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LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080. www.sandunepub.com
LIVE MUSIC AT NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Newport. Various live shows, concerts and theater productions. Usually in a concert setting, this can be classical, jazz to reggae and rock festivals, along with musicals. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. Website here.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
See here for Tillamook County live music listings.
July 1. Wings and Wheels. In addition to 100 really cool cars, there are many antique, and Hot Rod airplanes, plus Military, Police and Fire Displays. It is a full day of Action with over 20 local and regional groups involved with displays and activities. Live music with “Back In Time” and Good Eats. 10a.m. – 3p.m. $5. Florence Airport. 2001 Airport Way, Florence, Oregon. https://florencechamber.com/event-pro/wings-wheels-2/
July 1. Molly Hardin Album Release Party. The niece of songwriting legend (and Oregon resident) Tim Hardin presents music from her debut album, Skin Deep, accompanied by contemporary and ballet dance choreography created by Joselito Castillo. 7 p.m. $13-25. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
July 4. Independence Day Celebration in Historic Florence. Festivities in Old Town begin at noon with music, food and other forms of fun. Then at dusk, massive mortars are launched from a barge on the Siuslaw River.
July 7 – 8. Siuslaw Jam Music Celebration. For two days, top jazz musicians will hold court with serious sounds and informal storytelling. Famed Tonight Show comedian Pete Barbutti will open both nights. Call for ticket prices. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
July 8. Second Saturday Gallery Tour. Galleries and art businesses in Florence highlight their displays on the Second Saturday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Throughout Florence, Oregon.
July 11. Cruise Oregon Car Show. Rabid motorheads and gear fanciers will be on hand to pay homage to a lineup of custom chrome and cool cars. 4 p.m. Three Rivers Casino. 5647 Highway 126 St. Florence, Oregon. threeriverscasino.com
July 15. Sandmaster Jam at Sand Master Park. Sand Master Park’s annual pro/am sandboard competition sanctioned by Dune Riders International is open and free to the public. Stay for the spectacle or hop on a board and try it yourself! sandmasterpark.com
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Ongoing in Yachats:
Every First Thursday of the Month – Yachats Big Band, at the Yachats Commons. Couples, families and singles are invited to dance to the Big Band Classics of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Alcohol- and smoke-free; light refreshments. 7 – 9 p.m. $5 donation for adults, kids free. Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon. 541-265-2514.
Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 7 am to 9 am. Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, S end of the Waldport Bridge. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2002.
Every Day. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Features nature films, roving interpreters and summertime naturalist led walks and talks. The walks depart from the Visitors Center for old-growth coastal rain forest or for marine gardens. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Center hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, May – Sept. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily Mar, Apr, Oct. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri-Tues, Nov – Feb. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3289.
Every Monday. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Retired chief park ranger and interpretive naturalist Michael Noack will lead a leisurely 30- to 60-minute hike along easy-to-moderate trails. Attending the hikes is free, but a day-use fee or recreation pass is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. For more information, call Visitor Center staff at 541-547-3289.
Every Third Sunday. Open Mic Night: music, poetry, prose, performance - held from 7 pm to 9 pm. Green Salmon Coffee & Tea. 220 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.
July 3. Fireworks in Waldport. You can extend your fireworks fun by one day on the central Oregon coast. A fab display happens over Alsea Bay starting at dusk. You can catch it from vantage points miles away.
July 4. Yachats Fireworks at Sundown. Shot off from the main access in back of downtown, they are visible from all over town. A spectacular show.
July 4. Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can-eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.
July 4. Pie and Ice Cream Social. Yachats Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $4. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional $1. A variety of beverages will also be sold. 10:30 a.m. Yachats Ladies ClubHouse, W 3rd St & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
July 4. Yachats la de da Parade at noon. Wacky, whimsical, low-tech, people-powered fun. It happens through downtown. Find a place on the beach by the mouth of the Yachats River to watch the 2:30 p.m. Duck Race.
