Over 100 Glass Floats Dropping on Lincoln City Beaches This Weekend

Glass Floats
Nearly 3,000 colorful glass floats are hidden every year along seven miles of the Oregon Coast, between Roads End and Siletz Bay, as part of the Finders Keepers treasure hunt. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau)

Last updated on March 10th, 2022 at 09:27 am

The beloved event, Finders Keepers, is returning to Lincoln City, Oregon this weekend. From January 8th to 9th, 2022, it’s your chance to try your luck at finding one of 100 gorgeous hand-blown glass floats on LC’s seven miles of coastal beaches. The catch? There is none! You find it, you keep it.

Since 1997, mysterious local folks have been hiding glass floats on the Lincoln City sands, a throwback to when locals would find vintage Japanese floats washed up from their journey across the Pacific Ocean. These days, local artisans provide the treasure which is no less special.

Lincoln City Glass Floats

Glass Floats
Beautiful glass floats on the beach

Each unique glass bubble is numbered and signed so finders can register their discoveries online. If you’re lucky enough to find one, bring your float to the Visitors’ Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, OR to receive an autograph from the float-blower, certificate of authenticity, and a bio from the artisan. As if that wasn’t enough to bring you to the coast, when you register your glass float between June 14, 2022, and December 31, 2022, you will be entered to win a vacation getaway to Lincoln City including a three-night-stay at Knot a Care on Beverly Beach, complimentary meals at MIST at Surftides and 60’s Café, and a glass fusion lesson at Mor Art. Now that’s a win/win.

Glass Floats
Glass floats on the beach

For all the info, visit OregonCoast.org for every detail you need, including social media, where to post your treasure-finds, phone numbers, and more.

This is only the beginning of Finders Keepers for 2022. According to Explore Lincoln City, drops will continue throughout the year with special hides on different dates:

February 12-21,2022: Antique week: 100 Japanese antique floats
February 12-14, 2022: Valentine’s Day: 50 Red/pink/white floats
March 19-April 3, 2022: Spring break: 200 floats
April 22-24, 2022: Earth Day: 50 Earth Day floats
May 7-9, 2022: Mother’s Day: 50 floats
May 28-30, 2022: Memorial Day: 50 Red/white/blue floats
June 25-26, 2022: Summer Kite: 10 Hope floats
June TBD: Casino Anniversary: 27 floats
June 18-19, 2022: Father’s Day: 50 floats
Sept 3-5, 2022: College Ball: 20 Green/yellow and 20 Orange/black floats
September TBD: Celebration of Honor: 50 Red/white/blue floats
October 1-2, 2022: Fall Kite: 10 floats Hope floats
November 24-27, 2022: Thanksgiving: 50 floats
December 10-11, 2022: Basketball: 50 Red/black floats
December 19-25, 2022: Winter Break: 50 floats

Where to Stay Near Lincoln City

Salishan Coastal Lodge

Spa On Oregon Coast
Salishan Coastal Lodge has the best spa on the Oregon coast, not to mention outdoor firepits, a cozy fireplace in every room, jaw dropping views and an aerial adventure park!

Soothe Your Soul At The Spa

Nourish body and spirit at The Spa at Salishan, where you can enjoy the cooling rains from a cozy seat beside the warmth of a crackling fire in the Hearth Room, or watch the rainfall on the surface of Siletz Bay from the steaming outdoor infinity pool. Treat yourself to restorative treatment in peaceful spaces inspired by the natural elements and beauty of Oregon’s landscape.

Indulge In Dinner & Drinks

Enjoy fresh local fare and craft cocktails at The Attic, where you can cozy up in the rustic lodge interior and enjoy sweeping views of the golf course from above. Sharing a meal is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and share your dreams and aspirations for 2022.

Ready to plan your winter getaway to the Oregon Coast? Explore our current offers at Salishan Coastal Lodge to plan your perfect Oregon retreat.

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While you’re in town, check out why Lincoln City was voted one of the Best Beaches in the US and all of the awesome things to do when you stay here.