Coos Bay - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Coos Bay

Surrounded by the Pacific shoreline with its beautiful dunes and lovely beaches, Oregon’s Adventure Coast  is located between the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the North and Shore Acres State Park, an impressive botanical garden on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the South. The area features a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, clamming, wildlife, bird watching, sea lion and whale watching, tours, cycling, and 4-wheel rides in the dunes. The Port of Coos Bay is an active commercial area.

The Coos Bay area also offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment and dining facilities such as Pony Village Shopping Mall, renovated downtown Coos Bay, antique, myrtlewood and gift shops, theatres, and an art museum and gallery.

Coos Bay is the largest community on the Oregon Coast. It has been the commercial center of Oregon’s southern coast since its earliest days.

Featured activities

  • Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

    50 Central Ave
    Oregon 97420
    800-824-8486
  • Sharky's Charters

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 260-9110

    "Fish On!" is a phrase you will hear often while your out fishing with Captain John. If you have been dreaming about an adventure on the Pacific Ocean chasing Tuna, Salmon, Bottomfish, and Crab or exploring the pristine rivers of Oregon's coastal playground for winter steelhead and king salmon than Sharky's Charters is ready to make your dreams a reality. Rest easy knowing Captain John is it the helm, with over thirty years experience on the ocean, have a safe and enjoyable adventure aboard his new 26' North River Seahawk. Sharky's Charters specializes in small groups and can fish up to 6 people, but most trips have smaller crews so that there is plenty of room to land that big one. Plan your coastal adventure with Sharky's Charters!

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Featured Events

  • Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service at the Coos History Museum

    Coos History Museum
    1210 Front St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)756-6320
    October 17, 2018 - August 30, 2019

    The Coos History Museum presents Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service from October 17 through Summer 2019.

    Historically, tattoos have many meanings and misconceptions. Traditionally, military inspired tattoos depict the story of wars and battles, and symbolize lost soldiers or achievements in service. This new exhibition, created in honor of the more than 8,000 Coos County Veterans, takes a closer look at the stories behind the "ink" through a series of audio, visual and interpretive panels.

    Active duty military families, as well as veterans and their spouses/partners receive free admission to The Coos History Museum through a grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe and other donors.

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  • 41st Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival

    235 Anderson Ave.
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    (541)267-0938
    July 13 - 27, 2019

    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 this orchestra live. Their exceptional performances bring audiences back year after year. 

    The expanded festival schedule in 2019 includes Bay Area Concert Band Mingus Park Kick-off Concert and musical events at local venues all week long.

    There will be time between events to enjoy the treasures of the spectacular Oregon coast: pristine beaches, succulent seafood, sand dunes, fishing and more.

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  • 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition

    Coos Art Museum
    235 Anderson Avenue
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)267-3901
    July 13 - September 28, 2019

    On Saturday July 13, 2019, Coos Art Museum opens its 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition in the first floor Maggie Karl Gallery. The juried exhibition displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States and Canada. 73 works by 48 of the nation’s leading maritime artists are featured. The works are in a variety of media, including, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and sculpture. The exhibition runs through September 28. It is sanctioned by American Society of Marine Artists, co-sponsored by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and funded by a grant from the Coquille Tribal Fund.

    Coos Art Museum’s Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) regional competition for the entire western United States. It is the oldest continuous Maritime art competition on the West Coast. The ASMA jurors include: Buck Braden of Tualatin, Oregon, Brent Jensen of San Francisco, California, and Steve Mayo of Bellingham, Washington. Works will be honored for Best in Show; Peoples’ Choice Award; Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award; Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Award and Honorable Mention Ribbons.

    The Museum will host its annual maritime fundraising dinner beginning at 5 p.m., July 13th. This exciting event features the popular silent art auction, beer and wine sales, and enjoyable camaraderie. Delicious food offerings will be catered by The Coach House Restaurant of Coos Bay. Auction artworks include pieces by participating 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition artists and local artists. A special facet of the auction is the sale of recently completed plein air maritime paintings.
     
    Tickets for the dinner and auction are $50 for Museum members and $55 for non-members. The tickets are available by calling Coos Art Museum at 541.267.3901 or by visiting the Museum at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. Please RSVP for dinner tickets by Friday, July 5th.
     
    Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes, and lectures. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. Free to active duty military through the Blue Star Museum Program.

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