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Long Beach Peninsula
South Bend
May 28-Sep 05Weekend Market at the Dock - Weekend Market on The Dock features a farmers market, arts and crafts, jewelry and entertainment, and much more. The event promotes South Bend’s downtown community.10 am – 4 pm.
Sep 02-Sep 05Come and Play on Labor Day - Enjoy a grand parade complete with fireworks and small-town charm. Weekend events include oyster eating and shucking contests, a tin man triathlon and poker paddle, kiddie race and more complete the weekend.
Ocean Park
Jun 18-Jun 19Northwest Garlic Festival - Celebrate the passion of this exulted bulb with the faithful throngs who make the annual pilgrimage to this fantastic event held each June in Ocean Park. This festival, now in its 35th year, was born out of love for great, garlic-laden cuisine. Free.
Jul 044th of July Parade & Art in the Dark - Enjoy this small town’s quintessential Fourth of July parade through downtown Ocean Park. Art in the Dark is held at Sheldon Park and features work by local artists, food vendors and more. Parade at 1:00 pm; Art in the Park 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug 13Jazz & Oysters - Great jazz and great food make this a must-attend event! Featured are great Pacific Northwest jazz ensembles , delicious Willapa Bay oysters, great desserts, beverages and more.
Sep 10-Sep 11Rod Run to the End of the World - This annual classic car show features acres of automobiles, from Model As to the muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s. Main events are held at Wilson Field, but the cars can be seen cruising the Peninsula. www.beachbarons.com360-642-2400
Long Beach
Feb 08-Feb 22Asian New Year Kite Celebration - Asian New Year Kite Celebration at the World Kite Museum features the kites and cultures of a different Asian country annually. Uniquely shaped & decorated kites and other folk arts are displayed. Videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities are part of both days’ events. 360-642-4020
Mar 18-Apr 22Spring Break Family Kite Fun - With the children out of school and winter weather waning, the annual Spring Break Family Kite Fun at the World Kite Museum is a hit for the whole family. Participants can look forward to a Kite Poster Trivia Game and kite-making opportunities. 360-642-4020
Apr 01-Apr 03Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show - The Peninsula Arts Association presents its annual Spring Art show in Long Beach at the Train Depot. Attendees vote on the People’s Choice Ribbon, the event’s top honor. An art raffle of donated works benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. 800-451-2542
Apr 09-Apr 10Long Beach Razor Clam Festival - The historic Long Beach Razor Clam Festival returns for its fourth year after a decades-long hiatus! Experience razor clam digging, razor clam dining and family fun. www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com360-642-2400
May 01Loyalty Day Parade - Longest consecutive loyalty day celebration in the nation. Events are scheduled over two-day period on the Long Beach Peninsula, including Children’s Parade, annual Blessing of the Fleet, Fire Truck rides, and Loyalty Days Parade. 800-451-2542
May 27-May 30World’s Longest Garage Sale - Garage sales line Peninsula streets and offer four days of bargains.
May 28-Sep 05SummerFest - Free family friendly entertainment and activities Memorial Day through Labor Day in downtown Long Beach. Enjoy wagon rides, face painting, live music, sidewalk chalk art contests and more! Venues include Gazebo Park, Veterans Field and pocket parks. www.longbeachwa.gov360-642-2400
Jun 18Beach to Chowder Run/Walk - 5K run/walk or 10K run along the Long Beach Peninsula’s very long beach. Complimentary clam chowder served at awards ceremony. Bring the whole family to this pet-friendly event. Something for everyone.
Jul 04Fireworks on the Beach - One of the best fireworks shows around, this event features fireworks over the ocean in front of the Long Beach boardwalk. 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul 05Beach Cleanup Day - Hundreds of locals and visitors help clean the beach. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. Meet organizers at any major beach approach (Seaview, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Surfside at Oysterville Road) at 9:30am to pick up bags. www.ourbeach.org360-642-2400
Jul 20-Jul 23Sandsations - The annual Long Beach sand-sculpting extravaganza returns to the Peninsula for its 32nd year. The action unfolds along the Bolstad Beach Approach. The competition is open to all ages and abilities. www.sandsationslongbeach.com360-642-2400
Jul 30-Jul 31Long Beach Rodeo - Long Beach Rodeo and family night draws competitors from near and far to compete in saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling, as well as team, calf and breakaway roping. http://www.peninsulasaddleclub.com360-642-2400
Aug 05-Aug 06Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday - Celebrate Jake the Alligator Man’s annual 75th Birthday with a burlesque bachelor party, bride of Jake competition, car show and live music. www.jakethealligatorman.com360-642-2400
Aug 06-Aug 07Surf n’ Saddle’s Jr. Rodeo - The Northwest Junior Rodeo features cowboys and cowgirls aged 2 to 18. Events range from dummy roping to riding bucking stock. Come out and support the little buckaroos! 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug 15-Aug 21WA State International Kite Festival - Enjoy seven days if kite-flying, beach-playing, festival fun. Join world-renowned kite flyers on Washington’s longest beach for days of fun at this event voted the ‘Best Kite Festival in the World’ by Kite Trade Association International. www.kitefestival.com360-642-2400
Oct 07-Oct 10Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show - This is the Peninsula Arts Association’s oldest art event. The People’s Choice Award is the highest honor in the show. See what the Peninsula’s incredible artists create. www.beachartist.org360-642-2400
Oct 08-Oct 09One Sky, One World Kite Celebration - The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship and peace during this annual event. Participants can bring homemade kites or purchase kites; those who wish can make a kite at event headquarters. www.worldkitemuseum.com360-642-2400
Nov 25-Nov 27Holidays at the Beach - Weekend of free activities at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach, Pacific Ave S & 3rd St SE, Long Beach. www.holidayslongbeach.com360-642-2400
Dec 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean - Five minutes of fireworks at midnight over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. Midnight.
Jul 29-Jul 31Finnish-American Folk Festival - A three-day celebration of Finnish-American culture in southwest Washington.
Sep 17Seaview Oktoberfest - An early Oktoberfest party featuring North Jetty Brewing Company beer.
Dec 12Holidays at the Jetty - Celebrate the holiday season with the Long Beach Peninsula’s premier brewer.
Mar 18-Mar 20Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition - Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition hosted by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA. With more than 100 quilts on display in three galleries, the show exhibits work from some of the area’s most talented fabric artists. Admission is free. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum360-642-3446
Mar 18-Mar 2021st Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show - More than 100 quilts will be on display submitted by Guild members. Demonstrations of quilt making are also planned. There will be a drawing for this year’s prize quilt, with proceeds going to area charities. Admission and parking is free.