July 7 – 9. 37th Annual Yachats Music Festival. Four programs over three days will feature performances by more than two-dozen noteworthy classical musicians and singers. Compositions by Charles Ives, Vaughan Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Bach, Liszt, and Verdi, are among the selections. Call for times and ticket prices. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W Seventh St. Yachats, Oregon. 1-800-929-0477. fsarts.org/yachats-music-festival-2
July 15 – 16. Yachats 50/100 Anniversary Celebration. Yachats is celebrating two anniversaries this weekend. Fifty years ago the city was incorporated, and 100 years ago the postmaster changed the community name from Oceanview to Yachats. Buckle up for slideshows, live music, a community picnic, and accompanying photo op. And if you’re really excited, you can come dressed as a character from Yachats past or present. Noon. Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. centralcoastchorale.com
Ongoing Exhibit: Shipwrecks on Oregon's Coast. An exhibit on shipwrecks along Oregon's coast with photographs and objects. Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burrows House Museum. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org/
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Explore the realm of the Giant Pacific Octopus and get a slimy handshake! The Octopus Encounter includes a behind-the-scenes tour and educational information about the care of this amazing invertebrate. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for a 500-pound sea lion and what it looks like above the Passages of the Deep. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 1-1:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Seal and Sea Lion Kisses. This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. Website here
Every Saturday Newport Farmer's Market. Over 60 Vendors offer an array of seasonal produce, art, fresh flowers, nursery plants, jewelry, photography, hot food, fresh pastries, honey, salsas, coffee, crafts and live music . 9am-1pm. Newport City Hall, South Lawn, Hwy 101 & Angle Street, Newport, Oregon, https://www.newportfarmersmarket.org/home.html
Every Friday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936..
July 4. Annual Free Community 4th of July concert at Newport Middle School. Conductor Adam Flatt will help you celebrate America’s Independence Day, as well as the 100th anniversary of the the NOAA Corps. The symphony is free. The concert starts at 4 p.m., but full Americana festivities happen just beforehand. At 2:30 p.m., they hold a “Grand Old 4th of July BBQ,” with burgers, side dishes and more. Cost for the barbecue is $10 for adults, $5 for students and five years and younger are free. Newport Middle School is at 825 NE 7th St. (541) 574-0614. http://newportsymphony.org.
July 4. Newport Fireworks at Dusk. One of the more dazzling displays in Oregon because of the way the surround hills and mountains of Yaquina Bay cause the explosions to echo and bounce, often a few times. Also, boats on the water fire off their flares, which is often awe-inspiring.
July 8 - 9. Newport Symphony: Music From The Mad Men Era. Maestro Adam Flatt will guide the NSO and vocal group Five By Design through a memorable program of music from the early 1960s, as depicted on the popular cable series Mad Men. “Mack The Knife” and a TV theme-song medley will be part of the action. Visit website for ticket prices. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787. coastarts.org
July 14. National Theatre: Twelfth Night. Screened in high-def, this production from London’s National Theatre features comic actress Tamsin Greig (Episodes), in Shakespeare’s riotous case of mistaken identity. 7 p.m. $16 general public, $13 seniors, $11 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
July 21. National Theatre: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. You’re eyes do not deceive you: Daniel Radcliffe has traded Hogwarts for a turn at London’s Old Vic portraying one half of the titular duo in Tom Stoppard’s comedy about a pair of hapless minor characters from Hamlet. 7 p.m. $21 general public, $18 seniors, $10 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
July 27 – 30. Toledo Summer Festival. Contests of logging skills, a beer garden, food, live music, and artful crafts will be plentiful at this popular happening. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. $8 buttons for all three days. Throughout Toledo. toledosummerfestival.com
July 29 – 30. Milo Graamans & Ian Smith. Milo Graamans, a pianist and choir director based in the Yachats area, teams with guitarist Ian Smith to lead a 12-piece ensemble in a program of original music that combines elements of jazz, rock, blues, chorale music, and catchy singer-songwriter tunes. Donations accepted. Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
Every Thursday-Sunday. Walking tour: A Walk Back in Time. Take a tour of Lincoln City’s historic Taft District via the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. 1:30 p.m. 4907 U.S. Hwy 101 Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614. www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
Every Saturday. Book Sale at the Driftwood Public Library. Proceeds benefit library programs. Second floor, 10 a.m. 801 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-9400.
Every Sunday. Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
July 1. Missoula Children’s Theatre: Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel of pirates, high adventure, and treasure maps is brought to life by players from the renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre. 3 & 7 p.m. $5-10. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon.
July 4. Lincoln City Fireworks Show. An enormous displays hits the skies above Siletz Bay, and there's not a bad seat in the house. Viewable from up and down the beaches, from Gleneden Beach up to Road's End. Website.
