Where to see Fourth of July fireworks, parades and rodeos in Oregon (2023)

With stops and starts, Fourth of July celebrations have certainly been truncated the past two years. But 2022 promises one huge red, white and blue Independence Day across the state.

With the exception of the Fort Vancouver fireworks show, most celebrations are back, bigger and better than before. No matter where you roam across Oregon and Southwest Washington there should be a rodeo, carnival, fireworks show, or heck, even just a good old fashioned street parade. Check out our handy list — which by no means can include ALL the events across the state — for happenings in your area.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


Oaks Park: Expect thrill rides, picnicking, midway fun and more at this annual event that finishes off with a big fireworks display. Tickets are required in advance and are sold online only. Admission includes unlimited rides. Noon-midnight Monday, Oaks Park, 7805 S.E Oaks Park Way; $36 for ages 3 and older; oaksamusementpark.

Waterfront Blues Festival: This four-day music festival ends with a fireworks show Monday night over the Willamette River. Headlining acts include Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, Grace Potter, and The Wood Brothers. Concerts various times Friday-Monday, Tom McCall Waterfront Park. For tickets and schedule, visit waterfrontbluesfest.com.


Downtown Ridgefield: The celebration includes a street parade (on Fourth Avenue and Division Street), pie-eating contest, outdoor entertainment, fun run, and arts and crafts vendors. Laser light show at dusk. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday, Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield; ridgefield4th.com/1852.html.

Vancouver: The city’s large fireworks display has been canceled. But in its place, the Fort Vancouver Historic Trust and its partners will celebrate Fourth of July with a community event, Summerfest, that includes a day of live music, games on the lawn, military vehicle displays and rides, and a movie in the park at dusk. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday at Fort Vancouver; thehistorictrust.org/calendar/summer-fest.

Washougal Marina Port Concert and Celebration: Live concert, food vendors, face painting and fireworks. Children’s activities start at 4:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Monday, 24 South “A” St., Washougal; facebook.com/events/port-of-camas-washougal.


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Beaverton: The Oak Hills neighborhood offers a community parade at 12:30 p.m. that kicks off from the elementary school on Forest Avenue. Afterward, enjoy hot dogs and shaved ice along with live music. Food and microbrew trucks start serving at 6:30 p.m. in the green space. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Monday, Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 N.W. 153rd Ave., Beaverton; donations encouraged; oakhillsoregon.com/4thofjuly

Happy Valley: Family festival with a street parade at 10 a.m., live entertainment, carnival games, inflatable play structures, vendors and more. Fireworks at dusk. Noon-10 p.m. Monday, Happy Valley Park, 13770 S.E. Ridgecrest Road; happyvalleyor.gov/4th-of-july-2022.

Hillsboro: Hillsboro Rotary hosts its annual parade with support from the City of Hillsboro. 10 a.m. Monday through downtown Hillsboro; hillsboro-oregon.gov. The Hillsboro Hops will have a fireworks show following Monday night’s game. Get tickets at mpv.tickets.com.

Lake Oswego: The Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast continues a 73-year tradition in George Rogers Park, 611 S State St., 8-11 a.m. Monday (or until food runs out); $7-$10; e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakeoswegoor. Then, head over to the street parade staging area in Millennium Plaza at 10 a.m. Celebration continues until 1 p.m. with festive floats, musical entertainment, food vendors, crafts, balloon animals, and a pie-eating contest. Details: ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec.

Tigard: The Old Fashioned Fourth at the Tigard High School football field offers kids’ games, face painting, a photo booth and a performance by the Tualatin Valley Community Band, Tigard Life reports. Fireworks shoot off about 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Monday, at the school, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard; tigard-or.gov/explore-tigard/fireworks-safety-celebration


The Dalles: The Fort Dalles event is split over two days. Saturday’s events include live music, vendors and fun for kids at Fourth and Federal streets. Monday offers a morning Rocket Run, community breakfast, community parade, live music all day in Lewis and Clark Park on West First Street and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Monday; fireworksinthedalles.com.

Hood River: After a morning street parade that mostly travels along 12th Avenue, Hood River welcomes guests to a fireworks show over the Columbia River with event parking at the Hood River Event Site. 10 p.m. Monday, Portway Avenue; hoodriverfireworks.com/4th-of-july.

