with dealers from Chinook Winds Casino Resort provide hours of entertainment for this roving event. 541- 867-FISH
Jul 24-Jul 26Summer Festival - Toledo’s celebration of its heritage includes a carnival, logging show, parade, music, and more plus the “Best Fireworks on the Oregon Coast!” www.toledosummerfestival.com541-336-9419
Jul 31Relay for Life 541-264-6468
Aug 02Toledo Folk Music Club - Toledo Folk Music Club, Folk Music at Bank of the West Parking lot on Main Street 541-961-6256
Aug 15-Aug 16Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show - A free, family-friendly event that celebrates the historic tradition of wooden boats and recreation along the Yaquina River. Boat exhibits and rides, vendors, music, family and youth boat building, kids’ activities, races, jousting, and more. www.portoftoledo.org541-336-5207
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
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
Jul 10-Jul 12Yachats Music Festival - This magnificent music festival includes three days of cameo performances by major classical artists. www.fsarts.org510-845-4444
Aug 01-Aug 02Pathways To Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic & Crafts Fair - Event features over 60 booths offering the largest array of holistic health practitioners, psychic readers, health & wellness products and visionary arts & crafts under one roof on the Oregon Coast. www.chucklingcherubs.com541-547-4664
Aug 23Yachats River Valley Tour - Meet "up the river folks" who are using their land to raise anything from llamas to edible flowers. Visit up to half a dozen farms, survey the operations and purchase locally produced products, including honey, vegetables, herbs and more! www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Sep 04-Sep 07Yachats Arts Guild Gallery - Nearly 30 coast artists will display their work in oils, watercolors, photography, acrylics, pen and ink, wood and other media.
Sep 05Yachats Ladies Club Labor Day Pie & Ice Cream Social - Pies, Pies, Pies!..The Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Come early for the best selection and before the pie is gone! Saturday 11 am - 3 pm, W 3rd & Pontiac. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Sep 05-Sep 06Sky Candy: Yachats Kite Festival - This is a joyous historic festival and chock full of activities that are fun for all ages. These include kite demonstrations, contests, and public kite-flying. There will also be several professional kite fliers as well as giant kite fliers.
Sep 11-Sep 13Fall Blues Car Show & Shine - Show and shine, dinner, and live entertainment.
Sep 11-Sep 20One of Us Productions: Nunsensations - Performances at 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 pm Sundays Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Family Comedy/Musical. Come experience Live Theater brought to you by One of Us Productions. Tickets $15. www.yachats.org541-547-4121
Oct 16-Oct 18Mushroom Fest - Enjoy wild forest mushroom cuisine, expert led mushroom walks, talks and exhibits, culinary and fungi arts workshops, culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting, and live entertainment. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Nov 13-Nov 15Rainspout Music Festival - A celebration of Celtic and Bluegrass music. Join us for a weekend of concerts, workshops, jam sessions and ceilis. This festival emerges from the Yachats Celtic Music Festival (2000-2014) and is charting a new course in 2015.
Jul 18Sand Master Jam - Sandboard competition - all categories, 2-5 pm. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Jul 24-Jul 25Rhody Quilt Show - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Jul 28Army Band Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Aug 15Xwest Huck Fest - Sandboard competition, 2-5 pm. www.sandmasterpark.com541-997-6006
Aug 15-Aug 16Florence Coin and Stamp Show - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Aug 21-Aug 30Florence Events Center Theater: Whose Wives Are They? - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Sep 06-Sep 15Florence Events Center Theater: Chicago www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Sep 11-Sep 13Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
Nov 13-Nov 15Annual Holiday Bazaar by The Florence Ladies of Elks - At the Elks Lodge at 1686 12th Street. Hours are Fri 1-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm, and Sun 8am-11am. Lunch will be sold on Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm, Homemade Soups and Chili with cornbread. Sunday morning Waffle Breakfast from 8 to 10:30am.
