Ongoing Coastal Activities

Heceta Head Lightstation Tours

Daily, 11:00am-3:00pm

“Free docent led tours at Heceta Head Lightstation (circa 1894) LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 11am-3pm daily thru year LIGHTKEEPER’S HOUSE TOURS: 11am-3pm Sat/Sun thru Sept Tours may be made by appointment throughout the rest of fall, winter, spring. Usual Annual Schedule: Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Heceta Head Lightstation is 14 miles south of Yachats on US 101. $5/vehicle/day use fee or valid OSP parking pass or Oregon Coast Passport”

Newport Kayak Tours with the Oregon Boating Foundation

Tuesday-Sunday during the summer- 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm

“The perfect adventure for your family vacation at the Oregon Coast. Our guided kayak tours offer an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife, fishing community, and landmarks of Yaquina Bay and the Newport Bayfront. No experience is necessary. Available for ages 6 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult).

Community Happenings

Farmers Market in Newport, RI

20th annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

October 19-20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Join us for a weekend of cultivated exotic and wild forest mushrooms dishes, culinary markets, demonstrations, and an extraordinary opportunity to learn about mushrooms.”

Yachats Farmers Market

October 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

“The Yachats Farmers Market provides an ongoing source of fresh, locally grown and organic produce, local artisan foods products, and locally made natural crafts. Held Sundays, 9am-2pm, May 12 thru October 20, on W. 4th Street off Hwy 101. After the market, stroll through town and visit our eclectic shops and galleries.”

Crafts on the Coast Holidays Fair

November 2-3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Fine, fancy and fun. Seventy vendors with quality crafts, artwork and gourmet food products.”

Yachats Celtic Music Festival

November 8-10

“The Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns for its 19th year! This 3-day festival includes more than a dozen musical acts, workshops and presentations, dancing, jam sessions, food, and beer and whiskey tastings. Chi mi a dh’aithghearr sibh. See you soon…goin’ to be a whale of a time!”

7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium

November 21

“The Land-Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds. The event, free and open to all, is sponsored by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. CoastWatch, along with many other organizations engaged in monitoring and protecting the environment of the cape, its offshore marine reserve, and its surrounding forests and watersheds, participates each year.”

Yachats Winter Celebration

November 28

Stay posted for our calendar of events as the holidays near.

Yachats Ladies Club Christmas Bazaar & Saturday Luncheon

November 30- December 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Fri-Sat-Sun 10 am -3 pm Luncheon on Saturday 11 am – 2 pm Quality handcrafted items by Ladies Club Members and Saturday Luncheon with famous Ladies Club Pie and beverage option. Handcrafted items include knit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club Pies.”

Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House

December 7-8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“The Queen Ann style Keeper’s House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lightstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door – or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach.”

Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House

December 7-8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“The Queen Ann style Keeper’s House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lightstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door – or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach.”



* All Cape Perpetua Collaborative events are free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.