If you’ve been thinking about booking one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals and finding one of the famous glass floats hidden on the beach, May is your last month to do so before the summer’s done. Colorful works of blown glass art inspired by the old glass floats washed ashore from bygone Japanese fishing vessels are only “dropped” on the beach here between the end of October and Memorial Day. So, now is your chance to take part in the tradition, get a glass float of your own, and find a few more reasons to keep coming back. Keep reading to learn more.
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The Annual Lincoln City Tradition Lives On
Glass Floats on the Beach, Finders Keepers, Special Glass Drops and Float Faeries have been part of an annual tradition along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline for nearly two decades. This year, the first “drop” of hand-blown glass floats took place on October 22nd and, as every year, the last drop will take place on Memorial Day. With each special drop, the volunteer “Float Faeries” set forth during daylight hours to place a series of official floats above the tidal line, all of which have been created and numbered by local artists. You can even have yours registered and receive a Certificate of Authenticity.
A Special Drop for Mother’s Day and More
This year Lincoln City is hosting a “Special Glass Drop in Celebration of Mother’s Day” on Sunday, May 14th that will include 100 additional floats to be carefully placed in safe hiding spots along the beach between Siletz Bay and Roads End. With a selection of luxurious beach vacation rentals Lincoln City really is an ideal setting to treat any mother, and while you’re here for the glass art you might as well enjoy a little extra fun! Whether you’re a mother yourself or celebrating the special mothers in your life, New Mexico Restaurant’s “Mother’s Day Painting Party” will be a treat to enjoy. Stop by the restaurant on Southeast Highway 101 from 4pm to 6pm to enjoy margaritas, munchies and your fill of painting fun for only $40. And don’t worry – complete amateurs are not only welcome but encouraged!
Memorial Day & Closing Weekend Festivities
The Closing Weekend of Finders Keepers will begin on Saturday, May 27thwith another 100 floats dropped and an extra-special, “jumbo” float making its way to the beach in a flurry of activity. Whoever finds the jumbo float will also win a weekend getaway package, so it’s worth your while to get out there early! The weekend will culminate on Monday, May 29th with events including the 72nd Annual Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 11 am in Depoe Bay. Organizers of this Memorial Day event honor the lives of those lost at sea by sailing a fishing fleet adorned with flowers out to sea, followed by a reception.
May is the last month where glass floats will be “dropped” on the beach for finders to keep until this colorful annual tradition begins again next October, and the end of the month is known as the unofficial start of summer. With accommodations ranging from massive family homes to beach condo rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is also a perfect place for travelers to stay. So why not book your holiday rental today?