Below is a partial listing of yearly events held in the Winchester Bay, Reedsport, and the surrounding area. For more information regarding any of these events please visit one of the following.
Spring Whale Watch (March)
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch weeks so they can help others spot the whales. For more than 30 years, our trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast. We definitely know whale watching. http://coastvisitor.com/things-to-see/whale-watching-spoken-here-program/
Memorial Day Weekend
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in celebration of Memorial Day & Parade in Reedsport, Oregon. Memorial Day Weekend is a big event for the locals and our visitors. Come and help us celebrate a Memorial Day, you'll be glad you did.
For additional information call the Chamber office at 541 271-3495 or 800-247-2155
Oregon Invitational Chainsaw Sculpting Championships
Each Fathers Day Weekend Professional chainsaw sculpture carvers will gather at Rainbow Plaza in Reedsport. Main event is 17 hours of carving large cedar sculptures with daily timed "quick-carve" events. Come and meet the artists. Save on the super sales for carvings, and experience a great Father's Day on the coast! http://www.odcsc.com/
Fireworks Over The Bay
Fourth of July Fireworks Over The Bay The largest and most spectacular fireworks display on the south coast. Visitors and locals grab a spot, fire up the barbecue, or picnic and settle in for a night of fun. A Car Cruise & other events round out your weekend stay.
The Crab Bounty Hunt
Crab Bounty Hunt Crabbing is always great fun and the crab is a tasty reward, but during the months of August & September, in Winchester Bay, a whopping $10,000 makes crabbing VERY rewarding. Crab are tagged with numbered metal tags. One of those numbers is sealed in the vault of Umpqua Bank. If you register that number before the end of the contest, you win $5,000. If you register the number on the secret day, you win an additional $5,000 for a total prize of $10,000!! Information: 541-271-4471.
Dune Festival This 3-day event held on the last weekend of August draws thousands of ATV enthusiasts to Winchester Bay, the heart of the Oregon Dunes. Events include drag races, TSD rally, poker run and more. In addition to all the action on the sand, you'll find vendor booths, food, music and exhibitions featuring the latest products and vehicles. Some spectacular "show" buggies and quads are also on display. For more information regarding Dune Fest visit: http://www.dunefest.com/
Kool Coastal Nights
Kool Coastal Nights - August The fun starts on Friday with the Tailgate Party, Muffler Rapping Contest, Burnout and Open Header Contest - hope you like LOUD cars and LOTS of smoke!! Saturday the cars are powdered and premed for the Show 'n Shine and Parade of Champions. There's also a Harbor Cruise for those who are nostalgic for the 50's. Bring your favorite gal or guy and shake your stuff at the Street Dance. Don't forget the famous Sea Food BBQ and the Pancake Breakfast. Come Kool off at the coast and enjoy all the HOT cars! http://www.koolcoastalnights.com/
S.T.E.P. SALMON DERBY Labor Day Weekend
Sponsored by Gardiner/Reedsport STEP (Salmon-Trout Enhancement Program) this event is timed to coincide with the fall Chinook salmon run. Daily prizes awarded for the biggest salmon. Local tackle shops have registration forms and rules.
Art by the Bay (September)
In September artists from all over Oregon will be participating in their crafts at the fifth annual Art by the Bay festival. You will have a chance to observe styles & skills of Potters, Painters, Carvers, Jewelry and more. You will be able to observe artists sketching all that the Winchester Bay waterfront has to offer. It all takes place at Bay Front Loop in the village. This Event is sponsored by Friends of Winchester Bay and The Winchester Bay Merchants Association with the assistance of the Reedsport Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds are used to sponsor Art Classes in the area for all ages. For more information and to participate call Phyllis Dever at 541-271-1510.
Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuate and promote Old Time Fiddling and Old Time music and to encourage everyone, especially young people to play the fiddle and appreciate Old Time Fiddling and Old Time music. The jamboree is held each year in late August at the community center. For more information visit the OOTFA at http://oregonoldtimefiddling.org/
Holiday Bazaar (first weekend in December)
Local crafters sell their creations. Located at the Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave. Reedsport
Theresa Chickering CDABA Holiday Bazaar Chair 541 271-4608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reedsport Skate Park
One of Oregon's best parks, not just because of the funnel but because it is an excellent blend of street and tranny. It has its big bowl, an element of pool, a fluid street section, and of course the funnel.
Winter Whale Migration (December)
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch weeks so they can help others spot the whales. For more than 30 years, our trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast. We definitely know whale watching.
Other activities around the Reedsport/Winchester Bay area that are on-going and with flexible dates:
May - October Old Town Farmer's Market
June - August Riverfront Rhythms Concert Series at Umpqua Discovery Center
Old Town Art Walk