Free Things to Do in Cannon Beach
While there is plenty of dining, art galleries, and shopping in our lovely town, not everything requires parting with your precious dollars to enjoy Cannon Beach to its fullest! Cannon Beach offers many free activities and events that will ensure you can enjoy your visit and still have the ability to eat, drink, and shop your way to vacation bliss.
Why not visit City Park, where you'll find weekly free concerts and a playground for the kids? The Visitor Information Center next door even loans out tennis and pickle ball equipment free of charge if you're in the mood for a game.
Visit in June and watch the masters at work during our annual Sandcastle Contest. This Cannon Beach tradition has been a massive draw for decades, and you don't want to miss out on what we like to call "the most temporary, heartbreaking of art forms."
If art or history is your thing, two self-guided tours with pamphlets are available in the Visitor Information Center. The first is the Public Art Walking Tour, where the talents of our many Pacific Northwest artists are on display for all to see. History geeks won't want to miss the Historic Walking Tour, highlighting some of the historic buildings that give Cannon Beach its "village character." The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum staff Cannon Beach History Center and Museum love to educate visitors. The museum contains several exhibits exploring the history of our hamlet, and the star of the show is the actual cannon that gives Cannon Beach its name! The museum is free of charge, but a donation is always appreciated.
Cannon Beach has tons to offer for visitors of all budgets. That's part of what makes it so magical.