Have a Spectacular 4th of July in Portland
Instead of shelling out a bunch of money to buy your own fireworks, enjoy cheap and free Portland 4th of July events. Many of the events listed below have a whole day of fun activities, games, and live music and entertainment your whole family will enjoy.
The list is broken into Portland 4th of July events and events that are a short drive from Portland. Not all events are on July 4 so be sure to check the date. Have a safe, fun and patriotic holiday!
Events in Portland
Waterfront Blues Festival Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks at 10 p.m. The fireworks are FREE if viewed from areas outside the festival, such as the waterfront, bridges, rose garden or near OHSU on Terwilliger.
4th of July Spectacular
Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Fireworks at dusk.) Prices are $6, 16-61; $3, 15 and younger; and $4, 62 and older. Parking is free.
Events near Portland
Star Spangled Parade and Celebration
The parade and festivities start at 10 a.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. and can be seen from George Rogers Park Upper Ballfield and Millennium Plaza Park. This event is FREE.
Corbett Fun Fest
Wednesday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.). The price for the festival is $10.
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Wednesday, July 4 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. (Fireworks at 10:05 p.m.). This FREE event does have a parking fee of $10.
West Linn Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4. The FREE event is from 6 to 11 p.m. (Fireworks at dusk.)
Oregon Garden Fireworks Celebration
Head to the gardens on Tuesday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Fireworks at 10 p.m.) Adults, $12; Kids 12-17, $9; and ages 5-11, $6.
Estacada Timber Festival
On Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Fireworks at 10 p.m.) Estacada has a festival full of activities. Adults, $5; kids 8 and under free; and parking $10.
July 4 tip: If you are lighting off your own fireworks, check the City of Portland’s site to ensure your fireworks are legal.