July 4. Gleneden Beach 4th of July Celebration. It all happens on Gleneden Beach Loop and includes a Pancake Breakfast (8 - 11 a.m.), Craft Fair and Food Court at Eden Hall (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and the 23rd Annual 4th of July Parade ( at 1 p.m.). About five miles south of Lincoln City. Website.
July 6. Ben Cosgrove. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and piano man Ben Cosgrove is a New Englander at heart, but his evocative songcraft is inspired by the natural world and our own human landscapes. 7 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket information. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/events
July 6 – 29. The Odd Couple Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Thursday-Saturday. Doors open at 7, play begins at 7:30 p.m. Matinee at 2 p.m., July 16. $13-15. Call for reservations. 541-994-5663. Theatre West. 3536 SE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-5663.
July 15. Beach, Bacon & Brews. Charity cooking teams will be competing and serving up “bacon bites” for you to enjoy, while Brewers offer up some of the best Pacific Northwest craft beers. Join us for the fun, food, beer and live music. Noon-6 p.m. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-624-6228.
July 21 – 22. Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Tammy Pescatelli, Ron Morey, and Vince Valenzuela. Three comic professionals will attempt to tickle our collective funny bone with their freshest takes on current events and pop culture. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. $15. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-624-6228.
July 13 & 27. Clamming Clinic. Sessions begin with a brief orientation at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. The orientation covers Oregon’s clam digging regulations, clam identification, harvest methods, as well as cleaning and cooking instruction. The clinic lasts approximately 45 minutes before participants adjourn to dig some actual clams! Website.
July 21 – 23. Run-21: Oregon’s Largest Old-School Motorcycle Rally. It’s three days of hogs, choppers, and specialty bikes on display, along with food, live music, contests, camping, and a beer garden hosted by Rusty Truck Brewing. Run-21 is a charity-based organization focusing on the needs of children and veterans. $60-80. run-21.com.
July 22. Blues Benefit, and Barbecue with Randy McAllister Band. Admission to this benefit for the Lincoln City Cultural Center includes a brisket dinner, so come hungry! Texas bluesman Randy McAllister will serve up spicy hot tunes. 7 p.m. $30 adults, $10 kids 18 and under. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
Third Sunday of Every Month. Artful Breakfast. Year-round fundraiser 3rd Sunday of every month Bay City Arts Center. Breakfast prepared and served by BCAC Board and artists. Hours: 8 a.m. - noon. 5th and A in Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620 or 842-7013. Website
Every Thursday. Line Dancing. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi, Oregon to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Ongoing. Special Dinner Events at Pelican Pub & Brewery. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
Every Friday. Beginner Square Dance Lessons. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge. 209 Stillwell Ave. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-322-3819 or 503-812-4050.
Every Saturday. Bingo. Sponsored by the Lions Club. 6 p.m. Rockaway Beach Lions Club. 268 S. Anchor St. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-2199.
Every Friday Night. Stimulus After Hours. Live music from 6pm – 8pm, Stimulus Espresso Café, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon
Every Friday. Live Music: Garibaldi Jam. 10 to 15 bluegrass musicians play country western ditties, faves from the 40s and more. Admission by donation at the door. 6 p.m. 107 6th Street, Garibaldi, Oregon. Website
Thru September 4. Oregon Coast Crawler. Explore the coast by rail! The Oregon Coast Crawler embarks on a memorable eight-hour journey of exploration by a vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive. Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, this gorgeous and leisurely expedition affords panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. $20 general public, $12 children. Three departures between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. 306 American Avenue, Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-842-7972. oregoncoastscenic.org/
July 1. Karaoke From Hell. Ever wanted to sing in front of a band? Karaoke From Hell is a versatile ensemble of veteran rock and rollers with a repertoire of several hundred songs ranging from Frank Sinatra to Radiohead. 9 p.m. Sand Dune Pub, 127 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon.
July 1 (Saturday): Pacific City's Fireworks Display. This town's display happens over the weekend. Starts about dusk.
