Fourth of July Fireworks around the mid-Valley

Fireworks over one of Albany's historic homes, Train House

Celebrating the Fourth of July is even more fun with a fireworks display, and Albany will be taking part this year. The event will be part of a grand opening for the newly renovated Monteith Riverpark.

Kicking off the night’s festivities will be the opening of the River Rhythms concert series at 7 p.m. featuring country singer Lee Greenwood. The fireworks display will be held right after the concert, at about 9 p.m., weather permitting.

The concert is free, but a $1 donation per person is encouraged.

Renovations to Monteith Riverpark include a new performance stage, children’s play equipment and a splashpad for the kids on those hot summer days.

flyer for lumberjack breakfast

The ALL YOU CAN EAT Lumberjack Breakfast is a must-attend event if you are in Albany over Independence Day Weekend. Grab your friends and family and head over to Timber-Linn Memorial Park 6-11 a.m. July 4-11. Hosted by the East Albany Lions Club, this event has been running for 50+ years and benefits the local community.

$10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. All proceeds go to Lions Sight & Hearing, local charities, and community projects.

Families will have many other fireworks and 4th of July celebrations to choose from around the mid-valley. Here are a few to choose from:

July 3

Corvallis – Take in a Corvallis Knights baseball game and then enjoy a spectacular fireworks display afterward at OSU’s Goss Stadium in Corvallis. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.

YamhillSaffron Fields Vineyard, 18748 NE Laughlin Rd., holds a festival with live music, food trucks and fireworks! Tickets are $75 each.

July 4

Keizer – Catch a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game and stick around for the fireworks at Volcanoes Stadium, 6700 Field of Dreams Way NE. Game time is 6 p.m.

Brownsville – The day begins with breakfast in Pioneer Park and ends with a fireworks display, put on by the Brownsville Rural Fire District. All are welcome to attend.

Salem – Enjoy a full day of activities at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, including food, drinks, a Bounce n’ Battle Fun Zone, a demolition derby, and concerts by country artist McKayla Marie and high-energy 80s tribute band, Radical Revolution, and a fireworks display. For ticket prices and times, go to Oregon State Fair.

Independence – Catch activities July 3-5: enjoy the YMCA Kid’s Zone, watch a parade that stretches from Monmouth to Independence, then head downtown to Riverview Park for a rubber duck derby and other activities, and a fireworks display.

Creswell – This all-day celebration, held downtown, starts with a pancake breakfast and ends with fireworks.

Harrisburg – The Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration features one of the biggest — if not the biggest — fireworks display in the mid-valley, along with several other fun events. Other activities included in the celebration are a flag raising, parade (plus a pet and costume parade), bands, vendors, a classic car show and a 5K run.

July 6

Detroit – A highlight of the summer at Detroit Lake is its Fireworks Display and weekend Celebration, held on the closest Saturday to Independence Day. The fireworks start at about 10 p.m. and can be viewed from all over town, from trails on the mountain tops, or from a boat anchored on the Lake.

Cover photo: Train House Fireworks by Camron Settlemier

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