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Published every two weeks by locals, Tom and Cat Mauldin, the award-winning Cannon Beach 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. For a taste of current news, go to the Gazette Page. For the complete story, pick up your own copy available for 50 cents throughout town.
Published monthly in Cannon Beach since 1992 by editor Billy L. Hults, the Upper Left Edge is distributed free of charge at various locations from Washington State to Washington, D.C. Calling itself "A small paper for a small planet", the Upper Left Edge has a look and feel all its own - laced with Billy's favorite quotations and loaded with Sally Lacaff's original pen and ink illustrations and unique advertising artwork. Read it at the Upper Left Edge Web site or pick up a copy around town.
For a comprehensive guide to Cannon Beach, pick up a free copy of Cannon Beach Magazine. Produced by Coast Graphic Arts 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 most Cannon Beach artists. Many of the articles are reproduced on the Chamber's web site.
The Pelican Post - from Oysterville to Neskowin - is published six times a year 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 email@example.com
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!
Concerts in the Park - Sponsored by the Cannon Beach Arts Association, this outdoor summer concert program is in its 14th season. The free concerts are held at the bandshell in the downtown city park at Second and Spruce Streets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a music-filled afternoon in the park. See schedule.
We are privileged in the Northwest to have a richness of artists, musicians, writers, environmentalists, and gardeners. Come to Haystack this summer , where Cannon Beach provides a beautiful natural environment for Portland State University's ensemble of weekend and weeklong workshops. The program takes its name from Haystack Rock, the natural beauty of which served as the original inspiration for the program. Come and join us for a piece of that inspiration this summer. July 10 - August 11. Visit www.haystack.pdx.edu for further information about classes and public events. Or stop by the the Chamber for a 2000 Haystack Program brochure.
Stormy Weather Arts Festival - First Weekend of November (3rd to 5th)- is Cannon Beach's 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.
Wreath Making, Parade, Lamplighting , Pictures with Santa, Card Making, Carolers, Wine Tasting, Child's Play, Family Sing A Long, and live at the renowned Coaster Theater - Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Go to the Chamber page for more information.
Puffin Kite Festival - April 27 - 28th, 2001
37th Annual Sand Castle Contest - June 9, 2001. 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. The building is followed by live music and a prize drawing in the downtown park. Volunteers are always welcome. Click for photos of the 2000 and 1999 events. For more information and to register go to the Chamber page.
4th of July Parade - July 4, 11 am.
A fun, small-town, everybody-get-in-on-the-act parade celebrating America. Pre-register on the day of the parade at the Legion Hall from 9:30 to 10:45. The parade forms at Spruce and Monroe Streets and travels north on Spruce to 3rd, then south on Hemlock to 1st. Join in.
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