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Things to do Around Manzanita Oregon Upcoming Events

Heading to the beach and wondering what’s going on around Manzanita and the Northern Coast? Don't worry - there's lots of things to do Oregon Coast style!

Manzanita Beach Life has the Insiders Tips to help make your Manzanita vacation lots of fun.

North Oregon Coast

Welcome to the north Oregon Coast!

Note: During the Coronavirus outbreak on the north coast and the Manzanita Oregon area, we are not updating this list. Check back when things return to a manageable level.

Jump below and you’ll find our regularly updated list of great upcoming Manzanita Events in our wonderful beach community and the surrounding northern Oregon Coast areas - we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun.

Who knew there were so many things to do in Manzanita and the rest of our northern Oregon Coast?

While we're located on Manzanita Beach, we also cover things to do in Astoria Oregon, things to do in Seaside Oregon, things to do in Cannon Beach, things to do in Rockaway Beach Oregon, things to do in Tillamook, and things to do in Pacific City Oregon.

We love to explore the northern Oregon Coast!

In the meantime, check out our other suggestions of things to do in Manzanita Oregon!

Best things to do around Manzanita

Check out the Manzanita Current Events Calendar, Below

Surfing At The Northern Oregon Coast

Manzanita Upcoming Events and Northern Oregon Coast

3/23 - 3/30 Spring Break Fun at the Museum, Garibaldi

Join the for Spring Break Fun!  There will be FREE sailor hat decorating, Hidden Object Game with prizes!!  There will be refreshments on the Weekend!  Come have fun rain or shine!  Don't stay bored at home, come visit the gals at the museum!  It does cost $4 for adults and $3 for seniors. Kids 10 years and younger are FREE!

Garibaldi Maritime Museum, 112 Garibaldi Ave.

Check here for more information.

3/27 - 3/31 Spring Whale Watch Week, Manzanita Oregon and 23 other locations 10 am - 1 pm

We love to watch our whales! Whales are visible along Oregon’s shores all year long although some months are better than others.

Whale-watching enthusiasts will head to the Oregon coast beginning next Saturday for Spring Whale Watch Week.

Whale Watching Spoken Here annual volunteers will be at 24 locations spread out on the coast during spring break week, beginning March 23.

Spring watching begins in late March as the grey whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

If you’re in the Manzanita area – the nearby Neahkahnie Mountain Overlooks offer some of the best seats in the house for spotting whales!

For more info on Oregon whales, visit Oregon State Parks Oregon State Parks

3/27 Spring Break Fun for the Kids at Pine Grove Community Center, Manzanita 1:00 pm

Pine Grove Community House has planned three Wednesday afternoons of painting, planting, juggling (yes, we will teach you!), drawing, face painting and making stuff with rocks and beach finds…and more! March 27, April 3 & April 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Check here for tickets.

3/28 History and Hops: Weather Disagreeable, Seaside, 6:00 pm

Join the Seaside Museum and Historical Society for History and Hops: Weather Disagreeable with George Miller.

History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month at Seaside Brewing Co., 861 Broadway.

3/29 - 31 Oregon Ghost Conference, Seaside

The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest’s largest paranormal gathering and convention, attracting visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. You'll find a spooky weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, parties, and so much more.

Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area.

Check here for more information.

3/29 Live Music: Billy D, McMenamins Gearhart Hotel, 7 - 10 pm

Check more here: McMenamins Gearhart Hotel. All ages welcome.

3/29 - 3/30 Live Music: Mojo Holler, Rockaway Beach 6 - 9 pm

Mojo Holler weaves threads from mountain ranges to the Mississippi Delta into a tapestry of indie alt-folk music. Mr. Baker channels innate genius through lap steel, slide, and dobro. Missi is a genuine Appalachian "Mountain Mama" whose vocals bring burning intensity to each song. Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge, Rockaway Beach.

3/30 Live Music: Redwood Son, San Dune Pub, Manzanita 9 - 12 pm

Redwood Son's "Westicana" EP is an expression of warmth and an honest connection through Song. Track 2 “Y​ou know You”​ falls lightly into familiar classic country western lyrics, but the feel-good Americana Roots sway begs a curiosity that leaves hearts wanting more.

