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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. 

 

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!! so Join the 10K race/walk across the Astoria-Megler bridge October

 

Puffin Kite Festival, opens with nighttime kite flying and bonfires. It continues the next day with a pancake breakfast and kite flying demonstrations and competitions, barbecues and a kite treasure hunt. April   436-2623 Cannon Beach

 

Sandcastle Day in Cannon Beach attracts over 20,000 visitors. Over 1,000 participants have four hours to create their sand castle sculptures. Adults and children rush to claim their patch of sand to begin work on some of the most imaginative castles they can think of.  June

 

Stormy Weather Arts festival brings out the best of Cannon Beach with its artistans placing their wares on display at various points throughout the town.  A great time to appreciate the talents of Cannon Beach artists.  Nov

 

Northwest Championship Crab Races March  - Great fun in Garibaldi, Oregon, with crab races and trophies, and scrumptious crab dinners.

 

June Dairy Festival & Parade in Tillamook   A great celebration in Tillamook, lots of festivities and rodeo action.  "Bull-A-Rama" Friday night at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds with more events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.  June   

 

Make plans to attend the PIG-N-FORD RACES during the Tillamook County Fair. So hysterical you won't believe it!  Watch ten teams catch their pig, crank their Model T and race to put the pig in its pen.  August

 

Annual Dory Festival features a grand river boat parade during the third weekend of July.  The boat parade starts at 9:00 on Saturday followed by a street parade at 10:000.  Other events include Dory boat demos, a barn dance, bingo, fish fry, ice-cream social and much more.  Pacific City 965-3685   

 

Indoor Kite Flying Festival brings experts from the northwest to Lincoln City for competition and demonstrations.  March

 

Oregon Coast Soap Box Derby in Lincoln City. Old time fun for all ages! Racing is scheduled to begin 9am on NE 22nd Ave. near the Oceanlake Elks Lodge.  June 

 

Summer Kite Festival and International Competition at D River Wayside, June  Experience the magic of colorful kites of all shapes and sizes fluttering against the blue skies of the  Oregon Coast.

 

Sandcastle Contest, Lincoln City, August, a festive family event with many prizes and surprises! 541-996-3800

 

Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Observance, in Depoe Bay is a stirring ceremony held each year since 1945.  The fleet of flower boats pass under the Highway 101 bridge, form a circle in the bay and cast their memorial wreaths onto the water.  At this moment a Coast Guard helicopter lowers its wreath into the center as military jets cross overhead, an awe-inspiring tribute to those who have lost their lives at sea. Events also at Gleneden Beach & Otter Rock

 

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, last full weekend in February, One of the largest seafood & wine festivals in the US, featuring most of Oregon's nearly 100 wineries; exotic dishes as calimari, eel, and abalone;  fine arts and crafts ranging from framed exotic fish prints to oceanscape paintings, and live entertainment during the three day festival.

 

Columbus Day Regatta Oct  sailboat racing on beautiful Yaquina Bay during this most lovely time of year!

 

Culture Shock Festival A chance to taste interesting foods, listening to interesting music and just enjoy!  Oct   Newport

 

Wooden Boat Show offers 2 full days of fun events including live music, artists & vendors, great seafood, children's activities and the Great Yaquina River Race!  In Toledo, just minutes from Newport  Aug

 

Toledo Summer Festival carnival, crafts and foods, dunk tank, beer garden, huge firework display, more July 

 

Waldport's Beachcomber Days - features the Queen’s Coronation on Friday night and the grand Parade at Noon on Saturday. Car show, the famous slug race and lots of food, crafts, games and fun. June 

 

Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair features 80 select artisans and has been held annually for 30 years.  Third weekend in March.

