Tickets for ALL DAY Loyalty Days Carnival rides are now on sale at JC Market, at Highway 101 @ 20 in Newport. The ALL DAY arm bands are $21 and are good for any day May 2-5. Arm band sales END May 2nd. The Loyalty Days Parade is set for Saturday, May 4th, starting at Noon, running the length of Highway 101 from Walmart clear south to the downtown.
Along with our annual parade, the Newport Loyalty Day’s festivities this year will again include the Field of Flags, the Queen’s Coronation, Davis Show Carnival, car shows hosted throughout town, Coast Hills Running Club’s Fun Run, Vietnam Veteran’s remembrance with our annual Reading of the Names, Field of Flags and the Coast Hills Mt. Bike Race are many activites you will find in and around Newport during this weekend.
Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newport’s Veteran’s starting our local Loyalty Day celebration in May of 1956. As the celebration continued to spread throughout the nation, Congress wrote a Joint Resolution and President Eisenhower signed the Bill into law designating the First of May as Loyalty Day, a special day set aside for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
With Newport’s strong support of the Loyalty Day tradition, it’s designation as a Coast Guard City USA, it’s world class Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, headquarter’s for NOAA’s Marine and Aviation operations, lighthouses, galleries, restaurants, hotels and of course the magnificent Pacific Ocean, Newport offers fun for the entire family.
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