Garibaldi Days – Last Weekend in July


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The last weekend in July in the coastal town of Garibaldi is for the annual Garibaldi Days weekend celebration. There is a parade on Saturday through the main stretch of town starting at 11AM. The park area will be filled with vendors selling local crafts, wares, and foods. There will be live music playing at the food court area at S. Sixth Street and Garibaldi Avenue.

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There is always tons of family fun activities, this year is no exception. There will be a fishing tank, gokarts, a Gyro ride, and other shows for the kids near the Lumbermen’s park. There is also a Fireworks display on Saturday night over the harbor. The train rides go back and forth between Garibaldi and the Rockaway Beach wayside, this is a fun way to see the scenic bay as you pass by the Three Graces and the barview jetty. Stop in Rockaway to check out the fun shops or walk on the sand and ride the train back later in the day.

Come enjoy this local festival for a good Oregon coast time. Stop and buy a crab or tuna from some of the local fisherman for a seafood dinner.

Here is a link to more information and outline of the events: Garibaldi Days 2014

Dinner Deals on the Oregon Coast


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We are looking for more local deals to highlight on the Oregon coast. If you know a special offering from a local restaurant, hotel, or shop along the Oregon coast please send us a message we would love to share the information.

A couple of popular deals in the North coast between Tillamook and Rockaway Beach are the all you can eat oysters and all you can eat fish and chips at the Pacific Oyster in Bay City and Taco tuesday at the Lakeside Hideaway in Rockaway Beach.

Pacific Oyster – All You Can Eat Specials

On Wednesday’s it is all about the oysters at the Pacific Oysters in Bay City. You can have them served, fried, grilled, or sauteed. Served with a side of crispy french fries and fresh cole slaw.
On Friday, the Fish and Chips is the all you can eat special, a traditional white cod fish that is breaded and served with a side of fries and slaw.

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Driving north on HWY 101 from Tillamook, the Pacific Oyster is located at the end of the dock in Bay City where the Pacific Seafood is located. It will be a large blue building on your left alongside the bay.

Lakeside Hideaway Taco Tuesday

On Tuesday nights from 4-6PM during Summer and all dinner hours the rest of the year, grab $1 tacos in either soft shell or hard shell. Served like a traditional American style taco you can add salsa and sour cream if you want, otherwise its beef, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. Dose’em in hot sauce and they are good to go. Lakeside is located on the North end of Rockaway Beach, near Lake Lytle and has a full bar, karaoke area, and dining tables.

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55th Annual Pacific City Dory Days Festival 2014


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The Pacific City Dory Days Festival July 18, 19, 20 2014 is in its 55th year. This is a classic Oregon coast celebration of the local tradition of dory fisherman that would launch their boats into the ocean right from the beaches near Pacific City and some still do. Setting out from the sandy beaches in small wooden boats dory fisherman are known for catching bottom fish, crab, salmon, and even tuna during the summer season. However, the Pacific City Dory Festival is not all bait and fish guts, there is a tone of awesome things to do.

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A sample of the family fun activities include: An Artisan Fair in downtown pacific city, Pancake breakfast held at the Kiawanda Community Center, lots of kids activities and live music. On Sunday their is a Fish Fry at Cape Kiwanda, and if you really want to show off your skills their is a fish fillet contest, so sharpen your blades and don’t lose a finger. Click here for more information about Dory Days and a Full Schedule of Events:

If you love local parades don’t miss the Dory Day’s Parade July 19th at 11AM.

Four Season’s Yachats Music festival July 11 – 13 2014


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The Yachats Music festival will be held at the Yachats Community Presbyterian church and will be hosting a number of world renowned musicians. Playing classical and world music the festival features piano, vocals, and string instruments.

