BEST 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
SAT JULY 4TH
- Waterfront Blues Festival
- Oaks Park
- Fort Vancouver
- North Plains’ Fourth of July
- Corbett Fun Fest
- St. Paul Rodeo
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 Waterfront Blues Festival features 50 performers on four stages, plus fireworks on July 4th, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.
ST. PAUL RODEO
WED-SAT JULY 1-4 Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo. Also enjoy a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks. Schedule
FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 Portland Craft Beer Festival features beer from 50 Portland breweries, plus cider, wine, and cheese with food carts nearby at Fields Neighborhood Park.
4TH OF JULY RUN
SAT JULY 4 The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 8K, 5K.
FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.
J.A.W.Z. THE MUSICAL IN 3D
THURS-FRI JULY 2-3 Based on the famous shark movie, J.A.W.Z. The Musical in 3D is a comedy with campy costumes, hilarious storytelling, projected film, and sing-along songs at Alberta Rose Theatre. Discount tickets $13.
PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS
FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.
FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL
SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT FORT VANCOUVER
SAT JULY 4 Independence Day at Fort Vancouver has something fun for everyone! Spend the day kicking back on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site, party down with friends in the Adult Beverage Pavilion or grab the kids and enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day!
THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 The Vancouver Rodeo is a must see annual event for anyone that likes some real live rodeo action. There is lots of rodeo color and action with bronco riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and some humor thrown in to make it a great time for all.
CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY REENACTMENT
SAT JULY 4 Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by joining costumed reenactors on the grounds of historic Vancouver Barracks portraying members of the Civil War-era 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry. Living History activities may include black powder demonstrations, mounted and dismounted cavalry drills, encampments, and and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• Magic Mike XXL
• Terminator Genisys
• Cartel Lane
• Jackie and Ryan
• Jimmy’s Hall
• Mala Mala