Fisher Poets Gathering brings poems, stories and songs from fishhing industry people, more than 70 presenters last year. In its twelfth year, this is a Library of Congress Local Legacies project. February
The Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood festival attracts nearly 20,000 visitors each year. Sample fresh shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, clam chowder and other delicacies, along with a beer garden and wines from more than 50 vineyards. Also enjoy the offerings of more than 200 regional artisans, live music and entertainment. April 24 - 26
Astoria Regatta is a weeklong extravaganza of parades, sailboat races, tours of historical homes, carnivals, demolition derbies and fireworks. Second weekend in August
Silver Salmon Celebration Seafood delicacies, arts & crafts, kids activities, beer garden. Buy fresh salmon right off the boats! October Stick around for the Great Columbia Crossing, the only time of year you can cross the bridge on foot!!
Maritime Week has tours of the lightship Columbia, contests, demonstrations, and live entertainment. Third week in May
The River Theater presents original theater, concerts, readings and a variety of entertaining performances on Marine Drive
Shanghaied in Astoria, presented by the Astor Street Opry Company, invites the family to get involved, from boos to cheers and throwing popcorn at the villian. Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July and August
The Little Ballet Theatre, in Warrenton, received nationwide acclaim when the NBC Today television program featured the Little Ballet Theatre along with Mikhail Baryshnikov in a tribute to the Nutcracker Ballet.