Lincoln City Oregon: Start Your Holiday Season

Lincoln City offers plenty to do, but especially with Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season close on its heels. Check out some of these events to do something unusual, get you in the spirit, or help you prepare for the coming festivities.

Lincoln City Holiday Season

Gift An Edible Goody

Nov. 17
Culinary Center – 4th floor, 801 SW Hwy 101
11:00 am – 2 pm

While you shouldn’t miss a stroll on one of Lincoln City’s expansive beaches, you may to try something more unconventional too. Why not take in a class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City and make a tasty holiday gift?

Choose and prepare a delightful culinary treat under the supervision of an amazing chef and instructor. Blackberry jam, special seasoning, homemade crackers, and chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are just a few of your choices. Come early for a light breakfast. Register to avoid disappointment.

Burn Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 22
Home Depot – 1000 Groveland Lane
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Instead of packing on the pounds, why not burn a bunch of calories beforehand? The inaugural Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Turkey Trot race is for everyone from 4 and up. Choose either or 5k or 10k course. Kids run on a fun course within a parking lot.

Participants are asked to bring canned goods for donation during the holiday season. You do need to pre-register as the race limit is 400 participants.

Lincoln City Gets Outside

Nov. 23 – Nov. 24
Various Oregon Locations

Opt Outside on Black Friday began as a marketing strategy, but it resonated with so many people it’s now embraced across the nation. It encourages people to skip the shopping and choose the outdoors instead.

As part of the program, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife offers free fishing, crabbing, and clamming anywhere along the Oregon Coast in open areas without a license. Just check their website for locations and enjoy!

Usher In The Holidays

Nov. 23
Lincoln City Cultural Center – 540 NE Highway 101
Noon – 7:00 pm

Yes, it’s that time of the year again and what better way to usher in the holidays than with Christmas lights, music, Santa, and goodies?

Carols and shopping start at noon, followed by a make-and-take ornament workshop for kids between 2pm and 5pm. At 5pm you’ll see the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony and listen to carols with the Sweet Adelines. Santa arrives at 5:30pm and cider, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies are available as long as they last.

Not Quite 11th Hour Santa Sale

Nov. 24
Lincoln City Cultural Center – 540 NE Highway 101
10 am – 4 pm

This free event offers the perfect opportunity to pick up unique handmade gifts or items to dress your home for the holidays. Choose from candles, glass treasures, textiles, jewelry, and more. Meet the artists and help the Cultural Center with their worthwhile endeavors.


Exploring the Oregon Coast has never been easier and more comfortable when you stay in one of our many oceanfront condos with high-end amenities in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay.

With easy access to Highway 101 and the entire Oregon Coast, why choose a cramped, over-priced hotel when you can relax in comfort affordably?

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.

7 Interesting 2017 Oregon Coast Events

Oregon Coast events are diverse and fun. Of course, there are whales, spectacular scenery, and panoramic views of the Pacific, but you’ll also find the unusual. You’ll discover Oregonians love art, culture, food, and healthy activities too. Here are a few worth checking out.

Sitka Centre Artists

Jan 7 & Jan 25

The Sitka Center hosts up to 20 residents annually of all levels, across the U.S., and from other countries too. Residents stay on campus for 3 1/2 months to push through creative boundaries and chase artistic pursuits. Sitka offers artists an opportunity to work undisturbed without the distractions of daily life.

On January 7th and January 25th, you can attend presentations from artists ending and beginning the program, view their work, and listen to what drives them to create. Nestled in the forest near the Cascade Head and Salmon River estuary, a visit to the centre refreshes and inspires. Admission is free.

Artistry In Wood Show & Sale

Jan 14-Jan 15

This 25-year old event features free woodcarving demos and lectures for adults and kids. It features woodcarving, intarsia (inlaid wood), wood turning, and more and admission is free. It’s hosted in the Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show

Jan 14-Jan 15

Oregon Coast events are for the entire family. Do you have a rock you can’t identify? Bring it to the Yachats Agate Festival and ask the Roc Doc. Learn about fossils in the area, and bring the kids – they can dig for agates in a sandbox and take them home. Don’t stay in crowded hotel room while you’re here. Stay in one of our Oregon beach rentals, use it has your home base, and then explore the area.


