Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

Bandon photographer and painter John Butler and members of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club are the featured artists in "Dreamscapes", the newest art show in the Bandon Library Art Gallery, for the months of January and February. For the "Dreamscapes" exhibit, the cases in the lobby of...

During these oft-grey days of January, color is a welcome change and distraction.  Fortunately for Bandon’s residents and visitors, color is easily found at the newest art show entitled “Color: BIG & small” at Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center. For “Color: BIG & small,” artists...

Of all the things to celebrate in Bandon, gorse seems last on the list.  However, planning for Bandon's first Gorse Blossom Festival is underway, and it's going to be good.  Block out the weekend of February 17-19 so you won't miss a thing. The festival's logo...

This month's installment at the Bandon Library Art Gallery is titled "Earthly Delights III: Art of the Natural World" and features three very talented Oregon artists.   Crystal Landucci, Paula Reis, and Veneita Stender are showing pieces that reflect the natural world. Crystal Landucci's contributions to...

Saturday saw the last organized holiday events in Bandon.  It was Shop Small day in town, and Santa and Mrs. Claus came to the Old Town Marketplace for a visit.  The chill in the air didn't stop people from turning out to support local businesses and...

Bandon is a small town, but certainly not a sleepy one, and this holiday season is proof.  Saturday was a busy day for our fair town and included an artist reception, a nog walk/cider stroll, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and the opening night of...

Actor and director Mike Dempsey is helping our fair town get in the Christmas spirit this month with his one-man show "Santaland Diaries," based on an essay by writer David Sedaris.  This Christmas show features festive scenery and props: a decorated tree, gifts, jingle bells,...

This year's 29th Shore Acres lights display at Shore Acres State Park is an integral part of a Coos County holiday experience and is not to be missed.   The experience keeps getting better and better as more lights and sculptures are added, and more people...

It was a dark and stormy night in Bandon-by-the-Sea.  The rain varied from a light sprinkle to a veritable downpour, but that didn't stop Bandon's residents and visitors from braving the weather to attend the 4th annual Night of 10000 Lights. The fun started at 3:30...

People may think that there’s nothing going in Bandon in the late fall and winter. The stream of summer tourists has dwindled to a trickle, and the Cranberry Queen has been crowned.  Nothing could be further from the truth, however!  It may be getting cold...

This fall's election has taken its toll on people around the country and many are responding by renewing a commitment to or newly committing to volunteering in their small communities.  This winter might be a perfect time for you to take your time, talent, and...

Some joke that the Oregon rainy season begins in September and lasts until July.  Others say that there are really only two seasons - rain and summer.  The truth, however, is much different than what people say with their tongues in their cheeks.  There are...