4th of July Events 2014

4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 3, 2014

7PM Star Spangled Spectacular
Bring your family and friends and join your neighbors in the community for a free concert of patriotic and pop music by the North Coast Symphonic Band at 7 P.M. on Thursday, July 3, at the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria at 12th and Commercial.

Friday, July 4, 2014

11AM – 3PM Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration A local business leader has been named grand marshal of Warrenton’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade. The theme for 2014 is “Small Town, Big Heart.” Don Patterson, who owns three mini-marts in Astoria and Warrenton, is an active member of the community, volunteering and contributing to various civic, youth and sports activities. Don and his wife, Renay, helped found the Warrenton Hall of Fame, he has served on Warrenton’s Budget Committee, the Warrenton Business Association board, the Warrenton Kids Inc. board and they have served as chaperones for Astoria Regatta. The parade is sponsored by the City of Warrenton and Warrenton Business Association.
Independence Day 2014 All events are free, although to participate in the parade or shows, you must fill out an application. Send a request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or pick one up at Warrenton City Hall, Warrenton Library or The UPS Store.
KIDS’ DECORATED BIKE SHOW: Children are invited to bring their bikes to the gravel lot next to the fire station from noon to 3 p.m. Parade staff will be on hand to help children decorate their bikes and to lead them into the parade at 3 p.m. Some decoration items will be available or bring your own. Parents are welcome to participate.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robinson Community Park behind Warrenton City Hall. It is open to all classic vehicles, with trophies for the top three.
MOTORCYCLE SHOW: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robinson Community Park in Warrenton. All motorcyclists are invited and will have the opportunity to bring up the rear of the Warrenton parade.
COMMUNITY BARBECUE: The Warrenton Firefighters Association sponsors this annual free hot dog and hamburger feast from noon to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 225 S. Main Ave.
DRESSED-UP PETS: Clatsop Animal Assistance will show off available pets from local shelters and walk them in the parade. In addition, residents are urged to dress up their dogs, cats, iguanas and other pets for a special walk to remember down Main Street.
PARADE: About 100 entries are expected for the annual parade, which kicks off at 3 p.m. It runs down Main Avenue from the post office to Ninth Street and then west to Warrenton Grade School. The parade is sponsored by the City of Warrenton and Warrenton Business Association. Applications are available at City Hall, Warrenton Community Library and The UPS Store. There’s still time to sign up for the parade or vehicle show. Call Cindy Yingst at 503-861-7447. For more information, contact Cindy Yingst at 503-861-7447, Melody Dufton at 503-895-1391, or committee members Mike Moha, Karen Williams, Pam Morimoto, Diana Morimoto, Andi Garcia and D.B. Lewis.

Noon to 10PM: Red-White & Buoy Waterfront Celebration
Starts at Noon on Friday, July 4, with BBQ, Beer Garden, Live Music, Outdoor Stage
Buoy Beer Company, #1 8th St., Astoria

2PM to 10PMm: The Fort George “4th of July 3-Day 3-Way”
Live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6-10pm upstairs
BBQ, yard games & more outside on Fri. 2-8pm & Sat. 12-6pm

8PM – Astoria Riverwalk Twilight Parade
The Astoria Downtown Historical District Association (ADHDA) invites anyone and everyone to participate in the 4th Annual River Walk Community Parade. The parade will start at 8 pm and walking from the Columbia River Maritime Museum to the Sixth Street Viewing Platform. Come in costume! Bring the kids or the dogs! Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, or umbrella! Promote your business! It the ADHDA’s hope that through our combined energy we can create a vibrant, artistic, fun, and safe atmosphere for all community members to gather, relax and celebrate as we enjoy Astoria’s fabulous fireworks display together in Downtown Astoria! To participate in the parade, gather with us at the historic Train Depot / Barbey Maritime Center at 7:45pm. For more information contact Alana at (503) 791-7940 or visit the ADHDA on Facebook. Participants are encouraged to disperse to their favorite spot to watch the fireworks after we reach the end of the route at 6th street.

Dusk – Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display over the Columbia River
Line up along the Columbia River in Astoria to watch a fantastic fireworks display brought to you by the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce! The eye catching celebration is an exciting and entertaining end to the 4th of July festivities. This year the fireworks will be shot from the East End Mooring Basin. We worked with the Port of Astoria, the Astoria Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal to determine the best way to display the fireworks this year since access to the East End Mooring Basin is limited to foot traffic. We contracted with Western Display Fireworks, of Canby, for the program. Western Display Fireworks is a 4th generation family owned business with more than 60 years of experience. Join us along the Astoria Riverwalk for this year’s celebration.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


2PM to 10PM: The Fort George “4th of July 3-Day 3-Way”
Live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6-10pm upstairs
BBQ, yard games & more outside on Fri. 2-8pm & Sat. 12-6pm

Sunday, July 6, 2014


2PM to 10PM: The Fort George “4th of July 3-Day 3-Way”
Live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6-10pm upstairs

2PM: Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band
of the Oregon National Guard
A live music event “ Heroes and Villians”
Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. Astoria
FREE concert open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. 
 “Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band is performing a free, public concert series throughout Oregon. Chief Warrant Officer Ashley Alexander, Staff Sergeant James Cameron, and SGT Chris Sigman will be conducting an exciting program of music, including family-favorite selections from the films Frozen, The Incredibles, Superman, and Les Miserables, and a multimedia feature, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas. Rounding out the program will be rousing marches, patriotic selections, and a tribute to the service-members of Oregon and beyond. The 234 Army Band, nicknamed “Oregon’s Own”, is the Oregon National Guard’s ambassadors to the State of Oregon. Organized in 1919, the band has seen duty in the Pacific during WWII and was awarded several citations including the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for service from October 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945. The Band tours every summer as part of its Annual Training, performing concerts for the citizens of Oregon and beyond. Based in Clackamas, the 234th Army Band is comprised of over 40 Soldiers from Oregon and Southwest Washington, and performs with a full Concert ensemble, and a range of smaller “musical performance teams” to include rock and jazz bands, and woodwind and brass ensembles. In addition to saluting military service-members past and present, the Band aims to entertain all members of the community as a show of appreciation for the shared sacrifice families of Oregon National Guard service-members have endured in support of military operations around the globe. Organized in 1919, the Band was inducted into federal service in 1940 and participated in the Luzon, New Guinea, and Southern Philippine Campaigns during World War II, earning the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The Band was designated the 234th Army Band in 1947.