The 4th of July is not my favorite holiday, mainly because of the loud explosions that go on several days before the 4th. The loud booming noises always frighten our two dogs and it is very upsetting to them. You can purchase your own fireworks for the family celebration at Firework tents along Hwy 101. The Fireworks display sponsored by the City of Newport are pretty spectacular and it is enjoyable to gather with friends to watch them.
There are other things to do on the 4th of July in the Newport area like the 4th of July Parade at Gleneeden, located just a few miles North of Newport. There is also a 4th of July concert at the Newport High School starting at 4 pm with doors open at 3pm. It’s hard to say when the fireworks display start because it depends on when it is dusk but usually around 9:30 pm. There are low tides on the 4th of July so calming is always a favorite activity, which is what we chose to do this morning.
First we soak the clams in salt water with cornmeal to clean them out and this is how we cook and prepare them for dinner.