Parades, red, white and blue J-ELLO (you know you secretly love it), flags and fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations around the country. This year, things are different. With COVID-19, social distancing mandates caused all firework displays, Fourth of July parades, festivals and events to be regrettably cancelled. When the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino found out their firework permits would not be approved, they were determined to provide beachgoers with some July 4 entertainment in Grays Harbor. Working feverishly, they were able to come up with a safe and fun alternative, a laser light show on July 4, at approximately 10:00 p.m. (when it’s dark).
Due to social distancing, the show will take place outside the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino’s main parking. You can park in the parking lot or the beach to watch. Viewers are asked to stay in their cars. “We are encouraging a safe 4th of July, drive-in style celebration,” says Mark Palmer, marketing director for Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. The show will last for approximately 25 minutes.
The laser light show is going to be a fun, rock out festival that the whole family will love. If you have never been to a laser show, you are missing out! The concentrated laser lights are able to create incredible light effects, including designs, that coordinate with the music. Agility AVL out of Fife, Washington, is providing the show at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. Agility AVL is known for their spectacular shows using “out of the box” thinking to create an experience that is truly memorable. They have done staging and effects for some big names, including SugarLand, WFC80, and numerous events throughout Southwest Washington.
A positive to a laser light show is no big booms or loud whistles to scare the dog or young children, so you can bring the entire family! Just tune your car radio to Sunny 102.1 FM and listen to the coordinated patriotic music provided by Jodesha Broadcasting. You get to control how loud it is so the whole family can enjoy.
Stay and Play at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Things are stressful right now and maybe you just need a mini-vacation that’s not far from home. Come early and stay Friday night through Saturday night for a fun holiday weekend. Rooms are filling fast, so reserve yours today by calling 888-461-2214.
They also have a couple of specials in their eating venues, which are open to limited capacity, including All You Can Eat Crab and a mouth-watering prime rib.
“We are still practicing all necessary safety standards to protect our guests,” assures Palmer. “We are encouraging physical distancing while here at the resort, non-evasive temperature checks and I.D. verification at all entries, masks are required at entry, hand sanitizer stations throughout the property, and an increase in team members working in our Keep it Clean Crew.”
The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Fourth of July laser light show will be a stress-free, fun family evening that we can all use right now. So, grab your red-white-and-blue masks, flags, and glow sticks and head to the beach for a fun Fourth of July you will remember long after this pandemic is a thing of the past. No need to cook, come early and have a bite to eat first!
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Laser Light Show
78 WA-115, Ocean Shores
July 4, 10:00 p.m. (or when dark enough)