Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

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 particular show is installed al fresco on the […]

South Coast Folk Society

With its frequent theater productions, art shows, and musical performances, the South Coast is without a doubt a center of culture for Southern Oregon, and the South Coast Folk Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization, helps make up the depth of culture. The South Coast Folk Society is dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, […]

Bandon, The Cranberry Capital of the World

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 1890’s. In fact, today these cranberries make up approximately 95% of Oregon’s and 5% […]

The Do’s of Enjoying Bandon’s Beach this Summer

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 and Dont’s list, but it seemed much more fun to […]

The Holidays in Bandon

Bandon is a small town, but certainly not a sleepy one, and this holiday season is proof. Saturday was a busy day for our fair town and included an artist reception, a nog walk/cider stroll, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and the opening night of The Nutcracker. The afternoon got started with a reception for […]

The Four Seasons in Bandon

Some joke that the Oregon rainy season begins in September and lasts until July. Others say that there are really only two seasons – rain and summer. The truth, however, is much different than what people say with their tongues in their cheeks. There are four distinct seasons in Bandon that are all enjoyable. Each […]

Fun Things to Do on the Southern Oregon Coast this Winter

The Southern Oregon Coast is teeming with life in the winter. 20,000 gray whales pass through the coastal waters. Local nature lovers gather up and down the coast with binoculars in hand to witness the majesty of nature. Skiers and snowboarders migrate to the mountains to enjoy a long weekend on some of the best […]

Fun Things To Do In Coos Bay This Fall

There are a lot of wonderful things to enjoy on the Southern Oregon Coast. The ocean, the golf courses, and the bike trails will likely be part of your weekly routine. There are many other fun things to do including family-friendly 5K fun runs, art classes, art exhibits, museum yoga classes, and visits to a […]

30 Things to do in Bandon this Summer

It’s summer! The kids are out of school, the sky is blue, and the days are long. Many folks take vacation time in the summer and are drawn to the ocean from 90 degree weather along the I-5 corridor, from the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, from south in California, and, well, from everywhere […]

Get to Know the Bandon Playhouse

From Anything Goes to South Pacific to Steel Magnolias to Grease, the Bandon Playhouse has been entertaining audiences with a wide variety of dramas, comedies, variety shows and musicals for nearly 40 years. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Ron and Kathie Lecce. Ron is the president of the Bandon Playhouse board, and his wife […]