Skip to content

Seaside Stories

Seaside Summer Event Guide

April 27, 2018 | by Shellie Bailey-Shah

We know that Seaside’s stellar location is reason enough to visit. But summers here are jam-packed with events that you won’t want to miss. So here’s a list of the biggies for 2018 to plan a trip around.

Seaside Muscle & Chrome Show June 15-16 
Seaside Wheels & Waves September 6-9
If the sight of chrome gets your motor revving, you have two excuses to visit Seaside this summer. In June, the first car show celebrates muscle cars from 1960 to 1978. It also features more current, factory-performance models from 1979 to present, like Dodge Vipers and Corvettes. In September, another show is even larger with about 230 cars, dating from 1965 and earlier, including restored hot rods. You’ll find all the rides parked on Broadway Street.

Soccer in the Sand June 16-17
Beach Volleyball Tournament August 9-12
In June, soccer players from around the area will converge on Seaside’s beach for a small-sided, five-versus-five soccer tournament. Then in August, Seaside hosts the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in the country, drawing more than 2,700 players and  40,000 total spectators. The beach is divided into more than 150  courts where you can watch teams set, shank and spike.

4th of July Old-Fashioned Social & Fireworks July 4
Really, there’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than Seaside: an 11 a.m. parade, food, music, throwback cake walks, face painting, silent auction and then at dusk, a big-bang fireworks extravaganza.

Treasure the Beach Cleanup July 5
SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup September 29
You have two opportunities to give back to your host town. On July 5th, head down to the Promenade in the morning to help clean up Seaside’s most treasured resource: the beach. Bags and gloves are happily provided, but you’re encouraged to bring a bucket. Then we do it all again at the end of September. Thanks in advance for your help! Note: Treasure the Beach Cleanup happens the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine.

Versus Comic Con July 21-22
If cosplay and comics are your jam, come find your people at the Seaside Convention Center in July. More than a hundred vendors and artists will be on display, plus live music and celebrity meet-and-greets.

Hood to Coast Relay Finish Line August 25
The Hood to Coast Relay stretches nearly 200 miles from Mt. Hood to the Oregon Coast. Be on hand to cheer the 1,050 teams of runners as they cross the finish line and head straight to the beer garden on the beach.

and so much more!

Northwest Travel Magazine: The Fresh Side of Seaside, Oregon

Feature story on Seaside Oregon, highlighting top attractions in Seaside OR

Learn More
The Perfect S’more

As the sun continues to make more regular appearances, I continue to look forward to external sunshine. And, yearning for a sweet treat, I’m reminded of that summer favorite: S’mores!

Learn More
Top Holiday Gifts in Seaside

Seaside is famous for its beaches, clam chowder and craft beer — but it’s also a great place to browse locally owned shops for...

Learn More
Buffleheads: Oregon Coast’s Silliest Part-Time Residents

Buffleheads in Seaside, Oregon rivers in winter.

Learn More
Salt Making in Seaside

A little history about the Salt Works; on December 28, 1805 the Lewis and Clark sent five men to establish a salt camp. Five days later, they found an ideal place on the seacoast fifteen miles southwest of Fort Clatsop (the seawater had a high salt content here, and game and wood were abundant).

Learn More
Portland to Seaside by Bus

Visiting Seaside without a Car

Learn More
Top Things to Do With Young Kids

Seaside has long been a favorite family retreat, but it’s an especially good choice for families with young children. Why? Becau...

Learn More
C&R Mercantile’s Rachelle Minoza Brings The Chic

When Rachelle “Shelly” Minoza moved to Oregon with her young family in 1992, she took a job at Meier & Frank to be able to wor...

Learn More
Seaside Inside: The Historical Edition

Above photo: A group plays the historic arcade game, Fascination at Funland Arcade in downtown Seaside, Oregon. Seaside is a popul...

Learn More
Accessible Adventures For Everyone

Seaside is open — and easy — for folks of all abilities. From where to stay to what to do, we’ve got a rundown of tips to ma...

Learn More
Clamming Chronicles

History of clamming in Seaside, Oregon

Learn More
MotorHome Magazine: Sea to River, Oregon’s Spectacular North Coast

Bobbie Hasselbring from MotorHome magazine attended a media Fam (Familiarization) Tour hosted by the City of Seaside Visitors Bure...

Learn More
Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
World’s Largest Beach Volleyball Tournament

Come August, the “digs” along Seaside’s beach have nothing to do with razor clams. For the 36th year, Seaside will host the ...

Learn More
Our timeless ocean

Enjoying the ocean can be a timeless endeavor.

Learn More
Drilling in Seaside

World War I soldiers drilling on Seaside's beach.

Learn More
Dining Gluten-Free in Seaside

Potato Leek Soup and Kale Salad from Dough Dough Bakery / photo by Jon Rahl Avoiding gluten doesn’t mean giving up flavor or var...

Learn More
The Seaside Parade of Lights is one of many holiday festivities
Holiday Festivities in Seaside

Seaside is one of the Coast’s most beloved destinations for holiday shopping and seasonal celebrations. Plan a visit around thes...

Learn More