The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

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Nine members of the management team at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park took the Ice Bucket Challenge this week as part of a national effort to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Along with the challenge, The Mill donated $350 to the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the ALS Association. The chapter provides support and resources for people living with ALS, their families and caregivers living in Oregon and the six counties of Southwest Washington.


In keeping with the spirit of the Ice Bucket Challenge, The Mill’s team issued a friendly challenge to the executive team at Three Rivers Casino to follow in this effort. Just watch:

Participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge were (from left to right): ): L. A. Brown, Marketing Director; Terry Hayes, Purchasing Director; Stan Seago, Food & Beverage Director; Michael Hurd, Security Director; Maeora Mosieur, Accounting Director; Terry Cox, Player Development Manager; Suzann Anaya, Hotel Director, Dena Miles, Corporate Human Resources Director, and Richard Rudder, Facilities Director.

A Quick Guide to Craps

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If you’re looking for the Craps table here at The Mill, just listen for cheering and shouting and people having a blast…then you’ll know the dice are hot!

Craps is one of the most popular table games at The Mill Casino. Our guests enjoy the game because it is easy to learn, and pure fun. You don’t have to know everything to play. In fact, with just a little research and a few rolls of the dice, you will soon be playing like a pro!

Start by learning a few small bets and work your way up. Here are some basic things to remember:

1. Craps is played with a pair of dice; each person at the table has a chance to be the “shooter,” but you can bet whether you’re shooting or not.

2. When the Stickperson (the person who pushes you the dice with a stick) indicates it is your turn to shoot, you place your bet. Watch a few rounds and you’ll quickly see how the betting works.

3. The Stickperson will then have you choose two of five dice. Pick two dice up with the hand you use for throwing (you may only touch the dice with one hand) and hit the end of the table with both dice.

What happens from here depends on the dice.

• If you throw a 7 or 11 and you are betting on the Pass Line, you “Win.”
• If you throw a Crap (2, 3, or 12), Don’t Pass bets win and Pass Line bets are taken.
• If you throw anything other than craps, 7 or 11, then that number becomes your “point” (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10)
• You must repeat the point before a 7 to win.
• Once the point has been established, you continue to shoot the dice until you make your point or 7 out.

All bets are made with gaming chips, purchased at the game. Some bets are made directly by each player (by setting your chips on specific areas marked on the table. Other bets are made by passing chips to your dealer or the stickperson.

You will get the hang of it as you play, and our Table Games Staff will be happy to help with any questions you have.

Download this pamphlet designed to help get you started. Good luck!

Find Batman, The Walking Dead™ and The Rolling Stones Slot Games on our Casino Floor!

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Our sizzling hot selection of 700+ slot machines just got hotter! Check out some of the newest and hottest games to ever hit our casino floor!

Holy Jackpot, Batman!

There is a brand new high-tech slot machine based on the 1960s “Batman” TV series, and we are the first casino in Oregon to have it! Sounds, scenes and music from the legendary TV series along with sound bytes by Adam West himself will transport you back in time as you battle iconic villains like The Joker, Catwoman and The Riddler while playing for an enticing $250,000 multi-site progressive. The games are 25-line, 250-credit max bet in denominations of 1¢, 2¢ and 5¢. Each player gets their own wheel, plus a bonus wheel for the game-bank. Bonus mini-games will let the player join the Dynamic Duo in crime-fighting exploits against their arch enemies.  Here’s a preview!

Zombies are taking over the casino!

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Aristocrat has unleashed a giant horde of zombies in its new The Walking Dead™ Slot Game™ , based on AMC’s monster hit TV show The Walking Dead, and you can find it here! This hot new game is packed with dynamic features like the surround sound ichair™and an abundance of bonus opportunities.

I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do….

Be among the very FIRST in the state to play The Rolling Stones Slot Game! This hot new game puts players in the front row with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band, and we are the first casino in Oregon to have it! Players will settle into the endlessly entertaining iChair and experience 5.1 Surround Sound while their favorite songs play through the sound track and animation on the interactive LCD screen spin and merge into concert footage. It’s a whirlwind of iconic rock, begging players to go on a roll with four interactive features at high hit rates.

