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Spouting whale holiday light display at Shore Acres State Park.
Shore Acres Holiday Lights
Through December 31
Illuminated displays of pelicans, puffins, a life size spouting Gray Whale and a frog dancing in a real pond are an Oregon Coast tradition at Shore Acres State Park during the holiday season. The lights go on Thanksgiving Day at the park's formal gardens and shine daily from 4-9:30pm through December 31. Friends of Shore Acres State Park decorates seven acres with more than 300,000 lights and the displays are laid out with lighted paths to guide your way. Entertainment is featured in the pavilion and the gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers. A day-use parking fee of $5 per vehicle is required; or an annual Oregon State Parks pass or Oregon Pacific Coast Passport. There is no admission charge to view the holiday displays. ...[read more]
Through December 31 28th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
The gardens shine with over a quarter million lights. 4–9:30pm every night. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215 [more info]
December 1-24 Miniature Village & Christmas Train Display
More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County, 6pm-10pm nightly. Old Charleston School House, 64065 Seven Devils Road 541.888.3268
March 28 2015 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
An Oregon tradition for 30 years, the annual coast wide beach cleanup is from 10am-1pm. See the website or call for coastal check in sites and further information. Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
May 16-17 2015 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 2015 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
June 27 2015 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]
August 8-9 2015 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
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