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.