Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lincoln City Glass Floats and Finders Keepers

What do artistic glass floats plus the Oregon coast add up to?  The answer is Lincoln City's Finders Keepers of course!

Throughout the off season in Lincoln City, beautiful, one of a kind, glass floats are tucked away above the high tide mark on the 7 1/2 miles of public beach between the Cutler City and Road's End sections of Lincoln City.  If you find a float, you keep it!

The 2014-2015 Finder Keepers kicks off October 18, 2014 and continues until Memorial Day weekend, 2015.

For more information on creating these glass masterpieces, take a tour of one of the many Lincoln City galleries featuring glass work.  Often, you will be able to talk to the artists and watch them in action.

Glass Art Studios
These are just a few of the many glass art studios and showrooms in Lincoln City.





Bella Beach Vacation Rentals has beach homes close to where Finder's Keepers floats are hidden. While all our homes are in the Lincoln City area, Ebb and Flow, Ebb Tide, Honeysuckle Cottage and Cozy Cottage are all within walking distance of Finders Keepers! Call us to find out more or go to www.bellabeachrentals.com to view and reserve homes online. Lisa is available at 541-921-8885 9am to 10 pm to assist planning your trip. We are standing by to help you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time for a Show! Fall Concerts in Lincoln City

This fall and winter brings some big names to the stage at Lincoln City's Chinook Winds Stage.  Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols and The Beach Boys (how appropriate, right?) are all performing live before the end of 2014.  Tickets are on sale now!




TRACE ADKINS LIVE IN CONCERT - September 19 & 20 - 8pm
Chinook Winds Casino

Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228) or in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $53.50 - $68.50. Must be 16 or older to attend.






JOE NICHOLS LIVE IN CONCERT - October 24 & 25 - 8pm
Chinook Winds Casino

Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228) or in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $18.50 - $33.50. Must be 16 or older to attend.




LASERSPECTACULAR PINK FLOYD - November 8 - 8pm
Chinook Winds Casino

Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228) or in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $15. Must be 16 or older to attend.




THE BEACH BOYS - December 5 & 6 - 8pm
Chinook Winds Casino

Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228) or in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $33.50 - $48.50. Must be 16 or older to attend.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rok it! Unleashing the Kite Warrior at the Fall Kite Festival

October 4 - 5, 2014 sees the return of The Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival.  The festival takes full advantage of the ocean breezes, that make flying a kite on the beaches of Lincoln City a pastime and provides the perfect setting to watch and talk to advanced kite flyers.

This year, aside from expert demonstrations, there will also be free kite making for the kids, and the featured "running of the bols" challenge - in which brave souls run into the wind dragging a doughnut shaped kite behind them.  The fastest contestant wins the right to brag excessively!

The Fall Kite festival will also be featuring a Rok Battle theme including demonstrations and clinics. Rokkaku kite flyers participate in aerial combat with the goal of grounding the opponent's kites.


2014 FALL KITE FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 4-5, 2014  10am-4pm
D-River Wayside

10am: Opening Announcements.
10am-12noon: Performances by featured fliers.
10am-2pm: FREE Kids Kite Making Workshop: Calling all Kids! Make your own paper kite that actually flies!
11am – 12:30pm: Kite Making Workshop with PhantomStar Designs: $5 Tyvek Kite Kit.
12:30pm–12:50pm: You wanna Rok? Join the reining AKA Grand National Rokkaku Battle Individual Champion and learn the techniques of this dark-side-of-kiting battle. Bring your own Rok kite, or purchase a Battle-in-the-Bag kit at one of Lincoln City’s kite shops!
12noon – 1pm: Running of the BOLs: Bragging rights to those who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a doughnut-shaped kite! Register on the field during the event.
1pm – 1:45 pm: Rok Battle! Watch the best of the best battling on the field. All experienced Rok warriors and those who attended the clinic are encouraged to participate.
2pm – 2:30pm: Kids Parade: After making their kites, the kids parade down to the beach to show-off their incredible creations!
2:30-4pm: Performances by featured fliers.
4pm: Festival close.
ALL DAY: Learn the fun AND safe way to enjoy the beach presented by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary!
ALL DAY: Kids Passports: Kids will receive a FREE passport to the world of kites. Collect autographs from the featured fliers to win great prizes! Passports are available at the Event Tent.
ALL DAY: BIG Show Kites – including a pod of life-size Whale kites – adorn the Lincoln City sky!
ALL DAY: Raffle Prizes: Enter to win Lincoln City Signature Glass Floats, gift certificates, kite-related prizes and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Help us keep our beaches clean and receive a FREE raffle ticket by exchanging a full bag of beach debris at the Event Tent for your ticket.

Schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.






Ready to fly on over to the Oregon Coast?  Booking your Oregon coast vacation home is easy! Go to www.bellabeachrentals.com to view and reserve homes online. Or call Lisa at 541-921-8885 9am to 10 pm for assistance planning your trip. We are standing by to help you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hiking the Cascade Head Trail

Cascade Head, so named for the water flowing over it's cliffs to join the ocean, is a spectacular place to enjoy a hike on the Oregon Coast, with sea lions providing a chorus in the cove, islands in the distance and abundant wildflowers in the meadows.  Located, north of Lincoln City, the headland provides three trails from which to enjoy the meadows, sea and sky.

Interested?  Perhaps you would even like a guide!  September 13, 2014 at 10 am The Nature Conservancy will be offering guided tours! These hikes can last from 2 to 4 hours depending on pace and interest.  To take advantage of this offer, please register by emailing: orvolunteers@tnc.org.