Apr 30Black Lake Fishing Derby - Now entering its 24th year, the event for children aged 2-14 features a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog tent. Registration is free for this event hosted by Ilwaco Parks and Recreation. The derby runs from 7-10 a.m., and awards are given for the largest fish caught in each age division and overall aggregate weight. 800-451-2542
Apr 30Children’s Loyalty Day Parade - The parade begins at noon; All children are welcome to participate. Prizes and treats handed out at end of parade at the Pavilion at Port of Ilwaco. 800-451-2542
Apr 30Blessing of the Fleet - Gaily decorated parade of boats to mouth of Columbia River for blessing. Memorial Wreath dropped by Coast Guard helicopter. Free boat rides to blessing site. 800-451-2542
May 07-Sep 24Saturday 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
Jun 03-Jun 06Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Jun 10-Oct 14Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market - A lively Friday afternoon market and entertainment venue dedicated to the spectacular eats and farm crafts of the Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County. June through October, Veterans Field.
Jun 11-Aug 27Waikiki Beach Concert Series - The Waikiki Beach Concert Series is an outdoor, all-ages event at Cape Disappointment State Park. The concerts are held on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July and August from 7 to 8:30 pm. A Washington State Discover Pass is required to attend.
Jul 02Firecracker 5K Walk/Run - This pet-friendly 5k is perfect for runners of all ages. The route follows the Discovery Trail to beautiful Beard’s Hollow before heading back to the Port of Ilwaco. Prizes and T-shirts at the finish line. 9:00 am
Jul 02Fireworks at the Port - “Feel the thunder” at the Port of Ilwaco! Enjoy a day of shopping at the Saturday Market at the Port, run the Firecracker 5k and then relax portside for an awesome professional fireworks show. Dusk www.ilwaco-wa.gov360-642-2400
Jul 16-Jul 17Clamshell Railroad Days - This is a celebration of the Clamshell Railroad that ran along the Peninsula for 41 years. Explore Ilwaco’s historic Freight Depot and step inside an original passenger car, the NAHCOTTA, which is open only twice a year. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-2400
Jul 29-Jul 30OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Ilwaco Tuna Classic - Multiple fishing tournaments held 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.com360-642-2400
Aug 13Astoria-Megler Bridge 50th anniversary - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the roadway that bridged the Americas. The Astoria-Megler Bridge celebrates 50 years in 2016, and it’s going to be a huge birthday bash. Events from the bridge’s original grand opening will be replicated.
Sep 09Slow Drag at the Port - Slow and steady wins the race! Hot Rods compete in a coasting competition along the Port of Ilwaco. Cars have about 15 feet to accelerate before coasting about 200 yards. To win, a car must cross and stop closest to the finish line.
Sep 23-Sep 24Blues & Seafood - This is the 9th year that Blues & Seafood will bring regional and national blues performers to the Port of Ilwaco. This year will be bigger and better than ever as 10 acts are scheduled. And enjoy fresh local seafood and handcrafted beer and wine. www.bluesandseafood.com360-642-2400
Oct 08-Oct 09Cranberrian Fair - Celebrate the Peninsula’s annual cranberry harvest. The Cranberrian Fair highlights the Peninsula’s cranberry history, culture and cuisine. Ride the Cranberry Trolley, visit bogs and more. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-2400
Nov 11-Nov 12‘Ocian In View’ Cultural Weekend - When Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery exclaimed “Ocian in View” they knew they had reached their westward overland destination. This annual event explores local history through a weekend of speakers, bus tours and the Chinook Tribe’s seafood dinner. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-2400
Nov 26Saturday Christmas Market - Special seasonal Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco. Shop for fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, fine art, and gifts. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Dec 03Saturday Christmas Market - Special seasonal Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco. Shop for fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, fine art, and gifts. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Dec 03Crab Pot Christmas Tree - Get into the spirit of the holiday season with the lighting of the "World's Tallest Crab Pot Christmas Tree", and sing along to some very "crabby" Christmas carols. 5:00 p.m.
Dec 10Saturday Christmas Market - Special seasonal Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco. Shop for fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, fine art, and gifts. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Dec 10Tuba Christmas - Annual performance of holiday music at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum by an Astoria, OR., tuba band. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org360-642-2400
Dec 11Watermusic Festival Christmas Concert - This annual event is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy fabulous live music, festive holiday treats and beverages. 360-642-2400
Dec 17Saturday Christmas Market - Special seasonal Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco. Shop for fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, fine art, and gifts. Uniquely situated on the waterfront, Saturday Market is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Mar 26Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon - Celebrate the Oregon coast by giving back on March 26! This is a family friendly event, covering the entire Oregon coast; it draws thousands of volunteers each year and everyone is encouraged to join in. Sign up to volunteer at solveoregon.org503-844-9571 ext. 332
Sep 03-Sep 05Chinook Arts Festival - Arts & crafts featuring blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolors, pottery, wood sculpture and more.
Oct 15Oktoberfest - This annual Oktoberfest event is a 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.org360-642-2400
Apr 16Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour - Annual art show featuring the work of Pacific County’s North Beach artists. Headquartered at the historic Tokeland Hotel and nearby private art studios. Free maps to studios are available at the Tokeland Hotel and Bayshore RV park.
Apr 23Beach Clean Up Day - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes a beach clean up for the 28 miles of beach on the Long Beach Peninsula every January, April and July. Meet organizers at any major beach approach at 9:30am. 9:30 am – Noon
Jul 04Tokeland Parade & Old-Fashion Family Picnic - Spend the day going back in time. This old-fashioned, family friendly parade has something for everyone. Lunch follows the parade and games follow lunch. Join in sock races, the water balloon toss and three-legged races.
Jul 16Music in the Gardens Tour - Music in the Gardens features a variety of Peninsula gardens and yards. Each garden features live music, delicious small bites and beverages that encourage you to linger and enjoy the Peninsula’s beautiful outdoors. www.watermusicfestival.com360-642-2400
Jul 23-Jul 24Tokeland Wood & Art Fest - See woodcarvers, woodcrafters and other artists at work during this family friendly, northern Pacific County event that features music and food vendors. No admission fee. www.tokelandnorthcove.com360-642-2400
Aug 05-Aug 07 Willapa Harbor Festival - The Willapa Harbor Festival is a Raymond tradition. A full weekend of fun, family-friendly events and activities. Check out the car show, parade, enter the softball tournament, or stroll through the downtown shops.
Aug 24-Aug 27Pacific County Fair - Truly an old-fashioned experience, the Pacific County Fair enters its 120th year in 2016. And this small fair puts on a grand show! Tons of summertime fun for every member of the family.
Sep 16-Sep 18Cache-Dash-Splash - Geocaching weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula. Morning check in Saturday, Sept. 17 at Veteran’s Field in Long Beach. Then enjoy finding new geocaches across the Peninsula at your leisure. http://www.cachedashsplash.com360-642-2400
Oct 01-Nov 15Wild Mushroom Celebration - The Long Beach Peninsula is host to a variety of delectable wild mushrooms. Each Fall, local restaurateurs and Bed and Breakfast owners delight patrons and guests with special dinners/classes celebrating the harvest.
