Portland Family Fun – Portland Fourth of July Festivities & Fireworks


The weather is set, we’re going to have a gorgeous Portland fourth of July weekend. If you live within the Portland metro area maybe you’re looking for activities. Here’s a list of things to do within the Portland metro area this weekend.Our family will be at a fort just across the river, celebrating with a night of family fun and of course, fireworks!

What: East Portland Community Center 14th annual Independence Day parade. With pre-parade activities like face painting, hot dogs, a climbing wall, and crafts.
Where: Where: East Portland Community Center Pool, 740 SE 106th
When: Friday, July 1, 11:30 AM. Pre-parade festivities start at 10.
Cost: Free!

What: Ladd’s Addition Annual 4th of July Parade (reader submission). Get our your dolled up bikes, wagons, strollers, scotters and outfits to join in the red, white & blue parade down Elliott Avenue, around Ladds Circle, and ending at Abernethy School for a cool treat.
Where: Meet at 1821 SE Elliott
When: Monday, July 4th, 11 AM
Cost: Free!

What: Eastmoreland Annual Portland Fourth of July Parade. Kids decorate bikes and wagons and dress in costume. Pets welcome! The parade is led by a police car and fire engine. Afterwards everyone is welcome to free Otto’s hot dogs, ice cream, and soda.
Where: Starts at Duniway School, 7700 Reed College Place
When: Monday, July 4, 11 AM
Cost: Free!

What: 4th of July Parade and BBQ at the Hillside Community Center. Join for a parade, and then a BBQ with hot dogs, chips, and drinks and bring your own for potluck sharing. Neighbors with last names A-L bring desserts; M-Z bring salads.
Where: Parade starts at Cumberland and Powhattan.
When: Monday, July 4. Parade starts at 11 AM
Cost: Free!

What: Waterfront Blues Festival PLUS fireworks. Come for the music, stay for the fireworks (or hey, vice versa!)
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park When: The festival goes on all weekend. On the 4th, fireworks begin at 10:05 PM
Cost: Admission to the festival is $10 per person per day, plus 2 cans of nonperishable food for the Oregon Food Bank

What: Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Oaks Park Amusement Park PLUS Fireworks
Where: Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park WayWhen: Monday, July 4. Park opens at 10 AM; fireworks begin at dusk
Cost: $5 ages 16 and over; $3 under 15; $3 seniors 62 and up

What: Fourth of July events in Banks include kids games, barrel train rides, food, and fireworks
Where: Sunset Park, Banks, Oregon
When: Monday, July 4 beginning at 5. Fireworks at 10.
Cost: Free!

What: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks in Cascade Locks
Where: Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR
When: Monday, July 4 – no time given yet
Cost: Free!

What: Fourth of July celebration in Corbett, Oregon. Events include a pancake breakfast, parade, music, fun zone inflatables, vendors, clowns, balloons, and of course fireworks.
Where: Corbett Middle/High School, 35800 East Historic Columbia Rvr., Corbett OR
When: Monday, July 4, all day
Cost: $7 for ages 3 and up

What: Estacada 4th of July Big Bang Fun Festival. Carnival, parade, fireworks, live music  sounds like its worth the trip!
Where: 30700 SE Eagle Creek Road, Estacada OR
When: Carnival goes on all weekend. On the 4th, carnival opens at 2; fireworks start at 10
Cost: Free!

What: Fourth of July fireworks and festivities at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fariview, OR. Music by the Stingrays.
Where: Blue Lake Regional Park, Fairview OR
When: Monday, July 4. Park opens at 8 AM. Fireworks at 10 PM
Cost: $10 per car

What: Happy Valley 4th of July Fireworks and celebration. Enjoy an independence hike, carnival rides and games, and live entertainment.
Where: Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd., Happy Valley, ORWhen: Monday, July 4, 9:30 AM – 11 PM
Cost: Free!

What: Hillsboro hosts its annual parade this July 4th.
Where: Map available here, Hillsboro, OR
When: Monday, July 4, 10 AM
Cost: Free!

What: 4th of July Celebration in Hood River. Celebrate Independence Day with and old-fashioned parade, a BBQ festival at Jackson Park, live music, and games. The day ends with fireworks over the Columbia River.
Where: Jackson Park, Hood River
When: Monday, July 4, 9 AM – 10:30 PM
Cost: Free!

What: Lake Oswegos 4th of July celebration, pancake breakfast, parade, face painting, BBQ, pie eating contest, and fireworks display
Where: Millennium Plaza Park (parade) and Lake Grove Swim Center (fireworks) Lake Oswego
When: Monday, July 4. BBQ at noon; Fireworks at 9:45
Cost: Free!

What: Molalla Buckeroo festival, carnival, rodeo, parade AND fireworks display. Phew!
Where: 815 Shirley Street, Molalla, ORWhen: The festival takes place all weekend. On the 4t, the parade begins at 9:30 AM and the rodeo starts at 8, with fireworks, music, and dancing to follow
Cost: Rode tickets are $13/$15

What: City of Tigard Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Includes clowns, live music, kids games, police and fire vehicles, concession stand, and FIREWORKS!
Where: Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Rd.When: Monday, July 4. Gates open at 6, fireworks at dusk
Cost: Free!

What: Independence Day at Fort Vancouver. Enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day, a parade, and a fireworks display.
Where: Fort Vancouver, Vancouver WA
When: Monday, July 4. Gates open at 8; entertainment starts at noon; fireworks at 10:05 PM
Cost: $5 general admission in advance; $7 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free

Organic Family Love Fest: Portland area

As part of its national a cross-country tour, the Organic Family Love Fest offers Portland area families an opportunity to play, eat and learn with the organic experts. The event will feature delicious yogurt tastings, cooking demos from local chefs, food and nutrition information, and barnyard shenanigans for kids including Stonyfield Farm’s own automated pooping cow that teaches about organic farming with a hint of humor.  Stonyfield will donate $1 to charitable organization Healthy Child, Healthy World for every handprint added to the event’s handprint wall. I included additional details below for your reference.

When: Monday, July 4

Time: 11:00 AM  9:00 PM

Where: Corbett Middle/High School

35800 East Historic Columbia Rvr

Corbett, OR