Oregon Coast Events 2023 

Oregon Coast Events 2023 

Oregon Coast Events 2023 

4 Jan 2023
Garibaldi Crab Races
Garibaldi Crab Races 

There is so much fun to be had throughout the year at the Oregon Coast. From seafood and wine festivals to whale watching, there is something for everyone. Many events are subject to change due to weather and other factors, so we recommend checking the event website for updated details. Also, many towns have their own unique festivals and community events, so we suggest checking in with locals, or stopping by the visitors center to find out what is happening during your stay! 

Here are some fun events taking place up and down the Oregon Coast this year: 

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival 

February 23 – 26 | Newport 

Wine and seafood enthusiasts flock to this beloved annual festival. Enjoy wine talks, wine tastings, chef demonstrations, competitions, music, and more! 

Spring Whale Watching Week 

Starts March 23 | Depoe Bay 

Spot majestic gray whales on their annual migration north to Alaska during Whale Watching Week.  

Garibaldi Crab Races 

March 2023 | The Old Mill, Garibaldi 

Come support this big town tradition in this small fishing village. Kids of all ages will enjoy eating fresh crab and racing them, too! Check back for dates.  

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival 

April 28 – 30 | Astoria 

This popular annual event features over 150 vendors of hand-crafted arts, coastal cuisine, Oregon wine, local brews, and live music.  

Fat Bike Festival 

May 12 – 14 | Cannon Beach 

Head to the shores of Cannon Beach for a weekend of Fat Bike events, including a beach bike ride and bonfire, a self-guided ride at Klootchy Creek Trails, and a scavenger hunt around town to discover hidden treasures and treats. 

Downtown Wine Walk 

May 20  | Downtown Seaside 

Enjoy tastings from 17 Oregon wineries throughout downtown throughout boutiques and galleries in downtown Seaside. Complimentary appetizers, live music, and a prize drawing all add to the fun of this beloved annual event.  

Sandcastle Contest 

June 10 | Cannon Beach 

Come celebrate the 59th annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest this summer. This beloved Oregon Heritage Tradition event offers fun for the whole family. 

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival 

June 16 – 18 | Astoria 

This three-day festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over 50 years. Come celebrate with beer gardens, traditional food, Icelandic horses, live music, eating contests, games of Kubb, and so much more!  

July 4th Fireworks 

Firework displays will be determined by weather and safety requirements. We recommend checking the Chamber of Commerce website, or local news sites for event details closer to the holiday weekend.   

Seaside Beach Volleyball 

August 10 – 13 | Seaside 

Seaside serves up pure summer fun with the world’s largest amateur beach volleyball tournament. Spectators will enjoy watching over 1,500 teams playing on more than 150 courts. 

Hood to Coast Relay Race 

August 25 – 26 | Seaside 

Known as the Mother of All Relays, teams of runners and walkers tackle the 196-mile-long route from the iconic top of Mt. Hood all the way to the Oregon Coast. Seaside welcomes all the runners, volunteers, and supporters with a beer garden, food, music, and more! 

Siletz Bay Music Festival 

September 2023 | Lincoln City 

Enjoy live music in many genres, from classical and jazz to American songbook. Check back for concert details and tickets.  


September 9 | Manzanita 

The whole family – pups included – will love attending this annual dog festival. Muttzanita raises money for local animal rescues who rely solely on donations. Cheer on your favorite furry family member in several contests, competitions, and a parade.  

Rockaway Beach Kite Festival 

September 2023 | Rockaway Beach 

Kids of all ages will enjoy this annual festival where the skies are filled with darting and soaring kites of all colors, shapes and sizes. Come down to the beach and enjoy live music, kite exhibitions, vendors, artisans, and more. Check back for event details. 

Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival 

September 23 – 24 | D River State Recreation Site, Lincoln City 

Marvel at a kaleidoscope sky of dipping and diving kites at this beloved annual festival. 

Shore Acres Holiday Lights 

November 24 – December 31 | Shores Acres State Park, Coos Bay 

Get in the holiday spirit with this stunning display of 325,000 sparkling LED lights, dozens of lighted sculptures and Christmas trees. The beautifully decorated Garden House is open with hot cider, coffee and cookies. 

Winter Whale Watching Week 

December – January 2024 | Depoe Bay 

Winter is one of the best times to watch gray whales as they make their way south to the warmer waters of Mexico. Check back for dates. 

Book a Stay with Us! 

Come explore all the fun to be had at the Oregon Coast throughout the year. Meredith Lodging has an amazing Oregon Coast collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our homes have hot tubs, and are pet-friendly, too! Book today for best availability!