Oct 14-Oct 15Water Music Festival - The 32nd annual Water Music Festival brings quality music to the Long Beach Peninsula in a three-concert series. Enjoy music from jazz to classical. A portion of our proceeds go to local school music programs. www.watermusicfestival.com360-642-2400
Nov 25-Nov 26Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour - Peninsula Arts Association’s Annual Studio Tour invites visitors into local artists’ studios to meet the artists and find one-of-a-kind mementos, home decor, beautiful jewelry and unique creations. www.beachartist.org360-642-2400
Dec 10-Dec 11Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House - Some of the Peninsula’s finest bed and breakfast open their doors to the public during this wonderful holiday event. Enjoy sweet treats and tour local inns decked out in holiday finery. Charitable donations of non-perishable food accepted.

Northern California
Crescent City
Feb 18DNACA Concert: Metales M5, Mexican Brass Quintet www.dnaca.net707-464-1336
Feb 18-Feb 20Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery Steelhead Derby www.rowdycreek.com707-487-3443
Mar 11-Mar 20Lighthouse Repertory Theatre: HONK! - Based on the Han Christian Anderson story, at Crescent Elk Auditorium the next two weekends. This musical will be enjoyed by the whole family.Sundays have a matinee show at 2:00pm; Friday and Saturday nights the show is at 7:30pm. 707-464-3740
Mar 19Redwood Wild River Run - This 15 km race or 5 km run and fun run/walk begins at 11:00am. Early registration ends March 5th, after which, the registration fee increases. www.rwrr.org707-464-3779
Apr 16Youth & Family Fair - Bring your family and enjoy a wide variety of free activities and entertainment in the Main Hall of the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, in a tobacco free event. There will be a lot to see and do. This annual event aims to educate and entertain, is designed to create community awareness about child abuse and prevention and is meant to provide a more proactive, positive approach to the subject.
Apr 22-Apr 23Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show - This free two-day Wildflower Show will be held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds from 11:00am – 5:00pm on Friday and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday. www.delnorte.org707-487-0821
Apr 24Symphony by the Sea - The Curry/Del Norte Orchestra will be performing at 3:00pm this afternoon at Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road. John Webster is the director. A variety of music will be presented. Admission is $10.00 presale/$12.00 at the door for adults and free for students through grade 12. www.delnorte.org707-487-5760
Apr 29-May 03Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 14Noll Standup Paddle Race - In its second year, this race begins at 9:30am at the beach entry at Garths Beach. The race starts at 10:30am paddling 6 miles south along the beautiful Crescent City coast line, rounding the lighthouse and ending at the sand on the north side of South Beach. Three classes of board sizes 12ft. and under, 12ft. to 14ft., and 14 ft. and over. www.delnorte.org800-343-8300

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Feb 05-Feb 15Quilt Run 101 - Visit quilt shops all up and down the Oregon Coast, participate in the quilt challenge and visit a minimum 5 shops to be eligible for prizes. All shops will be open at least 9:30am – 5:30pm during the hop. www.quiltrun101.com541-267-0749
Mar 19-Mar 26Spring Whale Watch Week - Trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. Whales may be seen heading north from mid-March to late May. www.whalespoken.org541-765-3407
Mar 26SOLV Beach Cleanup - Thousands of volunteers show up to help keep the beach clean. www.solv.org800-333-SOLV
Feb 13Festival of Dark Arts - Let your senses feast on the Dark Arts Gallery, tattoo artistry, belly dancing, tarot card reading, and tintype photography. Stay warm by the blacksmith forge, glass blowers, and fire dancers. Live music will play all day upstairs, and wherever you go, the stouts will follow - over 55 eclectic beers in total.
Feb 20Liberty Theater Concert: Tayla Lynn with Grammy winning guitarist Eric Tingstad www.liberty-theater.org503-325-5922
Feb 26-Feb 28FisherPoets Gathering - The Gathering has become an Astoria tradition, bringing men and women tied to the fishing industry together to share poems, stories, songs, memoirs, essays and art in celebration of the work, its people and their concerns. www.fisherpoets.org800-875-6807
Feb 26-Mar 12Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Teen Theatre Show www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Mar 05Unwined - www.oldoregon.com800-875-6807
Apr 08-Apr 24Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: The Real Lewis and Clark Story or How the Finns Discovered Astoria! - Shows on Friday and Saturdays at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Apr 22-Apr 24Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival - Attracting seafood lovers for its famous fresh-caught Oregon Dungeness crab dinner, the festival also showcases artisan producers, local micro-canneries, wineries and homegrown craft breweries. More than 80 booths from regional artisans and live music at Clatsop County Fairgrounds. www.astoriacrabfest.com800-875-6807
May 08-Oct 09Astoria Sunday Market - Locals and tourists alike enjoy the bustling, colorful and lively weekly Market. Taste, shop and explore! www.AstoriaSundayMarket.com503-325-1010
May 26-May 29Tenor Guitar Gathering - The gathering brings together professional tenor guitarists hailing from locations like Montreal to Nashville for a weekend of performances, parades, jam sessions, meet-n-greets and workshops taking place at various venues and impromptu locations in downtown Astoria.
Jun 10-Jun 19Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Junior Shanghaied www.shanghaiedinastoria.com503-325-6104
Jul 07-Sep 10Astor 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
Oct 07-Oct 22Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse: Annual Fall Production - Fridays and Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 2pm. www.astorstreetoprycompany.com503-325-6104
Oct 16Great Columbia Crossing 10k - Experience the glory of the Columbia River from the Astoria-Megler Bridge during this 10k walk/run. The 10k is a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one steep incline to the peak of the bridge.
Apr 16-Apr 24National Park Week: Fee-free entry to Fort Clatsop -
Feb 25-Feb 28Seaside Jazz Festival - This festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz and traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day enjoying the sounds of this American art form. www.jazzseaside.com866-345-6257
Mar 05A Sweet Affaire - This annual sweet retreat is a fundraiser for Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation. Enjoy wines poured by Northwest vintners, specialty chocolates, and much, much more. www.sunsetempire.com503-738-3311
Mar 18-Mar 19Pouring at the Coast: Craft Beer Fest - Craft beer tasting and food pairing festival at the Seaside Convention Center. www.pouringatthecoast.com503-738-6391
Apr 02Necanicum Bird Discovery Day - Necanicum Bird Discovery Day is an annual fundraising event, primarily focused on youth and celebrating the birds of our community. “Bird Day” offers many activities for kids of all ages. Guided bird walks are offered in the morning, followed by bird house building and reusable canvas bag decorating. The Wildlife Center of the North Coast share their educational birds, and often there is a presentation by local naturalists or wildlife photographers. There is also a very popular raffle of items donated by businesses of our community, as well as a silent auction of decorated bird houses. www.nclctrust.org503-717-1458
May 02-May 07Oregon Porcelain Art Retreat
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
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
Jan 29-Feb 20Coaster Theatre: Dead Guilty www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Feb 26Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Lauren Sheehan Concert www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Feb 26-Feb 28Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers in Cannon Beach for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, and festivities.
