North Coast Celebrations for the 4th Can Be Experienced on Both July 3rd and July 4th

4th of July Celebrations Are Back!

Independence Day is right around the corner, and if you can’t wait for picnics on the beach, gathering around a campfire, or watching fireworks explode in magnificent color overhead, keep reading. These are some cant-miss 4th of July Celebrations on the north coast for 2021!


According to the Chamber of Commerce, this year’s fireworks display in Astoria is expected to be the city’s most extensive yet. More than 20 local businesses are collaborating on the event that will begin at 10 p.m. on July 4th. It will happen near downtown, on a Columbia River barge. Spectators will easily be able to socially distance themselves from other groups and see the show from various spots around the city.


Just recently announced…Warrenton has just published that they will be having a parade as normal on July 4th at 3 pm down Main street.


The 2021 4th of July fireworks display will not take place in 2021. And no parade is planned. Click the following link for more information.

Cannon Beach

The community of Cannon Beach has banned all fireworks and offers families a firework-free 4th of July. Because of its delicate ecological system, you can enjoy the ocean, sea stacks, tidepools, and verdant coastal forest without fireworks.  Beginning with the 4th of July 2021, Cannon Beach will be a haven for folks that want to celebrate Independence Day on the coast without fireworks.  Bring your family, friends, and four-legged companions, grill, chill, take in a sunset, and instead of a fireworks display, enjoy a bonfire into the evening.

Rockaway, OR

Rockaway Beach will resume the annual firework display beginning at dusk, but there won’t be a parade this year. You can purchase sparklers and fireworks in town from the Rockaway Lions or Chamber of Commerce.  Around 9:45, head over to the Rockaway Beach Wayside or find a cozy spot on the white sandy beach and get ready for a spectacular fireworks display to remember. The Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Department manages the incredible fireworks extravaganza, and local residents add to the excitement with their own beachside shows.


Manzanita has canceled its annual 4th of July celebration due to Covid.

Ilwaco, WA

This spectacular show fireworks display, called “Feel the Thunder,” is always the first Saturday in July at the Port of Ilwaco. This year that is July 3rd. Fireworks begin at dusk

Tokeland, WA

Take a step back in time at this old-fashion community parade and picnic. Following the Tokeland parade and old Fashion Family Picnic, enjoy sack races, water balloon-toss contests, and three-legged races. It’s fun for kids of all ages!

There’s nothing more American than celebrating our nation’s birthday! Whether you go camping, enjoy a roasted hotdog at a family barbecue, or watch fireworks explode in an array of colors overhead, it makes for great family memories. Get out there and have fun, but stay safe!

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