It’s nearly August, but the summer fun is just getting started here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston! Not only is our little corner on Oregon’s South Coast a safe refuge from the scorching heat plaguing much of the Pacific Northwest, we know how to have fun - it’s part of our culture. Oregon’s Adventure Coast is SO FUN in fact, we named an entire festival after it!
Whether you are here to explore the great outdoors, shopping, history, food, drink, culture and more, there is something here to bring joy to everyone this summer! Keep reading to learn more about the many fun festivals & events to choose from next month and well into September. Book your FUN adventure today !
Here’s a round up of a few of our fun summer events in the coming weeks.
For just $5 per person (FREE for kids 5 and under), you can experience great music and a feast of an event featuring up to 20 food trucks from the Pacific Northwest! All trucks will have at least one $3 sample item available for purchase, and will also serve from the entire regular menu. A portion of the entry fee will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon.
This annual weekend festival is dedicated to celebrating delicious fresh seafood in Charleston, Oregon. Come out and enjoy three days of music, seafood, and fun. Along with the freshest crab and fish you’ll ever eat along with other delicious food and drink options, enjoy fun family activities, crab races, games, and the now famous Clam Jam – live music presented by K-DOCK 92.9 FM. For information or visit charlestonseafoodfestival.com .
Celebrate all things blackberry in downtown Coos Bay this summer at this beloved annual juried art and craft festival featuring delicious food and drink along with handcrafted metalwork, jewelry, quilts, candles, clothing, wine, carved wood, and much more. With so many beautiful paintings, breathtaking photography shots, and even phenomenal woodworking pieces, you’ll get lost in the beauty of the art while also enjoying some of the live entertainment and blackberry treats offered at the festival!
The Mill Luck Salmon celebration is a popular family-friendly celebration of Native American traditions and culture. The annual celebration is a tribute to Native American and Coquille Tribal culture and features plenty of activities and exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy. Admission is free, tickets to the Traditional Salmon Bake Meal will be available in Ko-Kwel Gifts August 23, 2022 and include a commemorative Salmon Celebration tee shirt (while supplies last). Guests may also purchase their meal at the meal tent during the event.
The 2022 Bay Area Fun Festival (a.k.a. the last big party of the summer) in Coos Bay is a weekend you won’t want to miss! Highlights include live entertainment, K-DOCK RockFest, street vendors, unique wares, delicious food and drink, and a parade through downtown Coos Bay! This event runs in conjunction with the Annual Cruz the Coos and Show ‘n Shine (9/17-9/18) and Prefontaine Memorial Run (9/18). For more information, click here or visit www.bayareafunfestival.com .
The longest-running and largest classic car cruise on the Oregon Coast will once again grace the streets of downtown Coos Bay and will be enjoyed by thousands of spectators the weekend of September 16-17, 2022! The Annual Cruz the Coos and Show ‘n Shine is proudly presented by The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club as part of the Bay Area Fun Festival. While you’re in the area, enjoy the Bay Area Fun Festival, one of the largest festivals on the Oregon Coast. The festival not only features the Cruz and Show ‘n Shine but the Prefontaine Memorial 10K Run, Street Vendors, a parade, and much more.
For the first time in more than 2 years, runners from all over the country will gather in Coos Bay to honor one of its favorite sons, international track star and running legend Steve Prefontaine. The Prefontaine Memorial Run is a challenging 10K road race that will take runners through rolling hills across one of his old training courses and finish at the high school track where he first competed. Click here to learn more about The Prefontaine Memorial Run and how to register.