Exploring the unique and eclectic shops and businesses in Downtown Coos Bay and North Bend is an adventure upon itself, but add a glass or two of wine to benefit local non-profits, and you have an entirely different experience! Look out for these special events on Oregon’s Adventure Coast that celebrate community, wine and locally owned businesses while supporting special causes.
The North Bend Sip n Stroll is a fabulous way to experience the charm of downtown North Bend. Vistors that take part in the event enjoy sampling beer and wine as they stroll from location to location.
The next Sip n Stroll is scheduled for March 20, 2020. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Moore Family, owners of the popular Wildflour Cafe. The family is caring for a two-year-old child with significant medical needs while running a restaurant, catering company and bakery. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Engles Furniture ends at The Liberty Theatre. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/SipNStrollNorthBend/
On the first Friday of each month, you may notice cheerful groups of people browsing through local businesses in the Downtown Coos Bay shopping district and sipping wine. That is none other than the Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk, a monthly event celebrating local businesses and benefitting local non-profit organizations.
Now in its 13th year, the Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk has provided about $310,000 to local non-profit organizations. The event is coordinated by the Coos Bay - North Bend Rotary Club and supported by The World newspaper.
Participants begin their wine walk at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center at 50 Central Ave. at 5 p.m. where they donate $10 and get a map of participating businesses where they can stop by for complimentary wine through 7 p.m.
Here is the recipient list and calendar dates for Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk 2020:
February 7, 2020 - Lab Band Program Association
March 6, 2020 - South Coast Clambake Music Festival
April 3, 2020 - Coos Bay Public Library Foundation
May 1, 2020 - Dolphin Players & Oregon Coast Historical Railway
June 5, 2020 - Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association
July 10, 2020 - Oregon Coast Music Association (2nd Friday this month only)
August 7, 2020 - Coos Art Museum
September 4, 2020 - Music on the Bay
October 2, 2020 - Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
November 6, 2020 - Dance Umbrella for South Coast
December 4, 2020 - Friends of South Slough
For more information, visit facebook.com/CoosBayWineWalk.