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 and live entertainment
Oregon Coast Games
The Oregon Coast Geezer Games have been expanded to include contestants
of all ages. August
First Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch. 1,000 glass
pumpkins in a variety of sizes, colors and prices, signed by the artist. Sept Armory
Wild Seafood Weekend
and Cook-off Sat, 20 teams compete for the $1,000
"Best at the Bay prize, and Sunday - Wild Seafood Auction.
September 11-12, 2013
Port Dock 7, Historic Bayfront
Jazz at Newport Festival -
Bringing great jazz and jazz lovers together on the beautiful Oregon coast!
SEA OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY PARTY
Thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday music and a special craft
activity all set against the stunning backdrop of our live indoor forest of
trees. Oregon Coast Aquarium,
SAIL WITH SANTA Take time out and schedule a winter cruise around Yaquina Bay. The 65-foot Discovery has plenty of inside seating. Oregon Coast Aquarium,
Oregon Coast Aquarium, in Newport, named one of the top 10 aquariums by Parade magazine, there are over 190 species of marine life to see.
Passages of the Deep, 200 foot acrylic tunnel passing through a million gallon exhibit of Oregon sea life. Open daily, hours vary 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road Newport 541-867-3474
Yaquina Bay Light, in Yaquina Bay State Park, is a beautifully restored little lighthouse filled with furnishings of the period.
Yaquina Head Light is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon at 93 feet and has been in operation since 1873. It is located within the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.
Oregon Coast History Center
Burrows House Museum and
Log Cabin Museum
American, maritime and
other historic exhibits.
545 S.W. 9th Street
You can see hundreds of sea creatures through 112 windows at the Undersea Gardens, the wild presentations at Ripley's Believe It or Not and the lifelike images at the Wax Works. All located at
Mariner Square along the Newport Bayfront, 250 SW Bay Blvd
Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center public wing displays an array of exhibits and hands-on activities including an octopus tank, tidal pool, eye-level exhibits of the ocean floor and coastal habitats. Admission is free.
Newport Visual Arts Center at 839 NW Beach Drive in the historic Nye Beach Turnaround exhibits a variety of artists' works each year and is free of charge.
Beverly Beach State Park On the east side of U.S. 101, 7 miles north of Newport on the central Oregon coast. Campground open year-round. Showers. Trails. Market and laundromat facilities next to the campground. Accessible campsites (1F, 1E, 1T),
South Beach State Park On U.S. 101, 2 miles south of Newport. Campground open year-round. Trailer dump station. Showers. Accessible campsites (2E), restrooms, showers for people with disabilities.
Agate Beach State Park - Off Hwy 101, 1 mile N. of Newport Day Use Only. Picnicking, fishing, viewpoint, exhibit information.