Dec 24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Yachats
5pm- Yachats Baptist Church 7pm - Yachats Community Presbyterian Church 11pm Candlelight Service with communion - Yachats Community Presbyterian Church
Dec 26-31 WINTER WHALE WATCHING WEEK Yachats
Escape the valley fog! Experience a cool, clear wintery coast day while seeking a glimpse of gray whales that are passing the Oregon coast on their southward migration from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. It is the perfect place to view these great mammals, remaining warm and dry even if the weather changes to wetter conditions. 11:30am - 1:30 pm The visitor center has expansive, ocean facing windows and is perched 100 feet above sea level, providing a great viewing angle. Programs are scheduled for Whale Watch Week which runs December 26 through 31. Winter Whale Watch Week highlights these whales as they migrate south toward their breeding and calving lagoons.
Jan 1 ANNUAL YACHATS PEACE HIKE
Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button. In the event of heavy rain or wind, a shorter hike on an alternative route will take place. Dress for changeable weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring walking sticks if you have them. The hike will be on both paved and narrow dirt trail surfaces with some stairs and moderate inclines. 10am-1pm
Jan 17 & 18 13TH ANNUAL WINTER FOLK FESTIVAL Florence
Top folk performers from across the U.S. Free "Kid Koncerts", arts & crafts, food, and pie-baking contest
Jan 17 & 18 4th ANNUAL YACHATS AGATE FESTIVAL
The village gem invites you to the 4th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend will feature spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. Presented by Planet Yachats and sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. Please stay posted FMI. For a peak at the 2014 festival, see Media Release.
Jan 31 ANNUAL YACHATS LIONS CLUB CRAB FEED
All you can eat crab, cole slaw, baked beans, coffee or soda. Tickets $35
Feb 7 4th ANNUAL FLORENCE CRAB CRACK
Fresh crab, pasta, coleslaw, French bread, ice cream, soda & coffee. No-host bar available. Silent Auction. 4pm-7pm.
Feb 13 3RD ANNUAL LITTLE SWEETHEARTS' VALENTINE'S DANCE Yachats
Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, or any couple young and old. 7pm. Sponsored by YFAP.
Feb 14-17 MARDI GRAS IN YACHATS
Mardi Gras celebration in Yachats kiscks off Saturday with gumbo and other New Orleans style food at village eateries. Stay posted for information on music, Fat Tuesday specials,and more.
Feb 19-22 38th ANNUAL NEWPORT SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. The 2015 festival will be packed with all of the fun, food and wine you've come to know and love at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!
May 15 EUGENE SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT FLORENCE
"Orchestra Showcase" at 7 pm features musical selections from Barber, Haydn and Strauss featuring cellist Anne Ridlington.