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Upcoming Events:

2018 Cottage & Garden Tour Weekend of Events – September 7 – 9:

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. – Jazz Concert featuring R.J. Marx Quartet

The first event of the Cottage & Garden Tour kicks-off with a jazz concert and reception. The R.J. Marx Quartet features a world-class frontline of saxophone and guitar exploring some of the most challenging and rarely-performed compositions of the major jazz composers from the ’40s -’70s, as well as an array of traditional favorites.

This event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum (1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach.) In addition to a wonderful food spread provided by the Speer-Miller family, we will also have a fun photo booth set up complete with props. Mustaches, glasses, and whacky hats. Join us for some fun and frivolity!

Tickets for this event are $15 and are available to purchase over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. This event will be included in weekend package purchases. Weekend package tickets are just $75 and include all events. To receive the membership discount, please give us a call at 503-436-9301.


Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. – Luncheon & Lecture featuring Oregon author Bill Sullivan

The luncheon and lecture will take place at the Tolovana Inn (3400 South Hemlock, Tolovana Park) from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. We encourage attendees to park at the Tolovana Wayside State Park, which is right next to the Tolovana Inn. Tour-goers can even take the bus from the State Park to mid-town if they wish. The luncheon has been prepared by Dough Dough Bakery. Dough Dough Bakery is one of the coast’s premiere caterers and bakeries. Dough Dough is run by several award winning chefs, bakers, and sommeliers. They have provided food for Savor Cannon Beach, Stormy Weather, and more!

This year’s keynote speaker is Oregon author William (Bill) Sullivan. Sullivan is a fifth generation Oregonian and a prolific writer, adventurer, hiker, and historian. His award winning books are delve in Oregon’s legendary, unknown, and often strange past. His talk will focus on the history of Cannon Beach and the trails and roads used to access them – don’t miss some history of Governor Oswald West. West was governor from 1911-1913 and was one of the major reasons that our beaches are open to the public. Tickets to this event are $25 and are available to purchase over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. Weekend packages are $75 and include all events, including this one. To receive the membership discount, please call us at 503-436-9301.

For more information about our speaker visit: http://www.oregonhiking.com/william-l-sullivan


Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Home & Garden Tour

The highly anticipated Cottage & Garden Tour tour of homes will take place on Saturday, September 8 from noon until 5:00 p.m. Tickets and maps will be available tour day at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum (1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach.) Maps and tickets will be available at noon on tour day at the museum. We will be touring about ten vintage homes, beach dream homes, and well-tended gardens of mid-town Cannon Beach. We’ll even be touring one of the most iconic homes of Cannon Beach!

We are excited to include a little more music this year with local musicians Maggie Kitson and Richard Thomasian performing in the gardens of one of the home. Kitson and Thomasian are fabulous musicians who perform blues, rock, folk, and more! They have been the tour’s most popular performers, so we’re very happy to have them back! They will be playing music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This location will be indicated on the tour map.

Did you know that this is a fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum? Visit us during the tour between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for wine tasting with The Cannon Beach Wine Shack and Puffin wine. Yum! Take a tour through the museum while you’re there, or just take a little break.

Tickets for home and garden tour are $35 and include the Saturday night jazz concert. Want to attend a couple events? We suggest purchasing a weekend package, this includes all the events (Friday night concert with the RJ Marx Quartet, Saturday luncheon and lecture with author Bill Sullivan, Saturday night 1920’s jazz concert, and even the garden tea with presenter Lucy Hardiman.) Tickets are available to purchase over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. To receive the membership discount, please give us a call at 503-436-9301.

Questions? Give us a call at 503-436-9301 – We keep the locations of the home a secret until the day of the tour, so we can’t tell you that, but if you want to know more about the raffle, music, or anything else (besides the homes) we’re happy to help!


Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. – Garden Tea

The final event of the Cottage & Garden Tour weekend. The English Style Garden Tea will take place at the Tolovana Inn (3400 South Hemlock, Tolovana Park.) Attendees are encouraged to park at the Tolovana Wayside State Park. Enjoy Kettle Black Tea with real china tea cups and saucers. Delight in real scones and cucumber sandwiches and other tasty morsels from Dough Dough Bakery while listening to a presentation by garden speaker, Lucy Hardiman. Hardiman is a nationally recognized garden designer, writer and speaker . A longtime Northwest horticultural treasure, Hardiman is the owner and principal of the award-winning Perennial Partners, a collaborative garden design group in Portland, Oregon.

Tickets to this event are $20 and can be purchased over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. This event sold out last year, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early. Weekend packages are $75 and include all events. To receive the membership discount, please call us at 503-436-9301.

Learn more about our speaker at: http://www.lucyflora.com/about-lucy/