Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

The boardwalk along the Coquille River is looking particularly colorful lately, thanks to an unusual, annual art show featuring local and regional artists.  “Neat, but how original is that, really?” you might ask.  Many things make the Bandon Boardwalk Art Show unique. Every year since 2002, this...

The 4th of July is one of the highlights of Bandon's year, and Tuesday was full of many fun reasons why. The festivities began with the annual 4th of July parade.  Starting early, First Street was lined with people of all ages sporting red white and...

The Fourth of July is coming right up, and for those lucky enough to be in Bandon for the day, there is a packed schedule of fun and action planned.  From a parade to cardboard boat races to live music to strawberry shortcake, there will...

The sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding have been around much longer than most people realize, but are recently rapidly gaining popularity, and they are accessible to more than just an elite few.  The Bandon area with its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and relatively reliable wind draw...

The first art show at the Bandon Library this summer is the 3rd Annual Mosaic Show entitled “Piece by Piece: Finding Inspiration in Materials.”  As always in the library art shows, several artists are local and regional, but this 3rd annual show includes artists from...

Langlois, Oregon is a town whose surface just begs to be scratched.  Those wise enough to shop at the expansive market, eat locally at The Spoon Restaurant, and drink hand-roasted coffee at the Floras Creek Coffee Company quickly find the culture and depth just below...

With its frequent theater productions, art shows, and musical performances, the South Coast is without a doubt a center of culture for Southern Oregon, and the South Coast Folk Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization, helps make up the depth of culture.   The South Coast...

There’s much more than meets the eye in the tiny town of Langlois on the Oregon Coast.  Farms and ranches dominate the countryside surrounding the town, but the town itself is hopping with surprising energy for a community of fewer than 200 people.  There is...

Many have walked Bandon’s beach and taken in its beauty: towering sea stacks, perfect sand, ever-changing skies, crashing waves, and talkative birds. Not everyone, however, has been lucky enough to be rounding the point under the Face Rock Viewpoint when Denny Dyke, creator of Circles...

Saturday marked the 23rd annual Wine and Cheese Extravaganza, and the Rotary Club did not disappoint. Easily 150 people or more ate cheese, drank wine, bid on auction items, won prizes, laughed, and generally had a good time, thanks to the hard working Rotarians and...

Thanks to a generous funding from The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Community Foundation and The Country Dance & Song Society, musicians from Port Orford, Bandon, Coquille, Coos Bay, and Myrtle Point have been working hard to prepare for a weekend of contra dancing and a...

Langlois, Oregon, an “unincorporated community” 17 miles south of Bandon and 13 miles north of Port Orford is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of places.  It has a population of fewer than 200 souls, and from the highway one will see...