(Coos Bay) – Join us for 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 21st and Sunday, September 22nd in downtown Coos Bay. 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 parade 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 “Our Great Outdoors!” 


The 40th 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 10 am on Saturday, September 21st. The Pre Run 5K starts at 9:45 am on Saturday. The Pre Run for Kids will take place on Sunday, September 16th at 1:30 pm.


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 6 pm. Bring your chair and listen to classic “cruisin’ tunes” at 4th and Central at the Cruz Awards lane (located near the entertainment stage) provided by K-DOCK 92.9 FM. 


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 Border Patrol, CRBQ, Toyz, Timberwolf, and Aurora. 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 Learn more about the Coos Bay Downtown Association at For any additional information contact Holly Boardman at (541) 266-9706 or by email at