Fireworks and fun for Fourth of July

Fireworks displays, concerts and other great events await mid-valley residents this Fourth of July holiday and beyond.

Photo by Nancy Hunt

While Albany will not be holding its own fireworks show, several are happening nearby around the mid-valley. Most events are free, but because of the high cost of putting on a full-blown fireworks show, communities are gladly accepting donations.

Here’s a quick list of communities planning events through early July, including public fireworks:

Albany: The Lions Club will be holding its annual all-you-can-eat Lumberjack Breakfast 6 to 11 a.m. July 1-4 at Timber-Linn Memorial Park. Other early July events in Albany include:

  • The popular River Rhythms concert series at Monteith Riverpark begins July 7 with a performance by Sheena Easton.
  • Enjoy music and food as you shop for bargains July 7-10 during Crazy Daze in downtown Albany.
  • The Monday concert series Summer Sounds at Monteith Riverpark kicks off July 11 with the Bylines.

For more information about these and other events in and around Albany, see our Calendar of Events.

Harrisburg:  A parade, fireworks, breakfast and other events highlight the 70th Annual Old-Fashioned Harrisburg Fourth of July Celebration, July 3-4.

Lebanon:  Fireworks over the lake at Cheadle Lake Park are planned again on July 4, beginning at 9:30 p.m.:

Brownsville: Enjoy the community breakfast in the morning and fireworks in the evening:

Corvallis: The Corvallis Knights baseball team will have fireworks following their game at Goss Stadium on July 3. For tickets, click here.

The city of Corvallis will also hold its Red, White & Blue Riverfront Festival on July 4, beginning at 11 a.m., and its fireworks display that evening beginning at 10 p.m.

Independence: Several events are planned for Independence Days July 2-4, with fireworks displays on the evenings of July 2 and 4. Cost for those evenings is $5 for anyone age 6 and over. For more information, go here.

Oregon Garden: Back after two years off, the July 3 Fireworks Celebration will include, food, drinks, art and a fireworks show. For admission and other information, go here.

Staying safe

If you plan to do your own fireworks display, please make sure they are legal and done with safety in mind. Click here for a video by the city of Albany on safety tips and highlighting the affect illegal fireworks have on pets and on some veterans suffering from PTSD.

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