The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, July 04, 2019, Page 7, Image 7

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    THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019 // 7
Fourth of July fi rework displays
will lighten up the sky in Astoria,
Seaside, Ilwaco and Long Beach,
Colin Murphey/The Astorian
What to see and do
this Fourth of July
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.
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- or call 800-875-6807.
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.
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’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 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.
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
Ocean Park’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
begins at 1 p.m. and starts at U St. and Bay Ave.