Sadly, the Salem Folklore Community (SFC) Westwind Weekend is cancelled for 2020. Given the uncertain future we will skip this year and plan for next year, April 30-May 2, 2021.


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Westwind great financial stress and has forced them to temporarily lay off 3/4 of the current staff. Westwind is a non-profit that relies on revenue from venue users (like us), school programs and contributions. I encourage you all to donate to Westwind help them through this troublesome time.  


Two options for donating to Westwind:


1) Donate online through their website


2) Mail a check (to avoid credit card fees) to:



5933 NE Win Sivers Drive

Suite 202

Portland, OR 97220. 


All of us on the Westwind Weekend Committee look forward to next year.


Thank you.

Welcome to Westwind

Westwind Weekend is an all-volunteer weekend where campers (that’s you) bring their music & dancing talents to create the magic.  Expect two evenings of dance, including family dances, contra, Scandinavian, and swing. Expect a campers’ concert Saturday night, music jams all day and into the night (Irish, old-time, swing and more).  And take plenty of time to walk on the beach, dig in the sand, and hike to the high meadow.

Camp Westwind is located just north of Lincoln City and just south of Cascade Head. The camp is accessed only by boat across the Salmon River.  Timing for the crossings depends of the timing of high tides.  Check the "Updates" section at top right for info on times of arrival and departure from camp.


Registration and Updates for 2020

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Alan Kanaskie

Jana Rygas


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