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Cannon Beach is a fireworks free beach due to the populations of nesting birds that reside on Haystack Rock. This makes Cannon Beach the perfect place for people that like to avoid the loud fireworks and large crowds found at other places with big firework displays. There is still a ton of things to do and enjoy in Cannon Beach besides making something go boom.

There is an excellent small town parade that has all of the best you would expect from floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, and cool old cars. The parade will start at 11AM at Spruce and Monroe and then goes along Spruce to 3rd Street then continuing south on Hemlock.

North Coast Symphonic Band
There will be a concert at 3PM at the Cannon Beach City park, playing a variety of music including selections form the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.

Flame Dancers
There will be a show in the evening that starts at 7:30PM with the Dancers Flambouyant a group from Portland.

Cannon Beach activities

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Remember no fireworks in Cannon Beach, but you also get the chance to enjoy amazing views of puffins, pelicans, cormorants, black oyster catchers, and even bald eagles flying up above. There will be a low tide first thing in the morning on the 4th and 5th of July so take a nice early morning beach walk and enjoy the shallow tide pool ecosystem. There is always something interesting to see. Low tide beach walks are always the best, lots of nice hard sand and access to the tide pools to poke around in.