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35th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival
What Is OCMA?
The Oregon Coast Music Association (OCMA) involves, enriches and inspires the community by providing quality classical music and creative musical experiences.
Our Annual Music Festivals feature performances in a multitude of musical styles, including jazz, traditional, Native American, blues, Celtic, chamber, and our 80-piece symphony orchestra, made up of outstanding musicians from all across the country.
OCMA youth programs include in-school concerts and throughout the year OCMA presents special performances by exceptional local, regional and international artists.
34th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
Those special qualities that made Steve Prefontaine a hero to track fans more than two decades ago are still creating new admirers. Many who were not born when Pre was setting records, or ever saw him compete, are inspired by his enduring example of courage, feisty determination, and charisma. Runners can see where it all began this September at the Prefontaine Memorial Run.
Now in its 34th year, The Prefontaine Memorial Run has established the reputation of being a well-organized race catering to the needs of the runner. It is the showpiece of the Bay Area Fun Festival, a two-day community celebration offering events for the entire family.
27th Annual Holiday Of Lights
Lights Sculptures: Pelicans, Puffins, Jellyfish, Shore Acres' Cranes, Life-size leaping Orca whale, Life-size spouting Gray whale, Tulips, Rhododendron, Rose, Dahlia, Dungeness crab, Sea Star, Sea Urchin, Sea Anemone, Sea horse, Octopus, Kelp, Frogs, Butterflies, dragonfly, playful sea lions, leaping frog in pond, ship, fuchsia flower and hummingbird, Koi carp and more!
A community tradition was born in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres decided to "string a few lights" to help celebrate the holidays. That first season, 6,000 miniature lights, one Christmas tree, and the decorated Garden House drew 9,000 visitors. Now, 300,000 LED lights, 30 large landscape lights, dozens of small landscape lights, 26 large holiday trees, dozens of lighted sculptures, entertainment in the pavilion, and a beautifully decorated Garden House draw 40,000 to 50,000+ visitors or more each season