“IMAGINE YOUR ADVENTURE” at the 41st Annual Bay Area Fun Festival

“Imagine Your Adventure” at the greatest party to wrap up summer, The Bay Area Fun Festival. The event is sponsored by the Coos Bay Downtown Association. and takes place Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. Enjoy fun activities including a parade, shopping, tasty food, car cruise, Pre 10K Run, and live entertainment.


Enjoy all the fun activities in downtown Coos Bay including one of the largest vendor markets and parades on the Oregon Coast. Vendors will line the streets of Central Avenue between Hwy 101 and 4th Street. The Fun Festival Parade will wind through the streets of downtown Coos Bay starting at 1:00 pm. Watch to see which float will win the best executed theme “Imagine Your Adventure!”


The 39th annual Prefontaine Memorial Run is exciting and brings people from all over the globe to the bay area. This 10K run honors Coos Bay’s native son, Steve Prefontaine, who changed the running world before his untimely death. The run follows his traditional running route and is scheduled for 10am on Saturday, September 15th. The Pre Run for Kids will take place on Sunday, September 16th at 1:30pm and is sponsored by Tower Ford.


If you enjoy vintage automobiles, you’ll be in heaven at the Rotary Cruz the Coos and Show ‘n Shine sponsored by the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club. The Show ‘n Shine takes place at the Mill Casino Saturday from 10am-3pm. The Cruz The Coos will take you  back to those happy days of the 1950s. Up to 500 classic cars and trucks will take to the streets of downtown Coos Bay Saturday starting at 6pm. Bring your chair and listen to classic “cruisin’ tunes” at 4th and Central  at the Cruz Awards lane (located near the entertainment stage).


Throughout the festival, K-DOCK Radio and Sound & Music present live, local music on the RockFest stage. Enjoy the music while you visit local craft and food vendors. The music features Coos Rhythm and Blues, Aurora, Border Patrol, Toyz and Timberwolf. The stage is located at 4th and Central downtown Coos Bay.


Applications for vendors and the parade are still being accepted and can be found on the Bay Area Fun Festival website.  You can also get information on all the activities taking place by visiting www.bayareafunfestival.com. Learn more about the Coos Bay Downtown Association at www.coosbaydowntown.org. For any additional information contact Holly Boardman at (541) 266-9706 or by email at director@coosbaydowntown.org.

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