The SS Pacific Tracker launched in 1965 as the break-bulk freighter, SS Mormacdraco. She’s 202.90 meters (665 feet, 8 inches) long, and 22.86 meters (75 feet) wide. In 2009 she was converted to X-Band Transportable Radar Ship at Cascade General Shipyards in Portland and renamed the SS Pacific Tracker.
1st annual Goon Dawgz Hot dog eating contest, Shanghaied in Astoria, Astori-Us, and more this weekend!
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.
Over 30 local business will be celebrating Astori-Us Day this Friday, July 15, 2022 from 11am to 8pm with events, performances, sidewalk sales, and more!
Kit’s Apothecary (1332 Commercial) will celebrate their new location with a ribbon cutting at 11am. Astoria’s favorite magician, Seth Howard, will be performing a The Magic Shop (1125 Commercial) at 1:3pm, and don’t miss the sidewalk sales at Gulley’s Butcher Shop (1255 Commercial), Purple Cow Toys (1380 Commercial), Vintage Hardware (1343 Commercial), and more! Keep your eyes and ears open as you stroll through downtown for live music and other entertainment too!
Scroll through the Instagram feed and Facebook page of the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association for more info about participants and the event (the ADHDA website doesn’t seem to have much information on the event).
The Ten Fifteen Theater (1016 Commercial) presents the 24 hour Performathon 2022 from Friday July 15th at 7:15pm through July 16th at 7:15pm.
Join us to celebrate our first year back from the pandemic! Over the course of 24 hours, audiences will be amazed, delighted, and throughly entertained. (Or perhaps we will just be delirious!)
This fundraising event will feature scenes, monologues, music, dance, and more!
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.
1st annual Hot Dog Eating Competition “Dawgz for Dogs”
Goon Dawgz will be slinging their exceptional dogs Sunday beginning at noon, but will pause for the event from 4pm-4:30pm.
First place price is a hot dog medal and goodies, and second and third place will win a gift basket.
Attendance is free, but to compete you must be over 18, and there is a $20 entry fee. Check out the Goon Dawgz website for the registration and ticket form.
Clatsop County Animal Shelter will receive all proceeds from the competition entry fee, and will have adoptable dogs at the event!
We have secured another year of unlimited admission to the museum and 3d theater; a subscription to the museum’s magazine, The QuarterDeck; discounts at the museum store; free admission to lectures; class discounts; invites to member-only events; and monthly reciprocal admission at regional attractions.