Fourth of July fireworks show
2023 details to be determined…
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 and north. Not within the city.
- Fireworks must be at least 100 feet away of the dune grass toward the ocean.
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.
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.
2022 tide update
39 thoughts on “Fourth of July fireworks show”
So after the show are we allowed to set off our own fireworks?
You can set them off July 2nd and 3rd noon to 11pm and on the 4th from noon to midnight.
Where is the fireworks show location? And what time approximately does it begin?
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
We don’t plan on camping on the beach but willl have an RV. Is it ok to park it on the beach?
Yes, just be careful of soft sand and rising tides.
Can we bring a RV and park higher up away from the tide during night time? Does it cost or would we get fined if we are parked there?
Do people often stay parked over night on the beach the night of the 4th?
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.
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.
Do think ocean shores will be open by then? 🤞🤞
Hey I’m wondering the same thing I’m really hoping so I’m so excited
Will this event continue in 2020?
Will this event happen this year 2020?
Nobody knows yet.
I just call the Quinault and as of today they are still working with the city to see if they can still have the event. Let’s cross our fingers they can still have it.
Thanks for the update!
Even if the Quinalt cannot have their show, it looks as though personal fireworks and vehicles on the beach are allowed. Am I reading this right?
That’s what it looks like.
I am 60 years old and plan on being at the beach on the 4th but will need to stay in my van and leave the beach in the morning. My night vision is poor. I cannot afford a motel for the night. Where should I plan on parking to rest until morning?
Hotel parking lots or the public bathroom parking just up the beach approaches maybe. Just don’t camp on the beach. Many people try that and end up in the water when high tide comes up.
So READY!!! I own a lot in OS since 2009 and we look forward to this weekend every year. I hope everyone follows protocol to stay safe and most importantly have fun
This year is coming quick can’t wait who’s ready
TIDE UPDATE: I think the info originally posted by OSFD & OSPD are inaccurate in regards to the time. Low tide is 6:41Pm on the 4th with high tide occurring at 12:55am on the 5th. So the tide will actually be moving up the beach during the most populated time on the 4th.
Wow good catch.
Another successful 4th of July……. Till next year
Who is ready for another 4th of July at the beach?
No one? Just me, lol…..
Yeah! Going to be the biggest 4th ever!
It definitely could be, with COVID restrictions easing, could be HUGE!!!!
Are we going to be talking about 2022, this year?
Low tide this year, that will help out all the flow leaving the beach. Although it does create an additional 6 lanes of travel it seems
Is the beach open to the public on July 5th? Not for fireworks, but just for family fun? Asking because I know there will be crews cleaning.
Yes it is.
Can u camp on the beach the night of the fourth???
Just North of the Casino and right before dark, we are launching about 16000 Saturn missiles at the same time. Absolutely nuts!!! Come and watch!
Will that be on the 4th or the 3rd?