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Oregon Coast Events

Oregon coast events often involve outdoor activities. Enjoy free family fishing days at coastal lakes, whale watching from ocean viewpoints, kite flying celebrations and sand castle exhibitions. The sand dunes are also host to sandboarding and ATV competitions, nature walks and much more! In Florence find community fairs, performing arts and golf tournaments. Below is a calendar of upcoming events.

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Events


Taste of Home Cooking Show
May 08, 2012
  • Event Times: Tuesday, 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $15
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Get ready to savor the joy of cooking through this event, an experience that will leave your hands full of goodies and mouths salivating for some of the delicious food prepared right in front of you. Sponsored by the Siuslaw News.

The Emerald City Jazz Kings present On The Road with Jimmy van Heusen
May 11, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $26
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.434.7000

Enjoy this show featuring some of Jimmy van Heusen's most popular tunes and few hidden gems.

Backstreet Gallery GALA Art Reception
May 12, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Backstreet Gallery
  • Address: 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.8980

Exhibit featuring the work of Jennifer French. This collect includes unique art work depicting local birds and flowers. Each piece is hand carved into linoleum and hand painted. Come out for the opening for a special viewing.

Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble
May 12, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free; $10 suggested donation
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.5160

The Wind Ensemble, a concert band, will perform show tunes, marches and a variety of concert band pieces. The concert, which is sponsored by the Principal Financial Group, culminates a day-long celebration of Armed Forces Day.

Oregon Dunes Family Hike
May 13, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 suggested donation
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  • Location: Central Oregon Coast, south of Florence
  • Address: Carpool departs from Eugene, Florence, OR
  • Phone: 541.344.0675

Spend some time exploring rolling dunes of open sand, islands of pine forests, wildflowers, animal tracks, and beautiful beaches with your family this Mother’s Day. Hike a 2 mile trail for fun afternoon at the coast.

The Magic Chamber
May 13, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 2 & 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $20
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Come out for a magical mothers day with this fun performance by Joey Pipia. It will be 30 seats, 60 minutes and one outrageous event!

105th Annual Rhododendron Festival
May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
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  • Location: Various locations around town
  • Address: , Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Oregon's second longest running festival! This popular Florence celebration officially begins on Friday evening with the Rhody Pageant to crown "Queen Rhododendra." Activities throughout the weekend include parades, flower show, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more. This year's theme is "Nothing Short of Wild."

1st Annual Charity Poker Run and Motercycle Show
May 19, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $5 per poker hand, $5 bike entrance fee
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.6607

Enjoy a morning of poker and motorcycles. The proceeds go to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Also looking for awards, door prizes and more!

Art at the Ranch
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: C & M Stables
  • Address: 90241 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7540

Enjoy a weekend of arts and crafts at the stables - a celebration in conjunction with Rhododendron weekend at the coast.

International Sandboard Day
May 19, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, dawn to dusk
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

The official first day of sandboarding season and international observance. Come out for an amazing fun day in the sand.

Oh What a Night!
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $22.99, $18.99
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 800.585.3737

A musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Rhody Run
May 19, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 - $40
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.484.9883

This is the 33rd running of an Oregon classic held in conjunction with the Rhododendron Festival. Participate in either the 10k or 5k race on rolling paved surfaces around Florence.

Sandboard Season Kick Off
May 19, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 5 - 8 p.m.
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 87542 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

Join Sandboard Magazine for the annual sandboarding season kick off bar-b-que.

Thornton House - Book Signing
May 26, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Siuslaw Library - The Bromley Room
  • Address: 1460 9th St., Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.8575

The author, Karen Nichols presents "Thornton House", a mystery with a love story.

First Friday in Florence
June 01, 2012 - October 05, 2012
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Event Times: Friday, 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Old Town Florence
  • Address: Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439

Old Town Florence merchants will stay open late for visitors to shop, explore and enjoy the summer evenings.

2nd Annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
June 02, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 - $100
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  • Location: Sandpines Golf Links
  • Address: 1201 35th St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.0304

Come see the spectacle of golf balls being dropped by a hovering helicopter courtesy of Apex Heli onto the 18th fairway. Buy your lucky golf ball ticket at the Boys and Girls Club, Sandpines Golf Links and The Siuslaw News.

