Oregon Coast Calendar: Newport Events In May, Summer
(Newport, Oregon) - The central Oregon coast is about to hit high gear. May sees a bundle of events descend upon the town known as the "Dungeness Crab Capital of the World." But there’s much more to do than seafood in Newport, with a variety of music, theater, literary and outdoor events. There’s also a nifty beer fest with a decidedly canine bent, a highway cleanup and some fascinating science events at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Oregon Coast Aquarium hosts a ton of events for families, just about every day. See those at www.aquarium.org.
April 30 - May 3. 53rd annual Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival. Festivities include the Queen’s Coronation, Davis Show carnival, cars shows, Vietnam Vet’s annual Memorial Reading of the Names, Veteran’s of Oregon Honorable Service Medal ceremonies, 1000 Field of Flags, benefit concert featuring "Blue Eyed Soul" and other activities. Annual patriotic parade: Saturday, May 2, 12 p.m. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2211 www.loyaltydays.com.
14. Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble. The community concert band of
the central Oregon Coast is presently composed of about 35 enthusiastic
musicians from Toledo, Newport, South Beach, Walport, Ten Mile, and Florence.
Newport Performing Arts Center. Olive St., Newport, Oregon. 541-265-ARTS.
May 16. Nye Beach Writers Series: Claudia Handler and John Witte. Handler is the author of the poetry collection "Going Under", and co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets. John Witte is author of "Loving the Days, "The Hurtling" and "Second Nature". 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Open mic follows. $5 (free for students). Newport Visual Arts Center. 777 NW Beach Drive. Newport, Oregon. www.writersontheedge.org.
May 16. Volunteer For Highway Clean-up.
Newport Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee along with the City
of Newport will have a monthly highway clean-up between March and September.
Refreshments will be provided. 8 a.m. - noon. Greater Newport Chamber
of Commerce. 555 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, Oregon.
May 22 - May 24. ''The Wizard Of Oz''. The classic story of Dorothy's adventure in Oz complete with all your favorite characters. Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Adults $12, Seniors $12, Students $10. Newport Performing Arts Center. Olive St., Newport, Oregon. 265-ARTS
May 30. Newport Marathon. Starting in Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic "haunted" lighthouse, runners head north along the ocean through some of Newport's picturesque neighborhoods. Registration is currently closed for this year’s marathon. Newport, Oregon. www.newportmarathon.org.
May 30. ''The Rocketeer''. A whiz-bang
action adventure starring Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly. 7 p.m.
– 9 p.m. General Admission $12, CCNA members and students with i.d.
$10. Dress in the Art Deco style, and get $7 at the door. The Ark. 53
SW Coast Highway. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-8879 or 961-5828 www.citycenternewport.com
June 29 - July 2. HMSC Summer Day Camp: “Bayfront Quest Camp”. Investigate local fisheries, explore the bayfront, interview local fisheries experts, and even do some crabbing…then create a clever, clue-directed hunt called a "Quest" to share with the public. Also receive an Oregon Coast Quests Book! 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 541-867-0159. http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu.
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