Travel Notice:

Travel Notice:

The City of Cannon Beach/Clatsop County are in Phase 2 of the Reopening plan. Hotels/rentals are taking guests, Restaurants may offer limited seating, businesses are open with safety protocols in place. Beaches are open. The State of Oregon requires face coverings in all indoor public spaces. In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Garbage left behind on our beaches and parks has become a concern so please remember to "Pack OUT what you pack In.. help protect our environment".

See our Coronavirus Update Page for the latest details.


Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

Cancelled for 2020 due to COVID

Gallery and performance artists will create and perform on the beaches and in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach, all with a focus on our natural world during the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in September.

Festival events incorporate plein air painting, performance art, music and the town's galleries will join in the festivities, hosting special receptions and offering art exhibits celebrating environmental themes. Highlighting the weekend will be performances from New York's Artichoke Dance Company, known for innovative and engaging performances paired with environmental activism and education. The company’s previous large-scale projects have addressed plastic pollution mitigation on Coney Island, single-use plastic bags in New York and river revitalization in Los Angeles. The Company will give three performances over the course of the weekend and will be joined by the Tsunami Drummers for their opening performance.

Acoustic guitarist Alice DiMicele will also perform in concert. With 15 albums and 30 plus years of touring under her belt, DeMicele has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez and Steve Winwood and has spearheaded several disaster relief concerts. Other festival activities include a Raku pottery firing on the beach and an interactive presentation on microplastics.

A $50 three-day Festival Pass includes an Earth & Ocean tote bag, wine glass and entry to all events, including a private Saturday night beach reception and concert with Alice DiMicele at the Coaster Theatre on Sunday. Pass holders will be entered into a variety of raffle drawings for prizes including two 2-night stays at a local vacation property, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, Christopher Mathie painting and more.

Members of five environmental non-profits involved in protecting Oregon's North Coast will also join the festival and $25 of the $50 Festival Pass will be directly donated to the participating nonprofit organizations including Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever and Wildlife Center of the North Coast.

For more festival information and tickets, visit

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival