You’ll find fireworks galore in the Portland area on Thursday, July 4th 2013. All of the shows listed below can be seen from the sponsoring event venues and at least the immediately surrounding areas – find a roof or a hill for the best viewing!
Once the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi River, the Fort Vancouver show no longer makes that claim, but it’s still a good one. The fireworks are launched from Pearson Field so they are best seen from the north side of the Columbia. The fireworks show is the climax to a day of festivities at the fort – visit the website for more information, including tickets and entertainment schedules. Gates open at 8 a.m. Fireworks start at 10:05 p.m.
This show, which kicks off at 10 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is the largest fireworks show in Oregon. Viewable from anyplace around town that has a nice view of downtown. Of course if you’re attending the blues festival, you’ll have a great view.
The Oaks Park 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular starts at dusk. Viewable from the park, of course, but also other parts of SE Portland. The park opens at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th, and all picnic spaces are first come first served. Admission for July 4th is $5 ($3 for seniors 62 and up, and $2 for kids 15 and younger). No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed in the park! Ride bracelets valid until midnight, and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. Summertime at Oaks Park can be blissful.
The Corbett Fun Festival features an annual parade, live music, and of course: Fireworks – around dusk. It’s the largest fireworks display in East County!
Fireworks photo by Wikipedia contributor Exec8, used here under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.