Feb 04

Oregon events are about music too. Support local musicians with this annual fundraiser in the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort. This year’s event features high energy 3 Leg Torso from Portland, a favorite world chamber music ensemble. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements. Funds go towards the Siletz Bay Musical Festival.

Florence Crab Crack

Feb 04

Oregon events are about food, food, food! It is crab season on the Oregon Coast, so why not enjoy fresh seafood and support local food pantries? Enjoy Oregon Coast crab along with pasta, coleslaw, garlic bread, sodas, coffee and dessert.

Antique Week

Feb 11-Feb 20

You may not think about Oregon as a typical place to find antique treasures – but it is! Lincoln City and the surrounding areas offer untapped reservoirs of old finds and plenty of shops to explore. Antique week offers an opportunity to peruse the shops using a map so you don’t miss out on anything.

Cannon Beach Yoga Festival

Feb 24-Feb 27

Oregon coast events are healthy. Visit Cannon Beach, home to the iconic Haystack Rock, and partake in a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, and festivities with world-class instructors. Choose one event, or buy a pass for the entire weekend.


Oregon Coast events are interesting, fun, and diverse. Stay in one of our Oregon beach rentals while you’re in the area instead of a stuffy hotel. They offer the comforts of home and affordability.

Oregon Coast Halloween Happenings

An Oregon Coast Halloween hops so be sure to get in on some of the fun if you’re in the area. There’s plenty of jack-o-lanterns, scary monsters, ghostly apparitions, and fun from one end of the coast to the other.

Nightmare Factory

Salem – October 28 – 31

This Oregon Coast Halloween haunted house has scared visitors for 27 years and they go all out. They use strobe lights, fog machines and staff in costumes for plenty of frights. If you want an even scarier adventure, try Pitch Black and navigate with just a glow stick. General admission is $15.

Scare-CROW Haunted Maze

Florence – October 28 – 31

This Oregon Coast Halloween attraction is not for the faint of heart or small children. The cash entry fee of $5 supports local youth theater. You’ll wind through the maze to find ghouls, monsters, and fiendish surprises. Prepare to be startled and have fun!

Annual Downtown Safe Trick or Treat

Coos Bay – October 29

Kids can treat or treat safely on the streets of downtown Coos Bay from 3pm on. Participating merchants display a giant pumpkin poster in their window, or pick up a list from the Coos Bay Fire Department.

Boo’s, Blues & Brews

Seaside – October 29

Get an early start in Seaside on the 29th with Boo’s, Blues & Brews, sponsored by the Seaside Downtown Development Association. Your spectacular costume and two cans of food are all you need to partake in the evening’s fun. Enjoy comedy and juggling while listening to live blues music, and stick around for the costume contest. Don’t miss the BBQ pulled pork dinner either!

Halloween Happenin’s

Seaside – October 28 – 31

This weekend of fun includes family activities throughout downtown Seaside. Kids can make crafts, get their face painted or choose an airbrush tattoo, or decorate a pumpkin. Listen to spooky tales or check out the aquatic touch tank. Bring along your pet and enter them in the costume contest and parade on the 30th. Don’t forget trick or treating on the 31st along with a children’s costume contest with prizes.

Black & Boo Ball

Lincoln City – October 29th

Oregon Coast Halloween includes a free costume party for adults at the Chinook Winds Convention Center in Lincoln City. It features prizes for costumes, a DJ from 9 PM – 1:30 AM, and a no-host bar.


Lincoln City – October 29

Lincoln city’s vintage movie theater presents an Alfred Hitchcock classic, Murder, on Saturday the 29th. This early Hitchcock thriller delves into a juror’s personal investigation into a murder after her friend’s conviction. This Halloween event is only $2.

