Have a fun-filled Fourth of July by attending any of these events being held in Albany and its surrounding areas.
River Rhythms Concert and Fireworks Show, Thursday, July 2
Start your 4th of July celebrations a little early this year by attending the first River Rhythms Concert of the season. The concert features the soulful-rock band, Jelly Bread, and is followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the river. The music starts at 7 p.m., and is free for everyone.
Lumberjack Breakfast, 6-11 a.m., July 2-5
Get ready for your 4th of July festivities with an all-you-can-eat breakfast in Timber-Linn Park, hosted by the East Albany Lions Club. Entry costs $7 per adult, and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit Lions Club charities.
Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., July 4
Hosted by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, the annual Pancake Breakfast is a 4th of July tradition you don’t want to miss. For just $7 per adult, or $4 per child, you can eat as much food as possible, and spend the day exploring historic Brownsville.
BBQ, Beer Garden, and Music, 5:30 p.m., July 4
In the afternoon, head to Randy’s Main Street Coffee for a delicious BBQ and live music. There will be a beer garden, hosted by Kirk’s Ferry Trading Post, opening at 4 p.m., followed by the BBQ at 5:30. Music starts at 6 p.m., and is free to all customers.
Fireworks in the Park, after dusk, July 4
Just after sunset, pay a visit to Pioneer Park to watch a spectacular fireworks show over the Calapooia River. The show is one of the best around, and is completely free.
Find details about Brownsville at www.historicbrownsville.com.
Red, White, and Blue Riverfront Festival, all day, July 3-4
This downtown Corvallis festival is a great way to spend Independence Day. With live music, crafts, kids’ activities, great food, and local wine and microbrews, there is something for everyone to take part in as they wait for the sun to set.
Corvallis Jaycees Fireworks Show, after dusk, July 4
Watch beautiful fireworks burst over the Willamette River from your seat at the downtown riverfront. The show is free for everyone.
Harrisburg July 4th Celebration, July 4
Harrisburg puts on its biggest event of the year on the 4th of July, and this year’s celebration is no exception! Events include food, games, a parade and fireworks over the Willamette River. Parade begins at 11 a.m., and fireworks are at dusk (about 9:30 p.m.) in Riverside Park. (Click the link above for schedule and details).
Star-Spangled Celebration, 6-10:30 p.m., July 4
Pack your picnic basket and pay a visit to Lebanon’s Cheadle Lake Park for a family-friendly 4th of July event. There will be plenty to do, including great food, games, live performances, and more.The firework show starts at 10 p.m., and the entry fee is $10 per carload, or $3 for walk-in groups.
Photos by Cathy Flowers(upper) and Nancy Hunt(lower).
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