What is the Port Orford Water Festival?

The Port Orford Water Festival is an annual event held in the beautiful coastal town of Port Orford, Oregon. The Festival is now on its seventh year, with each year growing in size and popularity. Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association is sponsoring and putting on the event this year. There is a an hour long Keynote Address held on the Friday of the event. The Saturday of the Water Festival hosts the interactive, environmental and educational booth activities put on by environmental organizations throughout Oregon. Previous booth participants included Surfrider, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Rouge Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon Coast Aquarium and Warm Current.

The permanent theme of the Water Festival is Connecting the Drops: Land to Sea Sustainability.

Connecting the Drops: Land to Sea Sustainability

What connects the highest peaks to the deepest oceans? Water. It is what nourishes our lush Oregon landscape, keeps our oceans alive, and sustains our way of life. Humans have an enormous responsibility to ensure the health of our water resource. The Port Orford Ocean Resource Team and the Surfrider Foundation invite you to share our vision of protecting our water as we ‘connect the drops’ from source to sea at the Port Orford Water Festival.