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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Through January 1 2018
Shore Acres State Park is the brightest spot on the Oregon Coast with its illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life-sized spouting whale. The park shines with over 325,000 lights from Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve. Decorated by the Friends of Shore Acres State Park, the formal seven-acre garden is lit daily from 4-9:30pm over the holiday season. With paved and lighted paths throughout, the garden is wheelchair accessible. The gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers and refreshments and entertainment in the pavilion will surely get you in the holiday spirit. There is no charge to view the holiday displays but a day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks Pass is required. Shore Acres State Park is located on the Cape Arago Highway, about 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay. For more information call (541) 888-3732...[read more]
 
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
February 5-6 2018 Live Concert: Montreal Guitare Trio
Described by Canadian Broadcasting as the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada. See website for tickets and showtime Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St.SW [more info]
March 3-4 2018 Live Concert: Martha Redbone
One of the most vital voices in American roots music, embodying the folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. See website for tickets and showtime. Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW [more info]
March 23-31 2018 Spring Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales on their migration north along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
March 23-24 2018 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Oregon beaches get a much needed spring cleaning. Join thousands of volunteers at this coast-wide coordinated event. Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571 [more info]
September 6-9 2018 Bandon Cranberry Festival
A tribute to the community's number one agricultural crop with entertainment for the whole family. Parades, festival market and street dance. Cranberry cooks compete for a culinary crown in the Queen of the Kitchen food fair, while hungry festival goers dive into the cranberry eating contest to win prizes. Various Locations [more info]
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