Here’s are the updates for Portland Oregon area Fourth of July fireworks, parades, and events, including the Waterfront Blues Festival over the Willamette River, Oaks Park Pepsi Fireworks Spectacular, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, and others. Note: I post these as a courtesy only. Make sure you check the event websites for any updates before you head out.
PORTLAND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
Portland: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – July 3-6. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR. Features live performances by artists like Simon Tucker Band, Rose City Kings, Tevis Hodge, JR, Blind Boy Paxton, Margo Tufo, and many more. Fireworks are on July 4 at 10pm over the Willamette River. Tickets are $10 per person. 4-day Festival passes $60 and up.
Portland: Oaks Park Pepsi Fireworks Spectacular – July 4-5. Oaks Park Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR. Admission is $5 for 16 and over, $2 for under 16, $3 for seniors 62 and up. Park is open 10am-12 midnight. Rides start at 12pm, live entertainment all day, fireworks at dusk.
Corbett: Oregon Fun Fest – July 4. Corbett, OR. Pancake breakfast at 7am. Parade at 10am. Car Cruise at 10:30am. Parade at 11am from Springdale to Corbett. Inflatables, music, vendors, and fun in East County 12pm-8pm. Tickets $10. Fireworks at dusk. Corbett Grade School, 35800 East Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR.
Coos Bay: 4th Of July in Mingus Park Family Fun Day – July 4. Mingus Park in Coos Bay, OR. Fishing ponds, face painting, FREE swimming, family competitions, clowns, kids entertainment, horse viewing & petting, Boy Scouts, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs. Crafts and goodie bags, food available, and much more. Live entertainment includes “Endless” and the “Lab Band”. Fireworks and Concert in the Sky. Fireworks at dusk by the waterfront.
Estacada: Timber Festival — July 4. Parade at 10am. Best viewing spots are on Main Street and Broadway. Gates open at 12 noon. Timber events start at 1pm, and include log rolling, tree climbing, sawing, horse pulling demos and axe throwing competitions. Live country music at 7pm. Fireworks at 10pm. Bring a blanket or chairs. On-site parking $10 with free entry, Walk-ins $5 per person 11 and over
Hood River: Hood River Independence Day — July 4. Parade at 10am at Pacific and 12th Streets, followed by a barbecue, patriotic music and family activities at Jackson Park. Fireworks at 10pm over the Port of Hood River. Downtown, Jackson Park and the Port of Hood River, Hood River, OR.
North Plains: North Plains Fourth of July Celebration – July 4. North Plains, OR. Pancake breakfast at 7am at the North Plains Senior Center. Parade at 2pm. A full day of activities, including games, entertainment, a car show, colonial competitions, and more. Fireworks at 10pm.
Port Orford: 4th of July Jubilee — July 4-5. Two full days of events in Port Orford, OR. Parade at 11am starting at Sea Breeze Florist. Other activities include, dinghy races, live entertainment, flower show, beer garden, kid’s carnival, and more. Fireworks at dusk at Battle Rock Park.
Silverton: July 3rd Celebration at The Oregon Garden — July 3. Pre-Independence Day fireworks show over the hill west of the Oregon Garden Resort’s main lodge. Best viewed from the Oregon Garden’s Silverton Market Garden and the Axis Garden. After 6pm, admission is free for everyone for the fireworks. A donation of $5 per family is suggested to help cover the cost of the fireworks. Fireworks at approximately 10pm. Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR. Earlier in the day a celebration, from 9am to 6pm, features Live Music: 6 – 8pm Dead Wood Standing of Silverton, playing loud, fast Americana with a slight garage rock/punk vibe; 8 – 10pm JSwift Band of Salem, playing a mix of modern country with alternative and classic rock influences. Admission is $5 – $11, free for children (4 & under), Silverton Residents, and Garden Members.
NEARBY IN WASHINGTON
Ridgefield WA: 4th of July Celebration – July 4. Pancake breakfast at Ridgefield Community Center, 7am. Fun Runs starting at 8am. Pet & Kid Pre-Parade starting on Main St, 10:15am. 4th of July Parade starting on Main St, 11am. BBQ at Abram’s Park, 12pm. At Ridgefield Refuge Overlook Park there will be games, entertainment, face painting, pie eating contest, coaster car derby, and dancing in the park from 12pm-6pm. Fireworks atw 10pm.
Vancouver WA: Independence Day at Fort Vancouver – July 4. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA. Gates open at 8am, tickets $5 advance, $7 at gate. Entertainment starts at noon and features live music, hands-on activities, traditional kids’ games: three-legged races, egg tosses, water balloon fights and more. Kids’ Patriotic Parade at 4pm along the Park Access Rd. Fireworks 10:05pm.
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