Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Waterfront Events May 24 and 25, 2019

Join the Port of Bandon summer season kick-off, Memorial Day Weekend, on the waterfront in Old Town Bandon. On the boardwalk, fishing enthusiasts shop and swap at Saturday’s Marine Swap Meet. Browse water-themed goods from tackle to marine memorabilia. The farmers and artisan market Old Town Marketplace is open Friday and Saturday.

Members of Bandon’s Ministerial Association lead an interdenominational blessing of the fleet to honor those lost at sea, those who make their living on the sea, and military veterans. Follow the sounds of live music, and meet in the parking area near Weber’s Pier. Donations of flowers are invited. Following the ceremony, ministers board the U.S. Coast Guard Coquille River patrol boat to scatter flowers at the mouth of the river. And, the Bandon VFW officiates a gun salute at South Jetty beach.

The Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show makes its annual debut. The outdoor public art installation features work by amateur and professional artists in a variety of styles and media. Nominate People’s Choice awards with free ballots available at Bandon Bait and Tackle, 110 First St. SE.

For more information about events, moorage and launch facilities, contact the Port of Bandon, 541-347-3206,

Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
250 First St. SW

Marine Swap Meet
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday
Boardwalk, 1st St.

Blessing of the Fleet
10 a.m., Saturday
Parking area near Weber’s Pier, 1st St.

Article and photos by Geneva Miller.