Loyalty Days, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Parade Saturday morning, 10am, Highway 101
Celebrating the 58th annual Newport Loyalty Day & Sea Fair Festival.
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.
Join us for the day or the entire weekend!
Thursday, May 1st
Davis Show Carnival – South Beach
5:30pm, Field of Flags – Ceremonies
Friday, May 2nd
12pm-12am, Davis Show Carnival – South Beach Marina
12 noon, Annual Newport Loyalty Day Chamber of Commerce Luncheon –
5:30pm, Field of Flags – Oregon Honorable Service Medal
7:00pm, Loyalty Days Queen’s Coronation – Newport Performing Arts Center – Free Admission
7:30pm, Newport Vietnam Memorial Walk – Don Davis Park Gazebo
9pm, Annual “Reading of the Names” – Don Davis Park Gazebo
Saturday, May 3rd
8am, Oregon Coast Corvettes – Charity Event – Gold Motors (574-6822)
11am Davis Show Carnival – South Beach Marina
11:45am, Coast Hills Fun Run – Parade Route – (contact 541-265-3506)
12pm, 58th Annual Newport Loyalty Day Parade – Hwy 101
2pm – 4pm Open House – American Legion Post #116, 424 W. Olive St.
5:30pm, Field of Flags – Oregon Honorable Service Ceremony
8pm, Mr. Bills Trivia – Rogue Ale Public House, Bayfront
Sunday, May 4th
12pm-8pm, Davis Show Carnival – South Beach Marina
10am, Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race 2013