VOL. 21#12 • VIEW ALL LISTINGS AND 1,000’S MORE ONLINE: www.Move2Oregon.com — UCP-31 February Winter Art and Chocolate Festival Held on Valentine's Day weekend, this two day event features most anything you can "tastefully" do with chocolate, plus lots of other art & crafts. Admission is $1. Brookings-Harbor High School, Brookings. https://www.facebook.com/ winterartandchocolatefestival February, March & April Treasure Hunting Season in Gold Beach Glass floats are hidden on our beaches for visi- tors to find. Keep the glass float & get entered into a weekly & a monthly drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a great vacation package! https://visitgoldbeach.com/year-round/winter/ March Spring Whale Watch Week During the last week in March trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. Whales may be seen heading north from mid-March to late May. whalespoken.org May Annual Gold Beach Whale of a Wine Festival If your interest is fine art, wine & beer tasting, experiencing gourmet treats, enjoy the local artisians booths, this is the place to be. This 2- day event promises to be the event of the year. Held at: Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellens- burg Ave. www.goldbeachwinefestival.com Azalea Festival - Memorial Weekend Brookings-Harbor’s biggest festival of the year over Memorial Day weekend. The community- wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts, BBQ's & more. https://azalea-festival.com/ June Pistol River Wave Bash The Pistol River Wave Bash is a jewel of the IWT (International Windsurfing Tour) crown & one of the most anticipated windsurfing events in the country. This event annually gathers the best rid- ers on earth. https://internationalwindsurfing- tour.com/pistol-river-wave-bash-2018/ July Southern Oregon Kite Festival The 3rd weekend in July, the skies are filled with a display of magnificent colors as nationally & internationally renowned kite pilots. Amazing aeri- als, choreographed to music. Free festival, held at the Port's Kite Field on Boat Basin Rd. http://www.southernoregonkitefestival.com August Annual Pirates of the Pacific Festival Join the fun at the Port of Brookings-Harbor Boardwalk. A fun filled pirate adventure of with music, merchants, sword play, cannon fire, re- enactments, food & more piratical fun & mayhem! Guaranteed to bring out your inner pirate! www.piratesofthepacificfestival.net/ The Curry County Fair Curry County Fair is the only fair that is held next to the ocean. You can see the ocean from the Fer- ris Wheel. There will be a wide variety of food choices, comm’l vendors, local booths & info. Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach www.curryfair.com/curry-county-fair September Annual Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest Sept 8th This is THE place to sample micro brews / craft brews of every color & flavor, eat some great grub, listen to musicians playing on 2 stages, view classic cars, check out new art & artisan wares. Held at: Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach, Curry County Fairgrounds. http://www.goldbeachbrewfest.org/ Annual Bandon's Cranberry Festival Sept 7th - 9th. A fun-filled weekend of activities & events, enter- tainment for the whole family. Enjoy the Cranberry Court coronation, parade, live music, food fair, cranberry eating contest & more. Visit local shops & vendors to shop for local produce, cranberry products, & amazing artisan wares. http://www.cityofbandon.org/general/page/ cranberry-festival/ November Brookings Harbor Community Bazaar The largest holiday bazaar on the Southern Ore- gon coast. Incredible bargains & a variety of handcrafted items. Over 100 vendors fill 2 back- to-back gyms at Brookings Harbor Azalea Middle School & the High School. This event has been happening for almost 50 yrs. http://www.brookingsharborbazaar.com/ December Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Display December 1st-31st Azalea Park, Brookings, OR Light display in Azalea Park featuring nearly 500,000 lights and lighted sculptures. Hot cider and cookies. Open nightly from 5 pm - 9 pm. naturescoastalholiday.com Winter Whale Watch Week Trained volunteers to help visitors spot gray whales during migration at 24 coastal sites. The last week in December. whalespoken.org Community Calendar There’s Always Something Fun to do on the Southern Oregon Coast!