May 3, 2023
Things to do in May
Life at the beach is full of fun!
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Art in the Kitchen, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, you are invited to “Art in the Kitchen,” held
each Wednesday, with the exception of October 12. It will be held in the Kitchen (Rm 5) of the
Yachats Commons from 1 to 3 p.m. This is not a class. Please bring your own art materials. A
donation of $5 will help the facilities. Everyone is invited to paint, sculpt, draw, etc. You do not
need to be a member of the Yachats Arts Guild (YAG) to participate. All ages and abilities
welcome. Location: Commons Kitchen 441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats.
May 4 – Yachats Big Band Dance, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Listen, dance or both to the swingin’ sounds of the Yachats Big Band. Come out for this 20-piece band on
the FIRST THURSDAY of each month, $5.00. Location: Yachats Commons Multi-purpose Room 441
Hwy 101 N, Yachats.
May 6, 2023 –Beach, Bike and Blues Festival, 12:00 pm- 7:00 pm
This year’s Festival features the Beachcrest Brewing Music & Beverage Pavilion, six (6) hours of live blues
music, Game Thyme Food Truck, Lazy Dayz Cafe and locally roasted Catalina’s Coffee from Café Chill.
Chubby Lil’ Mermaid and Filipino Treats will sate your appetite for sweets and you can support the Waldport
Irish Booster Club with hot dogs and other goodies for kids (and adults)! Vendor fair, too, with Hen Hill
Handmade Gifts, Sweet Homes Vacation Getaways, Explore Oregon Coast Photography by Jeremy Burke,
Otter Rock Radio, and more. Admission is FREE and the Festival is ADA accessible. Dogs on leashes are
welcome. Location: Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center & Museum 320 NW Hwy 101, Waldport.
May 14 – Yachats Farmers Market, 9:00am- 2:00pm
The Yachats Farmers Market is an association that was established to provide local residents and
Yachats visitors with an ongoing source of fresh, locally grown produce, food products, and craft
items. It includes locally grown and organic produce and plants, vendors of choice wild and
exotic culinary mushrooms, and locally made natural crafts. After the market, stroll through town
and visit our eclectic shops and galleries.
May 18 – 21 Rhododendron Festival
Come join us the third weekend in May. Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon
Coast, are the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty! The spectacular
display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. Enjoy the
Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few
surprises. Join us Sunday for the 116th annual Rhododendron Floral Parade which starts at
noon. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown “Queen Rhododendra”
and “King of the Coast” Saturday May 13th. And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our
fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence. 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 oldest flower
festival on the west coast is the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California.)