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  1. Tall Ships Sail into Newport, Oregon

    Posted by OCVA / May 2, 2017

    May 1, 2017 – Few are familiar with the term “tall ship”, but the Washington-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is on a mission to change that. Their historic sailing ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, travel the west coast year-round introducing the public to maritime history. “Some people imagine a modern ship, or a Navy cutter,” Executive Director Brandi Bednarik shares with a…

  2. Newport’s 61st Annual Loyalty Days and Sea Fair Festival

    Posted by OCVA / May 1, 2017

    Celebrate America’s Freedom at the Beach! It’s that time of year again! Come join the fun during Newport’s 61st annual Loyalty Day and Sea Fair Festival! The Festival will take place this year from May 4th through May 7th, and is a chance for the City of Newport and visitors to come together and support the community, country, and the men and women who serve…

  3. Bird lovers take flight to Tillamook Coast this weekend for 13th annual Birding and Blues Festival

    Posted by OCVA / April 17, 2017

    A weekend devoted to birds and their habitats will attract nature enthusiasts for the 3-day Birding and Blues Festival kicking off Friday, April 21 at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. Visitors venture into the field with experts and attend workshops and lectures in this bird watcher’s paradise with up to 140 current resident species. The 13th annual event includes…

  4. Oregon State Parks to Open 1,000 Additional Eclipse Campsites on April 19

    Posted by OCVA / April 13, 2017

    Starting at 8 a.m. April 19, 2017, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will open reservations for approximately 1,000 campsites for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. These sites are in addition to our regular campsites, most of which have been reserved since November 2016. About two-thirds of the new sites are inside the path of totality, where visitors will see a total solar…

  5. Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival Launches in Florence

    Posted by OCVA / March 13, 2017

    Seven jazz acts, including rapidly-rising international star Halie Loren, will complement 12 wineries of regional and global renown, and an invitational juried art show, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ’17. The two-day event takes place at the 21,000 sq. ft. Florence Events Center from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April…

  6. Dates to be Changed for Depoe Bay’s 2017 Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show April 22-23

    Posted by OCVA / February 8, 2017

    To accommodate this year’s Easter holiday, Depoe Bay’s annual Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show will be moved from the third to the fourth weekend in April.  It will take place on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Thousands of pounds of delicious whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection at Depoe Bay’s Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street. Indoor and…

  7. Newport Seafood and Wine Festival returns February 23-26

    Posted by OCVA / February 8, 2017

    (Newport, Oregon) – The largest winter event for the entire Oregon coast returns to Newport on February 23 – 26, with the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival now celebrating 40 years of being a major high point of the season. The last full weekend of February, the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival brings 157 vendors – this time around there’s 30 food booths, 84 wineries…

  8. Heceta Head Lightstation Hosts the 21st Annual Victorian Christmas Open Houses!

    Posted by OCVA / November 29, 2016

    Heceta Head Lightstation is celebrating 21 years of the Annual Victorian Christmas Open House on December 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th from 4 to 7 pm. Come See Our New Lights!  2000 LEDs will cast a warm welcoming light on our beautiful rugged coast. Volunteers have decorated the Queen Anne style Keeper’s House inside and out with festive Victorian holiday decorations.  Open house…

  9. How to win a glass float this winter in Newport

    Posted by OCVA / November 18, 2016

    (Newport, Oregon) – Those coveted and legendary glass floats on the Oregon coast are even more sought after this time of year, and Newport has yet another way to get them: you can win one – or more. Now in its 18th year, Treasures by the Sea – created by the Greater Newport Chamber – boasts a treasure map and a way to keep dry…