These games along with hundreds of other ready-to-pay slots just waiting for your winning touch! You can also play to win in our smoke-free slot room. Want to earn free slot play, invitations to special player’s only events and complimentary food and beverage every time you play? Join the Mill Club! It’s free and easy!

Over 500 Visitors Coming to the Mill for the Monaco International Motor Coach Rally

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More than 500 visitors and their RVs will be rolling into town beginning Aug. 1 as Monaco International celebrates its 30th anniversary with a motor coach rally at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

This will be the first time the national organization will hold its anniversary rally on Oregon’s South Coast. Monaco International is a chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association, which held a successful rally for over 1,200 participants at The Mill in 2012.

Formal activities for the event begin Aug. 6, but most participants will arrive several days early to take advantage of regional attractions.

“Hosting an event like this is a great privilege for The Mill and an even greater opportunity for our communities to show what we have to offer travelers to our region,” said Terri Porcaro, general manager of The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park. “Visitors at the 2012 event were thrilled with how they were received by our communities, which helped inspire Monaco International to bring their rally to the South Coast.”

Although the event is open to FMCA members only, a vendor show and display of RV coaches is open to the public Aug. 6-8.

The Mill has planned a variety of activities for rally participants including a poker run to shops and local venues in North Bend and Coos Bay. Tours of local attractions will be available to give visitors a taste of what the region has to offer. Members of the Coquille Indian Tribe will demonstrate native cooking techniques and discuss Tribal culture at a traditional salmon bake.

About Monaco International: Monaco International is one of the largest chapters of coach owners in the Family Motor Coach Association. The organization hosts several rallies every year in a variety of locations, often adjacent to the International FMCA Rally. Membership is open to anyone who owns any brand of motor home manufactured by Monaco Coach Corporation or Monaco RV. For more information, visit www.monacointernationalrvclub.com.

Mill Luck Salmon Celebration Returns September 13-14, 2014

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Summer is in full swing which means the Mill Luck Salmon Celebration is just around the corner! Plan now to experience Native American culture, art, food and music at the 11th Annual Mill Luck Salmon Celebration, September 13-14, 2014.

If you have never been to one of our celebrations, you don’t know what you are missing, so we’ll try to sum it up in 30 seconds:

The celebration is perhaps best known for its traditional salmon bake dinner where fresh salmon is prepared in the time-honored Coquille open-pit manner but it also features numerous family activities (many of them free) including canoe races, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, a Native American marketplace, and educational children’s activities.

Included again this year will be a “weigh station” and awards ceremony for the Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby.

The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration is linked to the traditional observance marking the return of the salmon and is intended to share the heritage, culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes.  Details for the 2014 celebration are still in the works so we encourage you to check back often for updates!

Let Us Remind You How Much FUN Having Fun Can Be!

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Winning money in our casino is fun! We highly recommend it.

Fun is all around at The Mill!

Do you remember the last time you had fun?

If you have to even think about the answer to that question, you need to book a trip to Southern Oregon Coast immediately.  It’s another beautiful summer here, so why don’t you join us and have some fun?

There are countless ways to have fun at The Mill Casino! Just look at what’s happening here and around town this summer…..

Good Eats!

There is something good for everyone when you dine in one of our 5 unique dining venues.  This summer, you can enjoy:

“Fish to Fork” Featuring our Fresh, Local Seafood
Each week, the local catch from Charleston’s Fishermen’s Wharf will be featured Wednesday-Sunday at the Plank House Restaurant and Monday nights at the Saw Blade Buffet.

Buffets! Have fun filling your plate as often as you’d like with a bountiful selection of incredible entrees, hand-carved meats, succulent sides and delectable desserts at The Saw Blade Buffet every Monday & Tuesday.  Click here for hours and check back often for special holiday and event buffets.