July 4. Rockaway Beach Fourth of July. There's an Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “75 years of fun.” From noon to 4 p.m., there's the 10th Annual Dachshund Races at Phyllis Baker City Park (2nd Street). Look for sales of hot dogs and fireworks all day at the Ocean's Edge Wayside. At dusk the big show takes over, which is surprisingly sizable for such a small town. It includes a flyover by National Guard jets. (503) 355-8108. Website
July 14 – 16. Dory Days. Get an eyeful of traditional wooden fishing vessels from the Oregon Coast on parade through the streets and waterways, and then tuck into some first-class seafood at the annual fish fry. Artists and craftsmen? Heck, yeah! You’ll be hooked in no time. Throughout Pacific City. pacificcity.org.
July 16. A Cause For Pause: Tillamook Mutt Strut. This annual benefit for the Tillamook Animal Shelter is organized by the family of the late Sondi Green, a longtime supporter of rescue dogs. The main event will be the Celebration Walk, in which family, friends and rescue animal supporters, along with their dogs, will walk from Goodspeed Park up to the Tillamook Saturday Market and back to raise awareness of shelter dogs in Tillamook County and funding for TAS. 10 a.m. Goodspeed Park. Third & Delmonte Tillamook, Oregon. Website
July 22. Cloverdayle in Concert. Tillamook (by way of Nashville) tunesmiths Cloverdayle—husband and wife duo Chad and Rachel Hamer—will kick out a passel of original country songs for anyone ready to cry in some awfully good beer. 7 p.m. $10-15. Pelican Tillamook Brewery, 1708 First Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842.7007.
July 30 Pacific City Beach Challenge. This fun-run fundraiser for Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center is sand and beach all the way through. And watch out for driftwood obstacles! 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cape Kiwanda State Park. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. Website
More Live Music, Future Events in Tillamook County
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.www.sandunepub.com
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Wheeler, Oregon to Rockawau Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Every Monday. Knitting Group. 1-4 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Monday. Evening Meditation. 5-5:45 p.m. Center for Contemplative Arts. Underhill Plaza. Manzanita Ave. at Division. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6227.
Every Tuesday. Great Discussions Group. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Tuesday and Thursday. Clay Art Open Studio. Artists of all ages who are interested in working with clay are encouraged to visit. Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday 5-8 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Tuesday and Saturday. Community Garden. 10 a.m.-noon. Alder Creek Farm. At the end of Underhill Lane. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Sketching Group. 9:30-11 a.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Writing Lounge. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Wednesday. Movie Night. 6 p.m. Rising Star Café. 92 Rorvik St. Wheeler, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Manzanita Pace Setters. 7:30-8 a.m. Spa Manzanita. 144 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m.-noon. Manzanita Library. 571 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6665.
Every Saturday. Reading Shakespeare. 10 a.m.-noon. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Sunday. Life Drawing. This is an opportunity to practice drawing the human figure with a live model in a supportive and engaged atmosphere. The studio fee is $15 for the three hours and any experience level can join in. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hoffman House Studios Drawing Room. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Sunday. Radio Controlled Helicopters. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District Gym. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Sundays. Astoria Sunday Market. 10a.m.- 3p.m. http://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/
July 4. Pancake Breakfast in Manzanita. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., bring your friends or make new ones while enjoying a hot breakfast in support of the local Neah-Kah-Nie athletic teams. At 5th & Laneda in Manzanita (the former fire hall). Food under $10.
July 4. Manzanita Hometown Parade. Starting at Classic Ave. at 1 p.m. The more the merrier: the public is encouraged to join in. From marching bands to giant crabs to dancing librarians, they have it all. The theme of this years’ parade is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Registration forms can be found at Manzanita City Hall and Manzanita Visitors Center.
Fireworks at Dusk in Manzanita. Website
July 8. Neah-Kah-Nie Wetland Hike. Meet at the parking lot of Adventist Health Urgent Care, limited to 20 hikers, no dogs. This mostly easy ramble will include some heavily vegetated areas and small stream crossings, a total of about 1.5 miles. Bring sturdy shoes, long pants, water, and binoculars. 10 a.m. Free. 10445 Neahkahnie Creek Road. Manzanita, Oregon. Website
July 20. Michelle Janning. Janning, a sociology professor at Whitman College will be sharing selections from her latest book, The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives. 4 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org
July 22. Manzanita Beach Walk & Run. Chilean guitarist Ricardo Cardenas will pluck and strum classical and folk music with Latin flair. 7:30 a.m. to noon. Manzanita Beach. Manzanita, Oregon.
