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See also: The Newport Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events for a complete listing of events in Newport.

2015 Events

Newport Farmers' Market

Newport Farmers Market

Open 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

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.
Due to limited seating, reservations suggested 24-hours in advance.
Private parties are available upon request.
Or, order savory and dessert items to take home for your own event!

Newport Symphony Orchestra

Newport Symphony Orchestra: With 3 Leg Torso

July 3rd, 7:30pm
@ The Performing Arts Center

Event Description:
With Adam Flatt, Conductor.
3 Leg Torso has excited audiences in person and with its musical scores over nearly 20 years. Join us for a fun, high energy evening with NSO on July 3rd.

Newport Symphony Orchestra

Newport Symphony Spectacular! Free Fourth of July concert

July 4th, 4pm
@ Newport Intermediate School

Event Description:
With Adam Flatt, Conductor.
Join in the Coast's largest live music event of the year !


3rd Annual Rock White and Blue Music Festival

July 4th
2:00pm until fireworks at 10:00pm
Where: Intersection of Bay Blvd and Fall St on the Newport Bayfront

Event Description: The Newport 4th of July Rock White and Blue Music festival is coming into it's 3rd year. Started by local musician/singer Steve Mason from the Newport based band Bucket List. The festival provides visitors and locals with 8 continuous hours of music, 6-8 bands comprising 40 or so musicians & technicians, on Newport's Historic Bay Front leading up to the City's fireworks display. Music ranges from folk to blues to reggae to classic rock. Outdoor event.

This year's lineup:
Luv Gunn - Blues
The Purple Cats - Blue
Revolution West Coast - Modern/Hard Rock
Revolving Door - Classic Rock
Unplugged - Acoustic Classic Rock


4th of July Fireworks over Yaquina Bay

July 4th
9:00pm - 10:30pm
Where: Yaquina Bay

Event Description: Yaquina Bay hosts one of the largest fireworks shows on the central Oregon coast.

4th of July fireworks over Yaquina Bay begin at dusk. View the fireworks from all over town - beaches, nearby hills, and all around the bay. Many of Newport's boat charter services will offer bay trips during the fireworks celebration.

For more information please call 541-265-8801.

Salmon Enchanted Evening

Salmon Enchanted Evening

July 4
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Oregon Salmon Commission/Port of Newport
At Port of Newport (across from Hatfield Marine Science Center)
2000 Marine Science Drive

Event Description: The Oregon Salmon Commission and the Port of Newport will be presenting Salmon Enchanted Evening, a salute to Oregon wild-caught salmon! The highlight will be a gourmet evening of amazing Oregon wild Salmon created dishes, fabulous sides and delightful wine from the Sokol Blosser Winery of Dayton, plus a very special dessert from the amazing My Petite Sweet Bakery of Lincoln City.. Chefs include Ralph Pesznecker of Timberline Lodge, Erol Kanmaz and Leslie Champion of Northwest Culinary Institute and local fishermen & award winning amateur chef Corey Rock.

Also scheduled will be a wonderful big band concert performed by the famed Lincoln Pops Big Band, a major classic car show featuring the American Street Masters and the Bay City Cruisers. And the grand finale, the best spot in Newport for viewing the awesome 4th of July fireworks!!!

Only 500 tickets will be sold for the 21 and over only awesome celebration! Tickets ($25) and more information available at:

Newport Symphony Orchestra

NSO Goes to the Movies: The Sequel with Edmund Stone

July 5th, 2pm
@ Newport Performing Arts Center

Event Description:
With Adam Flatt, Conductor.
Experience familiar movie music brought to life with Adam Flatt conducting the NSO with delightful narration by Edmund Stone of All Classical Radio's The Score.

