Rockaway Beach Annual Events

Rockaway Beach Oregon Fourth of July

Get your fireworks right in town

Support some of our local groups and organizations that help make us great by purchasing your sparklers and fireworks in town at the Wayside. The Rockaway Lions, Chamber of Commerce, and Neah-Kah-Nie Speech and Debate Team are all here to meet your firework needs. When dusk comes, head over to the Wayside behind the red caboose or find a comfy spot on the beach and get ready to watch the spectacular firework show that kicks off around 10pm.

We’re not Surprised to be Named one of the
Best Fireworks Displays in the United States

You don’t have to travel far to see what has been dubbed one of the most magnificent Independence Day celebrations on the northern Oregon Coast by USA Today and Coastal Living Magazine – you just have to get here to Rockaway Beach and see for yourself. Each year the show is put on by the Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Departments, and we think you’ll agree with the reviews that it truly is one of the best in the entire country.

The parade starts at 11am

There’s nothing little about our Independance Day Parade. You’ll have to get here early if you want to get a good spot to watch the dazzling floats go by. Afterwards, head over to Phyllis Baker Park for the always-hilarious Annual Dachshund Races. And don’t forget to visit the Rockaway Lioness Bake and Plant Sale, play a game of Airsoft paintball, and enjoy a flyover by the National Guard.

Rockaway Beach Oregon Kite Festival

Live music, food and of course awesome kites!

Grab your kite and set soar at the annual Kite Festival every May. Professional kiters from all over the world return to our quaint beach town every year to strut their stuff for spectators and budding kite enthusiasts. Spend the day enjoying the show and perusing the artisan vendors, tasting delicious foods, listening to live music, or partaking in one of the many competitions.

Learn how to build a kite

Didn’t bring a kite with you? That’s OK! We have kite-building classes for children who want to join in the fun. They will have not only a keepsake and wonderful memories to take home with them.

Open to both professional and newbie kite fliers

This event is sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association, and is open to both amateur and professional kite fliers. We’ll see you at the Rockaway Beach Wayside right behind the red caboose!

Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival

All hands on deck,
come to the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival

You may want to brush up on your Pirate before heading to Rockaway Beach in June. Pirate lovers come from miles away to sport their best pirate apparel, sing traditional pirate songs  and maybe even challenge you to a duel. With classic pirate music, fire dancing, a treasure hunt for adults and a scavenger hunt for kids, the annual Pirates Festival is so much fun it’s contagious.

Pirate music, pirate themed
food and drink, fun crafts, fire shows and more!

At the festival, you’ll find pirate music, pirate-themed food and drink, local street vendors and artisans, swashbuckling and sword fighting, and more. Don’t miss out on the firing of the cannons and black power demonstrations using musket loading methods that date back to the 1800s. Ask about the fire shows that happen at dusk. Fun for all ages.

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