Independence Day is Wednesday and plenty of local events are scheduled, including lots of public fireworks displays, to celebrate the national holiday. Here are some options in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon to consider for Fourth of July plans.
A full day of America's pastime will be happening at Walker Field in Portland: the Portland Pickles are playing a double header and for the second game of the day, at 7:05 p.m., there will be fireworks.
One of the biggest, brightest and most popular fireworks displays will be on the Portland waterfront as part of the annual Waterfront Blues Festival. A performance of the national anthem and fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m.
In southeast Portland, Oaks Park is hosting its annual 4th of July Spectacular, which will include its rides being open until midnight and live music. Fireworks are scheduled to light up the sky at dusk.
At Fort Vancouver, Independence Day is celebrated at Pearson Airfield, where a 20-minute fireworks show will start at 10:05 p.m.
A full day of fun is planned for the Corbett Fun Fest: a parade during the day and fireworks at night expected at 9:30 p.m.
Happy Valley will be saying "Happy Fourth of July" with its Family Festival. The all-day festival will have inflatables, live music, a parade and fireworks at dusk.
In Lake Oswego, a Star Spangled Parade and Celebration & Firework Spectacular will kick off with festivities at Millennium Park and then fireworks at George Rogers Park Upper Ballfield at approximately 9:45 p.m.
At Willamette Park in West Linn, Independence Day celebrations will include live music and fireworks at dusk.
The Canby Independence Day Celebration is bigger this year with more activities for children. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
The Estacada Timber Festival opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will have a "Big Bang Fireworks Sky Show" at 10 p.m. for more than 12 hours of fun.
Cherryfest NW, formerly known as the Bite & Brew of Salem, will have free admission for the Fourth of July and will have Salem's biggest fireworks display just after dusk.
The St. Paul Rodeo runs Tuesday through Saturday and features fireworks every night at 10:15 p.m.
Wednesday will be the last day of the Molalla Buckeroo, which will close with fireworks.
The Go Fourth Festival is happening in Longview and has an event-packed Fourth of July, including fireworks at 10 p.m.
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