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Painting by Katherine Chang Liu
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Expressions West
April 14-July 1
Coos Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Coos Bay, Oregon, will host Expressions West 2017, an exhibition of paintings by artists residing in in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The exhibition opens on April 14, with an evening reception and awards ceremony from 5-7pm. About 70 works of art in oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor paint media will be on display until July 1, 2017....[read more]
 
Through March 31 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 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 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]
April 22 Ahh Shucks Oyster Feed
Serving noon until 4pm, oyster meals are priced starting at $11. Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces and side dishes. Gourmet hotdog meals will be available for the non-oyster fan. This event is in the dining hall of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. 63466 Boast Basin 541.404.6593 [more info]
May 26-28 6th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
This is a three-day Kansas City barbecue sanctioned event celebrating lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. Visit the website for a schedule of events. The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800 [more info]
May 29 Blessing of the Fleet
This annual ceremony is at 10am. Names added to the memorial will be read and flower memorials will be taken to sea by the US Coast Guard. The South Coast Pipes and Drums will play, cake and coffee will be served afterwards at the Charleston Church. Charleston Boat Basin 541.888.8888
June 1-4 Festival of Sails
Step aboard and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. The Schooner Ship Freda B from San Francisco along with The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftan from Grays Harbor will be in port for this festival. Featuring ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Event hours: 11am-7pm on Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday-Sunday. See website for ticket options and event schedules. Mill Casino [more info]
June 1-4 Festival of Sail
It's a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. Coos Bay and North Bend will be one of only a handful of Pacific ports that will host the historic ships. Festival of Sail Coos Bay / North Bend 2017 promises to be the largest event in the region's history featuring ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Port of Coos Bay - North Bend [more info]
June 24 Clamboree and Art Glass Festival
A celebration of the area's history and future. Multiple locations and venues feature live music all day with vendors, glassblowers and beer garden. Empire District, Multiple 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 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 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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