Plank House Restaurant offers waterfront dining and plenty of specials (save room for dessert)! Open Wednesday – Sunday.  Click here for hours and specials.

Wine Flight: Compare three wines for the price of one at Plank House Restaurant and Whitecaps….ask your server!

Wine Discovery Evening By the Bay: Enjoy discounts on premium wines by the bottle at the Plank House Restauran and Whitecaps on Sunday evenings.

Warehouse 101 is extremely fun! Enjoy a great meal, a great drink, or choose from 20 select imported, domestic or micro brew beers on tap in a casual, fun and friendly atmosphere. Open Daily 10 am – 2 am.

  • FUN ALERT- Happy Hour: $1 off Draft Beer & Well Drinks: Sunday – Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm.
  • FUN ALERT- Lunch Specials: Buy one Lunch Entrée and get the second for $1.01 Monday through Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm

Whitecaps Lounge: A tantalizing menu and on-the-water ambiance invites guests to linger in this smoke-free bayside lounge. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Click here for hours and specials.

  • FUN ALERT Ladies Night: Special wines and appetizers for the ladies every Thursday from 4 pm to 10 pm.
  • FUN ALERT $5 Drinks and Appetizers every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm.

FUN Gaming Promotions for Mill Club Members:

Does earning free play, discounts, meals, merchandise and invitations to exclusive special events sound like FUN? Join the Mill Club for free!  Click here for details on how to join and participate in fun-filled gaming promotions like these:

Play for a Buffet: Play your way to a Free Buffet Mondays and Tuesdays! Earn 600 points per day for one buffet that day.

2x points: Earn double the points on Sunday, July 27th. Must be a Mill Club member and be actively using your club card.

July Gift: A Mill Mason Jar is July’s Gift of the Month! Earn 1,000 points during the Month of July and receive the gift of the month! Earn the Gift. Keep the points! Limited to 1 gift per guest, while supplies last.

Wheel Wednesdays: It’s a Wacky Wheel every Wednesday where we can’t wait to give out cash and Free Slot Play. Top wheel prize is $250 CASH! From Noon – 9 pm. 10 WINNERS using their Mill Club card will be randomly selected to spin the wheel.

Gas Card Giveaway: Take advantage of our giveaway on Saturday, July 26 from 4 pm to Midnight. Play slots and drive home with a $50 Gas Card!! Players will be randomly chosen while using your Mill Club card.

More Fun Things to Do at The Mill:

Play in the Casino: 700+ super-hot, ready-to-pay slots (including Batman!) just waiting for your winning touch! Enjoy our Vegas style table games like blackjack or check out our newest table games, including roulette.

Warehouse 101 offers entertainment, dining, dancing, sports, comedy and more all summer. Live music every Friday and Saturday night Comedy Night every Wednesday evening.

11th Annual Mill Luck Salmon Celebration September 13-14, 2014: Don’t miss our annual celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture!

More fun things happening around town:

July 18-19,2014: North Bend July Jubilee
This Year’s July Jubilee events include our Sip ‘n Stroll, Show ‘n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, vendor fair and more! 1380 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459 www.julyjubilee.com

July 19, 2014: Oregon Coast Music Festival – Free Shore Acres State Park Concert
Part of the Oregon Coast Music Festival, this FREE performance begins at 12:00 pm at Shore Acres State Park is one of the most popular events of the festival. Kukuva Marimba Band will play in the gardens at noon. This band delights in entertaining with this unique and joyous musical form that denies the option of sitting still. Please note: Shore Acres State Park does have a $5 day park fee. www.OregonCoastMusic.org

Through July 26,2014: Oregon Coast Music Festival
A 14-day music festival that takes place throughout Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend areas. Please visit www.OregonCoastMusic.org for more information on specific times, locations and prices.

