Fireworks usually mean head to the beach in this neck of the woods – and there’s plenty of sandy beaches that will be have its skies lit up on America’s Birthday! The most popular war zones are Long Beach, Ocean Shores, Westport/Grayland, and Ocean Park.
There’s always a great show put on in Tokeland with the Shoalwater Bay Casino Fireworks Show Thursday night at 10.
Then there’s more to do in Tokeland on Saturday with the Tokeland Parade & Picnic. At 10:40 a.m. the Tokeland Road closes at Kindred and Fisher streets followed by on shin dig of a parade at 11.
Westport is having a Fourth of July at the Maritime Museum from 11-4 p.m. The Arts Association is having a Grand Opening Thursday - Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday from 10-3, so you could add those activities to your list.
There’s also an Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade inOcean Park on Bay Ave. and Vernon St. It’s a family fun event. Kids are invited to ride their bicycles in the parade. The good times start rolling at 1 p.m.
The City of Aberdeen 2013 Splash Annual 4th of July Waterfront Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. with fireworks commencing at 10 p.m. It takes place along the Chehalis River waterfront and includes live music, family entertainers, food and craft vendors.
Fireworks on the white beaches of Long Beach start early and end late. There’s literary hundreds of thousands of fireworks blown off that can be seen from 28 miles away. It really has to be seen to be appreciated – a really an unbelievable sight to see. And the orange fiery sun descending down behind the ocean is natural beauty to behold.
Long Beach’s Beach Clean Up Day is Friday, July 5 from 9:30 until noon. Hundreds of volunteers show their appreciation by cleaning up the beach. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. Meet organizers at any major beach approach (Seaview, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Surfside at Oysterville Road) at 9:30am to sign in and pick up bags. There’s a soup feed for volunteers after clean up. 9:30 am – Noon