May 15-Oct 30Reedsport Farmers Market - Farmers Market featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables. Eggs, honey, mushroom, baked goods, humus, salsa, and craft vendors. Every Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Corner of Hwy 38 and 5th Street in Old Town Reedsport. 271-3044
Jun 25-Aug 06Riverfront Rhythms: Concerts at Umpqua Discovery Center - Free outdoor summer concert series at the Umpqua Discovery Center on Thursdays starting at 6pm. www.umpquadiscoverycenter.com541-271-4816
Winchester Bay
Jul 29-Aug 02Dune Fest - Five-day event is filled with exciting fun activities including adult and kid activities, Moto Cross Racing, Sand Drags, Poker Run, Treasure Hunt, Show N’ Shine, Drive-In Movie Night, Charity Auction, Freestyle Shows www.dunefest.com541-271-3495
Aug 13-Aug 16Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree - The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association (OOTFA), District 5, hosts dozens of fiddlers at the Winchester Bay Community Center (formally the Grange Hall). www.fiddleonthebeach.info800-247-2155
Aug 21-Aug 22Kool Coastal Nights - The fun starts Friday with the Burnout and Open Header Contests-hope you like LOUD cars and LOTS of smoke! Saturday is the Show 'n Shine, Parade of Champions, and Harbor Cruise. www.koolcoastalnights.com541-297-6073
Aug 29-Aug 30Art by the Bay - Observe the styles & skills of potters, painters, carvers, jewelers and more along with kids art games, food, wine, lighthouse tours, and more. www.winchesterbay.org541-297-6073
Aug 08Cardboard Boat Races - All entries must be at the County Park Boat ramp by 10 am, races start at 11 am. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-759-3981
Sep 01-Oct 31Street of Scarecrows - Businesses, clubs and individuals to put scarecrows up in their yards, businesses, or anywhere else. 541-759-3981
Sep 12-Sep 13CDBA Dragboat Races
North Bend
Jul 17-Jul 18July Jubilee - This Year’s July Jubilee events include our Sip ‘n Stroll, Show ‘n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, vendor fair and more! www.julyjubilee.com541-756-4613
Aug 28-Sep 13Little Theater on the Bay: The Full Monty - A burlesque Adult Comedy stage adaptation based on the 1997 BAFTA award-winning British film about six out-of-work steelworkers with nothing to lose! Rated R, no children please! www.onbroadwaytheater.com541-756-4336
Sep 12-Sep 13Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Show & Butterfly Tea - Gorgeous displays at the Pony Village Mall. www.ponyvm.com541-267-0740
Sep 12-Sep 13Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration - Canoe races, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, children’s activities and a Native American marketplace and traditional salmon bake dinner at the Mill Casino. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Oct 23-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. www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Coos Bay
May 06-Oct 28Downtown Farmers Market - Every Wednesday and Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more in downtown Coos Bay.
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
Jul 08-Aug 26Working Forest Tours - Spend a day in the woods with a Forester! Free guided tour through a working forest with a professional forester. Bring your kids and your questions. Info and sign up at Coos Bay Visitor Center. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Jul 11-Jul 25Oregon Coast Music Festival - Celebrate our 37th year of music events throughout the area. Highlight of the Festival are 3 classical concerts with an 80 piece symphony orchestra. Many events are FREE! Visit our website for the full schedule & details. Several genres of music are featured during the week of Festival to include Jazz, Barbershop, Rock, Marimba at different venues through out the area. The second week features three classical concerts performed by our 80 member orchestra of professional musicians from near and far. The only opportunity of the Southern Oregon Coast to hear live classical music during the summer. Don’t miss it! www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 15Zendalas: Tangling in the Round with Rosie Hill (CZT) - Based on the ancient art form of mandalas, this class focuses on drawing in a circular format. Experience the beautiful rhythm of working in a circle to create beautiful Zentangles. 267-3901
Aug 18-Sep 15Music on the Bay: Tuesday Concerts - Free live music concerts held every Tuesday in Mingus Park, starting at 7 p.m.
