The first-ever Live Culture Coast, a unique and diverse celebration of culture, food, drink, nature, art, people, and places on Oregon’s South Coast is happening in just over 2 weeks! This nine-day event, beginning October 18th and ending October 27th, celebrates the wonders of the 135 beautiful miles from Reedsport to Bookings. Residents and visitors can register for over 90 hand-on experiences focused on art and culture, food and farms, and people and places all along the Oregon Southern Coast.
If you can only spend a few days at the festival, we’d love to have you here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast from October 18-22 to experience our region in a completely new way. Event registration is available online and will fill up quickly, so plan early. We also recommend booking accommodations now if you have not already done so.
Here’s a summary of events happening in the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston. Please click here for details and the full schedule.
REDNECK WINE TASTING & BOWLING (NORTH BEND) Wine tasting, dinner AND bowling? Yes, please! North Bend Lanes is the place to be for a fun and festive evening of Southern Oregon Wine Tasting,a Casual Dinner & Bowling from 6:00 PM 8:30 PM.
COFFEE: A BEAN-TO-CUP EXPERIENCE (CHARLESTON) Start your day at Bayside Coffee in Charleston for a bean-to-cup experience that is sure to get you up-close-and-personal with the community and up your espresso smarts from 9:00 AM 11:00 AM.
HARVEST FAIR & CO-OP CELEBRATION (COOS BAY) Drop by the Harvest Fair & Co-Op Celebration from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Coos Head Food Co-op, 353 S 2nd Street. Bring your apples to Coos Head Food Co-op, a community-owned natural food store specializing in local, fresh, sustainable, and organic foods, and turn them into cider onsite with a wooden, hand-cranked cider press. With kids’ activities, fermentation displays, and local foods, it’s the perfect place to celebrate the harvest season.
DISTILLERY TOUR & RUM TASTING (CHARLESTON) Tour Stillwagon Distillery and learn about its plan to recycle and reuse all byproducts: distillery spent wash, carbon dioxide, organic solid waste, and waste heat. 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
LIVING BEVERAGES: ALE TASTING & FERMENTATION TALES “Hop-on-over” (get it?) to the 7 Devils Brewingfor an effervescent afternoon with 7 Devils brewer Carmen Matthews, CEO Annie Pollard, and the whole brew crew. After enjoying a brief history of beer brewing and fermented drinks, you’ll taste cask ales, sip probiotic sodas, and learn about the fermented drinks you can make at home. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE EGYPTIAN (Coos Bay) Head over to one of Coos Bay’s most famous landmarks, The Egyptian Theatre to watch The Biggest Little Farm, which chronicles a couple’s 8-year quest to bring 200 acres of barren farmland into harmony with nature.
SOUTH SLOUGH HIKE WITH ALL 5 SENSES (CHARLESTON) On this guided hike through the South Slough Reserve, you’ll slow down and use your five senses to discover nature (and perhaps a bit about yourself). Along the way, you’ll learn all about this important estuary habitat and learn about how it benefits both people and wildlife. 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
LAKE + LIGHTHOUSE VAN TOUR This special tour offers a unique opportunity to one of the magnificent lighthouses on Oregon’s South Coast, the Umpqua River Lighthouse. Tour the lighthouse in a van then take a short boat ride around the lovely Lake Marie. The tour, provided by South Coast Tours, runs from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and departs from 7 Devils Brewing, 247 S 2nd Street.
HIKE & YOGA OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC (CHARLESTON) See coast viewpoints and secret beaches located throughout Cape Arago State Park—places few yogis have seen—on your way to yoga overlooking the Pacific. The hike is one-hour each way, with one hour of meditation and mixed-level yoga. All are welcome! 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Learn More About Live Culture Coast Live Culture Coast is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the people, places, food, drink, art nature and more on Oregon’s South Coast. The 90-plus hands-on experiences of the first-annual Live Culture Coast, focused on art and culture, food and farms, and people and places, invite people to come to the Southern Oregon Coast to find out. Click here to learn more.
Website- www.liveculturecoast.org/ Full list of events- www.liveculturecoast.org/new-events Register for an event- www.liveculturecoast.org/new-events Map of the area- www.liveculturecoast.org/get-a-map