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Lady Washington under sail at sea.
Tall Ships Set Sail
April 30-July 5
Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several port of call along the Oregon and Washington coast this spring and summer. At each stop, the tall ships will offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history educational programs for students. 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 1700's and early 1800's. 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....[read more]
April 25 Ahh Shucks Oyster Feed
Event held in the dining hall of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, from noon until 4pm. Projected prices: Nine Oyster Meal $14, Six Oyster Meal $12, Three Oyster Meal $10. Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and drink (soda, coffee, or tea). Shrimp cocktails can be added on for $1 extra! Gourmet hotdog meals ($8 Adults Meal, $5 Child's Meal) are available for the non-oyster fan. Live Music from Dale Inskeep Band, Stacy Rose and more. Wine & desserts sold separately. Call for further information. 63466 Boat Basin 541.269.0215
May 1-3 Celtic Cultural Festival
The day-long event features an afternoon of musical performances, vendors, workshops on music, dance, song and various cultural topics. The evening concert opening group will be Kitchen Ceilidh, a women's acappella vocal music group who sing traditional and current songs in Scottish Gaelic. Earlier in the day, they'll lead a wool waulking demo-working the damp tweed to finish accompanied by call and return style songs. Kitchen Ceilidh will teach the song refrain to audience participants and have some folks from the audience join at the table to work the cloth. The concert headliner will be Molly's Revenge – a California-based, dynamic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The band's instrumentation includes a classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran. 1988 Newmark Ave. Hales Center for the Performing Arts 541.808.1773 [more info]
May 1-12 Tall Ship Days – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain
Dockside Tours, Battle Sails, Educational Tours and passage are available for the annual Tall Ship days. This year's event will be extra special as both Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain will be here.Call or visit the website for tickets and further information. Coos Bay Boardwalk 800.200.5239 or 541.269.0215 [more info]
May 10 Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday, Mothers Day
From 11am until 4pm, Southwestern Oregon Chapter - American Rhododendron Society display and experts in the Garden. The Garden House open with cookies, punch, and coffee hosted by the Friends of Shore Acres. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
May 14 Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Coos Bay
Tour start at Noon, meet at the Coos Bay Visitor Center, 50 Central Ave. 50 Central Ave. 541.252.1919
May 16-17 10th Annual Tomato-Rama
Many varieties of tomatoes, annuals, perennials, flowers of all kinds, herbs, vegetables, vines, shrubs, houseplants, ground covers, sedums, and more. Garden Questions Answered by the Coos County Master Gardeners.Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave 541.572.5263
May 22-24 Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
A free three-day KCBS sanctioned celebration of barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. Featuring 30 BBQ competitors and over 20 craft breweries. Mill Luck Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800
May 25 Blessing of the Fleet
The annual Charleston Fisherman's Memorial and Blessing of the Fleet will take place at 10am. Names added to the memorial will be read and flowers in memory will be taken to sea. Charleston Boat Basin 541.888.8888
June 6 State Parks Day
In celebration of Oregon State Parks day, free day-use parking from 11am-4pm. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
June 21 Shore Acres Rose Sunday, Father's Day
Rose experts in the garden, refreshments; 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 866.888.6100 or 541.888.3732
June 27 Clamboree
Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm a 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. Events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more! various locations 541.888.4477 [more info]
July 8 Working Forest Tours
Spend a day in the woods with a Forester, free guided tour through a working forest with a professional forester. Bring your kids and your questions. Info and sign up at Coos Bay Visitor Center. 5Coos Bay Visitors Center, 50 Central Ave. 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486
July 11-25 Oregon Coast Music Festival
Celebrate our 37th year of music events throughout the area. Highlight of the Festival are 3 classical concerts with an 80 piece symphony orchestra. Many events are free. Visit the website for the schedule and details. Various Locations 541.267.0938 [more info]
July 17-19 North Bend July Jubilee 2015
A birthday party worthy of 112 years and counting! Things like Estuary Soup, Honored Citizens, Sip & Stroll, Bay Area Teen Idol and Karaoke on Friday. Saturday the day starts with a 5K run, All Car Show and Shine, an all-day family event at the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum, Disc Golf Tournament, Fish for Trout, Free Bowling and a parade at 1pm.The fun continues on Saturday afternoon with two barbeque's one at the Masonic Lodge and the other at the North Bend Lanes. Enjoy tales from the storyteller at the North Bend Library and free swimming at the North Bend swimming pool. Evening entertainment includes Jubilee Car Cruise, Little Ole' Opry, "Elvis" at the North Bend Lanes and a movie in the park.On Sunday head downtown North Bend for the historical walk and then on to the Little Ole' Opry at the Little Theatre On The Bay, for an afternoon delight. See the website for updates and further information. Various Locations 541.756.4613 [more info]
