Celebrating 20 Years of Finders Keepers on the Beaches of Lincoln City, OR

Looking for an excuse to get away to one of A1’s fabulous beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon residents are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Finders Keepers, a tradition in which “Float Fairies” hide blown-glass floats along the city’s beaches in a nod to the colorful spheres that used to float ashore from Japanese fishing boats in the days of yore. The “20 on the 20th” celebration kicks off on February 20th with a special drop of 20 limited edition glass floats, which will be a recurring event on the 20th of each month until May. If you’re itching to get away to Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of beautiful coastline, there’s never been a better time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to share this special tradition with you.

Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon.

20 Years of Glass Floats on the Beach

Although Finders Keepers was first imagined by a local blown-glass artist in 1997, it was not until 1999 that Lincoln City sponsored the initial season of glass floats on the beach. The artist was inspired by tales and images of lustrous, blue and green, blown-glass floats that used to wash up on Oregon’s shores from Japanese fishing crews that used them to keep their nets afloat. The project was meant to mark the coming millennium and attracted tourists from across the country. Now, 20 years on, the tradition has cemented itself as a part of Lincoln City’s unique local culture and is sure to remain so for many years to come.

What to Expect on the Hunt for Glass Floats

The glass floats hidden on Lincoln City’s beaches are meant to be found, with their bright colors and inconspicuous positioning below the beach embankment and above the high tide line. The Float Fairies come along several times a day during daylight hours between October and May to place blown-glass floats made by local artisans in fairly conspicuous spots where visitors like you might find them. Barring extreme and unsafe weather conditions, these drops go on as scheduled rain or shine, and there are also special drops to commemorate holidays and other celebrations. If you’re lucky enough to find one, just make sure to register it online through the Explore Lincoln City website. You’ll be able to register your float with its unique number, learn about the artist, and get a Certificate of Authenticity.

More Special Glass Float Drops in 2019

The fairies drop a few floats every day during Finders Keepers season, and 20 limited edition Explore Lincoln City floats will be dropped on the 20th of each month for the rest of the season, so there’s always a chance to get your hands on one. There are a few other special drop dates to look out for as well if you’re thinking of booking a vacation home or one of A1’s cozy beach condo rentals. Lincoln City Float Fairies will be doing a special drop of 50 pink, red, and white floats February 16-17 for Valentine’s Day; 300 extra floats between March 23rd and April 7th for Spring Break; 50 Earth floats April 21-22 for Earth Day; 50 extra floats May 11-12 for Mother’s Day; and 50 red, white, and blue floats May 25-27 for Memorial Day.  Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Start Planning Now for Valentine’s Day on the Central Oregon Coast

With one of A1’s cozy beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be the perfect place to spend a weekend away for Valentine’s Day. The awe-inspiring coastline alone is reason enough to visit this bustling seaside town for a romantic getaway, plus the fact that A1 Beach Rentals offers a host of charming and luxurious beach condo rentals. Lincoln City will also be buzzing with dreamy activities to keep you and your special someone busy (should you even decide to leave your snug cottage or condo for the day!). Here are a few of the top date-friendly options for an idyllic Valentine’s Day getaway in Lincoln City, Oregon:

The Classic “Long Walk on the Beach”

Easy access to beautiful beaches is one of the main reasons people book our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is home to 7½ miles of beaches from Road’s End State Recreation Site in the north to Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge in the south. So, wherever you’re staying, you are sure to be near a beach to start walking hand-in-hand with your better half. Whether you’re in the mood for a pleasant stroll or a more challenging trek, the natural environment of the Central Oregon Coast will accommodate you. There are even ample pieces of driftwood to sit and watch the tide roll in when you’re in the mood for a little break.

Antique & Collectibles Week

Lincoln City is marking Oregon’s 160th anniversary of becoming a state with a special week to spread the city’s story and celebrate antiques and collectibles that bring us back to those early days. There will be special deals and offers at the city’s 15 antique stores representing 100 different dealers, an icon exhibit courtesy of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club, an appraise-a-thon, a new pop-up Antique Faire, and a special Glass Float Drop just for this week! An extra 300 glass floats – all Japanese antiquities like the original glass floats that washed up on Lincoln City’s beaches more than a century ago – will be hidden along the beach for finders to keep.

