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4th of July guide: Fireworks, festivities and more

4th of July guide: Fireworks, festivities and more
Photo courtesy mikebaird on Flickr (Creative Commons).

It's that time of year again - a time for fireworks and hot dogs, patriotism and family. To help you with your 4th of July planning, we've put together a guide on where you can watch fireworks, which ones are illegal and tips to keep you and your family safe during the holiday.

If there's something we missed, send us an e-mail to let us know so we can add it to the list. Have a happy Fourth of July, everyone!


Fireworks Shows/4th of July Events

*Note: The fireworks show at Blue Lake Regional Park has been canceled this year but there will be picnics and activities during the day. The park will close at sunset.


A Reminder About Illegal Fireworks

Illegal fireworks can be quite dangerous - leave the big stuff to the experts and stick to the legal fireworks:

Non-emergency numbers to report illegal fireworks or issue a noise complaint:

  • Multnomah County: 503-823-3333
  • Washington County: 503-629-0111
  • Clark County: 360-696-4461
  • Clackamas County: 503-655-8211
  • Yamhill County: 503-434-6500

Safety Tips