Florence Calendar of Events
Through March 30 Spring Whale Watch
Visitors come from all over the world to learn about and spot Gray Whales as they migrate north along the Oregon Coast. Oregon State Parks will staff 24 prime watch sites with trained volunteers to help visitors spot whales during this peak time. Various Locations [more info]
April 18 SOLVE it for Earth Day
Join thousands of volunteers 9am-1pm in this statewide cleanup campaign. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
May 13-17 Annual Rhododendron Festival
Enjoy the pageantry of the second-longest running floral festival in Oregon. Festivities include Saturday's kids' parade, Sunday's grand floral parade, a flower show at the Florence Events Center with hundreds of our famous rhododendrons, the Davis Shows carnival, classic car shows and cruise, motorcycle shows, 5K run, food and drink, street vendor fair and coronation of Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast. Various Locations 541.997.3128 [more info]
July 5 SOLVE Oregon Beach Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers at one of 45 beach cleanup sites on the Oregon Coast. Online registration opens February 2020. Various Locations 971.346.2703 [more info]
July 11 Annual Wings & Wheels Classic Car and Airplane Show
One of the most entertaining classic car and airplane shows in Oregon with 100 really cool cars, antique and hot rod airplanes plus military, police and fire displays. It is a full day of exhibition action, food, live music and more than 20 local and regional groups with displays and activities for the whole family. Florence Municipal Airport
September 11-12 Rods 'n Rhodies Classic Car Show
Florence will be in top gear and revved-up, see more than 100 of the West Coast's most gorgeous, amazing, awe-inspiring high-end hot rods and custom cruisers from 1976 and earlier. Bay Street will be closed off for music, cruise, food and surprise performances. Historic Old Town and various locations 5421.997.3128
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteer to clean up coastal beaches and rivers. Various Locations [more info]
October 31 Hallowiener Dachshund Races
Formerly known as Okto-Fur-Fest Championship Wiener Dog Races with Dachshunds in costumes, hilarious family fun. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
December 27-January 1 2021 Winter Whale Watch Week
Look for Gray Whales as they migrate south along the Oregon Coast. Oregon State Parks will staff 24 prime watch sites with trained volunteers to help visitors spot whales. Various Coastal Locations [more info]