Valentine’s Demo Class at the Culinary Center

Book your tickets now and make your way to the Lincoln City Culinary Center at 6pm on February 14th for a special cooking class in honor of Valentine’s Day. This fun, two-hour event will begin with a demonstration of how to cook a delectable supper, ending with a meal including wine for you to taste the finished product for yourself. Bring your date or simply bring yourself and meet other foodies along the way.

Live Music Throughout Valentine’s Weekend

There is always something musical going on during the weekends in Lincoln City, and the weekend following Valentine’s Day (which falls on a Thursday this year) will be no different. Salishan Resort will host two Music is Instrumental events over the weekend: a live piano recital with Mei Ting on Friday the 15th at 7:30 pm and a silent auction featuring Ural Thomas and the Pain on Saturday the 16th at 4pm. The Beth Willis Rock Duo will also perform at Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 8pm to midnight in Chinook’s Seafood Grill.  

In addition to everything named so far, there is a host of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, brewpubs, museums, shops, and other pleasant places to spend time with someone special in Lincoln City. There will also be an additional Valentine’s Day Glass Float Drop on February 16th and 17th with 50 red, white and pink floats hidden along the beach for you to discover during a leisurely walk. Just don’t leave your Valentine’s Day plans to chance – book your beach house rental now and secure your place in the most romantic city on the Central Oregon Coast.

It’s Not Too Late for New Year’s Deals on Oregon Beach House Rentals!

A1 Beach Rentals of Lincoln City, Oregon is offering a New Year Special for all beach house rentals during the month of January. All guests who book vacation homes or beach condo rentals for at least two nights during the month of January will be treated to an extra night free of charge! That’s right – the holidays might be over, but the 2019 coastal fun has only begun. Just make sure to mention this special during the booking process if you want to take advantage of the free third night. Here are a few of the fabulous rentals you can choose from for your January stay in Lincoln City, Oregon:

Pirates Lookout
Huge oceanfront deck & hot tub overlooking the ocean, as well as beautiful
ocean views from the family room and living room. Private beach access!

Starry Night (sleeps up to 11 guests)

This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath oceanfront home is one of our finest beach vacation rentals. Oregon and its beautiful coastline will be your playground as you enjoy the luxurious amenities, spacious floor pan, breathtaking views, and incredibly easy access to the beach at Roads End State Park. The first floor features a gourmet kitchen, pub table, dining table with seating for 10, entertainment system with multiple televisions and DVD player, gas fireplace, sleeper sofa, game room featuring a pool table and much more, and a half bathroom. The upper floor is where you’ll find four bedrooms with two king beds, one queen bed, three bunks, and four full bathrooms. There is also a beautiful deck, an outdoor hot tub, a laundry room, fresh linens, and parking for up to three cars. 

Kristy’s Cottage (sleeps up to 4 guests)

This beachfront home is one of A1’s newest listings available for rent. About a mile south of Lincoln City on Gleneden Beach you will find this 2-bedroom, 1-bath shingled cottage with the most stunning panoramic views from every angle of the window-lined great room. Whether it’s sunny or stormy outside, you will be treated to some of the most majestic sights of the Oregon coast from the comfort of plush furniture with a gas fireplace and entertainment system nearby. The rental includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining furniture, laundry room (also featuring ocean views), private courtyard, western-facing deck with wind screen, plenty of seating, two queen bedrooms on the quieter side of the property, luxury bathroom, and fresh sheets and towels.

Nantucket (sleeps 1-2 guests)

If you’re looking for a beach condo rental that’s perfect for a romantic getaway, a ‘best friends’ trip or even a solo adventure, this restored 1920s cottage just one block from the beach is it. The property is full of charm with a beautiful fireplace, comfy furniture, French doors opening onto the main deck, original wainscoting walls, and picturesque white trim. In addition to the main deck, where you will find a luxurious hot tub with ocean views, there is an observation deck with seating for two that is ideal for watching the sunset or sunbathing (when weather allows). You will also find a cozy bedroom with fresh linens, a laundry room, and a kitchen with all the amenities. And when you’re ready to get outdoors, you will find plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and the Chinook Winds Casino Resort all nearby.

