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, 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 and fun holiday!
If you do plan on lighting off your own fireworks, make sure you check the City of Portland’s site to ensure your fireworks are legal.
For the 2020 season, many of the events below have gone virtual or been cancelled. Read the text below each event for the latest information.
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Portland 4th of July Events
Waterfront Blues Festival Fireworks
The Blues Festival is taking its annual fireworks show virtual this year with Blues Fest Broadcast. Tune in as KOIN 6 hosts a two-hour July 4th TV special celebrating some of the most memorable performances from the Waterfront Blues Festival, capped off with a replay of the awe-inspiring fireworks show over the Willamette River.
4th of July Spectacular (CANCELLED)
The 2020 event has been cancelled, but you can take a virtual ride on some of the park's most popular attractions.
Events near Portland
Fort Dalles Fireworks
This year, you can watch the Fort Dalles Fireworks show from the comfort of your home with a livestream on KATU news at 10 p.m.
Star Spangled Parade and Independence Day Illumination
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has taken their yearly celebration virtual with D.I.Y. red, white and blue decor, patriotic cuisine, songs celebrating the U.S.A. and Independence Day games. Check out the digital guide.
Corbett Fun Fest (CANCELLED)
Take a trip our to Corbett for the annual Fun Fest from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival has a full day of entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The price for the festival is $10 and parking is $5. You are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages.
Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular (CANCELLED)
Vancouver's annual 4th of July display is back again. On Thursday, the fireworks at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site start at 10:05 p.m. Admission is FREE, but parking is $10.
Oregon Garden Fireworks Celebration (CANCELLED)
Head to the Oregon Garden on Wednesday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Adults, $12; Kids 12-17, $9; and ages 5-11, $6.
Estacada Timber Festival (CANCELLED)
On Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Estacada has a festival full of activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Adults, $5; kids 8 and under free; and parking $10.
CherryFest NW (DATE CHANGE)
Cherryfest NW has changed its dates for 2020 to July 23-26. More details about the 2020 event are coming soon.
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