Brookings is home to a variety of recreation and leisure activities that are sure to delight every member of your family. Discover the great outdoors in one of Brookings spectacular state parks or the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, located eighteen miles east of Brookings. Enjoy a relaxing stay at the Whaleshead Beach Resort, a round of golf at the spectacular Salmon Run golf course, or explore one of the area’s pristine beach parks. Brookings is a great location to go camping, hike or bike a number of exciting trails, or go on whale watching tours. Take an afternoon or a day and enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in the fantastic Chetco and Rouge rivers.
Brookings offers several exciting festivals and events throughout the year, including car shows to azalea festivals and the American Music Festival. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy witnessing the migration of the California grey whales in Brookings-Harbor’s Whale Watching Weeks in January, March, and December. Great weather allows for the Banana Belt Softball tournament to be held annually in February. Go back in time with the Renaissance Faire held annually in July or purchase unique arts and crafts at the Midsummer Celebration in June, Festival of the Arts in August, Open Studio Tour in June, and Holiday Bazaars held annually in November. Mingle with the community in Brookings-Harbor’s Community Pride Month held in April and September, the gorgeous Azalea Festival held in May, or at the American Music Festival held from June through September. Be astounded by the Southern Oregon Kite Festival in which professional kite flyers perform during the third weekend of July annually or see professionally refinished classic and show cars at the Car Show in September. Finish out the year with the delightful Nature’s Coastal Holiday and see more than 400,000 lights in Azalea Park, displayed throughout the month of December.