2021 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest goes virtual, open to all

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Cannon Beach is celebrating its 57th annual sandcastle competition virtually through the Summer of Sandcastles. It's open to anyone from anywhere. To participate, sign up at cannonbeach.org by Monday, September 6. Build your sandcastle, and submit a high-resolution photo or 30-second video of your masterpiece … Continue reading 2021 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest goes virtual, open to all

Lincoln County Fair ends today in Newport, Oregon

Featured image by Raventhorne, courtesy Creative Commons The Lincoln County Fair is underway this weekend in Newport, Oregon. The July 4 lineup features a range of activities that the entire family will enjoy. Live music is scheduled throughout the day at the Main Stage, and camel rides are available at the 4-H Animal Barn. Here's … Continue reading Lincoln County Fair ends today in Newport, Oregon

Air National Guard flyovers celebrate July 4 in Oregon, Southwest Washington

An F-15 in flight (image by oxonimages from Pixabay) If you're in Southwestern Washington or Oregon on Sunday, July 4. You might see some F-15 jets fly overhead. That's because the Portland wing of the Air National Guard have scheduled flyovers of community events to celebrate Independence Day. They're conducting the flyovers in the following … Continue reading Air National Guard flyovers celebrate July 4 in Oregon, Southwest Washington

2021 fireworks show in Coos Bay moves to new location

The 2021 Bay Area Fireworks Extravaganza in Coos Bay, Oregon, is moving to a new location. The display will be at the entrance to the Marshfield Channel, across from the Coos Historical Museum at 1210 North Front Street. The 20-minute show will be visible along the Coos Bay Boardwalk and U.S. Highway 101 into Coos … Continue reading 2021 fireworks show in Coos Bay moves to new location

Lincoln City’s July 4 celebration includes parade, fireworks

Photo credit: Explore Lincoln City The 2021 July 4 celebration in Lincoln City, Oregon, features a parade and fireworks display. The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. at Devils Lake on Sunday, July 4. Then at dusk, the fireworks display begins over Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District. Parking will be allowed on public … Continue reading Lincoln City’s July 4 celebration includes parade, fireworks

July 4 fireworks were cancelled in Florence, but now they’re back on

Photo by Cheryl Landes A month ago, Florence, Oregon, officials announced that they were not hosting a fireworks show for Independence Day this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But now that more people have been vaccinated and there are fewer restrictions in Oregon, the show is on again, according to a report on KVAL-TV's … Continue reading July 4 fireworks were cancelled in Florence, but now they’re back on

2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20. Events listed on the festival's website as of today include: Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18Flag raising on … Continue reading 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration