CELEBRATE YOUR INDEPENDENCE! - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2009

Featured Events on The People’s Coast for July 2009

Central Oregon Coast Association Photo Contest

Grab your camera or go through your favorite photos of the Central Oregon Coast and enter the Heart of the Oregon Coast photo contest. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit their best shots.

Fireworks over the River & Day Activities in Astoria

Liberate the Ales Festival, 3:30pm at Ft George Brewery, Food, Music, & Brews. Community Riverfront Party, 6pm at Train Depot, Food, Entertainment, & Booths. Parade on Astoria’s Riverwalk Trail, 7pm. Fireworks over the Columbia River at Dusk For more information visit www.oldoregon.com or call 503-325-6311 or 800-875-6807

Independence Day Celebration in Warrenton

The parade wends its way down Main Street – kick off at 3 p.m. There is no cost to join the parade, registration required. Trophies will be awarded in nine categories. A barbecue at noon, family fun fair 12 – 5:30pm, dock party starts 2pm, music. Free concert by country music artist Chelsea Williams, 4:30 pm For more information visit www.oldoregon.com or call 503-861-7447

Celebrate Freedom in Seaside

Parade begins at 11 a.m. Join individuals, families, pets, floats and civic organizations to provide a fun, funny patriotic, promenading, pageant. Build a fire on the beach for an evening picnic and a ringside fireworks seat. The spectacular show is synchronized to music. For more information visit www.seasidechamber.com/events/4thofjuly or call 503-738-6391 or 888-306-2326

Fireworks in Lincoln City!

Held in the Taft area, by Mo’s. The launch will be from the Salishan spit across Siletz Bay. This year’s ramped up program will feature “Bigger and Better” fireworks! For more information visit www.lincolncity.org or call 541-996-1202

Orphan Plant Sale in Lincoln City

July 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Extra plants that need new homes come about when too many are propagated. Find good plants at prices starting as low as $1.00, many of them interesting and unusual varieties that you can adopt. For more information visit www.conniehansengarden.com or call (541) 994-6338

15th Annual Gleneden Beach 4th of July Celebration in Gleneden Beach

The day’s festivities include: ‘All you can eat’ Pancake Breakfast at the Gleneden Beach Community Center, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Craft Fair at Eden Hall, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parade at 1 p.m. For more information visit www.glenedenbeach.org or call 541-764-8916

Celebrating Independence in Depoe Bay

Fireworks at dusk will bring “oohs” and “awes” from young and young at heart! For more information visit www.depoebaychamber.org or call 541-765-2889 or 877-485-8348

Annual 4th of July Rogue Ale Garage Sale in Newport

7/2 – 7/05/09, begins 11 am each day
Featuring great deals on Rogue ales, wearables, and other merchandise. For more information visit www.rogue.com or call 541-867-3660

Ivan Kelly Gallery in Toledo

7/4/09 thru 7/5/09 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Gallery-Reception exhibiting Ivan’s new on-location “Seastacks and Cliffs of Oregon” oil paintings. During this time, fill out a raffle ticket for a drawing of a $75.00 gift certificate which will be good towards any oil painting at Ivan Kelly Gallery in Toledo. For more information visit www.ivankelly.com or call 541-336-1124

Celebration on the Waterfront in Florence

7/4/09, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m
Enjoy pie and watermelon eating contests, public fireworks show on the Siuslaw River, live music and the Old Town Market For more information visit www.portofsiuslaw.com or call 541-997-3426

Honeyman Celebrates in Florence

Join the camper’s parade through the campground to the amphitheatre. Hot dogs and root-beer floats served. For more information visit www.oregonstateparks.org/park_134.php or call 800-551-6949

First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay

7/3/09, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Commemorative wine glasses will be sold for $10 each with proceeds benefitting local non-profit groups. Visit various downtown businesses to taste wine and shop. Maps are available. For more information visit www.coosbaydowntown.org/events.html or call 541-269-1222, ext 289 – Cindy Rawlings

Fireworks Spectacular in North Bend

Fireworks display at dusk (approx. 10pm) at The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park. For more information visit www.themillcasino.com or call 541-756-8800 or 800-953-4800

Salute to the Military Airshow in Coos Bay

7/4/09 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a U.S. Coast Guard open water rescue demonstration. The Airshow portion of the Salute will begin promptly at1 p.m. with a fly-by of 10 vintage warbirds to include a B25 bomber and a US Army CH47, followed by a dramatic landing of the U.S. Army Infantry’s Command Exhibition Parachute Team, The Silver Wings. The grand finale will include an aerobatic demonstration by the world-renowned “Renny Price.” For more information visit www.themillcasino.com or call 541-756-8800