August 9-10, 2014: 24th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD will be the center of the event. Always the 2nd weekend of August! Boat Basin Charleston, OR 97420 (541) 269-0215

August 23-24, 2014: Blackberry Arts Festival
Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more! For more information visit www.coosbaydowntown.org 50 Central Ave Coos Bay, OR 97420

September 20-21, 2014: Bay Area Fun Festival
It’s all about fun! Celebration features Prefontaine Memorial Run, Cruz The Coos, a Parade, and hundreds of vendors ready to make your weekend the best ever with arts, crafts, curios, music, food and….of course, fun!

You see, it really IS all fun and games here!  Be sure to check the Oregon’s Adventure Coast Events Calendar to see what else is happening! Book your Summer stay today! For rates and availability, please call 800-953-4800, ext. 3. Ask about our Summer Getaway Hotel Package and the Summer Flowers Hotel Package!

Nine Ways to Enjoy Your Oregon Coast Summer Getaway

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We can all probably agree the best part of summer is FINALLY being able to take that much deserved vacation. The Oregon Coast is an all seasons destination, and there is no better place to be this summer. Whether you plan to stay the weekend or for a full week, we want to help you plan the perfect summer getaway.  Here are some local attractions and activities we recommend to our guests:

1. Stroll, Swim or Surf our beautiful beaches!

Whether you want to swim, walk, surf, paddle board or just sit watch the tide; this is the most versatile coastal destination on the Oregon Coast! Visitors come to watch the seals and hope to catch a glimpse of migrating whales! Click here to check out our many beaches.

2. Visit Shore Acres State Park.

Thousands of visitors come to Shore Acres each year to take in the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants.

Looking for a good value? Click here to learn more about our Summer Flowers Hotel Package which includes an overnight stay, $40 in dining credits that can be used at any of our venues, complimentary champagne or cider, a parking pass to Shore Acres State Park (or complimentary shuttle service), and turndown service.

3. Ride or Hike the Sand Dunes!

It’s easy to see why The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a favorite among adventure seekers! This natural wonder extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast and is like no other in the world. The Sand Dunes are very popular with sports enthusiasts who enjoy taking on the challenge in an ATV or Dune Buggy, and there are plenty of places who will them to you!

4. Explore the Downtown Coos Bay Farmers market

The Downtown Coos Bay Farmers market is the perfect place to find locally grown fruits and veggies, baked goods, and goods by local artists. The market takes place in downtown Coos Bay, Every Wed 9am – 3pm through October.  Call Coos Bay Visitor Center at 541-269-0215 for general information or visit coosbaydowntown.org

5. Come Play in our Casino!

Ok, we may be a little biased, but we’ll say it anyway with pride….Our casino is among the best attractions along the Oregon Coast!  With over 700 slots, Vegas style table games and Oregon’s most rewarding player’s club, The Mill Casino is the place for players! Want to earn more slot play, dinner, shopping rewards, invitations to special player’s only events every time you play? Join the Mill Club! It’s free and easy!

6. Watch a Race at Coos Speedway!

Whats not to love about Coos Speedway? This family friendly spot offers a variety of exciting Motorsports. 1/8 mile Drag Strip, High Banked Dirt Oval, Mud Drags AND Special Events. Check their site for event details!

7. Check out the Live Music and Comedy at Warehouse 101

With seven giant plasma screen TVs, a tempting menu and 20 micro-brews on tap, Warehouse 101 at The Mill Casino is your place to play at the end of the day. Take a mid-week break and come join us for some laughs at Warehouse 101. Every Wednesday, in addition to serving great food and drinks, we feature new comedians who are sure to make you laugh. Two FREE hilarious shows start at 7 pm and 9 pm. Friday & Saturday night, Warehouse 101 is live! That’s right, get your groove on and dance the night away to live music each night or stop in for a cool drink, great food and conversation. (2 Drink minimum during live entertainment.)

8. Fish on!

Whether saltwater or freshwater fishing is your thing, you will find plenty of prime fishing spots in our area! Between the bay, ocean and 30+ lakes and rivers, this area is an angler’s dream come true and summer is the perfect time to plan your fishing adventure. Click here for some great tips!

