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Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

Coos Bay ShipwreckThe Bay Area, consisting of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, is a unique community located on the Southern Oregon Coast where you will find some of the most spectacular beaches and sand dunes in the world.

There are world class sporting opportunities, from fishing to tackling the Oregon Sand Dunes. For tranquility, explore the bay beaches, hiking trails, bird watching and beauty of the gardens at Shore Acres. Power shop at unique gift, craft and antique shops. Hit the casino with exciting 24 hour gaming, take in a movie or live theater, and wander through museums.

For current events, festivals and happenings check out the Oregon Coast Calendar.



North Bend July Jubilee
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

 july-jubileeJuly 19-20, 2013

A Great Southern Oregon Coast Street Fair, Historical Home Tour, Car Show, Back Alley Bash, and much much more at various locations throughout this fun filled Birthday weekend for North Bend.

Many more events at multiple locations.  Contact the North Bend Visitor Center for more information:  541-756-4613  or  1-800-472-9176

 

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Oregon Coast Music Festival
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

oregon-coast-music-festivalJuly 13-27, 2013

Opening Day Event on July 16th is at Mingus Park with the Bay Area Concert Band at Noon - Admission is Free.

Come enjoy wine, food, and music to start the 32nd year celebrating music at the Oregon Coast Music Festival.

A unique and special collection of all star orchestra members from around the country join for this unique opportunity to unite with fellow musicians to play for the love of the music.

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Charleston, Oregon - Seafood Festival
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

The Charleston community is planning a festival of fun for families!

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August 10-11, 2013

Charleston Seafood Festival celebrates Charleston's fishing village heritage and the bounty of Pacific seafood at the Charleston Marina.

A festival of fun and families! Live Entertainment both days, a variety of bands from Country to Jazz, singing and more. Contest for kids and adults including fish fling and crab race. Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden, harbor tours and a Coast Guard Open House.
For more information contact the Charleston Visitor Center at 541-888-2311 or Coos Bay Visitor Center at 541-269-0215

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Salmon Celebration in North Bend (Coos Bay)
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

An Oregon Coast celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture

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September 14-15, 2013

Featuring Native American concert with Joanne Shenandoah, canoe races, a traditional salmon bake dinner, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, a Native American marketplace, children's activities and two evening concerts with Jan Michael Looking Wolf, this free weekend event is an entertaining educational experience that the whole family will enjoy.

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Year Round Happenings at Shore Acres State Park
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

Once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features 5 acres of lushly planted gardens with plants and flowers from all over the world. Something is in bloom almost every day of the year. Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and constructed features. . During autumn, winter and spring, visitors gather on the tall pondsandstone cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for storm watching and observation of the gray whale migration.

In the landscaped area you'll discover a formal garden, an oriental-style pond and two rose gardens. Walk to the back of the park near the moon bridge to visit the Japanese Choshi Garden, landscaped with irises, bamboo and other plantings.

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The South Oregon Coast's Clambake and Jazz Festival
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

clambakeMarch 8-10, 2013

Eleven bands from surrounding states and Canada will play America's original music: Dixieland, Big Band, Jump & Jive, Rock & Roll, Zydeco, Blues and Doo-wop.

There will be Dance Lessons & Demonstrations, Merchandise Vendors and Dance Floors at all locations. '20s to '60s Dance Attire encouraged. You are also encouraged to Arrive Early or Stay After and enjoy the local Sand Dune Rides, Beachcombing, Charter Fishing, Golf and more...

Main Jazz Venues: Mill Casino Hotel and Red Lion
Shuttle Service Available!

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A Southern Oregon Coast Tradition: Shore Acres Holiday Lights
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

Thanksgiving - New Year

If you visit from Thanksgiving through New Years, the gardens are ablaze with thousands of colored lights and holiday decorations for the Shore Acres Holiday of Lights put up by community volunteers and The Friends of Shore Acres in cooperation with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

This community tradition was born in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres decided to "string a few lights" to help celebrate the holidays. That first season, 6,000 miniature lights, one Christmas tree, and the decorated Garden House drew 9,000 visitors.

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Bay Area Fun Festival, Cruz the Coos and the Prefontaine Memorial Run
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

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September 14-16, 2012

More than 400 classic and vintage vehicles can be seen at this 3 day festival of fun Live Entertainment.  Friday Night Beach Party at Sunset Beach, Saturday show at the Mill Casino hotel, Saturday night Curz the Coos through downtown Coos Bay, and the Sunday Show and Shine at Shore Acres State park..

Always  a popular event of the Bay Area Fun Festival

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Sip 'n Stroll in North Bend
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

sip-stroll-north-bendNovember 16, 2012

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening of wine tasting and engaging conversation during Downtown North Bend’s Sip ‘n Stroll. Sample and enjoy tastings from a variety of wine and beer, amidst the setting of the fine stores, restaurants and galleries that North Bend has to offer. Participants can stroll with their own souvenir wine glass and sample wines and beer from a variety of locations. Don’t forget to visit one of the many restaurants that will be offering Sip n’ Stroll dinner specials that you can enjoy before, during or after the Sip ‘n Stroll.



