The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is excited to announce that their two major festivals, the Blackberry Arts Festival, which is a juried art show and the Bay Area Fun Festival, which is the last major celebration of the summer are back on the calendar! The CBDA made the difficult decision to cancel the festivals for the last two years but are excited to be bringing them back in 2022.
The Bay Area Fun Festival has three major events that happen to celebrate the end of summer fun. The 2020 festival would have been the 43rd consecutive year. The event draws thousands from all over the Pacific Northwest to shop a Vendor Faire, enjoy festival foods and have family fun watching a themed parade. Over a thousand athletes come to run Steve Prefontaine’s training route during the Prefontaine Memorial 10K. The event also features one of the largest classic car cruises on the coast. The Cruz the Coos and Show ‘n Shine has been a festival favorite for over 25 years. The Bay Area Fun Festival is scheduled for September 17th and 18th this year.
The CBDA puts on the events not only for the community but to bring foot traffic to the downtown core. Check out our website coosbaydowntown.org for applications and rules and regulations. You can also follow us on Facebook @coosbaydowntown. We couldn’t be more excited for the 2022 festival season, and hope you are too!
Here comes the exciting
Bay Area Fun Festival!
September 17 and 18, 2022
Summer may be winding down, but the fun is just beginning here on the South Coast! The Bay Area Fun Festival, also known as the greatest last party of the summer, happens here in Coos Bay and surrounding areas on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18!
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 featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK RockFest Music Festival, the BAFF parade, and much more!
Visitors will also enjoy a variety of vendors, arts and crafts, and lots of different kinds of food.
Come join us for the Bay Area Fun Festival on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!