9. Check out one (or all) of these local Festivals!

  • June 28, 2014 – June 29, 2014: Coquille Indian Tribe Restoration Celebration Pow Wow
    Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration Celebration of The Coquille Indian Tribe. Event will also feature Native Craft Vendors and a Salmon Bake Meal. 3201 Tremont Ave North Bend, OR 97459 Visit www.themillcasino.com for more info.
  • June 28, 2014: Clamboree!
    Come out and enjoy live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more! Listed food vendors include West Coast Clams and talented aspiring chefs from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. The wildly popular “Hollering Contest”, one of the main attractions of the event, is always a good time! 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Empire District Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 888-4477
  • July 3-4, 2014 Independence Day Celebrations!
    We love Independence Day so much that we devoted an entire post about it! Click here to learn more about all of the patriotic festivities happening around town.
  • July 12-26,2014: Oregon Coast Music Festival
    A 14-day music festival that takes place throughout Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend areas. Please visit www.OregonCoastMusic.org for more information on specific times, locations and prices.
  • July 18, 2014 – July 20, 2014: The Mill Casino•Hotel & RV Park — Oregon’s Adventure Coast RV Jamboree
    Escape to the Oregon coast this summer and experience three winning days of fun and friendship, plus a traditional salmon feast on the shores of Coos Bay at the annual RV Jamboree, July 18-20, 2014. This unique jamboree features an RV Show, Poker Run, an excursion to Shore Acres State Park, even a Pooch Paparazzi Photo Contest — Plus win a share of $500 in door prizes! Our RV Jamboree offers something for everyone!
  • July 18-19,2014: North Bend July Jubilee
    This Year’s July Jubilee events include our Sip ‘n Stroll, Show ‘n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, vendor fair and more! 1380 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459 www.julyjubilee.com
  • August 9-10, 2014: 24th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
    This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD will be the center of the event. Always the 2nd weekend of August! Boat Basin Charleston, OR 97420 (541) 269-0215
  • August 23-24, 2014: Blackberry Arts Festival
    Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more! For more information visit www.coosbaydowntown.org 50 Central Ave Coos Bay, OR 97420

Be sure to check the Oregon’s Adventure Coast Events Calendar for current information and to see what else is happening!

Book your Summer stay today! For rates and availability, please call 800-953-4800, ext. 3. Ask about our Summer Getaway Hotel Package and the Summer Flowers Hotel Package!

Coquille Tribal Community Fund invites non-profits to apply early for grant program

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It is never too early for area non-profit organizations to apply for grant funding through the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. Although the deadline for the current round of funding is Aug. 31, Fund officials say applying early gives organizations greater opportunity to guarantee that their applications are complete and competitive.

“When organizations submit their applications early, our Fund administrator has more time to review the applications and alert organizations to problems or missing information,” said Sheldon Chase, chairman of the Community Fund’s Board of Trustees. “We want every application to receive the full consideration that it deserves.”

The Fund provides grants to non-profit organizations and public agencies for specific projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, problem gaming, environmental issues, arts and culture and historic preservation. In last year’s funding cycle, the Tribe provided over $342,000 to 39 community and civic organizations.

Chase added that most applicants can begin their search online. Grant-seekers in the five-county area of Southwestern Oregon – Coos, Curry, Lane, Douglas and Jackson Counties – can go to www.coquilletribalfund.org to get full information on the grant program and begin the application process by using an online form for submitting a letter of inquiry. The site includes all of the criteria governing what organizations and projects qualify for grant funding and step-by-step guidance on how to apply.

Information also is available by calling the Tribal Community Fund at (541) 756-0904, or by sending an e-mail to info@coquilletribalfund.org .

The fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the well-being of the community. Funds are managed and distributed by a board of trustees comprised of community leaders and representatives of the Coquille Indian Tribe.

Representatives from 39 community groups gathered with Community Fund board members and Tribal leaders at the 2013-2014 Coquille Tribal Community Fund awards luncheon earlier this year.

