Cannon Beach Events

  • May 05

    Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

    Location: see description | Start Date: 05/05/2017 | End Date: 05/07/2017
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 5:00 pm

    The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 5, 6 & 7, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveilings, demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

  • Jun 16

    Cannon Beach Annual Sandcastle Contest

    Location: see description | Start Date: 06/16/2017 | End Date: 06/18/2017
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    Cannon Beach will host its 53rd annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 17, 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.

    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.


  • Jul 04

    Annual Fourth of July Parade

    Location: Downtown to Midtown | Start Date: 07/04/2017 | End Date:
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    Come enjoy the festivites and annual parade for the 4th as a participant or spectator. 

  • Sep 08

    Cannon Beach Cottage Tours - 14th Annual!

    Location: | Start Date: 09/08/2017 | End Date: 09/10/2017
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    The 2017 Cottage & Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2016.

    It's hard to believe that it's time for another tour. Plans are still in the works, but this is what we have so far. Spoiler! You'll need your walking shoes! This year, we will be enjoying a taste of what Tolovana has to offer. Whether you're a self-proclaimed history hound, architectural enthusiast, DIY fan, or just coastally curious, you will enjoy this event. Be a part of the Tour that Sunset Magazine calls the "best autumn event" in Cannon Beach and supports us! For the past twelve years, we have opened the doors of over 150 homes, cottages, and lodges. Over the years these locations have been featured in Oregon Home Magazine, the Oregonian, and more.

    The weekend-long series of events include concerts, a wine tasting, a luncheon and lecture, and English style garden tea, and a tour of historic cottages, well-manicured gardens, grand beach homes, and lodges.

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    TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON JULY 1, 2017. The proceeds of this event allows the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum to continue operating as a donation based museum. It also allows the Museum to continue offering a free lecture series and field trip program, as well as a seasonal acoustic series. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Museum's online gift shop or by phone at 503-436-9301.