Feb 26-Feb 28Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Yoga practitioners of all levels gather in Cannon Beach for a weekend of yoga and meditation workshops with renowned instructors. Participants can choose programs designed for yoga professionals and enthusiasts of all levels, including teens and children. www.cannonbeachyogafestival.com503.440.1649
Mar 04-Apr 16Coaster Theatre: The Apple Tree www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Mar 09The World of Haystack Rock: The World of Haystack Rock: Birds of the Pacific Northwest - Enjoy this lecture, part of a series of free community lectures co sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. These are held the second Wednesday of each month between November and April from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Cannon Beach Library. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
Mar 10-Mar 13Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival - Four days of wine tasting events, wine dinners and a wine walks showcasing dozens of Northwest wineries www.savorcannonbeach.com888-609-6051
Mar 10-Mar 13Savor Cannon Beach - Four days of wine tastings showcasing Northwest wines, culinary events focusing on regional cuisine, a series of wine education programs and a wine walk make Savor Cannon Beach one of the Northwest's most unique wine and culinary festivals. www.savorcannonbeach.com503.717.1122
Mar 17Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: Bonnie Henderson www.cbhistory.org503-436-9301
Apr 13The World of Haystack Rock: Rethinking the Beaches - Enjoy this lecture, part of a series of free community lectures co sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. These are held the second Wednesday of each month between November and April from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Cannon Beach Library. www.friendsofhaystackrock.org503-436-8060
May 06-May 08Spring Unveiling - Throughout Cannon Beach, artists "unveil" new works in all mediums. Works include those from established painters & sculptors to fine art photography to up-and-coming artists. Interact with artists through out the weekend. Techniques and inspiration are discussed. Receptions held at galleries throughout town. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
May 06-May 29Coaster Theatre: The Fourposter www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 17-Sep 03Coaster Theatre: 9 to 5: The Musical - June 17-September 3 www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Jun 24-Jun 26Plein Air and More - Artists represented by Cannon Beach art galleries create works of art outdoors throughout town and on the beach. www.cbgallerygroup.com503-436-2623
Jun 24-Sep 04Coaster Theatre: Let's Murder Marsha www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Sep 23-Oct 22Coaster Theatre: Don't Dress For Dinner www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Nov 18-Dec 23Coaster Theatre: It's A Wonderful Life www.coastertheatre.com503-436-1242
Mar 05Manzanita Writers' Series: Matt Love - Presentation by Matt Love, author of The Great Birthright. Writing workshop at the Hoffman Center, subject is Getting Writing Going.
Mar 19Manzanita Writers' Series: Thor Hanson - Presentation by Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds. Writing workshop at the Hoffman Center, subject is Observation.
Mar 29Hoffman Center Concert: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker - Sparky and Rhonda's music includes a variety of old-time blues, Appalachian music, slave songs, and spirituals as well as originals, and they accompany themselves with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, piano, spoons, and bones. The Ruckers also weave American history, traditional storytelling, and humor into their concerts, and they have been featured tellers at the International Storytelling Center and Festival. www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Apr 17Hoffman Center Concert: The Lasses - www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
Apr 22-Apr 24PoetryFest - Dedicated to the joys of poetry with workshops, book signings, and poetry readings taking place at the Hoffman Center. Featured poets are Andrea Hollander and John Brehm. www.hoffmanblog.org503-368-3846
May 21Manzanita Writers' Series: Nicole Hardy - Presentation by Nicole Hardy, author of Confessions of a Latter Day Virgin.
Jul 16Manzanita Writers' Series: Tom Spanbauer & Megan Kruse - Presentation by Tom Spanbauer & Megan Kruse, workshop by Megan Kruse.
Nov 19Manzanita Writers' Series: Cat Winters - Presentation by Cat Winters, author of The Uninvited.
Mar 06-Nov 27Garibaldi 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. Open weekends in March and November, Thursday-Monday from April through October. Otherwise by appointment. www.garibaldimuseum.com503-322-8411
Mar 12-Mar 13Crab Races - The Garibaldi Crab Races is a small-town tradition not to be missed. Where else can you see human participants yell, shout, bang their hands on inclined wooden race lanes, and, even, use psychic powers (as long as they don’t touch the crabs) to cajole their sideway-running charges to tumble over the finish line? www.VisitGaribaldi.com503-322-3327
Apr 09-Apr 10Razor Clam Festival - The event that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map in the 1940s features free razor clam digging lessons, contests, music, an annual chowder cook off and a giant clam fry. www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com360-642-2400
Jan 02-Feb 21Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: “Our Marvelous Maps” - Exhibit of vintage maps from the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum’s collection www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Mar 02Tillamook Forest Center Re-Opens - Develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration with hands-on exhibits, river and forest trails, 250-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge, and more. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Mar 08-Sep 25Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: “Let’s Talk! A History of Communication” - Take a walk through the history of communications, from drums and smoke signals through the transoceanic cables and satellites in this exhibit of communication devices. www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Mar 11-Mar 27The Barn Community Playhouse: Nothing Serious - Orloff's short comedies have been published seven times in the annual Best American Short Plays series. Here is a collection of Rich Orloff's ten most popular and acclaimed adult 10-minute comedies, from Antarctica and Disneyland, to the Garden of Eden and inside the womb, Orloff creates theatrical worlds that are both imaginative and hilarious. Adults: $15, 12 and under $10. www.tillamooktheater.com503-812-1163
Mar 26Coloring Wildflowers & Sketching Flowers from Observation Class - Two classes. First is Coloring Wildflowers, where participants learn how to mix colors, blend and layer with color pencils to create amazing 3 dimensional effects. Color images of native plants from ABC of Native Plants book. In second class, Sketching Flowers from Observation, participants learn how to incorporate line, value, shape, texture and detail while creating drawings of wildflowers. Artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh will go over how to use basic geometry while drawing 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- petaled flowers as well as how to go about drawing flowers that have bilateral symmetry, such as skunk cabbage. After taking this class, you will be well prepared for sketching wildflowers through spring and summer. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
Apr 09Arbor Day Celebration at the Tillamook Forest Center - Kick off Arbor Week with a variety of fun, family activities that highlight the magic of trees and forests. There will be crafts, games and tree planting. www.tillamookforestcenter.org866-930-4646
May 15Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: Bonnie Henderson - Sunday, 1 PM, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum www.tcpm.org503-842-4553
Pacific City
Apr 29-May 01Birding & Blues Festival - Fun, educational, and informative festival with beginning birding and blues music events in Pacific City. www.birdingandblues.org503-965-6247
May 14South Tillamook County Book/Bake/Plant Sale - Open 9am-3pm at the Kiawanda Community Center. 503-965-3681
May 21Reach the Beach - A major fundraiser for the Lung Association of Oregon, it widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season and finishes in Pacific City, next to the soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits.