You'll also find a fresh live sound that covers an entire spectrum of music, including; Southern Rock, Funk, Blues and even a dash of authentic Hip-Hop. "Best New Artist" 2010 Portland Music Awards

Spring Break Fun for the Kids at Pine Grove Community Center

4/3 Spring Break Fun for the Kids at Pine Grove Community Center, Manzanita 1:00 pm

Pine Grove Community House has planned three Wednesday afternoons of painting, planting, juggling (yes, we will teach you!), drawing, face painting and making stuff with rocks and beach finds…and more! March 27, April 3 & April 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Check here for tickets.

4/3 Special Local Chefs Dinner - Street 14 Cafe, Astoria, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Join Street 14 Cafe for their first ever dinner with local chefs Jake Martin and Chris Ross. You may know Jake from his Daphne pop-up dinners in Portland and the Cafe is excited to host a four-course dinner of local ingredients with Jake and Chris. And it's on a weeknight!

Seating is limited with openings every half hour between 5:30 and 7pm.


  • Warm tart of soft cheese, poached farm egg, spring leaves and flowers

  • Mackerel, new potatoes, buttermilk, dill, onion

  • Roasted chicken thigh, mushroom cream, pickled chard

  • Hazelnut financier, apple brown butter anglaise 

$60, service included.

Book your dinner here.

Live Music: Benny and the Bay City Rockers

4/5 Live Music: Benny and the Bay City Rockers, Bay City, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Be sure to stop by for an important benefit concert for the Fairview Grange. Donations help directly with restoration, heating, lighting, electrical work.  Enjoy great country and rock music by Benny and the Bay City Rockers. Donations greatly appreciated. Family friendly. No alcohol.

Find out more here.

4/5 - 4/6 Live Music: North Coast Chamber Orchestra and Neah-Kah-Nie High School Choir Concert, Nehalem, Astoria and Cannon Beach

North Coast Chamber Orchestra and Neah-Kah-Nie High School Choir join forces to present two unique concerts. The programs, titled “Spring Voices”, will feature performances by the Neah-Kah-Nie choir alone and alongside the North Coast Chamber Orchestra.

First concert - 7 pm on Friday, April 5th at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 9th St, Nehalem.

Second concert - 3 pm on Saturday, April 6th at Astoria Elks Lodge Ballroom, 453 11th St. Astoria. 

Admission to the concerts will be: $10 adults, $5 students, and children under 12 (with adult supervision) free. All concerts are very family-friendly.

There will also be an “open rehearsal” Tuesday, April 2nd at the Cannon Beach Community Church, 132 E. Washington, Cannon Beach with no admission charge.


4/5 - 4/7 Get Lit at the Beach-A Gathering for Readers, Cannon Beach

Presented by the Tolovana Arts Community, avid readers meet well known and up and coming writers at Get Lit at the Beach, an annual gathering featuring prominent authors.

Meet best-selling and award-winning authors, often including writers whose works have been developed into movies or television programs. Weekend activities begin with a reception featuring the featured authors on Friday evening. Saturday’s full day of events includes author presentations, book signings and an evening keynote dinner presentation. The weekend concludes with a moderated question and answer discussion featuring all the festival authors on Sunday morning.

For more information, call (206) 914-1255 or check out their website.

4/6 Lichen Hike at Nedonna Marsh, Rockaway Beach, 12:00 - 3:30 pm

If you are fascinated by lichen, join this group for this hands-on hike as hikers feel the textures, admire the colours and discuss the variety of important roles that lichen play here in Tillamook County. Lichens come in many colours, sizes, and forms, and it is estimated that 6% of Earth's land surface is covered by lichen. But this symbiotic relationship of fungi, algae and other organisms is more than just a collage of pretty colours and textures. Find out why!

Check here for more information.

Bunny & Egg Rock Painting

4/7 Bunny & Egg Rock Painting, MacGregor's, Manzanita 12 - 3

At MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar in Manzanita. Join Free Hand, Manzanita while sipping on specialty drinks and learn how to turn rocks into bunnies and decorative eggs. They will be able to make several different kinds to take home with you. They will have special materials to add for ears, tails and little feet as well.

