Events in Bandon

Bandon was lit up with colorful lights and happy faces last night for Bandon’s annual Night of 10,000 Lights.  New traditions were begun while old traditions were upheld, and it seemed like the entire town came out to participate in the festivities. The fun started at...

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...

The Bandon Library has a new installation in their gallery for the month of November.  Two artists are featured this month, Joan LeCain and Kathleen Morey Bailey.  The two artists use very different mediums, but they are both extremely talented and have created lovely art. Joan...

Located just a quarter mile from Bandon's beautiful coastline and within the Bandon City Park is the surprisingly busy Bandon Public Library.  The fact that this little library is busy is actually no surprise when you discover the wide selection of books, magazines and movies, the availability...

Many have driven past Sage Place on their way to the hospital or to Bandon Supply, but perhaps not everyone knows just what it’s all about.  Sage Place is much more than just an art gallery, although it does feature several different artists’ work.  It...

Arts curator, painter, and Bandon resident Victoria Tierney recently traveled to Japan to visit her granddaughter and documented her trip with watercolors inspired by traditional Japanese style.  During the month of October, her work is displayed at the Bandon Library art gallery in a show...

As we drive past Bandon's many cranberry bogs, our curiosity is piqued.  How do cranberries grow?  How does the cranberry harvest work?  What is the history of cranberry farming in Bandon?  Cranberry farming has a long and rich history here in Bandon.  Charles Dexter McFarlin...

For fantastic furry fun, come join Bandon's dogs and their people this Saturday, October 3 at the 3rd annual Barktoberfest fundraiser, an Animal Shelter Aide event, happening at the Bandon Ace Hardware on Highway 101, outdoors in their fenced and landscaped yard. The goal of this year's Barktoberfest is to raise $7,000...

  Bandon waits all year for the second weekend in September, and this year’s 69th annual Cranberry Festival didn’t disappoint.  The theme of the weekend was “Cranberry Hop,” and participants had fun turning the town into a circa 1958 diner, complete with juke boxes, ice cream...

Oregon Governor Tom McCall (1967-1975) was one of the state’s greatest champions, instating the Bottle Bill, introducing urban growth boundaries, and creating the law that set in stone Governor Oswald West’s legacy of the public ownership of our beaches.  In 1969, McCall also founded the...

Sunday was cool and cloudy, but the music warmed the 100 or so folks who turned up for Bandon’s first Music in the Park on the new stage at the city park.  Three very talented bands entertained the crowd with their family friendly tunes and...

It may surprise some to learn that Bandon, with its temperate climate and crashing surf, is an ideal place for growing cranberries, and it has grown to a center of production since the berries were first commercially grown here in the 1890s.  In fact, today these...