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Major Events

Save the dates! The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce produces four annual community events.

There are events in Astoria and Warrenton year-round ranging in live music and other stage performances to festivals that draw thousands of people, educational lecture series and poetry readings by fisherman. Visit our community events calendar for more activities.

Please be aware that COVID-19 guidelines continue to impact event planning and some events listed on this page may be modified or cancelled.

UnWined 2018 - Astoria Oregon

UnWined

Held annually in March, typically on the first Saturday.

Sip & savor award-winning wine during this event, which occurs immediately following the official wine competition for the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Every year, approximately 40 Oregon winemakers enter their wines in the competition, giving attendees more than 120 individual wines to review including whites, reds, roses, sparkling, fruits and more.

Tickets for this event go on sale in December, and are limited to 200 attendees. This is a 21 and older event. Attendees receive a souvenir UnWined glass, tasting tokens,

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

Held annually in April, on the last full weekend.

The communities of Astoria and Warrenton celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean at the annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries. About 16,000 people and 175 vendors attend the event each year.

Upcoming Event Dates: (last full weekend of April)
April 22-24, 2022
April 28-30, 2023
April 26-28, 2024

Visit AstoriaCrabFest.com for more information.

crab fest stage

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4

Fourth of July fun for the whole family in Astoria and Warrenton!

The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Hyak Tongue Point, Van Dusen Beverages and nearly 20 local corporate partners have come together to produce the annual 4th of July fireworks display. They will be shot from a barge in the river near downtown Astoria to provide many vantage points.

Enjoy old-fashioned family fun in Warrenton during the day with a parade, kid's activities and barbecue.

Don't miss out on the free concert by North Coast Symphonic Band at the Liberty Theatre, typically held on July 3.

Visit this page for more information.

Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk

Held annually in October, typically on the second Sunday. (It can vary as we schedule not to overlap with the Portland Marathon.)

Experience the glory of the Columbia River as you trek across the Astoria-Megler Bridge during this unique opportunity to walk/run across the bridge! This 10K offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one STEEP incline to the peak of the bridge. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.

Whether you're an experienced runner or looking for a family-friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K appeals to everyone. See you on the bridge!

Upcoming Event Dates:
October 10, 2021

Visit greatcolumbiacrossing.com for more information.

Great Columbia Crossing

Annual Events in Astoria and Warrenton

Many businesses and organizations host events in our area to honor our cultural heritage, as fundraisers for their mission, and to build community spirit. This list is meant to represent the ongoing major events that occur in or near Astoria and Warrenton. Contact the official organizer for more information through the links provided.

Events may be canceled or modified per COVID-19 guidelines.

This is just a sampling of our annual events. For a more robust list of area events great and small, including those listed here, check out our online event calendar.

Do you host an event? Add it to our event calendar using the public submission form or login to your member dashboard for more listing options.

Second Saturday Art Walk
Monthly

Check out the exhibit unveilings at participating galleries & retail locations who stay open later in downtown Astoria for this monthly event.

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
Monthly: September to May

This speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture.

Thursday Night Talks
Weekly: October to May

Hosted by Fort George Brewery (on facebook live in 2021), each week of the month brings a different topic series from their partner agencies:

 

    • Ales & Ideas - First Thursdays - Clatsop Community College
    • Nature Matters - Second Thursdays - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in partnership with North Coast Watershed Assoc.
    • Wit & Wisdom - Third Thursdays
    • Meat of the Matter - Fourth Thursdays - North Coast Food Web

Astoria Sunday Market
Weekly: May to October

Astoria Sunday Market, at the heart of Astoria's Downtown, combines fresh produce, local arts & crafts, food, music and more in a lively street market atmosphere beginning Mother’s Day each May and ending the second Sunday in October.

Seasonal Activities in our State and National Park
Year-round (events vary)

Enjoy a variety of seasonal activities like hikes led by park rangers, canoe trips, historical demonstrations and more at both Fort Stevens State Park and Lewis & Clark National Historical Park.

Check the calendar for Fort Clatsop, LCNHP here.

Check the calendar for Fort Stevens State Park here.

 

Annual Crab Feed
January *

Date depends on commercial crab season and catch.

Organized by the Warrenton Deep Sea Fishermen's Benefit Fund, to fundraise for their emergency fund to help fishermen and their families.

Stout Month & Festival of Dark Arts
February

February has been Stout Month ever since Fort George opened its doors in 2007 and they welcome other businesses to join in the celebration of stout beers. Festival of Dark Arts is one of the biggest, most anticipated beer festivals in the entire Northwest.

FisherPoets Gathering
February

A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song, the Gathering has attracted fisherpoets and their many fans to Astoria, Oregon the last weekend of February since 1998.

UnWined
March

Sip & savor award-winning wine during this event, which occurs immediately following the official wine competition for the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival.

Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
April

The largest event of the year features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries.

Run on the River
May

Astoria's premiere half marathon, 10k, and 5k. Enjoy a run around the Astoria River Walk and help raise funds for Astoria Parks and Recreation scholarships.

Tenor Guitar Gathering
June

This event gave Astoria the title of Tenor Guitar Capital of the World. The Gatherings attract top tenor guitar players from around the country to give workshops, join in jam sessions, and hold well-attended concerts

Astoria Pride Festival
June

In 2016, the LCQC held the first annual Astoria Pride. Since that time, Astoria Pride has grown into a bigger, better, and more fierce advocacy, awareness, and community event.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
June

The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition for over fifty years. During the three days of the festival, musical, dance, and theater groups entertain, and vendors offer authentic foods and gifts.

Independence Day Celebrations
July

Fourth of July fun for the whole family in Astoria and Warrenton!

Astoria Open Studio Tour
July

The Astoria Open Studios Tour showcases the incredible and diverse talent of Astoria. Artists welcome visitors into their studios

Shanghaied in Astoria
August to September

Shanghaied In Astoria is a musical melodrama - an annual celebration of local history with a fun, humorous twist. The Astor Street Opry Co. also hosts other productions and events throughout the year.

Astoria Regatta Festival
August

As one of the oldest festivals west of the Rockies, the Regatta is a celebration of the Northwest’s maritime history and future.

Pacific NW Brew Cup
September

The festival features northwest beers on tap, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the kiddos.

Great Columbia Crossing 10K
October

Whether you're an experienced runner or looking for a family-friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K appeals to everyone. This annual event is the only time that pedestrians are allowed on the Astoria-Megler Bridge.

Astoria International Film Festival
October

Dedicated to bringing independent filmmakers from around the world and their work to an appreciative audience. AIFF features films that are captivating; where the director offers compelling subjects, stories and cinematography.

Plaid Friday & Discover Downtown
November to December

Plaid Friday is the idea of weaving independent businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates small downtown businesses. Look for extra activities happening while you shop downtown this holiday season.

Holiday Events
December

Many events take place in the area to celebrate the Christmas holiday season including concerts, plum pudding and tea at the Flavel House, performances of The Nutcracker, and appearances from Santa Claus.

Check our event calendar for details as many holiday events are added or can change from year to year.