September 8th • 5:30 – 8 pm: Opening Night Benefit Bash @ Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
September 9th • 12 – 5 pm: Cannon Beach Cottage Tour @ Homes Across Cannon Beach
September 10th • 11 am – 2 pm: High Tea by the Sea @ Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall
While summer is in full swing—we haven’t even hit smoke season yet—and the first day of fall is still a hazy, incorporeal event in the distant future, that doesn’t mean you can’t start pondering an end-of-season vacation. One might even argue these vacations are superior to height-of-season trips. With kiddos starting to go back to school and crowds thinning out, the end of summer is a great time to head to the coast to soak up some of those dwindling clear days.
If you time it right, you can even catch the annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tours on September 9th. This year marks the 20th anniversary where the doors to historic cottages, beach dream homes, and “architectural wonders” open to the public, and to celebrate this milestone, over a dozen from past tours will be on display for a “Greatest Hits Tour.” While a map of the cottages won’t be distributed until noon the day of the tour, locations are planned to stretch from Tolovana to the Presidential Streets.
A highlight of this year is the home of former Governor Oswald West, Oregon’s defender of public beaches. Heads up: There’ll be a shuttle transporting people up and down the route—which is sure to be nice after making the hours-long trip down to Cannon Beach. Tickets are $45 in advance on Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s website and $50 on the day of the tour. You can also check out other activities the organization’s got planned for the whole weekend!