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Summer Activities to Do on The North Coast

May 2, 2021

If you are planning a trip to Manzanita Beach this summer be sure to check out some of these great events and activities going on in the area. From fun in the sand building sandcastles to celebrating the birth of our great nation, there is always something fun and exciting going on on the North Coast.

Nehalem Bay Crab Derby

June 4th, 2022 - 12:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Kelly’s Brighton Marina

Come and join us Saturday June 4th for the 15th annual Nehalem Bay Crab Derby! $10 per ticket will get you entered in to try and catch the $1000 crab :) Many great raffle prizes, games and vendors make this the perfect fun family-friendly event to attend! And Free Fishing Weekend means no license required to crab.

Photo credit: Kelly’s Brighton Marina

Port of Garibaldi Night Market

 June 30, July 21, August 11 and September 1

Location: Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

The Port of Garibaldi holds a monthly Night Market May-September from 4-8pm. Family and pet-friendly free event. Outdoor games, the market will feature local vendors selling their wares, everything from homemade soaps to fresh off the dock seafood. We will have local food vendors serving up their cuisine and live music so make sure to bring your whole family and have a good time. We will have door prizes at each market that you can participate in at no additional cost.

July 4th Manzanita Parade

July 4th, 2022

Location: Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

Family-friendly parade down Laneda Ave. More information coming soon!

58th Annual Sandcastle Contest

June 10-12, 2022

Location: Cannon Beach

The Sandcastle Contest is one of the Oregon Coasts' biggest events! The annual event has been held since 1964 and attracts people from all over. Teams create and build extravagant sandcastle displays for a chance to win cash prizes. This year, the Sandcastle Contest starts at 2:00 PM and judging begins at 7:00 PM. 

Tillamook County Fair

August 10-13, 2022

Country nights and carnival lights! Good food, Legendary Pig N’ Ford Races, Horse Races, Demolition Derby, Live music and more!


Find Your Manzanita Vacation Rental

Now that you know all of our top recommendations for a summer on the Oregon Coast, it’s time to find a vacation rental to call your home away from home. Find homes in destinations like Manzanita and Neahkahnie. Whether you prefer a homes with an ocean view or a pet-friendly rentals, we cannot wait to host you at one of our Oregon Coast vacation rentals. There’s no better time to start making memories in Manzanita!


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