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Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Winter Whale Watching
December 27-January 1 2019
Starting in late fall Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like coastal capes and headlands is a great place to spot these marine giants. During peak winter migration time, December 27 through January 1, 2019, the best whale watching locations along the coast, are staffed by trained volunteers to answer questions and help you spot a whale. Read more about Oregon's Gray Whale migration visit: Oregon's Wandering Whales. Learn more about Oregon's Whale Watch Center and spotting tips. Access the Whale Watch Center brochure here at: Depoe Bay Whale Watching Guide. To view a map of 24 watch locations go to: Whale Watching Spoken Here....[read more]
November 22-December 31 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Holiday lights and brilliant displays illuminate the garden every night, 4-9:30pm. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy.
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is joining #OptOutside on Black Friday by encouraging people to go outside and enjoy what Oregon has to offer. You won't need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that's open. Various Locations [more info]
December 1 2nd Annual Holiday Open House & Artisan Market
Enjoy this festive and free opportunity to visit Coos History Museum and museum store, 10am-4pm. Family friendly activities and local artisans will be selling their creations in the Sprague Gallery. Coos History Museum, 1210 North Front St. 541.756.6320
December 7-16 Live Theater: Holiday Radio
Show directed by Peg Boots,more information available online. Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611 [more info]
December 7 Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Visit various downtown businesses to wine taste and shop, from 5-7pm. Wine glasses and maps provided with a $10 donation to benefit a local non-profit each month. The walk starts at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Avenue. Various Locations 541.269.0215 [more info]
December 14-February 9 2019 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]
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
If you love bird watching this is your chance to take part in the longest running citizen science project in the world. Field counters are needed and all experience levels are welcome. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
December 27-January 1 2019 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 Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
February 9 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 30-May 6 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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]
July 19-21 2019 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 9-11 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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]
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