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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
November 24-December 31
From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, Shore Acres State Park glows with illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life size spouting Gray Whale. Decorated by the Friends of Shore Acres State Park, the formal seven-acre garden is lit daily from 4-9:30pm. With paved and lighted paths throughout, the garden is wheelchair accessible. The gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers and refreshments and entertainment in the pavilion will surely get you in the holiday spirit. There is no charge to view the holiday displays but a day-use parking pass or Oregon State Parks Pass is required. Shore Acres State Park is located on the Cape Arago Highway, about 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay. For more information call (541) 888-3732...[read more]
October 15 Oregon Coast Crawler
Traveling on tracks that rarely see a steam train, you will be treated to stunning coastal and canyon scenery onboard RailsNW's signature Oregon Coast Crawler. Journeying at a leisurely pace from the fishing village of Garibaldi, our custom train charter will pass alongside Tillamook and Nehalem Bays and make a brief stop in bayside Wheeler en route to our final destination of Batterson. On the return trip, enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay as your train returns to Garibaldi. Several stops will be made for the purposes of photography and a boxed lunch is served onboard. Space on this incredible experience is limited to only 120 riders and it is virtually guaranteed to sell out. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 503.292.5055 [more info]
November 18-19 Fall Fling
Fall Fling with the Round Dancers is a choreographed ballroom dance weekend held the third weekend in November every year. During the weekend, dancers learn to dance two pre-choreographed dances to a specific piece of music. Community Hall 503.318.8831 [more info]
March 11-12 2017 Garibaldi Crab Races
A small-town tradition not to be missed. Where else can you see human participants yell, shout,clap and use psychic powers (as long as they don't touch the crabs) to cajole their favorite crustacean over the finish line. As for the Dungeness, well, they may be found in one of the specialty dishes served up for the folks who come just to eat, drink local brews and wine and have fun watching this hilarious spectacle.The Crab Races are held to raise funds for the Garibaldi Lions Club, a civic organization that works to provide low-cost vision care for low-income citizens in the area. See the website for the most current updates. Old Mill Event Center, 210 3rd St 503.322.3327 [more info]
July 21-23 2017 Garibaldi Days
The three-day event brings hundreds of visitors to town for planned and impromptu reunions and other activities. Festivities include a parade, live entertainment, food court, refreshments and fire works. Various Locations, Garibaldi 503.322.3327 [more info]
July 22-23 2017 Annual Garibadi Days Festival
Festivities include a parade, live entertainment, food, refreshments and fireworks. Various Locations 503.322.3327 [more info]
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