Feb 14Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Quatuor Danel String Quartet www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Mar 13Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Boston Piano Trio - Concerts are held 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 10Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Andreas Klein, pianist - Concerts are held 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 15Neskowin Chamber Music Series: Mixed group (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) - Concerts are held at The Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, on Wi-Ne-Ma Road, off Highway 101, about three miles north of Neskowin. www.neskowinchambermusic.org503-965-6499
Lincoln City
Oct 17-May 30Finders 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.
Feb 05-Feb 15Antique Week
Feb 11Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Sourdough Slim - Sourdough Slim, aka the Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys, brings his Wild and Woolly Revue to the LCCC stage for the first time. "There's no one else out there like Sourdough Slim," wrote Darrell Arnold, editor of Cowboy Magazine. "An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe. Catchy, uplifting, irresistible, jolly fun." Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Feb 12-Feb 13Chinook Winds Casino: Peter Cetera - Peter Cetera live at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort at 8 PM. Tickets $40-$55. Reserve your seats by phone or in person at Chinook Winds Box Office, or online. www.chinookwindscasino.com888-MAIN ACT
Feb 13Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Sweetheart Dance with the Lincoln Pops - The Pops will be playing favorites from the era of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and the gang, and the dance floor will be open. You’re invited to just sit and listen, or really cut a rug, in the auditorium at the LCCC. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for sale. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the concert scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Tickets include a flower for every lady, beautiful heart-shaped cookies, sweetheart décor and plenty of punch. Advance tickets for this Valentine’s Day event are $14 each, or $25 per couple. Prices will be $16 each, $28 per couple at the door. www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 03-Mar 26Theatre West: Death by Fatal Murder - Inspector Pratt's record of crime detection at Bagshot House is not enviable. In his two previous visits, chronicled in Murdered to Death and Secondary Cause of Death, the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless! Now he is back and, as usual, chaos reigns supreme. During the course of his latest investigations, Pratt meets the new owner of the house, Nancy Allwright and soon he is embroiled in more mystery, aided and abetted by Miss Maple and Constable Thomkins. Upper-crust Ginny and Italian gigolo Enzo help with inquiries, but danger soon looms with an unexpected arrival and a frightening suggestion by Welsh busybody, Blodwyn Morgan. Shows Thurs–Sat. Admission: $14-$9. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Mar 05Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: "I've Got the Music in Me" featuring Brenna Sage www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 13Lincoln City Cultural Center: Coffee Concert www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 17Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: Pipedance and the Molly Malone Irish Dancers - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 19-Mar 27Spring Break Special Glass Drop on the Beach - 300 glass art pieces will be hidden along the 7-1/2 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay.
Mar 20-Mar 25Festival of Illusions - Bring a little magic to your spring break, at the LCCC. Six evening magic shows plus daytime camps and drop-in art workshops. Weather proof fun! www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Mar 28Lincoln City Cultural Center: Spring Labyrinth Walk - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 07Lincoln City Cultural Center: Nuestro Mundo Concert Series--Inka Jam - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 15-Apr 17Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale - More than a hundred garage sales throughout the Lincoln City area. www.lcchamber.com541-994-3070
Apr 17Lincoln City Cultural Center Concert: John Reischman & the Jaybirds - www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org541-994-9994
Apr 30Fish Taco Cook-Off - At the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Cost: Free! www.oregoncoast.org800-452-2151
May 06-May 28Theatre West: Blame it on Beckett - Heidi Bishop is a wide-eyed dramaturgy intern, eager to better American drama. What she encounters instead is an endless stream of bad scripts by desperate playwrights and an office filled with cynicism and turf battles, led by her bitterly hilarious boss Jim Foley. When Heidi's efforts to improve things run into unintended consequences, she is forced to confront idealism with reality to save her career, reputation, and relationships. Shows Thurs–Sat. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Jul 07-Aug 27Theatre West: Where There's a Will There's a Relative - Sam Price, a wealthy entrepreneur, has just recently passed away and, at his request, has been laid out in his townhouse. With the corpse in the bedroom, his immediate family—sister, brother, nephew and niece—have gathered to discuss their inheritance, a meeting that descends into acrimony over the division of property. Shows Thurs–Sat. www.theatrewest.com541-994-5663
Depoe Bay
Apr 16-Apr 17Wooden Boat Show, Crab Feed, and Ducky Derby - Enjoy succulent crab and watch master craftsmen build and show off their wooden boats. Take part in cheering your “ducky” to the finish line during Sunday’s Ducky Derby. www.depoebaychamber.org541-765-2889
May 23-Dec 31Oregon Coast Aquarium Exhibit: Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Feb 13Fossil Fest at Hatfield Marine Science Center - Attention all bone bugs and rock hounds - join us for our annual fossil fest! Bring your fossils and other beach finds to be identified by local experts. Enjoy a day full of exhibits on fossils including displays from the North American Research Group (NARG). hmsc.oregonstate.edu541-867-0167
Feb 25-Feb 28Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. www.seafoodandwine.com541-265-8801
Mar 04-Mar 20Newport Performing Arts Center: The Matchmaker - General $16/ at door $18.Thornton Wilder's hilarious farce was his most successful play and was the basis for one of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, "Hello Dolly!" The story concerns Dolly Gallagher Levi, the irrepressible and meddlesome matchmaker who, while planning the introductions and marriages of others, also has plans of her own! www.coastarts.org541-265-ARTS
Mar 09Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots--Rainbow Ocean www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 12Historic Nye Beach Mystery Weekend - Sleuths visit participating businesses to collect clues and interrogate suspects. The mystery is written by a local author. Sleuths may choose to work alone, in pairs, or even groups with the theme: "Washed Up! The Story of a Hollywood Starlet". www.newportchamber.org541-270-2234
Mar 12BeJeweled - The ultimate in recycled jewelry sales. Thousands of donated items of vintage, fine, ethnic, costume, everyday and artisan jewelry. Most pieces one of a kind. Boutique and bargain all at fantastic prices. A fundraiser for Food Share of Lincoln County. www.foodsharelincolncounty.org541-265-8578
Mar 19Writers on the Edge: Evan Morgan Williams - Evan Morgan Williams' collection of stories, Thorn, won the Chandra Prize at BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). The book has since been long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Williams has published over forty stories in such magazines as Witness, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, and ZYZZYVA. www.writersontheedge.org541-563-6263
Mar 19-Mar 27Oregon Coast Aquarium: Extended Hours for Spring Break www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 22Oregon Coast Aquarium: Animal Enrichment Day www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Mar 25-Mar 26Oregon Coast Aquarium: Sleep with the Sharks www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Apr 01-Apr 24Newport Performing Arts Center: Lend Me a Tenor - Director Darcy Hogan (The Full Monty and 2015's wildly re-imagined The Taming of the Shrew) presents what has been called "One of the funniest comedies ever written" by The Theatre Examiner. A classic slamming-doors farce full of disaster, denial, recovery, complication, and catastrophe ... and it's a sheer joy to watch. Starring some of the coast's most celebrated talents, including Justin Atkins (Young Frankenstein), Melissa MacDonald (Mary Poppins), Joshua Lawrence (The Full Monty), Karlia Bertness (Avenue Q), Jim Erickson (Jesus Christ Super Star), Mandy Davidson (The Taming of the Shrew), Kyle Bertness (Shrek: The Musical), and Deborah Zirin (The Full Monty). Admission: $15 ($14 Students/Seniors) www.RedOctopusTheatre.org541-265-ARTS
Apr 09Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center - Hatfield Marine Science Center opens its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach that make this marine laboratory unique; campus tours and family friendly activities in the Visitor Center.
