Nothing says summer like hot dogs, root beer and fireworks! Independence Day will be here before you know it and there are plenty of fun July 4th events in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas and throughout Clark County for some great family fun. From a pancake breakfast and parades to pie eating contests and firework displays, check out this list of 2019 July 4th events in Clark County.
If you are planning on having fireworks of your own, be sure to check out the Clark County website for rule and restrictions.
Friday, June 28 – Thursday, July 4
The 4th of July Rendezvous Days and Parade kick off on June 29 with a sidewalk chalk art contest and the popular Bigfoot Fun Run on June 29 at 9:00 a.m. Bigfoot will be there to oversee the event, with prizes and trophies! The 4th of July Parade will happen on July 4 at 10:00 a.m., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information visit the Town of Yacolt website.
Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July in Ridgefield is not to be missed. A non-profit organization puts on an entire day of fun, starting with the Firefighters Association pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. There are fun runs to help you burn off those ‘cakes and then a pet and kid pre-parade. At 10:15 a.m. it’s time to gather for the main parade. Gather at the corner of Pioneer Street & Main Avenue to participate, no cost or pre-registration required. The theme of this year’s parade is “Land of the Free, Home of the Suppers.”
Kids will love all there is to do at Ridgefield Refuge Overlook Park after the parade, including face painting, magicians, children’s inflatables and more. Tony Starlight will provide live entertainment from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the pie eating contest (free to those under 18-years-old) will follow. But you aren’t done yet! From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. High Fidelity will be doing dance participation in the plaza and of course, there will be tons of food, drink and craft vendors for all ages to enjoy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: they will not be doing their fireworks show, in support of the new show being held at the Clark County Event Center. For more information visit the Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration website.
4th of July at the Fairgrounds
Thursday, July 4
5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Clark County Event Center: 9474, 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield
Free, parking is $6 cash per vehicle
New this year, the Clark County Event Center is having a free firework show! The 4th of July at the Fairgrounds will include a Battle of the Bands, kid’s fun zone and food and drink vendors as well. The kid’s activities will have things for kids of all ages, even teenagers to do, including over 11 inflatables. There will also be a cornhole tournament. The Battle of the Bands will include eight bands performing for the chance to win the grand prize – performing at the Clark County Fair! First through fourth place will get cash prizes as well. The 4th of July at the Fairgrounds is going to be a great way to spend Fourth of July in Clark County. For more information visit the Clark County Fourth website or follow them on Facebook.
56th Annual Vancouver Firework Spectacular
Thursday, July 4
10:00 p.m., gates open at 8:00 a.m., suggest arrive is 5:00 p.m.
Pearson Airfield at Fort Vancouver: 101 E Reserve Street, Vancouver
Free, donations accepted
The firework show at Fort Vancouver is famous and gets bigger each year. Set to a synchronized soundtrack, this free event lasts about 20 minutes and starts after dark, around 10:05 p.m. The fireworks are not visible from Clark College, the Columbia River or Portland, so you need to make your way to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. for those who want to explore the fort, but recommended arrival is 5:00 p.m. There is food and drink to purchase or bring your own, but no alcohol may be brought in. Before the fireworks, there will be live music as well as The Bull radio station keeping you entertained. You may tour the different houses and buildings at the Fort and watch living history demonstration throughout the day.
C-Tran will be running two free shuttles to the event starting at 6:00 p.m., one from Fisher’s Landing Transit Center and on from the 99th Street Transit Center, with return service. For more information visit The Historic Trust website.
Washougal 4th of July Concert and Celebration
Thursday, July 4
Washougal Waterfront Park: 56 S 1st St, Washougal
Head over to Washougal Waterfront Park for the Washougal 4th of July Concert and Celebration. This year the opening act is the Junebugs and the headliner is 5 Guys Named Moe. Concert starts at 6:00 p.m. with fireworks following at dark, around 10:00 p.m. The show is about 20 minutes in length. There is a new nature play area that just opened a few minutes’ walk from the festivities for kids to explore. We have several food vendors with food available to purchase and a beer garden run by the Lions club of Camas. Find more information at The Port of Camas-Washougal website.