Give the Gift of a Cannon Beach Experience this Holiday Season

While others are gifting the usual socks, toys or tools, make a statement by giving the ones you love the gift of a Cannon Beach experience this year. With several festivals happening throughout the year, you could stuff their stockings with the promise of a trip to Cannon Beach and tickets to one of our fantastic annual events. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival (March 7-10)

Savor Cannon Beach offers a series wine and culinary experiences over four days including the opportunity to taste some of the top award-winning wines from recent wine competitions paired with chef-designed appetizers. The Saturday Wine Walk is the most popular event of the festival and features over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. (More Info)

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest (June 7-9)

Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families construct remarkable creations in the sand often including castles, dragons and mermaids. Masters teams use construction forms to help their creations reach monumental heights. Cannon Beach’s Sandcastle Contest is the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in Cannon Beach. Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy. (More Info)

Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour (September 13-15)

Architecture and history buffs will love the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s annual home tour. This event showcases the vintage cottages, beautiful gardens and dream homes of the town along with a weekend-long series of events including musical performances, wine tasting, a luncheon lecture and English style garden tea. (More Info)

Stormy Weather Arts Festival (November 1-3)

One of Cannon Beach’s most popular events, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival is a weekend of arts and music events including a spotlight concert. Throughout the weekend, the town’s galleries present special events showcasing the artists they represent, with many of the artists on hand to present their latest works, conduct demonstrations or discuss their work. (More Info)