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:
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!
Starts March 23 | Depoe Bay
Spot majestic gray whales on their annual migration north to Alaska during Whale Watching Week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!