N. Oregon Coast August Preview: Events in Tillamook County, Manzanita, Pacific City
(Manzanita, Oregon) – The fun never stops in Tillamook County in August. This part of the north Oregon coast includes Tillamook Bay towns of Tillamook and Garibaldi, and the Nehalem Bay area villages of Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem and Wheeler – and tons of fun keeps happening here through the month. Late summer here means lots of family fun and kicking back on the beach, but also bundles of wine, music, outdoor events, some theater, and then there is Labor Day Weekend to think about.
Every Wednesday. Clog Dancing. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Every Thursday. Line Dancing. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
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.
August 3. Reception: Rose Perez and Sally Rissell. 2-4 p.m. Garibaldi Maritime Museum. 112 Garibaldi Ave. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411. garibaldimuseum.com.
August 3. Street Dance. Sponsored by Rockaway Parks and Rec. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
August 6. National Night Out Against Crime. Sponsored by the Rockaway Beach Police Department. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
August 7-10. Tillamook County Fair. Live entertainment, rides, exhibits, and 4-H animals. Tillamook County Fairgrounds. 4603 Third St. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2272.
August 16-17. Oregon Tuna Classic. Tuna caught during the event are donated to local food banks. The Old Mill Marina. 210 S. Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-0322.
August 16-18. Old Iron Show. Antique tractors, gas engines, farm and logging equipment, vintage cars and trucks, and tool displays. $3 adults. Kids 12 and under free. Friday noon-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blue Heron French Cheese Co. 2001 Blue Heron Drive. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-3130.
August 17. Tillamook Bay Run. Choose from a 10k trail run or 5k trail run/walk. Afterwards enjoy entertainment and food. Bayocean Spit, just west of Tillamook off Third Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7525.
August 17. “A Step Back in Time” Railroad and Museum discount pass. Enjoy a day of visiting the Tillamook Pioneer Museum, the Garibaldi Museum, the Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, plus a ride on the Oregon Coast Train, all for $15. The Tillamook Naval Air Museum will also offer a buy one ticket, get one half off deal. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-322-8411.
August 17, 31. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon coast by riding the rails behind an historic steam locomotive with views of Tillamook Bay. 6:15 p.m. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-842-7972. www.ocsr.net.
August 23-25. Art Fair and Farmers Market. Exquisite hand-made arts and crafts, a full farmers market, baked goods, and much more. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-8108.
August 24. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Moonlight Special. 7-10:30 p.m. Departing from Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. www.ocsr.net.
August 30-31. Live theater: “Sherlock’s Secret Life.” Presented by the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts. TAPA Barn. 12th & Ivy streets. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7940. www.tillamooktheater.com.
August 31. French Toast Breakfast. Donations accepted. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Mary’s by the Sea. 275 S. Pacific St. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
August 31. Special Olympics Race of Champions. Ocean’s Edge Wayside. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
August 31. Cultural Music Concert. Noon-6 p.m. Oceans Edge. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-8108.
September 1. Fish Fry. Sponsored by the Garibaldi Lions Club. Adults $10. Kids 10 and under $5. Noon-5 p.m. Old Mill Marina. 210 Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-0322.
September 1. Old Fashioned Carnival in the Park. Noon-5 p.m. Phyllis Baker Park. Rockaway Beach, 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. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
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. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
July 29-August 2. Summer Art Day Camp. “Shadow Theater” for ages 6-10 and “From Baobab to Douglas Fir: An Art Journey” and “Totems, Amulets and Talismen” for ages 8-12. Hoffman House Studios Drawing Room. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
August 10, 24. Special Clay Art Open Studio. Artists of all ages who are interested in working with clay are encouraged to visit. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
August 17. Bluegrass and BBQ. Free and family-friendly. 5-8 p.m. Nehalem Bay Winery. 34695 Hwy 53. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-9463.
August 24. Manzanita Film Series. 7:30 p.m. $7. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
August 31. Live music: Lauren Sheehan and Sherrie Wolf. 8-11 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
August 31-September 1. Labor Day Celebration at Nehalem Bay Winery. Bring a picnic basket. There will also be snacks, wine specials and music. 1-5 p.m. Nehalem Bay Winery. 34695 Hwy 53. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-9463.
September 14. Muttzanita. Come celebrate your favorite canine. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3436.
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