There are many more beach rentals on the Central Oregon Coast to choose from, but you will need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal! Contact A1 Beach Rentals today for more information and to book your stay.

Stay in Lincoln City for “the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Thinking about getting away this season to one of our lovely beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon offers a charming atmosphere, abundant shopping options, delicious food and drink, and all the awe-inspiring, natural beauty that the Central Oregon Coast is known for. With third nights free on any two-night stay through the end of December, there are also great deals to be had on last-minute holiday getaways. And, in case you’re wondering: yes, there are still availabilities in some of our best beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting – here are a few of the festive activities you might soon be enjoying if you book your stay today.

Seasonal Celebrations for Winter’s Solstice

December 21st marks the official first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, otherwise known as Winter Solstice. Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City is celebrating the turning season with a free Winter Solstice Celebration from 6:30-8:30pm featuring music, poetry, stories, and yummy treats to nibble on. You might also enjoy staying warm on this wintry night with entertainment and libations at one of the area’s excellent bars and clubs. Left Edge Jazz will perform at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill will host its Christmas Hat & Ugly Sweater Karaoke party starting at 9pm, and DJ Andrew Eternity will provide tunes for the dancefloor at The Beach Club & Event Center starting at 10pm.

A Festive Weekend for Family & Friends

Whether you’re spending the holidays with the whole family, enjoying a romantic winter getaway with your special someone, or taking time out with friends, Lincoln City will provide the backdrop for a beautiful weekend with loved ones as Christmas week approaches. Everyone will enjoy Saturday Morning Cinema at the Bijou Theatre on the 23rd of December, when the holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ plays at 11am to benefit Lincoln City’s Warming Shelter. If you’re looking to laugh, then stop by Comedy Night at the Beach Club and Event Center from 8pm to 11pm Saturday for Amanda Arnold and special guest. There are also live music acts playing all over town this Saturday, including Sami Rouissi at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, Bryan Nichols at MIST Restaurant & Lounge from 7-10pm, Ronnie Jay Duo at Black Squid Beerhouse from 8-10pm, and Brett Lucich at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill at 9pm.

The Calm of Christmas on the Oregon Coast

Restaurants, bars, and other businesses start winding down on the 24th of December, and Lincoln City is filled with a sense of calm as Christmas approaches. You can still enjoy the beach and strolls through town, though, and will even find that many businesses keep their doors open throughout the holiday. On Christmas Eve, Brett Lucich will put on one more show at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, starting at 8:30pm. If you’re in town for Christmas but don’t want to cook, you can even visit Fathoms Restaurant & Bar at the Inn at Spanish Head for their Christmas Day Buffet from 12-7pm on December 25th, but make sure to call ahead for reservations. And if you still have energy to go out the day after Christmas, head over to the Ugly Sweater Glow Bowl Party at Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen from 6-8pm on the 26th, and make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater!

Whatever you have in mind for your winter getaway, just make sure to act fast if you want to book one of the remaining beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is a wonderful place to spend this holiday season – whether you fill your time with activities or take it easy, there is more than one way to create magical memories on the Central Oregon Coast!

Shop Until You Drop in Lincoln City, Oregon

December is a good month for shopping since Christmas is just around the corner. While in town book one of our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon comes alive with the holiday spirit in fall and winter, especially for the time-honored tradition of Christmas shopping. From outlets to craft shops, Lincoln City is a unique retail haven surrounded by inimitable natural beauty on the Central Oregon Coast. If you’re thinking of getting away for a shopping retreat in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will not disappoint! Here are just a few examples of how Lincoln City, Oregon has everything you need to cross everyone off your list:

Antiques

With a cluster of 19 different antique shops found on and around Highway 101 in Lincoln City, you can peruse and shop the day away from morning to night and still not see them all! Lovers of antiquities, and those who love them will have no problem finding unique gifts while enjoying the quaint charm of this seaside town.

