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Winter Whale Watch
December 27-31
Reaching approximately the size of a city bus and making a round-trip migration that culminates in approximately 12,000 miles, Gray Whales are the inspiration behind Oregon State Park's twice-yearly Whale Watch Weeks. The winter event is December 27-31, 2016 and features whale-spotting volunteers at 24 spots along the coast. whalespoken.org...[read more]
 
Through December 31 30th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Seven acres of holiday displays are lit daily from 4-9:30pm. Refreshments and entertainment is available and the gift shop is open for holiday shopping. Event is free with a day-use parking permit or an Oregon State Parks pass. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Aargo Hwy. 541.888.3732 [more info]
December 9-18 Live Theater: Dickens A Christmas Carol Radio Show
Using live sound effects, our Old Time Radio Troupe will enthrall you with their interpretation of this story's characters, performing writer Tony Palermo's adaptation of the Dickens classic. Directed by Steve Wilson The show runs for two weekends December 9-11 at 7pm. December 16 and 17 at &pm and a 2pm matinee on Sunday, December 18. Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336 [more info]
February 10-26 2017 Live Theater: Big Bad & Dorothy Meets Alice
Two comedy shows, visit the website for details. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm.Tickets available www.thelibertytheatre.org or call 541-756-4336 or box office one hour before curtain time. Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336 [more info]
February 11 2017 33rd Annual Charleston Crab Feed
Fresh Dungeness crab dinners, whole or half crabs at market price including side dishes, 11am-3pm. Proceeds help support the Charleston Visitors Center. 64065 Seven Devils Road 541.269.0215
March 25-31 2017 Spring 2017 Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales 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 Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3305 [more info]
April 1 2017 SOLVE Spring Coast Cleanup
These beach cleanups are a bi-annual tradition dating back to 1984.Join thousands of volunteers to clean up the coastline and get Oregon beaches ready for summer. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 14-30 2017 Live Theater: My Fair Lady
Directed by Josie Reid, Eliza Doolittle is transformed from a London street urchin into an elegant lady suitable for presentation to royalty through the efforts of Professor Henry Higgins. A timeless classic that is a delight for all ages. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets available on line or at the box office one hour before curtain. Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336 [more info]
June 24 2017 Clamboree and Art Glass Festival
When the Tide is out, the table is set, enjoy fun activities all day. Join the 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. Empire District, Multiple Locations 541.217.8774
July 8-30 2017 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 www.thelibertytheatre.org or at the box office one hour before curtain time. Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave 541.756.4336 [more info]
September 15-17 2017 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 2017 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]
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