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Shipwrecks! At the Columbia River Maritime Museum

Shipwrecks! At the Columbia River Maritime MuseumShipwrecks!,  the newest exhibit at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Drive), debuts on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

  • Experience the terror and fascination surrounding shipwrecks on our shores.
  • Learn about what causes shipwrecks.
  • See how people have responded to such tragedies in the past, and what can be learned from studying these events.
  • Discover the far-reaching impact such events have on the environment and the economy.
  • Find out how maritime archeologists are using new methods to study these remote sites to learn more about our past.

The museum is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Astoria Weekend Amusements (May 26-30, 2022)

If you’re into partying close to water, this is the weekend for you – two pier parties! Also learn about the Clatsop Plain Elk, attend a Magic Show, and find a treat at the Sunday Market.

Thursday

Nature Matters: Monitoring Clatsop Plains Elk

Fort George Thursday Night Lecture Series

Join  Scientists in Parks steward Emily Scott this Thursday, May 26, 2022 as she presents on  Monitoring Clatsop Plains Elk at the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery (1438 Duane Street).

Elk are a quintessential figure of the Pacific Northwest, and a relic of cultural, historical, and ecological significance within the Clatsop Plains. Beginning in 2008, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and its partners implemented a research plan which gathers key information on Clatsop Plains elk herds. These data are integral for a sound understanding of local elk ecology and have direct implications on management decisions aiming for balanced preservation of elk and human interests. This seminar by Scientists-in-Parks Steward, Emily Scott, will help you get to know your ungulate neighbors by describing this research, what it reveals, and what it could mean.

The Nature Matters series of talks takes place the fourth Thursday of each month, and is brought to you by the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the North Coast Watershed Association.

Doors open at 6pm, and food & beverages are available. This event is all ages and there is no cover!

Saturday

Magic Show

The Magic Shop & MoreThe Magic Shop & More is one of those places that make downtown Astoria special. And to boot, Seth Howard, the fantastic proprietor and magician, is a delightful character and ambassador for Astoria. Don’t miss this show!

To celebrate the one year anniversary of  The Magic Shop & More (1125 Commercial) Seth Howard, owner and magician, is inviting us all down to the shop this Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1pm for a Magic Show!

There will be free balloons for the kids and a free magic trick with each purchase.

Party on Pier 39

Pier 39 AstoriaThe First Annual Memorial Day Party on Pier 39 (100 39th) takes place this Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10am-9pm.
 
Come out for the live music, giveaways, treats, and ribbon cutting for two brand new Pier 39 tenants:  Yummy Lu’s nostalgic treat window, and Mess Hall Market, a specialty food shop.
 
At 3pm Astoria’s own Scott Justus will be playing bluegrass music, followed at 5pm by the Beach Band, sponsored by The Vineside Wine Bar.

 

Sunday

Astoria Sunday Market

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.  

Party at Pier 12

The Sea Crab HouseHead down to the river this Sunday, May 29, 2022 for the Party at Pier 12, from 3pm-12pm. 

Hosted by the fine folks at The Sea Crab House, Astoria (1 12th Street), the parking lot will be blocked off for a full day of live music, DJs, food trucks, and The Sea Crab House seafood boils.  There will be a beer garden (cocktails and wine too!), and Axecutioner will be hosting some mobile axe throwing fun.  

Music will be provided by Return Flight, The Radio Riots, and Harbor Place.