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Canby: The streets of downtown Canby will be filled with vendors, arts and crafts, and information booths from local nonprofit organizations. There’s a street parade, a car show, and children’s activities in Wait Park, 350 N. Grand St. Fireworks at dusk at Trost Elementary, 800 S. Redwood St., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Canby; canbyoregon.gov/events

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Creswell: The Independence Day parade moves through downtown Creswell. Vendors, food and live music all day, and a traditional fireworks show at dusk. Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Holt Park, 100 Harvey Road, N. Creswell.

Eugene: Pro rodeo events all weekend including bronc riding, steer wrestling and bull riding. Various times Friday-Monday, Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Road, Eugene; tickets $9-$35; eugeneprorodeo.com.

Mount Angel: Sure, it’s best known for the annual Oktoberfest in the fall, but each year the small Marion County town hosts an Independence Day street parade, followed by live entertainment on the athletic fields of JFK High School, 890 E. Marquam St. Fireworks are shot off about 10 p.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday, through Mount Angel; mtangelchamber.com.

Molalla Buckeroo: It’s been eerily quiet in the little Clackamas County town east of Woodburn on OR 211. But this summer will once again bring rodeo fans from around the Pacific Northwest for four days of bronc riding, calf roping, cowboy clowning, live music, a dance, carnival games and rides, a golf tournament, parades and a pancake breakfast. Various times Friday-Monday, Molalla Buckeroo Grounds, 815 Shirley St, Molalla; molallabuckeroo.com.

St. Paul Rodeo: The annual celebration includes bronc riding, bull riding, steer roping, barrel racing and more. These cowboys and cowgirls know how to get it done. The annual event also features fireworks after every evening performance, barbecues, midway rides and games, vendors, a parade and more. Various times Thursday-Monday, St. Paul, at Main Street and Park Avenue N.E.; ticket prices vary; stpaulrodeo.com/events.

Silverton: The Oregon Garden holds a celebration Sunday with a day of live music, beer and wine, face painting, Art in the Garden walk, and fireworks at dusk. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, Oregon Garden, garden admission charged until 4 p.m., then $5 for ages 13 and older; 879 W. Main St.; oregongarden.org/july-3rd-fireworks.

Springfield: Springfield Utility Board presents its annual “Light of Liberty Celebration” that includes live music, food vendors, activities for kids and a 10 p.m. fireworks show. Gates open at 4 p.m. Monday, Island Park, 200 W. “B” St., $10 at gate; subutil.com/about-us/in-our-community/lol2022.


Haines: The annual Haines Stampede features two days of rodeo competition as well a cowboy breakfast, vendors, a street parade through downtown Haines, and fireworks at dusk on Monday. Rodeo 5-9 p.m. Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 3-4; hainesstampede.com.

Hermiston: Head to Butte Park for a day of games, bounce houses, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, and then fireworks show at dusk. 3:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, Butte Park, 1245 N.W. Seventh St.; hermiston.or.us/hermiston-live#event.

Pendleton: The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday in downtown stepping off from City Hall and features Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 922 Commander Judith Burger as grand marshal. Then head to Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave., for children’s games, bike/scooter parade, races, corn hole competition and other activities through 5 p.m. Monday; facebook.com/events.

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Ashland: “Ashland Cares” is the theme for the Fourth of July Parade, an event dedicated to frontline health care workers. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, through downtown Ashland. Ashland Chamber will not be producing a fireworks show in 2022; ashlandchamber.com.

Central Point: BoomFest is an apt name for Central Point’s annual fireworks show, billed as the largest in the area. Fireworks are presented at dusk, at the Jackson County Expo Center, 1 Peninger Road, attheexpo.com/boomfest.


Bend: It’s been a community tradition since 1924 to celebrate pets with a parade through downtown on July Fourth. Expect floats, costumes, bikes and trikes, and lots of fun for kids and pets alike. 10 a.m. Monday, staging at Harmon Park, 1100 N.W. Harmon Blvd., finishing at Drake Park; bendparksandrec.org/activities/4th-of-july.

Redmond: Redmond Chamber of Commerce hosts a red, white and blue procession through downtown Redmond at 10 a.m. Monday. The Deschutes Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.E. Airport Way, will present a fireworks show at dark. Details: visitredmondoregon.com/event/4th-of-july-parade.

