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Florence Events

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. 

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Florence Local Organic Farmers' Market
August 17, 2013 - October 26, 2013
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Pro Lumber Parking Lot
  • Address: 310 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.8815

Shop organic, locally-grown veggies and more.

Xwest Huck Fest 2013
August 17, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 - 4 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 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!

Florence Dance Festival
August 24, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, Noon
  • Event Admission: $5 - $10 / Children under 12 free
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Qunice St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

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.

Sand Sculpting Clinic - Fantasy
August 24, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 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

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.

Three Rivers Cup - Sandboarding
August 31, 2013 - September 01, 2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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  • Location: Sand Master Park
  • Address: 5351 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.6006

Come to watch or to compete in the Three Rivers Cup sandboarding competition.

Florence Fall Festival
September 06, 2013 - September 08, 2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
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  • Location: Historic Old Town Florence
  • Address: , Florence, OR 97439

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.

1st Annual City Wide Garage Sale
September 07, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, All Day
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Various Locations - Florence
  • Address: 148 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3441

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!

4th Annual Coast Radio Night at the Movies
September 14, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Miller Park
  • Address: Miller Park, Florence, OR 97439

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.

Celebrate Siuslaw Salmon
September 20, 2013
  • Event Times: Friday, 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Call for information
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  • Location: Florence Events Center 
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.268.3044

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.

Coastal Community Classic Golf Tournement
September 21, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8:30 am - 4 p.m.
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  • Location: Ocean Dunes Golf Links
  • Address: 3345 Munsel Lake Rd, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3232

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.

Texaco Country Oregon Showdown - Oregon State Finals
September 21, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel 
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 800.585.3737

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!

3rd Annual Florence Festival of Books
September 28, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St., Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

The 3rd Annual Florence Festival of Books is a book fair for both authors and publishers.

Septoberfest
September 28, 2013 - September 29, 2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3, one day pass; $5, two day pass
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  • Location: Port of Siuslaw Campground & Marina 
  • Address: 100 Harbor St, Florence, OR 97439

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!

Spyro Gyra - SEA Concert
October 12, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Adults $30, Children $10
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

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 Sound of Music
November 08, 2013 - November 17, 2013
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Fridays & Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m
  • Event Admission: $15 adult; $10 youth
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

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.

Historic Old Town Florence Candy Cane Treasure Hunt
December 13, 2013 - December 14, 2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Historic Old Town Florence & Hwy 101 Antiques District
  • Address: Bay St & Laurel, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

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!

Holiday Family Sleepover at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
December 28, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $60
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  • Location: Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365
  • Phone: 541.867.3474

You will have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through our exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium! After a fun-filled evening exploring life under the ocean, be lulled to sleep by the soothing sights of our Passages of the Deep tunnels. All of our sleepovers include a full dinner with vegetarian options. A late snack and a light breakfast are also provided.

Super Bowl Tailgate Party 2014
February 02, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 3:25 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $15
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.6610

At this huge tailgate party, your admission includes $5 worth of slot play, a great spread of food, souvenirs, cash drawings, no host bar and free soft drinks. Enjoy the game in high definition on a 19-foot screen with friends and fans. Celebrate and revel in this Super Bowl Sunday spectacular!

You Dirty Rat! - Murder Mystery at Three Rivers Casino
February 07, 2014 - February 08, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7529

You've been invited to Edith Fleisher's world famous speakeasy, "Big Mama's." Prepare to laugh as we introduce you to a few of Poison Pen's finest folks, including Eldon "Eggs" Kryzicki and his boss, Jeno "Uncle Jeannie" Costanza. Bugs Moran has sent Jasmin Jarvis to stir things up, and Lola "Lips" LaPierre isn't happy about it. In addition to a delicious three course meal, this show serves up plenty of laughter and audience interaction. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their “Roaring... Visit Website

Side Street Strutters - SEA Concert
February 08, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Adults $30, Children $10
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  • Location: Florence Events Center 
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered around the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz. Over 25 years later, the same core members are still expanding their musical palette to include a half-century of jazz styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards.

Hidden Hearts Search
February 14, 2014 - February 15, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Historic Old Town Florence
  • Address: Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Visit participating merchants in Historic Old Town Florence and search for a Valentine's Heart hidden in plain sight! Turn in your punch card and enter to win a $50 gift certificate!

