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March 26, 2017

Spring Break Means ‘Whale Watch Week’

Bring your binoculars for a chance to see gray whales passing by the Oregon coast during Spring Whale Watch Week March 25-31. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 designated whale watch sites 10 am to 1 pm daily – including the Neahkahnie Mountain overlooks […]
March 6, 2017

2nd Annual Manzanita Music Festival Taking Shape

Now in it’s 2nd year, the Manzanita Music Festival (MMF) was created to celebrate the power of music- to shelter, heal and connect all generations in our communities, and to welcome visitors to the beautiful Oregon Coast. Last year, the festival showcased incredibly talented local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists performing Americana, […]
March 6, 2017

Get Ready For 3rd Annual Word & Image Project

Hoffman Center for the Arts opens submissions for the Third Annual Word & Image project, with a submission deadline of March 31. Entries will be accepted March 1 through March 31, 2017 for the third annual Word & Image project, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts pairing artists […]
January 12, 2017

Need a Break From Winter? Escape To Manzanita!

Do you live in Portland, Salem or Eugene? Are you tired of the constant snow and ice? Come to Manzanita for the weekend and enjoy miles of beach, excellent shopping, a wonderful meal, a massage, and a cozy stay in one of our many lodging establishments, many with hot tubs and fireplaces. […]
January 3, 2017

Enter Our Monthly Photo Contest!

Do you love taking pictures of Manzanita? Have you ever wanted to share those pictures with the world? Now’s your chance! The Manzanita Visitors Center holds a monthly photo contest. Send us photos from your favorite visit to our town and we’ll post them on our Facebook page as we receive them. […]
January 3, 2017

Tips For Taking That Perfect Manzanita Photograph

The weathered sign overlooking the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean read, “If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach, you’re lucky enough.” And for those of us living on Oregon’s scenic coast, we are indeed lucky. The 364-mile trek along Highway 101 is one of the most picturesque coastlines in […]
December 27, 2016
Polar Plunge

2017 Polar Plunge

We are swiftly approaching January 1st, which means we are approaching the day of the PLUNGE! Time to prepare….. New Years Day 11am Plunge Time North end of Manzanita Beach (give yourself extra time to walk up there if you cannot park close). Things to remember: 1. It is a Fun Raiser […]
December 27, 2016

Whale Watch Week

Gray whales are on the move along the Oregon coast headed south to their winter grounds off Baja California, Mexico. Let trained volunteers help you spot the migrating whales during the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department annual winter Whale Watching Week, Dec. 27-31. Volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will […]
December 9, 2016

Santa Claus Coming To Manzanita Visitors Center

Manzanita’s very own Santa Claus will take a quick break from getting ready for Christmas and make an appearance at the Manzanita Visitors Center from 1 pm to 3 pm on Friday, December 23. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa. Make sure you have your last-minute Christmas wish-list, too! There […]
December 9, 2016

Christmas Tea In Manzanita

Join St. Catherine Episcopal Church Friday, December 16 at 1 pm for Christmas Tea. Held at the Pine Grove Community House, this is a benefit event for Manzanita Tornado Relief (MTR) fund. Donations accepted, net proceeds go to MTR. Tasty treats and tea, as well as door prizes. For more information or […]