Beginning in 1912, the Fair has become the main event of the Summer for Coos County residents and is a county-wide showcase of agriculture, crafts, industry and business. The Fair provides the opportunity for all ages, from young to seniors, to exhibit their livestock, floral, land products, culinary, needlework, photography, arts and crafts.
This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music — from country to jazz — as well as games and contests for kids and adult. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, the bounty of the sea will be the center of the event. Always the 2nd weekend of August!
More than 400 classic cars can be seen at this fun filled 3 day event. Friday night beach party, Saturday registration and poker run at the Mill Casino Hotel, Saturday night Cruz the Coos through downtown Coos Bay, and a Sunday show and shine at Shore Acres State Park. This three day event is one of the popular events of the Bay Area Fun Festival
Those special qualities that made Steve Prefontaine a hero to track fans more than two decades ago are still creating new admirers. Many who were not born when Pre was setting records, or ever saw him compete, are inspired by his enduring example of courage, feisty determination, and charisma. Runners can see where it all began this September at the Prefontaine Memorial Run.
Now in its 37th year, The Prefontaine Memorial Run has established the reputation of being a well-organized race catering to the needs of the runner. It is the showpiece of the Bay Area Fun Festival, a two-day community celebration offering events for the entire family.
Lights Sculptures: Pelicans, Puffins, Jellyfish, Shore Acres' Cranes, Life-size leaping Orca whale, Life-size spouting Gray whale, Tulips, Rhododendron, Rose, Dahlia, Dungeness crab, Sea Star, Sea Urchin, Sea Anemone, Sea horse, Octopus, Kelp, Frogs, Butterflies, dragonfly, playful sea lions, leaping frog in pond, ship, fuchsia flower and hummingbird, Koi carp and more!
A community tradition was born in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres decided to "string a few lights" to help celebrate the holidays. That first season, 6,000 miniature lights, one Christmas tree, and the decorated Garden House drew 9,000 visitors. Now, 300,000 LED lights, 30 large landscape lights, dozens of small landscape lights, 26 large holiday trees, dozens of lighted sculptures, entertainment in the pavilion, and a beautifully decorated Garden House draw 40,000 to 50,000+ visitors or more each season
Dockside Tours, Battle Sails, Educational Tours and passage are available for the annual Tall Ship days. Please note that tide conditions sometimes affect arrival date & times.
Purchase tickets by visiting www.historicalseaport.org or by calling 800-200-5239
Coos Bay is home to the longest running music festival on the Oregon Coast! Each year over 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.