Emerald City Jazz Kings: Give Me A Song - The Magic of Jules Styne
February 22, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $13 - 26
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

A tribute to songbook composer Jule Styne created by Shirley Andress. This Jazz Kings concert will be filled with many of our favorite show stoppers: “Just In Time," “Everything’s Coming Up Roses," Don’t Rain On My Parade," “It’s Magic," The Party’s Over." “Time After Time," “Make Someone Happy," “Put ‘Em In A Box," “Three Coins In the Fountain”, “I’ve Heard That Song Before,” and of course, “Give Me A Song With A Beautiful Melody."

Spirit of Aloha - Hawaiian Workshop and/or Performance
February 22, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, workshop 2 - 5 p.m.; performance, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Workshop & performance $35, workshop only $25, performance only $15
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Join in a hula workshop and then perform! Or just come to watch the dance. Presented by Hawaiiana and Hula from the Heart dance group.

El Sol De Medianoche - Flamenco en Vivo
February 26, 2014
  • Event Times: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Adults $23, Students $12, Children $7
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Flamenco singing and dancing with Savannah Fuentes, Jose Vega and Curro Cueto.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin - SEA Concert
March 07, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Adults $30, Children $10
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  • Location: Florence Events Center 
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, this incredible ensemble has earned national and international recognition.

Little River Band
March 21, 2014 - March 22, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $19.99 - 24.99
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Highway 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.6610

Don't miss the Little River Band as they play a fun and lively set on friday and Saturday nights! Presented by Three Rivers Casino and Bimart.

Spring Whale Watching Week
March 22, 2014 - March 29, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Daily, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center 
  • Address: 2400 Hwy 101, Yachats, OR 97498
  • Phone: 541.765.3304

This is the height of whale migration. Spot Gray whales and partake in whale watch counts along the Oregon Coast. Talk to knowlegable volunteers at the Sea Lion Caves Turnout and Cook's Chasm Turnout all week long. Part of the Whale Watching Spoken Here program of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Glenn Miller Orchestra - SEA Concert
March 29, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Adult $30, Child $10
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

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.

Disney's the Little Mermaid, Junior!
April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $8 - 16
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Featuring approximately 50 local kids and young adults, this Broadway-caliber youth musical will feature top-notch singing, dazzling choreography, special effects and a magical fairytale plot that will melt your heart. Prior to the Sunday matinee, audiences can attend a special Under the Sea character meet and greet, where kids and adults can rub elbows with several of the show’s star players and snap some photos.

Early Rhododendron & Azalea Show
April 12, 2014 - April 13, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Florence Events Center 
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

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.

Easter Dinner at Driftwood Shores
April 20, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday
  • Event Admission: $11.95 - 19.95
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  • Location: Driftwood Shores
  • Address: 88416 1st Ave, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.8263

Enjoy a scenic Easter dinner on the Florence coast at the Surfside Restaurant. Your choice of entrees will include a hand cut bone in New York roast, chardonnay chicken breast, stuffed sole and fettuccini primavera, all offered with select sides and an amazing dessert. Reservations are encouraged.

Florence Rhododendron Festival
May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third oldest on the West Coast and is just one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival. The festival includes a wide variety of fun and events throughout the weekend include parades, flower show spotlighting specimen rhododendrons grown by coastal inhabitants. car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more.

Family Fishing Days at Cleowox Lake
June 07, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Cleawox Lake
  • Address: Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 503.947.6000

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) offers Family Fishing Days at stocked ponds throughout Oregon. Onsite ODFW staff and volunteers provide all the equipment and teach youth how to bait, cast and reel in your catch. Licenses are required for anyone 14 years and older. Licenses can be purchased online.

Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend
June 07, 2014 - June 08, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: State of Oregon
  • Address: Lane County Waterways
  • Phone: 503.947.6000

The State of Oregon welcomes you to enjoy a Free Fishing Weekend that provides locals and visitors with two full days to fish, crab and clam without a license.

Exhibits & Shows


2nd Annual Model Car Show
September 14, 2013
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Florence Events Center 
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.9747

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.

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Bingo at Three Rivers Casino
August 12, 2013
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Event Times: Monday, 10 & 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7529

Come out for fun mornings with this popular numbers game. Great prizes!

Second Saturday Gallery Tour
September 14, 2013 - April 12, 2014
  • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
  • Event Times: Saturday, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: Florence, OR
  • Phone: 541.902.8575

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.

Winter Whale Watching
December 26, 2013 - December 31, 2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Thursday - Tuesday, Daily
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center 
  • Address: 2400 Hwy 101, Yachats, OR 97498
  • Phone: 541.765.3304

People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year, an awesome sight to behold.

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