Lincoln City Oregon: May Events

Lincoln City Oregon Events

Lincoln City Oregon is a great place to visit in May. As the weather warms, there are more opportunities to explore the seashore, city, and surrounding area. Here is a just few things that might peak your interest this May.

Discover What’s Lurking in Tide Pools

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 8:30am

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 8:30am

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 9:30am

Tide pools abound along the Oregon Coast and offer a great way to learn about aquatic life. Each year, local experts put on tide pool clinics on the Lincoln City beach at the 15th Street access.

After a brief lecture of what you might find, you’ll head to several tide pools to discover what’s lurking there. You can pose questions to Fawn Custer, of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, or Athena Crichton, of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Common finds in the tide pools include mussels, sea urchins, starfish, and sea anemones, but you never know!

Come prepared- Oregon Coast weather can change in a flash. At the least, you’ll want rubber boots and gloves, a fold up rain jacket, and sunscreen. Children and animals are welcome, but you must tend to them at all times.

Beachcombing Treasures

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Check out a lecture on beachcombing at the Driftwood Public Library from our own Oregon beachcomber, Kay Myers. She’s published a pocket guide on exciting finds you might encounter on the Oregon Coast including petrified wood, fossils, and semi-precious stones. Once you know what to look for, head out the following day and see what you can discover and take home a souvenir.

Last Chance For A Glass Float Until Fall

Saturday, May 26, 2018 to Monday, May 28 – Anytime

Memorial Day weekend is your last chance to scour the beach for a handmade glass treasure you can keep. Organizers of the Finders Keepers program drop an extra 100 glass floats and one whopper to wind up the spring season.

Look for the floats on the public beach in Lincoln City, between Roads End and Siletz Bay. If you don’t come now, you’ll have to wait until the fall for another opportunity.

Start of Clamming Season

May 30, 2018 @ 10:00am

If you’ve always wanted to dig for clams, but don’t know how it’s time to take in a clamming clinic at the Driftwood Public. You’ll start with a 45 minute orientation to review the rules and regulations of clamming, how to identify clams and harvest them, and of course how to clean and cook these little morsels.

After the orientation, you’ll head to Siletz Bay to dig clams. Participants must be over 12- years old and everyone needs a shellfish license (you can buy one locally). You’ll also need a clam bag, shovel, gloves, and a bucket which you can either buy on-site or beforehand from local shops.

If you miss the May 30th event, there are 6 more clinics later in the year.

Take A Self-Guided Historical Tour


Lincoln City has an interesting history you might want to explore on a pleasant day. Download the guide from the link above and visit all or some of the 14 featured areas of the self-guided Heritage Tour. The tour takes between 2 and 3 hours, but its well-worth your time. You’ll not only get a glimpse of local history, but a great orientation of the area so you easily find your way around.