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  1. Don’t-Miss Spring Events

    Posted by OCVA / February 28, 2020

    Hello, blue skies, warmer temps and rain-kissed trails! Springtime is a time of renewal and celebration on the Coast, so grab your kites and your boots, and get ready for your next getaway. Here are some favorite springtime events in March, April and May to build your trip around.

  2. Your Central Oregon Coast Camping Adventures Await

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    The kids are back in school and the weather is mild with a crispness just starting to creep into the air, which makes autumn the perfect time to snag a primo campsite on the Coast. Just a few-hour drive from Portland, the Willamette Valley or Southern Oregon, the Central Coast is a lovely spot to make your camping homebase, with a bounty of adventures that…

  3. Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival Returns to Florence

    Posted by OCVA / March 21, 2018

    Seven national-caliber jazz acts will complement 12 Oregon wineries and an invitational juried art show and sale, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ’18. The two-day event takes place at the Florence Events Center from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Pre-event tickets are $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday,…

  4. Take Care of the Coast at the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, March 24

    Posted by OCVA / February 16, 2018

    Portland, Ore., February 6, 2018 – Kick off the spring season with SOLVE on Saturday, March 24! Oregonians will mobilize along the entire Oregon coast to remove tens of thousands of pounds of litter and marine debris washed in from winter storms. Presented by AAA Oregon, the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup welcomes families, schools, business groups, and volunteers of all ages to join together in…

  5. Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, February 22-25

    Posted by OCVA / February 16, 2018

    (Newport, Oregon) – The largest winter festival of the Oregon coast returns February 22 – 25 with the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, happening in the South Beach area of Yaquina Bay. The central coast town swells with nearly 25,000 attendees during these four days while the festival injects two million dollars into the local economy. Beyond that, it’s the main fundraiser for a variety…

  6. Annual Dungeness Crab & Wooden Boat Show Means Food and Fun on the Coast April 21-22, 2018

    Posted by OCVA / December 4, 2017

    Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boast at the world’s smallest harbor on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden. Thousands of pounds of delicious whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection in front of Depoe…

  7. Crab harvesting closure extended on Oregon coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 24, 2017

    The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the immediate closure of recreational and commercial crabbing from the north jetty of the Coquille River, which includes the bay in Bandon, to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties. The recreational crabbing season in the ocean closed coast-wide on…

  8. October in Brookings is perfect for a ‘second summer’ coastal getaway

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    Don’t pack away your flip flops just yet, it’s still summer in Brookings (well second summer, anyway.) Folks in other areas may be pulling snow shovels out of their sheds, but here on the coast, where the smoke has cleared, October is the perfect time and weather to enjoy quiet walks on vast beaches, marvel at breathtaking ocean vistas, or splash in the still warm…

  9. Savor the Salmon! Annual Outdoor Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay on Saturday Sept. 16

    Posted by OCVA / August 9, 2017

    The smell of salmon fillets roasting over a crackling wood fire pit will fill the air in Depoe Bay this coming Saturday, September 16, at the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake.  The Salmon Bake is renowned as the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration, drawing salmon lovers from throughout the state to enjoy both food and fun. This year the feast will take place on Saturday, Sept.…