Annual Tourism Grant Program

The goal of Seaside’s Tourism Grant Program is to support and coordinate event development to ensure that Seaside can meet or exceed visitor expectations as a tourism destination and derive the greatest possible economic impact from visitor spending.

Funding priority is given to projects and events that occur during the shoulder seasons and winter months with a strong potential for creating local room nights. No more than $3,000 will be granted to projects happening between Memorial Day and Labor Day (with the exception of July 4th fireworks funding, which City leaders typically earmark as a “signature Seaside event”).

For more information, review the guidelines and information below. You may also contact the Director of Tourism Marketing at 503.738.3097 or via email with questions.

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Grant Application Window is OPEN.

The current grant application round is for proposals to occur between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2025.
* Review the 2024-2025 Tourism Grant Program Guidelines. This is REQUIRED reading for all applicants.
* Submit your grant application online.
* Email all required supporting documents by the deadline.

Application window opened Feb. 2, 2024. Deadline is FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024.

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2023 – 2024 Seaside Tourism Grant Program Recipients:

  • Seaside Chamber of Commerce / July 4th Fireworks
  • Seaside SandFest / Masters Sand Sculpture Exhibition
  • Doxies of PNW Club / DachSand
  • Seaside Historical Society Museum / Lewis & Clark Saltmakers Return
  • Pride in Seaside
  • Seaside School District / Three Course Challenge
  • Seaside Library Foundation / Caper on the Coast
  • Seaside Downtown Development Association / Halloween Happenin’s
  • Seaside Jazz & Blues
  • Oregon Rides & Events / Ride the Dirt Wave

PRESS RELEASE on 2023-2024 Grant Awards.


Thank you for your support of Seaside.