Apr 13Oregon Coast Aquarium: Aquatots--Whose Home is This? www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Apr 22-Apr 24Paper Arts Festival - Three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, all at the Newport Visual Arts Center. www.coastarts.org541-265-6569
Apr 23Oregon Coast Aquarium: Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration www.aquarium.org541-867-3474
Apr 28-May 01Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival - Carnival, parade, and celebration of veterans.
May 07-Oct 29Outdoor 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 14Hatfield Marine Center: International Migratory Bird Day 541-867-0159
May 19-May 31Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
May 20-May 21Brewers Memorial Ale Fest - The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 50+ Microbrews, Live Music, Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing and Celebrity dog look-alikes.
Mar 05-Mar 06Art Walk - Studios and Galleries showcase various local artists.
Apr 02-Apr 03Art Walk - Studios and Galleries showcase various local artists.
Jun 02-Sep 29Thursday Main Street Market - Vendors selling fresh fruits and veggies, crafts, merchandise and more among Toledo's main street shops, with live music to boot! www.toledooregon.org541-336-3183
Jun 25Antique & Classic Car Show www.toledooregon.org541-336-3183
Aug 20-Aug 21Port of Toledo 12th Annual 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, kid's activities, races,and more. www.portoftoledo.org541-336-5207
Feb 14Little Log Church Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony - An annual Celebration of Renewal and Commitment sponsored by the Little Log Church. This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. www.yachats.org541-547-4547
Feb 26-Feb 28Beachside Writers -
Mar 19-Mar 20Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items by Ladies Club Members and Saturday Luncheon with Pie/beverage option. Handcrafted items 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. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Mar 19-Mar 2046th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair - Sixty-plus Pacific Northwest artists and crafters selected for the superb quality of their art at the Yachats Commons. The variety of arts and crafts here allows something for every pocketbook and interest. www.yachats.org800-929-0477
Mar 20Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast - All you can eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Bring the entire family and join the fun. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 - 11:30 am Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac.
Mar 25-Mar 26Friends of the Yachats Library Annual Book Sale - Mountains of quality used books for sale, including fiction, non-fiction and children's books, as well as audio and video offerings. Hardbacks / Softcovers $1 ea. / Paperbacks 0.50 ea. 2nd day Grocery Bag Special $3/bag. Rarer books, signed copies, coffee table books, as priced. 541-547-3741
Mar 26Easter Egg Hunt - Bring your children and join us for prizes and Easter Egg Baskets! Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. 10am. www.yachatspresbyterian.org541-547-3400
Mar 26Yachats Ladies Club's Craft Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon - Quality handcrafted items and luncheon with pie/beverage option at YLC Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. www.yachats.org541-547-3205
Apr 08-Apr 24One of Us Productions: The Odd Couple - Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. One of Us Productions will be presenting (the female version) of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. This is guaranteed fun!! Please stay posted for more information. www.yachats.org541-351-1161
Apr 29Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
Apr 30-May 01Rainspout Music Festival - World-class performers will delight concert goers with an eclectic mix of wonderful music. There will be intimate shows all around town for every musical taste, Meet The Artists sessions and more. Stay posted for the Spring program and tickets information. www.rainspout.org541-961-2915
May 07YYFAP Talent Show - Saturday, 2 pm at the Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. This is the 15th annual Talent Show of the Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program. Past crowd-pleasing acts have included magic tricks, skits, tap, juggling, ballet, and music of all kinds. Family acts are included and especially encouraged. 541-547-4599
Feb 17Florence Events Center: Van Fans Fundraiser www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Feb 20SEA Concert: Ballet Fantastique www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Feb 20Ballet Fantastique presents Dragon and The Night Queen - In Dragon & the Night Queen Irish legends are retold through ballet with live music by the Gerry Rempel Ensemble. A great date night but tasteful and fun for all ages, too! Florence Events Center February 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. $10-$30 342-4611
Mar 04-Mar 06Home and Garden Show - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 07Siuslaw High School All Band Concert www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 10-Mar 11PTA Talent Show www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 18SEA Concert: Glenn Miller Orchestra www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Mar 19Florence Events Center Theater: Cavy Show - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Mar 25-Mar 26Three Rivers Casino Concert: Pablo Cruise www.threeriverscasino.com877-374-8377
Apr 07SEA Concert: Shuffle Concert Ensemble www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
Apr 15-Apr 17Florence Events Center Theater: Shrek The Musical Jr. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 22-Apr 30Florence Events Center: Diary of Anne Frank - Newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. Written for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Apr 23Florence Events Center Theater: Jazz Kings - www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
May 13SEA Concert: New Hot Club Gypsy Jazz www.SEAcoastEA.org541-997-1994
May 20-May 22Rhododendron Festival - Third oldest flower festival on the West Coast celebrates the wild rhododendrons that thrive along the Oregon Coast. The festival includes a wide variety of fun throughout the weekend and includes parades, flower show spotlighting rhododendrons, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much more. www.florencechamber.com541-997-3128
May 20-May 22Florence Rhododendron Festival - The 109th Annual Florence Rhododendron Festival, celebrating the wild rhododendrons that thrive along with Oregon Coast. The festival kicks off on Friday with the Rhody Pageant before beginning a weekend that includes a wide variety of fun and events.
Jun 17-Jun 26Florence Events Center: Quilters - A joyous celebration of American womanhood, combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation's pioneer woman. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Nov 04-Nov 13Florence Events Center: The Pirates of Penzance - Classic Gilbert and Sullivan, our dazzling signature production! A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Winner of 3 Tony Awards. www.eventcenter.org541-997-1994
Dunes City
May 07Oregon Dunes Triathlon - Triathlon/Duathlon – cycling, running, swimming. Swim in Woahink Lake then grab your bike to cycle through country roads. Run through State Park trails ending at the Oregon Dunes, a beautiful location with friendly locals. USAT Sanctioned Event. Produced by Best in the West Events and Dunes City.
