N. Oregon Coast Calendar Summer August, September - 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 Friday Through September. Couples Massage Instruction Workshop.For this 90-minute Experience, one partner will serve as the massage "receiver"; one partner will be the massage "giver" and under the direction of the massage therapist instructor. In this introduction to massage workshop, you will learn ways to communicate with your loved one, the general principles of massage, and multiple massage techniques using different parts of your body to avoid fatigue -- the number one complaint when giving a massage. 2 p.m. $87 per person. Sea Spell Massage. 115 W Nelchena St, Cannon Beach, Oregon. (541) 819-0579.
Through August 31. Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are summoned to a remote island off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. 7:30 p.m. $20 or $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling 503-436-1242, at the theatre box office or online at https://coastertheatre.com/. Coaster Theatre. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Through September 1. Nunsense. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. 7:30 p.m. $20 or $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling 503-436-1242, at the theatre box office or online at https://coastertheatre.com/. Coaster Theatre. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
August 22. Learn to Surf Camp. This one-day Learn to Surf Camp, held by the Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District, is designed for beginners who are confident in swimming abilities and not afraid of the cold Oregon waters. Surfing takes place on the gentle breakers of Short Sands Beach located at Oswald West State Park. Soft top surfboards are provided along with transportation, helmet, and lunch. 9 a.m. Bring your wetsuit, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Led by Mike Kadi and assisted by Water Safety Instructor, Justin Smith. Cost to participate is $65 per person, or $50 for resident. Limit of 10 students per session, call Sunset Empire Park & Recreation at (503) 738-3311 to register. Or register online at Sunsetempire.com.
August 24. Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line. The Hood to Coast Relay is almost 200 miles long, stretching from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast. The 1,050 teams of 12 runners, 3600 volunteers, and all the teams’ supporters come to the Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line at the beach in Seaside to celebrate the big finish with food, a beer garden, music, awards and more. Seaside, Oregon. 503-292-4626. https://hoodtocoastrelay.com/htc/relay-info/.
August 29. Learn to Surf Camp. This one-day Learn to Surf Camp, held by the Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District, is designed for beginners who are confident in swimming abilities and not afraid of the cold Oregon waters. Surfing takes place on the gentle breakers of Short Sands Beach located at Oswald West State Park. Soft top surfboards are provided along with transportation, helmet, and lunch. 9 a.m. Bring your wetsuit, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Led by Mike Kadi and assisted by Water Safety Instructor, Justin Smith. Cost to participate is $65 per person, or $50 for resident. Limit of 10 students per session, call Sunset Empire Park & Recreation at (503) 738-3311 to register. Or register online at Sunsetempire.com. Website here.
September 6 – 8. Wheels and Waves Car Show. Spectators can expect unique builder and street cars from 1979 and older. Throughout Seaside, Oregon. https://seasidecarshows.com/ Website here.
September 7 – 8. The Lewis and Clark Salt Makers Return. A reenactment of the Corps of Discovery’s stay in Seaside for two months. Historical interpreters will create and share the experience of their salt-making operation. At the end of Avenue U. Seaside, Oregon. For more information, call the Seaside Museum at (503) 738-7065. Website here.
September 13. Dmitri Matheny Duo Concert. A little jazz noir. Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.” Tickets are just $20 and include a smorgasbord of refreshments. 6 p.m. $20. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. 1387 S. Spruce St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. https://cbhistory.org/. (503) 436-9301.
September 14. The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour – Tour of Homes. You’ll want some comfy walking shoes for this self-guided, self-paced tour of homes featuring about ten vintage cottages and beach dream homes. Wine and tea events. 12 p.m. $40 per person. Discounts for active CBHCM members are available. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. 1387 S. Spruce St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. https://cbhistory.org/. (503) 436-9301.
September 15. English Style Garden Tea. Locally harvested and blended teas in real China with tiny delectables. Engaging speakers. It’s really a great way to close out a weekend of go-go activities. Tolovana Hall. Tickets for this event are $25. 11 a.m. 3779 S Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
September 21. Great Oregon Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup. Help scour the beaches of stuff and junk. 10 a.m. Dozens of coastal cleanup projects are picking up marine debris and litter before it ends up back in the ocean. All events are free, open to the public and family friendly. 10 a.m. Every main beach access along the Oregon coast. https://www.solveoregon.org.
October 25 – 27. Halloween Happenin’s in Seaside. Numerous events. On Friday: Monster Mash Dance Bash, Bob Chisholm Center, 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. Free family activities. 3:30 p.m. Haunted Surrey Parade. 4 p.m. Pet Parade & Costume Contest. 5 p.m. Trunk ‘OR Treat. Sunday: TBA. Seaside, Oregon. Website here.
Events in Astoria
Every Thursday. Fisherman and Farmers Market. Enjoy local food and crafts at the City of Warrenton Marina Fisherman and Farmers Market next to the Marina Offices. 3 p.m. 550 NE Harbor Pl, Warrenton, Oregon.
Through September 14. `The 35th Season of Shanghaied in Astoria. Original, historical, hysterical, musical melodrama is a family-friendly show, and gives you the chance to interact with the characters. Boo, hiss, cheer, jeer and throw popcorn, available at their Miss Virginia Sweet soda fountain. Beer from Hondo’s Brew and Cork for the over 21 crowd, as well as cider and wine. See times and costs at http://asocplay.com. ASOC Playhouse 129 W. Bond Street. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-6104.
September 2. The North Coast Big Band - Annual Labor Day Concert in the Park, Clatskanie. Free. 2 p.m. Clatskanie City Park Hwy 30 Clatskanie, Oregon.
September 13 to 28 - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Henceforward, a black comic sci-fi play set in the not-so-far-off future by Alan Ayckbourn. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. $15, general seating, ADA accessible. 1015 Commercial Street. Astoria, Oregon. Tickets, available at the Liberty Theatre’s web site libertyastoria.org. Hotels in Astoria/Seaside - Where to eat - Astoria Maps and Virtual Tours
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