Arts & Crafts

Lincoln City is also home to 13 art galleries specializing in everything from blown glass and gemstone jewelry to paintings and sculptures, where you can purchase a truly one-of-a-kind piece for someone special on your gift list. The city is particularly well-known for the colorful blown glass floats that are hidden along the coast in the summertime, which you can also purchase at galleries such as Alder House Glass and Flanigan’s Glass Gallery.

Books & Music

If you’ve got a literature lover or music fanatic on your gift list, Lincoln City will also not disappoint you. The city’s variety of independent shops such as Beach Bum Thrift, Bob’s Beach Books, Media Mogul, North by Northwest Books & Antiques, Pacific Coast Books, and Robert’s Book Shop have got you covered.

Outlet Shopping

Lincoln City is well known for its Outlet Mall featuring high-quality, discounted merchandise from fine retailers such as Bath & Body Works, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Hollister, Levi’s, Nike, North Face, Oshkosh B’Gosh, Reebok, Toys “R” Us, Van Heusen, Zale’s, and many more. You could literally get all your Christmas shopping done in one day and get some amazing deals at the Lincoln City Outlets.

Surf Stuff

If you’ve got a surfer in your life, Lincoln City also boasts three shops where you can find just the right gift: Lincoln City Surf Shop at 4792 Southeast Highway 101, Safari Town Surf Shop at 3026 Northeast Highway 101, and Zuhg Life Surf Shop at 3219 Southwest Highway 101.

Unique Gifts

With kite shops, flower shops, crystal and gem shops, a culinary shop, and even a shop called the Christmas Cottage that’s dedicated to December 25th year-round, Lincoln City is one of the best places to find unique gifts along the Oregon Coast. Many shops are even dedicated to gifts and keepsakes, including Coastal Creations, 101 Inspirations, Barefoot at the Beach, Beachcomber Gifts, Cap’n Gull’s Gift Place, Oregon Country Arts, Treasures of the Sea, and many more.

Don’t delay – call today to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City might just be the perfect place on the Oregon Coast to get away for a couple of days and get all your Christmas shopping done without the stress of a big city.

All are Welcome for Thanksgiving in Lincoln City

With a small number of beach condo rentals still available on select days throughout the long Thanksgiving weekend, it’s not too late to spend this bountiful holiday in Lincoln City, Oregon! Whether you’re a local, a frequent visitor, or just passing through for the first time, there is so much to do here for the whole family. The following are just a few of the activities that make Lincoln City a welcoming place for all this Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving Day: Morning to Night

Residents and visitors of Lincoln City can choose exactly how they want to spend their Thanksgiving, from morning to night. If you’ve booked a stay in one of our beach house rentals, your family will love spending the day cooking, eating, and enjoying entertainment on the big screen TV. However, you might also love getting out and enjoying some time amongst your neighbors. You can start the day the healthy way by running in the 5k Turkey Trot Race at Salishan Resort’s Golf Shop; just make sure to wear your running shoes and bring some canned food for those in need! Salishan Resort is also offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 11 am to 4 pm, which is the perfect, hassle-free way to spend Thanksgiving Day with the whole family. There are plenty of other eating-out options as well. Just make sure to call ahead about pricing and reservations for these delectable options if you want to avoid cooking on turkey day.

  • 3-course Thanksgiving buffet at Surfside Resort’s MIST Restaurant from noon-6pm
  • ‘Thanksgiving Harvest’ at Siletz Bay Buffet in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 11 am
  • 3-course turkey dinner at Chinook Winds’ Rogue River Steakhouse from 11am-10pm
  • 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Side Door Café from noon-6pm

Black Friday Your Way

The day after Thanksgiving has come to be known as Black Friday because it’s the biggest shopping day of the year for many retailers. With a renowned outlet mall and a huge variety of local, artisanal shops, Lincoln City certainly offers many choices for those who want to shop the day away. There are also plenty of alternatives for those who’d rather spend the day outdoors or with family. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched its #OptOutside campaign to encourage people to spend Black Friday outdoors by offering free fishing, crabbing, and clamming – with no license of any sort needed – the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Community Tree Lighting at the Lincoln City Cultural Center is also a great way to get outside with loved ones on the 23rd. The annual event features carolers, a visit from Santa Claus, and hot chocolate, coffee, and apple cider.

