Murder Mystery Fest on Central Oregon Coast
(Newport, Oregon) – On March 13, there will be a murder in the Nye Beach neighborhood of Newport – and local businesses will be extremely pleased.
March 13 and 14 are thes date for this year’s Nye Beach Murder Mystery Weekend, as locals will stage a murder and visitors will investigate “who dunnit.” Each year, around 100 people gather in the historic district of this coastal town, collecting clues from various businesses and asking questions of actors/suspects dressed in period garb.
This year’s mystery is “Barnie in the Rubble,” taking place in 1985. It centers around the murder of a Portland lawyer named Barnie, who was found in rubble at the bottom of a cliff.
Things begin on Saturday, March 13, as participants pay $5 for the packet containing directions, picked up between 10 a.m. and noon at Nye Cottage, 208 NW Coast Street, Nye Beach, Newport. Clues are then collected from local businesses until 5 p.m.
Interrogate suspects at participating clue locations from noon until 5 p.m. Participants then turn in “solutions” of who, when, why, how by 6 p.m. Saturday at Nye Cottage.
Sunday, March 14 is the big reveal, where the suspect is named – and the prizes to be given to the winning investigators. The time and place for the reveal will be announced on Saturday.
Clue Locations: Nye Beach Market, Grand Victorian, Visual Arts Center, Illingworth's by the Sea, Latitude 44, Sandbar & Grill Restaurant & Sports Bar, Toujours Boutiques, Halcyon, Nye Beach Book House, For Artsake, Elizabeth Street Inn, Coastal Breeze, Linda and Michaels Photography & Art Gallery, Nye Cottage Beads, Nye Cottage Vacation Rentals, The Dapper Frog, The Wellness Massage Center and The Tea Party.
Call 541-270-2234 for more information. Cost: $5 per packet.
March 20. Family Sleepover. Families spend the night in Passages of the Deep. Eat pizza, scavenger hunt participate in activities. Late night snack then sleep with the sharks. Wake to breakfast & tour! Register 541-867-3474 ext. 5301. Ages 6–up. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.
March 20. Fishermen's Memorial Service. Newport Fishermen's Wives host the Annual Fishermen's Memorial Service at the Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary. Yaquina Bay State Park. Newport, Oregon.
March 22 - 23. Sea Squirts/Flock of Fledglings. What’s in the Mud? (spring break special). Investigate the mudflats and the animals that live there. Rubber boots and change of clothing is recommended. Reserve 541-867-3474, ext. 5301. Ages 2-5 with parent. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.
March 27. Newport Symphony Orchestra. Dvorak's blazing Seventh and the evocative musical storytelling of Mozart, Faure, Korngold crown a season-long survey of unforgettable masterpieces. 7:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Newport, Oregon. www.newportsymphony.org
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