Celebrate America’s birthday two nights in a row, July 3rd & 4th, in Lincoln City. The Star Spangled Banner will ring out proudly with fireworks over Devils Lake on July 3rd and over Siletz Bay on July 4th. Make it a long weekend and celebrate Independence Day on the Oregon Coast. On Monday, July 3rd, enjoy a dazzling display that will inspire your inner patriot over Devils Lake. The show starts at 9:30pm and can be viewed from Regatta Grounds Park, Sand Point Park and the D River Wayside. July 3rd Fireworks are also taking place at dusk over Alsea Bay in Waldport
For the main event on Independence Day, the Lincoln City area is pulling out all the stops. Start the day off with a pancake breakfast, craft fair and a parade in Gleneden Beach, just south of Lincoln City. Fuel up with flapjacks between 8-11am at the Gleneden Beach Community Club located at 110 Azalea Street. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-10. Enjoy arts, crafts, food and music at Eden Hall from 9am – 3pm. At 1pm, the annual Fourth of July Parade will begin and make a loop through the Gleneden Beach community. Parade route maps are available at OregonCoast.org.
The Taft District in Lincoln City will become a patriotic block party. Enjoy live music featuring local talent from 1-9pm near the Taft docks at SW 51st Street. Cap the night off with Lincoln City’s signature fireworks display over Siletz Bay, beginning at dusk. Public parking is available throughout the Taft District and complimentary shuttle service will operate from 6pm until midnight on July 4th, with stops at Oregon Coast Community College and Taft High School.
There will also be 4th of July Fireworks over Yaquina Bay in Newport at 10pm. In Yachats on the 4th there will be a pancake breakfast at the Lions Hall, a pie and ice cream social at the Yachats Ladies Club and the La De Dah Parade in the afternoon followed by fireworks at dusk over the Yachats Bay. For more details go online to www.yachats.org.
To ensure a safe Fourth of July experience for all, please exercise caution and expect increased traffic along Highway 101.
For more information about the Lincoln City Independence Day celebrations, call 800-452-2151 or visit OregonCoast.org.