Nothing says “spring” like spending a day outdoors along Oregon’s majestic coastline. Although the Pacific Ocean isn’t quite warm enough for swimming, springtime air gives way to blossoming flowers, wild animals roaming about after hibernating or migrating, and plenty of fun things to do in North Bend, Oregon. Take your family out for some fun times in and around North Bend and Coos Bay this spring with some activities everyone can enjoy.
There’s plenty to do outdoors around North Bend. Check out some of the more exciting outdoor adventures that make it easy to enjoy the abundant fresh air and the sunshine.
Whale Watching at Cape Arago
Shore Acres State Park hosts volunteers who explain cool facts regarding the gray whales that migrate past Oregon at this time of year. Volunteers are at the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day from March 25 to April 1, 2017. Bring your binoculars to see some of these leviathans as they come up for air and blow mist above the water’s surface. If you’re lucky, one of these giants may playfully breach the water while hunting for krill.
Take to the waters with a fishing trip hosted by Sharky’s Charters. Captain John hosts up to six people per tour as he takes you onto the ocean to catch tuna, salmon, bottom fish or crab. If you don’t want to fish, Captain John can take you on an exploration of the area’s waterways. John has more than 30 years’ experience on these waters, so you and your party are in good hands aboard his 26-foot boat.
Nothing tastes more like spring than fresh food from local farms and businesses. Check out the Coos Bay Farmers’ Market on Central Avenue on Wednesdays starting on May 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM. With an average of 60 vendors every week, you can find an array of fresh options to choose from.
Let Your Oregon Garden Grow
With farming in mind, spring is the time to plant your favorite flowers and let your Oregon garden grow. Add to your beautiful collection by attending the Rhododendron Flower Show at Plant Sale at the Pony Village Mall. There will be a judged flower show complete with trophies and ribbons. Plus, shoppers can find rhododendrons in all sizes and colors, ready to bloom and plant. The show and sale happen on Sat. April 22 from noon to 5 PM and Sun. April 23 from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Just because it’s spring, that doesn’t mean you have to spend time outdoors. After a long day of exploring the dunes, coastline and outdoor trails North Bend has to offer, spend your evenings indoors with some springtime events.
International Folk Dancing
Every Friday through May, take part in some international folk dancing sponsored by the South Coast Folk Society. Admission is $4, and the event runs from 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Everything starts with beginning lessons and then lots of dancing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The event happens on Greenacres Lane in Coos Bay. Learn the Serbian kolo, Macedonian oro, and an Israeli hora. You don’t need to bring a partner, but dress comfortably and wear soft-soled shoes.
The annual Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Tuber Sale in North Bend happens the second weekend of April at Pony Village Mall. Find the best potatoes and other vegetables at this annual gathering where you can look around for plants to enhance your gardens.
Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
The Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk happens the first Friday of April from 5 to 7 p.m. Take in the city’s best restaurants as you walk from place to place with a map and your wine glasses. Purchase your items for $10 at the visitor’s center.
Nothing puts a spring in your steps like listening to live music with your friends and neighbors. There will be plenty of live musical performers in Coos Bay and North Bend this spring. Visit venues such as the Mill Casino and Warehouse 101 to check out live bands.
There are a variety of opportunities to enjoy culture in the North Bend area. From April 14 through April 30, the Little Theatre on the Bay is presenting “My Fair Lady.” The theater is open at 7 PM or Friday and Saturday night performances and 2 PM on Sundays. The doors will open an hour before the show. Head to the Coos Bay Library on the second Friday of the month to watch a foreign film that is free to the public.
Spring time means plenty to do in northwest Oregon, including revamping your living situation. Consider buying a house in Bandon or any property in the Coos Bay and North Bend areas with Beach Loop Realty. As you might expect, we have some houses with some fantastic views of the ocean just feet from the beach. Whether you want a small bungalow or a 10-bedroom mansion, we have the property for you. Our real estate agents can help you get into the home of your dreams in time to enjoy some of the most beautiful weather on the Southern Oregon Coast.
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