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FOURTH OF JULY

Click to download a copy of the current Port Orford Today for the front-page article on the local activities during that weekend!

And click here to download a pdf of the current schedule of events.

 

     


Fourth of July in Port Orford is what everyone imagines a small town celebration should be. In fact, our July 4th Jubilee is legendary and could be the largest celebration on the south coast - a four - five day event that offers something for just about everyone.

The day starts with an exuberant truck - with loudspeaker! - that travels the length of the town, exhorting people to rise and shine and start the day with a pancake breakfast (someone always has a big community pancake breakfast…this year, it's by the Beachcombers - see the calendar below).

Then, the town gathers along the main street/Hwy 101 for a parade starting at 11am…complete with everything from decorated tractors, homemade floats and lovely girls on horseback. Wave a flag, catch the salt-water taffy they throw to the crowd and dance along with the square-dancers on the decorated flat-bed.

The local festivities during the weekend include a craft show, beach golf, rubber duck race, pet show, dingy races, chalk art, a barbecue ...you get the idea.

Photo Parade with decorated trucks
Photo decorated fire trucks Photo flying saucer float in parade
Photo crowds watching fireworks

The day ends with a spectacular fireworks exhibit at Battle Rock Park at night - one of the best on the entire coast (over an hour long!). Depending on who you ask, somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 people assemble to watch the hour-long fireworks and listen to our local commentator doing color, stand up and dedications from the crowd.

It's perfect.


Photo fireworks

Calendar

Here are some of the big events during the weekend. For a complete list, download a pdf of the current schedule.

 
July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11,
Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Theatre Parallel Lives
  Adelightful comedy by Kathy Najimy & Mo Gaffney. Call 322-PLAY for reservations. Tickets $10 at Downtown Fun Zone.
Theatre 101, (#4)

Fri, July 2 & Sat, July 3, 10:30am - 4:30pm Craft Market Port Orford Jubilee Crafters Market
  Arts, crafts, treats.  Free. (call 541.332.4400 for a booth - $10)
Community Building (#5)

Fri, July 2, 8pm - midnight Music The Substitutes Concert
  Central Oregon's hardest-working rock band, specializing in 80s rock. Family event - no alcohol. Tickets $10 at liquor store, Downtown Fun Zone. $12 at door. Children under 8 free with adult admission. Contact Val Powell for info (541) 366.1588.
Community Building (#5)

Sat, July 3, 8 - 11am Food Pancake Breakfast
  Come celebrate the Beachcombers 56th Birthday with a public fundraising Pancake Breakfas, with scrambled eggs, ham, coffee, juice, and all you can eat pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup. $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under.
Beachcombers Cove is located just north of Port Orford on Nicholson Drive
off Highway 101 at Milepost 298.

Sat, July 3, 10am - 4pm Art Paw Prints
 

Port Orford Arts Council is offering Pet Lovers of Port Orford a day to have a FREE lightswitch cover made with your pet's paw print pressed into clay - Dog, Cat or Hamster - we do them all!

Port Orford Pottery (#18)

Sat, July 3, 4 - 6pm Art Gallery Walk
 

Enjoy fine art, friends and food! 
• Point B Studio is premiering two new series: Prints by Rebecca Hargrave Malamud and new metal works by Bill Gaetjens. New to gallery is artwork by Donna Roselius.
• triAngle Square Gallery is devoting half its ceiling-space, to the new whimsical mobiles by Oleh Lysiack
• Amarisa Art Studio Gallery is premiering new summer pastel painting.
• Johnson Gallery is showing a new series of pelican paintings by Karen Auborn.
• Cook Gallery is displaying deep relief carvings by newlocal resident, Wojtek Tosik.
• The Port Orford Arts Council’s “Curry Blend of the Arts” show is highlighting more than 20 local artists at the renovated Coast Candle building. Food and music!

Maps available at many shops and galleries.

Sun, July 4, 7 - 10am Food The Rotary Scholarship Pancake Breakfast
  An Independence Day tradition in Port Orford! A full all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice. Adults $5, children under 12 - $5. Supports scholarship funds for Port Orford students.
American Legion Hall (#5)

Sun, July 4, 11am Parade Port Orford Jubilee 4th of July Parade
  A real small-town America 4th of July parade, complete with homemade floats, hand-decorated tractors and pretty girls on horses! Down Hwy 101.  Free.
Hwy 101, length of town.

Sun, July 4, 11am - 4pm Event Silent Auction, cool stuff, bake sale and lunch!
  A silent auction, sale of collectible * handmade items, bake sale and lunch - Josey's famous salsa and chips, hot dogs, chili dogs, chili with fixins and all sorts of desserts. Proceeds to help remodel the church kitchen.
Port Orford Christian Center Gymnasium, 10th & Washington St.

Sun, July 4, noon - 2pm Food 4th of July BBQ
  Everyone welcome! Grilled hot dogs $4 or BBQ hamburger $5 (with chips, soda or water), plus "Frugal Decadent Desserts"
Port Orford Senior Centerl (#3)

Sat, July 4, noon - 2pm Event Flower Show
  The Sunset Garden Club is hosting a non-judged flower show in the Freedom of Speech room.
Port Orford Public Library, (#2)

July 4, 1:30pm Event Buffington Park Miniature Golf Course
  PBuffington Park Golf Course will celebrate the opening of the first hole of the New Buffington Park Miniature Golf Course.  Check out the potential for our new golf course and enjoy Free ice cream at the the A-Frame.
Port Orford Art Council A-Frame, (#17)

Sun, July 4, 9:45pm Fireworks Port Orford Jubilee 4th of July Fireworks
  A very impressive 4th of July fireworks display over Battle Rock Park, accompanied by an announcer,with personal dedications. Free
Battle Rock Park


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