THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019 // 7 Fourth of July ﬁ rework displays will lighten up the sky in Astoria, Seaside, Ilwaco and Long Beach, Wash. Colin Murphey/The Astorian What to see and do this Fourth of July T he North Coast is the perfect place to spend time with your friends and family this Fourth of July. With numerous ﬁ rework displays, parades, beach cleanups and other fun events, this year’s celebration is sure to excite. Coast Weekend has rounded up events happening this Fourth of July in Astoria, War- renton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Ilwaco, Long Beach and Ocean Park, Wash. ASTORIA As is tradition, a ﬁ reworks display will light up the night sky in Astoria as ﬁ reworks are launched from a barge on the Columbia River near 17th St. and the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The ﬁ reworks dis- play begins at dusk. For more information, visit travelas- toria.com or call 800-875-6807. WARRENTON Festivities in Warrenton begin at 11 a.m. at Robinson Community Park with a Classic Car Show and Motor- cycle Tailgate Party. At noon next to the Warrenton Fire Station there will be activities for kids and a free barbe- cue. The day caps off with Warrenton’s parade at 3 p.m. starting at the Warrenton Post Ofﬁ ce on Main Ave. and ending at the Warrenton Grade School. This year’s theme is “Main Street USA.” The parade is one of the largest in the area with more than 100 entries. SEASIDE Events in Seaside kick off with an old fashioned social and silent auction at the Seaside Museum and His- torical Society. There will be music, games, prizes and food. Bidding for the auction closes at 2 p.m. Fireworks at the Seaside beach begin at 10 p.m. and last for 25 min- utes. Tune your radio to KSWB 840 AM for synchro- nized music with the ﬁ reworks. On Saturday, head back to the beach at 9 a.m. for a beach clean up. The check in point for this event is at the Seashore Inn on the Beach. CANNON BEACH Cannon Beach’s Independence Day parade honors the town’s veterans and winds north up Spruce St. and back south down Hemlock St. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Registration for the parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Ameri- can Legion and costs $5. There will be face painting and patriotic hats. Hot dogs, tours and even a chance to spray the ﬁ re hose at the Cannon Beach Fire Department cap off the event. ILWACO Ilwaco waits until Saturday to host their Fourth of July weekend events. The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K walk/run along the Discovery Trail. The cost to participate is $35. Ilwaco’s ﬁ reworks display begins at dusk over the Port of Ilwaco. LONG BEACH Fireworks begin at dusk on the Long Beach board- walk. The ﬁ reworks will be synced to music. On Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., there will be a beach cleanup start- ing at the Bolstad Beach Approach. For more informa- tion, visit ourbeach.org OCEAN PARK Ocean Park’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade begins at 1 p.m. and starts at U St. and Bay Ave.