Things to Do

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 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...

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...

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...

It’s a fairly undisputed fact that Bandon has one of the top golf courses in the world.  Bandon Dunes is lauded for its rugged and beautiful setting, its similarities to links courses in Scotland, and the challenging holes that keep golfers on their toes.  It’s...

Writer/poet, dancer, music producer, and photographer Jan Cedras Ayers and her husband Ken Ayers have teamed up for the most recent art show at the Bandon Library Art Gallery.  The title of the show is “Bronze” and includes Ken’s bronze sculptures and Jan’s photographs of...

A pedestrian-centered, outdoor-oriented trend started in San Francisco in 2005 when an art and design company plugged a parking meter for 2 hours, rolled out some sod, plopped down a bench, and turned it over to the public until the 2 hours were up.  The...

The first annual Gorse Blossom Festival is in the books, and although Bandon’s founder Lord George Bennett (who infamously brought the prickly gorse plant to Bandon when he was feeling homesick for Ireland) would have rolled over in his grave, the town and its visitors...