Calendar of Events
Cannon Beach on the north Oregon coast offers a myriad of fun activities for families, couples and friends. You will always find exceptional restaurants, all kinds of shopping, art galleries, antiques, plus nearby golfing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, wildlife, iconic Haystack Rock and of course, miles of Oregon’s amazingly pristine beaches to explore.
There’s also a year’s worth of notable festivals and special events. Check here to see what’s going on and plan a visit to Tolovana Inn soon.
Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales all month long on their migration south along the Oregon Coast. Ecola State Park is one of many great spots for viewing.
January 19-21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Thursday, February 14, is Valentine’s Day. Tolovana Inn offers special Valentine’s Day packages to make your visit even more memorable. Check out our special packages here.
MARCH 7-10, 2019
Savor Cannon Beach
Festival events showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while Cannon Beach restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. Tolovana Inn – Call Now to reserve our Special VIP Package. Includes 2-night stay and Saturday Wine Walk.
MARCH 23-31, 2019
Spring Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration north along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the Oregon State Parks website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations and volunteer schedules.
MARCH 30, 2019
SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Oregon beaches get a much-needed spring cleaning. Join thousands of volunteers at this coast-wide coordinated event. Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571
Puffins Return to Haystack Rock
April – July
Capistrano may have its swallows, but Cannon Beach has its puffins. Each spring, puffins that have spent the last eight months floating and diving on the open seas of the Pacific Ocean return to Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock to lay eggs and raise their chicks.
Spring Unveiling Arts Festival dates tbd
An unparalleled experience for the art lover. Galleries throughout the town spotlight featured artists with demonstrations, receptions and special events. Local chefs and restaurants also participate, creating special art inspired menus. More information is available online. Various locations.
MAY 10-12, 2019
North Coast Culinary Festival
MAY 17-19, 2019
Fat Tire Bike Festival
Demos, fun ride and exhibitions. Check out the fun of riding Fat Tire bikes on the beach during a family-friendly weekend of special events, merged with local brews and tastings.
JUNE 8, 2019
55th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Watch amazing sand sculptures being built on the beach or join in the fun with divisions for masters, groups and children. See the website for a schedule of weekend events. Various Locations 503.436.2623
Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival, tbd
Artists create works of art outdoors throughout town and on the beach while galleries host receptions and exhibits. Various Locations
JULY 4, 2019 (Thursday)
Independence Day Parade
There are few things better than celebrating America’s Independence day with a good, old-fashioned small- town parade. Join the fun on Thursday, July 4 in Cannon Beach—either cheering from the curb or marching along the parade route. Starts at City Hall at 11 a.m.
June-September Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sunday afternoons in the Downtown City Park.
Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
Showcasing vintage cottages, beautiful gardens and dream homes. Various Locations 503.436.9301
Fall SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon’s beaches. SOLVE projects are community driven and focus on cleaning up and restoring natural areas and neighborhoods with hands-on work. Supplies and instructions are provided, and all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in. To volunteer, register and view a list of project sites, call or visit online. Registration will open in August of 2018. Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571
NOVEMBER HAYSTACK HOLIDAYS 2018
The holidays come alive in Cannon Beach with lots of special events to make your season merry and bright!
NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 23, 2018
Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Based on the classic film, this beloved tale has been entertaining audiences for generations. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
NOVEMBER 23, 2018
Holiday Shopping Cannon Beach-style. A laid-back approach from 8 to 11 AM with adult beverages and holiday tunes, around the town’s delightful boutiques and galleries.
NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2018
Holiday Wreath Making 11 am to 3pm
Get creative in the Chamber office with an instructor, supplies and refreshments.
NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 15, 2018
Cannon Beach in Lights & Name that Tune Contest
Visit participating retailers and submit correct ‘Name That Tune’ playing cards for a chance to win a holiday gift basket.
NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2018
Cannon Beach Chorus Concerts
Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Cannon Beach Chorus. Locations TBD. For more details, visit the Chorus online or call (503) 436-0378.
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Lamp Lighting Ceremony
This beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition kicks off the season at 4 pm, Saturday in Sandpiper Square.
DECEMBER 8, 2018
Pictures with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town. Come support the Cannon Beach Academy and get your picture with Santa at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1pm until 4pm.
DECEMBER 26-28, 2018
Holiday Foods Around the World
Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting traditions from different countries and cultures.
DECEMBER 26, 2018
Winter Holiday Concert with The Trail Band
Finish 2018 with some fun at the Coaster Theatre! The Trail Band is an 8-piece ensemble that creates an energetic blend of brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music featuring five great vocalists. The premiere historic music ensemble from the Northwest will kick off the evening performance at 7pm at the Coaster Theater.
DECEMBER 27-31, 2018
Winter Whale Watch Week
Spot Gray Whales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast. Volunteers at Ecola State Park will be on hand to provide information. Find out more here!