Fourth of July & Fireworks

Celebrate our country's independence with the best fireworks displays and parades around!

Have a suggestion? - Does your community hold a great 4th of July event? Or maybe you have tips on how to best watch the huge fireworks displays? We'd love to add it to this list. Please email with as much info as possible (description, website, etc).
Please note that only events that are either free or $10 or less per person will be listed.


Free 4th of July Concert Festival

Date: July 4
Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Hillsboro Shute Park
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Free 4th of July Concert and Festival presented by Alive Christian Church! Great live Christian rock and blues bands all afternoon and evening! Free Hotdogs! Large inflatables and family activities. Games, contests, prizes, giveaways, and more! Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and celebrate Independence Day in beautiful Shute Park!

Tigard Fourth of July Celebration

Date: July 4
Time: 6:00 PM - Dusk
Location: Tigard High School
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Clowns, live music, kids' games, police and fire vehicles. It’s back for the 18th year—plan to attend the Middle of Millen Drive Independence Day Parade to take part in the fun and excitement of a hometown parade! Gather the entire family, a lawn chair or blanket and take a seat curbside for parade floats, horses, music and more! The parade always begins at 4 p.m. on the 4th of July. The starting point is 9255 SW Millen Drive, by Tigard High School and the entrance to Cook Park.

St. Paul Parade & Fireworks

Date: July 4
Time: Parade at 10:00 AM and Fireworks at Dusk
Location: Downtown St. Paul
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Each evening is topped off with a spectacular fireworks display following the rodeo performance. This festive display is indicative of the energy and pride exhibited within the community as it celebrates this most patriotic of holidays. Fireworks are set off on the West side of town and can be seen from just about anywhere in town.

Sandy Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show

Date: July 4
Time: Dusk
Location: Sandy Cinema

The annual 4th of July Fireworks Show will again be out near the Sandy Cinema this year. The event is sponsored by Clackamas County Bank and will begin approximately at dusk.

4th of July Spectacular

Date: July 4
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 Midnight
Location: Oaks Park
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Portland's favorite 4th of July celebration is at Oaks Amusement Park! A full day of fun awaits as you count down to our famous fireworks display over the mighty Willamette River. Rides, roller skating, picnic grounds, carnival games, go carts, and miniature golf open all day! Gate Fees: 16-61 years old $5.00, 62 years and older $3.00, 15 years and younger $2.00

North Plains 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4
Time: 9 am to 10:30 pm
Location: North Plains OR
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Old-Fashioned Fourth - Colonial Celebration. You’re invited to downtown North Plains on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a patriotic adventure that will take you back in time - a Colonial Celebration, John Adams style. Don your powdered wigs and make ready to traverse through the Thirteen Interactive Colonial Stations. Try your hand at 18th Century Challenges & Competitions. This free Patriotic Celebration will include a Cruisin’ Thru Time Car Show, a Patriotic Parade, live music, delicious food, and will end with the Grand Illumination Fireworks Display followed by Taps. Please join us in honoring the birth of our nation and remembering the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Molalla Centennial Giant Street Parade

Date: July 4
Time: 9:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Molalla

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Join us for the annual Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade. Starting with the 3rd annual Freedom 5K Run.

Lake Oswego Star Spangled Celebration

Date: July 4
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Millennium Plaza Park, Lake Oswego
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Enjoy a wonderful event after the Star Spangled Parade! This Independence Day Celebration includes live music, face-painting, balloon animals and a pie-eating contest. Plus, treat yourself to an All-American meal.

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver

Date: July 4
Time: Noon - 10:30 PM
Location: Fort Vancouver
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Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America has something fun for everyone! Spend the day kicking back on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site, grab the kids and enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day!

Celebrating over 50 years of providing our community with an exceptional fireworks display – and the best is yet to come! Using state of the art fireworks synchronized to music, the 2014 display will once again be launched from Pearson Field, providing attendees an amazing and exciting fireworks show. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the gate. Kids ages 12 and under FREE!

Hillsboro 4th of July Parade

Date: July 4
Time: 10:00am
Location: Downtown Hillsboro
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The Hillsboro Rotary Club presents the Hillsboro 4th of July Parade "Celebrating the American Dream" this Friday, July 4th in Downtown Hillsboro. The parade begins at 10:00 am and will last for about 2 hours. This great parade is not only a Hillsboro, but a family tradition you won't want to miss. Join the thousands of residents lining the streets to cheer along the parade participants. Fun for the entire family!! Begins at Hare Field and follows Grant to 2nd Street to Main Street to 10th Street and back to Hare Field

Happy Valley Fantastic 4th

Date: July 4
Time: Dusk
Location: Happy Valley Park
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It’s going to be a star spangled spectacle celebrating America’s independence, so grab your blankets and find a spot at Happy Valley Park on Friday, July 4th for the city’s fantastic fireworks show that will begin at dusk. The fireworks display follows a full day of 4th of July festivities and live entertainment in Happy Valley Park located at 13770 SE Ridgecrest Road in Happy Valley.

General Canby Day

Date: July 4
Time: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Location: Downtown Canby
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Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 7:00. At 10:00 the King and Queen are introduced and officially start the festivities. Stroll through the 70 plus food and crafts booths that surround Wait Park, visit the car show, let the kids put together a free craft and make a tie-dye t-shirt. Take the kids to the Kids Korner for an old fashion school carnival. Have a hamburger or hot dog lunch with an ice cream bar for desert at the General Canby Day/Boy Scout booth. Walk thru the Classic Car Show and head over to the huge book sale at the Library. Find a spot to watch the parade at 2:00, take in a wiener dog race or two, play some bingo and end the day by watching the fireworks at Trost School at 10:00 pm. There is no admission charge and parking is free but limited.

Estacada Timber Festival

Dates: July 4 - 6
Time: Parade: 10am, Festival: Noon
Location: Timber Park - Estacada
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Corbett Fun Fest

Date: July 4 & 5
Time: 7:00am to Dusk
Location: Corbett Middle School/Hight School
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A full day of activities, a pancake breakfast, the old fashioned parade, cruise-in, a full line up of music, field games, a talent show, kids arts & crafts tent, the same great elephant ears, a generational queens court and other hometown entertainment for everyone plus the only fireworks show in East county. (It also happens to be the third largest fireworks display in the Portland metro area.) Wristband Ticket Price of $10.00 per entry or purchase online before the event. ( Infants 3 & under free.)

Hood River Independence Day Festivities

Date: July 4
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location: Front Street - Hood River
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Hood River's Independence Day Festivities None Date: 7/4/2014 Time: 7:00 am - 10:30 pm Location: Odell & Hood River The Cranmer-Kollas Memorial Run/Walk (7 miles) from Odell at the Fire Station to Jackson Park in Hood River starts at 9 a.m. and is a timed-race with an entry fee. The walk (no fee)starts one hour earlier at 8 a.m. The Hood River Lions Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Pacific and 12th Sts. Registration with a $10.00 entry fee begins at 8:30 a.m. at 8th Street and Eliot Drive.

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

Dates: July 3 - July 6
Time: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park
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Jam-packed days of music followed by Oregon's largest firework display on July 4th up close and personal! Festival entrance is a suggested donation of $10 (or more if you are able) per person, per day (including children). Donations help support the Oregon Food Bank.