Aug 22-Aug 23Blackberry Arts Festival - Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more! www.blackberryartsfestival.com541-269-0215
Sep 11-Sep 27Dolphin Playhouse: A Wrinkle in Time - A Wrinkle in Time is adapted from the classic science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle and is the story of siblings Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, who rescue their father from captivity on the planet of Camazotz—and in the process save the universe from the clutches of an evil power called IT. They are aided in their struggles by Calvin O'Keefe, a friend who travels with them across the universe, the three strange old ladies, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which, who guide the children through the galaxies; the tentacled monster, Aunt Beast; and IT, a disembodied human brain. Both the characters and the plot seem believable. The play is adapted by John Glore.*Admission (adult, children, seniors, matinee): $10/adult; $5 children (12 and under); $8 senior/student. [email protected]541-808-2611
Sep 12-Sep 13Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby - BBQ & Silent Auction, Friday 5 pm, Salmon Derby is on Saturday & Sunday at California & Eastside Boat Ramps. Weigh in at Mill Casino Boardwalk. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-5515
Sep 18-Sep 19Cruz the Coos - More than 400 classic cars can be seen at this fun filled event. Saturday night Cruz the Coos through downtown Coos Bay and show and shine at Shore Acres State Park during the day. www.sunsetclassicchevys.com541-888-3863
Sep 19Prefontaine Memorial Run - A 10,000 meter road race honoring one of America’s greatest distance runners. 10km, or 2M walk. Hilly, out and back. www.prefontainerun.com541-269-1103
Sep 19-Sep 20Coos Sand N’ Sea: Sea of Quilts XX - A quilt show featuring a large variety of quilts, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, quilt challenge entries, a vendor mall & member boutique of handmade items, raffle quilt, Featured Quilter exhibit, and a snack bar.
Sep 19-Sep 20Bay Area Fun Festival - A festival of fun for families! Live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos, parade and so much more. Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. www.bayareafunfestival.com800-824-8486
Sep 26Stand up! For the Bay - Stand UP! For the Bay is a paddle event, and celebration of national estuaries day. Event takes place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk. Meet on the boardwalk (across from Visitor Center). A participatory waiver form will need to be signed by all those who wish to participate. The group will either stand up paddle, canoe, or kayak, in the bay along a route that is designed for ease of travel, with consideration of tide and wind direction. The route will be moderate in length and will take 1-2 hours. There will be support people in place incase of emergency. A boat and two lifeguards will be on watch for safety purposes. Life jackets are required. This event includes live music as well as a paddle board jousting event. After the paddle there will be a luau.
Oct 23-Nov 08Dolphin Playhouse: The Real Inspector Hound - The Real Inspector Hound, by Tom Stoppard, is a parody of the stereotypical British parlor mystery in the style of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, The plot follows two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. Admission: $10/adult; $5 children (12 and under); $8 senior/studentAdmission (adult, children, seniors, matinee). [email protected]541-808-2611
Jul 18Oregon Coast Music Festival Garden Concert - Noon. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful concert. Friends of Shore Acres will be selling sundaes and ice cold lemonade. The Oregon Coast Music Association will have t-shirts, posters and more available for purchase. Concert is free and donations are welcomed! www.OregonCoastMusic.org541-267-0938
Aug 02Salmon BBQ - Join us for the annual event to celebrate the yummy salmon! Hosted by the Kiwanis Club and featuring their renowned glaze, menu will include barbecued Salmon Steaks, coleslaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee, ice cream. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-756-1282
Aug 08-Aug 09Seafood Festival - This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD willl be the center of the event. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Aug 15Bonsai Day - Shore Acres State Park Garden House will be open, displays by the Bonsai Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, plus please note there is a $5 parking fee. www.shoreacrespark.com541-888-2472
Sep 04-Sep 06Oregon Shorebird Festival - Activities planned for birders of all skill levels, including expertly guided land based field trips, birding by canoe, and a pelagic trip.