Classic Cars & Famous Stars in North Bend

7/11/09, 8 p.m.
An evening of knee tappin, toe stompin songs and dance to start off the season. The comedy team will split your sides with their usual off-beat humor that Little Ole Opry has made famous. For more information visit www.ltob.net or call 541-756-4336 or 877-756-4336

Mingus Park Family Fun Day in Coos Bay

Fishing ponds, face painting, FREE swimming, family competitions, clowns, kids entertainment, Boy Scouts, Monkey Bridge, Photos from the Heart, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs. Crafts and goodie bags, food available, and much more. Fireworks provided by the City of Coos Bay at dusk by the waterfront. For more information visit www.CoosBay.org or call 541-267-1360

4th of July Mayor’s Firecracker Run in Coos Bay

7/4/09, 10 a.m.
Mingus Park and the Coos Bay Waterfront, 1M, 4km. For more information visit www.SouthCoastRunningClub.com or call 541-269-1199, Rex Miller

Bastendorff Beach Unofficial Celebration in Charleston

Every year locals and campers get together to put on their own private celebrations. The fireworks are always great, with lots of bonfires on the beach. A fun family evening. For more information visit www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com or call 541-888-5353

Featured Things To Do on The People’s Coast

Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market in Cannon Beach

Thru 9/29/09
Located in the Midtown section of Cannon Beach at the intersection of Gower St. and Hemlock St. right next to CB City Hall. The CBFM features a wide array of organic produce, naturally raised meats, wild-caught seafood, fresh local cheeses, artisan baked goods and beautiful plants and flowers! Every market features live music ranging from World Jazz to Peruvian Folk tunes. For more information visit www.cannonbeachmarket.org or call 503-436-2323

Great Cannon Beach Puffin Watch in Cannon Beach

7/3 thru 7/5/09
Friends of Haystack Rock set up periscopes and share binoculars focused on Haystack Rock a National Wildlife Refuge. For more information visit friendsofhaystackrock.org

Tillamook Farmer’s Market in Tillamook

Thru 9/6/09, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
At the corner of Second and Laurel in downtown Tillamook. For more information visit www.tillamookfarmersmarket.com or call 503-842-2146

Tanger Outlet Centers in Lincoln City

Thru 7/18/2009
When you combine the love of outlet shopping with higher gas prices, brand name bargain hunters have plenty of reasons to travel and shop as a group. Tanger’s 2009 ‘Summer With Friends’ campaign provides even more incentive – valuable bonus outlet savings and free gifts. The more friends that get together and drive to Tanger, the better the rewards! Prior to arriving for your shopping excursion, each group is asked to pre-register their ‘Summer With Friends’ visit. For more information visit www.tangeroutlet.com or call 541-996-5000

NorthWest EcoExcursions, LLC in Depoe Bay

Currently offering $5 off our kayak and horseback riding trips. Customers picked up at their hotel or park between Lincoln City and Newport and taken to the activity site. Or you may be met in Depoe Bay and transported to the activity site. The only ones on the central Oregon coast offering horseback riding on the beach. For more information visit www.nwecoexcursions.com or call 541-765-2598

Concrete Stepping Stone Class in Depoe Bay

7/18/09, 1 – 3pm
This is an outside under cover class. Wear old clothes and bring a jacket. Preserve your beachcombed treasures by embedding them in a stepping stone to place in your garden. A lasting momento of the beach. $20.00 includes all materials. For more information visit www.wildwomancreations.com or call 541-921-0759

Saturday Farmers’ Market in Newport

Thru 10/31/09, 9am – 1pm
Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market. For more information visit www.newportfarmersmarket.org or call 541-961-8236

South Beach State Park Campground in Newport

7/4 – 9/7/09
OPRD has a fine lineup of programs and. 2 daily evening interpretive talks. Junior Ranger Program at 5 p.m. & at 8 p.m. Kayaking on Beaver Creek, reservations needed. Trips $15, Thurs – Mon. Crabbing and bicycling expeditions, Sat – Sun, 2 p.m. Walks include tide pools at Seal Rock and Alsea Bay Bridge area, 10:30am and 2 pm.. Also, crab and clam demonstrations. For more information visit www.oregonstateparks.org/park_209.php or call 541-867-7451

Summer Festival in Toledo

7/23- 7/26/09
Begins 7/23 with the Queen’s Coronation. 7/24 at 6 PM, the Kid’s Parade. Carnival, Food and Craft booths, Bingo and the Toledo Idol Karaoke Competition. 7/25 a 5K Walk at 11 AM. Grand Parade at Noon. Local Logging Show at 2 PM. Annual Fireworks Show at 10 PM. 7/26 “Bracelet Day”, $5 buys a bracelet for unlimited access to the carnival rides all day! Also the finals for Karaoke Competition. For more information visit toledosummerfestival.com or call 541-336-3183

