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July 4th Events and Activities Near Sherwood

With the 4th of July falling on a Monday this year, there are events happening around the Portland-Metro area throughout the entire weekend! Here’s a sampling of what’s happening.


Woodhaven Neighborhood 4th of July Kids Parade

Date: July 4th at 10am

Location: Sherwood YMCA to Fitch Drive to Pinehurst to Woodhaven to the YMCA

This local tradition is sponsored by the Woodhaven HOA and is open to all so long as your mode of transportation is non-motorized and does not include political campaigning.  For more information, click here.

Tigard Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Date: Monday, July 4th at Dusk

Location: Tigard High School (92nd and Durham)

A family event that features live music, kids games, concessions, and fireworks at dusk.  More information available here. 

St. Paul Rodeo

Dates: July 30th – July 4th

Location: St. Paul, Oregon

One of the most popular rodeos in Oregon and just a short drive from Sherwood, this annual event includes something for everyone! A carnival, live music, art, professional bull riders, and fireworks every night starting July 1st at 10:15pm. For more information, click here.

Waterfront Blues Festival Fireworks Show

Date: July 4th at 10pm

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park; SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

Benefiting the Oregon Food Bank, this is the largest fireworks display in Oregon and is the culminating the event of the Waterfront Blues Festival.  To enter the festival, make a donation of $10 (or more) plus two or  more cans of non-perishable food.  More information here. 

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver

Date: July 4 starting at 8am; fireworks at 10:05 pm

Location: Fort Vancouver, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661

A tradition for over 50 years, this all day event costs just $5 in advance, $7 at the door, with kids 12 and under for free and includes a parade, food vendors, live entertainment all day, arts and crafts, and one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the Northwest! More information available here.

Extensive Portland Area List

PDX Portland Pipeline offers the most extensive list of Portland-area July 4th weened events including festivals, parades, fireworks, concerts, BBQs, parties, dinners, shows, etc. Click here for this list. 


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