slides: 15 Things To Do in Portland 4th Of July Weekend
Saturday, June 27, 2015
With the 4th of July quickly approaching GoLocalPDX has discovered some of the best festivities for you to attend over the weekend. Not only did we find exciting activities in the Rose City, but also surrounding cities. No matter what you decide to do make sure to conclude your Independance Day with some fireworks!
See Slides Below for the top 15 things to do in Portland this 4th of July weekend.
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There's no better city than Portland to spend your Independance Day. Here are the top 15 things to do throughout 4th of July weekend.
St. Paul Rodeo
The St.Paul Rodeo is always one of the most popular events that occur during 4th of July weekend. This year will be no different. Some of the world’s top competitors will be making their way to City Park in St.Paul Oregon with hopes of winning the grand prize of $500,000.
City Park, 4th St NE, St. Paul., Times Vary. Wed-Sat. July 1st-4th. Tickets $16-$24. For more information click HERE.
Photo via St. Paul Rodeo Facebook page (image cropped)
Waterfront Blues Festival
With over 60 artists set to perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival it will surely be a party all weekend. This festival will also include a 5K/10K run/walk, a Blues Cruise and the largest firework display in Oregon. If any of this sounds fun to you make sure to come check it out!
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito Pkwy, Portland., Times Vary. Thurs-Sun. July 2nd-5th. Tickets $40. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Waterfront Blues Festival Facebook page (image cropped)
Portland Thorns Vs. Sky Blue FC
Every Independance Day weekend needs a good soccer match. Fortunately, this 4th of July weekend the city of Portland will be getting just that. The Thorns will be taking on Sky Blue FC, who happen to own the worst record in the NWSL. Hopefully the Thorns come out with a victory.
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland., 7pm Fri. July 3rd. Tickets $13-$35. For more information click HERE.
J.A.W.Z. The Musical
The Saloon Ensemble will be bringing Jaws to the Alberta Rose Theatre in honor of the film's 40th anniversary. This is a two-act musical comedy written, directed, arranged and performed by this talented performance troupe. If you decide to see the show, make sure you bring a life preserve.
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St, Portland., 9pm Fri. July 3rd. Tickets $20. For more information click HERE.
Photo via J.A.W.Z. The Musical Facebook page (image cropped)
Dog Days Of Summer
Come and celebrate dogs everywhere! At the Dog Days Of Summer celebration there will be activities ranging from doggie fashion shows to dog themed crafts. Caryn Jamieson Music will even be in attendance playing live music from 5:30pm to 8pm. Bring your pup and have some fun in downtown Camas.
Downtown Camas, 4th and Cedar, Camas., 5pm-8pm Fri. July 3rd. This is a free event. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Dog Days Of Summer Facebook page (image cropped)
Millennium Concert Band
Under the direction of Dale Cleland, the Millennium Concert Band will kicking off 4th of July weekend with a USO style performance. The band will be performing patriotic, military and marching compositions. Veterans will also be honored at this concert and there will even be a ceremonial Presentation of the Colors from the Lake Oswego Police Honor Guard.
Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St, Lake Oswego., 7pm Fri. July 3rd. This is a free event. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Millennium Concert Band Facebook page (image cropped)
Hillsboro Hops Vs. Eugene Emeralds
The Hillsboro Hops need as many wins as possible if they want to repeat as NWL champions. On Friday they will be facing the Eugene Emeralds. Luckily for the Hops the Ems currently have a losing record.
Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 NW 229th Avenue, Hillsboro., 7:05pm Fri. July 3rd. Tickets $7-$16. For more information click HERE.
Haunted Pub Crawl
What do you get when you combine beer tastings and ghost stories? You get the Haunted Pub Crawl! This tour will introduce you to the spirits that have been haunting Old Town for years. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear stories of murder, drug dens and corrupt police. Some of these ghosts have even been featured on the Travel Channels’ Ghost Adventures.
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland., 7 pm Fri-Sat. July 3rd-4th. Tickets $49. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Haunted Pub Crawl Facebook page (image cropped)
Estacada Timber Festival
The Estacada Timber Festival will be back at Timber Park over 4th of July weekend. This festival will include activities such as ax throwing, log rolling and speed climbing contests. In addition, there will also be a Kid’s Zone, Beer Garden and live music.
Timber Park, 90878 NW Evergreen Way, Estacada., Fri-Sat. July 3rd-4th. Tickets $5-$15. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Estacada Timber Festival Facebook page (image cropped)
Portland Craft Beer Festival
Portland is widely known across the country for their crafted beer. This event will allow guests to sample some beers that have been brewed from within the city limits. There will also be wine and ciders available for guests to try. There’s no better way to spend the day than with an ice-cold beer in your hand.
The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St, Portland., Fri-Sun. July 3rd-5th. Tickets $20. For more information click HERE.
Independence Day At Fort Vancouver
Come spend the 4th of July at Fort Vancouver. This celebration, which is presented by Bank of America, will have something fun for the entire family. There will be walking tours, crafts, music, food and fireworks, just to name a few. Also, this year’s state of the art firework show will be synchronized to music and launched from Pearson Field.
Fort Vancouver, 750 Anderson St, Vancouver, WA., 8am Sat. July 4th. Tickets in advance $5, the day of $7. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Facebook page (image cropped)
Foot Traffic Flat Marathon
The Foot Traffic Flat Marathon is one of the flattest and fastest marathons on the West Coast. Participants have the option of signing up for a 5k, 8k, half marathon or full marathon. Each marathon will take place on Sauvie Island, which is 12,000+ acre island just northwest of Portland.
Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch, 16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland., 6:30am-1pm Sat. July 4th. Tickets $39-$90. For more information click HERE.
Happy Valley 4th Of July Family Festival
The community of Happy Valley is, once again, hosting their annual 4th of July Family Festival. At this festival there will be activities for all ages such as parades, crafts and plenty of delicious food. And the best part is that it’s free to attend and most of the activities are free as well.
Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Road, Happy Valley., 9:30am Sat. July 4th. This is a free event. For more information click HERE.
Photo via City of Happy Valley Facebook page (image cropped)
The Merry Wives Of Windsor
This summer the Original Practice Shakespeare, a non-profit theater company, will be performing various Shakespeare plays throughout Portland. On July 5th you can find them at Cathedral Park performing The Merry Wives Of Windsor. This Shakespearian comedy will also rely on audience participation, so be prepared to get up on stage and test out your acting skills.
Cathedral Park, N Edison St and Pittsburg Ave, Portland., 2pm Sun. July 5th. This is a free event. For more information click HERE.
Photo via Original Practive Shakespeare Facebook page (image cropped)
Portland Timbers Vs. San Jose Earthquakes
With the Timbers playing some of their best soccer the city of Portland is anxiously waiting to see if it will continue. On Sunday the Timbers will take on the San Jose Earthquakes, who are 6-5. Even though they are #7 in the Eastern Conference they are still a very dangerous team.
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland., 2pm Sun. July 5th. Tickets $18-$142. For more information click HERE.
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