N. Oregon Coast Calendar: February, March - Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Events
Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every First Saturday. Seaside’s Treasure the Beach Cleanup. This volunteer effort, coordinated by multiple agencies in the area, offers visitors the chance to give back to Seaside’s greatest attraction, its beautiful beach. Starting at 9 a.m. Meet at Seaside Turnaround. Register at solve.org.
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer’s Market. Shop for weekly groceries or just to sample fresh, local foods at the weekly Seaside Farmer’s Market. 3 p.m. The market is held in the Broadway Middle School parking lot, conveniently located just off Highway 101. 1120 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. sunsetempire.com. (503) 738-3311. http://www.seasidemarket.org.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Through April. Pacific Story Slam. A collaborative competition between three local bars in three coastal communities. 6:30 p.m. Astoria, Seaside, Gearhart. See https://www.facebook.com/pacificstoryslam/.
February 27. Jerry/Laurie Bowman lecture on local history. History & Hops program. 6 p.m. Seaside Brewing. 851 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. Seasideoregonhistorymuseum.org. (503) 738-7065.
February 29. Comedy Variety Show. Featuring Magician Jason Andrews and World Record-Setting Juggler Niels Duinker. $20 or $25. 7:30 p.m. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242.
February 29. North Coast Comedy Night. Hosted by Drew Wilson McGrath and featuring Portlands Funniest Person of 2019, Adam Pasi and Willamette Weeks “Top 5,” Lance Edward. 8 p.m. $10. Capricorn Pub. 810 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-5216.
March 11. Current Trends of Marine Mammals Along the Oregon Coast, featuring Marine Mammal Stranding Network/Seaside Aquarium. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
March 12-15, 2020. Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival. Wine, food & art events including Oregon wine tasting, winter wine tour, restaurant wine dinners. Cannon Beach, Oregon. savorcannonbeach.com. (888) 609-6051.
March 21. Pouring at the Coast. Featuring more than 30 breweries, over 70 beers, an expanded selection of food and live entertainment. 3 p.m. $18 – $25. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-8585. https://www.seasideconvention.com/.
March 21-29, 2020. Whale Watching Week - Spring. Volunteers from "Whale Watching Spoken Here" answer questions and help visitors spot whales at 30 locations on the coast including Ecola State Park and Neahkahnie Mountain viewpoints. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
March 26. Nancy Anderson: Great-Aunt Belle, first woman doctor in Clatsop. History & Hops program. 6 p.m. Seaside Brewing. 851 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. Seasideoregonhistorymuseum.org. (503) 738-7065.
March 27 - March 29. Oregon Ghost Conference. Northwest’s largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. A jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, parties, and so much more. It’s a weekend of ghosts at the coast. Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-8585. http://www.oregonghostconference.com/.
March 28, 2020. Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup. Join visitors and community members for a state-wide volunteer cleanup of debris.. Meet at Cannon Beach City Hall parking lot at 10 AM or at various spots in Seaside. Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon. SOLVE (503) 844-9571. solve.org.
April 3-5, 2020. Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers. A literary weekend featuring author receptions, Q&A's, book signings, readings, banquet with guest speaker and much more. Sponsored by the Tolovana Arts Colony (503) 436-0798. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
April 8. Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture series: Janet Essley. Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon: what we can learn from Sandpipers. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
April 24-26, 2020. Fat Tire Bike Festival. Includes the poker run, beach ride and more. bikecannonbeach.com for schedule and registration. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
April 11-22, 2020. Earth Day. The 12 Days of Earth Day include the Puffin Welcome Ceremony and Haystack Rock Awareness Program guides at Haystack Rock, Street Fair and Plant Sale, Earth Day talks, exhibits, guided walks and more. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
April 30. Sally Freeman: Lewis & Clark Close Calls. History & Hops program. 6 p.m. Seaside Brewing. 851 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. Seasideoregonhistorymuseum.org. (503) 738-7065.
May 1-3, 2020. Spring Unveiling Art Festival. Meet the artists and see their latest works unveiled. Many galleries host artists demonstrating different techniques. www.cbgallerygroup.com. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 13. Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture series: Katie Volke, North Coast Land Conservancy. Title: A Rainforest Reserve. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 15-17. North Coast Culinary Fest. A Celebration of James Beard in Cannon Beach. Call Cannon Beach Chamber 503.436.2623. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 28. Robin Montero: Al Hanson, Builder of distinctive Seaside homes. History & Hops program. 6 p.m. Seaside Brewing. 851 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. Seasideoregonhistorymuseum.org. (503) 738-7065.
June 9 - July 26. Seaside History Photos of Prom. Seaside Public Library. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-7065.
June 13, 2020. Sandcastle Festival. One of the largest sandcastle contests on the entire west coast - for beginners to masters. Compete or watch the fun. Saturday hosts the Sandcastle contest, on Sunday join the 5K Fun Run/Walk on the beach. (503) 436-2623. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
July 4. 4th of July Old Fashioned Social. 11 a.m. Seaside Oregon History Museum. (503) 738-7065.
Every third Sunday, September through May. In Their Footsteps Speaker Series. Speakers and topics change each month. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon.
Every Third Thursday, Labor Temple. Cheap Whiskey and Dirty Jokes. Featuring talent from Portland and Seattle’s comedy scenes. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. 21+ only. The Labor Temple Bar. 934 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon. https://www.facebook.com/labortemple/.
February 7 – 9. A Midsimmer Night's Dream, the Musical. 7 p.m. Astor Street Opry Company. 129 West Bond Street. Astoria, Oregon. http://asocplay.com. 503-325-6104.
February 15. Winter Nordic Market. Suomi Hall in Astoria will be filled with treasures and Nordic treats. The Auxiliary will be serving pannukakku and the coffee pot will be on. Admission is free. 10 a.m. 244 West Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503 791-7805.
February 28 – March 1. Fisher Poets Gathering. The Evening Reading Schedule begins downtown at 5 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. at seven venues: the Astoria Brewing Company, the Columbian Theater, Fort George Brewery, KALA, the Labor Temple Diner and Bar, the Liberty Theatre and the Voodoo Lounge. All sort of friendly revelry will follow at most: concerts, dances, singing circles, poetry slams and contests. Event buttons good for admission all weekend are $15, available at the door. Astoria, Oregon. http://www.fisherpoets.org/
March 18. 45th Parallel Universe Orchestra: Make It Rain. Liberty Theatre Classical Series. Astoria, Oregon. libertyastoria.org. 503-325-5922 x 55
April 18. National Park Days: Fort Clatsop, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. Free admission. Astoria, Oregon. nps.gov/lewi. 503 861-2471.
April 24 – 26. Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Coastal cuisine, arts & crafts, music, wine, and more. Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Asotira, Oregon. 503-325-63311. astoriacrabfest.com
May 10. Mother’s Day Tea and Scones. Flavel House Mansion. 441 8th St., Astoria, Oregon. Cumtux.org. 503-325-2563.
June 5 - 7. 35th Annual Goonies Celebration. Various venues throughout the north Oregon coast area: Astoria to Cannon Beach. 503-325-6311. travelastoria.com. theGoondocks.org
June 19 – 21. Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Astoria, Oregon. astoriascanfest.com. 503-325-6136.
Every Day in Summer. Summer Ranger Programs & Kayak Tours. Fort Clatsop, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. Astoria, Oregon. nps.gov/lewi. 503 861-2471.
Every Day in Summer. Guided Tours, Fort Stevens Historic Area. Warrenton, Oregon. visitftstevens.com. 503-861-1671.
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