Tall Ships Coos Bay

Coos Bay “Tall Ship Days” Are Back and Bigger Than Ever


The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain return to Coos Bay May 1-12, 2015 for Tall Ship Days, an annual celebration of our rich maritime and cultural history.  This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience what life was like on these majestic sailing vessels, witness breathtaking battle sails, passages, a reconciliation ceremony with local native tribes in addition to many local festivities.

Click here for the events schedule and be sure to buy your tickets early as many of these events are expected to sell out. You can follow the ships’ journey to Coos Bay by following them on Facebook: and Twitter:@graysharborhist.

Memorial Day, BBQ, Blues, Brews AND YOU


There is no better place to kick off summer than on Oregon’s South Coast! Be here Memorial Day weekend as The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park hosts the 4th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay May 22-24, 2015. This is a three-day KCBS Sanctioned event where guests sample lip-smacking barbecue from BBQ pitmasters as they compete for $13,500 in prize money. Add on sizzling hot blues and locally-crafted beers and you have a weekend you don’t want to miss! So book your trip and get your taste buds ready! Click here to find out what you need to know about the 2015 festival.

Oregon Coast Music Festival July 11-25, 2015

Oregon Coast Music Festival

Plan to pack your bags this July and head to Coos Bay for the 37th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival, the longest running music festival on the Oregon Coast. This annual summer festival, featuring two weeks of concerts (many of them free), is a treat for music lovers. Visit Oregon Coast Music Festival for concert and ticket info.

Let’s Go Clamming

Clamming in Coos Bay

Grab your buckets and shovels everyone. The South Oregon coast is the ideal destination for recreational diggers and we expect tides to be ideal for clamming well into spring, summer and even fall! Clam digging often results in a tasty treat whether served in chowder, steamed or fried. If you’ve never been clamming we’ve got you covered with this easy how to video!