HAPPENINGS

Beach Volleyball Lands in Seaside
If the American women’s third straight gold medal has you hooked on beach volleyball, head to Seaside August 10-12 for the state’s largest amateur beach volleyball tournament. Hundreds of teams from around the country descend on the coastal city for a four-day festival of fun. Details at seasidebeachvolleyball.com

Vancouver Sunset Concert TONIGHT
Pack a picnic and cross the river for a summer concert provided by Radical Revolution tonight in downtown Vancouver’s Ester Short Park. Details here.

Vintage Cars in the Gorge
Got a thing for classic cars? Hit up The Dalles this weekend for Cruise the Gorge, a three-day event showcasing sweet vintage rides. Details at midcolumbiacarclub.org

Get Your Garlic On
Fun stinks! North Plains hosts its 15th annual Elephant Garlic Festival this weekend. Scrumptious food and recipes reign at this funky little festival, which also boasts a parade. Details at funstinks.com

And While You’re There…
Check out the Northwest String Festival, headlined by Yonder Mountain String Band in North Plains (Aug. 9–12). Ninkasi Brewing will be on site to soothe sore vocal cords. Details at stringsummit.com

NEW
X Marks the Spot in Tillamook
Embrace your inner Jack Sparrow with Kayak Tillamook’s new Treasure Map Tours. These guided paddle excursions explore coastal bays and estuaries while teaching participants about Oregon’s rich coastal history. (Pssst: Look for a round-up of other brand spankin’ new spots on the coast in Tripster next week.)