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 4th everyone!
Fireworks Shows/4th of July Events
- What's the weather going to be like? Latest forecast
- F-15 Flyovers
- Camas/Washougal - Riverside Concert Series
- Canby - General Canby Day
- Cascade Locks - Fireworks at Dusk
- Clatskanie - Heritage Days
- Corbett - Corbett Fun Fest
- Downtown Portland - Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
- East Portland - Independence Day Parade (July 3)
- Estacada - 4th of July Big Bang Fun Festival
- Forest Grove - Fireworks at Tom McCall Elementary School
- Happy Valley - 4th of July Family Festival
- Hillsboro - 4th of July Parade
- Lake Oswego - Barbecue/Fireworks on the Lake
- Longview - Go Fourth Celebration
- Molalla - The 89th Annual Molalla Buckaroo
- North Plains - North Plains 4th of July Celebration
- Northwest Portland - Take-Home 4th of July Pie Workshop
- Rockaway Beach - 4th of July Celebration
- Silverton - Oregon Garden's July 3rd Celebration
- Southeast Portland - Oaks Park's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
- St. Paul - 77th Annual 4th of July Rodeo
- Tigard - Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
- Tigard - 15th Annual Middle of Millen Independence Day Parade
- Vancouver - Fort Vancouver Fireworks Show
- West Linn - 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
*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 legal sunset.
Fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet from the ground or 12 inches inches into the air (like bottle rockets, Roman Candles and firecrackers) are illegal in Oregon. Fireworks are also prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in parks and campgrounds, as well as on all National Forest lands.
In the city of Vancouver, legal fireworks may be used/discharged on these dates and times only:
- July 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight
Firecrackers, bottle rockets, M-80s, M-100s and blockbusters are illegal in Vancouver. And keep in mind that fireworks sold on tribal lands may not be legal off the reservation. Fireworks are also not allowed in public parks or on National Forest lands.
Non-emergency numbers to report illegal fireworks or noise complaints:
- Multnomah County - 503-823-3333
- Washington County - 503-629-0111
- Clackamas County - 503-655-8211
Need to cool down?
The City of Portland has released a list of all the pools in the area that will be open.