Cannon Beach Events

  • Nov 02

    Stormy Weather Arts Festival

    Location: | Start Date: 11/02/2018 | End Date: 11/04/2018
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    The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of the Cannon Beach’s most popular events for over a quarter century and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception, the first weekend in November has been a celebration of the arts in Cannon Beach, where you can immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community. As in the beginning, 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.”


  • Nov 09

    Haystack Holidays

    Location: | Start Date: 11/09/2018 | End Date: 12/26/2018
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    Beginning in November, Cannon Beach plays host to Haystack Holidays, a series of holiday events designed to put the fun back into the holiday season. Some Haystack Holidays highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach’s refreshing alternative to the craziness of Black Friday; a long time local tradition, the downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony; and a special holiday concert. Cannon Beach offers the perfect holiday shopping season getaway with the picturesque village lit up festively and shops and galleries offering unique gift opportunities. Of course, when your shopping is done, you can enjoy the spectacular Oregon Coast during a season like no other.

    Haystack Holidays 2018 Events

    Cannon Beach is offering can’t miss events to make your holiday season merry and bright, come celebrate with us!


    WOW! Cannon Beach  –  Friday, November 9th – Sunday, November 11th

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


    The Wizard of Oz  –  Weekends, November 16th – December 23rd

    Coaster Theatre will feature performances based on the beloved MGM classic film that has been entertaining audiences for generations. Purchase tickets online or call the Coaster Theatre for more information at (503) 436-1242.


    Mimosa Madness  –  Friday, November 23rd

    A shopping extravaganza! Refreshments and deals can be found in participating shops and boutiques around town from 8am until 11am. For more information, visit Mimosa Madness on Facebook                                                                                                       


    Holiday Wreath Making  –  Saturday, November 24th & Saturday, December 1st

    Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11am until 3pm. This wreath making event comes with an instructor, refreshments and holiday music!


    Cannon Beach in Lights & ‘Name That Tune’ Window Display Contest – November 26th to December 14th

    Visit participating retailers and submit correct ‘Name That Tune’ playing cards for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. Holiday lights voting can be submitted online or in person at the Chamber. Voting is open until December 14th and awards will be announced at the Coaster Theatre performance on December 15th.


    Cannon Beach Chorus 30th Anniversary Holiday Concerts  –  November 30th, December 1st & 2nd

    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.


    Cannon Beach Library Holiday Tea  –  Saturday, December 1st  

    Cozy up at the Cannon Beach Library from 1pm until 4pm and enjoy home baked cookies, tea and cider. During this event, they will draw the winner of their annual Quilt Drawing; you do not have to be present to win. Find more details about this free event online or by calling (503) 436-1391.


    Lamp Lighting Ceremony  –  Saturday, December 1st

    Join us in Sandpiper Square for this beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition at 4pm. All are welcome and you'll find treats and refreshments after the ceremony. For more information, call (503) 436-2618.


    Pictures with Santa  –  Saturday, December 8th

    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. For more information, call (503) 436-2623.


    Holiday Foods Around the World  –  Wednesday, December 26th – Saturday, December 29th

    Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting traditions from different countries and cultures. For details, call (503) 436-2623.


    Winter Holiday Concert with The Trail Band - Wednesday, December 26th

    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. For more details and tickets, call (503) 436-2623.


  • Mar 07

    Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival

    Location: | Start Date: 03/07/2019 | End Date: 03/10/2019
    Start Time: 8:00am | End Time: All Day

    The Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a series of six unique wine tasting experiences March 7-10, 2019, including the opportunity to taste some of the top award-winning wines from recent wine competitions paired with chef-designed appetizers. Our Wine Walk on Saturday features over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. In addition to ticketed festival events, the towns restaurants, galleries and shops feature a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and other events.


  • Jun 08

    Cannon Beach Annual Sandcastle Contest

    Location: see description | Start Date: 06/08/2019 | End Date: 06/10/2018
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    Cannon Beach will host its 55th annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 8, 2019, the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in Cannon Beach. Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the event. The Masters division teams compete for cash prizes and construct large, elaborate creations often utilizing construction forms similar to those used for pouring concrete in order to accomplish their monumental size. Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy.

    Weekend activities include a Friday night parade, Saturday night beach bonfire with live music and Sunday morning 5K fun run and walk. Scheduled judging times vary depending on the tide, which will also determine how long the sculptures last.

    In 2014, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest was recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, making it one of just 11 events statewide to achieve such a designation. An Oregon Heritage Tradition is an event with broad public appeal, with at least 50 years of continuous operation and that contributes to the identity of the state.

    Make lodging reservations early for this popular weekend as hotels typically sell out all rooms in advance. Day-trippers should plan on arriving early. The Sandcastle Contest is the only day of the year when the beach is used for parking to accommodate the large crowds. To register your team or watch an Oregon Field Guide video about the Sandcastle Contest, see the helpful links below. For additional information contact the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce at (503) 436-2623.


  • Jul 04

    Annual Fourth of July Parade

    Location: Downtown to Midtown | Start Date: 07/04/2019 | End Date: 07/27/2018
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    Come enjoy the festivites and annual parade for the 4th as a participant or spectator.