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Portland Celebrates Independence Day with Some All-American Activities

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Portland has an awesome array of annual Independence Day celebrations that promises fun, family, and fireworks. In fact, the great news is as of June 30, 2021, COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Portland and in the state of Oregon. Moreover, while events are now allowed, there are some events that, may, in fact, be still canceled, postponed, or held virtually. So, therefore, check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

The downtown Waterfront Blues Festival attracts thousands of blues fans from around the world. It is one of the city’s largest annual events.  Moreover, it is the best perch in town to catch Portland’s July 4 fireworks. However, many of Portland’s parks, like Mt. TaborSellwood Park, and the International Rose Test Garden, are also great choices. In fact, you can also score top viewing at Oaks Amusement Park, where rides and rollerskating hours will be extended for visitors that want to watch the waterfront fireworks show. They can stay on afterward for some classic summertime fun.

Below are some of the regional Fourth of July events residents and visitors can check out.

St. Paul Rodeo

  • Event: St. Paul Rodeo
  • Dates: July 1st-July 4th, 2021
  • For Times: July 1st – 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., July 2nd: 3:00 p.m.-10 p.m., July 3rd – 3:00 p.m.-10 p.m., and July 4th – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Location: St. Paul Rodeo Grounds, 20025 Fourth St., N.E., St. Paul, OR
  • Cost:  Call  1-800-237-5920
The event is billed as “The Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo.” It will return for the 84th year with the promise of top rodeo action. Moreover, it will feature family fun and the time-worn staple of patriotism. There will be six rodeo performances that are sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, which will feature the top rodeo cowboys and livestock in the world.

There is also the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival that will take from July through August. Though not necessarily Fourth of July specific, there is entertainment and music for all. Please visit for more information on the music, costs, data, and location.


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