Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

There are a few more weeks left to catch the latest installment at the Bandon Library Art Gallery.  Photographer James Smith and painter Robin Longerbeam  are featured in October, and their pieces highlight the diversity of life and color in real and imagined seas. Jim Smith's displayed work...

Gorse Blossom Festival This Week A hugely successful weekend, more about local wine and drink than gorse; packed with fun activities and music ranging from a pub crawl to a film festival to the Bloody Mary Stroll to the festival itself. "Color: Big & Small" at Bandon's...

This weekend, don't let the gloomy weather keep you in the house.  Head up to Coos Bay to see the Dolphin Players' latest production, "Ha!" by Rich Orloff.  It promises to be an evening of entertainment, laughs, and even a bit of history, both real...

Just north of Old Town is Riverside Drive, a pleasant, shady road that follows the Coquille River and skirts the Bandon Marsh.  It is also the off-the-beaten-path address of John Bealey's Riverside Studio and Gallery, less than 1/2 mile from the heart of Old Town. John graduated...

Bandon Community Youth Center (BCYC), newly directed by Charissa Stokes, is off to an excellent start this 2016-17 school year.  Charissa, hired only in April of 2016, had to hit the ground running to finish workshops that had been going since before she started as...

There’s something new in Bandon.  Something sweet, but not too sweet; something tart, but not too tart; something steeped in family history and tradition yet on the cutting edge.  Gary and Karen Gant and their son and daughter-in-law Trevor and Mary Gant have put their...

It's the Monday after the 2016 Cranberry Festival, a day to review pictures, souvenirs, and memories of one of the best festivals on the Oregon Coast.  After a whirlwind weekend of music, fun, games, and of course those tart red berries, the 70th Cranberry Festival...

Can you feel the vibrations in the air?  Can you hear the sound of crushing cranberries?  Can you taste their tart tang?  Do you have visions of red berries dancing in your head?  It could be because the 70th annual Cranberry Festival is happening this...

Every spring, a new art collection goes up in Bandon in a most unusual gallery.  Instead of in a climate controlled, artificially lit building, these works of art are displayed in the open air, tied to the cable railings of the boardwalk with the lovely Coquille...

The Bandon water treatment plant was open to the public Saturday with food, treats, beverages, and games for the kids.  The event was an opportunity for Bandon residents to learn about the sources of their water as well as the process the water goes through...

Most of us, when we hear the word "salon," think of a place people go to get their hair done.  We get images of mirrors, chairs, aprons, and flashing scissors, and in our minds' ear, we hear background music, hair dryers, and chit-chatting.  In the...

For many of us, one of the great things about being at the beach is seeing the boundless joy of dogs as they dig in the sand, splash in the water, and run.  This kind of running, mind you, is like no other.  Free from...