25th Anniversary of The Coquille Restoration Act to be Celebrated at the Mill

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June 28, 1989 marks a great turning point in Coquille Indian Tribe history.  This was the day the President signed the Coquille Restoration Act into law and restored the Tribe’s government-to-government relationship with the United States that was “terminated” 35 years earlier.  This year the Coquille Tribe celebrates the 25-year anniversary of this occasion and you are invited to join in the celebration at a very special event. Join us June 28-29, 2014 at the Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park to celebrate the history and culture of the Coquille Indian Tribe.

The Coquille Restoration Act is one of the most significant events in Tribal history because it enabled the Coquille Tribe to form a government that could create programs to provide housing, health care, education, elder care, law enforcement and judicial services to its members. Most importantly, it provided the Tribe with the tools necessary to pursue economic self-sufficiency.

With its government and business operations, the Coquille Indian Tribe is now the second largest employer in Coos County, Oregon. Along with The Mill Casino, the Tribe maintains successful business ventures in forestry, arts and exhibits, high-speed telecommunications and renewable energy.

Here are some of the special events scheduled so far for this unique celebration:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pow Wow: 1st Grand Entry 1:00 p.m.
Native Craft Vendors
Salmon Bake Meal $15.00 per guest

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pow Wow: Grand Entry 12:00 p.m.
Native Craft Vendors
Ala Cart Meal Service Available

A Brief History of the Coquille Indian Tribe
The Coquille People lived and prospered along the rivers and estuaries of Oregon’s South Coast for centuries. Euro-Americans began arriving in the late 1700s bringing diseases such as smallpox, measles and plague that decimated entire villages. Then, in the 1850s, a new form of “fever” — the discovery of gold — brought an influx of settlers whose mining bespoiled the rivers and whose hostility toward the Native inhabitants of the area became increasingly violent.

A treaty was negotiated in 1855, but it was overlooked and never ratified by Congress. The Coquille People were removed to the Coast Reservation, where overcrowding and disease took their toll. The few that were able to return to their homeland kept the Coquille Tribe alive until 1954 when, through the Indian termination acts, the federal government ended its recognition 109 tribes. Coquille Tribal members worked hard to right this wrong and by 1989, federal recognition and Tribal sovereignty was successfully restored.

Learn more by visiting www.coquilletribe.org.

Let Us Be Your Guide to the Most Fantastic Fourth Ever!

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Be among the first to take advantage of our Summer Getaway Hotel Package! This package includes an overnight stay, $40 in dining credits, complimentary champagne or cider, two complimentary toasting glasses and turn down service. Please call for rates and availability: 800-953-4800, ext. 3

Watch Oregon's Largest Waterfront Fireworks display July 3, 2014

There is nowhere better to spend Fourth of July than on the Southern Oregon Coast!  Not only do we have the best beaches, state parks, food, shopping, music and more to explore; our region is bustling with special events fun for the whole family- including the largest pyrotechnical display in the state!

From fireworks to sand dunes; from the speedway to casino thrills- there is no shortage of excitement here.  Spend the day or the whole week with us, we are your guide to summer relaxation.

Mill Casino to Put on Oregon’s Largest Fireworks Show July 3, 2014!

We get so excited about Independence Day here at The Mill Casino, we like to kick things off 1 day early!   Our annual waterfront pyrotechnical display, the largest show of its kind in the state will take place on Thursday July 3, 2014!

Each year, we delight visitors and locals of all ages by lighting up the skies over North Bend and the Coos Bay shoreline with our dazzling fireworks display. Guests are invited to enjoy the 10 p.m. fireworks show for free in the non-reserved seating areas located along the boardwalk. An outdoor grill, beverage station and beer garden will be available at the north side of the casino from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. while free non-stop shuttle service will be available from the south end of Pony Village Mall (next to Macy’s and cinema) to the casino from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Live Music & Dining Deals

The Mill Casino will be serving up great live music and amazing dining deals throughout the day (July 3rd). Early Bird dining specials will be available in the Plankhouse restaurant starting at 4 p.m. while those hungry for a deal are sure to find satisfaction at the Sawblade’s bountiful signature buffet from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for only $17 and half price for children 5-11.  After the fireworks guests can enjoy live music by Toyz at Warehouse 101. The Sawblade also features a special $14.95 buffet from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4 and 5.

The Young Bucs CD Release Party July 4th!

Celebrate the Fourth with one of our favorite bands, THE YOUNG BUCS! Launching their 2nd Doo-Wop CD, you’re sure to hear some of your favorite oldies here on July 4, 2014 from 7-10 pm.  Concert Admission $10 (21 and older). Tickets and CD’s available at Ko-Kwel Gifts 541-756-8800 Ext 9

Also Happening Around Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston

July 4, 2014: 4th of July 25th Annual Mayor’s Firecracker Run
Annual run will take place at Mingus Park and the Coos Bay Waterfront, 10am. Call (541) 269-1199 for more information. 1M for kids, 4K around the park and up Wall’s Wall. 725 N. 10th St Coos Bay, OR 97420

July 4, 2014: 4th of July in Mingus Park & Concert in the Sky
11:00 am to 3:00 pm Fishing ponds, face painting, FREE swimming, family competitions, clowns, kids entertainment, horse viewing & petting, Boy Scouts, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs. Crafts and goodie bags, food available, and much more. Live entertainment includes “Endless” and the “Lab Band”. Fireworks and Concert in the Sky sponsored by the City of Coos Bay and K-DOCK. Day time activities at Mingus Park, Evening activities on the Coos Bay Boardwalk starting at 8pm. 10th & Central
Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 269-1191

Other Awesome Things to Do Courtesy of Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Hang out in Charleston
The bustling marina in Charleston, OR is one of the best kept secrets on the coast!  Not only is it the heart of this community, it serves as a home port to a large commercial fishing fleet and serves charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers and recreational boaters. The harbor area includes amazing seafood restaurants, tackle, and specialty gift shops. If you’d like a more authentic experience, stop by our fish markets. Go to Fisherman’s wharf on the D Docks to pick out your crab to be cooked and cleaned for you to take home or eat right there on the docks or stop by Chuck’s seafood for fresh oysters and clams.

Spend an afternoon (or two) at Shore Acres
The jewel of the South Coast, Shore Acres State Park is perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean. Shore Acres is an unexpected combination of beautiful natural and man-made features. Once the famed estates of Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features lushly planted gardens with plans and flowers from all over the world. There’s something blooming everyday of the year.

Go Fishing, Go Crabbing, Go Clamming
Our area features a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, clamming and of course crabbing!  The best information about these fishing opportunities is available from local tackle shops. Most Pacific salmon fishing occurs April through November. Halibut is a spring and early summer fishery, while Albacore Tuna tend to be offshore from mid summer through early fall. Bottomfish are available year around – weather permitting – and a charter trip usually ends with an ice chest full of fish. Check the ODF&W website for bottomfish catch limits.

Ride the Dunes
Spring is the perfect time to hit the Dunes! The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast and features wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. The largest riding area at the Oregon Dunes stretches between Spinreel Campground and Horsfall Road. In addition to off-highway vehicle use, the  Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the perfect spot for hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. For maps go to: http://www.fs.fed.us

Explore the Cape Arago Highway
Follow Cape Arago Highway and you’ll find outstanding ocean beaches, state parks, and stunning untouched scenery! Explore the beauty in Sunset Bay State Park, Bastendorff Beach and Shore Acres State Park.  The Cape Arago Beach Loop is a wonderful way to experience a variety of natural Pacific Coast beauty in a number of settings.  This loop will take you to beaches and state parks where you can take in the breathtaking vantage points and see the famous seals and sea lions on the Oregon Coast.  Be sure to dress comfortably and  bring your camera!

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