The four concerts will be as follows:

  1. “Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man” – by Autris Paige, Baritone
  2. “Differences? What Differences? … A Violin and Viola Comparison.”- by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, Violinist and Ayn Balija, Violist
  3. “Town and Country: Traditional Chinese music of the Guqin and the Guzheng” – David Wong, Guqin and Guzheng player
  4. “Haynes Flutes: The Genesis of Great American Flute-making” by Marco Granados, Flutist

Check out the website to buy tickets and see the individual participating artists and more detailed schedule of the festival.

Location 360 W 7th St. Yachats, Oregon

Lincoln County Fair 2014


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The Lincoln County Fair is being held July 11 – 13 and is an affordable family fun venue with lots of activities. Only $5 per person for everyone over the age of 6. There will be barrel racing, pony rides for kids, an animal fair with 4H domestic and creative exhibits. A few of the special concerts and main arena events will include on July 11th at 7:30 PM Curtis Salgado a Northwest blues singer and harmonica player, July 12th at 7:30PM Firefall a 1980’s rock n roll band also on July 12th Liv Fast will be doing Motorcycle Jumping at the Outdoor Arena.

For Additional Details:

Located at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport, Oregon.
633 NE 3rd Street in Newport, Oregon

Oregon Coast Fireworks Shows – 4th of July


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The communities along the Oregon coast now how to celebrate Independence day. There are many different options to choose from if you are looking for a good time this upcoming 4th of July weekend. There will be lots of family friendly events and a few places for adults to party as well.
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The following cities will be holding firework shows on either the 3rd or 4th.

Rockaway Beach – July 4
Rockaway Beach is home to a full weekend of fun. The firework show begins at dusk and is hosted by the local fire department near the Wayside. Get a spot on the beach and enjoy the show. During the day the morning is the local parade. The Lions Club will be putting on their Fun Day at the Beach with activities for kids and it will be the 8th annual Firecracker Weiner Nationals dachshund races at the local park.

Click for a full schedule of events for Rockaway Beach 4th of July

Manzanita – July 4
The Manzanita parade starts at 1PM. The city sanctioned fireworks display is planned to start at 10PM on the beach at Manzanita, the show is expected to last about 20 minutes.

Cannon Beach – July 4
Cannon Beach will have a firedancer show on the beach and several other Puffin friendly activities to be careful not to harm to the birds that reside in the area during the summer. There is a concert from 7 – 9 PM at the City Park and several other planned events.

Tillamook – July 4
The Blue Heron is the place to be if you are in the Tillamook area and looking for a more adult friendly environment. Live music and wine tasting.
wine tasting on july 4th Blue Heron on Facebook

Seaside – July 4
The Seaside chamber of commerce puts on a great family fun focused Fourth of July celebration.
11AM – Parade starts at The Seaside Museum
12PM – 4PM Seaside Museum Old Fashioned Social
1:30PM – Drum & Bugle Corps. Show at Broadway Field
Late Afternoon – Stunt Kite Show
10PM – Seaside July 4th Fireworks Display on the Beach

Pacific City – July 5
The fireworks show will at Bob Straub State Park at dusk.

Lincoln City – July 4
There is a ton of activities in Lincoln City this weekend. Here is a brief schedule of events.
8-11AM – Pancake Breakfast at Glenden Beach
9AM – 3PM Craft Fair and Food Court at Glenden Beach
1PM Parade at Glenden Beach
Dusk Fireworks show over Siletz Bay.
More details about Lincoln City 4th of July Celebrations

If you decide to do a little shopping at the Tangier Outlets in Lincoln city make sure and take advantage of these coupons and any other special holiday discounts that may be going on.

Depoe Bay no longer holding fireworks display due to bird sensitivity.

Yachats July 4
Enjoy the fun and whimsical la de da parade at Noon that is put on by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. The afternoon is the mouth of the river is home to a rubber ducky race in the river and in the evening there will be a public fireworks show.

Florence – July 4
There will be live outdoor music in Old Town and a fireworks display over the Siuslaw river. Local shops and restaurants will be open late to accommodate people out celebrating the holiday.