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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Through 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]
Through December 31 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Famous for its beautiful seven acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond. The gardens shine with over 325,000 lights, 4-9:30pm. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy. 541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215
Through December 17 Live Theater: Inspecting Carol
The Dolphin Playhouse presents Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan, directed by Kevin Thurkow. More information available online, see website for details Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611 [more info]
December 26-31 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]
December 31-January 1 2018 Polar Bear Plunge
Join this tradition with our local Polar Bears for a New Year's dive in to the ocean. The only rule is that you must completely immerse yourself. Starts at 9am sharp. Sunset Bay State Park 541.269.0215 [more info]
February 9-10 2018 Annual Charleston Crab Feed
Fresh Dungeness Crab dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes, 11am-3pm. North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway 541.269.0215 [more info]
March 23-31 2018 Spring Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales 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 Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
March 23-24 2018 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Oregon beaches get a much needed spring cleaning. Join thousands of volunteers at this coast-wide coordinated event. Various Coastal Locations 503.844.9571 [more info]
May 24-27 2018 Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
This is a three-day Kansas City barbecue sanctioned celebration with local craft beers, sizzling hot blues and lip-smacking barbecue. The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800 [more info]
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