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Fourth of July fireworks show

July 4

Free
Fireworks.

Each year Ocean Shores’ beach is lit up with fireworks on the 4th of July and surrounding days. You may actually have a hard time determining where the professional show actually is among all the other thousands of fireworks but if you head toward the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino you will find it.

Fireworks restrictions

Fireworks are only allowed during these times:

  • July 2: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • July 3: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • July 4: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Fireworks are only allowed in these locations:

  • On the beach from the Marine View Drive beach access road and north.
  • Fireworks must be at least 100 feet away of the dune grass toward the ocean.

Tips

Visitors should plan to find a spot on the beach early, many people take a spot in the morning or early afternoon to ensure they have room for that night. Or you can always drive further north of Ocean Shores as the beach is significantly less populated the further north you go.

Most people leave later in the 10 o’clock hour after the majority of the fireworks have happened and the professional show is over which causes huge lines of hundreds of vehicles trying to exit using the few beach access roads. To avoid this simply get out the credit cards earlier in the day and stock up on more fireworks and beer to avoid being part of the crowd leaving while the night is still young.

You’re going to be cold and wind blown and often wet with fog, wear the right clothing.

Each year several dozen dune grass fires are caused by fireworks. The wind comes from the ocean, point your fireworks slightly west toward the ocean to counteract the wind and avoid burning people’s houses down.

If you enjoy your vehicle don’t drive in the soft sand. Also don’t drive in the salt water.

Tides

The tide will change during your time on the beach, each year cars and tents end up in the ocean waves, plan not to be one of them. It is illegal to camp on the beach due to this danger. However, the tide is ideal for 2018 with low tide occurring just after mid-night so the beach area will be expanding during the most popular hours.

 

Details

Date:
July 4
Cost:
Free

Venue

Ocean Shores Beach
2R4H+VR
Ocean Shores, WA 98569 United States
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9 thoughts on “Fourth of July fireworks show

  • July 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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    So after the show are we allowed to set off our own fireworks?

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    • July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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      You can set them off July 2nd and 3rd noon to 11pm and on the 4th from noon to midnight.

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      • May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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        Where is the fireworks show location? And what time approximately does it begin?

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    • July 2, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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      I cannot wait my family goes every single year because my dad and stepmom got married on the 4th of July 10 days later this year on July 14th my dad will turn 70 a whole bunch of our family will be there we will get to the beach in the early afternoon and start setting up I am bringing my long-time guy I have dated off and on for 5 years who’s only been to the ocean one time I cannot wait make sure you come early and set up bring lots of food things to play with have lots of fun family and friends festivities don’t get too drunk don’t smoke too much weed and enjoy the fun and stay safe!! I recommend you bring everything as if you were camping chairs tables rope tarps pop up tents regular tents RVs Vans SUVs anything that you might be comfortable in if you feel like you want to take a nap put your kids down make sure you have stuff to cover your food there’s lots of sand lots of bugs there will be fires. There will also be lots of pets make sure that you have all your animals confined and not running loose on the beach there will be a lot of people lighting off their own fireworks as well

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  • June 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    We don’t plan on camping on the beach but willl have an RV. Is it ok to park it on the beach?

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    • June 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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      Yes, just be careful of soft sand and rising tides.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Do people often stay parked over night on the beach the night of the 4th?

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    • June 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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      Some people do but not many. It’s dangerous due to the tides and it’s illegal to camp on the beach because of the danger.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    This year it would have been great to alter the schedule and allow fireworks on the 3rd, 4th, 5th. Half our family can’t arrive until after work on Friday. In future years, when the 4th falls on a weekday, please take this into consideration and include a weekend night. It’s the best holiday of the year at Ocean Shores, and would be so much more fun if a weekend was included so that the whole family could enjoy it. Thanks so much for allowing us this privilege! It’s great fun.

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