Want to Make a Last Minute Getaway? Come Down for a Big Weekend on the South Coast!

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 6, 2010

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The Oregon Coast is the place to be this weekend (and any weekend in August/September for that matter!).  If you are visiting with us, you have plenty of events to choose from!  Here are just a few of the activities taking place in Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend and surrounding areas.  Check our Events Guide for updates and come on down!

If you are not here; we wish you were!  This is what you are missing!

Dunefest thru Aug 8, 2010
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Drag races, show vehicles, vendors, food & music. Daily competitions and exhibitions for ATV’s, quads, & cycles. Call 541-271-3495 or visit www.WinchesterBay.org Winchester Bay

First Friday Wine Walk Aug 6, 2010
Downtown Coos Bay, 5pm – 7pm, Wine walk starts at the Egyptian Theatre, 229 S. Broadway, Hwy 101. For more information, contact Cindy Rawlings at The World, 541-269-1222, ext289

Coup d’Bop: August 6& 7 Jazz and Blues, the way you like to hear it played! Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, Wanda’s, 740 Koos Bay Blvd., Coos Bay, OR Great Food, Full Bar, Premium Wines by the Glass!

Rock and Gem Show Aug 6, 2010 thru Aug 7, 2010
North Bend Community Center, brought to you by Farwest Lapidary and Gem Society
Rock and Gem show featuring rocks, gems, slabs, tools, findings, machinery, beads and much more. For more information Call Harold (Rocky) Pribble at 541-572-8301 harold@harborside.com North Bend

11th Annual Cardboard Races Aug 7, 2010
If you are creative enough to make cardboard float then come on out to Lakeside and see what all the excitement is about! Boats on display at 11am, race begins at Noon at Ten Mile Lake. Fun filled day for the whole family whether you are racing or just coming out to see the action. Call Osprey Point RV Park at 541.759.2801 for registration and information. Lakeside

Coos Bay Speedway Circle Track Races Aug 7, 2010
Battle at the Bay Hwy 42, Coos Bay.
Pit Gate 12pm, Front Gate 3pm, Racing 6:30pm
Adults $10, Sr/Military/Student $8, Kids under 6 Free. Family Pass $30 (2 adults & 3 students).For more information call 541-269-2474
Star of Hope’s Blue Grass Bash! Aug 7, 2010
Mingus Park, 10am – 6pm. For more information, call Star of Hope at 541-888-8893 x56 or sohdevdir@charterinternet.com

Multiple bands, food, family, vendors and fun! $10 per person or family pass for $30 (2 adults, 3 kids)

South Slough Birding Aug 7, 2010
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 8am – 10pm. Call 541-888-5558
Join a South Slough interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder. Held the first Saturday of each month.

Art at the Estuary August 7
Plein Aire Painter Sarita Southgate
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1-3pm. Call 541-888-5558

37th Annual Circle the Bay 30km Run/Walk/Relay Aug 7, 2010
8am, Ferry Road Park, North Bend. 6:30am for walkers. Call Susan Ottemiller at 541-756-2972 or Jim Clarke at 541-756-6197.

30km individual run/walk; long sleeve shirts, finishers medals. 30km Run or Walk Relay; three person teams, short sleeve shirts, plaques, ribbons for both individual and relay events.

Town and Country Garden Tour Aug 7, 2010
For more information, contact Janie Mitten of Coos Bay Garden Club at 541-888-6760 or Joanne Conway 541-269-2731.
The Coos Bay Garden Club’s Annual Garden tour will be held from 10am – 4pm with proceeds going towards Marshfield HS Scholarships.

Little Old Opry on the Bay Aug 7, 2010 thru Aug 8, 2010
Down on the Farm
Little Theatre on the Bay. 2100 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Call 877-756-4336 for more information. Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm.
An evening of knee tappin, toe stompin songs and dance to start off the season. The comedy team will split your sides with their usual off-beat humor that Little Ole Opry has made famous. This event usually sells out, so make your reservations soon! All tickets $12

Second Sunday Sing-Along Aug 8, 2010
South Coast Folk Society, Unity by the Bay 2100 Union Ave, North Bend
The public is invited to join society members singing popular, contemporary, and classic songs. Admission is free, and all ages and voices are welcome. Instrumental accompaniment and big song books are provided. We will meet for 2 hours for joyful harmonizing. This is a free public event occurring on the second Sunday of every month. For more information call Stacy at 541-756-4701 or Paul at 541-572-5370