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Astoria/Warrenton: The holiday weekend will be busy on the northern Oregon coast. There’s a 5K run/walk Saturday, Party on the Pier on Monday as well as parades, car shows, barbecues and fireworks. See the schedule of events Saturday-Monday at oldoregon.com/4thofjuly.

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Lincoln City: The skies above Siletz Bay come alive with vivid colors and sparkling lights during the annual fireworks show. Also enjoy live music and food vendors in the Taft District. Events 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday, access at Southwest 51st Street, Lincoln City; oregoncoast.org/events.

Seaside: The chamber of commerce estimates this is one of the largest fireworks shows on the West Coast. The celebration starts with a festival parade at 10 a.m. Monday down Broadway Street. Fireworks over the ocean about 10 p.m. Monday; seasideor.com/event/4th-of-july.

Waldport: They do it a bit differently in Waldport, where the holiday is celebrated July 3. The fireworks show over Alsea Bay can be seen for miles. Watch from the Alsea Bay Bridge or along the sea wall. At dusk Sunday; visittheoregoncoast.com.

Yachats: Can’t get enough of fireworks? Get a jump on the displays with Yachats’ show on Saturday night. Live music starts at 2 p.m., fireworks at dark Saturday; La De Da Parade at noon Monday; yachats.org/event/yachats-la-de-da-parade-2022.

Newport: The Lincoln County Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration offers free admission to fair events, except for rodeo performances, over the holiday weekend. NPRA sanctioned rodeo events Saturday-Sunday. Also enjoy free live music, 4-H exhibits, a soccer tournament, and family entertainment. Various hours Friday-Sunday at Lincoln County Commons, 633 N.E. Third St., Newport, thelincolncountyfair.com.

Rockaway Beach: See the parade starting at 11 a.m., then take in the bake sale, dachshund races, National Guard flyover; the fireworks show to cap the holiday fun at dusk. Monday, Ocean’s Edge Park, Rockaway; rockawaybeach.net/events/july-4th-celebration.

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New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

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Where can I watch fireworks in Keizer Oregon? ›

Location: Volcanoes Stadium, 6700 Field Of Dreams Way Northeast, Keizer. Cost: Tickets start at $6.

What time does the 4th of July parade start in Pendleton Oregon? ›

Seventh St.; hermiston.or.us/hermiston-live#event. Pendleton: The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday in downtown stepping off from City Hall and features Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 922 Commander Judith Burger as grand marshal. Then head to Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W.

What city has the biggest fireworks display? ›

1. New York, New York: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Now in its 43rd year, the nation's largest fireworks display lights up the night over the East River.

Where is the biggest Fourth of July celebration? ›

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Where can I watch Great Falls fireworks? ›

West Bank Park will be closed all day for the pyrotechnics to set up the display. Parking is available at Gibson Park. Other firework viewing options include Eagle Falls Golf Course and Centene Stadium. The Great Falls Voyagers are also in town, and the game begins at 7 pm with fireworks to follow.

Will there be fireworks in Grants Pass on 4th of July? ›

Fireworks are permitted on the 4th of July only between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. See below for maps and descriptions. For more information, go to the Fireworks in Grants Pass page.

Where can I watch fireworks in Seaside Oregon? ›

We usually watch the show down by 8th avenue to avoid the biggest crows. The area right around the turnaround is designated fireworks free and it's illegal to light off your own fireworks. As you move down the beach in either direction they open the beach up for people who like to light off their own fireworks.

Where can I watch fireworks in Inner Harbor? ›

Locust Point Steamers, 1100 E. Fort Ave., with a rooftop deck overlooking the Inner Harbor.

Is Norman Park fireworks free? ›

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Where can I watch Lake Oswego fireworks? ›

The City's fireworks show will begin at dusk. The best viewing is near the Lake Grove Swim Park - fireworks cannot be seen from Millennium Plaza Park, Sundeleaf Plaza or George Rogers Park.

What state holds the oldest 4th of July parade? ›

Bristol Fourth of July Parade, or Bristol Fourth of July Celebration (officially known as the Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade), founded in 1785, is a nationally known Fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. The parade is part of the oldest Independence Day celebration in the United States of America.

