Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting is a mandatory yearly meeting held the third Thursday in January.  It’s purpose is to elect board member positions that are up for re election along with any business that needs to be handled including amendments to the bylaws. This meeting is open to the membership along with the interested public.


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Established in 2000, The Farmers Market was formed to help bring the local farmer and the community together.  It opens the first Wednesday in May and runs every Wednesday to the last Wednesday in October.  During the peak season, the three blocks of Central Ave are filled with produce, farm to table, arts and crafts and a food court.  EBT and SNAP program are available during the season.

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Thousands of visitors come to Downtown Coos Bay on the fourth weekend in August to seek out all things Blackberry and all things local. From jams and jellies to baked goods, candy, and wine; it’s all about the Blackberry. The festival hosts over 100 artists, artisans, and vendors. So, bring the entire family. Walk around and experience our unique blackberry culture!  This is a great event for everyone – tourists, locals, and sellers.

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The Bay Area Fun Festival, also known as the greatest last party of the summer, happens here in Coos Bay and surrounding areas on the third weekend in September! Thousands of locals and visitors from afar come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of beautiful downtown Coos Bay and surrounding areas for this popular festival. Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz The Coos and Show N’ Shine featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run and the Bay Area Fun Festival parade.

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Downtown Coos Bay Trick or Treat

Hundreds of businesses in the Downtown district, Front Street and the Coos Bay Village roll out the Trick or Treat mats and on Halloween from 3pm to 5pm the streets are filled with kiddos all dressed in their favorite costume.  It truly is a family affair with parents joining in to dress up and even the family dog shows up dressed for the occasion.  The Trick or Treaters scurry from store front to store front. We are not sure of the total poundage but there is a tremendous amount of candy that is handed out those two hours. All are welcome!

Downtown Holiday Open Houses

Get into the holiday spirit and work on your gift-giving lists at the Annual Downtown Holiday Open Houses. Participating businesses will open their doors on the second weekend in November for the Holiday Open Houses. Browse participating shops for gift-giving inspirations and holiday home decor while entering to win door prizes.

Shop Small Saturday

The Coos Bay Downtown Association invites you to spend Saturday, after Thanksgiving in downtown Coos Bay for Shop Small Saturday. Shop Small Saturday encourages shoppers to support their neighborhood businesses and to embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. Shop Participating downtown businesses and sign up for door prizes.

Santa, Tree Lighting and "Elf" the Movie

Join us at the Coos Bay Visitor Center at 5ish on the Friday after Thanksgiving for cookies and cider and caroling while we await Santa’s arrival!  Once Santa arrives, he will be joined by the mayor and together will light the tree around 5:30 PM. From there, all the children will follow Santa over to the Egyptian Theatre where Santa will take the wish list from children and they get a candy cane. The movie Elf starts around 7:00 PM. Bring clean, new socks rolled into a ball for the sock-ball fight during the snow ball fight scene. The donated socks will go to local homeless shelters. If you miss this event, you can catch another free showing of Elf will at 2:00 pm on Saturday with Santa.