Newport Oregon Events
What's happening in Newport the Central Oregon Coast
Historic Nye Beach Mystery Weekend
March 10-11, 2012
Visit Nye Beach for its TENTH Mystery Weekend! This Family Event begins Saturday morning when sleuths purchase mystery packets for $10 each.
Blessing of the Fleet
March 17, 2012
The Blessing of the Fleet began as an old world Sicilian custom emphasizing faith and perseverance - qualities that have long fueled those who go to sea to earn their living.
Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftan Return to Newport
May 16-28 2012
Tall, rigged ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit the Port of Newport from May 16th through May 28th.
Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest
May 18-20 2012
Rogue Headquarters at South Beach
The largest dog-friendly beer festival in the world benefits Oregon Humane Societies and other dog charities.
The festival was created in memory of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier's faithful companion Brewer, who passed away on May 20th 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of chairman of Rogue Ales. The dog-friendly festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 30+ microbreweries, live music, doggy musical chairs, dog wash, dog dancing and celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benjy, and of course, Brewer).
June 2, 2012
Register now--marathon is limited to 800 registrants.
Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games
June 8-10, 2012
The event raises the bar with more to see, do and experience, including year-round events put on by the Celtic Heritage Alliance whose members organized family (and dog) friendly events.
Clambake and Seafood BBQ and Pet Parade
July 7, 2012
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m,
NW Beach Drive at the Nye Beach Turnaround
Family fun beachfront festival. Food, music, artisans, pet and children's parade, kids activities, horse drawn wagon rides. Free admission. Free parking. Family and pet friendly event.
Yaquina Bay 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2012
9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Watch the sky light up over Yaquina Bay. Show up early for the best views--5,000 people typically view the fireworks from the bayfront and surrounding areas.
Oregon Lighthouse Month
Throughout August, Oregon Lighthouses are celebrating all along the coast ! Visit the two Newport Lighthouses: Yaquina Head Lighthouse (the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast) and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (the 2nd oldest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, and is said to be haunted !) for month-long celebrations, events and festivities.
Quilts by the Sea
August 3-4, 2012
Newport Recreation Center
225 SE Avery St.
More than 200 quilts on display, charity small quilt auction, children's activity corner, demonstrations, scissor sharpening, vendors, boutique, door prizes and refreshments.
Oregon's Glass Pumpkin Patch
September 4, 2012
Newport Armory North Parking Lot
541 SW Coast Hwy
Come join us for Oregon's Glass Pumpkin Patch. We will be featuring approximately 1,000 glass pumpkins in a variety of sizes, colors and prices. Each unique pumpkin will be signed by the artist. The first 25 customers on Saturday morning will be entered into a drawing for a one of a kind glass vase.
Newport Wild Seafood Weekend and Cook-off
September 8-9, 2012
Port Dock 7, Historic Bayfront
Celebrate the Northwest's vital, wild-caught seafood industry and the men and women who make it thrive. This event includes the Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-off on Saturday--admission is $20 and includes fabulous seafood. Twenty teams will battle for the $1,000 culinary award and the honorary title of "Best at the Bay." Sunday's events include a Wild Seafood Auction, where the public will be able to connect with fishermen and processors and bid on seafood. A public market will be open on Saturday and Sunday with vendors selling art, clothing, food, and, of course, fresh, wild-caught fish.
Newport Jazz Festival
October 5-7, 2012
Newport Performing Arts Center.
Join us for a weekend of jazz and fun at the beautiful Oregon coast! Check the website for ticket details.