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From sand sculpting exhibitions to headlining entertainment at Three Rivers Casino, Florence stays lively with fairs, festivals and performing arts. Seasonally, Historic Old Town Florence hosts outdoor markets and events along the boardwalk. Year-round the Florence Events Center is a hub for art shows, craft fairs and celebrations.
Popular Florence events include the Winter Folk Festival which features a pie baking contest, artisan booths and folk music jam sessions. In the fall, enthusiastic blues fans "travel the chowder trail" during the Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival. And for over a century, Florence has been crowning their "Queen Rhododendra" at their Annual Rhododendron Festival honoring this prolific and beautiful bloom.
Shop organic, locally-grown veggies and more.
The Xwest Huck Fest is a PRO/AM sandboard competition that features jumps and only jumps. Everyone is welcome to participate or attend. It is impressive and exciting, so get ready to be thrilled!
All are invited to enjoy the enticing vendor fair, continuous daytime dance workshops, performances, and raffle! All workshops and performances are free with your daytime entry fee. Red Rose Catering concessions will be open through out the festival. The Florence Dance Guild is producing and sponsoring this unique event with the Friends of the Florence Events Center.
Ever want to build a sandcastle like the professionals? Sand Master Park is offering a free sand sculpting clinic. Learn how to sand sculpt from the pros! Everyone is welcome to attend or participate.
Come to watch or to compete in the Three Rivers Cup sandboarding competition.
The Florence Fall Festival is a community way of celebrating fall with three exciting adventures: Annual Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show, Taste the Coast!, and a community wide garage sale.
An ad for the City Wide Garage Sale with a map of all participation sales will be published in the Siuslaw News on September 4th and 7th. The event will also be listed on several yard sale websites. A bounty for avid treasure seekers and a bevy of fun for shoppers of all ages, who knows what you might find. Don't miss this bonanza of goodies!
The classic Disney animated movie “Cars” will be projected on the inflatable big screen as volunteers from American Cinema Equipment in Portland converge on Florence to recreate the old Rhododendron Drive-In for one night only. Originally broadcast on KCFM AM1250 and FM104.1, this year’s movie audio will air on KCST 106.9 FM.
Local entrees of beef, fish, or vegan to choose from, and local brews and wine. Two live bands, Steel Wool and The Conjugal Visitors, silent auction and more. Call to reserve tickets.
Second Annual Coastal Community Classic Golf Tournament which is a benefit for the Chamber and produced by Three Rivers Casino and Hotel, and The Siuslaw News.
Contestants of all ages compete in America's largest country music talent search. Twenty-one and over, enjoy an after party concert with Amy Clawson and Coltrane from 8 -10 p.m. Previous contestants include today's stars like Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Sara Evans, Billy Rae Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt and Brad Paisley!
The 3rd Annual Florence Festival of Books is a book fair for both authors and publishers.
Anthentic German food, bier, bratwurst, pretzels, strudel, live music, raffles, and German dancers; join the celebration and meet old friends you've never seen before!
This five-piece American jazz fusion band originally formed in the mid-70s in Buffalo, N.Y. With over 30 albums released and 10 million copies sold, they are among the most successful in this genre.
The enduring story of the Von Trapp family is brought to the stage by Florence's Last Resort Players. Starring Sheena Moore as Maria and Jason Wood as Captain Georg Von Trapp.
Visit merchants in Old Town Florence along Bay Street and the Antiques District to find the candy canes hidden in plain sight, then enter a drawing for several gift certificates! Watch for 'Participating Merchant' signs to begin the expedition!
Enjoy jazz music from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards performed by this talented musical ensemble.
Founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, this incredible ensemble has earned national and international recognition.
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for concert and dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, they are considered one of the greatest bands of all time.
Bonsai display, flower show, tips and tricks from professionals on keeping your blooms beautiful, as well as a plant sale, and activities and ideas for every garden.
Pacific Northwest Model Car contest, display and swap meet; modelers of all ages are welcome to enter. Awards will be presented in 14 different classes plus a number of special awards.
Come out for fun mornings with this popular numbers game. Great prizes!
Enjoy live music from rock, jazz, classical and more along with browsing the month's featured exhibit. Appetizers and wine available. The gallery is decked out with it's best work.
Each second Saturday, liven up your day with the fantastic art from local Florence Artists. Backstreet Gallery, The Vardanian Gallery, The River Gallery, Old Town Coffee and Gallery, The Gallery Above the Silver Lining and the Siuslaw Library. Refreshments will be served along the way.
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year, an awesome sight to behold.
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year, a, awesome sight to behold.