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Tall Ships
Through September 25
You've seen them in the movies, tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several Ports of call along the Pacific Northwest this season. The tall ships offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, the costumed crew is ready to tell tales of life on the high seas. The brig, Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows. Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She's a swift topsail ketch that has sailed the Atlantic Ocean and visited Tahiti. Those interested in travel experiences may purchase tickets online at or call (800) 200-5239. ...[read more]
Through June 25 Clamboree and Art Festival
When the Tide is out, the table is set. Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture and the future of our area. Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Live music all day provided by local bands. Vendors, glassblowers and a beer garden. Various Locations 541.217.8774
July 8-30 Live Theater: Summer Opry
Now in its 36th season, Little Ole Opry on the Bay continues with the Opry Comedy Team, local singers and dancers accompanied by a live band. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets available or at the box office one hour before curtain time. Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336 [more info]
July 14-16 July Jubilee
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds as we celebrate the town. Featuring a parade, live music, food, dancing and an all car cruise. Various Locations [more info]
August 6 60th Annual Salmon BBQ
Hosted by the Kiwanis Club, 10:30am-3:30pm. Featuring their renowned glaze, menu will include barbecued salmon steaks, cole slaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee and ice cream. Bastendorff County Park 541.76.1282
August 11-13 28th Annual Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival
Come out for food, fun, music and crafts.Celebrate the harvest from the sea, with over 50 vendors selling food, craft beer, regional wines and more. Charleston Marina [more info]
August 26-27 Blackberry Arts Festival
The annual events celebrates the delicious blackberry with blackberry arts, food and drink. Downtown Coos Bay [more info]
September 9-10 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture. This free outdoor festival includes Native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition, Native drummers and dancers and more. The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. [more info]
September 15-17 Bay Area Fun Festival
Thousands of locals and visitors from afar come to this popular festival also know as the greatest last party of the summer. Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, a parade and much more. A variety of vendors offer arts and crafts, food and a beer & wine garden. Central Ave. & Hwy 101 541.269.0215
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup began in 1984 as "The Plague of Plastics" after Oregonians, Judie Hansen and Eleanor Dye, were inspired to rid the state's beaches of litter. Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide coordinated event. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
December 26-31 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales 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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