Know Before You Go
Due to high temperatures and dry conditions, all fireworks are banned in Portland as of June 29, 2021.
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. You can also score prime viewing at Oaks Amusement Park, where rides and rollerskating hours will be extended for visitors that want to watch the waterfront fireworks show, but linger afterward for some classic summertime fun.
Visitors can also pick from a wide range of regional Fourth of July fetes, like the St. Paul Rodeo and Hood River Fireworks. There’s also plenty to do over the holiday weekend, including the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival and the Portland Craft Beer Festival.
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