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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
November 23-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]
November 4 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
Visitors are welcome to check out the samples of the region's edible and non-edible fungi; browse the market for mushroom-related gifts and fresh mushrooms to take home. Some of the activities festival goers can expect include an identification table, workshops throughout the day and presentations on growing, harvesting and using wild and cultivated mushrooms. Chetco Grange, Zimmerman Lane at Hwy 101 [more info]
December 8-17 Live Theater: Miracle on 34th Street
A Chetco Pelican Players performance written and directed by Mike Moran. See website for showtimes and tickets. Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
December 26-January 1 2018 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]
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