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Published every two weeks by locals, Tom and Cat Mauldin, the award-winning Cannon Beach Gazette keeps its readers abreast of what is happening in and around Cannon Beach. All content is produced by the Gazette staff and local contributors. Nothing is pulled off the news wires. Pick up a copy for 50 cents throughout town.
For a comprehensive guide to Cannon Beach, pick up a free copy of Cannon Beach Magazine. Now produced by the Pelican Post and published each year in January by the Chamber, Cannon Beach Magazine is a great companion and resource for visitors and locals. This glossy publication highlights the art of Cannon Beach artists. Many of the articles are reproduced on the Chamber's web site.
The Pelican Post - from Oysterville to Neskowin - is published quarterly by editor Gary Hayes and is also distributed around town free of charge. It is a stapled, tabloid-size visitor's guide to southwest Washington and the north Oregon coast, with attractive photography and interesting articles featuring seasonal attractions and entertainment. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cannon Beach in the Movies
Ask Me No Questions (2001, TV)
Free Willy (1993)
Point Break (1991)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
The Goonies (1985)
What a great program this is! Cannon Beach provides a beautiful natural setting for Portland State University's annual ensemble of weekend and weeklong summer workshops. This year's offerings include classes in visual arts, music, writing and gardening as well as a children's book conference. Readings, concerts, lectures, panel discussions and other special evening events throughout the month complete the program. University credit is available for many of the classes. The program runs July 11-August 8, 2003 and evening events are free and open to the public. Visit www.haystack.pdx.edu for further information about classes and public events or call 503-725-4186 or 800-547-8887, ext 4186.
Summer is an event in nature's air-conditioned Cannon Beach. It's a hubbub of people-watching espresso-drinking vacationers strolling down lushly landscaped Hemlock Street in and out of people, shops and galleries in search of nothing, but usually finding something just the same. Meeting and greeting old and new friends, they pause for lunch - taking in a slice of gourmet pizza, a croissant deli sandwich, a salad, or bowl of chowder with fish & chips. Then down to the beach before a mid afternoon visit to the ice cream and candy store - all the while exposing film to capture the perfect vacation forever. Welcome to Cannon Beach!
Live Theater - Year-round at the Coaster Theater. Celebrating 31 years as one of the finest theatres in the Northwest, the Coaster Theater has consistently moved and entertained audiences with the charm and challenge of stage plays, concerts and art shows. For a complete schedule see the Coaster's Events page.
Concerts in the Park - Sponsored by the Cannon Beach Arts Association, this outdoor summer concert program is in its 17th season. Three concerts (all free) are scheduled for this summer - starting on the 4th of July at 1 pm with the Northcoast Symphonic Band. The other two concerts will be held Sunday Aug 17th and Sunday Aug 31st also at the bandshell in the downtown city park at Second and Spruce Streets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a music-filled afternoon in the park. Schedule.
Stormy Weather Arts Festival, the first full weekend of November, is Cannon Beach's fall celebration of the arts. Cannon Beach, home to many galleries and artists, comes alive with creativity. The galleries, shops, restaurants and motels all get in on the act - featuring musicians, artists, performances, and exhibits throughout town. Go to the Chamber page for more information.
Haystack Holidays - Thanksgiving thru New Years. Experience the Holidays, Cannon Beach Style. If you are from a metropolitan area, you know how frustrating it can be going out during the holiday season - always too many people and not enough parking. Avoid the hurried, harried city pace and come to Cannon Beach to enjoy relaxed, quality shopping, seasonal events, live theater, and fine restaurants surrounded by the beauty and charm of Cannon Beach, the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range.
Lamplighting, Christmas Tea and Fashion Show, Wreath Making, Pictures with Santa, Card Making, Carolers, Child's Play, and live at the renowned Coaster Theater - "The Holiday Play" by Jerry Railton.
Go to the Chamber page for more information.
Puffin Kite Festival - Friday-Sunday - April 23th-25th, 2004
Featuring weenie roast, face painting, kite demonstrations & contests, raffle, kid's games & workshops. On the beach north of Haystack Rock. Sponsored by Surfsand Resort.
Spring Unveiling of art in Cannon Beach - the first weekend in May. Local galleries host numerous local, national and international artists, featuring new works and demonstrations specially created for the occasion. On Saturday evening, galleries hold artists receptions with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. This will be the third annual event. Make plans now to join in this Spring celebration of art. [more]
40th Annual Sand Castle Contest - June 5, 2004. Fun for the whole family. It's hard to tell whether the participants or spectators enjoy this event more. It all begins just after the morning high tide, and ends about 12 hours later as the next high tide reclaims the beach. Anyone can participate. The emphasis is on fun. Make your lodging reservations now and plan to be on the beach early to join in the excitement. Building begins around 9 am with final judging around 2 pm. Volunteers are always welcome. Click for photos of the 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999 events. For more information and to register online go to the Chamber page.
Independence Day Parade
July 4, 11 am.
A fun, small-town, everybody-get-in-on-the-act parade celebrating America. Weather permitting, this years parade will begin with a flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard. Pre-register on the day of the parade at the Legion Hall (1216 S Hemlock) from 8:30a to 10:45a. The parade forms at Spruce and Monroe Streets and travels north on Spruce to 3rd, then south on Hemlock back to the Legion Hall where there will be an open house for veterans. Join in. Call the Legion at 436-2973 for more info. Photos
Morning After Beach Clean-Up
July 5th, 9 am to 1 pm.
Sponsored by the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, this is your chance to do your part in keeping our beaches clean. Register and drop off debris collected from the beach at 1) Tolovana Wayside. 2)The beach access by the Wayfarer Restaurant. 3) Next to the Chamber at 2nd and Spruce Streets. Join in - feel the Oregon spirit!
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