$30 per person includes all materials, a lesson, and complimentary drink during the workshop.

To prepay & hold your spot, please email

4/8 Eat the Invaders: Chef Dinner Feat. Japanese Knotweed, Wheeler, 5:30 - 8 pm

Salmonberry Saloon, 380 Marine Drive, Wheeler, Oregon 97147

Contact them for details: (503) 714-1423 or

4/10 Spring Break Fun for the Kids at Pine Grove Community Center, Manzanita 1:00 pm

Pine Grove Community House has planned three Wednesday afternoons of painting, planting, juggling (yes, we will teach you!), drawing, face painting and making stuff with rocks and beach finds…and more! March 27, April 3 & April 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Check here for tickets.

4/13 Puffin Postcards: Our Migratory Local Birds, Cannon Beach, 12 - 2 pm

Join Brianna Ortega, artist, instructor and local HRAP environmental interpreter to celebrate Cannon Beach’s local mascot, the Puffin. Brianna will lead you through an educational drawing class where you will learn first-hand through experiencing the local birds at Haystack Rock, just how you can connect your own life to the Puffins and other migratory sea birds. 

Once inspired, use your creativity to make several postcards using colored pencil perfect for mailing out to special friends or family, celebrating previous places lived that you feel connected to.

This is a kid friendly class for ages 13+ All artistic levels welcome in class, beginner + All materials will be provided for class use.

Call (503) 436-0744 for more information.

4/19 - 4/21 Beaches and Breakers Pickleball Classic Tournament, Seaside

Dreams do come true!

Don’t miss the first Beaches and Breakers Pickleball Classic Tournament in Seaside! This is a Pickleball doubles, Round Robin Tournament with a shoot out at the end to determine the gold, silver and bronze medals.

This is not a sanctioned event and brackets may be combined or split as needed.

4/19 – Friday – Womens Doubles

4/20 – Saturday – Mixed Doubles

4/21 – Sunday – Mens Doubles

Check here for details.

4/20 Bring Back the Natives - Plant Sale & Family Potting Party, Tillamook, 12 - 3 pm

Bring Back the Natives to celebrate Earth Day at TEP's Native Plant Nursery

6820 Barracks Circle, Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Native plants - those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved - are the foundation of our natural ecosystems and help protect biodiversity. They provide food and vital habitats for native wildlife populations.

Landscaping choices have meaningful effects on birds and insects, as well as other plants and animals. Natural landscaping, also called native gardening, is the use of native plants, including trees, shrubs, groundcover, and grasses which are indigenous to the geographic area of the garden.

Learn the best plants for incorporating into your landscaping and purchase some to take home during Tillamook Estuaries Partnership's Bringing Back the Natives - Plant Sale & Family Potting Party!

PLANT SALE Plants available at the sale include Cascara, Black Twinberry, Pacific Ninebark, Salmonberry, Red-osier dogwood, Rose Spirea and more. Stock may be limited and specific species are not guaranteed to be available. Plants will be available for $4.00 each.

FAMILY POTTING PARTY Bring your family and get your hands dirty by helping to transplant some of our stock for use in habitat restoration projects throughout Northwest Oregon. This is a special opportunity where minors are welcome at the nursery so take advantage of this chance to bring the kids along for some fun!

NURSERY TOUR A guided tour of the nursery facilities will also be offered at 1:00 pm.

MORE INFO Bring gloves, a reusable water bottle and dress for the weather, all activities will take place outside or undercover in an open air barn.

Returning Sea Otters; Repairing the Coast

4/22 Returning Sea Otters; Repairing the Coast Cannon Beach History Center, 4 - 5

Let's celebrate Earth Day by talking about some of the cutest coastal creatures - otters! Expert Bob Bailey will give a presentation on coastal sea otters and how we can help their populations.

This is a free event and is open to the public. Please arrive before 4:15 as the doors will be closed at that time. Seating is limited.

4/25 History and Hops: Women of the Expedition, Seaside, 6:00 pm

Join the Seaside Museum and Historical Society for History and Hops: Women of the Expedition with Sally Freeman.

