Port Orford Jubilee

Fourth of July in Port Orford is what everyone imagines a small town celebration should be.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Buffington Park
Warm up is at 7:30 am.

Pinehurst boat launch to 12th Street boat launch
Calling all canoes, kayaks, catamarans, paddle boards and other watercraft! Line up starts at 8:30 am.

Corner of 9th Street and Highway 101
Featuring locally grown produce and locally produced wares. Music, food, community.

94179 Allen Boice Drive, Langlois
Outside dance party/picnic with Arch Rock Brewing Co. beer garden, and Angelina’s food truck with tacos and burritos. Come join us at the Langlois Cheese Factory outside stage where special guest Jeff Torrance will kick off the fun at 2 pm, and Sly & Co. starts at 3 pm. Kids 17 and under are FREE. $10/adult. Get tickets here. Poster here.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

One club of your choice. One tennis ball. One rule: No visible cheating. Tee off at Hubbard Creek Beach. Finish Line at Battle Rock Wayside Park. $10 donation to play. Proceeds benefit the J.R. Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

325 6th Street (old ‘Pitches’)
Entry fee.  Toss an empty keg the furthest and win a prize.

Buffington Park
Looking for a few more players, ages 9 to 14.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Dock Beach on Dock Road
No entry fee.  Prizes awarded at 10:30 am.

American Legion Hall, 421 11th Street
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, juice, coffee. All you can eat! Adults: $8. Children 6 – 13: $6. Children 5 and under are free. Proceeds support local scholarships.

Battle Rock Wayside Park
Food, vendors, music and fun all day long.

The parade starts at the corner of Idaho and 19th Streets. The parade route goes south on Highway 101 from 19th Street to 8th Street.
2022 Jubilee Queen: Thelma Belcher
2022 Grand Marshal: Dutch Heinauer
2022 Jubilee Theme Contest Winner: Sue Sweet

Coastal Swag, 1717 Oregon Street.
Indoor outdoor local vendors including McKuster Creations, Busch Ranch, Henna, Crystal Healer, Psychic Medium, Tarot Reader. Poster here.

Corner of 9th Street and Highway 101
Serving traditional Fourth of July sandwiches. Fryer going, espresso and more.

Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art vehicles, engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Susan Pittman is spearheading the creation of the Port Orford Fourth of July Kinetic Sculpture Race. This first year is a demonstration race. Find out more.

Demonstration race route: Starts at corner of 8th and Idaho Streets. North on Idaho then Arizona Street. West to Paradise Point. South along beach towards Agate Beach. Across Garrison Lake to the 12th Street boat ramp.

1738 Oregon Street
Donations welcome.  Proceeds benefit local Meals for Neighbors and the Port Orford Fire Department.

Battle Rock Wayside Park
Two-person teams will row out to a marker and back.  Two laps per person, four laps per team.

Happy Tails Pet Supplies, 1634 Oregon Street
No entry fee.  Prizes awarded.  Animals of all shapes and sizes welcome.  Sponsored by Beaver Rickel and Happy Tails Pet Supplies.

On July 4, at 2:00 p.m., Cape Blanco Heritage Society will hold the 19th Annual Jerry Can Races near the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum in the Port Orford Heads State Park. This activity reflects a tough task of the U.S. Coast Guard men who served at this rescue station from 1934 to 1970.

Jerry cans are military fuel cans. Why are they called “jerry cans”? During World War II, British soldiers in North Africa noted that the Germans’ fuel cans were better: They did not split when falling off a truck. The British adopted the German design and called them Jerry cans. (“Jerry” was a nickname used by the British to refer to German soldiers.)

During the early days of the Lifeboat Station, the Coast Guard men — known as “Coasties” — carried fuel from the main station to the boathouse, located in Nellie’s Cove, 280 feet down a staircase of more than 530 steps. They carried the fuel in five-gallon cans, one in each hand. Each can weighed 42 pounds.

To honor this work, Cape Blanco Heritage Society welcomes people to its Jerry Can Races. Two-person relay teams will carry two Jerry cans — one in each hand — over a 50-yard course. Winners will be determined by the fastest time in each class. Classes are determined by the combined ages of the team members, in a men’s division (42-pound cans) division, a women’s division (20-pound cans), and a couples division. Contestants must be at least 16 years of age. The overall winners will receive two fares for Wilderness Whitewater trip length of their choice from Jerry’s Rogue Jet Boats.

Race Entry Form

For more information on the Cape Blanco Heritage Society, visit capeblancoheritagesociety.com or call 541-253-7565.

Buffington Park
Youth and adult prizes for the best tricks/runs. Trailblaze Slackline to try out.

3rd Place: Luxe 1/2″ & wedge risers
2nd Place: Riptide KranK 87a barrel bushings
1st Place: Pink P-52 wheels
3rd Place: Retro Invertz wheels
2nd Place: Abec11 Freeride wheels
1st Place: Surf-Rodz + Double Lucky edition 139mm precision trucks

Buffington Park
Magnetic Fishing, Ring Toss, Piñatas, Bag Throw, Potato Sack Races, Chalk Art. Thank you recognition. Bubbles, hoola hoops and jump ropes to play with.

Jackson Street between Highway 101 and 5th Street

Located in the south part of town at participating businesses with live music at Seabreeze Florist featuring Blue Ramble, Dry Spell, & Swerv. A raffle with one big prize from the participating businesses: Crazy Norwegian, POPS, The Dive, and Port Orford Sustainable Seafood. The Dive’s taco truck will be slanging tacos, POSS will be selling fish and ceviche, Crazy’s will be doing shrimp cocktails, and oysters. It’s gonna be one heck of a good time!

Poster here.

Battle Rock Wayside Park
The Grand Finale to our Celebration!  Under the direction of the Port Orford Volunteer Fire Department.

Due to increased rules and regulations, the beach from Battle Rock to Hubbard Creek will be closed on July 4th from 3 pm until the Fire Department leaves at midnight.  This closure will be strictly enforced.

Rock On Port Orford!

The Rock On Port Orford #ROPO group paints rocks and hides them all over town. When you find a painted rock, post a picture on their Facebook page. Keep the rock or re-hide it. If you find this 2022 Jubilee Prize Rock, take it to Coastal Swag for a prize!

Port Orford Jubilee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides funding and coordination of the annual Fourth of July celebration in Port Orford. The Port Orford Jubilee Fireworks display is awesome, but expensive! Your donation is tax-deductible and much appreciated. Sale of our Jubilee gear and 50/50 raffle tickets benefit the Fireworks.

Port Orford Jubilee
PO Box 365
Port Orford, Oregon 97465