If you haven’t spent the 4th of July on Devils Lake you’ve missed a great way to enjoy the holiday. After you’ve taken advantage of the many activities available in the surrounding communities it’s time to settle in for a spectacular fireworks display on the lake. The open vista of the lake provides a great way to enjoy the many family displays that line the lake’s shore. While some of these display may have used a liberal interpretation of what is a legal firework, there were three residents what sponsored legal, licensed pyrotechnical displays. They were serious in their attempt entertain those on the lake. Whether you were nestled by a campfire making somemores, or on a boat floating in the middle of the lake the display’s were colorful and lengthy. The evening was calm and warm making this one of the most memorable 4th of July’s we’ve had.
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Devils Lake Was Well Represented
This was the first time we attended this 4th of July event down in Gleneden Beach. It was a hoot with homemade floats, local business floats, bikes, bands, veterans, fire trucks all the stuff that makes a great patriotic parade. Of great interest was how Devils Lake was a prominent part of the event. Included in the procession were riders from Green Acres Stables on Rock Creek, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, often seen on the lake, Jim Kusz and the Chicago Fire Boat now used for boater education, and a float occupied by the Devils Lake Red Devils a fixture on the lake some years ago. Take a look at our photo galley to enjoy the festivities.
Residents of Neskowin began their 4th of July morning with a parade around their community ending in a BBQ, book fair, bake sale and award ceremony. While we missed the parade there were hundreds still milling about at the Hawk Creek wayside when we arrived. From all accounts is was a great time culminating in a fireworks display in the evening.
Residents of Sand Point kept up a 42 year history with the annual Forth of July-ish neighborhood parade. Three generations participated in this year’s event featuring bikes, trikes, wagons, and garden carts. Red, white and blue decor made for a patriotic and festive procession. To ensure no challenge was made to the residents of Cloverdale no cows were permitted. Parade organizers were heard to say that the Sand Point parade is likely the only parade circling a two block loop within two miles of the Pacific Ocean, to be found in the continental United States. Please enjoy our photo gallery of this year’s event and the special video we posted on YouTube.
Determined to try new July 4th weekend events we attended the Hoe Down in Cow Town today in Cloverdale. This parade wound through town with a mix of local fare including a colony of bunnies and the infamous Smokey the Bear. The parade is thought to be unique in the country as it is lead by a cow; this year a Holstein named Clover accompanied by Tillamook County Dairy Princess Ambassador, Kristen Kaste. Take a look at our exclusive photos from this year’s event.
There will be several open water events in beautiful Devils Lake at Regatta Park on Sunday, June 19th from 9:00 to 12:30. All races will be on a diamond-shaped course with anticipated 68 to 71 degree water. The opening race will be an 800 or 3,000 meter swim, run concurrently, to be followed by a 400 or 1,500 meter swim, also run concurrently. The last event will be a 1,500 meter standing paddleboard race. These events are open to 2011 United States Master Swimming member swimmers and USA-Swimming member swimmers age 10 and over. For more information on fees, times, rules and regulations for the Open Water Swim, please email Jason Garding, Event Director, at [email protected] or call 541-994-2131.
Please hold Saturday August 6th at 6:00 pm open to come join us for our Third Annual Potluck on the Point. Last year was a great success with some sixty-five residents of Devils Lake in attendance. Come share some great food and fun with your lakeside neighbors. The get together will be hosted by Mitch and Dana Moore at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.
Plan to bring your favorite dish, appetizer, main dish or casserole and join us, with your neighbor and friends for an afternoon of fun. Watch your email for more details and be sure to mark your calendar today!