Feb 12-Feb 13Confluence: A Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival - This award-winning festival offers different styles of music throughout the two-day event along with many vendors. Oregon wineries and breweries paired with coastal culinary delights bring you some of the best food on the coast. Must be 21 and older. http://reedsportcc.org541-271-3495
May 06-May 08Crawdad Festival - Get ready for some tasty crawdads, shrimp, and alligator sausage. Besides great food there will be bands, beer garden, a winery, and games. www.lakesideoregonchambers.com541-756-2486
North Bend
Jan 08-Dec 02Tech Soup Fridays - Bring your devices and/or your questions to the North Bend library for some friendly help. (No repairs, please). www.northbendlibrary.org541-756-0400
Jan 13-Dec 14Reading Wednesdays - Reading Wednesdays will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month throughout 2016 at the North Bend Library. www.northbendlibrary.org541-756-0400
Jan 16-Dec 17Inside the Lines-A Coloring Club for Grown-Ups - Have fun with this new trend in adult relaxation and mindfulness. Coloring pages are provided. North Bend Public Library www.northbendlibrary.org541-756-0400
Mar 11-Mar 13South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival - Great music that ranges from traditional jazz to swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco www.clambakejazz.com800-953-4800 ext 9
Apr 08-May 01Little Theater on the Bay: The Sound of Music www.ltob.net541-756-4336
Apr 29Winds and Waves Recorder Concert at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church
May 28-May 29BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay - Celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. This year is featuring more than 30 BBQ competitors and over 20 breweries at the Mill Casino. www.themillcasino.com541-756-8800
Coos Bay
Jan 09-May 14Contra Dancing - South Coast Folk Society holds a contra dance on the 2nd Saturday of each month (Sept – May) at 7:00 at the Greenacres Grange between Coos Bay and Coquille. No partner or experience needed. All dances are taught by a caller; always live music. Contra dancing is an energetic couples line dance rooted in old English country dancing and performed with live music to the instructions of a caller. All dances are taught. This is an easy-to-learn and forgiving dance form suitable for ages 9 to 90, offered in a spirit of community. Instruction for beginners starts at 7:00 PM. The main dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30, and all dances are taught. Admission $7, seniors/students $6, SCFS members $5, under 6 free. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Jan 22-May 28International Folk Dancing - Fun for people of all ages! Join the South Coast Folk Society every 4th Friday (Sept – May). Part of the evening will include teaching and the rest will be request dancing. Learn a Serbia kolo, a Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora! No partners needed. Dances are active; dress comfortably and wear soft-soloed shoes. Admission is $4. For more information or directions to Greenacres Grange, call Stacy www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-808-1002
Mar 04-Dec 02Downtown Wine Walk - 541-844-9494
Apr 05Coos County Community Concert Association: Vivace - Canada’s biggest classical-pop group to emerge since The Canadian Tenors. www.cccca.com541-269-1272
Apr 28Coos County Community Concert Association: Springfever - Springfever is a quartet of Royal Academy of Music graduates who use custom-built “violectric” instruments in a repertoire that spans Vivaldi to Charlie Daniels. www.cccca.com541-269-1272
May 04-Oct 26Downtown 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 07South Coast Celtic Fest - Workshops, free entertainment, and evening concert.
May 07-May 16Tall Ship Tours - Come aboard the Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain for a self-guided tour of each ship or take an adventure sail. www.historicalseaport.org800-200-5239
Feb 1331st Annual Charleston “Crack Up” Crab Feed - Fresh Dungeness Crab Dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes,bread, beverage and cake. Old Charleston School House on Seven Devils Road. All proceeds help support the Charleston Visitor Center. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-269-0215
Feb 13Wine & Chocolate Tasting - After the crab feed, make it a perfect day with wine and chocolate tastings at Charleytown. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-0146
Mar 01-Apr 30Shipyard Fragments Art Exhibition ~ South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve - Get up close and personal with the Charleston Shipyard! Mixed media works by artist, Betsy Lewis, offer an intimate look at the beauteous decay of the shipyard and docks of Charleston, Oregon. htto:// 404-0835
Mar 12SSNERR Visitor Center: Owl Prowl - The evening starts with a lively 45 minute presentation covering the mysterious lives of or nocturnal neighbors followed by an easy night hike around the South Slough trails with an expert wildlife biologist. Photographic presentation of scenic landscapes, birds, animals, insects, and colorful foliage from Crater Lake National Park to the Pacific Coast will be featured. $5 (6-8pm) Phone Number: 541-888-5558 ext. 121 Website: www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Mar 12SEA Seminar: Whales and Marine Mammals - Held at the Boathouse at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Dr. Jan Hodder, Associate Professor at OIMB, will present “Whales and Marine Mammals”. A field trip will again be included. Doors will open at 8:30 AM for registration. Pre-registration is not necessary. The seminar is free for Shoreline Education for Awareness members! A $5 donation for non-members is recommended. Snacks and coffee/tea will be available. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you desire. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
Mar 19SSNERR Visitor Center: Dale Paulson’s Crater Lake to the Oregon Coast through a long lens www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Apr 09SSNERR Visitor Center: Seaweed Art - A brief lecture on the taxonomy, ecology and history of marine algae will be followed by preparing and pressing your very own work of art. $20, 8:30 am – Noon. www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Apr 16SSNERR Visitor Center: Earthquake Preparedness Workshop - In this workshop, you will learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Discussions will be on how to make a family plan, build an emergency kit and what items should be included. (11AM -- Noon) Free. www.southsloughestuary.org541-888-5558
Apr 23Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed - You don’t want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s bounty. www.oregonsadventurecoast.com541-888-4582
May 08Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday Mother’s Day - Rhody experts in the Garden; Bay Area Artist Association paint-out in the garden, refreshments 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) www.shoreacrespark.com541-888--3732
Jun 04-Jun 05Gay 1890s Celebration and Parade www.coquillechamber.net541-396-3414
Jun 04-Sep 03Sawdust Theatre: The Great Riverton Ruse or Beware of the Golden Gambler - Written by local Sawdusters, the melodrama features titillating olios, buxom maids, and handsome gents. www.SawdustTheatre.com541-396-4563
Mar 05Bite of Bandon - An evening of feasting, auctioning and fun to benefit the Bandon Community Youth Center's programs and activities. Local restaurant and specialty food businesses will be providing samples of their cuisine. www.bandonyouth.org541-347-8336
Mar 12Bandon Showcase: The Barefoot Movement www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Apr 01-Apr 10Sprague Community Theater: Granny's Big Bad Bakery - Granny, the most feared and respected confectioner in Old Safe Haven, is having business troubles. Her competition is thriving, while her sales are lagging. To solve this problem, she offers her CEO granddaughter, Ruby, and her marketing manager, Vinnie Wolfe, an offer they can't refuse. Whoever brings her a recipe or secret from the competition that will help her gain her status as dessert diva, will be given the right to take over the the company.Disguises, surprises, and a murder investigation will take audiences on an adventure into the world of dessert espionage. With plenty of laughs, physical humor, and a distinct message, Granny's Big Bad Bakery is sure to delight all. www.spraguetheater.org541-347-2517
Apr 16Bandon Rotary's Wine and Cheese Extravaganza - Delectable appetizers and drinks, all for a good cause at this fundraiser at The Barn. Tickets are $35 per person and are available at Bandon Mercantile, Bandon Fine Wines, Edward Jones and Rotary members. Proceeds will benefit many local and international Rotary projects, as well as scholarships for Bandon High School graduating seniors. www.bandonrotary.org541-404-7834
Apr 16SEA Seminar: Black Oyster Catchers - Presentation by Diane & Dave Bilderback at Bandon Community Center. Field trip included. Doors will open at 8:30 AM for registration. Pre-registration is not necessary. The seminar is free for Shoreline Education for Awareness members! A $5 donation for non-members is recommended. Snacks and coffee/tea will be available. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you desire. www.sea-edu.org541-260-7770
May 13-May 15MarLo Dance: Once Upon a Time - Friday and Saturday - 7:00pm, Sunday - 2:00 and 4:30pm Matinee www.marlodance.com541-347-4616
May 23Bandon Showcase: The Kingston Trio - THE KINGSTON TRIO is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s.Truly a crowd pleasing event, an evening with The Kingston Trio is pure fun ... with jam-packed performances with jokes, history, fabulous memories, and all their classic hits. After 56 years of performing, the Trio with songs like Tom Dooley, This Land is Your Land, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, will certainly bring back all the great memories and making new ones for their audiences. www.bandonshowcase.org541-347-SHOW
Jun 18Tour de Fronds - The XIX Tour de Fronds bike event in SW OR on June 18. 7 beautiful rides on low traffic roads. Metric and Century rides, 5 asphalt and 2 gravel/asphalt. Depending on ride: see the Rogue River/Old Agness Store, Big Port Orford Cedar, music at rest stops. www.tourdefronds.com541-439-2418
Port Orford
Mar 25-Mar 27Poet's Roundup - At the Port Orford library. Free. n/a541-332-8899
Apr 01-Oct 31Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, & Lifeboat Station Tours - Open 10am-3:30 pm Wednesday through Monday.
