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Gold Beach Independence Celebration

Gold Beach has a whole lineup of events to celebrate the nation's independence.

(GOLD BEACH, OR) - Independence Day is a cherished and respected holiday in Gold Beach by all its citizens and this year Gold Beach businesses and organizations have come together to offer a truly spectacular Celebration honoring Independence Day in a 5 day affair beginning on Wednesday, July 4th.

We kick it off at 4pm at Jot’s Resort for the 4th of July Celebration party. Just north of the Patterson Bridge turn right and you will find yourself in a parking lot parking complete with food, music, beer & wine garden, Patriotic Hat & Apple Pie Eating contests. Enjoy these festivities all the way to the Gold Beach Fireworks Display over the Rogue River Bay, shooting off at 10:05pm.

Looking for a really unique way to watch the fireworks?

Take a Fireworks Bay Cruise on Jerry’s Rogue Jets & Mailboats. The cost is only $10 per person and proceeds go to the Gold Beach Fireworks Fund. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Call Jerry’s at 541-247-4571 to reserve your space.

The weekend is going to bring us lots of Fabulous 50’s style events and we start with a classic movie we all know and love depicting the Fabulous 50’s. “Grease” The Movie will be playing at Rogue Playhouse on Thursday, July starting at 7pm. Entry is free of charge but bring some money for the tasty concessions that will be available.

Friday, July 6th has a special boat ride up the majestic Rogue River on Jerry’s Rogue Jets & Mailboats. Only $25 gets you a memorable ride up river and back; tour leaves at 4pm and returns to the Port at 5:30pm.

Check out the Fabulous 50’s Fling Car Show advance reception at Sheriff John’s Classic Cars & Happy Days Malt Shop from 6-7pm. Then head over to Rogue Playhouse at 7pm to watch Tony LaTorre perform as “Elvis”. Stephanie LaTorre will also perform some classic songs from the great women performers of the day.

Hold on for a great and fun packed day Saturday, July 7th – there’s a lot going on this day so pace yourself. Available all day throughout Gold Beach participating businesses will offer Saturday Sidewalk Sale; pick-up your map at Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce located in the GoldRush Center.

A fabulous All You Can Eat Breakfast will be served at Gold Beach Senior Center from 8-10am. Part of the Classic Car show? Head over to Gold beach Visitor Center at 10am for lineup & registration. At 10:30am line the Rogue River Bay banks and watch the Hydroplane qualifying races. From 12-1pm check out the Classic Car Caravan cruising down 101/Ellensburg Ave. from the Gold Beach Visitor Center to Port of Gold Beach.

And enjoy lots of fun, music, live entertainment, food, beer garden, Love Your Pooch Contest and Classic Car Show and more down at the Port of Gold Beach from 11am-4pm for the Fabulous 50’s Fling. Wrap up this Fabulous day by heading over to the Event Center on the Beach for the Sock Hop.

From 5-9pm there will be free Jitterbug lessons, entertainment including “Wolfman Jack” and “Elvis”, food, bar, Hula Hoop & The Twist contests all for only $10 adult, $5 kids or bring the family for $20 (valid for only 2 adults & 2 children).

Watch the Hydroplane final races Sunday, July 8th to see if the boat you picked to win from the Saturday races wins the weekend. Races begin at 10:30am in the Rogue River Bay.

Wow, now that’s what we call a Celebration for Independence!

Source: Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce



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