SUMMER IS HERE AT THE PEOPLE’S COAST! - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by OCVA / May 26, 2009

Featured Events on The People’s Coast for June, 2009

State Parks Day in Oregon Statewide

Free day use and one-night camping (regular campsites only)
For more information, visit or call 800-551-6949

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria

6/19 thru 6/21 2009
Whether you like to sit and watch the entertainment or to join in and dance a polka, there is something for everyone. If eating is your passion, you are going to love the flavor of the festival. From lefse to pickled herring, there is sure to be a taste treat that will tickle your taste buds. And maybe, just maybe, you will be able to have good luck come your way with a kiss from a troll.
For more information, visit or call 503-325-6311

Clamboree! in Coos Bay

Events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more!
For more information visit or call 541-888-3020

45th Sandcastle Day in Cannon Beach

6/13/09, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
It’s hard to tell whether the participants or the spectators enjoy this event more. It all begins just after the early morning high tide, and ends as the next high tide reclaims the beach. Anyone can participate. The emphasis is on fun. Contestants pre-register online as individuals or as teams by age group and are judged not only on the finished product, but also on enthusiasm and teamwork.
For more information, visit or call 503-436-2623 ext 3

Artist of the Month in Florence

6/3 thru 6/26 2009, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed – Sun
A joyful display of high-fire wheel-thrown stoneware, Ali uses beautiful crystalline glazes and highfire reduction glazes to create her unique wares of useful and decorative pieces.
For more information, visit or call 541-997-8980

State Parks Day at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in Florence

Talk about sand between your toes. At Honeyman State Park in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area, find yourself rolling or boarding down the giant waves of sand. Activities include nature arts and crafts, kayak tours, interpretive walks and an ice cream social at Cleawox Lake.
For more information, visit or call 800-551-6949

State Parks Day at Washburne in Florence

Activities include a walk to the homestead of the first white settler on this site. An Oregon 150 event.
For more information, visit or call 800-551-6949

Desperate Houseguys in Florence

6/20/09, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a night of stand-up comedy starring Steve Lind, Mike Bobbit, Dave Landau and Bob Phillips.
For more information, visit or call 541-997-7529

Sand Master Jam in Florence

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Concert 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., a major annual sandboarding event. The entry fee is $15, but spectators are granted free admission.
For more information, visit or call 541-997-6006

Cape Mountain 10-Mile Trail Run in Florence

6/20/09, 10 a.m.
A scenic loop course with single track trails, 1,800 feet of elevation gain with ocean views. Proceeds help support the Siuslaw High School Cross Country program.
For more information, visit or call 541-991-6021

Siuslaw Story Time in Florence

6/26/09, 7 p.m.
Hear tales from Lonnie Woosley. His family has been in Florence for a very long time. He lives far out on North Fork and raises elk.
For more information, visit or call 541-997-7884

Art Sea Festival in Lincoln City

6/11 thru 6/14
The Lincoln City Art Sea Festival offers something for everyone.
The weekend outdoor street fair will include vendors from across the Pacific Northwest, music, food, sidewalk painting, caricatures, and fun for the whole family! This year’s event will also correspond with Lincoln City‘s Gallery Hop.
For more information, visit or call 541-996-1274 or 800-452-2151

Summer Kite Festival in Lincoln City

6/27 and 28
The clean air flowing directly off the ocean is preferred by kite flying experts, and novices will see a difference in their abilities as well. There will be demonstrations, competitions and other great fun in the Summer sun.
For more information, visit or call 800-452-2151

6th Annual Muscle Beach Cruz in Seaside

Show-quality cars will be lining the main streets of downtown Seaside for the traditional “Show & Shine”, a chance for everyone to check them out and pick their favorites. Then, watch the cars in action as they participate in the “Muscle Beach Cruz”, a parade right down Broadway — a crowd favorite!
For more information, visit or call 503-717-1914

Featured Things To Do on The People’s Coast

Free Fishing Weekend Statewide in Oregon

6/6 thru 6/7/2009
This annual free fishing weekend in Oregon gives residents without a fishing license the opportunity to enjoy some fishing, clamming or crabbing in their area at no charge. In many places the ODFW will provide first time fishermen and women with equipment for the day.
For more information, visit or call 800-448-2474 (in state only) or 503-947-6002 (from outside Oregon)

Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market in Cannon Beach

6/16 thru 9/29/09
Located at the intersection of Gower St. and Hemlock St. right next to CB City Hall. Features a wide array of organic produce, naturally raised meats, wild-caught seafood, fresh local cheeses, artisan baked goods and beautiful plants and flowers! Every market features live music ranging from World Jazz to Peruvian Folk tunes.
For more information, visit or call 503-436-2323

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Coos Bay

Now thru 10/29/09
Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more!
For more information, visit or call 541-269-0215 or 541-266-9706

15th Jennifer’s Catching Slough and Inaugural South Coast Half Marathon in Coos Bay

1 m, 5 km, 12 km, and 13.1 M. Flat, fast, scenic, out-and-back.
For more information, visit or call 541-267-6329 or 541-267-3489

Concrete Stepping Stone Class in Depoe Bay

6/20/09, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
This is an outside under cover class. Wear old clothes and bring a jacket.
Preserve your beachcombed treasures by embedding them in a stepping stone to place in your garden. A lasting memento of the beach. $20.00 includes all materials.
For more information, visit or call 541-921-0759

Tanger Outlet Centers in Lincoln City

6/14 – 7/18/2009
Tanger’s 2009 ‘Summer With Friends’ campaign provides incentive to shop as a group and save fuel – valuable bonus outlet savings and free gifts. The more friends that get together and drive to Tanger, the better the rewards!
Prior to arriving for your shopping excursion, each group is asked to pre-register their ‘Summer With Friends’ visit.
For more information, visit or call 541-996-5000

Wednesday Street Market in Toledo

6/17/09 thru 9/30/09
Sponsored by the City of Toledo each Wednesday during the summer months, 10 am – 2 pm. In conjunction there will be Free Live Summer Concerts, noon to 1 pm
For more information, visit or call 541-336-2247 ext. 215

Featured Places To Stay on The People’s Coast

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging in Lincoln City

Valid through 6/11/09 (Holidays Excluded)
Stay two or more nights, Sunday – Thursday, and receive 20% off our already reduced mid-week rates! Oceanfront rooms start at just $61 per night, plus tax.
The Fine Print: Offer does not apply to Romance Suites or Vacation Rental Houses. Discount given at time of reservation only.
For more information, visit or call 541.994.2101 or 800-662-2101

Surftides Family Fun Package in Lincoln City

6/1/09 thru 9/30/09, subject to availability.
Surftides Family Fun Package!
One night Accommodations for four in a double queen oceanfront room, 4 passes to Oregon Coast Aquarium (2 adult, 2 child), s’mores kit for our fireside courtyard, and breakfast for 4.
**Guests may book multiple nights, breakfast is included each day.
All of our guests enjoy an exceptional oceanfront location, private balconies, in room DVD players, indoor pool, and on site restaurant! Come to Surftides and meet us in Lincoln City!
For more information, visit or call (541)994-2191 or (800)452-2159

Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals – From Pacific City to Yachats

3/1/09 thru 6/15/09
FREE Whale Watch Tours with Dockside Charters, March 1 – June 15, 2009, with a two-night rental in select homes or condos.
For more information, visit or call (800) 723-2383

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