Backstreet Gallery GALA Art Reception
June 09, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Backstreet Gallery
  • Address: 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.8980

Talented watercolor artist, Jan Landrum, opens her month long show, “As I See It”, which includes watercolor seascapes, florals, landscapes, lighthouses and portraits in her unique pieces, all created with ease.

Oregon Coast Jam
June 09, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Miller Park
  • Address: 88983 Sutton Lake Rd, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.1974

Enjoy a fantastic line up of music all day long in Florence along with great local food, beer garden and other vendors.

Free Family Fishing Day
June 10, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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  • Location: Cleawox Lake - Honeyman State Park
  • Address: Highway 101, Florence, OR
  • Phone: 541.902.1384

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites youth out to the ponds for a fun morning of fishing. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids "reel in" their catch. Licenses required for anyone 14 years and older.

Cape Mountain Trail Run
June 16, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $25 - $40
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  • Location: Horse Creek Trailhead
  • Address: US 101, Florence, OR
  • Phone: 541.991.6021

This is the 10th running of an Oregon trail classic outside of Florence. Fund-raiser for the Siuslaw High School Track and Cross-Country programs. The 10 mile course is loop course on single track trails.

Sand Sculpting Workshop
June 16, 2012 - June 17, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

Come for a weekend of playing in the sand. Learn to sculpt like the pros at these free workshop. Everything you need to create amazing sand sculptures provided.

Father's Day Golf
June 17, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday
  • Event Admission: $29
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  • Location: Ocean Dunes Golf Links
  • Address: 3345 Munsel Lake Rd, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3232

Bring your Dad golfing for Fathers Day at Ocean Dunes. You pay $29 and he plays for free! It even comes with a cart! Call to reserve tee time.

8th Anniversary BINGO Lalapalooza
June 23, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7529

Three Rivers Casino is celebrating its 8th Anniversary. They are having a night filled with BINGO and a full bar with cocktail service right to your table.

Florence Indoor Yard Sale
June 23, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $1
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Is it trash or is it treasure? You decide! Bargains galore at this popular twice-yearly event.

4th Annual Wings N' Wheels Fly In & Car Show
June 30, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Florence Municipal Airport
  • Address: 2001 Airport Way, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Enjoy an afternoon at this static aircraft display and fly in and car show featuring Rhody Cruisers, British Car Club, military vehicles, emergency vehicles, military heritage museum, radio control airplane club, and USCG food vendors.

Always... Patsy Cline
July 02, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10, $25 season tickets
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  • Location: Florence Playhouse
  • Address: 208 Laurel St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1675

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The musical play includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight - 27 songs in all!

Florence Independence Day Celebration
July 04, 2012
  • Event Times: Wednesday, times vary with events; fireworks at dusk
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  • Location: Historic Old Town
  • Address: 290 Hwy 101, Florence, OR
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Annual fireworks display over the Siuslaw River from historic Old Town, pie-eating and watermelon contest on Bay Street.

Beat the Heat Concerts
July 06, 2012 - July 28, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7529

Come to Three Rivers Casino this summer and enjoy concerts every weekend in July.

The Fantasticks
July 13, 2012 - July 22, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10, $25 season tickets
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  • Location: Florence Playhouse
  • Address: 208 Laurel St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1675

The world's longest running musical with a total of 17,162 performances over 42 years. The charming story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.

Fire it Up!
July 14, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino and Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.6610

Come out for a savory BBQ cook-off competition. Sample the results and vote for you favorite.

GALA Art Walk Bus Tour in Florence
July 14, 2012 - April 13, 2013
  • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
  • Event Times: Saturday, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439

Enjoy a free bus tour of five to six Florence art galleries. Meet artists, enjoy art and refreshments along the way.

Cool at the Coast Summer Golf Spectacular
July 21, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $89
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  • Location: Ocean Dunes Golf Links
  • Address: 3345 Munsel Lake Rd, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3232

This is the third annual Florence Rotary Golf fund raiser. This fund raiser is used primarily to help eradicate Polio in the world. $25k Hole In One prize with many other great prizes. Price includes 18 holes, lunch and drinks. Shotgun start.

