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|SOLVE Beach Cleanup|
|SOLVE's 30th anniversary fall Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup is expected to attract thousands of volunteers at local events coastwide on Oregon beaches, Saturday, September 27. The 2014 event coincides with National Public Lands Day. ...[read more]|
Through September 27
21st Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
An annual juried exhibition of Maritime themed art from artists around the country. See website or call for further information.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave.
541.267.3901 [more info]
28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
A full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 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 website for registration information, schedules, event locations and additional information.
541.867.4550 [more info]
Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture. Enjoy a free outdoor festival including Native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition & rides, Native drummers and dancers and so much more.
See website or call for further information. 3201 Tremont Ave
541.756.8800 or 800.953.4800 [more info]
Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Show & Butterfly Tea
Always the 2nd weekend of September, gorgeous dahlia displays.Call for more information. 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend
541.267.0740 or 541.756.0433
Orchid Day at Shore Acres State Park
Garden House will be open, displays by the Pacific Orchid Society. Cookies, coffee and punch. Parking is $5, admission to the event is free. Shore Acres State Park,89039 Cape Arago Hwy
541.888.2472 [more info]
Bay Area Fun Festival
A festival of fun for families with live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and so much more! Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. Most activities in downtown Coos Bay. (Central & Hwy 101) various locations
Coos Sand N' Sea – Sea of Quilts XX
A quilt show featuring a large variety of quilts, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, quilt challenge entries, a vendor mall & member boutique of handmade items, raffle quilt and more. See website or calll for further information.
3333 Walnut Ave.
541.297.2251 [more info]
29th 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, 8am – 3pm.
Cruz the Coos throughout downtown Coos Bay 6– 8pm. This event is one of the most popular events of the Bay Area Fun Festival. Call for further information. various location
541.888.3863 [more info]
SOLVE Great Oregon Beach Cleanup
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of SOLVE beach clean ups.Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide event. various coastal beach locations
A community event celebrating the culture, art, people and history in Charleston. Music, fun and food for the entire family. See website or call for further information
Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road
541.269.0215 or 800.824.8466 [more info]
Coos Art Museum Fall Fling
A mixture of socializing, appetizers, music and art. Includes sale of original art work from artists of the Southern Oregon Coast. Reservations are encouraged. Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave.
541.267.3901 [more info]
22nd Annual See Jane Run
All woman run and walk, paved trails. Registration starts at 9am, race starts at 10am. John Topits Park
541.290.3243 [more info]
LTOB Haunted House
Costumes pulled from Little Theatre on the Bay's own costume room, lighting specials and wicked music effects and mazes that would fool a rat. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for those under 13 for one trip through the theater. Second trips are half price, and then it's back to full price for those who are brave enough to keep going back. Theater staff suggests that no very young children attend as the performances are scarily realistic! Open 7-10pm on weeknights and later on weekends if needed.
2100 Sherman Ave.
541.756.4336 or 877.756.4336 [more info]
Sample and enjoy tastings from a variety of wine and beer amidst fine stores, restaurants and galleries throughout downtown North Bend. Starts at Engle's Furniture downtown at 5pm until 7pm. 2079 Sherman Ave.
541.756.4613 [more info]
November 27-December 31
28th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
The gardens shine with over a quarter million lights. 4–9:30pm every night. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy
541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215 [more info]
Miniature Village & Christmas Train Display
More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County, 6pm-10pm nightly. Old Charleston School House, 64065 Seven Devils Road
May 16-17 2015
10th Annual Tomato-Rama
Many varieties of tomatoes, annuals, perennials, flowers of all kinds, herbs, vegetables, vines, shrubs, houseplants, ground covers, sedums, and more. Garden Questions Answered by the Coos County Master Gardeners.Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave
May 22-24 2015
Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay
A free three-day KCBS sanctioned celebration of barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. Featuring 30 BBQ competitors and over 20 craft breweries. Mill Luck Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave.
June 27 2015
Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm a celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area. 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. Events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more! various locations
541.888.4477 [more info]
August 8-9 2015
25th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
10am-6pm this family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, seafood will be the center of the event. Call for further information. Boat Basin