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
Oct 02-Oct 04Octoberfish - Friday night: Movie at the Egyptian Theatre followed by a social hour. Saturday: Noon to Night in the Charleston Marina parking lot. “Tuna Guy” Challenge – tailgate Seafood Cook Off Hosted by OCCI. Enjoy Food, Spirits, Art and Lots of MUSIC. Sunday: Beach & Charleston Community Clean-Up HELP cleanup after the party! Meet at the small boat basin parking lot 10am – 2pm. Come on down. Admission is $1/person or 3 cans of food is encouraged. Celebrate the culture, art, people, history and lots of music in Charleston. Projected food prices are $10/person or $25/family.
Jun 06-Sep 05Sawdust Theatre: 'Tricked at the Trestle' or 'Taken Down the Garden Path' - Paddy Everlasting turns to the villainous Cavanaugh Sallowbanks for a loan to log his land. Unwittingly duped, his troubles soon begin. His sweet daughter Pearly and niece Tansy are quite taken with the dashing dastard. Will the intrepid Herkimer Bradshaw and Hawkshaw the Railroad Detective be able to thwart the villain’s evil plan? Written by local Sawdusters, the melodrama features titillating olios, buxom maids, and handsome gents. Show times 8 pm on Saturdays and 3pm on select Sundays. www.SawdustTheatre.com541-396-4563
Oct 03Harvest Moon Festival www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
May 01-Dec 19Old Town Marketplace - The "Big Blue" building is now the "Green" building housing the Old Town Marketplace (1st St., next to the boardwalk). Vendors will have vegetables, plants, food and crafts every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. www.portofbandon.com541-347-3206
Jun 27-Sep 26Meet & Greet Artists of Second Street Gallery, Bandon - Each weekend during the summer, the Gallery features an artist who will demonstrate their work and speak about their creative process. The gallery will post updated schedules in the website as more artists are added to the line up. Join us! http://secondstreetgallery.net541-347-4133
Jul 10-Jul 19Sprague Community Theater: Peter Pan & the Neverland Crystal - Wendy no longer is that playmate who flies with Peter to Neverland. Their worlds are changing and their adventures are coming to an end. It is time for Wendy to fly beside another, someone to care for her … to the end. Wendy realizes that she is mortal and that Peter will forever be a boy. Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, and Students - $5. Ticket Outlets: Bandon True Value and Radio Shack(541)347-2506 www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Jul 24Sly & Friends Quartet - Sly & Friends present an evening of music at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon. The folk quartet features Jim "Sly" Sylvester on voice and guitar; Holly Sylvester, voice and bass; Bryan Ibach, voice, mandolin and harmonic; Perry St. John, voice and percussion. This free community event is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Music Festival Association. www.oregoncoastmusic.org541-347-7426
Aug 14-Aug 30Sprague Community Theater: The Spitfire Grill - A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Aug 19Sprague Community Theater: Men of Worth - A beautiful blend of voices and intricately intertwined instrumentation for a duo. Their stories and interaction with the audience draws you into another world where you can let the stresses of your day melt away. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Sep 11-Sep 13Cranberry Festival - The Cranberry Capital of Oregon celebrates with a whole weekend of fun for the whole family. www.bandon.com541-347-9616
Sep 24Bandon Showcase: The Diamonds www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
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
Oct 09-Oct 10Oregon Coast Film Festival - Documentary films from regional and local film makers, students and inspiring video storytellers.
Oct 16-Nov 01Sprague Community Theater: Always Patsy Cline - This is a tribute to Patsy Cline provided by the help of the Bandon Lions Club. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-7426
Dec 10Bandon Showcase: Craicmore "A Celtic Yuletide Christmas" www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Jul 31-Aug 02Cape Blanco County Music Festival - The biggest outdoor country music festival to hit the coast. Big name acts like Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, and The Band Perry headline along with a dozen other acts at the 3-day festival, located just north of Port Orford near Cape Blanco State Park. www.capeblancofestival.com541-345-9263
Port Orford
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours - Open 10am-3:30 pm Wednesday through Monday.
