Oregon Coast Events: Newport in the Winter
(Newport, Oregon) – Things start to get more than a little interesting in the dead of winter on the central Oregon coast. First, that wintry weather suddenly turns around in late January or February, with extraordinary spring-like conditions at time. But in Newport, this coincides with the gargantuan Seafood and Wine Festival, which packs the town with thousands.
Then there are goodies like an exhibit on shipwrecks, theater productions, opera, a regular drum circle, a chocolate festival and more.
Ongoing Exhibit: Shipwrecks on Oregon's Coast. An exhibit on shipwrecks along Oregon's coast with photographs and objects. Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burrows House Museum. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org
Every Second Saturday. Newport Drum Circle. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Don Davis Park Gazebo. Nye Beach. Newport, Oregon.
Until January 22. WONDERLAND! Musical Adventures of a girl named Alice. Fun music and dialogue based on novel "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Caroll. Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors & students.
January 16. Third Annual Crab Krack. Fundraiser for the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center of the Lincoln County Historical Society. Whole crab dinner with potatoes, salad and roll, dessert by Mo's, Chalet & Others - Silent and Oral Auction - $30 per person for members; $35 per person for non-members. Fresh crabs and other assistance provided by Newport fishermen and processing plants, Newport Crab Marketing Association and Pacific Shrimp. 4 p.m. Fees/Admission$30 per person for members; $35 per person for non-members. Best Western Agate Beach Inn. 3019 N Coast Highway. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509
January 22. 6th Annual Yaquina Nights - Jazz in January. Music, wine and food. Annual lighthouse restoration benefit to raise money to support ongoing preservation and restoration projects at the Yaquina Head and Yaquina Bay Lighthouses. 7 to 10 p.m. Cost: $45 per ticket, $40 for members of Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses; a table of 8 costs $300. Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort. 6225 N Coast Hwy 101, Newport, Oregon. 541-574-3129.
January 29. 20th Annual Chocolate Classic. Chocolate, wine and non-chocolate appetizers. Fundraiser for the RSVP Program of Lincoln County. The theme of the night is ‘The Roaring 20's’ - looking for flapper dresses and other period clothing. 7 p.m. $30 per person, $50 per couple. Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport, Oregon. RSVP 541-336-7772.
January 29. Newport Symphony Orchestra - "Angels and Demons." 7:30 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787
February 4. HDLIVE: "Fela!” A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theater and music. National Theatre London. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787
February 5. Metropolitan Opera HDEncore: "La Fanciulla Del West." 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787
February 19. Trunk Show at Nye Cottage Beads. Local artist and collector, Gail Morse, will be doing a trunk show. She has seed beads, semi precious stones and jewelry, vintage beads and jewelry, and much more for sale. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 208 NW Coast St., Newport, Oregon. www.nyecottage.com
February 25 – 27. 34th Annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival. A few hundred eateries, wineries, crafts and breweries from around the west coast get together with over 10,000 patrons over the course of the weekend. Over 21 only. Advance tickets are available online. Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The South Beach Marina Parking Lot, near the Rogue Ales Warehouse, 2320 OSU Drive, just south of downtown Newport. www.newportchamber.org. 541-265-8801.
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