Closing Weekend Coming Up for Lincoln City’s Glass Floats on the Beach

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If you’ve been thinking about booking one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals and finding one of the famous glass floats hidden on the beach, May is your last month to do so before the summer’s done. Colorful works of blown glass art inspired by the old glass floats washed ashore from bygone Japanese fishing vessels are only “dropped” on the beach here between the end of October and Memorial Day. So, now is your chance to take part in the tradition, get a glass float of your own, and find a few more reasons to keep coming back. Keep reading to learn more. 
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The Annual Lincoln City Tradition Lives On
Glass Floats on the Beach, Finders Keepers, Special Glass Drops and Float Faeries have been part of an annual tradition along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline for nearly two decades. This year, the first “drop” of hand-blown glass floats took place on October 22nd and, as every year, the last drop will take place on Memorial Day. With each special drop, the volunteer “Float Faeries” set forth during daylight hours to place a series of official floats above the tidal line, all of which have been created and numbered by local artists. You can even have yours registered and receive a Certificate of Authenticity.

A Special Drop for Mother’s Day and More

This year Lincoln City is hosting a “Special Glass Drop in Celebration of Mother’s Day” on Sunday, May 14th that will include 100 additional floats to be carefully placed in safe hiding spots along the beach between Siletz Bay and Roads End. With a selection of luxurious beach vacation rentals Lincoln City really is an ideal setting to treat any mother, and while you’re here for the glass art you might as well enjoy a little extra fun! Whether you’re a mother yourself or celebrating the special mothers in your life, New Mexico Restaurant’s “Mother’s Day Painting Party” will be a treat to enjoy. Stop by the restaurant on Southeast Highway 101 from 4pm to 6pm to enjoy margaritas, munchies and your fill of painting fun for only $40. And don’t worry – complete amateurs are not only welcome but encouraged!

Memorial Day & Closing Weekend Festivities

The Closing Weekend of Finders Keepers will begin on Saturday, May 27thwith another 100 floats dropped and an extra-special, “jumbo” float making its way to the beach in a flurry of activity. Whoever finds the jumbo float will also win a weekend getaway package, so it’s worth your while to get out there early! The weekend will culminate on Monday, May 29th with events including the 72nd Annual Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 11 am in Depoe Bay. Organizers of this Memorial Day event honor the lives of those lost at sea by sailing a fishing fleet adorned with flowers out to sea, followed by a reception.

May is the last month where glass floats will be “dropped” on the beach for finders to keep until this colorful annual tradition begins again next October, and the end of the month is known as the unofficial start of summer. With accommodations ranging from massive family homes to beach condo rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is also a perfect place for travelers to stay. So why not book your holiday rental today?

Plan Your Springtime Travels to Lincoln City, Oregon While the Fun Lasts

If you’re thinking of renting one of our Oregon beach house rentals to get away for a springtime holiday, there’s no time like the present to get the ball rolling. Spring is here and it’s time to embrace the fresh feeling in the great outdoors while this season lasts. You will need to book your rental home and plan your activities soon, though, before the rentals you desire are unavailable and the most enjoyable events have passed or sold out. Below you will find a sampling of some of the best events to look forward to as you plan your springtime travels to Lincoln City, Oregon this year. 

Spring Events at the Lincoln City Culinary Center

There are all sorts of events coming up at the Lincoln City Culinary Center this spring. If you’re a die-hard foodie looking to take your culinary game to the next level,        13book your beach home now and secure a spot at the 5-day French Cooking Intensive class. This hands-on course with Chef Sharon Wiest will take place from Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, April 8th and will include breakfast and lunch every day for $400. Luckily, some of the best beach rentals Oregon has to offer are still available nearby so you can enjoy your French cooking adventure while staying comfortably and soaking in the local atmosphere.

If you’re interested in a less intense cooking class, perhaps the 3-hour “2 Doughs, Many Uses” course from 1-4 p.m. on April 16th (Easter Sunday) is more your speed. For $50 Chef Sharon Wiest will show you many different recipes to make out of two simple doughs, and you will get to enjoy some of your cookery creations for a delicious treat. And if you plan to visit on Saturday the 6th of May, you may want to make time for the Fish Taco Cook-Off that takes place at the Culinary Center every year. You won’t need to book ahead or pay a thing for admission, but make sure to bring cash for samples of fish tacos so you can vote on your favorite and see who wins!

Family-Friendly Events After Easter

Lincoln City is the perfect destination if you’re planning on spending some time with your kids during their Spring Break. You’ll find the city filled with youthful joy from Saturday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 30th when Community Days take place in Lincoln City with an Easter egg hunt, parade and ice cream social. The Easter Egg Hunt, which is hosted by the Kiwanis Club, will take place at the Regatta Grounds Park on Sunday, April 23rd.

Special Springtime Glass Drops on Lincoln City’s Coast

While the Pacific Northwest boasts plenty of beach vacation rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is possibly the best place to stay by the sea this time of year. Book your stay now and get ready for one of the two upcoming special glass drops along the city’s 7½ miles of pristine coastline. Two thousand and seventeen glass floats and other pieces of unique glass art will be “dropped” in hiding places along the beach between October and May this year, but you’re most likely to find them if you come at the right time. There will be 15 earth floats dropped in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and 23rd, and 100 pieces of glass art will be dropped in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13th and 14th. You might find your own local treasure anywhere between Siletz Bay and the Roads End area.

There’s plenty to do, but the best accommodations will book up fast. So contact us today if you’re thinking of getting away to the Oregon Coast for some seaside fun this spring!