Trick or Treat Off the Street

Lincoln City – October 31

If you have small children bring them to the Lincoln City Outlets between 5 and 7pm to treat or treat in a safe, central location. Participating merchants will be sure to delight the wee ones and you’ll save your feet.

Witches of Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay – October 31

Depoe Bay buzzes with life on Halloween night, particularly at the community center. There are games, food and fun and kids can trick or treat around town too.

Oregon Coast Offers Food, Fun, & Sun

August Events Keystone Vacation

The Oregon Coast offers an abundance of delights during the summer months. Since August offers the warmest weather, it’s one of the best times to visit seaside resorts, take in events, and sample regional food and drink. Of course, there’s plenty of family fun, particularly around Lincoln City and Newport at this time of the year.

The winding miles of shoreline with sandy beaches make Oregon the ideal place to host sandcastle competitions. On August 13th, visit the historic Taft District in Lincoln City for the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest.

If you’ve never been in a sandcastle contest, this is your chance to join in. You can show off your skill and creativity and try to capture an award, or just have some fun with family and friends. Anyone can participate, as long as register the day of the event.

Building a sandcastle is a simple process. You use sand, water, natural beach materials, hand tools, and forms. However, if you’re a person with a more competitive nature, you’ll need to come up with an inspiring design. Don’t worry – this competition is strictly for non-professionals, so everyone’s has an equal chance to win. It’s all about joining in on some play on one of the Oregon Coast’s most beautiful beaches.

August is also an excellent time to sample Oregon Coast food and drink. You can enjoy the Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge on August 13th in Newport and sample the amazing culinary creations of regional chefs. It’s the biggest Oregon Coast cook-off of the year and the event draws people from far and wide who fiercely compete for the $3,000 purse.

All entries feature fresh, seasonal tuna caught off the Newport docks. Both professional and amateurs prepare dozens of dishes on site. Watch them prepare their signature dishes and try a local craft beer or regional wine. You’ll have plenty of microbrews to choose from too as one of the sponsors is Rogue Ales & Spirits, famous in the area.

For those who want something a little more energetic, try the New Lincoln County Fair in Newport which runs August 19th through August 21st. Admission is free.

Shoot at a target and win a prize, or slam down a mallet to show off your strength. Everyone wants to hear that bell ding, but not everyone can do it. Nonetheless, it’s fun to try.

Of course, you’ll find the usual kiosks brimming with local food. Try a slice of homemade pie, a caramel apple, corn on the cob, or cotton candy. After your snack, take in professional bull riding, barrel races and bucking bronco rides. Kids can go on a free monster truck ride on Saturday too. There’s a bouncy castle for the wee ones and live music too.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Oregon Coast this August, stay with us. We offer well-appointed condos that make an ideal home base while you take in the fun. They’re perfect for families and singles and have all the comforts of home. Why stay in a stuffy hotel, when you can stretch out and enjoy views of the Pacific and sandy beaches at a very affordable price?

Birds, Beer & Treasure: 3 Unusual Oregon Coast Spring Activities

The Oregon Coast offers a variety of unusual spring activities sure to captivate and enchant. This year, partake in one of these three remarkable activities and uncover the flavor and diversity of west coast life.

April and May offer some of the best migratory bird watching you’ll see in North America. We’re not talking about a few feathered friends, but pods of pelicans, convocations of eagles, and volts of vultures. The entire coastline teems with a myriad of aviary amigos. During breeding season, they’re also sporting their most colorful plumage.

Birding is a combination of sleuthing, analytical skills, and intimate interaction with nature. You don’t need a license and you see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat. It’s the perfect activity to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours or even a weekend.

The Birding & Blues Festival in Pacific City is your go-to event if you want to learn about birding and birds. You can hook up with an experienced birder, watch presentations, or enjoy great blues music. You can also tour area capes, or venture out on a field or kayak trip. The festival runs April 29th through May 1st.