May 23-Oct 31Saturday Farmers Market - Fresh local produce, plants, seafood/beef,eggs, honey,flowers, baked goods, plus handmade art & crafts, jewelry and activities for kids. Saturday's, 9am - noon, Port Orford Community Co-op Site, Hwy 101 & 8th St. Operates into October, possibly longer depending on weather.
Jul 18Mildred Hill Concert: Michael Nigro - Classical guitar at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
Sep 11-Sep 13Cape Blanco Wild Rivers Coast Air & Ag Show www.enjoyportorford.com541-332-8055
Sep 26Mildred Hill Concert: Port Orford Blues and Dance Club Band - "Tulsa Sound" blues and jazz at Zion Lutheran Church at 7pm. [email protected] 541-332-1167
Gold Beach
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
Jul 11Houston Jones at Pistol River Friendship Hall - Houston Jones performs mostly original folk, bluegrass, blues and gospel. "A confluence of sublime talent." - SF Chronicle 8PM $15 Tickets: Gold Beach Books (541-247-2495), Wright's Custom Framing (541-469-7900), and
Aug 22-Aug 23Wild Rivers Dahlia Society Show - At the Event Center on the Beach, Gold Beach. 541-247-2364
Aug 27-Aug 30Curry County Fair - The Curry County Fair is the only Fair that is held next to the ocean. You can see the ocean from the Ferris Wheel and from many of the buildings and rides while visiting the fair. www.curryfair.com541-247-4541
Sep 12Bike the Rogue River - All three Bike the Rogue routes follow the banks of the Rogue River in this spectacularly scenic and remote southwestern corner of Oregon...where the Rogue River meets the ocean.800-525-2334
Sep 12Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival - Craft Breweries from all over the Pacific Northwest, the best food vendors to accompany the brews - no two alike, classic car show will be held outside, live music all day, onsite artisans. Presale tickets $10 or $15 at the door. www.goldbeachbrewfest.org541-490-1593
Sep 19-Sep 20Festival of Quilts - Gold Beach Quilters' Guild presents a quilt show on Saturday and Sunday at the Event Center. www.goldbeach.org541-412-7389
Pistol River
Jul 11Pistol River Concert Association: Houston Jones - No one delivers the goods quite like Houston Jones. The band's infectious mix of acoustic rock, bluegrass, folk, and country, driven along by the drumming of Peter Tucker, the guitar of Glenn Houston, and the soulful vocals of Travis Jones, are in ample supply on their latest effort, Queen of Yesterday. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Aug 08Pistol River Concert Association: The Blackberry Bushes - The Blackberry Bushes are a Contemporary Stringband from the rain-drenched forests of Olympia, Washington. They take a bluegrass instrumentation, draw from the deep roots of American folk music and add influences from Bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Indie Rock, jazz, and pop. Virtuosic musicianship, compelling arrangements, quick wit, flying tempos, and heavy heel boot dancing are all elements of a live show that is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Sep 26Pistol River Concert Association: True North - Hailing from Oregon’s beautiful Willamette valley, Americana-bluegrass quartet True North combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with fat harmonies and folk-edged songwriting for a distinctive sound that is fresh, warm and memorable. www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Oct 24Pistol River Concert Association: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton (born January 26, 1989) is an American musician from Los Angeles. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Paxton's style draws from blues and jazz music before World War II and is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
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.
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
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 01-Aug 02Festival of Art in Stout Park - A juried show of original art and handcrafted items. Plein air artists at work, activities for children, food court, music. Stout Park - park setting surrounding Manley Art Center. One block off Highway 101 on Oak Street. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. www.wildriverscoastart.com541-469-1807
Aug 07-Aug 09Pirates of the Pacific Festival - Re-enactors provide cannon fire and sword play, magicians, jugglers, children’s events, old salty sea dog tunes, pirate shanties, merchants, and more! 541-251-4422
Aug 07-Aug 16Chetco Playhouse: Annie Junior - adult $15, children $7, seniors $15 www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Aug 22Raining Cats and Dogs
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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