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Brookings, OR 97415
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South Coast Culture Tour: Taste, Create, and Explore the Southern Oregon Coast

Friday, April 29, 2022, 1:00 PM until Sunday, May 8, 2022, 6:00 PM
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Curry County April 29 -May 1, 2022
Coos County May 6 – 8, 2022
South Coast Culture Tour takes you on a journey to Taste, Create, & Explore the Southern Oregon Coast. Two weekends of activities to explore new places, create delicious foods, art, & friendships, and taste the bounty of the area.
The event will span from Brookings to Reedsport on two separate weekends and we will be your Guide to Experience the best of the South Coast.
The Southern Oregon Coast has many gems that you are free to explore on your own. A few area highlights are the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails, the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail, the Coquille River Water Trail, the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway, and the Oregon Coast Trail.
The Experiences are as diverse as the landscape of the South Coast! 

Chetco Brewing ~ Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, 4/30, 10-2pm

830 Railroad St, Brookings, OR

Family Friendly Cornhole Tournament with fun & prizes. Off the Wagon Food Truck will be serving your favorites!  Small town brewing, world-class beer!

First-round double elimination. Then it goes to single elimination, until the final match.  The final match will be best 2 of 3.  Prizes are given for 1st thru 3rd place!  Weather will dictate if outdoors or indoors.  Limit 14 teams. (2 person teams).  Individuals can sign up & we can find them a partner.

Tickets: $15 Includes Tournament & a beer (for 21+ over) or Root Beer

Tickets are $15

Chetco Brewing will have LIVE music during South Coast Culture Tour on Friday, April 29, 5:30 to 7:30pm!
Enjoy some pints, live music, & tasty food. Off the Wagon Food Truck will be serving your favorites.
No registration required, save the date and join us!

Port Orford Whales & Wildlife Boat Tour

Saturday, 4/30 ~ 3-4:30PM
300 Dock Rd., Port Orford, OR – (office is next to restrooms and outdoor showers).

Join us for a great boat tour out of the unique Dolley Dock in Port Orford where we will see all kinds of wildlife, unique south coast geology, and the amazing Redfish Rocks Marine Research Reserve. We will ride on the Black Pearl, a rigid inflatable, and nearly unsinkable vessel like the Coast Guard rescue boats you see all over the Oregon coast.

Most days we spend time with grey whales, harbor seals, sea lions, and a myriad of seabirds both migratory and local. The Redfish Rocks Marine Research Reserve was established in 2010 and has been closed to all harvest of living organisms since 2012. We will tell you the story of how it came to be and what research is currently being conducted in these protected waters. We will also talk about the early pioneer days, the native peoples that were here thousands of years before the white settlers, and our local fisheries which are the lifeblood of the fishing hamlet of Port Orford.  Join us for an adventure that you will not soon forget!
Tickets: $70

Scenic Bike Ride of Port Orford 

Saturday, 4/30/21 

4pm – 5:45pm

Explore the scenic town of Port Orford by bike w/ a local expert who will show you the beauty and history of this quaint South Coast town.  Enjoy a moderate 10-12 mile ride. 18 & over (unless on a tag-a-long or tandem).  Bring your own bike & helmet. 

Pineapple Express Adventure Rides 

832 Oregon Coast Hwy, Port Orford, OR 97465

$25 per person

*Consider pairing with “Sea to Table Dinner” @ The Nest Cafe right after the ride and conveniently located next door to Pineapple Express.

Yoga + Hike on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific
Saturday, April 30, 2022 ~ 9am-12pm

Meet at Blacklock Point – Floras Lake Trails Trailhead in Langlois.
Mossy Lotus Yoga will be your Guide on this 2 mile out & back moderate hike with spectacular scenery along the Blacklock Point Trail.  You will practice yoga on the cliffs overlooking the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean.

Tickets: $40

Hike + Trail Party in Gold Beach with the Trailkeepers of Oregon!
Join South Coast Culture Tour with the Trailkeepers! Easy trail maintenance, a great way to get outside and meet other people!
Click here for more details and registration (it's free!):

Make your own handmade wood sign for your home with Creative Juice Crafts in Brookings!
Choose from a dozen coastal and adventure design ideas and Creative Juice will walk you through the process. No art experience necessary! Kids welcome!
A South Coast Culture Tour experience, Friday, April 29 - pop in anytime between 1-6pm. Register here:

We're so pleased to announce that SWOCC will be joining the South Coast Culture Tour with a wood-fired pizza experience that will leave your tastebuds wanting more!
More details coming soon - save the date: May 6-8, 2022.

Would you love to learn how to silkscreen? Semi Aquatic is hosting a silkscreen workshop during South Coast Culture Tour this spring!
Artist Spencer Reynolds will demonstrate the entire printing process and attendees will get to make their own print as well. A wonderful opportunity to meet other artists in the area and even if you're not an artist, to try your hand at silk screen printing!
Save the date (registration opens soon): Sunday, May 1 - 9-11:30am.
(Painting by Spencer Reynolds of Semi Aquatic Gallery)

Create on the Coast

Create your own Coastal sign!

Friday, 4/29 ~ Drop in anytime 1-6pm to start!

Creative Juice Crafts 612 Hemlock St., Brookings, OR 97415
Choose from more than a dozen different coastal and adventure-inspired designs to make your own home décor wood sign! You’ll get to choose your own paint and stain colors and we’ll walk you through the easy DIY process step-by-step… no artistic experience is needed! Feel free to bring kids, too– we have many additional low-cost projects they can choose from to join in the creative fun.
Tickets $40

Gelli Printing Workshop

Sunday, May 1st, ~ 12-3 pm

Manley Art Center
433 Oak St, Brookings, OR 97415

Let’s get creative with Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting without a press.  We use stencils, stamps, blocks, and plant materials to create works of art.  All materials provided.
Tickets: $50


Join South Coast Tours for a kayaking experience in Brookings during the South Coast Culture Tour event!
Join us for a fresh water paddle via the mouth of the Chetco River. The Wild and Scenic Chetco river estuary in Brookings offers a variety of experiences ranging from frequent Pelican and Kingfisher sightings as well as seals, sloughs and some of the cleanest water on the coast.
Space is limited, register here:

KAYAK BROOKINGS – Chetco River Paddle & Chetco Indian Memorial Tour 

Sunday, 5/1 


16360 Lower Harbor Rd, Brookings, OR 97415 (park near Slugs ‘N Stones ‘N Ice Cream Cones and walk towards water to ramp).


Join South Coast Tours for a fresh water paddle via the mouth of the Chetco River. The Wild and Scenic Chetco river estuary in Brookings offers a variety of experiences ranging from frequent Pelican and Kingfisher sightings as well as seals, sloughs and some of the cleanest water on the coast. The boat basin offers a very easy calm water introduction where you can view the many different commercial fishing boats, Coast Guard vessels and pleasure craft moored up to the docks. Total freshwater paddling distance is about 2.75 to 3 miles for the 1.5 tour. For beginners to advanced.  After the paddle we will take a walking tour of The Chetco Indian Memorial to learn the history and seasonal activities of the Chetco people.  

Bring: bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, jacket (dressing in layers is recommended), binoculars, water bottle & sunblock. We provide kayak, paddle, and life vest.   

Tickets: $70

Equipment available: 4 single kayaks & 4 tandems (2 person kayaks)