Have a blast at one of these 4th of July events in and around Portland. Some celebrations have a whole day’s worth of fun activities, games, live music and entertainment your whole family will enjoy.
Portland firework shows and celebrations are held throughout the area. Keep in mind, the use of personal fireworks has been banned in the City of Portland. Save your money and be safe this July 4 by attending one of these firework displays and celebrations.
To stay up to date on what’s happening in our city this summer, join my free daily newsletter.
2023 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations in and around Portland
Waterfront Blues Festival
The Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland hosts the annual fireworks show.
The fireworks display is launched from a barge on the Willamette River, making it viewable from just about anywhere on either side of the river. The show starts at dusk, around 10 p.m., on July 4, 2023.
4th of July Spectacular at Oaks Park
While admission to Oaks Park’s 4th of July event will cost you $37 per person, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy the attraction’s fireworks show from outside the gate. The fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. on July 4.
View the show from Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Willamette Park or Sellwood Riverfront Park. Keep in mind, the parking lots at Oaks Bottom and Willamette parks closes at 10 p.m. so you’ll have to park outside and walk in or take public transit.
Fourth of July Celebration at Bob’s Red Mill
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store is hosting a Fourth of July celebration on Sunday, July 2. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., attend a BBQ with $5 burgers, shaved ice and popcorn. There will be live music by Hans & the Wanted, games, prizes, a watermelon eating contest and classic cars. take a look at the classic cars.
Portland Party Goats will also be on-site from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with four baby goats.
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store is at 5000 SE International Way in Milwaukie.
City of Maywood Park 4th of July
From noon to 5 p.m., the City of Maywood Park is hosting family-friendly events, including a parade, barbecue, pie eating contest, snack shack and games. Head to 3510 NE Maywood Place to join the fun.
Hillsboro Hops Game
After the baseball game against the Vancouver Canadians on July 4 there will be a fireworks show. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 N.E. Century Blvd. in Hillsboro. Tickets start at $8.
There will also be a fireworks display at games on June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 25 and September 8.
Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade
Since 1926, the Hillsboro Rotary Club has hosted the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Hillsboro. The parade will be held at 10 a.m. on July 4. The event is celebrating 100 years of Rotary. The parade starts along NE Grant St., turns onto NE Cornell Rd, E Main St, and then NE 2nd Ave.
4th of July Celebration Concert
Head to Veterans Memorial Park for a concert and activities on July 4. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there’s amily-friendly activities including inflatables, yard games, face painting and free treats. The featured performers are Chris Carpenter & The Collective. Pack a picnic and a blankets and chairs for sitting on the grass. This event is free to attend.
Oak Hills 4th of July Celebration
On July 4, the celebration begins with a fun run followed by a community parade. Entertainment and activities are held throughout the day. Starting at 6:30 p.m., food and beverage carts will be onsite. The fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.
Events are held at the Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 NW 153rd Ave. in Beaverton. Check out the full schedule.
Star Spangled Parade and Independence Day Illumination Concert and Laser Show
The city hosts a daylong celebration on July 4. Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy a parade from Lake Garden Court to Chandler and 10th Street onto A Avenue. The route then travels along Second Street ending at Millennium Plaza Park.
At Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St, festivities continue at the park from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music, a pie eating contest, face painting, balloon animals and vendors.
In the evening, Lake Oswego hosts a concert and laser light show at Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road. Starting at 8 p.m., disco and dance band Satin Love Orchestra will perform followed the laser light show. Lasers take flight at 10:05 p.m. Food vendors will be onsite along with face painting and fun activities.
Summer Fest at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
On Saturday, July 1, Summer Fest features two stages with live music and entertainment, games on the lawn, magicians, face painting and fun for the whole family. Bring a picnic or purchase food from local vendors.
Summer Fest is free and open to all from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Note that this event does not have a fireworks show. See the full list of activities.
4th of July Family Festival
On July 4, the day-long festival begins with a morning walk hosted by the Happy Valley Hikers, followed by a community parade. A family festival at Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd., will have live music, carnival games and inflatable structures, and food and beverage vendors, and a beer garden. A fireworks show starts at dusk.
Entry to the park and most activities are free. See the full schedule of events.
4th of July Fireworks Show
The City of Sandy is hosting its annual fireworks show at dusk on July 4 at Sandy High School, 37400 Bell St.
Hood River Fireworks
The celebration will start on July 4 at 10 a.m. with a parade along 12th St. Afterward you can stroll around Hood River. It’s a perfect place to grab lunch and peruse the shops. There are field games at Hood River Middle School football field for ages 6-14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $15.
In the evening, the fireworks show will start at 10 p.m. at the Hood River Event Site, Portway Ave. in Hood River.
Fourth of July Celebration
The city is hosting the 4th of July festival, including a 5k, parade, cruise-in, festival, street dancing, and pie eating contest. Activities are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head to Overlook Park, 113-131 S Main Ave. in Ridgefield.
Fort Dalles Fourth
Head to The Dalles for a full day of fun on July 4. Join in on the parade, fun run, yoga, community breakfast and block party in the morning. Then the big fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. Watch the show from Riverfront Park, Riverfront Park Rd.
Fireworks Celebration at the Oregon Garden
The Oregon Garden’s fireworks show takes place on July 3. Celebrate the day with live music, food trucks, activities, 80 acres of gardens to explore and a 15-minute fireworks display. From 5-10:30 p.m., admission is $5 per person. Kids 12 and under attend for free.
Parking onsite is $10. Offsite parking is free. The Oregon Garden is at 879 W Main St. in Silverton.
St. Helens Independence Day Celebration
On July 4, the celebration starts at 11 a.m. with at Plaza Square with a car show, photo ops, games, goat meet n’ greet, live music, speakers and lemonade. The fireworks are launched from a barge on the Columbia River starting at 10 p.m.
View fireworks from Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St Helens, or anywhere in town.
Head to the Sunset Speedway in Banks for a car race followed by a fireworks show on July 4. Tickets are $20. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. You can also watch the show from outside the speedway at Banks Sunset Park, 12765 NW Main St. in Banks.
4th of July Parade
At 10 a.m. on July 4, downtown Estacada is hosting its annual parade, which is known for its rolling display of decorated log trucks. The parade will begins at Estacada High School and goes south on Main Street to downtown, crosses over to Broadway on SE 4th Ave., and continues up Broadway to River Mill Elementary School.
4th of July Celebration
Join Woodburn Recreation and Parks for a fun night of games, food and live music at Centennial Park, 900 Parr Rd NE in Woodburn on July 4.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., the park is filled with games and food from local vendors. At 6 p.m., enjoy the band Find Roundhouse Band followed by Purusa at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. Parking onsite is $10 and there are two free park and walk lots nearby.
Skamania Fairgrounds Fireworks
Enjoy live music and fireworks at dusk at Skamania County Fairgrounds, 710 SW Rock Creek Dr. in Stevenson.
4th of July Celebration in Marine Park
Take a drive out to the Gorge for fireworks at Marine Park on July 4. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Food vendors will be onsite.
The event is at Cascade Locks Marine Park, 355 Wa Na Pa St. in Cascade Locks.
Fourth of July Laser Light Show
Join Wilsonville Parks and Recreation for the second annual Laser Light Show on July 4. The show begins when it’s dark enough for the lasers, ~9:45 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the show.
Head to Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place in Wilsonville.