Photo Courtesy of 15th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration hosted by The Mill Casino
There are many reasons to visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast each summer. Between the blissful escape from scorching hot temperatures in other parts of the region and the wide range of amenities and attractions to choose from, what’s not to love? Summer is also “Festival Season” here. The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, OR are home to a number of unique outdoor festivals celebrating our local culture.
So beat the heat (yup, the average temperature here is in the mid-high 60s in July and August) and book a road trip now for a fantastic getaway this summer to enjoy one of these summer celebrations. Visit our lodging page to find hotels, motel and bed & breakfast properties throughout the area.
2018 North Bend July Jubilee
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2018 North Bend July Jubilee! Featuring live music, food, dancing and an all car cruise! So much fun as we celebrate our town, North Bend Oregon USA! Click here for more information.
When & Where: July 20th-22nd, North Bend, OR
40th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival
Coos Bay is home to the longest-running music festival on the Oregon Coast! Each year more than 80 musicians travel from all over the United States and Canada to perform three classical concerts during Festival Week. Whether a novice or seasoned classical music fan, a very special treat awaits hearing our orchestra live! Their exceptional performances bring audiences back year after year. Click here for more information.
When & Where: July 24th-28th, Coos Bay, OR
2018 Mill Casino Food Truck Off
Bring the whole family to enjoy this great outdoor event featuring food trucks, live music and more. Feast yourself on the goods while the trucks compete in a cook-off for the best in several categories. Click here for information.
When & Where: August 3rd-5th, North Bend, OR
2018 Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Bring your appetite and sense of adventure to The Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival, a celebration of our culture featuring fresh local seafood (of course), music, arts, a kid zone and local beer and wine! For more information, visit charlestonseafoodfestival.com.
When & Where: August 10th-12th, 2018 Charleston Marina, Charleston, OR
Blackberry Arts Festival 2018
Bring the entire family to celebrate all things Blackberry from jams and jellies to baked goods, candy and wine; it’s all about the Blackberry. The festival hosts more than 100 artists, artisans, and vendors. For more information, click here.
When & Where: August 25th-26th, Downtown Coos Bay, OR
Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
Celebrate Native American culture, art, food and music with free daily performances, a marketplace offering traditional wares and foods, a bay-front canoe exhibit and races, traditional games and activities for children, plus a variety of cultural demonstrations and educational exhibits. The celebration is perhaps best known for its traditional salmon bake dinner where fresh salmon is prepared in the time-honored Coquille open-pit manner. Click here for more info.
When & Where: September 8th-9th 2018 The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park in North Bend, OR
2018 Bay Area Fun Festival
Downtown Coos Bay comes alive with vendors, a parade, kids activities, art, food, live music, beer, wine and more during the Bay Area Fun Festival, also known as the greatest last party of the summer. To learn more, visit bayareafunfestival.com.
When & Where: September 15th-16th Downtown Coos Bay
2018 Cruz the Coos
This event, spanning decades on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, is one of the longest-running and largest classic car cruises on the Oregon Coast and features hundreds of rare and vintage automobiles. These family-friendly events include a Show ‘n Shine at the Mill Casino on Friday and it’s marquee event, the annual “cruise” through the streets of downtown Coos Bay on Saturday. Visit www.cruzthecoos.com for event and schedule info.
When & Where: September 15th, The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park in North Bend, OR and (Show ‘n Shine, 11am – 3pm) downtown Coos Bay, OR (Cruz The Coos 6pm-8pm)
2018 Prefontaine Memorial Run
When & Where: Saturday, September 15th, Coos Bay, OR
In addition to summer festivals and natural attractions, visitors and locals enjoy free Music on the Bay concerts every Thursday evening August 9th to September 13th in Mingus Park and the wildly popular Coos Bay Farmers Market on Wednesdays, from 9am-2pm.
We are here to help you plan, get here, and enjoy your visit. We encourage you to Contact Us if we can answer any questions or stop in one our visitor centers once you get here to find out the inside track for the best food, events, and activities. Be sure to visit oregonsadventurecoast.com/lodging/ to see our many lodging options!
Source: Oregon’s Adventure Coast
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