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Southern Oregon Coast Cranberry Harvest RV Jamboree
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

1010_RVJamboreeEscape to the Oregon Coast and experience four winning days of fun and friendship, plus a traditional salmon feast on the shores of Coos Bay.

Learn about the culture of the Coquille Indian Tribe with a Traditional Salmon Bake Dinner, prepared in our own Salmon Pit.

Enjoy an excursion and box lunch at Coquille Organic Cranberry Bogs. Take a ride in an original Ko-Kwel tribal canoe.

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HOG Rally comes to the Oregon Coast
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

The last stop of the Annual Oregon HOG Rally will bring 700-800 riders to Coos Bay on August 27.

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Riding Across Oregon

Have you ever wanted to ride across Oregon with a few hundred of your HOG family? Now is your chance to do just that. The Oregon State HOG Rally will start towards the northeast corner of the state with a Wild West show in Pendleton. Then, it will take you to Bend in the center of the state. The next day, it will take you to Oregon's most famous lake, then to Medford. The last day, it will take you into California and end up so close to the Pacific Ocean you will be able to smell the sea air.

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Coos Bay, Oregon Shines in PDX TV Segment!
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

by Amy for Oregon's Adventure Coast

cloePortland, Oregon Television Reporter Chloe Houser from PDX TV featured Coos Bay, Oregon during her recent segment "Chloe's Oregon Road Trip: Southern Oregon Coast, Coos Bay" where she invites viewers to plan a road trip to the Oregon Coast during their summer travels.

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Charleston, Oregon & the Southern Oregon Coast - by Charlie Borland
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

by Charlie Borland for ProNaturePhotographer.com

CharlestonBoatHaborbyCharlieBorlandOne of my favorite places to photograph in the NW is without a doubt the Southern Oregon coast and specifically Charleston, Oregon. Shooting the Oregon Coast can be good anytime of the year with winter storms and fog almost anytime of the year, but for better chances of sunny warm days July and August are pretty safe.

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Oregon Coast Shipwrecks in Coos Bay by Misserion
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

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Coos Bay Shipwreck

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Ahh Shucks! - Oyster Feed in Charleston, Oregon
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

Oyster-11You don't want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there's no better way to celebrate the bounty from the Oregon Coast! Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, beans, coleslaw, and rolls. Gourmet hotdogs are available for the non-oyster fan. Wine & Desserts are also available.

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Southern Oregon Coast Geocachers offer new challenge
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

The World Article by Rachel Finney

Starting Feb. 13, 2010 local geocachers will offer a new test ” Oregon’s Adventure Coast Challenge.

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With 21 sets of coordinates to lead cachers to chosen locations around Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, avid participants in the increasingly popular, technology-fueled treasure hunt will find a fun and difficult test, even if you’re familiar with the area.

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Decades-old shipwreck discovered on Oregon Coast
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

2News imageCoos Bay, OR. - Experts believe the last time anyone saw the Helen E was in 1951.

After seven days at sea, the 107-foot fishing vessel ran aground on the North Spit of Coos Bay, during a fierce storm while looking for a port to pull into.

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Top 10 stops on the Pacific Coast Highway according to The Times in London...
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

The Oregon Dunes

North of Coos Bay is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Lawrence of Arabia sand dunes which run 50 miles along the coast and stretch inland for 3 miles too. Taking a dune buggy ride in the 40,000 acres set aside for recreational vehicles, over dunes which soar to 350ft, and where elk, black bear and mountain lions are sometimes seen, is a wind-in-your-hair and heart-pumping experience.

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From docks to rocks, marine mammals grace the Oregon coastline
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston
Curry Pilot ImageRain or no rain, in the harbors or at one of the innumerable ocean coves and offshore rocks, visitors to America’s Wild Rivers Coast can see four main types of marine mammal, although they should keep their distance for the safety of everyone.

Harbor Seal

The harbor seal is one of the most commonly seen marine mammals along the Oregon and Northern California coastline.
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Bear sightings on the rise on Oregon Coast
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston
Black BearsThey're big, they look cuddly and now, they're wandering into coastal communities looking for food.

Black bear sightings are on the rise in cities on the coast.

According to ODFW District Wildlife Biologist Stuart Love, the Charleston Field Office has seen an increase in reports of bear sightings in coastal cities, including Reedsport, Coos Bay, Bandon and others.
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The Green Spot Internet Café
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

The Green Spot in Coos Bay is proud to announce the grand opening of The Green Spot Internet Café. The public is invited to come in and surf the internet free of charge on one of two computer stations, in a comfortable and relaxed setting. So, if you need to Google a map…or do some online shopping, stop by The Green Spot and check out the Internet Cafe.

 

For Green Spot events and happenings check out the Oregon Coast Calendar

 
Heavy Metal in Coos Bay
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

If you like Heavy Metal you need to be in Coos Bay tomorrow night because it's Heavy Metal at The Green Spot with Among The Weak, updownleftright, Naked In Alaska, A Year In Review plus TBA.

While you are there be sure to check out the Green Spot Internet Cafe

 
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