Cannon Beach Events

For all of the events in Cannon Beach and the surrounding area, be sure to check out the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce!

  • Jun 13

    Cannon Beach Annual Sandcastle Contest

    Location: see description | Start Date: 06/13/2020 | End Date: 06/13/2020
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    Cannon Beach will host its 56th annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, June 13, 2020.


    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 or follow the link below!


  • Jun 16

    Cannon Beach Farmer's Market

    Location: | Start Date: 06/16/2020 | End Date: 09/29/2020
    Start Time: 2:00 pm | End Time: 5:00pm

    Held on Tuesdays at the Gower Street Parking lot off Hemlock in mid-town.


    Opens at 1:00pm with music and prepared food.

    Other vendors open by 2:00pm, market closes at 5:00pm.

    More information can be found here -->

  • Jul 04

    Annual Fourth of July Parade

    Location: Downtown to Midtown | Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
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    Come enjoy the festivites and annual parade for the 4th as a participant or spectator!

    Cannon Beach's late morning parade usually starts around 11am. Stop by the American Legion across the street from the midtown parking lot starting at 9am to register ($5 fee) and gear up for the parade with face painting and patriotic hats. 

  • Sep 11

    17th Annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

    Location: | Start Date: 09/11/2020 | End Date: 09/13/2020
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    The Cottage & Garden Tour is the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's annual fundraiser.  Tour historic cottages and enchanting gardens.

     For information and tickets, click the link!

  • Sep 18

    Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

    Location: | Start Date: 09/18/2020 | End Date: 09/20/2020
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    New to our festival line-up, the Earth & Ocean Arts Festival shwocases the artistic inspirations that raise awareness of the pristine coastal region through an appreciation of the arts. A Cannon Beach Gallery Group Event.  

    Click the link for more information!

  • Nov 06

    Stormy Weather Arts Festival

    Location: | Start Date: 11/06/2020 | End Date: 11/08/2020
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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.”


    Save the date for now and check the link below for more details and tickets as we get closer!


  • Nov 07

    Haystack Holidays

    Location: | Start Date: 11/07/2020 | End Date: 12/26/2020
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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.


    Traditional events have included wreath making, Holiday Tea at the library, pictures with Santa and more!

    Click the link below as we get closer to the holiday season for a schedue of events!