Rockaway Beach, Oregon
One of the largest celebrations on the northern Oregon coast sees Rockaway Beach swell from a population of 1,400 to more than 10,000 for the fireworks.
Celebrate all day: Starting with a fun run at 10 a.m., the festivities also include an auction, kids’ fair, and a parade at 11:30 a.m.
Showtime: When it gets dark, around 10 p.m., fireworks launch over the ocean.
Best view: At the Wayside or on the shore in Rockaway Beach
After the show: Bring a grill to the Wayside beach area for some post-fireworks burger-flipping and socializing;oregonsbestbeach.com