Fourth of July events

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

fireworksDowntown Portland's Fourth of July fireworks.
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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. Check back in spring for our 2018 holiday event picks.


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