FESTIVALS:

Rainspout: Yachats, Oregon Music Festival

April 20- 28th, 2017

441 Hwy 101 – Yachats Commons

Yachats, Oregon 97498

Music will reign over Yachats for this three-day festival offering an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, New Orleans Brass, Folk, Country, Gypsy Violin, Blues, and more.  Food and spirits will be served on site.  For program and tickets, please visit Rainspout.org or call (541) 961-2915.

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival in Astoria

April 28-30th, 2017

92937 Walluski Loop

Astoria, Oregon 97103

 

We invite you to join us at the 35th annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more!  The festival is hosted by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call (503) 325-6311.

Friday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival in Long Beach

April 29-30th, 2017

The historic Long Beach Razor Clam Festival returns for its fourth year after a decades-long hiatus! Experience razor clam digging, razor clam dining and family fun. For more details visit www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com or call (360) 642-2400.

EVENTS:

Finders Keepers in Lincoln City

Through April 30th, 2017

Find hidden glass floats on the seven miles of beaches in Lincoln City.  Here is more information.

Gold Beach Float Hunt

Through April 30th, 2017

Looking for a beach treasure hunt? Turn your beachcombing into a real search for the beach treasure of glass floats. These floats are like the ancient mariner net weights used by fishermen. 120 new floats are added to our beaches weekly.  For more information click here.

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk in Coos Bay

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Visit various downtown businesses to wine taste and shop.  Map and wine glasses available with $10 donation at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.  For more information call (541) 269-0215.

Oregon Coast Garage Sale in Lincoln City

April 21-23rd, 2017

Nearly 100 area garage sales on one weekend!  An official guide showing all the sale locations and what they have to offer will be available at the time of the event. For more information visit the Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale Event Page or contact the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce at (541) 994-3070.

2017 Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show in Depoe Bay

April 22-23rd, 2017

Thousands of pounds of locally caught whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection at the upcoming Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017.  The Depoe Bay Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street is where Dungeness crab will be served on both Saturday and Sunday.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of brews in the beer garden courtesy of the Rusty Truck Brewing Co.

The 22nd annual Classic Wooden Boat Show will display dozens of wonderful hand-crafted vessels on display at “the world’s smallest harbor” on both Saturday and Sunday.  While you’re there, try your hand at building your own vessel at the model boat building booth and bring it home.  It’s a fun experience for the whole family.  Admission to both events are free.  For advance information please contact Nick Bruyer (Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce) at 541-270-3944 to plan your group trip.  Email address: r8vegas@gmail.com

Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale in North Bend

April 22- April 23rd

1611 Virginia Ave

North Bend, Oregon 97459

Judged flower (truss) show with ribbons and trophies at Pony Village Mall. Plant sale and information on rhododendrons available. All colors, all sizes, in bloom, about to bloom and ready to plant. Saturday from Noon – 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.  For more information about this event contact Pete Baumer at cbaumer1@charter.net or call (541) 756-0433.

Ahh Shucks!  Oyster Feed in Charleston

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

63466 Boat Basin

Charleston , Oregon 97420

You don’t want to miss this one!  Oregon Oysters, there’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s Oyster Week!  12:00- 4:00 pm.  Projected prices:  nine oyster meal $15, six oyster meal $13, three oyster meal $11.  Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and drink (soda, coffee, or tea).  Shrimp cocktails can be added on for $2 extra!  Gourmet hotdog meals ($8 Adults Meal/$5 Child’s Meal) are available for the non-oyster fan.  Live Music.  Event held in the dining hall of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.  For more information call Kathy Hornstuen at (541) 404-6593.

Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast

All the information you need to know about when and where to see the whale migration can be found here.

MUSIC:

Three Dog Night at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City

Tickets are on sale January 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM.  Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online. Reserved Seating Tickets: $23 – $38.  Must be 16 or older to attend.  BUY TICKETS

Live Music at The Mill Casino in North Bend

Fridays & Saturdays at 9:00 PM

3201 Tremont Ave

North Bend, Oregon 97459

Join us at Warehouse 101 to rock out with a live band while enjoying some great food and drinks!  Live Music- shows 9:00 PM- 1:00 AM.  For more information call (541) 756-8800.

Barrage 8 Concert in Florence

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

715 Quince St

Florence, Oregon 97439

 

Offering a high dose of energy, panache and innovative stage performance along with amazing musical talent, Barrage 8 features all the instruments of the modern string family.  The eight in the name represents a re-imaging of their string octet; five violins plus three others.  For more information call (541) 997-1994.

ENTERTAINMENT:

UFC 210 Viewing in Lincoln City

April 8th at 7:00 PM

Live at Aces Sports Bar and Grill via HDTV, Cormier vs Johnson 2 – World Light Heavyweight Championship, Weidman vs Mousasi

Tickets: $15.  Must be 21 or older to attend.  Doors open at 7:00 PM, no-host bar available.

ART:

Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show in Long Beach

April 7th- 9th, 2017

The Peninsula Arts Association presents its annual Spring Art show in Long Beach at the Train Depot. Attendees vote on the People’s Choice Ribbon, the event’s top honor. An art raffle of donated works benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program.  For more information call (800) 451-2542 www.beachartist.org.

CLINICS:

Tide Pool Clinics in Lincoln City:

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:30am

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Learn about colorful coastal marine life at our Tide Pool Clinics.  Hosted by local experts, these clinics are a fun and educational way to learn about tide pool marine life.  For more information, visit the website or call (541) 996-1274.  Location:  15th Street Beach Access in Lincoln City, Map

Beachcombing Clinics in Lincoln City:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Each clinic begins with a brief orientation by local expert Laura Joki at the 33rd Street beach access just north of the Sandcastle Beachfront Motel.  Clinics are complimentary and pre-registration is not required.  Details can be found here.