Thanksgiving Weekend Continues!

If you haven’t gone into a food and shopping coma by Saturday, you’ll find plenty of activities as the Thanksgiving weekend continues. If you’re looking for unique gifts that you won’t find at any shopping mall, the Santa Sale at the Lincoln City Cultural Center is an ideal way to spend Saturday perusing vendor stalls offering handmade candles, décor, jewelry, textiles, and more. The Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center rounds out the holiday weekend with homegrown and homemade items of all sorts for sale on Sunday from 10am-3pm in the center’s auditorium.

This pristine patch of the Central Oregon Coast truly has something for everyone, and with such cozy yet indulgent beach vacation rentals, Oregon is worth visiting any time of year. Book your stay today and see how much there is to do in and around Lincoln City, OR!

Winter Rates Not Only Reason To Visit Oregon Beach Rentals in October

October is an ideal time to book one of the fabulous Oregon beach house rentals along the coast of Lincoln City, as rates are entering the lower-priced winter season. The summer crowds are also fading to memory as the calm breezes and warm sands remain, making this perhaps the perfect month to stay in one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is chockfull of indoor and outdoor pursuits to choose from during the fall and winter months as well. But if you’re still not sold, here are five of the top reasons why you should stay on the Central Oregon Coast this October:

Ideal Walking and Hiking

During the ‘tourist’ months, walking and hiking trails also tend to be busier. On top of that, the weather can sometimes be too hot for enjoying more strenuous walks in the direct sunlight. This is why early autumn is such an excellent time – the trails are clearer, and the weather is somewhat cooler but not yet cold and stormy.

Autumn Culinary Delights

The bounty of the harvest is on full display throughout Oregon during October and November, and the Central Coast boasts an idyllic sampling of this cornucopia. There are many ways to enjoy the bounty, from pumpkin picking to cider sampling. The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is one of the best places to gain a real appreciation of the food and drink that this areas has to offer, with its series of cooking classes and demonstrations complete with wine and food for one price. Upcoming events at the Culinary Center include a Fall Comfort Food Demonstration Class on October 12, Hands-on Tailgating Class on October 20 and Hands-on Baking Intensive Class on October 27.

Better Beach Time

When school’s out for summer and the weather is hottest, the beaches are sure to be busy wherever you go. Lincoln City is no different. This is one reason why some people prefer visiting its 7½ miles of beautiful coastline during October. It’s often still warm in October, so you can enjoy the feeling of summer once more and get your pick of the best beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is always a beautiful place to visit, but when you can escape the crowds, you can appreciate it that much more.

Fun Fall Activities

There are more fall activities than one person could possibly dream of doing in Lincoln City during the month of October, and there is truly something to suit every taste. There are ghostly walking tours departing from the Lincoln City Cultural Center, Saturday Morning Matinees of classic films at the Bijou Theatre, the Farmers & Crafters Market on Sundays, the 15th Annual Dark & Stormy Night series with authors sharing their work at the Driftwood Public Library, numerous art exhibits throughout the city and, of course, several spooky parties and events on the weekends before and after Halloween.

The Best Booking Deals

With all of the above reasons, it’s plain to see why October is an excellent time to book a stay at one of our beach house rentals. On top of all that, there is also the price. Summer has drawn to a close and that means the end of summer booking rates. Winter boking rates, of course, are always bound to be lower. With the warmth of summer still remaining throughout much of October, you can get the best of both worlds: calm breezes and warm beaches along with lower rates and smaller crowds.

Low winter rates are already kicking in, so what are you waiting for? Book your stay today and enjoy the splendor of October in Lincoln City, Oregon!

