This is an awesome video that shares a perspective of the Oregon Coast most people do not see. Exploring the tide pool zones of the rocky shores are an excellent family fun activity. There is always so much life to observe, however once the water rises up and the waves start crashing all kinds of life start to pop out from their hiding places. Crabs, starfish, sea anemone’s sculpins and other little fishes all make the tidal zone their homes.
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.
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
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.
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: http://www.pcnvchamber.org/events/local-events.htm
If you love local parades don’t miss the Dory Day’s Parade July 19th at 11AM.
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: http://www.townandcountryfair.com/
Located at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport, Oregon.
633 NE 3rd Street in Newport, Oregon
The Rockaway Beach, Oregon fourth of July celebration is an absolute blast. There is tons to do for the whole family and if you have not stayed on the coast for a fourth of July family vacation then you should mark it down on your calendar for next year and come on down to the coast. The morning starts off with a traditional small town parade which has lots of candy being thrown out to the kids from different local companies and organizations that are participating and ends with a splash from the home town fire truck as they spray the hose into the air. This year was the 6th annual firecracker wiener dog race at the park in the early afternoon and was just hoot to watch these little dachshunds run in every direction and a few cross the finish line. Kids could participate in a treasure hunt and other activities during the afternoon down on the main beach in front of town and the day is capped off by a splendid fireworks show.
The city of Rockaway Beach does a fantastic job making the Fourth of July a family fun event. We grabbed chairs and sat at the wayside to be right in front of the firework show and it is just awesome to feel each explosion and watch them burst nearly above your head.
Here is where we sat just on the other side of the train station to watch the fire works and a few examples of the show below.
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Fireworks in Rockaway Beach for 4th of July 2012