 

Crafts on the Coast - Fine, Fancy, Fun Annual Spring Crafts Fair at the Yachats Commons May

Yachats Smelt Fry and Yachats Music festival. The basalt beaches of Yachats is one of the few places on the Oregon coast where smelt come ashore to spawn.   Each year Yachats hosts the Smelt Fry with a variety of tastily prepared smelt, classical music from San Francisco musicians, and a variety of activities.   July

 

Winter Folk Festival - Great food, art and craft booths, jam sessions and workshops.  Florence Jan

 

Rhododendron Festival  Daily events include a carnival, Elks chicken barbecue, Rhododendron festival Dance, Junior Parade, Rhody Mosey, Show-n-Shine Car Cruise, Grand Marshall Reception,  Grand Floral Parade and lots more Rhody Days fun.   May  Florence

 

Chowder, Blues and Brews  Florence, Oregon Seafood from 20 area restaurants, delicious microbrews, The People's Choice chowder tasting on Saturday, blues music and Davis Carnival all week-end, fabulous week-end of fun.  October

 

Chainsaw Sculpture Championship brings professional chainsaw carvers to Reedsport for 17 hours of carving large cedar sculptures with daily timed "quick-carve" events.  June

 

Ocean Fest features Flea Market, Car Show & Shine & Cruise, Kayak Races, Quilt Shows, Seafood Barbecue and 50's Dance and beer garden.  Children's Parade at noon, Saturday, in Reedsport.  Winchester Bay, Reedsport July

 

DuneFest, has quickly become one of the premiere dune events in the nation.  This 5-day event draws thousands of ATV enthusiasts to Winchester Bay for bike racing and climbing, ASDA sanctioned drag racing and more. In addition to all the action on the sand, you'll find ATV vendor booths, food, music and exhibitions.  July

 

Crab Bounty Hunt  Crabbing is always great fun and the crab is a tasty reward, but during the month of August in Winchester Bay, a whopping $10,000 makes crabbing VERY rewarding.  Crab are tagged with metal tags and the tags are placed in a $5,000 drawing.  Catch the renegade crab, Captain Umpclaw, and get another $5,000.

 

Kool Coastal Nights   Classic cars in Winchester Bay during this weekend of nostalgic fun.  Riverfront concert, car show & shine & cruise, beer garden, 50's dance, barbecue, car poker run with cash prizes  August

 

Cardboard Boat Challenge - Single person, Unlimited Person, cardboard boat races at Lakeside, August , County Boat Dock

 

Tenmile Drag Boat Races  Two days of drag boat racing on beautiful Tenmile Lake located in the community of Lakeside, just 12 miles south of Reedsport.  Carnival and Saturday evening Laser light show make this a great family week-end. Aug

 

The Annual Bay Area Fun Festival held in September  The festival features activities for all ages including Cruz the Coos car cruise, Downtown, Sunset Classic Chevy's Show and Shine, Shore Acres State Park, Charleston Coos River Step Salmon Derby. Myrtle Tree, Rooke-Higgins, and Dora Boat Ramps, Dahlia Day, Shore Acres State Park, Quilt show, duck derby, sock hop, vendor booths, and the popular Prefontaine Memorial Run. Sept

 

Bring the family and enjoy great family games, sandcastle contest, arts & crafts, live entertainment and, of course, delicious seafood!  Aug   Charleston Seafood Festival, just south of Coos Bay.

 

Bandon Cranberry Festival - Carnival, Parade, tours of a Cranberry Farm, live bands, BBQ,  wine and beer garden and more.    Sept

 

Seafood & Wine Festival in Gold Beach Wine tasting, art, music, and great food at this fun festival  May

 

Pistol River Concerts - Great concerts presented monthly at this music hall in tiny Pistol River.  From Jazz to Latino, you'll always find great music and a good time. 

 

Azalea Festival on Memorial Day weekend, enjoy displays of beautiful azaleas as well as the annual Bonsai Show, also carnival, beer garden, art displays, crafts shows, car show, live entertainment, the Azalea Parade and a lot more.  Join the fun!  Call the chamber (541) 469-3181 Brookings

 

Festival of the Arts - August enjoy art displays from local artisans at the Port of Brookings-Harbor

 

 

 
   


 


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