Cannon Beach Events

  • May 04

    Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

    Location: see description | Start Date: 05/04/2018 | End Date: 05/06/2018
    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 4, 5 & 6, 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 10

    Cannon Beach Annual Sandcastle Contest

    Location: see description | Start Date: 06/10/2018 | End Date: 06/10/2018
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    Cannon Beach will host its 54th annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 10, 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.


  • Jun 22

    Plein Air and More

    Location: | Start Date: 06/22/2018 | End Date: 06/24/2018
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    Cannon Beach has not only been named “One of the Best Art Towns in America” , but National Geographic has also listed it as “One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World.” So…what more could you ask for if you’re a plein air artist? That’s why they continue to come from around the world to capture the unique elements of this landscape “in the open air”. To celebrate this challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 10th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will feature nearly 50 artists creating art on location throughout the town and on the beach. Galleries will also host receptions for their featured artists. During the week, leading up to the event, several nationally recognized artists will also be conducting workshops. 

  • Jul 04

    Annual Fourth of July Parade

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