Now that the summer travel season is here and in full swing, we thought we would share some tips and local secrets so you can make the most of your Oregon Coast vacation this year. Here are just a few of our “Best Bets” for June!
Be sure to visit www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com for a complete list of events and adventures throughout the season:
Buy Local & Fresh at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Every Wednesday & Sunday from 9am-3pm, downtown Coos Bay is alive with local vendors selling farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, art and more! Visit www.coosbaydowntown.org for more info!
Friday Night Dinners The Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers wonderful culinary dinners as part of their new externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared, these future chef delight diners every Friday evening at 6pm for just $20 per person. For menus, visit www.occi.net Coos Bay. Call 541-888-1540 for reservations.
Check out a Coos Bay Speedway Event Coos Bay Speedway is a hidden gem in the South Oregon coast that offers fun and excitement each weekend for the entire family. The Speedway features a variety of exciting Motorsports including a 1/8 mile Drag Strip, High Banked Dirt Oval, Mud Drags AND Special Events. Go to www.coosbayspeedway.com to see the most current schedule of events!
Take a Self Guided Art Walk: June 10, 2010. Coos Bay/North Bend visitors and locals alike enjoy the unique local artists, tasty food and fun on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-8pm. This self guided tour takes you to various locations throughout our downtown. Maps are available. Contact Crystal Dolphin for more information, 541-756-1989.
Take a Hike with The South Coast Striders. The South Coast Striders coordinate a number of events throughout the year- including 2 Healthy Hikes this month: Jun 12 & June 26. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Bay Area Hospital at 541-269-8077 www.coostrails.com
Sing Out Loud with the South Coast Folk Society. June 13, 2010. On the 2nd Sunday of every month, the South Coast Folk Society invites the public to join them for 2 hours for joyful harmonizing at Second Sunday Sing-Along . Admission is free, and all ages and voices are welcome to join the fun and sing popular, contemporary, and classic songs. Instrumental accompaniment and big song books are provided. For more information call Stacy at 541-756-4701 or Paul at 541-572-5370 . Address: Unity by the Bay 2100 Union Ave, North Bend
Bring Your RV to The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park’s RV Jamboree Jun 16-19, 2010.Experience four winning days of fun and friendship, plus a traditional salmon feast on the shores of Coos Bay. Your three-day RV Jamboree Package includes: Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet, RV Show and Shine, Traditional Salmon Bake Dinner, an excursion at Shore Acres State Park, Send-off breakfast & prize filled Poker Run and Live entertainment performed by the 50s Doo Wop band The Young Bucs. All for $99.00 per guest, plus a nightly RV space rental fee of $23.00 per night. Call 541-756-8800 for more information
Treat Dad to the Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championship for Fathers Day! This annual Father’s Day event (June 17-20) features professional chainsaw sculptors from all over the world. A terrific family getaway. Call 541-271-3495 for more information www.WinchesterBay.org Winchester Bay
Run with the South Coast Running Club. Runners- will enjoy the 16th Annual Jennifer’s Catching Slough Classic and First South Coast Half Marathon on Jun 19 in Coos Bay. Call Pete Dawson at 541-267-6329 or Claudia Benn at 541-217-1226 for more information. Registration form is available on website. www.SouthCoastRunningClub.com
Play a Some Golf. Oregon’s South Coast is a golf lover’s paradise and home to some of the most beautiful courses in the country. Be sure to check out The Mill Casino/Coquille Tribe Golf Tournament Jun 19, 2010. This is a fundraising event for youth golf held at the Watson Ranch Golf Course, 93884 Coos Sumner Lane, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Call (541) 267-7257 for information.
Take Dad to Shore Acres on Jun 20, 2010 for Shore Acres Rose Sunday Father’s Day. Rose experts in the Garden; refreshments, 11am-4pm. Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago Highway. For more information call 541-756-5401
Take in some Bluegrass & Americana Music from Local Favorite, Hudson Ridge.Hudson Ridge will be playing at Sozo’s Tea & Coffee House: 1955 Union Ave from 7pm-8:30pm on June 25 (but get there early!) ! This local band plays last Friday of each month and is perfect for the whole family. For more information, call Sozo’s, in North Bend 541-756-5422.
Watch the Riders Come Through During the Harley Davidson 9th Annual Lighthouse Run on Hwy 101. Love Harleys? You don’t want to miss this. This annual event is features a Show & Shine, poker run, hog roast, raffle, 50/50 and live Entertainment and of course a Lighthouse Run. The events are held at the The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in North Bend. For more information contact Highway 101 Harley Davidson at 541-266-7051
Taste Some Great Food and Fun at the Clamboree in Coos Bay on June 26! When the Tide is out, the table is set! Join the Empire 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! Empire District, Multiple locations, Sat 10am-6pm. For more information contact Tom Greaves 541-888-3020 or email@example.com
Take the Family Out for Extreme Entertainment at Sandfest 2010.The Northwest Offroad Timing Authority proudly presents Sandfest 2010: Jun 30, 2010 thru Jul 4, 2010! Held in the Boxcar area of North Bend, Sandfest 2010 is filled with days of fun in the sand dunes for the whole family. It’s bigger than ever, it’s better than ever, and its returning to its original home. Activities include the Bomb Squad, UTV Nationals, Side X Side Drive in Movie, DTR Racing Sand Drags, exhibitions and much much more. Stay tuned for details! www.originalsandfest.com