February 6, 2024

February Things To Do

February Things To Do, Heceta Lighthouse B&B


February 9th, 2024 at 7 PM — Oregon Origins Projects II: Seven Wonders

Mark your calendar for Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m. and plan to attend this FREE encore presentation of the Oregon Origins Project II: Seven Wonders at the Florence Events Center. This is a captivating exploration into the ancient roots of the state of Oregon, led by Matthew Packwood, director of the Oregon Origins Project and composer of the evening's featured composition. Join Packwood and a string quartet for a performance of Oregon Origins: Seven Wonders, a musical journey through Oregon’s wild places — from Steens Mountain to the Oregon Dunes, and many stops in between.

February 16th - 18th, 2024  — Annual Wine & Chowder Trails and Great Glass Float Giveaway

Join us Historic Old Town Florence and other sites around town for this tasty fun-filled three-day President’s Day Weekend! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday search for and enter for your chance to win hidden (in plain sight) glass floats around town. On Saturday stroll through Old Town and sample wines from a dozen of Oregon’s finest wineries. On Sunday be your own judge and let us know which is your favorite chowder from the dozen different samples available all along Bay Street. Details at WineAndChowderTrail.com

February 17th (10 AM - 5 PM) and 18th (11 AM to 4 PM) — A Taste of Art & Wine Festival

Indulge in a delightful blend of regional wines and captivating artistry at the A Taste of Art & Wine Festival hosted by FRAA (Florence Regional Arts Alliance). Experience the flavors of exquisite wines from our esteemed wineries while immersing yourself in the world of fine craftsmanship showcased by our local artisans.

Heceta Lighthouse B&B

February 14th at 12 PM — Heceta Lighthouse B&B Valentine’s Day Brunch

Bring your special loved ones to Heceta Head for a 7 Course Brunch on Valentine's Day. Open to the public and hosted in the Keeper’s Home at Heceta Head Lighthouse, this 2 hour event is a unique opportunity to be up close and personal with the history and beauty of the original Lightkeepers’ Home. The seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farms, docks, and ranches to make a surprising and indulgent meal unlike any other. Served at communal tables and treated like friends and family, we invite you and your children 10 years of age and older to share in our love of food.

One seating at noon on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Reservations are required. $74/person includes service charge for staff. Please call 866-547-3696. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with 1 week notice.


February 22nd - 25th, 2024 at 5 PM — 2024 Newport Seafood & Wine Admission

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival returns to the beautiful Oregon Coast February 22-25, 2024. Wine and seafood enthusiasts have flocked to Newport for 47 years to enjoy the bounty of Oregon’s coast seafood and premier wineries. The annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is “The Original and Still the Best!” produced by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Visit https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/57jmgzrjvr for tickets!


February 19th at 10 AM - 2 PM — Saint Perpetua Trail Party at the Cape Perpetua Overlook

Join fellow hikers for tread maintenance (using grubbers, digging tools, and shovels) on the bottom half of the beautiful Saint Perpetua trail. The group will meet at the bottom of the Cape Perpetua Day Use Area and hike about .5 mile to the first worksite. This is a switchback trail with some steep grades in areas. You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saint-perpetua-trail-party-central-coast-registration-802163662107 to reserve a spot!