Gold Beach
Feb 01-Apr 30Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season - Glass floats are "hidden" on beaches for visitors to discover and keep. www.goldbeach.org541-247-7526
Feb 12-Feb 13South Coast Writers Conference - An eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors; returning and first-time attendees. Some of the Northwest’s best writers to guide you in an exploration and celebration of the many facets of writing.
Mar 19Rogue River Rampage Mud Run/Walk - Family Fun Event along the Rogue River! Register. Distance: 4 miles plus, including obstacles - hey, this is an adventure race! Entry Fees: Adult - $25, Youth 17 & under - $12, Family of four or more - $45. T-shirts are available for purchase for $10. www.rogueriverrampage.com541-247-0923
Mar 19Rogue Playhouse: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel - Doug Smith from Portland with his award-winning, finger-style guitar playing of many of our favorite sounds from many decades of music. His wife Judy is an accomplished flutist and joins him on some renditions. March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets once again will be $15. 541-247-4382
Apr 29-May 15Rogue Playhouse: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel - 541-247-4382
May 01-Oct 15Jet Boat Tours - Have a trip of a lifetime up the Rogue River on a jetboat. www.roguejets.com800-451-3645
Jun 08-Jun 12Pistol River Wave Bash - The American WIndsurfing Tour is back for the fifth year. The tides are auspicious, the moon is full and there will be pros here from all over the planet. www.americanwindsurfingtour.com800-525-2334
Aug 20Concert at the Creek - Concert at Lobster Creek County Park offers people the opportunity to go out to the forest and sit around the campfire listening to a variety of musicians and bands. Bands to play on the park amphitheater deck. Bring a chair or a blanket because seating is limited. $10/person, children under 13 free. Proceeds go to repair the cabins and maintain the facilities, as well as a portion going towards youth programs. Chetco Brewing will be present selling beer and wine. Please rent a cabin/tent site if you're going to drink, or, bring a designated driver. The road to the park is long and narrow--its a mountain logging road. www.travelcurrycoast.com541-247-3386
Aug 21Agness Tomato Festival - The Old Agness Store is nestled amongst the mountains in a remote part of Curry County, Oregon along the beautiful wild and scenic Rogue River. Due to its ideal growing location Agness has been famed for its quality tomatoes. Although the Agness Tomato Festival begins at 3:00 p.m., the store opens for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. allowing fisherman and campers to enjoy a hearty breakfast, fish the Rogue, and return for the festivities. The event includes a wine tasting by Abiqua Wind Vineyard. Wines will be paired with cheese from the Rogue Creamery. There will be pie and bread baking contests. The Ferguson Brothers Band--a local favorite--will be playing at the festival. www.travelcurrycoast.com203-918-9234
Sep 17Bridge Bash - A tribute to the first bridge along Oregon Coastal Highway 101, the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge. Music, food, beer, wine and dancing at the north end of the 1932 foot long bridge--the longest strucutre of its time between San Francisco and the Columbia River. Blessing of the Bridge takes place at 4:00 p.m., followed by two hours of Christian Rock by Red Letter Jesus. Lady & the Tramps, from Reno, Nevada, take the stage from 6:30-9:30.Chetco Brewing will be serving beer and wine. Lodging available at the resort (please don't drink and drive). $5 admittance, children under 13 free. Proceeds go to maintain the lights on the bridge. www.travelcurrycoast.com541-247-3253
Pistol River
Feb 13Pistol River Concert Association: Kate Power and Steve Einhorn www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Mar 05Pistol River Concert Association: Possessed by Paul James www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Apr 16Pistol River Concert Association: John Reischman and the Jaybirds www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
May 14Pistol River Concert Association: Sally Barris www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Jun 25Pistol River Concert Association: 3 Leg Torso www.pistolriver.com541-247-2848
Feb 12-Feb 28Chetco Pelican Players: Blithe Spirit - A comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. *Admission: adult = $12, children = $6 www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Feb 13-Feb 14Winter Art & Chocolate Festival - Held on or near Valentine's Day weekend, this event features most anything you can "tastefully" do with chocolate - plus lots of other art and crafts. 541-217-7415
Feb 20-Mar 06Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Into the Woods - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Apr 08-Apr 24Chetco Playhouse: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Apr 15-Apr 24Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: The Other Place www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 19-Jun 04Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Aladdin Jr. www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
May 27-May 29Party at the Port - Event features live bands, a beer garden, and a host of other May Day celebrations. www.port-brookings-harbor.com800-535-9469
May 27-May 30Azalea Festival - Community-wide Festival includes a parade, car show, street fair, childrens' carnival, flower & plant shows, quilt show, and more. www.brookingsharborchamber.com541-469-3181
Jun 03-Jun 19Chetco Playhouse: Thar She Blows www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Jun 24-Jul 10Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: A Midsummer Night's Dream www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Jul 29-Aug 07Chetco Playhouse: Summer Youth Production www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Aug 12-Aug 21Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: A Child Shall Lead www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Sep 16-Oct 02Chetco Playhouse: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die! In 3D!!!, the musical www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877
Sep 23-Oct 02Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Sherlock Holmes - www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 08-Dec 17Brookings–Harbor Community Theater: Fiddler on the Roof Jr. www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com541-469-4700
Dec 09-Dec 18Chetco Playhouse: My Three Angels www.chetcopelicanplayers.org541-469-1877


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