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.

Cannon Beach Special Events


Live Theater: Fit to Kill Winter

A comedy noir that tells of infidelity and murder, with dark humor and multiplying plot twists. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242

Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 14,
Tolovana Inn offers special Valentine’s Day packages to make your visit even more memorable.


The World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series: Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Whale Ecology to Inform Conservation is presented by Leigh Torres, Assistant professor at Oregon State University. This free library lecture series is held from 7-830pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock

MARCH 7-11

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.








The World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series: Axial Seamount

This free lecture, “Axial Seamount: The Most Active Volcano in the Pacific Northwest” is presented by Dr. Bill Chadwick, research professor at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock


Live Theater: Noise Off

A farce about putting on a farce, provides comedic insight in the onstage and backstage challenges of opening a show. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242

MARCH 23-31  Spring Whale Watch  

Spot Gray Whales on their migration north along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 







MARCH 24  

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.







APRIL 11-22

Twelve Days of Earth Day

Educational programs and event in celebration of Earth, water and air. Various Locations 503.436.0249


The World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series: Life on the Coastal Edge

“Life in the Coastal Edge ” is presented by Katie Volke, Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy. This free lecture is from 7-8:30pm. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock

MAY 3-6

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

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 4-27

Live Theater: The Odd Couple

A Neil Simon comedy where two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, live together despite their differences. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242

MAY 17-20

7th Annual Git Lit at the Beach

Celebrating the mutual love of books, this is a gathering for readers and aspiring writers. Various locations 206.914.1255

JUNE 7-10

54th 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

JUNE 21-24

10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival

Artists create works of art outdoors throughout town and on the beach while galleries host receptions and exhibits. Various Locations


Live Theater: Baskerville

This whimsical spin on a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery makes for a murderously funny adventure. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242


Live Theater: The Musical

A hilarious satire of musical theater, one story becomes five delightful musicals. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242

Independence Day Parade

July 4
11am in downtown Cannon Beach

There are few things better than celebrating America’s Independence day with a good, old-fashioned small- town parade.  Join the fun on Saturday, July 4 in Cannon Beach—either cheering from the curb or marching along the parade being or


June-September Sunday Concerts in the par

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


Live Theater: Deathtrap

This killer comedy is about a Broadway playwright that puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student’s script. Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242


Annual Fall Festival


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 2-4

Stormy Weather Art Festival

For over 30 years, the first weekend of November has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular annual events! The event still focuses on a wide range of visual and performing arts, offering the opportunity to meet artists and discuss their work, listen to local musicians, take in gallery events and experience why Cannon Beach has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”  This year’s line up includes concerts by Curtis Salgado and Lloyd Jones.

Curtis Salgado









Haystack Holidays 

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


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


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.


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.


Lamp Lighting Ceremony  

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

Holiday Lights, Tolovana Inn











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.


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.  



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 Coast Theater.










Winter Whale Watch

Spot Gray Whales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304