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Have you made plans yet for Independence Day 2024? I'm not the best at making plans ahead of time for the holidays, so seeing a list of local events I can attend with my family and friends is always helpful for me. If you're like me and are looking for something fun to do for the 4th of July this year, then check out our ultimate guide to where to watch fireworks in Oregon.

Ultimate Guide To Where To Watch Fireworks In Oregon, 2024

Some years we buy fireworks and do our own thing at home with family and neighbors, but other times we don't have the funds to buy a bunch of fireworks. And sometimes we just want to go take in a big show with professional fireworks rocketing high into the sky. For some, it's impossible to set off their own fireworks due to new city firework bans aimed at preventing fires. Check out our list of where to watch fireworks this year in Oregon with family and friends.

The Oregon Coast

Fireworks over Newport, Oregon. The colorful light reflects in the water.
Fireworks over Newport. Photo by Ben Grenwell via Flickr CC2.

Astoria Warrenton Area - On the 4th of July take in the parade, barbecue and car show starting at 3 PM in Warrenton. Then head over to Astoria for a fireworks show over the Columbia at 10 PM.

Seaside - On the 4th head to Seaside for a parade at 1 PM that goes from the Necanicum to Broadway and then back. Then take in the firework show at 10 PM. This is supposed to be one of the largest firework shows on the west coast! Note: When parking, try to find a spot on the east side of the Necanicum river. If you park closer you can expect to wait for up to an hour and a half after the show due to heavy traffic.

Rockaway Beach - On the 4th there will be a parade at 11 AM followed by dachshund races (yeah, you read that right, this is the Firecracker Wiener Nationals we're talking about here) at Phyllis Baker Park. A firework show starts at dusk.

Lincoln City - Starting at noon on the 4th there will be live music at the Taft Pavilion. There will be fireworks set off over Siletz Bay at dusk.

Newport - Check out the fireworks on the 4th in Newport, Oregon. Fireworks are set off over Yaquina Bay and can be seen from a lot of different locations. For the best viewing head to Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site, under the Yaquina Bay Bridge, SW Bay Blvd, Abbey St Pier on the bay front, and the Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina.

Yachats - On the 4th of July take in the kooky La De Da Parade at noon, followed by a duck race at noon at the river. Fireworks start at sundown over the mouth of the Yachats river.

Florence - Florence puts on a colorful, patriotic display all day long on the 4th. From a porch parade, a bicycle parade, live music, a watermelon eating contest, and more activities throughout the day. At 10 PM fireworks are set off at the Port of Siuslaw.

A dark blue flier with red, white, and light blue writing proclaiming all of the activities on the 4th of July in Florence.
Photo via the Florence Chamber website.

Coos Bay - On Independence Day check out the Firecracker Run as well as family events at Mingus Park from 11-2 PM. At 9 PM fireworks will be set off over the bay. The best viewing of the fireworks show is the Coos Bay Boardwalk, though the display can be seen from most spots along the Bay from the Eastside to the Coos History Museum.

Bandon - On the 4th of July there will be a parade at 10 AM in the Old Town, as well as ice cream and apple pie on the boardwalk. A scavenger hunt, art show, crab derby, and cardboard boat regatta are also fun events to attend. Fireworks start at 10 PM over the Coquille River by the lighthouse. For the best views find a spot along the south side of the river.

Port Orford - Starting at 7 AM on the 4th of July, Port Orford has a long list of Independence Day activities to take part in. A pancake breakfast, sand art, two parades, a quilt show, cornhole tournament, keg toss, and a painted rock hunt are just a few things in store for you at the celebration. Get the full list of events on the 4th in Port Orford here. Fireworks start at 10 PM at Battle Rock Wayside Park. Please note that the beach is closed from Hubbard Creek to Battle Rock on the 4th starting at 3 PM.

Brookings - This fireworks show, which starts at 10 PM, is supposed to be one of the largest shows in the state. Due to a unique layout, you'll be closer to the fireworks than ever when you grab a spot on the beach or at the boat basin. Live music, street vendors and other activities will be happening all day long in Brookings on the 4th.

Port Of Gold Beach - Live music, a beer garden, and a food court will be available from noon to dark in Gold Beach, followed by a fireworks show at 10 PM.

A flier proclaiming the fourth of July event in the Port Of Gold Beach, Oregon, 2024.
Photo via the Travel Curry Coast website.

Willamette Valley And The I-5 Corridor

Fireworks over Portland. Photo by dog97209 via Flickr CC2.

Salem - On the 4th head over to the Oregon State Fairgrounds for the 4th of July Spectacular. Fun events start at 3 PM, like the demolition derby and the kids Bounce N' Battle fun zone. Fireworks start at 10 PM. Get your tickets here.

Mt. Angel - On the 4th see the parade at 11 AM, and then the fireworks at 10 PM.

Springfield - Starting at 4 PM on the 4th at Island Park there will be food, family fun, and live music. Fireworks start at 10 PM.

Oaks Amusement Park - Ride the rides, get cotton candy and ice cream, and then see the fireworks at 10 PM on the 4th of July. Cost of admission for kids ages 3 and up is $38 and includes all-day access to rides which open at 12 PM and run until midnight.

Portland - On the 4th, Head to the waterfront in Portland for the Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Then at 10 PM take in the fireworks show which will be launched from a barge on the Willamette River. You'll get great views from either side of the river. Another decent spot to see the fireworks is Mount Tabor Park. Parking at Mt. Tabor Park closes at 10 PM so you'll need to park in neighborhoods near Mount Tabor, take public transportation, or plan on walking or biking to the park.

Grant's Pass - Head to Reinhart Volunteer Park on the 4th for a day of celebration. Starting at 3 PM you can take in the classic car show, food trucks, art in the park, a dunk tank, aerial performances, live music and more. Fireworks start around 10 PM. If you can't find parking nearby, you can take a shuttle between the Grasshopper parking lot and the park.

Central And Northeast Oregon

Colorful red, white and blue fireworks in the night sky over Haines, Oregon.
Fireworks over Haines. Photo via Baker County Tourism Travel Flickr CC2.

Hood River - Check out the 4th of July parade in Hood River at 10 AM, and then settle in for a firework show over the river at 10 PM at the waterfront park and Hood River event site. Note: The Spit, the Sandbar, and the Marina Beach and Marina Park will be closed on the 4th of July. The Spit is closed all day, and the Sandbar and Marina Beach and Park close at 7 PM.

Haines - On the 4th there will be a fun run and walk, a cowboy breakfast, a parade, arts festival, Barbecue and more. Fireworks start around 10 PM near the Rodeo Grounds.

Bend - On the 4th Bend hosts a pet parade, a freedom float down the Deschutes River, and then fireworks starting at 10 PM at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

Prineville - On the 4th there will be a parade at 9:30 AM, and then from 10 AM - 2 PM head to Ochoco Creek Park for food, music, kids activities and more. Fireworks start at 9 PM at Ochoco Wayside Viewpoint.

We hope you all have a safe Independence Day and that it's filled with fun, family, and friends!

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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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