Summer Coast Preview: July in Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – As summer kicks into high gear on the north Oregon coast, bundles of possibilities for fun also explode – quite literally. Astoria, Cannon Beach and the bustling resort town of Seaside provide much in the way of fireworks and Fourth of July recreation, but don’t for get the north Oregon coast’s offerings in music, theater, culinary and shopping events as well.
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
Most Days: Seaside Helicopters. Zip upwards into the sky aboard a helicopter and tour places like Seaside, Cannon Beach and beaches as far north as Warrenton from above. A variety of spectacular tours at nice prices that start at $39. Located between Seaside & Cannon Beach On Highway 101 just a 1/4 mile south of Seaside. No reservations required. Summer: Open most good weather days. Winter: Open most good weather weekends. (503) 440-4123. http://www.seaside-helicopters.com
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. An Oregon coast favorite for generations. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every Monday. Burgers & Jam Session. Open to the public, no cover, burgers are made to order ($6 cash only) with a live music jam session. 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post #168. 1216 S. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-2973.
July 3-5. Book Sale. 7000 used books on sale, most priced at 5 cents to $5. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1391.
July 4. Parade and Celebration. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1216 S. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
July 4. Fourth of July Parade. Seaside Museum presents a parade and old fashioned social. 11 a.m. Downtown Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065. www.seasidemuseum.org.
July 4. Fourth of July Fireworks. Boasting one of the finest fireworks shows anywhere on the West Coast. 10 p.m. On the beach. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391. www.seasidechamber.com.
July 5. Seaside Beach Clean Up. Join the Beach Drive Buccaneers. Bags can be picked up along the Prom at Avenue U, the Turnaround, and 12th Street. 8-11 a.m. Seaside, Oregon.
July 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 22, 25. Live theater: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 7 p.m. Sunday. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
July 7. 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.
July 7. Day Surf Camp for Women. Empower yourself with the foundational skills, knowledge, confidence and attitude to pursue your personal surfing desires. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $250. West side of Broadway Middle School, Highway 101. 60 N. Roosevelt Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-440-5782. www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com/open-surf-camp-adventures.php.
July 7-8. Surf Weekenders for Women. Two full days of surf camp for women ages 14-70. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West side of Broadway Middle School, Highway 101. 60 N. Roosevelt Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-440-5782. www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com/open-surf-camp-adventures.php.
July 7-13. Spotlight Events Dance. Pacific Northwest National Dance Finals presented by Spotlight Events, Inc. Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Ave. Seaside, Oregon. www.spotlightevents.com.
July 7-14. Luis Palau. 3 p.m. Cannon Beach Conference Center. 289 N. Spruce. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1501.
July 8, 11, 12, 21, 26, 27. Live theater: “Arsenic and Old Lace.” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 7 p.m. Sunday. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
July 13-14. Seaside Motorcycle Festival. Family-friendly. Vendors, music, poker run, bike show, and more. Downtown Seaside, Oregon. 503-298-3470.
July 14-15. Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. 10 a.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday. Seaside High School. 1901 N. Holladay Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-468-8273.
July 14-15. Seaside Summer Festival Square Dance Weekend. Join the Eager Beavers Hoedowners River City Dancers. With bingo, mini-golf, and prizes. Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-396-5537. www.summerfest2012.info.
July 14-15. Ultimate Frisbee: Against The Grain. Frisbee tournament. Saturday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. Seaside Beach. Seaside, Oregon. www.oregonbeachultimate.com.
July 15-20. Surfing Immersion Retreat for Women. 4 p.m.-11 a.m. 3145 Sunset Blvd. Seaside, Oregon. 503-440-5782. www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com/womensweekretreat.php.
July 18, 19, 20, 28, 29. Live theater: “A Week of Augusts.” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 7 p.m. Sunday. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
July 20. Restorative Yoga. Reclined positions supported with bolsters and pillows stimulate and relax the body, moving it toward balance. Bring two pillows, a blanket and eye pillow (if you have one). No experience necessary, available to most fitness levels. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. 251 N. Hemlock. Second floor. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-440-1649.
July 21-22. SunKats Feline Fanciers. Cat show. Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Ave. Seaside, Oregon. www.sunkats.org.
July 21. 46th Annual Seaside Beach Run. 8 a.m. Register by noon on July 19. Seaside Beach at 12th Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-8304. www.SeasideBeachRun.org.
July 23-27. Summer Art Camp. Classes include creating cartoons, digital photography, dance and magic. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register at 1064 S. Hemlock. Classes at 268 Beaver St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-0744
July 28. Shake A Leg For A Vet Walk Along/Sing Along. 1 p.m. The Promenade. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-1842. www.seasidepost99or.org.
Every Wednesday. Kid Corp. Children’s crafts at Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471.
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 Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. About 200 vendors offer locally-crafted, grown, or gathered products. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-1010. www.astoriasundaymarket.com.
June 16-July 1. Annual Astoria Music Festival - Sister City Walldorf. German musicians from Astoria’s sister city. Liberty Theater. 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-9896. www.astoriamusicfestival.org.
June 25-September 3. Fort Clatsop Daily Summer Ranger Programs. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471.
June 30-September 3. Guided canoe and kayak tours. Thursdays through Mondays. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471.
July 1-31. Oregon Craft Beer Month. Featuring all Oregon brewed beer. Fort George Brewery. 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-7468.
July 4. Warrenton Fire Department BBQ. Noon. Warrenton Fire Dept. 225 S. Main Ave. Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-7447.
July 4. Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade. 3 p.m. Along Main Ave. in Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-7447.
July 4. Astoria Fourth of July Fireworks. Fireworks explode behind the East Basin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Visible from much of the waterfront and hillside. Astoria, Oregon.
July 11. 19th Annual Seaman’s Day. This event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog, Seaman, and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. www.nps.gov/lewi/index.htm.
July 12-September 8. Live theater: “Shanghaied In Astoria.” This is the 28th season for the musical melodrama. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and some Sundays. Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse. 129 W. Bond St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-791-7940. www.shanghaiedinastoria.com.
July 14. Astoria Art Walk. Astoria’s historic downtown offers spirited individuality, a quirky mix of old and new perched along the shore of the wide Columbia. Eclectic shops, restaurants, galleries and theaters reflect the vibrant arts and culture scene. 5:30 p.m. Astoria, Oregon.
July 21. World War II Living History Event. The re-enactors will display authentic weapons, wear correct WWII uniforms, and set up realistic camps. Fort Stevens Historic Area. $5 state parks day use applies.1675 N.W. Peter Iredale Road. Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-1470. www.visitfortstevens.com.
July 28-29. Open Studio Tour. Visit the studios of favorite artists throughout the greater Astoria area. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Astoria, Oregon. astoriastudios2012.yolasite.com.
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