Memorial Day weekend events mean great getaways to your favorite beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon offers a full weekend of events to help you celebrate this most sacred of American holidays.
When you stay at beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon over Memorial Day weekend your only problem will be choosing which thing to do and which to miss.
Habitat for Humanity will organize a Home and Garden Show at the Chinook Winds Casino & Resort. At the Salishan Marketplace an Artisan Faire and Farmers Market will bring the best of local and regional farmers and artisans to you. Both venues are within an easy drive from Oregon coast beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.
Live performances will continue continuously. Concerts at nearby venues plus a theatrical performance by Theatre West will keep you entertained and relaxed.
Naturally, the nature never disappoints all around beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has excellent weather all year for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, or cooking out at the beach.
But perhaps the best reason to book your Oregon vacation beach rentals for Memorial Day is the annual Fleet of Flowers.
This touching tribute began in 1945. A troller got caught in a nasty storm. Two local fishermen put out to attempt a rescue mission, but the waves and the storm proved too strong. Both men lost their lives while trying to save others. Ever since then, local fishermen, the local authorities, and anyone else who wishes to take part, have offered a remembrance.
The event has expanded to include not just those two heroic men, but all those lost at sea. In time the event came to take on the larger significance of Memorial Day, honoring all those who gave their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms.
Dozens of boats participate, festooned with flowers. They cross under the highway 101 bridge and put out a little way into the ocean, where they arrange themselves in a large circle. Then a military helicopter flies over and lowers a large floral wreath into the water in their midst.
This poignant memorial is a Lincoln City original. It is our little way of keeping alive the memories of those who gave all, whether at sea, land, or air.
So, book your stay at a Lincoln City, Oregon area beach house rental to spend Memorial Day Weekend in this amazing part of our amazing country.