Cool off in Astoria this weekend and check out the Astoria Open Studios Tour, take in a Shanghaied in Astoria show, wander around the Astoria Sunday Market, and more!
Shanghaied in Astoria
Performances of the 38th season of Astor Street Opry‘s Shanghaied in Astoria take place at 7pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through September 10, 2022, with three Sunday matinees; July 24, August 21, and September 4.
Shanghaied in Astoria is a vaudeville-esque musical melodrama set in mid-summer 1904, around the time of the annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Eric Olson, our Norwegian hero, sets out to rescue his sweetheart Miss Virginia Sweet, who is a ward of the villainous Max Krooke.
Visit the website for ticket purchase options. Tickets are $15 or $20, depending on seating location. The Astor Street Opry company theater is located at 129 W Bond Street.
Astoria Open Studios Tour
The Astoria Open Studios Tour takes place this Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and July 31, 2022 from 11am to 5pm at studios all over town.
Each year during the last weekend of July, artists throughout historic Astoria open their studios to the general public to share their art and creative process. Visitors from near and far get an all-access pass behind the scenes and into the life of each artist. Free, full-color tour guides featuring all artists are available at the AVA Gallery and throughout downtown Astoria in late July. There is no cost to go on the tour.
Find printed guides at many locations downtown and many galleries. The online version of the tour guide is available on the AVA website.
Astoria Sunday Market
The Astoria Sunday Market runs from 10am to 3pm every Sunday through mid-October on 12th Street downtown, between Marine Drive and Exchange.
Astoria Sunday Market, at the heart of Astoria’s Downtown, combines fresh produce, local arts & crafts, food, music and more in a lively downtown street market atmosphere. The market features up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. In addition, the Market has a lively food court with regional entertainment making this the gathering place each Sunday for locals and visitors to the region.