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South Oregon Coast's Port Orford Puts on Three Days of Fourth of July Fun

Published 06/28/22 at 5:45 PM PST
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

South Oregon Coast's Port Orford Puts on Three Days of Fourth of July Fun

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(Port Orford, Oregon) – One south Oregon coast town is back with the Fourth of July activities with nothing short of an enormous bang. Port Orford whoops it up with a large variety of activities happening over three days, July 2 – 4. That Saturday through Monday hosts a gigantic festival otherwise known and the Port Orford Jubiliee.

This one's a mix of the whimsical with the comical, and then straight up Americana. Wacky boat parades, painted rock treasure hunts, outdoor music, a cornhole tournament, a tournament where you're racing a ball through town, and of course tons of fireworks.

July 2 – 4. Amazing Rock Hunt. Hosted by Rock On Port Orford #ROPO Group in town, they have the quaint avocation of painting rocks and hiding them through the south Oregon coast burgh. Now, you can play a part in this unique trend from around the nation and search for the Jubilee Prize Rock. This gets you prizes of coastal swag valued at $110.

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July 2. Town Wide Yard Sale 9 am – 1 pm. It's a full on treasure hunt throughout Port Orford, searching local yard sales for that one-of-a-kind find.

July 2. Paddle Parade at 9 am. It's a floating parade from the Pinehurst boat launch through to the 12th street boat launch. Look for canoes, kayaks, catamarans, and paddle boards – and who know what else. Lining up starts at 8:30 a.m.

Fun in the Sun at the Langlois Cheese Factory goes from 2 pm to 6 pm on Saturday. There's an outside dance party/picnic with Arch Rock Brewing Co. and their beer garden, along with Angelina’s food truck with tacos and burritos. At the Langlois Cheese Factory there will be the outside stage where special guest Jeff Torrance will kick off the fun at 2 pm, and Sly & Co. starts at 3 pm. Kids 17 and under are free. $10/adult. Get tickets here. 94179 Allen Boice Dr., Langlois.

The 26th J.R. Allison Salt Water Open takes place on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. One club of your choice. One tennis ball. One rule: No visible cheating. Tee off at Hubbard Creek Beach. Finish line at Battle Rock Wayside Park. $10 donation to play. Proceeds benefit the J.R. Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Keg Toss on Sunday, 1 pm. Toss an empty keg the furthest and win a prize. Entry fee. 325 6th Street (old ‘Pitches’), Port Orford.

South Oregon Coast's Port Orford Puts on Three Days of Fourth of July Fun

Take in a baseball game on Sunday 2 pm. It's for kids 8 and up, happening at Buffington Memorial Park.

One heckuva south Oregon coast tradition continues in Port Orford on Monday with the Sand Sculpture Contest (7 – 10 am). No entry fee. Prizes awarded at 10:30 AM. Dock Beach on Dock Road.

On Monday morning there's a Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Hall (421 11th Street). That goes from 7 – 10 am.

Jubilee Battle Rock Festivities take place from 9 am onward at Battle Rock Wayside Park. Food, vendors, music and fun take place all day. The 2022 Jubilee theme is “It's good to be back!”

This includes:

Port Orford Jubilee Parade. Monday, 11 am. Starts on Idaho Street and 19thStreet. Ends on Highway 101 at 8th Street.

Monday, July 4. Farmers and Artisan Market. 905 Oregon Street (Highway 101).

July 4. Kinetic Sculpture Race. 1 pm. North on Idaho St, then Arizona St. West on Paradise Point Rd. South along the beach, then across Garrison Lake to the 12th Street Boat Ramp.

Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art vehicles, engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Susan Pittman is spearheading the brand-new Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. She’s just back from the Kinetic Grand Championship, described in Burning Man meets the Tour de France: California’s weirdest race returns to Arcata.

July 4. Free BBQ. 1 pm. 1717 Oregon St (Highway 101). Donations welcome. Proceeds benefit local Meals for Neighbors and the Port Orford Fire Department.

July 4. Dingy Races, 1 pm. Battle Rock Wayside Park. Two-person teams will row out to a marker and back. Two laps per person, four laps per team.

July 4. Pet Show. Prizes awarded. Animals of all shapes and sizes welcome. Sponsored by Beaver Rickel. 1:30 pm. 1634 Oregon St (Highway 101).

July 4. Believe in Magic. 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Have your picture taken with Spiderman, Elsa or Paw Patrol. Battle Rock Wayside Park.

JJuly 4. erry Can Races, 2 pm. Two-person relay teams compete on 50-yard course. Men, 42-pound cans. Women, 22-pound cans. 16 years and older only. Honors Coasties who served at the rescue station from 1934 to 1970. Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum.

July 4. South Town Throwdown. 2 – 5 pm. Located in the south part of town at participating businesses with live music at Seabreeze Florist featuring Blue Ramble, Dry Spell, & Swerv. A raffle with one big prize from the participating businesses: Crazy Norwegian, POPS, The Dive, and Port Orford Sustainable Seafood. The Dive’s taco truck will be slinging tacos, POSS will be selling fish and ceviche, Crazy’s will be doing shrimp cocktails, and oysters. Buffington Memorial Park.

July 4. Port Orford Jubilee Fireworks at dusk. The grand finale at Battle Rock Wayside Park. Due to increased rules and regulations, the beach from Battle Rock to Hubbard Creek will be closed on July 4th from 3 pm until the Fire Department leaves at midnight. This closure will be strictly enforced.

See or (541) 247-3222.

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