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Where to Watch Fireworks in and Around Portland

Fourth of July 2011

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Check out the biggest displays around town on the Fourth of July.

Waterfront Blues Festival
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 10:05 p.m.

Oaks Park,
Where: SE Spokane Street
When: Fireworks begin at dusk
What: The park is open all day for rides and entertainment.
How Much: Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for anyone under 15.

Blue Lake Park
Where: NE 223rd Ave and Marine Drive
What: The park is open all day and the fireworks begin at dusk. There's also live music this year. (The Stingrays will play starting around 5 p.m.
How Much: $10 per vehicle or $15 for large vans.

Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
Where: The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is located at 612 E. Reserve St in Vancouver, WA). What: The fireworks display at Fort Vancouver is a fantastic celebration. The park opens at 8 a.m. and there will be four stages of entertainment. The fireworks begin at 10:05 p.m.
How Much: General Admission is $7 at the gate and $5 if you buy in advance. Kids under 12 are free. Get advance tickets online. There is also Prime Viewing Area Seating available for $50 if you're over 21, $25 if you're under 21. Buy tickets here.

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