Choosing a trail will depend on season and the degree of difficulty you are in the mood for:
  • Cascade Head - Nature Conservancy Trail
    4.2 Miles / Moderate Difficulty / 1200 ft elevation gain
    Open Year Round

    Drive Highway 101 north 1 mile from the interchange where highways 101 and 18 join (just north of Lincoln City). Then turn left on Three Rocks Road for 2.2 miles and turn left to the parking lot of the Savage Park boat ramp.
  • Cascade Head - Upper Trail
    1 mile / Easy with 160 ft elevation gain
    Open July 16 - December 31

    Drive Highway 101 north from the junction with Highway 18 (just north of Lincoln City). After 4 miles, just before a crest, turn left on gravel Cascade Head Road 1861. After 3.3 miles, a guardrail on the left marks the easy, upper trailhead to the Nature Conservancy preserve on Cascade Head.

  • Hart's Cove
    5.2 Miles / Moderate Difficulty  / 900 ft elevation loss
    Open July 16 - December 31

    Drive Highway 101 north from the junction with Highway 18 (just north of Lincoln City). After 4 miles, just before a crest, turn left on gravel Cascade Head Road 1861. After 3.3 miles, a guardrail on the left marks the easy, upper trailhead to the Nature Conservancy preserve on Cascade Head. Continue an extra 0.8 mile on Road 1861 to a parking lot at road's end.
Cascade Head is an area set aside for conservation.  As a result, pets, bikes, camping, flower picking and fires are not allowed. And the wildlife thanks you for staying on the trails!





Booking your Oregon coast vacation home is easy! Go to www.bellabeachrentals.com to view and reserve homes online. Or call Lisa at 541-921-8885 9am to 10 pm for assistance planning your trip. We are standing by to help you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOLVE it - Fall Beach Clean Up

For the past 30 years, SOLVE has coordinated volunteers to clean up Oregon beaches twice a year. While this program has been responsible for the removal of over 1.5 million tons of litter in the past 3 decades (quite the feat!) there are plenty of folks helping to keep our beaches clean every day of the year.  Just making sure to deposit trash in proper containers or removing litter that has washed up on shore helps keep Oregon beaches pristine.

So, to all the beach cleaning volunteers, both official and unofficial - THANK YOU.  We appreciate your efforts to keep Oregon beaches a joy to visit!

SOLVE Fall Beach Clean Up
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00 am -1:00 pm
For more information call 503-844-9571 x317 or Register at the SOLVE Fall Beach Clean Up Website

This year's Lincoln City area cleanup sites include: 
  • D River Wayside
  • SW 51st Street
  • Chinook Winds
  • Road’s End State Park. 






Booking your Oregon coast vacation home is easy! Go to www.bellabeachrentals.com to view and reserve homes online. Or call Lisa at 541-921-8885 9am to 10 pm for assistance planning your trip. We are standing by to help you!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Octoberfest - Lincoln City Style



Artober in Lincoln City combines - you guessed it - art and Octoberfest.  Artists, brewers and culinary masters share their specialties in a bold splash of creativity at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on October 4, 2014. It'll be great fun for the whole family!

Need a place to stay to enjoy the festivities?  We have vacation homes available for 4 to 15 guests!  View and reserve available homes on our website, or give Lisa a call at 541-921-8885. We are standing by to help plan a fantastic vacation!

The particulars at a glance:
Artober Brewfest
October 4th, 11am - 6pm
Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367






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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UNLEASHED - The 2014 Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival

The 2014 Fall Kite Festival is going to be "Unleashed" on the town of Lincoln City October 4-5th.

The D-River Wayside will host the annual fall event from 10 am -4 pm Saturday and Sunday October 4th and 5th..  Featured kite flyers will demonstrate their talents, kids will be able to build a free kite and the adventurous can try challenging the wind in the Running of the BOL's.

Come on down to the beach and enjoy many different ways to enjoy the fall air.


2014 FALL KITE FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 4-5, 2014
  • 10am: Opening Announcements.
  • 10-11am: Be beach smart! Members of North Lincoln Fire and Rescue will be on hand to educate visitors about beach safety. Topics include tides, currents, waves, beach combing, flotation devices, logs and cliffs.
  • 11-1pm: Kite Making Workshop with Phantom Star Designs: $5 Tyvek Kite Kit.
  • 10-12noon: Performances by featured fliers.Tales of Tails, Kite Festival in Lincoln City, Oregon
  • 10-2pm: FREE Kids Kite Making Workshop: Calling all Kids! Make your own paper kite that actually flies!
  • 10-4pm: Kids Passports: All kids will receive a FREE passport to the world of kites. Collect autographs from the featured fliers to win great prizes! Passports are available at the Event Tent.
  • 10-4pm: BIG Show Kites – including a pod of life-size Whale kites – adorn the Lincoln City sky!
  • 10-4pm: Raffle Prizes: Enter to win Lincoln City Signature Glass Floats, gift certificates, kite-related prizes and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Help us keep our beaches clean and receive a FREE raffle ticket by exchanging a full bag of beach debris at the Event Tent for your ticket.
  • 12noon: Running of the BOLs: Bragging rights to those who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a doughnut shaped kite! Register on the field during the event.
  • 1-2pm: Teddy Bear Drop. Kids will have a chance to catch a teddy bear that parachutes from a kite!
  • 2pm: Kids Parade: After making their kites, the kids parade down to the beach to show-off their incredible creations!
  • 2:30-4pm: Performances by featured fliers.
  • 4pm: Festival close
This is an outdoor event, subject to the whims of weather as well as other circumstances outside our control. Times are approximate and the schedule may be subject to change.






Booking your Oregon coast vacation home is easy! Go to www.bellabeachrentals.com to view and reserve homes online. Or call Lisa at 541-921-8885 9am to 10 pm for assistance planning your trip. We are standing by to help you!

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