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.


January 2019

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

Valentine’s Day

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.

MAY  2019

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

Teams work during last year’s 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


A weekend  filled with art gallery events, receptions and special guest artists and live music, hosted by the more than a dozen Cannon Beach Art Galleries. 

WOW! Cannon Beach  –  NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

A weekend filled with events, classes, shopping discounts and fun! For more details, visit WOW! on Facebook.


Haystack Holidays 

The holidays come alive in Cannon Beach with lots of special events to make your season merry and bright!


Live Theater: Annie 

This beloved production has been entertaining audiences for generations. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242

NOVEMBER 29, 2019

Mimosa Madness 

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.


Holiday Wreath Making 11 am to 3pm

Get creative in the Chamber office with an instructor, supplies and refreshments.

Haystack Holidays  on Facebook  

DECEMBER 2-13 15, 2019

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.


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 7, 2019

Holiday Wreath Making 11 am to 3pm

Get creative in the Chamber office with an instructor, supplies and refreshments.

DECEMBER 7, 2019

Lamp Lighting Ceremony  

This beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition kicks off the season at 4 pm, Saturday in Sandpiper Square.

Holiday Lights, Tolovana Inn

DECEMBER 14, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

The Fireside Social Orchestra

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Finish 2019 with some fun at the Coaster Theatre! The Fireside Social Orchestra specializes in music from the 19th century, featuring period instruments and voices. For details and tickets, call 503 436-2623.


Winter Whale Watch Week 

Typically the last week of the year.  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!