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One of the most wide-ranging shorebirds in the world, Whimbrels breed in the arctic and migrate south for the winter. Some Whimbrels make a non-stop flight of 2500 miles from Canada to South America.
31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
Through September 1
A weekend of birding fun and adventure awaits bird lovers at the 31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival, September 1-3. This premier birding event is a celebration of Oregon shorebirds and an educational experience headquartered at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. ...[read more]
August 26-27 Blackberry Arts Festival
The annual events celebrates the delicious blackberry with blackberry arts, food and drink. Downtown Coos Bay [more info]
September 5-26 Music on the Bay
Free concerts are every Tuesday evening from 7pm-9pm in September. Dancing in designated area, food and beverages available or bring your own picnic. Mingus Park 541.269.0215 [more info]
September 8-17 Live Theater: Fifth Annual Hollering Place Radio Show
The Dolphin Playhouse presents the Fifth Annual Hollering Place Radio Show, directed by Kevin Gowrylow. More information available online, see website for details. Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611 [more info]
September 9-10 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture. This free outdoor festival includes Native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition, Native drummers and dancers and more. The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. [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 Stand Up for the Bay
A paddle event and celebration of national estuaries day. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk. Registration is at 9am, meet on the boardwalk across from Visitor Center. Public Dock, Boardwalk [more info]
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]
October 7 Octoberfish
This community festival celebrates Charleston history and culture.Enjoy food, spirits, art and lots of music from noon-6pm. Old Charleston School House 541.808.8518 [more info]
October 7-9 Oregon Coast Film Festival
Showing short documentaries, feature films, student films, photography and time-lapse movies. Showtimes will be updated on-line. Egyptian Theatre [more info]
October 13-29 Live Theater: Is He Dead
The Dolphin Playhouse presents Is He Dead a story by Mark Twain, adapted for stage by David Ives, directed by Alice Carlson. More information available online, see website for details Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611 [more info]
November 23-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
December 1-17 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-January 1 2018 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]
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 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]
May 25-27 2018 Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
This is a three-day Kansas City barbecue sanctioned celebration with locally-crafted beers, sizzling hot blues and lip-smacking barbecue. The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave. 541.756.8800 [more info]
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