WindFest kicks off the first week of June and runs through Labor Day weekend. Click on the calendar for a list of events. Events are held at the east end of the Port of Siuslaw boardwalk.
The Port will host kid and adult activities each weekend. Events are planned for every Friday and Saturday and most Sundays. Events, performances, demonstrations and classes will take place on the beautiful Florence boardwalk in Florence, Oregon.
For kids, WindFest will include Pirate Days, tours on Coast Guard Boats, Smokey the Bear, presentations from local marine biologists, ODFW, clam and crabbing with Bill Lackner, dance contests, and Frontier Days.
For adults, WindFest will include live music on the boardwalk, every Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm, including performances by Paul Biondi, Tommy Hogan, JJ Camo, the Weekenders. Additional events include wine and spirits tastings, Aztec Dancers, a car show, and more.
Florence has a beautiful old town with many fine restaurants and galleries. The town sits on the Siuslaw River along the Oregon coast. The travel website Expedia recently named Florence America’s most beautiful small town.
Says Port Manager Steven Leskin, “This summer’s WindFest should be a lot of fun for families. There is something for everyone. Florence is beautiful (and windy) in the summer. There will be lots to do. The boardwalk setting is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine from a local winery or enjoying live music on the river with the sun setting in the background or watching a kids dance contest. Plus, it’s rumored that staff have surprised events planned.”
The Port of Siuslaw RV Park is running a special promotion. Receive one half off your last night’s stay at the Port of Siuslaw campground or RV Park when you mention “WindFest” at registration.
All events are free and open to the public. A suggested donation to the evening concerts is two cans of food for the Florence Food Bank.
The Florence Boardwalk is located at the corners of Bay and Nopal Streets. For more information, call (541) 997 3040.