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Brookings,
Oregon

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Brookings - Harbor Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 940
Brookings, OR 97415
(541) 469-3181
(800) 535-9469
Fax: (541) 469-4094
Email: chamber@wave.net
Brookings' main attractions comprise the natural assets - the harbor, forest, mountains, and rivers -- that shape its many parks and feed its economy and tourism with uncompromising beauty.
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To that end, it seems only natural that tourists also make a point to admire the Home of Winter Flower's most famous natural asset -- its Easter Lilies. The lilies that are harvested along the agricultural bench of Harbor and in neighboring Smith River, California account for more than 90 percent of all those grown in the world. The lilies are absolutely breath-taking during early summer, as are the local azaleas, which are celebrated on Memorial Day Weekend with an Azalea Festival held in none other than Azalea Park.

The Festival of the Arts on the Boardwalk is in August every year. 2006 will be its 13th annual celebration on August 19 and 20 at the Port of Brookings Harbor from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Next year will feature over 100 Juried Fine arts and crafts, demonstrations and entertainment. See www.artfestcoast.com

Southern Oregon Kite Festival held later in July.
The year-round entertainment slate includes live theater at the Performing Arts Center in Brookings and reel-to-reel theater in the Redwood Movie Theatre, which is also located in Brookings.

Brookings' Easter Lilies and azaleas are both featured along with rhododendrons, lilacs, roses, and iris in a Botanical Garden that is located just north of the Chetco River. And Harbor is home to Oregon's largest Monterey Cypress as well as a stand of myrtle wood that can be found nowhere else in the world outside of the Middle East.

Of course, there are plenty of man-made attractions as well. the Chetco Valley Historical Museum puts all of man's contributions to Brookings Harbor into perspective. And there's the local Brandy Peak Distillery, which will change your perspective altogether if you're not careful.

The family-owned "micro-distillery" is dedicated to producing the finest and purest fruit brandies in all the land. But don't take anyone's word for it. You'll be invited to step into the tasting room and sample the fruits of their labor for yourself.

One of the area's more intriguing man-made attractions actually involved man destroying nature. The site where Japanese World War II pilot Nobuo Fujita bombed Oregon sits at the north end of the Chetco Bridge just off Highway 101.

Throughout the year, there are several days acknowledged as commemorative within the cultural and historical context of Brookings Harbor. Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Show and Sculpture Display in December is a holiday tradition not to be missed.
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Then, on Memorial Day weekend, the annual Azalea Festival and Parade kicks off a series of warm-weather events. The next to follow is the Oceanfront Fourth of July Celebration and then the Southern Oregon Kite Festival held later in July.
The year-round entertainment slate includes live theater at the Performing Arts Center in Brookings and reel-to-reel theater in the Redwood Movie Theatre, which is also located in Brookings.

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