PORTLAND, Ore. - It is that time of year again - time for fireworks and hot dogs, patriotism and family.
To help you get where you want to go, KATU.com has provided a primer on where to watch pyrotechnics, how to distinguish legal and illegal fireworks, road closures and traffic delays that could give you the blues and tips to keep your family safe during the holiday.
Keep scrolling down the page for all the information:
WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS:
Fort Vancouver Fireworks Celebration
Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
PGE Park post-game fireworks
Oaks Amusement Park Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Tigard 4th of July Celebration
Fourth of July Salem Celebration at Riverfront Park
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes post-game fireworks
Fourth of July events in Molalla, Canby, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City/Gladstone and Estacada
TRAFFIC CHANGES DUE TO THE HOLIDAY
Road closures and parking in Vancouver
Streets impacted in Multnomah County
Take TriMet to the fireworks displays
How to use fireworks in Oregon safely
Legal versus illegal fireworks in Oregon
Fireworks restrictions on beaches, in forests
Protect your family from fireworks injuries
Photo of the effect illegal fireworks have on a mannequin during a fireworks safety and accident prevention demonstration. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.
PROTECTING YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS
Eleven tips for a safe Fourth of July
Ways to keep your pets safe during the holiday