Greater Newport Area Events

There's always something special happening in Newport - scroll down to see some of the premier annual events that help make our town such a vibrant place to live and a desirable travel destination! Check out our upcoming Chamber events below and view the calendar to see what's happening in and around Newport this month.

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Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival

May 4-7, 2017

Join the celebration! The 61st Annual Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival takes place from May 4-7, 2017. This year's jam-packed schedule will offer something for everyone.

Originally started in the late 1930s to boost tourism with a free Dungeness crab dinner, the Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival has evolved to include a traditional hometown parade, numerous Veterans and Active Duty tributes/celebrations - including the annual "Reading of the Names" and the Traveling Oregon Memorial Wall, a Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival Court and Queen's Coronation, the popular Davis Shows Northwest Family Carnival and many other activities.

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Whale Watch Week - Spring Migration

March 25-31, 2017

Gray whales are visible from Oregon’s shore nearly year-round, but two weeks every year are special! The winter and spring Whale Watch Weeks along the Oregon coast are recognized as some of the best opportunities to view the annual gray whale migration anywhere in the world. Join us as we watch around 20,000 gray whales swim along our shores!

Volunteers  from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program come from throughout the United States and spread out across 24 sites up and down the Oregon coast to help people see and learn about these magnificent ocean travelers. Last year more than 30,000 visitors were assisted by WWSH volunteers in just 13 days!

Call the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center to find out more at 541-765-3304.

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Chamber's Annual Banquet & Balloon Auction

April 15, 2017

Table reservations and tickets are now on sale for the Chamber's annual Banquet and Balloon Auction to be held on April 15, 2017 at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn at 6pm. The event includes dinner and entertainment along with an opportunity to bid on hundreds of silent and live auction items.

This year’s theme is “Wild Savanna." Come as you are or dress in your favorite safari inspired attire! 

Ticket prices are $45 per person or $395 for a table of eight. Western Title & Escrow, Walmart, Holiday Inn Express, Bigfoot Beverages, Doug Hunt, Director's Mortgage, Columbia Distributing, Newport Cafe and Columbia Bank have already secured Table Sponsorships. Hurry, tables are limited! Thank you to Presenting Sponsor: Newport News Times.

Donations from merchants are being requested for the silent and live auction. Contact the Chamber office for tickets, sponsorship, and donations (541) 265-8801 or .

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Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

February 22-25, 2018

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans, the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival draws nearly 25,000 visitors each year.


Monthly Community Events

There’s always something special happening in Newport – here are some of the premier annual events that help make our town such a vibrant place to live and a desirable travel destination!