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Art Walks
Through December 31
Community art walks and gallery nights is a fun way for visitors to explore the arts while touring Oregon's coastal towns. Each location offers a unique art experience with changing exhibits, artists talks, demonstrations, music and general merriment. ...[read more]
 
Through February 9 West Coast Ink & Print
This exhibition is a juried show featuring the fine art of printmaking which includes the four traditional methods of intaglio, relief, screen print and lithography. Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. [more info]
February 9 Annual Charleston Crab Feed
Fresh Dungeness Crab dinners. Website and pricing will be updated as event approaches. North Bend Community Center, 222 Broadway 541.269.0215 [more info]
February 15-18 Great Backyard Bird Count
Birdwatchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Resources, instructions, guides and apps are available online. Various Locations [more info]
March 7-10 South Coast Clambake Music Festival
Four days of music and dance venues with lessons, demonstrations and themed vendors. Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. [more info]
March 23-31 Spring Whale Watch
Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. Whale watching volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated locations from 10am-1pm. Various Locations [more info]
March 23 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers from 10am-1pm to clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast. Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. Registration opens in February 2019. 45 Oregon Coast beach sites 503.844.9571 [more info]
April 20 SOLVE IT for Earth Day
SOLVE IT for Earth Day has grown into Oregon's largest Earth Day service event. See website for more information. Various Locations [more info]
April 27 Ah Shucks
The 14th Annual Charleston Oyster Feed draws seafood lovers to enjoy fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters from noon-4pm, at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Dining Hall. 63466 Boat Basid Rd. 541.269.9215
April 30-May 6 Maritime Legacy Days
The Tall Ships from Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport will join the festivities to celebrate the areas seafaring and shipbuilding heritage. This living history experience will feature dockside tours and demonstrations, sailing excursions and maritime amusements of all sorts. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Coos Bay City Dock, South Bayshore Dr. & Anderson Ave.
May 24-26 8th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews
This Kansas City barbecue sanctioned celebration features more than 40 BBQ competitors, 30 craft breweries and sizzling hot blues. Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. [more info]
June 8-9 Clamboree & Glass Art Festival
this festival features regional specialties, Empire Clams and Oregon Coast glass. Multiple venues offer all day music, food, beer garden, glass blowing demonstrations and family entertainment Empire Distric [more info]
June 14-16 19th Annual Lighthouse Run
Highway 101 Harley-Davidson Show-n-Shine, ride and entertainment. Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. 541.266.7051
June 14-23 Live Theater: The Sunshine Boys
The Little Theatre on the Bay at The Liberty Theatre presents this Neil Simon comedy at 7pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Liberty Theater, 2100 Sherman Ave. 541.756.4336 [more info]
July 6-28 Live Theater: Little Ole Opry on the Bay
Featuring a different show every weekend with singing, dancing and comedy. Tap your feet as your favorite performers sing along with an all-star band and be prepared for big laughs with the Opry comedy team. Saturday performance is at 7pm and a Sunday matinee is at 2pm. The Liberty Theater, 2100 Sherman Ave. 541.756.4336 [more info]
July 19-21 Northbend July Jubilee
The town's birthday celebration with live music, food, an all car cruise and amusements for the entire family. Various Locations [more info]
August 2-4 Mill Casino Food Truck Off
Featuring more than 20 food trucks from around the region competing for a portion of an $8,500 prize fund. Feast yourself on the goods while the trucks compete in seven categories. Cast your vote to see which truck will win the People's Choice. All trucks will have at least one sample item available for purchase and will also serve from the entire regular menu. General admission is $5, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday noon-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont St. 541.756.8800
August 9-11 Charleston Seafood, Beer and Wine Festival
Three days of food and fun with seafood, Northwest beer and wine, live music and a kids fun zone. Charleston Marina [more info]
August 24-25 Annual Blackberry Arts Festival
Celebrating the delicious blackberry with arts, food and drink. Featuring live music with the Blackberry Jam all weekend long. Downtown Coos Bay [more info]
September 21-22 Bay Area Fun Festival
Known as the greatest last party of the summer, thousands of locals and visitors flock to this popular festival. Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival, the BAFF parade and much more. Various Locations [more info]
September 21 40th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
The Prefontaine Memorial Run has established the reputation of being a well-organized race catering to the needs of the runner. It is the showpiece of the Bay Area Fun Festival, a two-day community celebration offering events for the entire family. Various Locations [more info]
September 21 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Take care of your community and join thousands of volunteers at 45 beach cleanup sites along the entire coast. This family friendly event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands day. Various Locations [more info]
October 5 Octoberfish
The after-party for the annual Charleston Salmon Run marathon, this community festival celebrates Charleston history and culture.Enjoy food, spirits, art and lots of music from 11am-6pm. Boat Basin Road by Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.808.8518 [more info]
October 5 3rd Annual Charleston Salmon Run
The Salmon Run includes a 26.2-mile Marathon, 13.1-mile Half Marathon, 10K run and the 1-mile Crab Walk. Races follow amazing scenic routes along rugged sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Visit website for more information and to register. Boat Basin Rd. [more info]
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