Join Us in Celebrating the Fourth of July in Manzanita

Photo by Rocky Intertidal CoCreative
Photo by Rocky Intertidal CoCreative

Tomorrow Manzanita will bustle with visitors and locals alike as the town celebrates the 2013 Fourth of July in its characteristic American beach town fashion.

Start your morning with a pancake breakfast from 8  to 11 a.m. at the Manzanita Fire Hall, located on 5th Street, next to the basketball court. Proceeds will benefit Neahkahnie High School’s athletic programs.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay will host a barbecue fundraiser, serving hamburgers and hotdogs in the Kamali Sotheby’s parking lot at 5th and Laneda.

The annual Manzanita Fourth of July Parade will kick off at 1 p.m. and wind along Laneda Avenue toward the beach. Look for floats, marching bands and other entrants in this colorful procession. This year’s theme is “Peace on Earth.” If you would like to enter this year’s parade, fill out an application and register at the parade staging area at Underhill Plaza, across from Manzanita Fresh Foods IGA.

At dusk, usually around 10 p.m., people will flock to the beach for the annual Manzanita Fireworks event. Licensed pyrotechnicians from Western Display Fireworks in Canby will launch the show in what is always an entertaining way to cap off the holiday.