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3339 S. Hemlock
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Oceanfront. 142 rooms & suites - fireplace, balcony, kitchen, coffee & morning news
1400 S Hemlock
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Downtown, upstairs studio. Nightly/Weekly. Smoke & Pet-free. Block to beach. Wireless.
231 N Hemlock
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Published every other Friday, the Cannon Beach Gazette keeps its readers abreast of what is happening in and around Cannon Beach. All content is produced by the Gazette staff and local contributors. Nothing is pulled off the news wires. Pick up a free copy throughout town.

The Coast Explorer Magazine - from Oysterville to Neskowin - is published quarterly by editor Gary Hayes and is also distributed around town free of charge. It is a glossy magazine-format visitor's guide to southwest Washington and the north Oregon coast, with attractive photography and interesting articles featuring seasonal attractions and entertainment. Send email to editor@coastexplorermagazine.com

For a comprehensive guide to Cannon Beach, pick up a free copy of Cannon Beach Magazine throughout town. Produced by Explorer Media Group and published each year in February by the Chamber, Cannon Beach Magazine is a great companion and resource for visitors and locals. This glossy publication highlights the art of Cannon Beach artists. View the Cannon Beach Magazine online .

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Cannon Beach in the Movies
Ask Me No Questions (2001, TV)
Free Willy (1993)
Point Break (1991)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
The Goonies (1985)
Hysterical (1983)

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Nov 4-6, 2016) is Cannon Beach's fall celebration of the arts. Cannon Beach, home to many galleries and artists, comes alive with creativity. The galleries, shops, restaurants and motels all get in on the act - featuring musicians, artists, performances, and exhibits throughout the weekend. Friday night's Art In Action event is for art lovers. See artists create and demonstate. Food, drink and original art created before your eyes by well known local and regional artists is an irresistable draw. Tickets sold only in advance. To purchase call 503-436-2623. Galleries and shops pour it on all day Saturday capped off with refreshments beginning in the late afternoon. Saturday evening at the Coaster Theatre is the Spotlight Concert Event. Event photos. For info, call the Chamber at 503-436-2623 or go to the website.

Live Theater - Year-round at the Coaster Theatre. Celebrating 35 years as one of the finest theaters in the Northwest, the Coaster Theatre has consistently moved and entertained audiences with the charm and challenge of stage plays, concerts and art shows. For a complete schedule see the Coaster's page.

Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery - The Cannon Beach Arts Association supports, funds, and enhances the arts and artists in Cannon Beach and the region through education, events, and exhibits. Nine shows are scheduled for the gallery in 2016. For the current schedule and info see Cannon Beach Arts Association.

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Women Only Weekend WOW - Nov 11-13, 2016. A fabulous pre-holiday shopping event. Cannon Beach rolls out the red carpet for women. A weekend getaway of pampering, shopping and camaraderie surrounded by the beauty and awe of the mountains, the beach and the ocean - an irresistible combination. See updates on Facebook or call 888-777-4047.

Haystack Holidays - Thanksgiving thru New Years. Experience the Holidays, Cannon Beach Style. If you are from a metropolitan area, you know how frustrating it can be going out during the holiday season - always too many people and not enough parking. Avoid the hurried, harried city pace and come to beautifully decorated Cannon Beach to enjoy relaxed, quality shops, galleries, seasonal events, live theater, and fine restaurants surrounded by the beauty and charm of Cannon Beach, the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range. Events include Lamplighting, Library Tea and Cider, Wreath Making, Family Fun Camp and mid November to Christmas, live at the renowned Coaster Theatre - "their Holiday production!"

Cannon Beach Yoga Festival - Feb 24-26, 2017 The 7th annual yoga festival will host an esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments, art and lectures. In the 2016 event, participants had the opportunity to choose workshops with Yoga Masters. And to enjoy the hospitality and beauty of the Oregon Coast. Weekend pass included 10 hours of workshops, Morning Meditation, Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address, Bollywood Dance Party, and Closing Ceremony for $375. Plus optional workshops like Yoga Figure Drawing and Imagination Yoga for Kids (free). Space is limited. See the event website at www.cannonbeachyogafestival.com.

Savor Cannon Beach - Wine and Culinary Festival. March 9-12, 2017. A four-day celebration of great Northwest wine & regional cuisine. Wine tastings, wine dinners and a wine walk. Event info at Savor Cannon Beach. This event is built around the Wine Walk - see next item in this list.

Winter Wine Walk - Saturday March 11, 2017 from 1-5pm all over town. Taste wines from nearly 40 Norhtwest wineries at galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Info at Savor Cannon Beach

Earth Day Celebration April, 2017. Earth Day feels right at home in Cannon Beach - where the forested mountains meet the sandy beach and the expansive sea. Witness the return of the tufted puffins. Experience sea bird spotting, song bird walk, parade, hiking the Cannon Beach Trail, wetlands walk & Ecola Creek Reserve walk. Hear speakers and much more. Website at twelvedaysofearthday.com

Get Lit at the Beach - A Gathering for Readers - May 19-21, 2017. Tolovana Arts Colony hosts NY Times bestselling authors over three days in a variety of settings, at different venues in Cannon Beach. Activities include a Friday evening Meet the Author's Reception, Author Talks and Book Signings on Saturday, followed by a Buffet Dinner with a featured speaker Saturday evening, and closing with a Sunday morning moderated Q & A panel with the authors. This unique experience combines a variety of genres - fantasy, literary arts, crime/mystery, and romance, great food and drink, and all for $85. Books sales and signing are offered throughout the event. Email tolovanaartscolony@gmail.com. Event details at www.tolovanaartscolony.org

