Hereâ€™s just a sampling of activities in our local area…
September – April
- Antique Week (Sales and shows)
- Newport Seafood & Wind Festival
- Kite Festival
- Yachats Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
- Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale (More than 100 garage sales)
- Rhododendron Festival, Oregonâ€™s second oldest (parades, carnival, car show, cruise)
- Beachcomber Days Festival (sandcastle contest, parade, BBQ’s, kite festival)
August â€“ December
- Salmon Fishing at its best
- Cape Kiwanda Long Board Classic (annual long board surfing competition in Pacific City)
- Indian Style Salmon Bake (salmon cooked over open fire)
- Kite Festival
- Chowder, Blues & Brews
- Indian Style Salmon Bake
- Glass Galore Art Fair (more than 40 vendors of glass art)
- Newport Microbrew Festival
- Senior Art Festival (art contest & workshops for ages 50 & older)
Other Attractions & Museums
- Bayfront Historic District, on Newportâ€™s Bayfront. Visit our fun & lively neighborhood â€“ murals, family attractions, restaurants, gift and art galleries, whale watching & fishing charters, sea lions on docks.
- Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center, in Newport. Aquariums; interactive exhibits that explore the marine world.
- Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport
- Trek along the rocky shores as sea otters, seals & puffins romp along the cliffs & in pools.
- Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport
- Oregon Coast History Center, in Newport. Coastal history exhibits, research library, museum store.
- Pacific Northwest Surfing Museum. Get a blast from the past, Oregonâ€™s only surfing museum.
- Sea Lion Caves in Florence. Worldâ€™s largest sea cave.
- Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach (Newport area)
Explore the Oregon Coast’s many lighthouses
- Cape Arago, 12 miles SW of North Bend. Originally built in 1908.
- Cape Blanco, 9 miles north of Port Orford. Built in 1870, it is the oldest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. It stands 245 feet above sea level, open April-Oct.
- Cape Meares, 10 miles west of Tillamook. This lighthouse stands 217 feet above the ocean, however the 38-foot tower is theshortest on the Oregon Coast, built in 1890.
- Coquille River, in Bullardâ€™s Beach State Park, 2 miles north of Bandon, built in 1896. Open May-Oct.
- Heceta Head, 12 miles north of Florence. Built in 1894 it stands 205 feet high on the 1000 ft Heceta Head. Open May-Sept.
- Yaquina Bay, in Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport. The 2nd oldest â€“ In-service 1871 to 1874, now a museum.
- Yaquina Head Natural Area & Lighthouse, just north of Agate Beach in Newport. This wildlife sanctuary is great for whale watching, bird viewing & tidepools.