Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

Bandon is one place that does the holidays well.  Holiday happenings abound in our fair town, and with a bit of planning, it’s possible to get to all of them! Community Thanksgiving Dinner, November 23 The holidays kick off with the annual free Thanksgiving dinner at The...

There are lots of spooky activities for all ages this week and weekend!  It's time to get your boo on! The Egyptian Theater in Coos Bay has a week full of fun ghost and monster themed movies, including "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein," "Dracula," and "Ghostbusters." ...

Most people don't know the term "sea stacks," even in Bandon, but everyone knows of Bandon's most famous sea stack. A beautiful and sad Native American legend tells the story of Bandon’s iconic Face Rock.  According to the legend, Princess Ewanua was visiting the coast with...

Our friends at Shoreline Education for Awareness bring us volunteers who help us learn about, see, and understand our marine environment.  Next time you see them at Coquille Point or Face Rock, stop and learn some new things, and thank them for their hard work! Shoreline...

We just can't get enough of Bandon's amazing community garden and the amazing people who volunteer their time to make it amazing!  This article was written by the good people at the Good Earth Community Garden, and they get all the credit for the photos.   Good...

The Cranberry Festival is coming! Bandon has a long tradition of cranberry farming.  The tart red berries have been grown in bogs here since the 1860s, and the town has celebrated the annual harvest in through the Cranberry Festival since 1946. The schedule for this year’s Cranberry...

At the end of a quiet road 10 miles south of Bandon is a hidden gem.  Over 1000 acres of public land are nestled along a quietly flowing 8-mile long river with a few miles of hiking trails, a tranquil lake, seasonal boat access into...

I spend a lot of time looking at things that make the news in the northwest, Oregon in specific, and Bandon in more specific.  What strikes me the most as I’m combing through stories is not what IS going on in and around Bandon but...

Are you off to see the wizard?  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets to see the Bandon Playhouse’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” it’s time to do it.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic fantasy story’s adaptation...

It’s summertime, and that means gardens full of color and life.  The Southern Coos Hospital’s latest quarterly art show, entitled “How Does Your Garden Grow?” is focused on those very topics for the season. The official opening of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” was celebrated with...

Although Bandon is a place that is enjoyable year-round, most people get a chance to visit the beach in the summer.  It’s hard to go wrong when walking the sand, but some tips from one who knows are always handy.  This began as a “Do’s...

On the east side of the big green port building in Old Town Bandon is one of the newest businesses in Bandon, Watson's Live Seafood.  Although seafood for sale is ubiquitous on the coast, what Rob Watson and Joleen Lambert have is rare, and they...