Spring Unveiling of Art in Cannon Beach - First weekend in May 5-7. 2017 - 17th Annual event. Local galleries host local, national and international artists, featuring new works and demonstrations specially created for the occasion. On Saturday evening, galleries hold artists receptions with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Make plans now to join in this Spring celebration of art. [more]

Cannon Beach Farmer's Market - Tuesdays Mid June thru Sept from 1pm to 5pm for music and prepared food, 2-5 for the farmers. A wide variety of fresh local produce, herbs and hand crafted food products offered up in the Midtown parking lot by Haystack Rock. A Restaurant of the Week offers prepared food to eat on the spot. For more info visit CannonBeachMarket.org

53st. Annual Sand Castle Contest - Saturday, June 17, 2017. Fun for the whole family. It's hard to tell whether the participants or spectators enjoy this event more. It all begins soon after the morning high tide, and ends about 12 hours later as the next high tide reclaims the beach. The emphasis is on fun. To register contact chamber@cannonbeach.org . Make your lodging reservations now and plan to be on the beach early to join in the excitement. The layout crew begins at daybreak. Sculpting begins around 800 am with judging around 12pm. Overnight high tide is at 320 am with the next high at 445 pm. All cars must be off the beach by around 2 pm. Volunteers are always welcome. Click for more info and photos of past events.

Summer is an event in nature's air-conditioned Cannon Beach. It's a hubbub of people-watching espresso-drinking vacationers strolling down lushly landscaped Hemlock Street in and out of people, shops and galleries in search of nothing, but usually finding something just the same. Meeting and greeting old and new friends, they pause for lunch - taking in a slice of gourmet pizza, a croissant deli sandwich, a salad, or bowl of chowder with fish & chips. Then down to the beach before a mid afternoon visit to the ice cream and candy store, capped off with a fine dining experience and a sunset stroll - and all the while the shutters are clicking in hopes of capturing the perfect vacation forever. Welcome to Cannon Beach .. George Vetter

Cannon Beach Putz - June 2017. A fun and imaginative 12 hole putting course throughout Cannon Beach. Holes are sponsored, designed, and built by Cannon Beach merchants. Sign in booth located at Sandpiper Square, across from the CB Post Office. Course times: 1:00PM-5:00PM. Last tee off at 5:00PM. For more info visit Tolovana Arts Colony

Plein Air & More - June 23-25, 2017. Throughout the weekend, artists will demonstrate how to paint, sculpt and photograph Cannon Beach, showing the town and coastline through their eyes. Artists will be at work outdoors from 11am to 4pm. Once completed, works are taken to the gallery representing the artist where they are available for purchase. See Event photos at Plein Air & More

Book Sale - July 3-5, 2017, 2-6 p.m. at Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock 503-436-1391. FOURTH OF JULY BOOK SALE - Thousands of used books on sale, most priced from 5 cents to $5, at the Cannon Beach Library, between Mariner Market and US Bank. Sponsored by the nonprofit, volunteer-staffed library to help cover library operations. Books are sorted by topics, displays will be restocked as needed, bargain bags on last day.

Independence Day Parade - July 4, 2017, 11 am. A fun, small-town, everybody-get-in-on-the-act parade celebrating America. Pre-register on the day of the parade at the Legion Hall (1216 S Hemlock) from 9am to 11am. Sorry, no political entries. This year's parade marshall is still to be announced. At 11am the parade forms at Spruce and Monroe Streets and travels north on Spruce to 3rd (Duane Johnson Real Estate corner), then south on Hemlock back to the Legion Hall where there will be an open house for veterans. Call the Legion at 436-2973 or Nancy Teagle 436-0424 for more info. See Parade and Fire Dancer Photos

Cottage Tour, September 9-11 2016. (13th Annual) Presented by the Cannon Beach Historical Society. The tour showcases vintage cottages, beautiful gardens, and dream homes, offering tour participants an opportunity to see the architecture and craftsmanship that sets life on the coast apart. This multi-day event begins with an exclusive concert and reception on Friday, September 9. There a luncheon & lecture at noon on Saturday at the Tolovana Inn. Participants tour homes in the Tolovana area from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday. Following the tour, attendees are invited to a concert and reception at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Take off your walking shoes and slip on your dancing shoes for the Saturday night concert featuring Maggie & the Cats. Local libations will be flowing thanks to the Nehalem Bay Winery and Fort George Brewery. This event is included in the cost of your home tour ticket. The final event of the weekend is an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn on Sunday, September 11. Tickets are available on the Museum's website. Contact the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum Elaine Murdy, Executive Director 503-436-9301 for ticket information and details.

Dog Show on the Beach - Annual event in mid-October at Surfsand Resort (October 15, 2016). A community event open to all dog lovers and guaranteed to make you smile. From the surf rider event to the barking contest, it's a fun day on the beach that benefits the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. 9a registration. Show runs 10am-230pm. Over 20 canine categories. Hot Dog Roast. call Surfsand 800-457-6100 for details. Pedigree is not the point, it’s a fun day on the beach with your pooch.

Sunsets in Cannon Beach are a sight to behold. [more]
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