The Fall season comes and goes like a flash, so don’t wait — take full advantage of the crisp weather and beautiful leaves with this selection of exciting (and inexpensive) things to do in Oregon Beach this Fall.
Like many of you out there, Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. I mean, the weather is perfect (not too hot or too cold) and all the best holidays are right around the corner!
Speaking of holidays, I know that most of us are trying to save our money during the Fall so we can afford to buy gifts for our loved ones — but never fear! The following list is full of events & activities the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank.
8:30am – 12noon
Port of Newport Marina RV Park
2120 SE Marine Science Drive
It’s the 4th Annual Newport Turkey Trot, sponsored by Arctic Circle of Newport, to feature a 15k, 10k, 5k & Kids Run! Join them Thanksgiving morning for some family fun, burn some calories and help raise money for Sam Case and Yaquina View Elementary Schools.
Holiday House Christmas Craft Show
December 4 – 6
Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SE Bay Blvd
Celebrating 35 years of unique Christmas crafts on the Oregon Coast. All items homemade and juried. Includes homemade jam, candles, cookies, bread — all freshly baked! Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliqued sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, aprons, tea towels, photography, Santas, angels, snowmen and ornaments galore!
They will also be raffling off two baskets filled with items that members have made as a way to give back to the community. This year’s raffle proceeds will go to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter Medical Fund to give animals a second chance by receiving important veterinary care.
5pm – 7pm
Take a trip down to the Bayfront and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the Lighted Boat Parade.
20th Annual Festival of Trees
December 9 – 13
11am – 10pm
Center for Health Education, 930 SW Abbey St.
Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment.
This year, the Festival theme is “New Beginnings.” Together, they hope to raise funds to purchase automated mannequins that will enhance the staff’s ability to care for infants and toddlers. This state-of-the-art equipment allows clinical staff to practice critical skills needed to diagnose and treat pediatric patients.
Holiday Spectacular! Newport Symphony with 2 Great Choirs
December 12, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
December 13, all day
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Dr.
The local Central Coast Chorale joins the Corvallis Repertory Singers to perform well known and surprising carols with a small ensemble of NSO orchestra musicians under the baton of Steven Zielke. Works include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Exaltate Jubilate, and more contemporary composer Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family together to celebrate the season.
Lincoln City Outlets
Enjoy the comfort food of the Oregon Coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest. Best Chowder competition, local beers and wines, live music, hands-on activities and a Native American Heritage Celebration presented by Chinook Winds!
“I Hate Hamlet”
NOV 12 – 14
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy 101
NOV 14 – 15
Lincoln City Outlets
Event features “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines, live music, kids’ activities and a Native American Celebration presented by Chinook Winds!
Restoration Pow Wow
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 NW 44th Street
Come celebrate the 38th anniversary of the restoration of official Tribal Status for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. There will be jewelry, beadwork and other items for sale throughout the day and dancing will begin with a grand entry at 6 PM.
10 AM – 3 PM
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101
All items in this indoor market are handmade or homegrown by the seller.
Aeolus String Quartet
Chapel at Camp Winema, three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101
The Neskowin Chamber Music season continues with a performance from this young group, whose members have won praise for their “high-octane” performances and “smoothly meshed technique.”
The Pelican Pub & Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
Learn about bat ecology and research underway into the 15 species of bats found in Oregon, while enjoying a pint or two. The speaker is Gregory C. Reed of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort Convention Center
1 – 6 PM
Featuring live cooking demonstrations, a judged Chef’s Competition, People’s Choice Awards, traditional native music, vendor booths, and free samples of delicious tribally prepared dishes inspired by thousands of years of tradition.
Tree Lighting With Santa
12 noon – 7 PM
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Events include artisan vendors, ornament-making, a cake walk, complimentary refreshments and the arrival of Santa Claus!
Not Quite 11th Hour Santa Sale
NOV 27 – 28
Friday, noon – 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Shop for handmade gifts and goodies for the holiday season.
So, if you’re ready to have a great time this Fall without spending all your hard-earned cash, check out some (or all) of these wonderful events as soon as they roll around!