July 17-18 North Bend July Jubilee
July Jubilee events include our Sip 'n Stroll, Show 'n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, 5k walk/run and more.Call or see website for details. 1380 Sherman Ave 541.756.4613 or 800.472.9176 [more info]
July 18 Oregon Coast Music Festival Garden Concert
Located in the Shore Acres Garden, noon until 7pm. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful concert in the garden. Friends of Shore Acres will be selling sundaes and ice cold lemonade. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
August 2 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
An annual event to celebrate the salmon, 10:30am-3:30pm. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Menu includes glazed barbecued Salmon Steaks, cole slaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee and ice cream. Call for tickets and further information. Bastendorff County Park 541.756.1282
August 8-9 25th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
10am-6pm this family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, seafood will be the center of the event. Call for further information. Boat Basin 541.269.0215
August 15 Bonsai Day at Shore Acres State Park
Garden House will be open, displays by the Bonsai Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, 11am-4pm. Please note there is a $5 parking fee. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy
August 22-23 Blackberry Arts Festival
A juried affair that takes place in downtown, 2015 marks the 33rd annual festival event. Enjoy the sights, sounds and delectable smells of this summer favorite. Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment at this juried art show. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and more. Visit website or call or more information. 50 Central Ave.Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486 [more info]
September 4-6 28th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Birdwatchers of all skill levels are invited to join in and experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south coast. Bring your best pair of binoculars and go afield with experienced trip leaders to the best birding spots in Bandon and Coos Bay. Plan on a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR. Activities include expertly guided land based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and the Coos Bay area. There is a pelagic trip on Saturday for those who want to experience birding on the water. See the website or call for complete information and registration. Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550 [more info]
September 5 6th Annual Sunset Bay Trail Run
Challenging, hilly, scenic trails covering 1M, 4M, 15km and a new half marathon distance.Shirts. awards, ice cream floats. Starts at Sunset Bay State Park. Call for more information. Sunset Bay State Park 541.751.7999 or 541.290.7530
September 12-13 Mill Luck Salmon Celebration
A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture. Enjoy a free outdoor festival including Native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition and rides, Native drummers and dancers and more. 3201 Tremont Ave. Mill Casino 541.756.8800 or 800.953.4800
September 12-13 16th Annual Coos Basin Salmon Derby
All proceeds go towards fish enhancement/education projects in Coos, Tenmile and Eel Lake Basins. Admission and Fees: Derby Fee – $20 for 2 day event; BBQ – free for ticket holders, $5 for others. Weigh in at Mill Casino Boardwalk. Call for further information. California & Eastside Boat Ramps. 541.888.5515
September 18-19 30th Annual Cruz the Coos
More than 400 classic cars can be seen at this fun filled event. Show 'n Shine at Shore Acres State Park in Charleston on Saturday, 8am – 3pm.Cruz the Coos throughout downtown Coos Bay Saturday 6pm – 8pm. 50 Central Ave. 541.888.3863 [more info]
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coast wide coordinated event. Call or visit website for further information. Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571 [more info]
September 19-20 Bay Area Fun Festival
A festival of fun for families. Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and more. Variety of vendors, arts and crafts, beer and wine garden and lots of different kinds of food. See website or call for more information Various Location Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486 [more info]
September 19-20 Coos Sand N' Sea –Sea of Quilts XI
A quilt show featuring a large variety of quilts, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, quilt challenge entries, a vendor mall, raffle quilt and member boutique of handmade items.Admission $5, children 12 and under free. Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. 3333 Walnut Ave. 541.297.2251
September 19 Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Par
Orchids "Gems of the Rain Forest". Garden House will be open 11am until 4pm with displays by the Pacific Orchid Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, plus please note there is a $5 parking fee. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
September 26 Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park
The Garden House will be open with Southern Oregon Dahlia Society displays and refreshments from 11-4pm. Event is free with a $5 parking fee at Shore Acres State Park. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
October 2-4 Octoberfish
A community festival celebrating the culture, art and history of Charleston. Music, food and fun for the entire family. Call or visit the website for more information. Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road 541.435.7080 [more info]
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