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North Coast Calendar of Events

Feb 19 – 22         Seaside Jazz Festival
Various Locations
The festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day and have a grand time enjoying the sounds of this American art form.

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Feb 27 – Mar 1   18th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering
Various Locations
Expect performances from scores of fisherpoets Friday and Saturday night and lots of company. There will be writing and issues-related workshops Saturday morning along with tours of old canneries and fishing boats. There will also be a film shown Saturday afternoon at the Columbian Theater and a story circle at the Astoria event center. The Gearshack will be open for fans to enjoy a silent action, music, open mic, and dancing.

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March 6 – 8        5th Annual Cannon Beach Yoga Festival
Yoga practitioners of all levels will gather for a weekend of yoga and meditation workshops with renowned instructors. Instructors and practitioners of all levels can choose from 10 hours of yoga workshops, meditation and other programs over the three day event.

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March 7              Sip, Savor & UnWined
Various Locations
For more information call 503-325-9767

March 12 – 15    Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations
Each March, the Savor Cannon Beach festival features four-days of wine tastings, culinary and arts events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries. It’s a community-wide festival featuring activities all around town including six festival wine tasting events showcasing Northwest wines and savory bites.

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March 28           SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Oregon Coast Beaches
For more information call 503-844-9571

April 10 – 12       4th Annual “Get Lit at the Beach”
Tolovana Arts Colony
Do you have a passion for great books? The planners of “Get Lit” are pleased to announce that five prominent authors will participate in this event hosted by the Tolovana Arts Colony, a not-for-profit that connects artists with the coast community. This event is a great opportunity for book lovers and aspiring writers to get to know widely read and admired authors, as well as an opportunity to purchase their published books. Guest authors for this event are Karen Joy Fowler, Gail Tsukyama, Jim Lynch, Nancy Pearl, and Terry Brooks.
For more information call 503-440-0684

 

April 24 – 26      Astoria/Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
That’s Entertainment 2015
Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Schedule to be announced
For more information call 503-325-6311

June 5 – 7           The Goonies 30th Anniversary
Celebrating “The Goonies” in Historic Astoria, Oregon
Relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s. Fans will flock to historic Astoria, OR, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic and during the four-day event, Goonies can tour iconic film locations, bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley,” attend costumed quote-a-long film screenings, sip Truffle Shuffle Stout from local Fort George Brewery, and adventure on a scavenger hunt supported by Geocaching.com. The VirtuaLUG builders group, all of whom are Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs), have recreated iconic scenes from The Goonies which will be on display in Astoria. In the spirit of One Eyed Willie’s treasure-filled ship, the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be offering tours and sails in Astoria during the celebration. Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, collectibles and more, will be available at the event.

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June 20 – 21       34th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival which is held each June in the seaside community of Ocean Park, Washington, located on the Long Beach Peninsula. This Garlic Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region’s Garlic growing ability. This Festival was born out of love of great, Garlic laden cuisine!

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June 1228       Astoria Music Festival
In one short decade the Astoria Music Festival has become one of the most active summer musical events in the Northwest. There’s something for every taste and pocketbook this summer. Speaking of tastes, we hope you’ll take time to explore Astoria’s culinary riches, galleries, dramatic Columbia River setting, quaint shops and historic sites. Once you have, you’ll echo Lewis and Clark’s exclamation when they first saw this place, “Oh the Joy!”

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June 20              Seaside Muscle ’N’ Chrome Car Show
Vendors, music and fancy cars lining Broadway. Show quality vehicles from 1960 to 1978 and factory performance vehicles from 1979 to current year.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Seaside, OR

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June 19 – 21       Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
This festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over forty years. The festival embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the region by emigrating Scandinavians. All events take place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.

