Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Newport, Oregon
Photo Corbis

Newport, Oregon

Yaquina Bay hosts one of the largest fireworks shows on the central Oregon coast.

Celebrate all day: Don't miss the Fourth of July Parade on Gleneden Beach or the Patriotic Pops concert at Newport High School. There are no tickets or reservations, so arrive early. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the show starts at 4 p.m.

Showtime: The fireworks begin at dusk over Yaquina Bay.

Best view: The Bayfront, South Beach, or—if you're lucky enough—on a yacht out on Yaquina Bay

After the show: Take a nighttime stroll on nearby South Beach State Park; oregoncoasttoday.com.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living

Advertisement

 

JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

MOST POPULAR
1
100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.