Fall Brings New Events on the North Coast

By Cheri Brubaker | Saturday, September 28, 2019

The changing seasons comes with exciting, new happenings and fun places to discover on the North Coast! The crowds are gone, and there is an activity or attraction to appeal to everyone. Pack up the car, and head to your favorite spot on the coast for a weekend filled with whatever you're into. 

Photo Credits to Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Maybe you're all about relaxing. The Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa in Astoria will provide you a room with a balcony and a view of the river, Cape Disappointment lighthouse or a glimpse of Washington on the other side of the water. Each room is equipped with a fireplace, so you'll stay warm and cozy while checking out all the action happening on the water. The full-service spa onsite will pamper you, and you can take advantage of their Finnish sauna.


Photo Credits to The Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa

While in Astoria, be sure to visit the Astoria Sunday Market as there are only two more opportunities to do so this season! The lively market spans several blocks downtown where you'll find many vendors offering delicious food, lovely flowers, music, art, crafts and more.

October on the Long Beach Peninsula means Seafood Sunday starts this weekend at the Port of Ilwaco! From the ocean to the table, you can't get much fresher than the seafood available on at the port from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays in October. In addition to seafood, you'll find artists as well as other local fare. Certainly worth the trip to this historic port village on the Columbia River, this is a free, family-friendly event. Check out more information about the Port of Ilwaco.

Photo Credits to the Port of Ilwaco

Because free is always the right price, don't forget about free movies at the Neptune Theatre in Long Beach. On Saturday choose between October Sky or Philadelphia Story at 11 a.m. Find all movie showtimes here.

It's been established that there are few better places to fly a kite than the North Oregon Coast. So, of course, kite fliers from around the world will gather at the Seaside Convention Center for the American Kite Flyers Convention. The convention runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Monday, October 7, through Friday, October 11. It's interesting to note that the American Kite Flyers Association is the largest association of its kind in the world, with thousands of members from 25 countries.

The 2019 People's Coast Summit takes place Old Mill RV Park and Event Center on Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi. Hosted by the Oregon Coast Visitor's Association, this annual end-of-season event is specifically for those in hospitality on the coast. Connect with other industry professionals in workshops, over meals and while enjoying entertainment. The event starts Monday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, October 8, at 12:30 p.m. You'll find complete information here.

Enjoy food, a farmers market and children's activities at the Lower Nehalem Community Trust's 17th Annual Harvest Festival at Alder Creek Farm in Tillamook County. Featuring live music by Rhythm Method Oregon, the shenanigans start at noon and run until 4 p.m. at Lower Nehalem Community Trust. Shuttle service is available. The suggested donation of $5 supports the trust's mission to conserve land in the Nehalem region. More details here.

Visit our restaurant guide to find the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner as you discover this area. For more things to do on the North Coast this week, view our Daytime and Nightlife calendars. Drive safely, and have fun!

About the Author Cheri Brubaker
Cheri Brubaker is a writer living on the Oregon Coast. She enjoys sharing her favorite places to dine, hike, shop and explore this beautiful, rugged place she is so fortunate to call home. Join Cheri as she guides you along Oregon's spectacular North Coast.