Festivals of art and culture are hallmarks of the Oregon coastal arts communities. From the popular Plein Air Festival in Cannon Beach to the Festival of the Arts in Brookings, these events showcase the diversity and range of artists and artisans living on the Oregon coast.

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) website features information about numerous festivals, in keeping with OCCA's service to the vibrant arts communities along the 363 miles of Oregon coastline. Individual festivals are posted as events and can be found in the event calendar. Contact information for calls for entry or proposals can be found by viewing the individual events.

OCCA's Annual Newport Paper Arts Festival

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts hosts the annual Newport Paper Arts Festival (pictured at left), which began in 1996 and uses as its base the Newport Visual Arts Center. For more information about the festival, please contact the Newport Visual Arts Center.


Upcoming Events in Festival

  • 26th Annual Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival

    August 25th, 2018 to August 26th, 2018

    The 26th annual Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018

    October 5th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years of the annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party, which is held October 5-7, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport. "Honoring Women in Jazz" is the theme of this year's event, to mark its 15th anniversary.

    view event