Toledo Wednesday Street Market in Toledo

Thru 9/30/09
Sponsored by the City of Toledo each Wednesday during the summer months, 10 am – 2 pm. In conjunction there will be Free Live Summer Concerts, noon to 1 pm For more information visit www.cityoftoledo.org/cot_events.html or call 541-336-2247 ext. 215

Arts & Crafts Show & Sale in Florence

Features paintings, prints, fiber art, jewelry, wearables and even edibles. Plus raffle prizes.
7/4 – 7/5/09, 10 am – 4 pm
For more information visit www.eventcenter.org or call 541-997-1994

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Coos Bay

Now thru 10/29/09
Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more! For more information visit www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com or call 541-269-0215 or 541-266-9706

Working Forest Tours in Coos Bay

Every Wed 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm through 9/30/09
FREE! Spend a day in the woods with a Forester! Guided tour through a working forest with a professional forester. Bring your kids and your questions. Reservations necessary. For more information visit www.oregonsbayarea.org or call 541-269-0215

Oregon Coast Music Festival in Coos Bay

Opening Day Event at Mingus Park, Noon! Come enjoy wine, food, and music to start the 31st year celebration. Music festival has multiple dates July 11-25th.
7/11 – 7/25/09
For more information visit www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com

Featured Places To Stay on The People’s Coast

Surftides in Lincoln City

Thru 9/30/09
Family Fun Package – Accommodations for four (2 queen beds) – 4 passes to the Oregon Coast Aquarium (2 adult, 2 child) – S’mores kit for use at the beach or our fireside courtyard – Breakfast for 4 at Mist Restaurant – Rates start at 179.00 per night. Subject to availability. For more information visit www.surftideslincolncity.com or call 541-994-2191 or 800-452-2159

Driftwood Village Motel in Newport

Thru 7/31/09
When you call to make your reservation, simply mention you wish to take advantage of the Coastal Promotion Discount you saw offered here. Your discount will be calculated at 15% off the regular charges. For more information visit www.driftwoodvillagemotel.com or call 541-265-5738

Alsea River RV Park in Waldport

Now offering a 10% discount on your RV visit. Or if you stay seven days, we’ll give you one day FREE!! Mention this “stay and play” rate when you call or email for reservation. For more information visit www.alseariverrvpark.com or call 877.770.6137

Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort in Reedsport

Our resort offers dining and lodging for adventurers on Loon Lake. Rent a boat or jet-ski, water-ski, relax on a pontoon boat available at our Marina and enjoy the fishing. Stay two or more nights, Sunday – Thursday, and receive 20% off our already reduced mid-week rates. Also includes a free breakfast for two at our onsite restaurant*. Phone reservations only. Please mention code #111509 when booking in order to receive special rates. *Restrictions apply.
Valid until 11/15/2009
For more information visit www.loonlakerv.com or call 541-599-2244, 541-267-0938 or 877-897-9350

Gold Beach RV Park in Gold Beach

Stay 2 nights @ $25.00 and get third night free or stay 5 nights at $120.00 and get the next 2 nights free. All full hookups include wifi, cable tv, water, sewer. trash etc but you must mention seeing this add in reference to the I am Oregonian Campaign
Thru 10/1/09
For more information visit www.goldbeachrvpark.com or call 541-247-0709

Turtle Rock Resort in Gold Beach

Summer Stays on the Southern Oregon Coast For Winter Rates Stay in sunny, recreation rich Gold Beach. We offer both cottage vacation rentals and RV site rentals with views of Hunter Creek and the ocean or a forested hillside covered with ferns. Cottages include private spas on the decks, fully equipped kitchens, linens. RV sites are large and level. Pet friendly and pet free. Beautiful new group facility. Complimentary yoga classes and wifi. On site masseuse, fresh ocean air, and spectacular sunsets. Restaurant and golf discounts also available.
Thru 10/15/09
For more information visit www.turtlerockresorts.com or call 800-353-9754 or 541-247-9203

Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria

Limited number of discounts at $50 per night Sun – Thurs & $80 on Fri. Cannot be booked on line. Must call. This offer may expire at anytime.
7/1/09 – TBD

2-nite special. Book Fri and Sat or Sat and Sun for $100 off the Sat nite rate. You must call the hotel directly to request this limited offer.
7/1 – 7/31/09

Click here to enter the Cannery Pier Hotel Web Contest!

Harbor Lights Inn in Depoe Bay

7/5 – 7/30/2009
Stay one night (Sunday thru Thursday) at regular price and get your second night FREE. The free night must fall Sun – Thurs
For more information visit www.theharborlightsinn.com or call 541-765-2322