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Ongoing Events

Seaside Art Walk
1st Saturday of the Month

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Seaside - The Coast

New art showings by local and nationally recognized artists, plus music, food & drinks and much more!

Participating downtown Seaside galleries and shops ... look for the "art walk stop" signs!


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Winter Events

Winter Folk Festival
Florence - Oregon Coast

Each year this two-day folk music extravaganza attracts musicians from all over the Northwest and beyond. More than 2,000 visitors flock to Florence to hear the music, go to jam sessions, and shop at the arts and crafts fair. There's a youth folk music competition, a pie baking contest, mule rides and much more.

Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

(541) 997-1994

Annual Barbershop Cabaret

Seaside - January

“This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Barbershop” It’s Rockin’, Rollin’, Snappin’, Tappin Entertainment from National & International Winners & The Best of the Pacific Northwest

Seaside Civic & Convention Center


Whale Watching
The Coast

Bring clothing for warm weather and cold weather, rain and sunshine. You may also want to pack along a pair of binoculars. Viewing is best when there is no wind to disturb the water surface. Look for the tale-tell puffs of air and geysers of water from whales blowing when they surface to breathe. Once you have spotted a blow, concentrate on that location, looking for more blows. With luck you will see the body of the whale as it sounds preparing to breathe before diving back beneath the waves.

Seafood & Wine Festival
Newport - February

The premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. Packed with fun, food and wine!

Confluence Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival
February - Reedsport

Located in Reedsport, this event is like no other on the Oregon Coast. At no other Oregon Coast festival will you find all of these elements brought together in one place. Hence the name: Confluence. Bands from the Washington, Portland, Eugene, Coos Bay, Reedsport and Bandon areas will perform various genres of music throughout the weekend. Oregon wineries and microbreweries will offer tasting's and sales of their premium wines and micro-brewed beer.

Community Center
451 Winchester Avenue
Reedsport, Oregon


Seaside Jazz Festival
February - Seaside

Festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz and traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day, and you're certain to have a grand time enjoying the sounds of this "True American" art form. This is a three day festival that begins on a Friday afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon.

Five featured venues, all are located in the downtown area of Seaside.


Lincoln City Antique Week
February - Lincoln City

To celebrate the quality of “antiquing”, every February, Lincoln City hosts Antique Week, a ten-day long event. Antique Week features city-wide antique store sales at which you can save on your purchases. With a variety of separate stores and over 80 dealers, Lincoln City has been the place to go on the Oregon coast if you are interested in antiques and collectibles!

Various Locations
Lincoln City

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Spring Events

Annual Beach Cleanup
The Coast - March

The event will takes place along the entire Oregon coast, from the Washington to the California borders. Volunteers may check in at one of 42 meeting sites, pick up a litter bag, and head down to the beach to help improve the coast for wildlife and visitors. Coordinators suggest volunteers bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes, and be safe while having a good time!


Indoor Kite Festival
Lincoln City - March

If you have the right kite and know how to do it, you can fly kites indoors without wind---and have great fun even if the weather outside is frightful! So everyone can enjoy this great sport, Lincoln City is bringing expert indoor kite fliers from Washington and California to demonstrate the art and teach kids of all ages how to soar without wind.

Taft High School
3780 SE Spyglass Ridge Drive

Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau
800-452-2151 or 541-996-1274

Annual Cheese and Wine Extravaganza
Bandon - April

International cheeses; Local wineries are there pouring their wines; hors 'd oeuvres; hand-crafted chocolate truffles; desserts; silent auction; oral auction; lots of fun!

One ticket gets you in and lets you taste all the cheeses, wine, and eat desserts and hors d'oeuvres and participate in the auctions; Glasses or bottles of wine can be purchased.

Birding & Blues Festival
Pacific City - April

Highlights include guided field trips, workshops, concerts, vendors and food courts.

Kiwanda Community Center
Pacific City, Oregon

(503) 965-6994

Annual Rhododendron Festival
Florence - May

Every year during the third weekend of May, Florence takes great pride in presenting this festival to thousands of visitors. An amusement carnival opens mid-week, and then the weekend kicks off on Friday with live music and dancing. The festival includes 5 & 10k runs, floral displays, arts and crafts shows, the Kiwanis Kids Games, a junior parade, the Grand Floral Parade, and many other events. Mark your calendar and don't miss the celebration!

(541) 997-3128

Newport Microbrew Festival
Newport - May

Once known as the "Rock, Rhythm and Brews" Festival, this festival has 60 booths featuring small breweries, food vendors and arts & crafts. In addition to 20 Microbreweries serving two styles of beer, they will invite Arts & Craft Vendors specializing in products with a coastal theme.

Annual Bandon Irish Fest
Bandon - May

Two days of food, crafts, live Celtic music, storytelling, dancing, and a variety of Oregon's fine wines and micro brews in our beer garden at the Barn in City Park. $3.00 admission.