End of Summer Romantic Getaways

Beach condo rentals offer the ideal mix of comfort, location and romance for a quick getaway to enjoy the last of the summer sun before autumn begins. If you’re thinking of getting away to the Central Oregon Coast through October, there are many beach house rentals to choose from. A-1 Beach Rentals still has several available bookings for the coziest and most luxurious condo rentals – as well as larger properties – in the best locations along the coast of Lincoln City, Oregon. There are even deals to be had, including on the restored 1927 property with hot tub known as the ‘Nantucket’ cottage. Keep reading to learn more about beach condo rentals in Lincoln City and book your romantic getaway today!

A Prime Location for All Sorts of Couples

One of the best things about Lincoln City as a location is the close proximity of the ocean to many of the city’s best beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches are among the most beautiful in the world and offer exceptional sunsets as well as endless activities including beach walking, beachcombing, boating, boogie boarding, crabbing, fishing, surfing and swimming. It’s a great place for all sorts of couples to get away from it all, as there is something for everyone in this charming town. Local entertainment includes a world-class casino, craft shopping, hiking trails and wildlife viewing areas, golf and spa at the Salishan Resort, a historic lighthouse, miniature golf, movie house, museums, theatre and skate park. There are also a number of excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and even a culinary center offering cooking courses complete with a meal and wine. And speaking of wine – several world-renowned wineries are only a short drive away.

Consider a Quaint Little Cottage for Two

The Nantucket is an excellent example of what a romantic beach condo rental can and should be. It is the epitome of quaint and cozy, with its original wainscoting walls, crisp white trim, a handcrafted wood fireplace, comfy furnishings for two and beautiful French doors that lead you to a wooden deck offering a hot tub and lovely atmosphere. There is even a second deck to soak in some rays or observe the ocean from matching patio chairs. Quaint and cozy doesn’t have to mean rustic or roughing it, though. This cute cottage comes equipped with cable television, DVD player, VCR, movies, stereo and WIFI to keep you entertained, as well as a full kitchen with coffee maker, cookware, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster and utensils. Other perks include fresh linens, washer/dryer, private yard with its own walkway and nearby amenities such as a fitness center, library, playground, medical services, ATM, FedEx and outlet shopping.

Romance, Adventure & More – the Choice is Yours

Whether you are the kind of couple who enjoys adventure in the great outdoors, or if sunbathing by day and putting your feet up near the fire by night is more your style, a condo rental in Lincoln City can give you the perfect home-from-home or home-base for a weekend away. You can be right on the beach, close to mountainous hiking trails or in the heart of the downtown’s delightful shops and tasty restaurants. Contact A-1 Beach Rentals today to learn more about the available condo rentals and activities in Lincoln City, and book your romantic getaway today!

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon

With the right beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon can be the perfect place to spend Labor Day weekend with the whole family. Many people consider this long weekend the unofficial end of summer and one last excuse to barbeque and celebrate the sunshine. For kids who’ve recently returned to school, the festive feeling of Labor Day also helps ease the transition back into early morning wakeups and homework assignments. If a weekend away for Labor Day sounds like a plan for you, A-1 Beach Rentals can help you find the right beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City and its exciting calendar of events will do the rest!

Activities & Events for Labor Day in Lincoln City

There is wide a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events to choose from if you’re planning on spending Labor Day weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon. Here are a few of the top picks:

  • 60 Works in 60 Days The latest show at Lincoln City Cultural Center’s Chessman Gallery runs from August 10 to September 10, with local artists Katia Kyte (oils) and Joanne Daschel (glass & stone mosaics) each creating one small piece every day.
  • Cruise the Coast The main street in Lincoln City is transferred into a 7-mile “cruise scene” with music and car shows from August 24 to September 15.
  • ‘Sylvia’ at Theatre West Escape from reality with live theatre at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. The latest play on at Lincoln City’s Theatre West centers on a man who finds a dog in the park with the name “Sylvia” on her tag, which comes as a welcome surprise for him but a is seen as a cause for jealousy by his wife.
  • Live Music All Weekend – Country/rock band Rock & Roll Cowboys play live at Chinook Winds Casino’s Seafood Grill from 8pm-midnight on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Rusty Truck Brewing also features lively acts throughout the weekend. Syco Bill’s String Band are on at 9 pm on August 31, Hippie Love Slave perform electric blues at 9 pm on September 1 and Billy D & the Hoodoos play at 8 pm on September 2.
  • Italian Cooking Class If you’re interested in learning how to prepare fall-inspired Italian food from scratch, you’ll want to book your spot at this hands-on cooking class at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center from 11am-2pm on Saturday, September 1. The $75 fee includes lessons from a renowned chef followed by a delicious meal and wine.
  • Free Fishing Weekend Oregon residents and visitors will be treated to a full weekend of free crabbing, clamming and fishing without a license on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 complements of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
  • Summer Morning MatineeLincoln City’s Bijou Theatre wraps up its popular Sunday Morning Matinee series with the beloved animated classic ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven” on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at 11 am.
  • Farmers & Crafters Market Lincoln City’s Cultural Center comes alive with its outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 2, featuring nothing but handmade and homegrown items.

