Festival of Illusions


Statewide COVID19 Closure

We've had to cancel all our magic shows and workshops March 22-27, in accordance with the statewide COVID19 closure requirements. All our events have been rescheduled for Spring Break 2021.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We look forward to seeing you then.

Here's the lineup ... Tickets Now Available

All seating is reserved, so make sure to get your tickets early and claim your desired seats. Our secure online ticketing system is a fast, easy, and secure way to purchase tickets using a credit card or PayPal.

World Champion of Magic

Shawn Farquhar

Thursday, March 25 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Meet a magician who has fooled Penn & Teller — twice! — at this year’s Festival of Illusions. Our headliner Shawn Farquhar has been entertaining audiences around the globe for over two decades. His magic has been seen on Television shows, in Motion Pictures, and more.

Recently Shawn has been a keynote speaker/lecturer for the world's best magic events including London’s famed Magic Circle, Siegfried and Roy’s World Magic Seminar and the world’s largest magic convention.

Shawn offers a fast-paced, audience participation experience that will draw everyone into an evening of entertainment you will not soon forget. As a two-time world champion of magic, Shawn knows the right blend of magic and comedy to make your guests have fun.

The Amazing Bubble Man

THREE SHOWS March 22-23
— including a matinee!

One of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, The Amazing Bubble Man has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, he conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

Don’t miss the Bubble Man — this year, three shows including a matinee!

Shows at 7 pm Monday, March 22, 2 pm Tuesday, March 23, and 7 pm Tuesday, March 23. Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

Matt Baker Comedy + Stunt Show

Matt Baker
Comedy + Stunt Show

Sunday, March 21 2020 @ 7:00 pm

“Hilarious and amazing” is how the Seattle Times describes Matt Baker’s comedy stunt show. Matt’s show is a unique combination of a hilarious stand-up comedy and amazing stunts. His hip, energetic, comedy stunt show is action-packed with funny stories, audience participation, and incredible skills that engage even the toughest crowd.

His diverse skill set has landed him 5 Guinness World Records and appearances on “The Late Late Show” with James Cordon, “Tosh.0”, “America’s Got Talent”, and “Last Comic Standing”. With clever comedy and jaw-dropping stunts like catching a bowling ball on his head, spearing vegetables on spikes, escaping handcuffs and juggling with his mouth, Matt’s show rivals no other.

Presto the Magician

Presto the Magician!

Wednesday, March 24 2021 @ 2:00 pm

A special matinee magic show, designed with our youngest audiences in mind.

Kevin (aka Presto) first got interested in magic when he was eight years old and watched his uncle perform magic at a family reunion. After convincing his parents to buy him a magic set, and quickly learning all the tricks, he was performing shows for his neighborhood out of his garage! When he was 14, Kevin started performing for events in the Seattle area, including the Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he performed with his brother, Evan.

“I loved seeing how laughter took the sadness out of the children’s faces,” Kevin says. Kevin’s love of magic has continued to this day (basically, he never grew up), where he performs full-time at events throughout the Pacific Northwest. As a magician in Portland, Presto currently performs nearly 300 shows each year!

Professor DR Schreiber, The Historical Conjurer

Professor DR Schreiber

The Historical Conjurer

Wednesday, March 24 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Join Professor DR Schreiber as he leads you on a stroll through the past centuries of conjuring entertainment. His presentations entertain while educating the audience about historical events, literary and cultural figures, and the science and art of conjuring.

Early in the 18th century, magic (or conjuring as it was referred) emerged as a genuine art form and entertainment. Professors of natural philosophy and conjuring would rent taverns, legitimate theaters or lecture halls for the exhibition and displays of legerdemain, necromancy, or what would today be called “illusion” and “magic tricks.” Top dollar would be paid by the citizens of Europe to see the latest discoveries in the science of “natural philosophy.”

The Historical Conjurer will be on stage on March 24 in the Festival of Illusions, Lincoln City’s weeklong spring break fun fest at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $8 for youth, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students — and LCCC member discounts apply!

Comedy Magician Kevin Allen

Comedy Magician

Kevin Allen

Friday, March 26 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Kevin Allen performs on stage, at corporate gatherings and private parties around the Northwest — feeding off every crowd and celebrating a sense of wonder along the way. He’s making his debut at the Lincoln City Festival of Illusions with two shows: his kid-oriented “Presto the Magician!” matinee on Wednesday, and his all ages evening show on Friday.


AbraCadabra Art Workshop

Part of Magic Week at the Lincoln City Cultural Center

Monday through Friday, March 22nd-26th

Family-friendly, drop-in magical art stations including magic hat and wand making, scratch art, pompom Rabbits, clothespin creatures, clay creations, magic trick making, beading and more, also including our famous "Invention Station" — four stations, two of which change each day.  Kids 7 or under need an adult present.
Just $5 per youth, all materials provided.

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