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Summer Events

Scandinavian Festival
Astoria - June

Three days of Scandanavian traditions. Dancing, music, food, trolls and colorful costumes that will bring the old country heritage to life.

Annual Festival of Gardens
Lincoln City - June

Meet for guided tours and classes, learn tips and solutions to your own gardening challenges, exchange tips and ideas with fellow gardeners, find unusual plants to buy, and see the newest in plants and garden décor.

Florence 4th of July
Florence - July

In Florence, Independence Day Celebrations include live outdoor music in Old Town, and a spectacular fireworks display over the river. All of Old Town extends an invitation to enjoy the food, shopping, motels, bed & breakfast inns, activities, water sports and everything else that Florence has to offer.

(541) 997-3128

Star of Hope Activity Center's Bluegrass Bash
Coos Bay - August

Annual Bluegrass concert in Mingus Park! Fantastic food, a variety of vendors, a quilt and a 50/50 raffle. Free Event!

Mingus Park
Coos Bay

541-888-8893 ext 56

Blackberry Arts Festival
Coos Bay - August

Thousands of people fill the downtown area to seek out all things blackberry. From jams and jellies to baked goods, candy and wine, it’s all about the blackberry. The festival is a host to many artisans with their handmade arts and goods.

Central Avenue, Hwy 101 west to 5th street
Coos Bay, Ore

(541) 269-5312

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Fall Events

Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Bandon - September

This nationally recognized annual event celebrates the cranberry with everything from their Cranberry Eating Contest to a Queen of the Kitchen competition. Cranberry City, a vendor market and a Cranberry Parade is also featured. Family events include: a kids activity area featuring an Ag-Venture Park with activities such as Scarecrow Making, pedal tractor races, and acow milking station (mechanical).

All over Downtown Bandon, City Park & Golf Course.

(541) 347-9616

Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest
Gold Beach - September

Sample micro brews of every color and flavor, eat a variety of great grub, listen to musicians playing on two stages starting at noon until closing, view classic cars, check out new art and artisan wares that will catch your eye and fit your pocketbook.

Event Center on the Beach
Gold Beach, Oregon


Newport Wild Seafood Weekend
Newport - September

This two day celebration of Northwest's vital wild-caught seafood industry features a Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off which has fast become one of the most popular culinary events in all of the Northwest. Event also includes a wild seafood market, food fair, boat tours, vendors and cooking classes.

Port Dock 7 of the Port of Newport
Newport, OR


Chowder, Blues & Brews
Florence - September/October

Chowder cook-off, food booths, microbrew tasting and competition, and live music for three days. Definitely not to be missed, and fun for all ages at all hours, all weekend long!

The Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street


Blues by the Sea
Astoria, Oregon- September

Two days of blues on the Coast of Oregon. Various artists will perform, on site camping will be available.

Astoria Fairgrounds

Bay Area Fun Festival
Coos Bay - September

A festival of fun for families! Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos with more than 500 vintage vehicles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and so much more! Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. Most activities in downtown Coos Bay. Visit the Bay Area Fun Festival page for more information.

Downtown Coos Bay

(541) 267-3341

Fall Forest Festival - Tillamook

Fall is a beautiful time in the forest and we are celebrating! The festival's activities include carved pumpkin voting, creating Halloween crafts, storytelling and a program on fall creatures including spiders and bats. The weekend isn’t too scary, so even your preschoolers will have fun.

Tillamook Forest Center
Tillamook, Oregon

(503) 815-6808

Fall Kite Festival
Lincoln City - October

Many of the original organizers from their first event still participate in stunning aerial displays and exquisite kite ballets. The event includes featured flyers, family-friendly activities like kite-making, a kid’s kite parade, a Rokkaku (six-sided kite) aerial battle with past national champion Ronda Brewer, and a mass ascension.

On the beach, at the D-River Wayside
Lincoln City, Oregon

Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
Yachats - October

Sample delectabled mushroom dishes In Yachats Restaurants or join expert led Fungi walks, talks, exhibits and workshops. There are also be culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting and live music. The guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

Various Locations
Yachats, OR


Yachats Celtic Music Festival
Yachats - November

3-day festival including more than 10 bands and several workshops. Sponsored by the The Village Music Foundation.


Celebrate Arts!
Florence - November

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this juried art show featuring paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media. More than 350 pieces will be entered, with 150 being selected for display from November 4 through December 30.

Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

(541) 997-1994

Yachats - November

World-class performers delight concert goers with an eclectic mix of Celtic, Bluegrass, New Orleans Brass, Folk, Country, Gypsy Violin and Blues just to name a few. There will be intimate shows all around town for every musical taste, special Meet The Artists sessions and more.

Yachats Commons & other locations in Yachats

Lincoln City Chowder Cook Off
Lincoln City - November

Sample chowders from some of the best chefs on the coast. Professional chefs will determine the best chowder, and you get to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award!

Culinary Center
801 SW highway 101
Lincoln City

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