Barrel to Key Relay

Barrel to Keg Race

July 18
7:00am - 5:00pm

Event Description: Sign up soon for the Barrel To Keg relay race on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. This "Race Against Poverty" starts at the Harris Bridge Vineyard west of Philomath and finishes at Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport. The route runs through 69 miles of some of the most beautiful back roads of the Oregon coast range. Anyone can run or walk this relay! Teams of two to seven people will run 69 miles or walk 35 miles. The entry fee is $55 per person. Don't worry if you don't have a team, we'll get you matched up! Solo ultra runners are welcome, too. Proceeds from the race benefit Community Services Consortium, a public nonprofit organization that has been helping the people of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties overcome poverty for over 30 years. Visit CSC at: Community Services Consortium.

Amazing Race

Newport Chamber Yo-Pro's:
5th Annual "Amazing Race"

Date: July 25, All Day
Place: Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St
@ 9am. Check in at 8am.
Organization: Newport Chamber of Commerce

Event Description: The Young Professionals AMAZING RACE is coming to Newport on Saturday, July 25. Starting and ending at the Newport Performing Arts Center, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues, finding locations, completing challenges and racing through Newport in order to cross the finish line. Teams can be made of 2 women, 2 men or co-ed and at least 15 years of age. This is an event for all physical ability levels! Registration will open in April. Please check back for more information or call 541-265-8801.

Food, music and prizes at the end of the race!

Contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce at: 541-265-8801.

Annual Quilts by the Sea Show

"Quilts by the Sea" 2015 Quilt Show

Friday, August 7 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, August 8 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Organization: Oregon Coast Quilters Guild
@ the Newport Recreation Center
225 SE Avery St, Newport

Event Description:

  • Over 300 quilts made by Coastal Quilters
  • 2015 Raffle Quilt - Postcards from the Coast
  • Numerous Unique Vendors
  • Demonstrations
  • Fabulous member botique with hand made items
  • Charity small quilt auction
  • Treasure hunt & more

Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Professional & Amateur Teams
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Culinary Student Teams
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge

Saturday - Aug 8 - 11am - 3pm
Sunday - Aug 9 - 11am - 2pm
Oregon Albacore Commission
South Side of Yaquina Bay Bridge @ the Port of Newport
2000 Marine Science Drive

Event Description: It's back for the 4th great year, the amazing Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge presented by the Oregon Albacore Commission and the Port of Newport! Over 30 teams will be competing for $3,700 in prize money and your admission allows you to sample all of their incredible tuna culinary creations. Plus sample delicious ales from the Pelican Brewery and enjoy a major classic car show featuring classics from the collection of the Bay City Cruisers and Rollin' Oldies.

Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student & $5 youth for Saturday's competition and are available online or at the door (if any remain). Tickets for Sunday's culinary student competition are $10 and available at the door only. Only 500 tickets will be available for each day. For information and Saturday advance tickets go to:

2013 Lincoln County Fair

2015 Lincoln County Fair

August 14, 15, 16
@ The Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Newport, Oregon

Event Description There will be a carnival, 4-H program, entertainment. Local fishermen and artists are also coming. Hosted by OSU Extension.

2013 Lincoln County Fair
At the Lincoln County Fair!!

See flyer.

Five Alarm Fun

August 15 - 16
@ The Lincoln County Fair
Place: The Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Contact: Bill Aumen, 750-715-7306

Event Description:

  • Fire Department Demonstrations
  • Fire Fighter Team Competitions
  • Family Team Competitions
  • Public Participation Activities
  • Kids Participation Activities

Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race

Buccaneer Rampage

Saturday, August 22 - 11am -4pm
Organization: City of Newport Parks and Recreation
Place: Newport Municipal Airport
135 SE 84th St

Event Description: tough enough to compete in the gnarliest mud/obstacle race on the Oregon Coast?

The Buccaneer Rampage will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Newport Oregon, and will feature a number of challenging obstacles spread out over a few miles of muddy, challenging terrain. Competitors will have to brave everything from flaming hurdles to mud crawls and rope walls. <

This event is organized by the City of Newport Parks and Recreation, and all proceeds from the event go to help the youth sports scholarship program. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in each group and the best pirate costume! <

For more info: call (541) 574-5453 or email Live Webcam
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