N. Oregon Coast in August: Seaside, Cannon Beach
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Serious amounts of beachy fun are to be had on the north Oregon coast in the towns of Seaside and Cannon Beach come late summer. This August preview includes some delightful theater selections, the art walk, garden show, plenty of indoor and outdoor live music and some engaging living history with a Lewis & Clark reinactment.
Every Tuesday. Cannon Beach Farmers Market. Fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products. 2-5 p.m. Midtown. Cannon Beach, Oregon. cannon-beach.net.
Every Saturday. Wine Tasting. $5. The Wine Shack. 124 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1100.
August 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22, 23, 30, 31. Live theater: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Stephen Sondheim's musical has been called one of the funniest musicals ever written. 7:30 p.m. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
August 2, 3, 8, 9, 14, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29. Live theater: “The Importance of Being Earnest.” This Oscar Wilde comedy of manners was first presented in London over 100 years ago and immediately became a classic. 7:30 p.m. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
August 3. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Maps for the walk are available at participating businesses, the Seaside Chamber and Seaside Visitors Bureau. 5-7 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391. www.seasidechamber.com. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 First Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-739-6042. www.acbld20.org.
August 2, 23. Canoeing the Neawanna River. Tour includes interpretive discussion surrounding this exciting waterway ecosystem. This is a perfect leisure stroll for any level canoer. Preregistration required. $20. 1300 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.
August 3-4. Flora Fauna Show. Reception Saturday 4 p.m. Archimedes Gallery. 139 W. Second St. Suite #5. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-0499.
August 6. National Night Out. Games for the kids, prizes, talk with a police officer. Free meals, too. 6-8 p.m. Broadway Park and Cartwright Park. Seaside, Oregon.
August 9. Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament. More than 800 teams compete in the world’s largest amateur beach volleyball tournament. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. On the beach in Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391. www.seasidebeachvolleyball.com.
August 10. Get Your Dancing Shoes On! Live music and dancing by Acustica World Music. $10. 7-9 p.m. Sea Ranch Resort Sundance Event Lodge. 415 Fir St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
August 16-18. Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show. Free admission. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 First Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-8585. www.ogmshows.com.
August 16-18. Lewis and Clark Salt Makers Reinactment. Celebrate the 1805-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition that made salt on the Seaside beach. Visitors represent Clatsop Indians who are coming to the salt camp to trade. You will be met by professional first-person character interpreters representing members of the expedition. On the beach near Avenue U. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065. www.seasidemuseum.org/about.cfm.
August 17. A Day in the Park. Games, contests, music and more. Broadway Park. 1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.
August 23-24. Hood-To-Coast Relay Race. The race begins at Timberline Lodge. Teams, race organizers and support staff will celebrate the finish of the largest running relay in the world on the beach. Fireworks Saturday at 9 p.m. On the beach in Seaside, Oregon. www.hoodtocoast.com.
September 1. Summer Concert in the Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a music-filled afternoon in the park featuring the Ellen Whyte Blues Band. 3-5 p.m. Downtown City Park. Second and Spruce. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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