What time are the Navy Pier Fourth of July fireworks? ›

Chicago's favorite sky spectacle showWednesday nights at 9pm and Saturday nights at 10pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Find a spot anywhere… 9:00 p.m.

What time is the Fourth of July parade in Klamath Falls? ›

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Are there fireworks every night at Niagara Falls? ›

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Can you see 4th of July fireworks from National Harbor? ›

National Harbor

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Where can I watch fireworks in Ocean City? ›

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Does Gun Lake have fireworks? ›

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Where can I watch fireworks on Table Rock Lake? ›

Fireburst in Kimberling City

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From Aptos Chamber of Commerce: "'World's Shortest Parade' begins at the intersection of State Park Drive & Soquel Drive and ends at the Trout Gulch & Soquel Drive intersection.

Where is the largest parade held in the USA? ›

New York City, which holds the world's largest parade, with two million spectators, first marched in 1762.

What's the oldest parade in America? ›

However, according to Doylestown Post, “Since 1868 Doylestown, Pennsylvania has held annual Memorial Day parades which it claims to be the nation's oldest continuously running.” It goes on to say that the parade in Rochester, Wisconsin, predates Doylestown's by one year.

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The Freedom Firework Display will begin when it's dark (roughly 10:-00 pm).

What time is Coral Springs parade? ›

Event Type

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In years where Easter Sunday falls on the usually scheduled weekend, Thunder is moved a week earlier. It is the largest annual fireworks display in North America and began as part of an opening ceremonies event in 1989 with daytime fireworks. 1990 brought the first nighttime fireworks event.

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SHELTON FIREWORKS – The largest fireworks warehouse.

Where is the largest firework store in America? ›

THE WORLD'S LARGEST fireworks store is in Hannibal, MO and is 126k sf.

What state has the most fireworks? ›

1. Missouri. Missouri comes in with a bang as the state that shoots off the most fireworks in the U.S. The state imports more than 42 million fireworks each, which means there are enough fireworks for each person to shoot off roughly 7.

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Two nationally recognized companies are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America” – Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico both got their start in the mid 1800′s in Lawrence County (which was once the largest producer of fireworks in the world.)

What is the longest lasting firework show? ›

Niigata, Japan

The Katakai Festival kicks off every September and is one of the oldest firework festivals in the world, running for over 400 years. Katakai also holds the Guinness World Record for setting off the world's biggest firework, the Yonshakudama.

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Through a combination of pride in their work, dedication to safety, and innovation, the successful family-owned businesses of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico allow their resident city of New Castle to proudly identify itself as the “Fireworks Capital of the World.”

Who buys the most fireworks in the USA? ›

Missouri leads the US with Kansas close behind, data show. When it comes to buying fireworks, Missouri soars higher than any state and it's not even close, data show. Missouri imported more than $51 million in fireworks last year, according to U.S. trade census data analyzed by Value Penguin.

What is the top fireworks company in the world? ›

Zambelli Fireworks is one of the largest fireworks companies in the world with a history dating back to 1893 and puts on 1600+ Fireworks shows a year. With that size come many benefits: Highly-trained professionals dedicated to their jobs and strictly adhering to a Safety First policy.

What city has the oldest 4th of July celebration in the USA? ›

Bristol Fourth of July Parade, or Bristol Fourth of July Celebration (officially known as the Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade), founded in 1785, is a nationally known Fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island.

What is the busiest day to travel for Fourth of July? ›

While not as busy as week 1, those weeks are also very hectic due to the peak summertime. The busiest travel day, according to the Travel Association, in July (and August) is Friday, followed by Saturday and Sunday.

What do most Americans do on 4th of July? ›

4th of July traditions: Fireworks, barbecues and more. Many modern Independence Day traditions stem from America's early independence celebrations. People would attend bonfires, concerts and parades to celebrate their new nation.

Who has the biggest firework show in the world? ›

The largest straight-line firework display is 22,240 and was achieved by Sheikh Zayed Festival and Ministry of Presidential Affairs (both UAE), in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 1 January 2022.

What is the world's largest firework store? ›

Right outside of Knoxville, TN, in th middle of nowhere, is a giant firework store that calls itself “the worlds largest firework store.” Of course we had to stop in and see this “world wonder” for ourselves.

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