History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month at Seaside Brewing Co., 861 Broadway.

4/26 - 4/28 Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival, Astoria, 4:00 pm

We invite you to join us at the 36th annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more! The festival is hosted by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hosted by King's Raven Winery

4/26 Live Music: Castletown at the Astoria Seafood Festival, Astoria, 6:30 pm

Castletown is thrilled to perform opening night of the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival.

They entertain you with an evening of lively music from our new CD "Traditions" and much more. Get ready to party with us and enjoy one of the best Seafood Festivals you'll find anywhere.

Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon 97103

4/26 - 4/28 ACBL American Regional Bridge Tournament, Seaside

The American Contract Bridge League is the North American organization of duplicate bridge players. ACBL members compete in tournaments and duplicate bridge clubs.

Find more information here.

5/3 - 5/5 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, Cannon Beach

Join the many art galleries in Cannon Beach celebrate the new year with the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Visitors can attend a reception and meet the artist behind a favorite work. With visiting and local artists providing unveilings of their latest works, demonstrations and presentations in a town known for its vibrant art scene, this festival is a great way for visitors to experience the arts in Cannon Beach.

Art galleries around town pull out all the stops, featuring new works, demonstrations and receptions showcasing their top artists all weekend long. Featured artists often include internationally known talents.

On May 3 - 5 each gallery will spotlight wonderful new work by selected artists. Join them for unveilings, demos and receptions all week long, a must for art lovers.

Find out more information here.

Astoria Freak Show

5/11 Astoria Freak Show, Astoria, 5 - 10

McVarish Gallery, 160 Tenth Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103

A celebration of the diversity of nature and human abilities, in a circus sideshow setting. This will be the weirdest thing to happen in Astoria since Lewis and Clark.

Tickets can be obtained for free from our sponsors or purchased from our website for $2!

5/11 - 5/12 North Coast Culinary Fest, Cannon Beach

Come and enjoy a fabulous weekend of culinary arts in Cannon Beach, at the North Coast Culinary Fest. Experience the ultimate in Oregon Coast culinary arts, in honor of James Beard!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Seaside High School Culinary Arts Program.

Buy your tickets here.

5/17 and 5/19 Songs of the Earth: North Coast Choral Spring Concert, Astoria

Join the North Coast Choral for their Spring Concert "Songs of the Earth".  This unique musical work takes the listener on a journey though time; through the spiritual philosophies of indigenous people from around the world. It is composed of narrative and poetry of many different first nation tribes, all reflecting the Native American belief in the sacredness of the earth and the connections between everything that exists on the earth and in the air that surrounds it.

Accompanying the Choral will be images from local photographer and environmental activist and Janet Bowler on both Native and Traditional Orchestral Flute along with other local musicians on drums and strings. “Songs of the Earth” is an original piece that will be performed for the first time on the North Coast and its surrounding areas by the North Coast Chorale.

This concert is made possible by support from the Oregon Arts Commission. 

May 17th performance 7:00 p.m. & May 19th performance 3:00 p.m. Learn more here.

5/17 - 5/19 Fat Bike Festival, Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival is the first Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast! Come and enjoy a weekend of fun Fat Bike events and explore the beaches & quaint community of Cannon Beach by Fat Bike.

You'll find lots of fun events throughout the weekend including a sunset beach ride and bonfire with Fat Bike games and activities, a Saturday poker ride and after party at local pub. Bring your friends & family and join us for our 2nd Annual Fat Bike experience on the Oregon Coast!


Find out more about the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival here.

5/30 - 6/2 SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention, Seaside

The ARRL Northwestern Division amateur radio operators are holding the annual SEA-PAC Ham Convention at the Seaside Convention Center. You'll find commercial exhibits, a giant flea market, seminars, a banquet and entertainment, all in the fun community of Seaside Oregon.

Find more information here.

Public Coast Brewing 5K Fun Run

6/1 Public Coast Brewing 5k Fun Run, Cannon Beach 11 - 1

Public · Hosted by Public Coast Brewing Company and Oregon Brewery Running Series, Tickets by Eventbrite

Join us at the beach! We'll be running in Cannon Beach this summer at Public Coast Brewing Co. and couldn't be happier.

Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives a craft brew, and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item. 10% of our proceeds help support our non-profit partners, the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Dollar For Portland, and Life Vest Inside. Registration is limited, so sign up today!

We like to keep things relaxed, so this may be different than other “races” you’ve done. We don't keep track of your finish time, and you won’t get a medal when you finish. Instead of closing down the streets, we ensure a safe and fun running route on sidewalks, through parks, and along trails!

6/7 Goonies Day!, Astoria

Celebrate beloved film, The Goonies, in the town where it was filmed: Astoria, Oregon. Goonies Day occurs every year on June 7.

Activities to be announced. Be sure to check out the Goonies Day Facebook Page for updates.

6/8 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest 2019, Cannon Beach, 12:30 - 10:00 pm

The 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest 2019 event is the oldest sandcastle contest in the Northwest and the most popular annual event in Cannon Beach. 

Enjoy the Annual Pancake Feed, Incredible Sandcastle Art, and Live Music and Bonfire on the Beach.

6/8 Mana's Kitchen Grand Opening, Bay City, 8 - 4 pm

5535 Hayes Oyster Drive, Bay City, Oregon 97107

6/15 - 5/16 Muscle and Chrome Car Show, Seaside

Put on your walking shoes and get your cameras ready for the annual Seaside Muscle and Chrome car show. Spectators can expect unique builder and street cars from 1979 and older.

Check here for updated information.

Muscle and Chrome Car Show

6/15 - 6/17 Soccer in the Sand, Seaside

Soccer in the Sand is a two-day, small-sided, 5 vs 5 beach soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers creating lots of shots and goals!

Every team will be guaranteed 3 games filled with lots of touches on the ball and an environment to try all your latest moves. The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the games and the beach.

Find entry details and schedule here.

6/23 - 6/30 Miss Oregon Pageant, Seaside

The Miss Oregon Pageant is preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, empowering Oregon’s young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence.

Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and Miss Oregon 2018 will be crowned on Sunday, June 30.

Enjoy Karaoke for a Cause, Princess Tea, Teens to Queens Workshop, and much more.

Find out more information at the Miss Oregon website.

7/27 2019 Oregon Corgi Beach Day Fundraiser For OHS, Cannon Beach, 10 - 4

Public · Hosted by Portland Corgi Meetup Group and Oregon Humane Society

Location: Cannon Beach 0n the Beach between 1st St and Ecola Creek

Let’s pack up our gear, picnic lunch and of course our Corgis (Purebred or Mix) and head out to Cannon Beach for the day! Nothing says Summer Fun like a mob of Corgis enjoying the Sun, Sand and the Ocean Breeze, while raising money for a good cause!

100% of our Net Proceeds goes to the Oregon Humane Society. Our goal is to raise funds for the Oregon Humane Society so, we encourage a $10 donation to OHS at sign in.

Sign-in at the OHS tent so we can get an official Corgi and Human count and drop off your donation to Oregon Humane Society! Then shop at the merchandise area to get your Corgi gifts, raffle tickets, and/or bid on the silent action items. You can purchase Beach Day merchandise in advance of the event at

Neahkahnie Mountain on Manzanita Beach
Neahkahnie Mountain on Manzanita Beach

Be sure to check back. We keep our Event page updated regularly with all the fun things to do in Manzanita Oregon and our surrounding northern Oregon coast!

In the meantime, check out these other fun things to do on the Oregon Coast.

Check out the best Oregon Coast whale watching spots.

Railrider Cycling - formerly Oregon Coast Railriders - is a blast!

Who doesn't love visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory?

Kayaking Oregon Coast is a great way to experience our area.

Our insider tips on where to buy the freshest Oregon Coast seafood.

Enjoy your trip to our Manzanita area and the rest of the Coast ~

Interested in learning more about our oceanfront Oregon Coast vacation rentals? Be sure to contact us for questions or availability.

Our Manzanita rentals are built by us and run by us!

Beach Weddings at the Historic Reed House
Beach Weddings at the Historic Reed House

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