N. Oregon Coast Calendar Summer June - Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Events
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.
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer’s Market. Shop for weekly groceries or just to sample fresh, local foods at the weekly Seaside Farmer’s Market. 3 p.m. The market is held in the Broadway Middle School parking lot, conveniently located just off Highway 101. 1120 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. sunsetempire.com. (503) 738-3311. http://www.seasidemarket.org.
Through March. Graveyard of the Pacific. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents a special exhibition Graveyard of the Pacific: Dangerous Currents-Shifting Sands. The show coincides with the shipwreck season. Historic artifacts, photographs, and first-person accounts from wrecks such as the Admiral Benson, the Alice, the Potrimpos, the Glenmorag, and over 20 more ships will be featured in the exhibition. Adults (18-54): $5 Seniors (55+): $4 Youth (13-17): $2.50 Kids (12 and under): Free Free admission on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. 115 Lake St SE Ilwaco, Washington. 360-642-3446. http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org
June 7 – 9. 55th Annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest. Sandcastle-building takes place on June 8, 12:30 p.m. Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the event. The Masters division teams compete for cash prizes and construct large, elaborate creations often utilizing construction forms similar to those used for pouring concrete in order to accomplish their monumental size. Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623. cannonbeach.org.
June 29. Ten Ways to Better Enjoy the Beach. Geared towards visitors as well as locals, the talk also helps celebrate the opening of the Angi D. Wildt Gallery on Broadway Ave. The talk is given by Oregon coast author Andre’ GW Hagestedt, and takes place at the gallery at 4:30 p.m. How to really put some zing into your beach explorations, plus safety tips not often discussed and ways to keep your trip from going wrong. The talk is free. 737 Broadway #2. Seaside, Oregon. 541-961-1229. www.angidwildtgallery.com.
Events in Astoria
April 26 – 28. Astoria / Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more. Astoria, Oregon. www.astoriacrabfest.com.
May 4. Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Tribute Concert and Sing Along. 7 p.m. $15 at door. CCC Performing Arts Center 588 16th St Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-5225. http://www.supportthepac.org
May 11. 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Visit downtown Astoria on the 2nd Saturday of every month for art, festive refreshments, entertainment, music and more. 5 p.m. Downtown Astoria, Oregon. http://astoriadowntown.com/
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