Photographer: Chris Hyde

Summer Fun & Festivals!

We’re giddy with festivals and fun things to do this summer. Here’s just a taste of things you can plan your trip around:

Charleston Seafood Festival

Come celebrate the bounty of Charleston and the Oregon Coast! The Annual Charleston Seafood Festival is happening August 9-10  and features live music, hand-made arts and crafts, photography and of course SEAFOOD!


Blackberry Arts Festival

Aug 23 & 24th you’ll see downtown come alive with local artisans, crafters, artists and of course blackberries! And don’t miss the Blackberry “Jam” showcasing local bands throughout the festival.

blackberry pies

Free Fun Wednesdays!

That’s right, Wednesdays can be free! First, you’ll Shop, Stroll and Eat your way through the Coos Bay Downtown Farmer’s Market where you’ll find great produce, plants, handmade goods and or course plenty of  hand crafted foods.  Next spend the afternoon taking the FREE Working Forest Tours! Learn about our forests, hike beautiful trails and even pick mushrooms, all led by Menasha’s forest-men! Call 541-269-0215 to reserve your place on the tour.

Farmers market

Sunset Bay Kayak Angler Challenge! 

Combining two great activities, kayaking AND fishing! Your skill will be tested in this points based competition happening August 23. Find out more here!