Entertainment and Events
Seaside predates any other town on the Oregon coast as a place built with good times in mind. A zoo and racetrack were among Seaside’s first structures, and arcades are still thriving near the foot of Broadway. Cannes Cinema (U.S. 101 at 12th Ave.) is a five-screen multiplex showing first-run films.
The annual Oregon Dixieland Jubilee (800/738-6894, www.jazzseaside.com) takes place at the end of February. This event has been gaining momentum for more than 25 years and appeals to fans of Dixieland and traditional jazz.
The town celebrates Fourth of July with a parade, a picnic and social at the Seaside Museum, and a big fireworks show on the beach.
In early September, Wheels and Waves (503/717-1914) brings over 500 classic hot rods and custom cars (1962 and earlier, please) to downtown and the Civic and Convention Center (1st Ave. at Necanicum Dr.).
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel