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Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks Show in Vancouver, Washington

The 4th of July Fireworks Show is back again in 2013

It's BIG, itís beautiful, it's crowded, but for many it is worth it to see and feel what at least used to be the biggest fireworks display west of the Mississippi River. (more than 65,000 people attended this show in the past.) This year the fireworks are again at Pearson Field and as usual it's expected to be crowded because "All" of the Portland people will come across the river for the show. Can you say "serious traffic jam"?

There is live musical entertainment during the day (starting at noon) and it culminates in a coordinated fireworks display that is thunderous to say the least. You will feel the explosions throughout your whole body which can be awesome. If you are close enough to enjoy this event, the visual effect is also overwhelming as the entire sky explodes in brilliant colors. The musical entertainment should be fantastic. Beginning in 2010 there was a big change which includes admission prices. General Admission Price of $7.00 at the gate (age 13 & over) and $5 if you buy in advance on line. They also included a "Prime Viewing Area" with costs of $25.00, under 21 and $50.00 age 21 and older.

There are fair and festival type food and vendors.
You can bring a blanket and sit in the grassy field while listening and watching the shows.
This is the biggest Fireworks show in the Portland Vancouver area without a doubt and claimed to be the biggest west of the Mississippi. The fireworks show starts after dusk, around 10:00 PM.

There are no fireworks from the barge any longer.

The things you should know about this event:

  • A LOT of people come here and when it is over there is a major traffic jam with people trying to get home. There is a special service set up by C-Tran for bus service and using it is a good idea.
  • Parking prohibited near the event site and it is enforced. Don't get your car towed as it is expensive and it will ruin what otherwise is a fantastic event.
  • Parking is available in the downtown area of Vancouver, including street and lots. Keep in mind that the closer you are to the event and the later you come, the less chance you will have to get a good spot.
  • Most if not all Hotels & Motels have No Vacancy for the night of the fireworks. This is a smart idea, although it is going to cost you extra of course. If you want to plan for next years event, most hotels start taking reservations on January 1st. If you want to check availability of local Hotels / Motels, click here.
  • No alcohol, fireworks, pets, grills, tents, canopies, knives or weapons allowed!

For more information call 360-992-1800

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