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4th of July Parade

With extreme regret, and for the second year in a row, our so loved and missed Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade has been cancelled.

Impact from the Covid- 19 Pandemic has made this decision necessary.
County and State are allowing personal FIREWORKS, PLEASE READ THE RULES posted below and please do not discharge fireworks into the ocean, dunes, bay or lakes. Stay healthy everyone…
As of July 2, WA State Parks issued a further Burn Ban

Burn Ban in effect at all Washington State Parks

July 2, 2021 8:00 AM

Effective July 2, and until further notice, all state parks and ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area are under a Level 3 or higher burn ban. With extreme hot and dry conditions affecting the entire state, the campfire ban is necessary to help prevent accidental wildfires. A Level 3 Burn Ban prohibits the use of wood or charcoal fires, but propane fire pits are allowed. Level 4 prohibits open flame of any type. For more information on Burn Bans, see our news release at this LINK or visit www.parks.state.wa.us/Campfires
IMPORTANT TO KNOW – The beaches on the peninsula are part of the Seashore Conservation Area – no charcoal or wood fires on the beach during this ban.

HOWEVER…this year we have something new and fun to do July 2, 3 & 4 πŸ™‚

4th of July Photos flyer

Ocean Park Area Chamber Members on the north end of the peninsula (and a few spots throughout Pacific County) along with other local businesses will have red, white & blue patriotic decorations festooning their storefronts! Get your family and friends together and take photos in front of as many decorated locations as you want, then post them on our new Instagram account using #OCEANPARKAREAFOURTH! Along the way you may find several brand new (to you) shops, restaurants, lodging or business spots…check us out while becoming the new Instagram sensation!

Many shops, lodgings, dining and business locations in the villages of Ocean Park, Nahcotta, Oysterville, Surfside and Klipsan Beach have decorated for Independence Day. Here are some that have done a bit more…

Forgotten Treasures Antiques & Collectibles Mall ~ 1910 Bay Ave
Adelaide’s Coffee House & Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop ~ 1401 Bay Ave
Cedar to Surf Campground ~ 20803 Pacific Highway
Ocean Beach Hospital Medical Clinic (windows 2nd story) right above the Ocean Park Clock ~ Bay Ave & Vernon
Ocean Park Resort ~ 25904 R Street
Hearing Aid Center ~ 1715 Bay Ave #2
Ocean Park Area Chamber Office ~ 1715 Bay Ave #1
Peninsula Moose Lodge #2632 ~ 25915 U Street
Beach Home Old & New Booth #13 ~ 1910 Bay Ave
Jack’s Country Store ~ 26006 Vernon
Beach Barons Car Club ~ cruising through town in decorated classic cars


Please help us to make this a safe and FUN 4th of July weekend.

When we can have the parade again…here’s what you will see!


Every year Ocean Park hosts a 4th of July Parade that brings families from Washington and neighboring states to participate in the Independence Day celebration. Kid’s bicycles are decorated in red, white & blue, there are fire trucks galore, an official flyover by the Coast Guard, family decorated floats, and many of the spectacular classic cars from the Beach Baron’s Car Club. You won’t believe the maneuvers of Okie’s Shopping Cart Drill Team and not to missed is the free sidewalk chalk handed out by Peninsula Arts Association with the encouragement to “make art” on the streets! A good time is had by all at a very special family town parade!


The parade starts at 1 pm and proceeds from U Street, to Bay Avenue, to Vernon, ending at 256rh Lane, traveling right through the heart of our village. 

4th of july 2019 trio of dogs

Everyone will be able to take part in the parade!

The parade committee encourages community participation in this well-loved, family-appropriate celebration.  Applications and rules for participation will be posted well in advance of the parade…we are hoping for 2022.

Please remember, for the safety of children along the route, no candy, gifts or literature may be thrown from cars or floats.  We hope to see you all at the parade as we honor our country’s Independence Day.

Art in the Park is being revamped

To replace Art in the Park, the Port of Peninsula will sponsor an Art in Ocean Park event. Fall of 2021 is the target date…information on how to participate and dates will be posted as soon as they are available. We are really looking forward to this new opportunity for the many talented local artists to show their work! Did you know our area is, and has been for decades, an artist colony?

Note: The Chamber is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization.  The Executive Board of OPACC has determined that Chamber sponsored events such as: the July 4th Parade, Art in the Park, the NW Garlic Festival, and other such sponsored events, will not allow political candidates to participate, or political party materials be displayed. Those holding current government positions are welcome.  We reserve the right to remove such participants and/or materials either prior to assembly/set-up, at assembly/set-up or at any time during the event.

Sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce