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Coastal Outdoor Markets
Through December 19
Local outdoor markets are one of the coast's greatest assets. Fresh, organic produce, flower bouquets, meat, seafood and baked goods are just a small taste of what you might find at the market. You will also find an accessible and enjoyable community gathering place where locals and visitors alike come and stay awhile. ...[read more]
May 25 Blessing of the Fleet
The annual Charleston Fisherman's Memorial and Blessing of the Fleet will take place at 10am. Names added to the memorial will be read and flowers in memory will be taken to sea. Charleston Boat Basin 541.888.8888
June 6 State Parks Day
In celebration of Oregon State Parks day, free day-use parking from 11am-4pm. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
June 21 Shore Acres Rose Sunday, Father's Day
Rose experts in the garden and refreshments served, 11am-4pm. ($5 parking fee) Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 866.888.6100 or 541.888.3732
June 27 Clamboree
A celebration of clamming: history, culture and future. The event is from 10am-6pm and includes live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours, Native American crafts and cultural information and Coast Guard operations and activities. 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. Various locations 541.888.4477 [more info]
July 8 Working Forest Tours
Spend a day in the woods with a professional forester. Free guided tours through a working forest. Bring your kids and your questions. Info and sign up at Coos Bay Visitor Center. Coos Bay Visitors Center, 50 Central Ave. 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486
July 11-25 Oregon Coast Music Festival
Celebrating 37 years of music, festival highlights include three classical concerts performed by an 80-piece symphony orchestra. Many events are free. Visit the website for details and schedule of performances. Various Locations 541.267.0938 [more info]
July 17-19 North Bend July Jubilee
A birthday party worthy of 112 years and counting, July Jubilee has events and activities scheduled the entire weekend. See the website for a complete descriptions and updates. Various Locations 541.756.4613 [more info]
July 18 Oregon Coast Music Festival Garden Concert
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful concert in the garden, noon until 7pm. Friends of Shore Acres will be selling sundaes and ice cold lemonade. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.3732
August 2 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
An annual salmon celebration 10:30am - 3:30pm. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Menu includes glazed barbecued salmon steaks, cole slaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee and ice cream. Call for tickets and further information. Bastendorff County Park 541.756.1282
August 8-9 25th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
A family-friendly party, 10am – 6pm, includes plenty of great live music, a crab race, as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Beer and wine, and of course, seafood will be the center of the event. Call for further information. Boat Basin 541.269.0215
August 15 Bonsai Day at Shore Acres State Park
The Garden House will be open 11am – 4pm with displays by the Bonsai Society and refreshments. Parking is $5 and the event is free. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy
August 22-23 Blackberry Arts Festival
A summer favorite for 33 years. This juried art show features arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking and entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and more. Visit website or call or more information. 50 Central Ave.Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486 [more info]
September 4-6 28th Oregon Shorebird Festival
Birdwatchers of all skill levels are invited to join in and experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south coast. Bring your best pair of binoculars and go afield with experienced trip leaders to the best birding spots in Bandon and Coos Bay. Plan on a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR. Activities include expertly guided land based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and the Coos Bay area. There is a pelagic trip on Saturday for those who want to experience birding on the water. See the website or call for complete information and registration. Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 541.867.4550 [more info]
September 5 6th Annual Sunset Bay Trail Run
Challenging, hilly and scenic trails covering 1M, 4M, 15km and a new half marathon distance. Starts at Sunset Bay State Park. Call for more information. Sunset Bay State Park 541.751.7999 or 541.290.7530
September 12-13 Mill Luck Salmon Celebration
A celebration of Native American and Coquille tribal culture. Enjoy a free outdoor festival with native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition and rides, Native drummers and dancers and more. 3201 Tremont Ave. Mill Casino 541.756.8800 or 800.953.4800
September 12-13 16th Annual Coos Basin Salmon Derby
All proceeds go towards fish enhancement/education projects in Coos, Tenmile and Eel Lake Basins. Admission and Fees: Derby Fee – $20 for 2 day event; BBQ – free for ticket holders, $5 for others. Weigh in at Mill Casino Boardwalk. Call for further information. California & Eastside Boat Ramps. 541.888.5515
September 18-19 30th Annual Cruz the Coos
More than 400 classic cars can be seen at this fun filled event. Show 'n Shine at Shore Acres State Park in Charleston on Saturday, 8am – 3pm.Cruz the Coos throughout downtown Coos Bay Saturday 6pm – 8pm. 50 Central Ave. 541.888.3863 [more info]
September 19 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coast wide coordinated event. Call or visit website for further information. Oregon Coast Beaches 503-.844.9571 [more info]
September 19-20 Bay Area Fun Festival
A festival of fun for families. Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and more. Variety of vendors, arts and crafts, beer and wine garden and lots of different kinds of food. See website or call for more information Various Location Downtown 541.269.0215 or 800.824.8486 [more info]
September 19-20 Coos Sand N' Sea –Sea of Quilts XI
A quilt show featuring a large variety of quilts, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, quilt challenge entries, a vendor mall, raffle quilt and member boutique of handmade items.Admission $5, children 12 and under free. Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. 3333 Walnut Ave. 541.297.2251
September 19 Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Par
Orchids "Gems of the Rain Forest". Garden House will be open 11am until 4pm with displays by the Pacific Orchid Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. This event is free, plus please note there is a $5 parking fee. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
September 26 Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park
The Garden House will be open with Southern Oregon Dahlia Society displays and refreshments from 11-4pm. Event is free with a $5 parking fee at Shore Acres State Park. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy 541.888.2472
October 2-4 Octoberfish
A community festival celebrating the culture, art and history of Charleston. Music, food and fun for the entire family. Call or visit the website for more information. Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road 541.435.7080 [more info]
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