From vibrant parades and festive activities for all ages, to stunning fireworks displays lighting up the night sky there’s no better place to be than our beautiful region to celebrate America’s 254 years of independence. Adventures await!

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  • Oaks Park: Join the Fourth of July Spectacular event at Oaks Park for thrill rides, picnicking, midway fun, and an impressive fireworks display. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, and admission includes unlimited rides.  Time: Noon-midnight. Location: Oaks Park, 7805 S.E Oaks Park Way. Tickets: $37 for ages 3 and older.

  • Waterfront Blues Festival: Experience four days of music at the Waterfront Blues Festival, culminating in a stunning fireworks show over the Willamette River on Tuesday night. Enjoy free viewing from various locations on both sides of the river. Headlining acts include Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, and Los Lonely Boys. Dates: Saturday-Tuesday, July 1-4. Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park. 

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  • Beaverton Oak Hills Parade and Fireworks: Join the Oak Hills neighborhood for a community parade, followed by live music, hot dogs, shaved ice, and a fireworks display in the green space. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.  Time: Parade around noon, food and music from 6:30 p.m. Location: Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 N.W. 153rd Ave., Beaverton. Donations encouraged. 

  • Happy Valley Family Festival: Celebrate with a street parade, live entertainment, carnival games, inflatable play structures, vendors, and a fireworks display at dusk in Happy Valley Park. Time: Noon-10 p.m. Location: Happy Valley Park, 13770 S.E. Ridgecrest Road. 

  • Hillsboro Rotary Parade: Don’t miss the annual Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Hillsboro Rotary with support from the City of Hillsboro. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Downtown Hillsboro. 

  • Lake Oswego Fourth of July Celebration: Join in the festivities at Lake Oswego with the Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast at George Rogers Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Then, head over to Millennium Plaza in Downtown Lake Oswego at 10 a.m. for the vibrant street parade staging area. The celebration continues until 1 p.m. with delightful floats, musical entertainment, mouthwatering food vendors, face painting, and an exciting pie-eating contest. 

  • The Old Fashioned Fourth at Tigard High School: Experience a nostalgic Fourth of July celebration at Tigard High School football field. Enjoy kids’ games, food vendors, live music, and a fireworks show that begins around 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.  Location: Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road. 

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  • CANCELLED DUE TO TRAGIC TUNNEL 5 FIRE 🙁 Hood River Fireworks Show: Park yourself at the Hood River Events Site or one of the nearby parks to witness a spectacular fireworks display over the Hood River. The show begins around 10 p.m. Location: Portway Avenue. 
  • The Dalles Fort Dalles Event: Join the Fort Dalles event in The Dalles for a day filled with community breakfast, a fun run, a hometown parade (starting at 10 a.m.), live music in downtown, and a dazzling fireworks show at 10 p.m. 

  • Canby Independence Day Celebration: Explore the streets of downtown Canby, bustling with vendors, arts and crafts booths, and information stalls by local nonprofit organizations. Be sure not to miss the street parade, car show, and children’s activities at Wait Park. The day concludes with fireworks at dusk at Trost Elementary. . Location: Various venues in Canby. 

  • Molalla Buckeroo: Prepare for four days of rodeo excitement, live music, carnival games and rides, a golf tournament, parades, pancake breakfast, and much more at the Molalla Buckeroo Grounds. Various times from Saturday to Tuesday, July 1-4. Location: 815 Shirley St, Molalla. Tickets start at $10.

  • Ashland Fourth of July Parade: Experience the charm of an old-fashioned Fourth of July parade in Ashland, featuring the theme “We Thrive Together.” The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, meandering through downtown Ashland. After the parade, make your way to Litha Park for a vibrant celebration filled with vendor booths, live music, engaging family activities, a thrilling jet flyover, and other exciting attractions. Don’t miss out on the festivities that continue until 7:30 p.m. 

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  • Seaside Fourth of July Celebration: Immerse yourself in one of the largest fireworks shows on the West Coast during Seaside’s spectacular Fourth of July Celebration. The festivities commence with a vibrant festival parade at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, taking place along Broadway Street. As the sun sets, prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking fireworks display over the magnificent ocean, starting at approximately 10 p.m.

  • Yachats La De Da Parade and Fireworks: Indulge in a whimsical experience filled with imaginative people-powered fun, beginning at noon. As the day unfolds, witness the awe-inspiring fireworks launched over the mouth of the Yachats River at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Join in the festivities and revel in the magical atmosphere.

  • Newport Lincoln County Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July: Join the lively celebrations at the Lincoln County Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July event in Newport. Enjoy free admission to a wide range of fair events, excluding the rodeo performances, throughout the holiday weekend. From Friday to Sunday, experience NPRA-sanctioned rodeo events, accompanied by free live music, captivating 4-H exhibits, and engaging family entertainment. The festivities take place at Lincoln County Commons, located at 633 N.E. Third St.

  • Rockaway Beach Fourth of July: Start your day in Rockaway Beach with a vibrant parade at 11 a.m., showcasing the community’s spirit and creativity. Afterward, immerse yourself in the holiday fun, including a delightful bake sale, entertaining dachshund races, and a thrilling fun run. As the day comes to a close, gather at Ocean’s Edge Park to witness a mesmerizing fireworks show illuminating the night sky at dusk. Join in the excitement and create lasting memories. The festivities take place on Tuesday at Rockaway’s Ocean’s Edge Park.

  • Astoria/Warrenton Fourth of July Celebration: The northern Oregon coast will be bustling with excitement during the holiday weekend. Enjoy a free concert of patriotic music by the North Coast Symphonic Band at 7 p.m. on July 3, held at the Liberty Theater in Astoria. On the Fourth of July, downtown Warrenton becomes a hub of festivities, featuring a lively parade, a captivating car show, a mouthwatering barbecue, and more, commencing at 3 p.m. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m. over the picturesque Columbia River in Astoria.

  • Lincoln City Fireworks Spectacular: Delight in the breathtaking annual fireworks show that transforms the skies above Siletz Bay into a kaleidoscope of vivid colors and sparkling lights. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of live music and tantalizing food vendors in the Taft District. The festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, with access at Southwest 51st Street. 

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