Located on the central Oregon coast along Highway 101, Florence is a scenic and recreational paradise. A charming old town which was originally a mill town, Florence has a population of over 6200. Old Town boasts a number of interesting shops and restaurants, and there is a marina and RV campground on the waterfront. Along Highway 101, there are many new stores in this growing area of the Oregon coast.
Camping, fishing, dune buggy rides, sand boarding, shopping, crabbing, clamming, birding, hiking and golfing are but a few of the activities available in Florence.
Florence Events Center
Florence boasts a rare combination of scenery, cuisine and culture and the Florence Events Center is in the middle of it all! This 21,000 square foot facility annually hosts events ranging from ballet to blues and everything in between. The Events Center is home to the Last Resort Players theatre company and the Seacoast Entertainment Association's annual concert series. FEC also hosts three outstanding annual events: the Florence Festival of Books in September; the Celebrate Arts juried art show in November; and the Winter Folk Festival in January. Contact the Event Center to host your next event or private party. Planning something outdoors, or off site? No problem, the Event Center has a full rental inventory available to throw a world-class party or wedding including catering!
Experience the Oregon Coast like you have never seen it before. You will always remember a helicopter tour with ApexHeli. Offering a variety of tours throughout the Oregon Coast. ApexHeli was founded in 2007 and has since grown to a full scale helicopter and fixed wing commercial, tour and training company headquartered out of Florence, Oregon. Visit our website for details on tours and other services.
Comfort Inn of Florence
We are a 100% non-smoking hotel. Only a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean, Historic Old Town, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Pines Golf Course. Enjoy a free continental breakfast before a day at the beach.
Vacasa - Florence
There's no better way to truly experience Florence, Oregon than by living like a local in a private vacation home! Vacasa has dozens to choose from, including cozy cottages right downtown, waterfront retreats on the Siuslaw River and Siltcoos Lake, and oceanfront homes steps from the sandy beach. Every Vacasa home in Florence is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.
Eugene Ballet Company- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare’s adored comedy of love, magic, fairies, mixed up lovers, and the mischievous Puck comes alive in Toni Pimble’s delightful choreography set to Felix Mendelssohn’s spirited score.
A new EBC-commissioned ballet, Wandering On, set on the Company by award-winning choreographer Stephanie Martinez opens the program. Chicago-based Martinez, winner of the Joffrey Ballet’s 2014 “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color,” brings her acclaimed talent, stretching the creative minds of our dancers and of you, our audience. Stephanie Martinez’s ballet is supported by The Hult Endowment of The Oregon Community Foundation. The Surrounding Third, a new work choreographed by EBC Company Dancer Suzanne Haag and set to Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, completes the program.
Florence Crab Crack
Enjoy Oregon Coast crab with pasta, coleslaw, garlic bread, sodas, coffee and dessert by BJ's at the Florence Events Center. A no-host bar will be available and also a silent auction including a beautiful selection of items. Advance purchase is required as only 400 tickets will be sold. Deadline to purchase is January 25. All proceeds benefit the hunger relief efforts of Florence Food Share.