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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!

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

April 3rd - 26th
@ Newport Peforming Arts Center

Event Description:

Red Octopus Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, April 3rd - 26th, 2015, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

One of Shakespeare's wildest and most madcap comedies! Bianca, the desirable younger daughter of the very wealthy Baptista Minola, is Padua's most eligible bachelorette. But there's a problem. Baptista won't let anyone marry Bianca until her sharp-tongued older sister, Kate, is married off. Two of Bianca's suitors hatch a plan to persuade a friend to woo and wed the wild Kate. Meanwhile Bianca's suitors disguise themselves as her tutors to gain access to her, while one of their servants disguises himself as his master to arrange a match with Bianca's mother.

Easter Egg Hunt in Yaquina Bay State Park

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, April 4
@ Yaquina Bay State Park
9am - 10am
Organization Newport Lions Club
Admission: FREE

Event Description: The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 4th at the Yaquina Bay State Park. The Newport Lions Club will hide 200 pounds of candy and the Newport Eagles will hide 200 dozen colored hard boil eggs. Both Clubs will also have some hidden plastic eggs that will entitle the finder to a prize.

There will be three separate areas, organized by age. Ages 2 to 5 will be near the play ground. Ages 6 to 8 will be near the Fisherman's Memorial Sanctuary. Ages 9 to 11 will be near the Yaquina Bay Light House.

The park is located in Newport at the North end of Yaquina Bay Near the outlet to the Pacific Ocean and near the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Rain or shine, we will start promptly at 9am. Arrive well before the start time, generally everything will have been collected within 15 min. Make sure you bring a basket or bag to collect your treasures.

Banquet & Balloon Auction

Banquet & Balloon Auction: Masquerade on Bourbon Street

Sat, April 4
@ Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

Event Description:

With over 250 Chamber Members attending this event, it's a great opportunity to advertise your business. At the same time, it's a way to treat yourself, your employees & friends to an evening filled with fun. You will be served a fabulous dinner and have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of silent auction and live auction items that include vacation packages, tickets to sporting events, golf vacations and much, much more.

Marine Science Day

Marine Science Day at the Hatfield Marine Science Center

Sat, April 11, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
@ OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

Event Description: Help us celebrate 50 years as OSU's marine lab at our annual open house! Come experience the research, education, and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine lab unique in the Pacific Northwest.

Free admission. No tickets required. Donations appreciated. FMI: 541-867-0234

Newport Paper Arts Festival at the Newport Visual Arts Center

Newport Paper Arts Festival at the Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
April 17 - 19
all day event
Fees/Admission: See registration sheet for workshop fees

Event Description: Now entering its 20th year, the annual Newport Paper Arts Festival features three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, all at the Newport Visual Arts Center. It's usually accompanied by an exhibition and sale of work by the instructors at the festival. - See more.

Loyalty Days Parade

59th Annual Newport Loyalty Day & Sea Fair Festival

April 30-May 3
More info: 541-961-1042

Event Description: We invite you to join with us April 30- May 3rd, 2015 in celebrating the 59th annual Newport Loyalty Day & Sea Fair Festival. Originally started in the late 1930's to boost tourism with a free Crab dinner, the festival has evolved to include our traditional hometown parade, the queen's coronation, Davis Show Carnival, Vietnam Veterans remembrances with the annual Memorial reading of the Names, and numerous other activities hosted throughout the city by our businesses and nonprofits alike.

beach bash

Beach Bash

May 9th
6pm - 10pm
@ Embarcadero Resort
Organization: CASA of Lincoln County

Event Description: Annual fund raising event to benefit CASA of Lincoln County - Dinner, music, silent & live auctions. Many of our supporters regularly wear tropical "beach-themed" attire. It is a fun time for a serious issue. Our mission is to speak for the best interests of abused an neglected children in court.

Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K (& Kids' Dash)

Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K (& Kids' Dash)

Saturday, May 16th
Time: 8am - 12:00pm
5k Start: 8:00 AM
Kids Dash Start: Approx. 8:40 AM
@ the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Event Description: Come for a race, stay for an aquarium adventure! Every participant in the 3rd Annual Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k and Kids Dash will not only take part in a fun race, they will receive free entry to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for the rest of the day and a race medal to show off their accomplishment!

This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and includes running through the Aquarium to the finish line. This event is perfect for the speedy, the slow and everyone in between. The Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k seeks to promote healthy lifestyles on the coast and proceeds will benefit animal care programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

The Kids Dash is a fun way to get kids ages 2-9 involved in their first race too, teaching them about fitness and giving them a chance to cross a real finish line. This closed course is perfect for your little athlete.

Winners Announced: 9:15 AM

Oregon Coast Agate Club's GEM & MINERAL SHOW

Oregon Coast Agate Club's 52nd Annual GEM & MINERAL SHOW - "Rock'n the Coast"

Saturday, June 6th from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, June 7th from 10am to 4pm
Organization: Oregon Coast Agate Club
Where: National Guard Armory
Address: 541 SW Coast Hwy

Event Description:

Door Prizes, Raffle, Displays and Silent Auction

Admission: Adults $2, Children 12 and under are FREE. Active individuals in uniforms with ID get free admission.

More info at or on Facebook: Oregon Coast Agate Club

Newport Celtic Festival

CHA's 5th Annual Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Fri-Sun, June 12-14
Organization: Celtic Heritage Alliance (CHA)
@ Lincoln County Fairgrounds
633 NE 3rd St

Event Description:

Organized by the Celtic Heritage Alliance, the Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games is one of many year-round events which support its ongoing mission to promote and preserve Celtic culture on the Oregon coast.

Each summer, visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest flock to Newport, Oregon to join in this celebration of Celtic culture which spans the seven Celtic nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland & Wales.

For more information call 541-574-9366 or email

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. Live Webcam
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