Spring in Newport: A Guide to the Best Events of the Season

With our prime location, discovering the best of what this season has to offer has never been more effortless. We made a list of our favorite spring events to check out this season so your beach getaway is easier than ever:

Wizard of Oz


Experience the Magic of The Wizard of Oz at the Newport Performing Arts Center

  • Friday, March 10th, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 11th, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Join Dorothy and her friends on a magical adventure through the Land of Oz! Immerse yourself in the iconic songs and heartwarming story that has captivated audiences of all ages for generations on the big screen in an all-new way – live on stage!

Arts in Newport

Passport to Art at the Newport Visual Arts Center is a hands-on, introductory learning series that will take you on a journey through an array of artistic techniques. 

Farmers market

Farmers Market

Every Saturday starting March 25th: Explore the Farmers Market at the corner of Angle Street and Highway 101 from March to October, 9am – 1pm. Immerse yourself in live music as you browse an extensive array of seasonal produce, fresh flowers, art, and numerous other offerings from over 60 vendors.

Breaching humpback whale

Whale Watching

March 28th – April 2nd: Join us for Whale Watching Week and witness the Gray whales heading north to Alaska. Discover migrating and resident gray whales at 17 different whale-watching sites on the Oregon coast through the Whale Watching Spoken Here® program. Watch from two easily-accessible sites close to Hallmark Inn – Dan & Ann Davis Park and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Or get up close and personal with the whales by booking a tour with Marine Discovery Tours

Paper Arts

Apr 13th – Apr 15th: 2023 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival

The festival, presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, offers 11 workshops with seven instructors for a unique, in-person learning experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of paper and book arts! Register here.

Newport bike trail

Bike Race

April 30th: Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race

Join the Coast Hills Mountain Bike Race at 10 AM at Wilder Newport Bike Park to experience the beauty of Newport in a whole new way. Ride a challenging course while supporting a great cause: proceeds from the race go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. 


Tidal Education

Low Tide Learning: Survival Foods

  • April 12th 11am – 1pm
  • May 10th 9:30am – 11am 
  • May 13th 1pm – 3pm

Learn to identify and sustainably harvest seaweeds and animals from tide pools at Seal Rock State Park. Discover the nutrient-rich, natural foods that tide pools offer and gain survival skills. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to admire the view while building a new skill!

Whether you’re interested in experiencing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, learning about the area’s history and culture, or simply having fun with friends and family, there’s something for everyone in Newport. So make plans to visit today and experience the best of spring in the Pacific Northwest!