Later in May, bring your dog and venture into Newport for the 10th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest on May 21st. This dog-friendly event pays homage to the Rogue’s Brewery’s founding dog; Brewer. It’s the largest dog-beer festival in the world. Last year 3,200 people and 810 dogs attended.

You’re able to sample over 50 microbrews on tap and listen to live music, but your pooch never sit on the sidelines. This fun, interactive dog festival includes doggie musical chairs, dog dances, and your pooch can vie for top prize in the celebrity dog look-alike contest. No one can say the Oregon Coast is boring!

Did you know you can search for treasure on the Oregon Coast too? Florence is now part of the world geocaching network. If you don’t know what geocaching is, think treasure hunting using GPS. You set out to find a set of coordinates and hidden treasure. You never know what’s inside until you find it, and if you take something out you must leave something of greater value!

Geocaches vary from easy-to-find to complex, with clues or puzzles to solve to locate the treasure. In the Florence area, you could scale sand dunes, peer over ocean cliffs or wander down miles of sandy beaches pursuing the elusive geocache. You might ramble through Florence’s historic Old Town or explore a hidden trail around a coastal lake. Some geocaches are also underwater, so the diverse tidal pools along the coast are fair game too.

The Florence area has 36 caches, but you only need to find 24 to “officially” complete the tour. Beginner geocachers can visit the Adventure Center to garner tips and tricks for success.

When you’re in the area, you’ll want to stay in comfortable accommodations. We offer beachfront condos with all the amenities in nearby Depoe Bay. The Oregon Coast is your destination for remarkable spring adventures.

Thanksgiving Tradition #1 – Finders Keepers

Lincoln City, Finders Keepers

Since 1997, Finders Keepers has drawn tens of thousands of tourist to the beaches of Lincoln City in a quest to find glass floats hidden along the 7-1/2 miles of beach stretching from Siletz Bay to the Roads End area.  These glass floats were created by local and national artists and are individually numbered and signed.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, a special glass drop of 100 art pieces is set to occur starting November 27th. Guest staying in our Lincoln City vacation condos are ideally located near one of the convenient beach access points where the search for one of these brilliantly-colored glass floats can begin.

Some of the best spots to search are north of the access point towards Cascade Head.  Hand-crafted floats can be found between the tide line and the beach embankment.  Floats are often hidden behind or inside driftwood or in between the long shafts of brush grass that line the embankment.  Floats will never be found in or on the cliffs.

Whether or not you are able to find a glass float, the fun, and excitement of searching for and potentially finding one of these unique pieces of art has quickly become a tradition for many who visit the Oregon Coast and Lincoln City during the Thanksgiving holiday.

For more information about Finder Keepers and the artists who create the floats, please visit

Spring is in Full Bloom at the Oregon Coast!

Come celebrate spring on the Oregon Coast!

Take advantage of our great rates and beautiful units and while you are at the beach, take some time to relax, unwind and enjoy the Spring activities in full bloom.  Lincoln City is having its annual Community Days April 22-26th. There are activities to keep all ages entertained. Several of the activities are centrally located and within a short drive of our Lincoln City Vacation Rentals.

This Monday stop by the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis to enjoy a Former Sitka Center artist-in-residence, Annette Bauer, as she teams up with fellow Cirque du Soleil bandmate Joshua Geisler for a free concert of musical exploration. The concert starts at 6 pm and the address is 56605 Sitka Drive. For more information feel free to call them at 541-994-5485.

If you are staying in one of our Depoe Bay vacation rentals take a scenic drive to Newport on Thursday night for the “Anton in Show Business” featured at the Newport Performing Arts Center.


Lincoln City Kite Festival

Looking for fun things to do on the Oregon Coast this fall? Check out the annual fall Lincoln City Kite Festival on October 5-6.

Join the adult’s or kid’s kite making workshops (the kid’s workshop is free!), watch the big show kites, win raffle prizes, enjoy a parade and more.

Need a place to stay? Enjoy the Kite Festival along with the many amenities of our beautiful oceanfront condos in Lincoln City, OR.