Lincoln City was formed in 1965 from the small communities of Taft, Nelscott, Cutler City, Delake, Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach. There are seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City. You’ll usually find the beaches filled with colorful kites, taking advantage of the winds in this city on the 45th Parallel. Lincoln City was named Kite Capital of the World by “Kitelines” Magazine.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.
Drift Creek Covered Bridge
The oldest covered bridge in Oregon, built in 1914. The bridge has a Howe Truss and is 66 feet in length. After being destroyed by a flood it was rebuilt in 1933 by J.V. Curry of Toledo. By the time the bridge was doomed to demolition for safety reasons by the Lincoln County Commissioners in 1997, local, state and federal funds for renovation had virtually disappeared. Determined not to lose this piece of history, north Lincoln County residents Kerry and Laura Sweitz came forward and offered to move the bridge – board by board – to their Rose Lodge property eight miles away. There, the couple just happened to have a concrete span over Bear Creek whose dimensions exactly matched those of the covered. Bridge. It took four years, many major fundraisers, a host of volunteers, and several more events before Drift Creek covered bridge was completely reassembled and ready for re-dedication on July 14, 2001. The structure has become a popular place for reunions and weddings and even a little “hoedown” inside the bridge. The non-profit “Save the Covered Bridge” group established by Kerry and Laura Sweitz is still in existence today. HOW TO GET THERE: From Lincoln City, turn east onto Hwy 18. From the Williamette Valley, drive west on Hwy 18 towards the coast. At milepost 4.9, turn south onto Bear Creek Road. After approximately one mile you will see the bridge on the left-hand side. The bridge is on private property; visitors are asked to park along Bear Creek Road and walk the rest of the way to the bridge.
Inn at Wecoma
Welcome to the Inn at Wecoma. It is our mission to create a unique lodging experience for our guests who seek more than just a 'place to sleep', and are looking to gain the 'insider experience' in Lincoln City. We are bringing back the nostalgia of the old times through pictures and videos of the past and present, while sharing our insider knowledge of the local area and the Oregon Coast with our guests.
Pelican Shores Inn
Experience spectacular oceanfront views at this wonderful hotel at the North end of Lincoln City. Enjoy oceanfront rooms and suites, gas fireplaces, decks, free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access and indoor pool. Discover why guests love Pelican Shores Inn.
Siletz Bay Music Festival
The Siletz Bay Music Festival is two weeks of classical, jazz, and musical theater performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world.
For more information, visit the Siletz Bay Music Festival Page or cal 541-992-1131.
4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July in Lincoln City with a spectacular fireworks display over Siletz Bay at dusk and a parade and family fun in Gleneden Beach!
Schedule of Events
- 8-11am: Pancake Breakfast (Gleneden Beach)
- 9am-3pm: Craft Fair & Food Court (Gleneden Beach)
- 1pm: Parade (Gleneden Beach)
- Dusk: Fireworks over Siletz Bay (Lincoln City)
Pancake Breakfast: Gleneden Beach Community Club (110 Azela St)
Menu: Ham/sausage, eggs and all the pancake one can eat.
Craft Fair & Food Court: Eden Hall (6675 Gleneden Beach Loop Rd)
Fun for the whole family! Arts, crafts, vendors, food, and music.
Parade: See the parade route map to find your spot to watch!
*Please do not park along the parade route. Limited parking is available at Gleneden State Park, located at the end of Wesler Rd and the Salishan Golf Club/Market Place lot. There will be a free shuttle to the parade bandstand.
Raffles: “Sunny Days at the Beach” – Quilt Raffle, “Jeez Louise”
Benefits go to the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Tickets available at Gleneden Beach post office.
Siletz Bay: Free fireworks display over Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City beginning at dusk. Approximately between 10:00 – 10:30pm.
Shuttle Service: Limited free shuttle service will be offered for this year’s fireworks viewing. Parking for the shuttle is available on July 4th at Oregon Coast Community College and Taft High School in Lincoln City with a shuttle drop off point near Siletz Bay. The shuttle will operate on a continuous loop from 6pm until midnight.
Parking: Parking is permitted in the public parking lots and on the street throughout the Taft District. This area of Lincoln City becomes very busy during this event. Please be patient, exercise caution and plan early!