Things to Do

Bandon is a place the entire family can enjoy, and kids find particular pleasure in some of the things it has to offer. For a mellow day in town, kids have a great time prowling the streets of Old Town and shopping in the many gift...

Bandon residents take pride in the fresh produce, humanely raised livestock and eggs, perfectly delicious sourdough bread, cheese, and seafood, all locally made and raised. These products are often available directly from the source but are also found in local stores, markets and restaurants. Face Rock...

Regardless of what some may say, the weather on the Southern Oregon Coast is pleasant and mild much of the time. Summers are warm and sunny, and, as part of the Oregon Coast’s “banana belt”, winter temperatures are known to get into the upper 60s...

Nature has done a spectacular job in creating for Bandon some of the finest art in the world in its beaches, ocean and wildlife. Bandon’s humans, however, create some very fine art of a different sort. Bandon’s creative presence is evident in music, numerous galleries, community...

Bandon's restaurants do much to help nourish the body, but the spirit needs nourishment as well. Many counselors are available to attend to your mental health, and there is selection of places of worship for those looking to join a congregation or to attend while...

A healthy body and a healthy soul are inextricably linked, and Bandon has many opportunities to strengthen both. Indoor Fitness Centers Bandon’s three indoor fitness centers, Bandon Fitness, Masterpiece Fitness Training, and Fast & Fit offer a variety of ways to improve strength, cardiovascular ability, and/or flexibility,...

The winter rain on Oregon’s South Coast is a bit of a mixed blessing.  We love the fact that it means green trees and plants and that it secures our water sources, but it also means many of our outdoor activities become a little less...

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...

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...

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...