Fourth of July events

Celebrate Independence Day with an array of all-American activities in Portland.

fireworksDowntown Portland's Fourth of July fireworks.
  • No categories
  • Walking Distance Guide
    = 1 mile (1.6 km)
    = 0.5 mile (0.8 km)
    Click Me
    Automotocycle via Flickr

    There’s nothing more American than fun, family and, of course, fireworks — and Portland’s awesome array of annual Independence Day celebrations promises plenty of all three.

    One of the city’s biggest annual events, the downtown Waterfront Blues Festival attracts thousands of blues fans from around the world. It’s also the best perch in town to catch Portland’s July 4 fireworks, but many of Portland’s parks, like Mt. Tabor, Sellwood Park and the International Rose Test Garden, are also excellent choices.

    Visitors can also pick from a wide range of regional Fourth of July fetes, like the St. Paul Rodeo, Fort Vancouver Independence Day celebration, and a selection of food, drink, art and theater festivals. Craft your patriotic party plans from our curated list of 2017 star-spangled events.

    Editors' picks for Fourth of July 2017

    Mentioned in this Article