July 4, 2013 – Parades and Fireworks

Fireworks at the opening of City Fair 2013 lit up the sky over downtown Portland, May 24, 2013 (Report It - Mason Cruse)
Fireworks at the opening of City Fair 2013 lit up the sky over downtown Portland, May 24, 2013 (Report It - Mason Cruse)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If it’s the 4th of July, there must be parades and fireworks.

Many places have a number of different activities this week. Here’s a partial list of places to go and things to see:


Waterfront Blues Festival: Enjoy music from noon to 10 p.m. followed by a fireworks display this 4th. The suggested donation is $10 plus two cans of nonperishable food.

Oaks Amusement Park: They’ll be hosting their annual 4th of July Celebration this year. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 15 and under; seniors 62 and over can get in for $3. There will be live entertainment on stage all day and the fireworks show begins at dusk.

Fort Vancouver: The Independence Day Celebration is back again. Admission is $10 per car. Be sure to arrive early because there will be activities on site and there’s sure to be a large crowd.

Hillsboro Ballpark: Enjoy some baseball this 4th of July and then stick around for the 1st annual Independence Day fireworks show at the new ballpark. Tickets range from $7 for general admission grass seating to $14 for reserved box seats. The ticket officer can be reached at 503-324-HOPS

Oak Hills: Oak Hills will continue its tradition of hosting their 4th of July celebration this year. There is a $5 suggested donation. The celebration will be at 2705 NW Forest Avenue in the Cedar Hills area.


Hillsboro’s annual 4th of July parade will begin at 10 a.m. and features over 100 entries. This 2.5 mile parade is a proud tradition of Hillsboro and this year’s grand marshal is Barley, the new mascot of the Hillsboro Hops.

North Plains: Their 2nd annual 4th of July celebration begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and then lasts all day with two parades at 3 and 7 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. The celebration is on Commercial Street in North Plains.

Corbett Fun Festival: This all day celebration begins at 7 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m. At dusk there will also be fireworks. The event is held at Corbett Grade School. Cost is $8 at the gate and children 3 and under are free.


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