July 4th Parade in Cannon Beach: Puffins too, but no fireworks!

A rousing small-town parade and The Great Cannon Beach Puffin Watch are among the fireworks-free Independence Day festivities in Cannon Beach.

From classic cars to decorated bikes, homemade floats and star-spangled dog walkers, everyone is welcome to celebrate our freedom and honor Cannon Beach veterans by participating in the parade.

If you want to be in the parade, registration starts at 9 am at the American Legion Hall.   Cost per entry is $5.  You can pick up patriotic hats and kids can enjoy face painting.

If not, pull up a chair curbside and enjoy the show! The parade gets started at 11 am in midtown.

After the parade, head to the shore. With Haystack Rock, a National Wildlife Refuge, at the edge of the shoreline, fireworks are not permitted on the beaches, protecting the seabirds and natural environment.

But, you can watch another unique colorful aerial display. Tufted puffins are nesting on Haystack Rock.  Knowledgeable interpreters will be on site to help visitors spy the amazing waterfowl with spotting scopes    They can also help visitors learn about the tidepool life and all the amazing creatures on the shoreline.  Find program schedules at friendsofhaystackrock.org/haystack-rock-awareness-program/

Families and pets, both popular in Cannon Beach, won’t miss the noise or the debris caused by fireworks.  

So, wave a flag to honor our great nation and uniquely beautiful Cannon Beach.

If you can’t make it down to stay at Tolovana Inn for the mid-week holiday, make plans to visit soon!

Cannon Beach 4th of July Parade: Hurray for the red, white and blue!

 Cannon Beach July 4th Parade!

There’s few things better than celebrating America’s Independence day with a good, old-fashioned small- town parade.

Join the fun on Saturday, July 4 in Cannon Beach—either cheering from the curb or marching along the parade being organized by the CB American Legion.

From Uncle Sam to Lady Liberty, you’re sure to recognize a few familiar faces among the stars and stripes!   Typical entries include antique cars and homespun floats to kids clad in red, white, and blue on decorated bikes.  All are welcome to participate—except for political entries.

Parade sign-up is from 9:00 to 11:00 am  Saturday at the American Legion at 1216 S. Hemlock.   The parade starts at 11:00 am at the corner of  Monroe and Spruce, and heads north on Spruce to 3rd, and then proceeds south on Hemlock through town ending with a social at the American Legion Hall.

For more information, call 503- 436 0424.

Hurray for the Red, White and Blue and Tolovana Inn Resort Hotel in Cannon Beach!