Each year in February, Fort George Brewery celebrates the darkest of beers – ever-lovely stout – with a festival of darkness: there are some 60 specialty stouts available for tasting, plus live music, fire dancers, …
The self-proclaimed 'Kite Capital of the World,' Lincoln City hosts two kite festivals in June and October. Enormous kites – some over 100ft in length – take off to twist and dive in the ocean breezes.
Cannon Beach's largest festival, Sandcastle Day (held in June, dates depend on tides), has teams competing for originality and execution in sand sculpture.
On the fourth weekend in August, the Hood to Coast Relay jams the main road between Portland and Seaside and packs out the town.
This festival attracts creative folks from the fishing industry who come together to share their songs, stories and poetry.
If you're here on the second weekend in August, check out the largest amateur beach-volleyball tournament in the world.
The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is one of the coast's premier events, held in the last weekend in February.
Have a fun time checking out amazing sand sculptures at this competition – or even participate yourself!
Astoria's biggest annual event brings 200 wine and seafood vendors together the 3rd weekend in April.