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