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:

Fireworks

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.

Parades:

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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