Geology Lecture Series – The Archaeology of the Rogue River War in Coos Bay

Saturday, April 15th at 7:00 PM

Hales Center for the Performing Arts

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Dr. Mark Tveskov with Southern Oregon University will discuss The Archaeology of the Rogue River War.”  All lectures in the series are FREE and open to the public and take place in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus (SWOCC) at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.  For additional information contact Ron Metzger at (541) 888-7216. https://inside.sou.edu/envirostudies/faculty/tveskov.html

THEATER:

Foreign Film Friday in Coos Bay

Friday, April 14th, 2017

525 Anderson Ave

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Held the 2nd Friday of the month and free to the public.  Refreshments served. Many of these films are not rated and parental discretion is advised. Subtitled for English-speaking audiences.  For more information call (541) 269-1101.

Liberty Theatre presents “My Fair Lady” in North Bend

April 14th- 30th, 2017

2100 Sherman Ave

North Bend, Oregon 97459

Little Theatre on the Bay presents “My Fair Lady” directed by Josie Reid.

Open at 7:00 PM for Friday and Saturday Night performances, 2:00 PM Sundays.  Doors open one hour before the show.  For more information call (541) 756-4336.

DANCING:

International Folk Dancing in Coos Bay

Friday, April 21st, 2017

93393 Greenacres Lane

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Fun for people of all ages!  Join the South Coast Folk Society every 4th Friday (Sept – May).  Part of the evening will include teaching and the rest will be request dancing. Learn a Serbia kolo, a Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora!  No partners needed.  Dances are active; dress comfortably and wear soft-soloed shoes.  Admission is $4.  For more information or directions to Greenacres Grange, call Stacy at 541-808-1002.

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – beginning dancing lessons
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM – intermediate dancing lessons
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – request dancing

FARMERS MARKETS

Newport Farmers Market

Saturdays 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Indoors winter and spring (November to April).  Outdoors Summer and Fall (May – October).  Located at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on 3rd St. in Newport. Indoor Market boasts an incredible variety of nature’s bounty, even in the winter months!  Kale, Squash, Honey, Salsa, Apples, Bok Choy, Hazelnuts, Peppers, Pumpkins, Garlic, Potatoes, Lettuce Varieties, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, Breads and Pastries, Hot Coffee!  Over 60 Vendors offer an array of seasonal produce, art, fresh flowers, nursery plants, jewelry, photography, hot food, fresh pastries, honey, salsas, coffee, crafts and live music Newport City Hall, South Lawn, Hwy 101 & Angle Street, Newport, Oregon, https://www.newportfarmersmarket.org/home.html.

What’s coming up in May:

CLINICS IN MAY

Tide Pool Clinics in Lincoln City:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM

MUSIC IN MAY

Gary Allan at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City

May 5th and 6th 8:00 PM

Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing musician live in concert on May 5 & 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM!  Tickets are on sale February 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online. Reserved Seating Tickets: $50 – $65.  Must be 16 or older to attend.

FARMERS MARKETS IN MAY

Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market

Sundays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Outdoors May 1st- October 9th and indoors October 23rd- December.  For more information call (541) 921-0062.  Located at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Highway 101.

Coos Bay Farmers Market

Every Wednesday May 3rd- October 26, 2017

The Coos Bay Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of the Marshfield District, on Central Avenue between Highway 101 South and 4th Avenue in downtown Coos Bay.  For more information visit the website or call (541) 269-0062.

Port Orford Farmers Market

May 25th- November, 2017

Held every Saturday, from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM.  The Market is located in the parking lot of the new Port Orford Co-Op Building, 812 Oregon Street (aka Hwy 101).  Parking is available on-street, nearby.  For more information visit the website.

Bandon Farmers and Artisans Market

May 5th- December 16th, 2017

Bandon Farmers and Artisans Market will be open every Friday and Saturday.  For more details visit the website.

Brookings Harbor Farmers Market

End of May- Mid-October, 2017

On the boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-harbor, Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Two-day markets are May 26-27; June 30-July 1; July 21-22; August 4-5.  For more information visit the website.

Florence Old Town Market

May- October, 2017

Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sundays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Along the boardwalk between Old Town and the boat ramp in Old Town Florence.  For more information contact Richard Wiget at (541) 935-6600 or visit the website.

Yachats Farmers Market

May 14th- October 22nd, 2017

Sundays 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

The market is located on 4th Street next to the Yachats Commons.  For more information visit the website.

ENTERTAINMENT IN MAY

Comedy on the Coast at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City

Friday, May 5th & Saturday the 6th at 8:00 PM

Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.  Tickets: $15. Must be 21 or older to attend.  Doors open at 7:00 PM, no-host bar available.  BUY TICKETS

EVENTS IN MAY 

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

Friday, May 5th, 2017

50 Central Ave

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

 

Visit various downtown businesses to wine taste and shop. Pick up wine glasses and maps with a $10 donation at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.  For more information call (541) 269-0215.

2017 March for Babies Lower Columbia in Astoria

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies.  There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families.  Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!  For more information call (971) 270-2895 or visit the website.

Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.1 miles

South Slough Birding in Charleston

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

61907 Seven Devils Road

Charleston, Oregon 97420

 

Join a South Slough interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife.  $1 per birder.  Usually held the first Saturday of each month.  For more information call (541) 888-5558.

Finders Keepers Closing Weekend in Lincoln City

Another season of Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach, comes to a close!  Get out on our beach for one last chance to find and take home your very own treasure.  Finders Keepers will return mid-October 2017!  Map It or Visit Our Website

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