Fourth of July Event Round Up! Courtesy Oregon Coast Beach Connection
One of the Oregon coast’s biggest fireworks displays fires off in Newport next week, drawing thousands of spectators to enjoy the excitement all around Yaquina Bay.
Those mighty rounds bursting in air are launched from a barge on Newport’s Yaquina Bay. It’s a central location that allows easy viewing from not just the bay but also from many of the beaches and even upriver.
An Independence Day tip: to avoid traffic, catch a cab to any location or take a leisurely walk to the Bayfront after parking at the corner of 9th and Hurbert.
Other events dot the patriotic landscape of the Oregon coast town throughout the day.
Annual Community 4th of July Concert. IT’S FREE!! The Newport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Adam Flatt, celebrates Independence Day with a special program and a barbecue. All at the Newport Middle School (825 NE 7th St.).
The barbecue goes from 2:30 to 4pm, presented by the local American Legion. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and more will be served for only $10 per person and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the Newport American Legion’s youth baseball program. After the barbecue, the concert begins at 4 p.m. 541-574-0614.
Lincoln County Historical Society Presents Fireworks at the Maritime Museum. It all starts at 9 p.m. with the Lincoln County Historical Society celebrating Independence Day at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. This event, first held in 2013, has become a local favorite with a mix of history and pyrotechnic fun.
The main attraction at this family-friendly event is the unmatched views of the Bayfront fireworks. Goodies will be served. In addition, the “Ebb & Flow: Life on the Yaquina” video will be playing continuously. Attendees will have access to all current exhibits at the museum including the newly opened Coastal Confluence exhibit in the Galley Gallery.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members, with kids 12 and under free.
Parking will be at an absolute premium for this event, and attendees are encouraged to walk, bicycle, car pool, or catch a cab to the Bayfront. For more information, call 541-265-7509. 333 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon.
For more information on Newport’s fireworks and Fourth of July activities, call the Newport Chamber of Commerce at 800-262-7844.