Coos Bay Calendar of Events
including North Bend & Charleston
September 20-22 Oregon Shorebird Festival
The festival is a celebration of Oregon shorebirds with field trips, educational presentations and evening events.See the website for festival information and registration. Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, 63466 Boat Basin Rd. [more info]
September 21-22 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 40th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
This well-organized race is a showpiece for the Bay Area Fun Festival and tribute to one of America's greatest runners and hometown hero, Steve Prefontaine. Nearby, at the Coos Art Museum, the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery holds the permanent collection of Steve's awards, memorabilia and numerous photographs highlighting his illustrious running career. Various Locations [more info]
September 21 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 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]
October 5 3rd Annual Charleston Salmon Run & Crab Walk
All races begin and end in Charleston and follow scenic routes along rugged sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Race events include a marathon, half marathon, 10k and the one-mile crab walk. Various Locations [more info]
October 18-27 Live Culture Coast
A ten day sensory celebration of fermentation, creativity and exploration on the Southern Oregon Coast, from Reedsport to Brookings. Visit the website for a roster of events and experiences focused on art, food, nature and adventure. Various Locations [more info]
November 28-December 31 Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres shines with over a quarter million lights and displays. Open every evening from 4-9:30pm. Parking information and viewing tips are available online. Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy [more info]
February 8 2020 35th Annual Charleston Crab Feed
Fresh Dungeness Crab dinners at the North Bend Community Center. 2222 Broadway Ave. [more info]
March 13-15 2020 South Coast Clambake Music Festival
Clambake is an old time musical term for a jam session and this musical extravaganza attracts an audience from up and down the west coast. The music ranges from traditional jazz to 50's rock, including swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco. Various venues at Mill Casino [more info]
March 28 2020 SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers at one of 45 beach cleanup sites on the Oregon Coast. Online registration opens February 2020. Various Locations 971.346.2703 [more info]