Rockaway Beach, Oregon
One of the largest celebrations on the northern Oregon coast sees Rockaway Beach swell to more than 10,000 spectators for
Celebrate all day: Starting with a parade at 11 a.m., the festivities also include a bake sale and Dachshund races at 12 p.m.
Showtime: When it gets dark, around 10 p.m., fireworks launch over the ocean.
Best view: At the Wayside or on the shore in Rockaway Beach
After the show: Bring a grill to the Wayside beach area for some post-fireworks burger-flipping and socializing; oregonsbestbeach.com