Sand Master Jam
July 21, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

The annual Sand Master Jam is the longest running sandboard competition in the world. Come and watch the best of the best compete in this amazing sport. Everyone is welcome to participate or spectate!

Lend Me A Tenor
July 27, 2012 - August 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10, $25 season tickets
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  • Location: Florence Playhouse
  • Address: 208 Laurel St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1675

Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor has delighted audiences from Broadway to London's West End. In the same comic vein as plays like Noises Off, laugh along with this riotous farce.

Cinderella: A Rock Opera Ballet (set in 1964)
August 03, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $25, $15; Presale $20, $10
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439

See the show that recently sold out at the Hult Center to consecutive standing ovations. Imagine a version of Cinderella where the setting is 1964, the ball is prom, the dance moves are the Twist and the Mashed Potato, and Cinderella goes by “Cindy.”

Always...Patsy Cline
August 10, 2012 - August 19, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10, $25 season tickets
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  • Location: Florence Playhouse
  • Address: 208 Laurel St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1675

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion, and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

The Day the Music Died
August 10, 2012 - August 11, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 8 p.m. & Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $22.99, $18.99
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7529

Come to Three Rivers Casino & Hotel to see a tribute to Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, & the Big Bopper. A re-creation of their last show together in the Surf Ballroom!

Sand Master Park Sand Sculpting Clinic
August 11, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

Sand Master Park's last sand sculpting clinic with champion sculptor, Lorie Gordon. Free for all to watch or participate.

Concours at the Coast
August 12, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.6607

A showing of the most prized collectors' cars will be on display. Registration is free and includes a Collectors package.

Annual Coin Show
August 18, 2012 - August 19, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Close to 50 vendors from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and as far away as Connecticut will participate. Exhibitors will display coins from the U.S. and around the world, including Greek and Roman coins, territorial gold coins and hundreds more.

Xwest Huck Fest
August 18, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

Huge and exciting sandboarding competition. This event determines the pro and amateur national sandboard champions in Big Air competition. All jumps and nothing but jumps!

Coastal Community Classic
August 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $75
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  • Location: Ocean Dunes Golf Links
  • Address: 3345 Munsel Lake Rd, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3441

Gather your friends for a great day on the course. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, carts, and beverages on the course, a chance for prizes and a great barbecue to follow. Limited space available.

Murder Mystery and Light Dinner Night
August 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday
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  • Location: Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
  • Address: 278 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7884

Figure out a murder mystery and enjoy a light dinner at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.

Summer Belly Dance Festival
August 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439

The Florence Dance Guild presents this family-friendly event, which includes dance workshops, daytime and evening performances, contests, prizes, vendors and more.

2nd Annual Siuslaw Open
September 06, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start
  • Event Admission: $95, $350 foursome
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  • Location: Sandpines Golf Links
  • Address: 1201 35th St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.2816

The major fundraising event of the year for Siuslaw Outreach Services. Lots of prizes and a Ducks vs. Beavers chipping contest. Entry fee includes golf, cart and BBQ dinner.

Rods N' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
September 07, 2012 - September 09, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
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  • Location: Old Town
  • Address: Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Annual car show with over 150 top custom cars from around the western United States. Vendors, raffles, street cruise, street dance.

Florence Indoor Yard Sale
September 15, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Is it trash or is it treasure? You decide with bargains galore at this popular event.

17th Annual Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival
September 21, 2012 - September 23, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Annual festival mixing the sounds of blues and the taste of chowder. Then wash it all down with suds from some of the best area microbreweries.

Eugene Ballet Company presents All You Need Is Love
September 28, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 - $25
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Eugene Ballet Company has grown to be one of the largest touring companies in the Western United States.

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show
September 28, 2012 - September 29, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 8 p.m. & Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $22.99, $18.99
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439

Marking a half century since the original Rat Pack's legendary Las Vegas performances at the Sands Hotel, Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show takes audiences on a journey back to the days of highballs, hi-jinks and happy hour with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin.

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