CHARLESTON — Charleston will celebrate its fishing village heritage and the bounty of Pacific seafood during the 23rd Annual Charleston Seafood Festival  Aug. 11-12. 

The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Marina. The festival stage features live music and entertainment both days at 11 a.m. Entertainers include Samantha Van Hoof, Done Deal, Five Pound Possum Band, Ally Putas, Worn Out Frets, belly dancers and more.

Each year, the festival attracts Oregon and Northwest vendors who feature fresh seafood, hand-made arts and crafts, and trinkets. Offerings include woodwork, glass and ceramics, photography and hand-made clothing.  

 The Charleston Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Charleston Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and the Charleston Marina Complex that is owned and operated by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.  

Community volunteers from the Charleston Merchants Association, the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation and the Charleston Visitor Information Center help promote and coordinate the festivities.

This event raises funds for the Charleston Volunteer Firefighters’ Association.

Vendors still may reserve space. Information and an application are available at Charleston Fire’s website,

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