See also: The Newport Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events for a complete listing of events in Newport.
Newport Farmers MarketOpen Saturdays, year-round
Summer Market - outdoors (next to city hall) - 9 am to 1 pm
Winter Market - indoors (county fairgrounds exhibit hall) - 10 am - 2 pm
Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market. Saturday mornings you will find them busy setting up their tables with the season's best. Early in the season the tables are loaded with peas, lettuces, greens, radishes, new potatoes, and herbs. Later, the season brings varieties of berries, peppers, broccoli, peaches, pickling cucumbers, carrots, corn onions, squash, tomatoes, apples, and much more.
The Newport Farmers' Market has more than produce and garden blooms. You will find beautiful arts and crafts, unique services and fun events. Hand made soaps, knitted and felted hats, garden art, wooden planters, beautiful jewelry, tie dye clothing, photography, art glass, and much, much more. You can also get a massage and listen to great music! All of the handcrafted items at the Market are made by local artists. A fun place to shop for the perfect gift.
Traditional High Tea @ The Grand Victorian!!Friday, every week
Time 12:30pm - 5:30pm
@The Grand Victorian
105 NW Coast Street
Tickets: $15 per person
More information: 541-265-4490 and 800-784-9936
Event Description: High tea includes: a pot of tea, 4 savories, scones, Devonshire cream and 3 desserts.
Oregon Coast Aquarium's Annual "Sea of Lights"December 5-7, 20-21, and 27-28 (i.e., every Saturday and Sunday in December)
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
At the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Cost: $2 plus 2 non-perishable food items, pet food or new un-wrapped toy - or $8 without food. Sea of Lights will be open evenings until 8pm on the following dates: Dec 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29. Admission included with day ticket or $8 after 5pm.
Event Description: A celebration of the holiday season will be on show at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for Sea of Lights starting Friday, December 5, and then on every Saturday and Sunday in December.
'Pink Martini' Special Benefit ConcertTues, Dec 16 & 17 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
@ The Performing Arts Center
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Christmas Open HouseSaturday, Dec 20th
12pm - 4pm
Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses
@ Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Bay State Park
Event Description: Join the holiday festivities at the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Activities for kids, storytelling and music. Admission is free. Contact email@example.com or 541-574-3129 for more info.
Whale Watch Week - Winter MigrationSaturday, Dec 27, 2014 - Thurs, Jan 1, 2015 - all day, all week
Along the coast of Oregon
Event Description: Trained volunteers at 24 "Whale Spoken Here" sites help visitos spot gray whales during the winter migration.
Resolution Run & Polar Bear PlungeJanuary 3, 2015
Time 11am - 1pm
Organization: Coast Hills Events
@ Rogue Ales, 2122 SE Marine Science Dr
Event Description: Kickoff your New Year with us as we welcome 2015 with our Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge. Walk or run your first 5K of the year in beautiful South Beach starting & finishing at Rogue Brewery. For the thrill seekers, there's an optional plunge at the end of your run. This is not for the faint-hearted! Not feeling like running but still want to brave the water and take the plunge? The 200 meter dash + plunge is just for you!
7th Annual "Crab Krack"Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time 4pm - 7pm
@The Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn, 3019 N Coast Hwy
More information: 541-265-7509
Event Description: The seventh annual Crab Krack will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 18th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. This crustacean commemoration and feast raises funds for renovations at the Lincoln County Historical Society's Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.
CHA's 4th Annual Robert Burns SupperJanuary 24, 2015
6:00pm to 10:00pm
@Shilo Inn Ballroom, Newport
Event Description: Join the Celtic Heritage Alliance (CHA) as we celebrate Scotland's favorite poet in an evening of frivolity, honor and retrospect during our 4th annual Robert Burns Supper at the Shilo Inn Ballroom in Newport, Oregon.
24th Annual Chocolate ClassicsJanuary 24
7:00pm - 9:00pm
@ the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Organization: RSVP of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties
Fees/Admission: $35 each or $60 for two if purchased in advance.
Event Description: Chefs from up and down the Oregon Coast enter their best sweet or savory chocolate dish, to be judged by our esteemed panel of judges, and by YOU! You've never had a better reason to indulge! RSVP brings you the 24th Annual Chocolate Classics, the main annual fundraiser for the program helping seniors find volunteer opportunities and providing essential services to the seniors of Lincoln County. For $35 per person or $60 per couple (in advance), attendees get to sample all the chocolate they can eat along with milk, coffee, and a bar sponsored by Twisted Snout Brewery. Attendees also have the chance to bid on silent auction items, and participate in a costume contest. The theme of the event this year is "Peace, Love & Chocolate: The 1960's". Tickets available at the Oregon Coast Aquarium or online at www.rsvpoflbl.org. For more information, call (541) 574-2684.
38th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine FestivalFeb 19-22, 2015
Organization: Newport Chamber of Commerce
@2320 SE Marine Science Drive
The last weekend of every February, the central Oregon coast resort town of Newport, swells to well over 17,000 visitors coming to the Festival! for a weekend of wine, wonders in the culinary world, seafood and arts & crafts.
For more information: Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, call 1-800-COAST44 or go to www.seafoodandwine.com
Sixth Annual BejeweledSaturday, March 28, 2015
Newport Shilo Inn
9:00am - 4:00pm
Food Share of Lincoln County
Contact: 541-265-8578 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Description: The ultimate in recycled jewelry sales. Over 5,000 donated items of vintage, fine, ethnic, costume, everyday and artisan jewelry. Most pieces one of a kind. Boutique and bargain all at fantastic prices.
A fundraiser for Food Share of Lincoln County. 541-265-8578