N. Oregon Coast Calendar Summer - June, July 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.
Every Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. Visitors to 12th Street in Historic Downtown Astoria for the Astoria Sunday Market will discover visual and gastronomical delights. With nearly 200 craft, artist and food vendors plus live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy and much more. 10 a.m. (503) 325-1010. www.astoriasundaymarket.com/.
June 22 – 24. 10th Annual Plein Air and More Festival. Artists from around the world to capture the town “en plein air” or “in the open air.” In celebration of this challenging artistic style, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting their 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Leading up to this event will be a 2-hour courtyard concert by the Boka Marimba Band, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cannonbeach.org.
June 23. Family Triathlon. Swim 75 yards, Bike 3 miles. Run 75 miles. The bike route will begin at the Sunset Pool, head east on Broadway to Wahanna. Go south on Wahanna to Spruce, then east on Spruce to Seaside Heights Elementary. Turn around at Seaside Heights and retrace the route back to Broadway Field. Preregistration is required. 10 a.m. Sunset Pool. 1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311.
July 4. Fourth of July Seaside Parade. The tradition of a grand parade including floats, marching bands, and much more, will take its annual trip around downtown Seaside beginning at 11 a.m. The Parade Route begins on 12th Avenue at Necanicum Drive; turns right on Holladay Drive; goes down to Broadway, where it turns right again; proceeds down to Columbia and turns right again; turns right on 1st Avenue and then left on Necanicum, where it ends at the Seaside Museum.
July 4. Seaside’s 4th of July Old Fashioned Social. Another long-standing tradition in the north Oregon coast town. It starts at 11 a.m. with food, music, games, a hilarious cake walk, silent auction, face painting, and much more. It's a huge family-oriented event. Also, you can enjoy free tours of the museum. Seaside History Museum. 503-738-7065
July 4. Seaside’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, starting at approximately 10 p.m. An enormous show explodes over the north Oregon coast town. It's a 25-minute extravaganza timed to music (tune your radio to KSWB 840 am for synchronized music). Some 10,000 people gather along this stretch of beach. It is recommended that visitors find parking on the east side of the Necanicum river, in order to avoid a 60 to 90 minute exit time after the show. Park only in legally designated parking areas and avoid private property. There is also Drum & Bugle Corps concert earlier in the day and the Stunt Kite Presentation on the beach.
July 4. Cannon Beach Independence Day Parade. Starts at 11 a.m., heading north on Spring St, starting at staging area between Gower and Monroe St. Public is invited to participate – especially all veterans. Registration at 9 a.m., 1216 S. Hemlock. (American Legion Post). 503-436-0121. No fireworks shows are ever allowed in town.
July 5. Treasure the Beach Cleanup. Participate in Seaside’s Treasure the Beach Cleanup and help keep Seaside beaches clean and beautiful after the 4th of July Holiday. Volunteers meet on the Prom and are supplied with bags and gloves. It is recommended that they bring their own bucket and drinking water. Seaside, Oregon. 503-739-2776.
July 9 – 14. Spotlight Dance Cup. Experience this annual favorite, the Spotlight Dance Cup, a series of championship competitions by dance teams from around the Pacific Northwest. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. seasideconvention.com.
July 22. Seaside Downtown Garden Tour. It begins with a presentation from Seaside city gardener Pam Fleming. She will share the history and background of the downtown Seaside pocket gardens. Pam will then lead a guided walking tour of downtown Seaside’s themed pocket gardens, discussing the plants and plantings in detail. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com.
June 15 — July 1. Astoria Music Festival. A wide variety of classical music performances all over the north coast town. Astoria, Oregon. Ticket prices vary by show. astoriamusicfestival.org. (503) 325-9896.
June 15 – 17. Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. A rich culture was transplanted to Astoria, Oregon region by Scandinavians. In the Northwest they found the bounteous seas and forests as their native lands and the demand their skills at managing them. During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain. Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. Clatsop County Fairgrounds: 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon. 503-791-9156. www.astoriascanfest.com.
July 3. North Coast Symphonic Band Free Concert. Conductor and musical director Dave Becker has planned an evening of all American music that will be sure to entertain and please. Guest clarinet soloist is Jennifer Crockett, executive director of the Liberty Theater, and vocalist for the evening is Bob Walters of Battle Ground, WA. Clatsop Post 12 of the American Legion will present the colors and the service flags in tribute to those who have served their country in the military. 7 p.m. The Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial. Astoria, Oregon. www.northcoastsymphonicband.org.
July 4. Astoria: Fireworks over the Columbia River, launching from the East End Mooring Basin. About 9:50 p.m.
July 4. Warrenton. 4th of July Parade in downtown Warrenton starting at 3 p.m. Then check out fireworks in Astoria.
July 12 – Sept. 1. 34th Season of Shanghaied in Astoria. Part vaudeville, part soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local cultural folklore. ll seats for Friday performances are $10. Other performances are $20 front row, $15 all other seats for adults, $10 for children. ASOC Playhouse 129 W. Bond Street Uniontown, Astoria, Oregon. www.asocplay.com.
July 15. In Their Footsteps Speaker Series. Speakers and topics change each month. 1 p.m. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. http:// www.nps.gov/lewi
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