2017 Festivals – Coos County

Lakeside Crawdad Festival: Taste the spicy heat of a real Nawlins Crawdad Boil! The event features fun crawdad races, chicken bingo, a kids carnival, vendors row and live music throughout the weekend. Mother’s Day Weekend May 12, 13, 14. Visit the official Facebook page for more information and schedule of events: www.facebook.com/Lakeside-Crawdad-Festival-321710537538/


Festival of Sail: Featuring the The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington tall ships. Enjoy a week of all things nautical including ship tours, cannon battle adventure sails, food, stories, roaming pirates, live music, stories and art! June 1-4. For more information and schedule of events, visit the Coos Bay Downtown Association website: www.coosbaydowntown.org


BBQ, Blues and Brews on the Bay: Two full days of a real Kansas City BBQ Society cook off contest with thousands of dollars in prize money! Live music, BBQ from several different establishments from throughout the northwest and a beer tasting with several regional craft breweries! May 27, 28. For more information visit the Mill Casino Hotel website: www.themillcasino.com


Coquille Gay 90’s: Celebrating the establishment of historic Coquille City, the county seat of Coos. The event has several fun activities throughout the weekend: Duck race, pancake feed, parade, car cruise and show & shine, fun run, softball tournament, vendors and live music! June 3, 4. For more information and a schedule of activities, visit the Coquille Chamber of Commerce website: www.coquillechamber.net/gay-nineties.html


Powers White Cedar Days: Several days of food, music and fun are what you will find at the long running, more than 41 years, independence celebration! Some of the events include a kid’s parade, teen street dance, live music, softball tournament, parade, beard contest, and fireworks display! June 30 -July 3. Check the official website for a list of events: www.whitecedardays.wordpress.com


Lakeside Brew Fest: Two days of music food and brew! Seven brewers, two wineries and two cider mills come to Wulfy Beach in Lakeside for this music and brew event. Sample all the beverages, find the one you like and fill your souvenir glass to the brim. June 16, 17. Visit the official Lakeside Brew Fest website for more information, a list of breweries and the music schedule: www.lakesidebrewfest.com


North Bend July Jubilee: Celebrating the birth of North Bend Oregon and the rich history behind it. Several mini events throughout the weekend, All Car Cruise and Show and Shine, parade, vendors, food and more! July 14, 15, 16, times vary. Visit the official website for more details and schedule of events: www.julyjubilee.com


Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival: Enjoy live music both days with the K-DOCK Clam Jam, vendors, seafood, regional craft beer and wine at the Charleston Boat Basin. Friday August 11 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, Saturday August 12 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday August 13 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the official website for more details: www.charlestonseafoodfestival.com


Blackberry Arts Festival: Thousands of people come from all over to enjoy this celebration of the sweet blackberry. Several vendors offering blackberry delights, arts and crafts. Live music both days with the K-DOCK Blackberry Jam. Large food court, beer and wine garden. Located in Downtown Coos Bay. Saturday August 26 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday August 27 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the official website for more details: www.blackberryartsfestival.com


Bandon Cranberry Festival: Bandon is the home of the world famous Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, delicious fresh seafood, homemade candy and cranberries! Harvest time is celebration time in Bandon. Now in its 71st year! Live music, parade, vendors, food, arts and crafts! September 8, 9, 10 in Bandon by the Sea. Visit the official website for more information and schedule of events: www.bandon.com/cranberry-festival


Myrtle Point Harvest Festival: The Harvest Festival attracts thousands of visitors who spend the day strolling up and down the streets enjoying arts, crafts, and great food from vendors and admiring hundreds of classic cars entered in the Show & Shine event. You will love the Firehouse Steak Feed and live music! Saturday September 23. Visit the official Harvest Festival website for more details: www.ci.myrtlepoint.or.us/general/page/harvest-festival


Bay Area Fun Festival: This event boasts more than 25,000 visitors over two days and features one of the largest car cruises in the Pacific Northwest! Visitors come from all over the country for the annual Steve Prefontaine Memorial Run. The vendor row and food court has more than 100 different booths. Live music both days with the K-DOCK Rock Fest! September 16, 17. Visit the official website for more information and schedule of events: www.bayareafunfestival.com