For more information about the above activities and events, visit the Oregon Coast website’s Lincoln City events calendar.

Sun and Fun are the Main Event

Whether you choose a larger rental home or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City is perfectly positioned for fun in the sun thanks to its 7½ miles of pristine beaches. The whole family can enjoy beach walks, building sandcastles, swimming in the ocean or sunbathing, and then head back for barbecuing or even some time in the hot tub. So don’t waste time. Contact A-1 Beach Rentals to book your perfect Labor Day beach rental today!

Join the Fun at Lincoln City’s 4th of July Celebration

Whether you live nearby or are staying in one of our beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is the place to be this 4th of July. The city will be buzzing in the days leading up to Independence Day and everyone can find a whole range of events, activities, and pastimes to make the most of the celebrations. From tiny tots to great-grandparents, there’s something for everyone just a hop, skip or jump away from each of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is an ideal spot to find yourself on America’s birthday – so how will you make the most of it? Here are a few suggestions to make your 4th in Lincoln City as fun and festive as can be.

 

Siletz Bay Music Festival

Yacoov Bergman, the Artistic Director of the Siletz Bay Music Festival, has curated a wonderful 2-week program of chamber, vocals, big band and full orchestra music from June 20th to July 4th. Many performances will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, but a variety of music events will be hosted at other venues around Lincoln City as well. It all culminates with the “Sweet Land of Liberty” Festival Orchestra at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort on the 4th of July.

Pixie Fest

If you’re in Lincoln City with the kids the weekend before the 4th and you’re wondering what to do, why not take them to Pixie Fest at Chinook Winds Casino Resort? There will be rides, games, food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, June 30th and noon to 5 pm on Sunday, July 1st.

Pancake Breakfast

Make sure to get up early on the 4th of July and head to Gleneden Beach Community Club at 110 Azela Street for the annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 am to 11am. You can get your fill of ham, sausage, eggs, pancakes and all the fixings for $6 (adults) or $3 (kids 4-10). Children under 4 years old even eat for free.

Craft Fair and Food Court

After breakfast, you can keep the whole family entertained at the Gleneden Beach Craft Fair and Food Court from 10 am – 3 pm. Just head to the Eden Hall at 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop Road for all sorts of vendors, arts & crafts, food, music and more.

Independence Day Parade

Some people say that Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without a parade, and if you tend to agree then you will need to find yourself at Gleneden Beach when Lincoln City’s annual 4th of July parade starts at 1 pm. Parking at the beach will be limited, so plan accordingly and remember to find a copy of the parade map online beforehand to pick your perfect spot to spectate.

Festive Live Music

There will also be a variety of live music acts playing in the historic Taft District of Lincoln City from 1 pm to 9 pm on the 4th of July. The acts are still to be announced, so stay tuned and check the OregonCoast.org website for more information leading up to the day.

Fireworks Display

To cap things off, Lincoln City will be dazzled by a captivating display of fireworks over Siletz Bay in the Taft District after dusk, from about 10-10:30 pm. Save your energy, because this display will be magical and worth the wait.

When it’s all said and done, you’ll be ready to head back to your homes or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City will still be alive with that festive spirit once the 4th of July is over, though, so keep A-1 Beach Rentals in mind for all your summer fun right on through to Labor Day!