Reasons to Visit the Southern Oregon Coast this Month

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 1, 2010

We can think of countless reasons to visit the Coos Bay/North Bend and Charleston  area this month: friendly faces, beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, scenery, great deals on hotels and more.

September brings us many exciting events here on the Oregon Coast…here are just a few of the event highlights this month:

7th Annual Mill-luck Salmon Celebration September 4-5 at The Mill Casino Hotel. A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture on Oregon’s Coos Bay. Native American concert with Joanne Shenandoah, dancing, drumming, traditional Salmon bake, canoe races, demonstrations, vendor booths, educational displays and more. Call 541-756-8800 for more information

11th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby September 11-12. Tickets are $20 per person (under 13 are free) and available for purchase at local boat ramp on the day of the event. All proceeds go towards fish enhancement/education projects in Coos, Tenmile, and Eel Lake Basins. For more information contact Valerie or Armand at 541-759-2709.

Cranberry Festival & Street Rod Show September 11-12 in Old Town Bandon. Annual celebration of the cranberry industry in Bandon, Oregon.  Visitors will enjoy a parade, artists, music,  food and more!  Call Bandon Visitor Center for more information at 541-347-9616
25th Annual Cruz the Coos September 17-19 Sunset Beach, the Mill Casino Hotel, Downtown Coos Bay, and Shore Acres State Park.  More than 400 classic cars can be seen at this fun filled 3 day event. Friday night beach party, Saturday registration and poker run at the Mill Casino Hotel, Saturday night Cruz the Coos through downtown Coos Bay, and a Sunday show and shine at Shore Acres State Park. This three day event is one of the popular events of the Bay Area Fun Festival.   For more information, call Darrell King of Sunset Classic Chevys at 541-888-3863.

Bay Area Fun Festival 2010 September 17-19 Downtown Coos Bay, Various locations.  A festival of fun for families! Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and so much more! Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. Most activities in downtown Coos Bay unless otherwise noted. (Central & Hwy 101)For more information call the Visitor Centers at 541-269-0215.

31st Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run September 18. A 10,000 meter road race honoring one of America’s Greatest Distance Runners. For more information contact the Prefontaine memorial Committee. Bob Huggin: 541-269-1103. Cost: $19 or $22 late entrance fee. Register on line at

National Estuaries Day Celebration September 25 10am-3pm. Join South Slough and other local organizations to learn about estuaries and what you can do to protect them. Information booths, children’s activities and guest speakers (free). For more information call the slough at 541-888-5558

Shore Acres Dahlia Day September 25 Shore Acres State Park. Dahlia display and experts from the Southern Oregon Dahlia Society in the Garden House/Pavilion, refreshments. Hosted by Friends of Shore Acres, 11am-4pm. Call 541-888-3732

But that is not all!  Please visit the Oregon’s Adventure Coast Events Page and our Facebook Page to learn more about the many events happening in our area throughout this month and during the year.