See here for Tillamook County events in the future
Valentine's Weekend Romance in Manzanita, Rockaway Beach
Or see the Seaside, Cannon Beach Events Calendar page
Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.
Seaside Downtown Art Walk, Every First Saturday. Follow the red balloons to entertainment and art shows at various downtown businesses. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
July 4. Seaside’s 4th of July Old Fashioned Social. Another long-standing tradition in the north Oregon coast town. It starts at 11 a.m. with food, music, games, a hilarious cake walk, silent auction, face painting, and much more. It's a huge family-oriented event. Also, you can enjoy free tours of the museum. Seaside History Museum. 503-738-7065. Website.
July 4. Cannon Beach Independence Day Parade. Starts at 11 a.m., heading north on Spring St, starting at staging area between Gower and Monroe St. Public is invited to participate – especially all veterans. Registration at 9 a.m., 1216 S. Hemlock. (American Legion Post). 503-436-0121. No fireworks shows are ever allowed in town.
July 4. Fourth of July Seaside Parade. The tradition of a grand parade including floats, marching bands, and much more, will take its annual trip around downtown Seaside beginning at 11 a.m. Website.
July 15. 51st Annual Seaside Beach Run. The Beach Run includes 5K and 10K beach runs, timed and non-timed, 5K walks on the historic Promenade and a free “Kid’s Sand Dash” and treasure hunt for children under 12. The course begins and ends at 12th Ave at the North Prom beach access with the entire course on the beach. At the conclusion of the event there will be an awards ceremony and free lunch with food, drinks and prizes. 7 a.m. $35. 503-738-8304. seasidebeachrun.org.
Thru Sept 2. Steel Magnolias. Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Here the outspoken, wisecracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and life lessons to her loyal customers. Call or visit website for tickets and schedule. Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. coastertheatre.com
July 15. Magic Show with Brett Willyard. Sleight-of-hand master Brett Willyard will demonstrate uncanny feats of prestidigitation. 1 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
July 19. Cannon Beach Reads. Join the local literati for a vigorous discussion of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse. New members are welcome. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
July 10 – 15. Spotlight Dance Cup. It’s a series of championship competitions by top dance teams from around the Pacific Northwest. The finals will be held at Seaside Civic and Convention Center. Seaside, Oregon. 208-939-2015. Website.
July 27. History and Hops. On the last Thursday of each month, members of the Seaside Historical Society and Museum will discuss matters of historical interest at Seaside Brewing Company. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Brewing Company. 851 Broadway Street. Seaside, Oregon. seasidebrewery.com
Every Saturday. Wine tasting. 1-4 p.m. The Cellar on 10th. 1004 Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6600. www.thecellaron10th.com.
Every Saturday. Yoga for charity. The intention behind the class is to come together as one inspired and strong yoga community. Expect an all-level yoga class that will get you strong, supple and rejuvenated. 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation goes to a local charity. RiversZen Yoga Center. 399 31st St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-440-3554.
Every Tuesday. Blues-n-Burgers. 2 for $22. 4 p.m. T. Paul's Supper Club. 360 12th Street, Astoria, Oregon.
Through Sept 30. Fort Stevens Historic Tours. Take a tour underground through a rare gun battery that also served as a World War II command center. Ride in the back of a period military truck and see the fortifications from a whole new perspective. Get a feel for what the inside of a military jail was like as you walk through one of the last brick-constructed guardhouses in the country. Fort Stevens, 100 Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-2000.
Sundays. Astoria Sunday Market. 10a.m.- 3p.m. http://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/
July 4. Astoria: Fireworks over the Columbia River, launching from the East End Mooring Basin. About 9:50 p.m.
July 4. Warrenton. 4th of July Parade in downtown Warrenton starting at 3 p.m. Then check out fireworks in Astoria.
July 14. Terry Robb. Oregon Hall of Fame member and deft-picking acoustic blues player Terry Robb has been honing his sound for 40 years and shows no sign of slowing down. 8 p.m. Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-5922. liberty-theater.org.
July 6 – Sept 9. Shanghaied in Astoria. For the 33rd season, this homegrown, vaudeville-style review will delight all-comers with melodrama and tomfoolery. Call for ticket prices. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 7 p.m. Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6104.
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