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Upscale yet casual dining, with massive windows to a raging surf. Tidal Raves specializes in seafood and more. Varied menu caters to different tastes and budget.

Newport, Depoe Bay July, August Events

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

Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay.. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.whalespoken.org

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Every Friday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936..

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Explore the realm of the Giant Pacific Octopus and get a slimy handshake! The Octopus Encounter includes a behind-the-scenes tour and educational information about the care of this amazing invertebrate. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

Every Saturday and Sunday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for a 500-pound sea lion and what it looks like above the Passages of the Deep. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 1-1:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

Every Saturday and Sunday. Seal and Sea Lion Kisses. This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

Every Thursday and Friday (and second and fourth Saturdays of the month). Karaoke You Are the Star. With Doctor B. 8:30 p.m. Bay Haven Inn on the Historic Bayfront. 608 SW Bay Blvd. Newport, Oregon. (541) 265-7271.

Every Last Sunday. Oregon Coast Jazz Jam. Your favorite Vintage Jazz - a friendly jam and accommodate singers and players. Book of standard charts available. 7 p.m. Free. Wing Wa Tiki Lounge. 330 Highway 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. (541) 765-2288.

July 14, August 11, September 15. Sunset Harbor Home Boys Choir. Richard Silen and Notary Sojack present their goofy mix of favorites, originals, blues and ballads. 7 p.m. Wing Wa Tiki Lounge. 330 Highway 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. (541) 765-2288.

July 7, August 4, September 1. Mystery Tramp. Classic rock and folk rock. 7 p.m. Wing Wa Tiki Lounge. 330 Highway 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. (541) 765-2288.

June 29: World Oceans Day. The event highlights the importance of the ocean and its inhabitants through interactive activities, raffles, and animal presentations. 10 a.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. Aquarium.org. 541-867-3474.

June 29. Summer Stand Up with Phillip Kopczynski. Headliner Phillip Kopczynski was runner up in 2018 Seattle International Comedy Competition and chosen as a “Rising Star” in the 2019 the North Hollywood NOHO comedy festival. 8 p.m. $15 plus fees. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

Fourth of July Fireworks, Newport Oregon Coast. Fireworks over the bay at dusk.

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center celebration at 8 p.m. Live music, videos, food, then a prime view of the fireworks. On the Bayfront, Newport, Oregon. Admission to this fun annual event is Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members, with Kids 12 and under free. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org.

Annual Free Community 4th of July Concert Concert starts at 4 pm Come join Conductor Adam Flatt and celebrate America’s Independence Day Newport Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. Newport Middle School. 825 NE 7th St, Newport, Oregon.

July 5. All About Eve. Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live in HD from the West End in London. 7 p.m. $16 Adults (plus fees), $13 Seniors (plus fees). $11 Students (plus fees). Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

July 5. Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo. Celebrating the many riches of this county - from agriculture to fishing to artists to the businesses and non-profits that make the region great. 633 NE 3rd St. Newport, Oregon. https://www.thelincolncountyfair.com/

July 6. 42nd Street: The Broadway Musical. American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the West End’s biggest cast on Theatreland’s oldest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane. 7:30 p.m. $16 Adults (plus fees) $13 Seniors (plus fees) $11 Students (plus fees). Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

July 13 - 14. Newport Symphony Orchestra with Halie Loren. Adam Flatt conducts the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean with internationally-known singer Halie Loren. Her repertoire will feature songs old and new, including Summertime, Sway, and Blue Skies, plus her own compositions Danger in Loving You, Butterfly and In Time. 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets cost $28 (plus fees) for adults and $10 for students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

July 19 - August 4. On Golden Pond. Live stage production. Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned – as they always do – to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted. $22 Adults, $16 Students/Seniors, $20 OCCA Members. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

July 19 - 21. Toledo Summer Festival. Local logging contest, carnival, food and crafts booths, beer garden, live band, incredible fireworks display, and much more. The parade and fireworks show will be Saturday, July 20. $8 for three days or $7 for one day. 11 a.m. Toledo, Oregon. http://toledosummerfestival.com/.

July 20. Bay City Cruisers Car Show. Open to the public for free. Cars open to all classes. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive St., Newport, Oregon. www.baycitycruisers.com/

August 10 – 11. God Help Us! A play ripped from today’s headlines, an evening’s entertainment that is at once hilarious, unifying and thought provoking. Two pundits, Larry (a liberal lad) and Randi (a conservative gal), find themselves confronted by GOD (the legendary Ed Asner). $50 General (fees may apply), $70 General + meet ‘n greet (fees may apply). Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.


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