Why You Need to Visit the Oregon Coast in May

There’s no bad time to visit the Oregon Coast. From the beautiful summers to the quiet winters, it’s no wonder that we welcome so many visitors to our gorgeous region. If you’re planning your mid-year vacation, why not visit the Oregon Coast in May? With so many great events, mild weather, and beautiful homes from Starfish Vacation Rentals, there are plenty of great reasons to start planning!

We’ve listed our favorite events on the Oregon Coast in May, but there’s plenty more to be discovered. Access our free Vacation Guide to get an easy-to-read list of annual Oregon Coast festivals, month by month. Our Vacation Guide makes it easy to decide when to book your stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals. When you see an event or yearly festival that piques your interest, you’ll know the perfect time for you to visit!

Visiting the Oregon Coast in May

The Oregon Coast weather in May tends to stay in the late-50s to the early-60s, with lows in the mid to late-40s. You will probably experience some rain during your stay. With our selection of cozy rental homes, though, you likely won’t mind the excuse to cozy up next to a fire or with a good book. If you’re looking for activities to enjoy during your vacation, check out these events, which take place in May.

Oregon Wine Month

May is Oregon’s official state-wide Wine Month! There’s no better time for wine aficionados to visit. Many wineries hold special events during the month. These can range from classes in wine tasting to concerts. You may even find an art class or movie night. Oregon’s wine scene is impressive, with over 500 wineries in the Willamette Valley. For more information about local wineries, including vineyards near the Coast, check out our blog detailing everything you need to know about wine country in Oregon!

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

Every year, the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group host the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. During the weekend, typically the first in May, galleries around Cannon Beach display new works as well as host demonstrations and talks with their top artists. One of the highlights of the event is the receptions, where visitors can speak with the artists. Even the restaurants around town get in on the fun, with menu items that have been inspired by the works. You may even get to hear some live music in the galleries. If you’re an art-lover, you won’t want to miss this great event!

Get Lit at the Beach

From wine to art to literature: there truly is an event for everyone along the Oregon Coast in May! Get Lit at the Beach is known as a gathering for readers. This festival also takes place in Cannon Beach, during the second-to-last weekend of May. The festival features author talks, book signings, and moderated q&a sessions. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a voracious reader, you’ll love attending the events at Get Lit at the Beach!

Stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals

The first step to planning your trip to the Oregon Coast in May is to book a home with Starfish Vacation Rentals! We have an incredible selection of homes along the Coast, from ocean view properties boasting beautiful views to pet-friendly rentals where the whole family can stay. Be sure to look at our guest services to further enhance your stay with us. From onsite massages to a dinner cooked by your own personal chef, we are happy to arrange what you need to have a wonderful stay.

Check the full list of our rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.