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June 21               51st Annual Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest
Cannon Beach, Oregon will celebrate the 50th annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The event is one of the oldest sandcastle contests in Oregon and the most popular annual event in Cannon Beach. Dozens of teams participate in the contest with divisions for Masters, who compete for cash prizes; plus large group, small group and children’s divisions with winners receiving medals and ribbons. Sandcastle building plots are laid out in the morning, a back hoe digs holes nearby to provide a water source. Masters teams typically utilize construction forms, similar to those used for pouring concrete. Sand is shoveled, tamped and packed into the forms to make large, elaborate sand sculpture creations possible without crumbling under their own weight. The creations are best viewed right before judging takes place and winners are announced. The temporary works of art are usually washed away with the next high tide.

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June 21               Canoeing the Neawanna
See another side of Seaside on this three-hour adventure. Tour will include interpretive discussion surrounding this exciting waterway ecosystem.
$20. 11 a.m. Broadway Park boat ramp. Seaside, OR 503-738-3311.

June 26 – 28      Cannon Beach – Plein Air and More
Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cannon Beach, OR.

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July 4                  4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show
Join us on the beach and around Seaside for all kinds of celebrating.

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July 4                  4th of July Cannon Beach Downtown Parade
Come join this magical patriotic parade through downtown Cannon Beach.  Great fun for the whole family

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July 28Aug 1  Clatsop County Fair
Clatsop County Fairgrounds Astoria, OR

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Aug 610          Astoria Regatta Festival
Parades, food, family fun. Astoria OR

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Aug 7 – 9             Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
Players and spectators enjoy the clear ocean air of one of the World’s most beautiful beaches as described by National Geographic. The beach is home to the Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament to be played for the 33nd consecutive year in August of 2014. It is the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in the world with over 1296 teams (in 2013) playing on 100 plus courts. Divisions range from parent and child to Masters 55+, along with our Men, Women and Co-ed Open Divisions that feature current and retired AVP ranked players. Seaside Beach Volleyball is consistently the highest ranked and most visited amateur beach volleyball tournament around! Call 503-738-6391

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Aug 28 – 29        Hood to Coast
The Mother of All Relays!

Total Teams: 1,050 teams of 12 runners (min. 8)
Race Course: Hood To Coast is 199 miles long. See Course Maps for more info.

Total Participants: The 2014 event had 12,600 runners and 3,600 volunteers
Origin: HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams and has filled the team cap on the opening day of registration for the last 16 years straight!

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Sept 10 – 13        Seaside Wheels ’N’ Waves Car Show
Today’s street rods are a far cry from the early hot rods that cruised the streets of America in their early days. It’s a period of time reflected in its rods, music, and fashion. Wheels and Waves presents a unique culture trip to anyone who attends. You owe it to yourself and your family to attend this event, not only for the cool but for a piece of American history. Rods, Beach, Surfing, and Music…can’t get any better than that.

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Live Plays on the Oregon Coast

JulySept         Shanghaied In Astoria
Astor St. Opry Company Playhouse Astoria, OR

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Jan – Dec            Coaster Theater, Cannon Beach
Upcoming plays and musicals

Night Mother                          January 30February 21
Murder on the Nile                 March 13April 18
Mixed Emotions                    May 1May 24
It Could Be Any One Of Us      June 12September 5
Little Shop of Horrors           June 19September 6
Bell, Book and Candle            September 25October 24
Once Upon A Mattress             November 13December 20

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Miscellaneous Events

Each Saturday  Group Surf Lesson
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at Cleanline Surf Shop
60 N. Holladay. Seaside, OR

Each Friday       Mix and Mingle Jazz Nights
Music, art, and conversation featuring guitarist Wes Warhmund and friends.
6-8:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Gallery
1064 S. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, OR
503-436-0744.

June – Sept        Cannon Beach Farmers Market
Fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products.
2-5 p.m. Midtown. Cannon Beach, OR

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June – Oct          3rd Wednesday Seaside Farmers Market
3:00 – 600 p.m. American Legion parking lot
1315 Broadway St., Seaside, OR

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July 26 – 30       Oregon Coast Surfing Immersion Week Retreat
Seaside, OR

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About Us

Our venture as lodging business owners started in June of 2001. We left a corporate job in Hillsboro, OR and moved our young family of three small children to the coast to follow our dreams. We saw a perfect opportunity and purchased the Blue Gull Inn in Cannon Beach.

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