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