The fireworks display will be positioned to provide the widest viewing angle possible so that people can watch from their homes on the hillside and spread out across the waterfront for a view of the skies above the river over Astoria.
Please be courteous when selecting a spot to watch the parade or the fireworks display. Please pack out what you bring in like food containers, sparklers and other garbage. We ask for everyone's help this holiday weekend to make this celebration a good experience.
Let's have a safe and legal blast on America's birthday. Reminder, only consumer fireworks obtained from an Oregon permitted retail stand, such as cones, fountains, and other ground-based fireworks are allowed. Please also consider your neighbors and pets before deciding on when and where you choose to light legal fireworks.
2023 Fourth of July Weekend
Schedule of Activities around the Astoria and Warrenton area
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Firecracker 5k Run/Walk at 9 a.m.
City of Ilwaco Fireworks Show at dusk
Port of Ilwaco (Washington)
More info: Ilwaco Merchants Association
Monday, July 3, 2023
Free Concert feat. Americana and patriotic music
6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. concert
More info: North Coast Symphonic Band
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Astoria Riverfront Trolley
The trolley will operate from Noon to 6 p.m. on the holiday.
More info with link to GPS location: Old300.org
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade, Car Show, BBQ & more
(see article below for more info)
Party on Pier 39
Pier 39 Astoria (100 39th Street)
3 p.m. through Fireworks show
More info: Astoria Uppertown Business Association
4th of July at the Beer Pier
Fort George Beer Pier (70 W. Marine Dr.)
6 p.m. through Fireworks show
More info: Fort George Brewery
Over the Columbia River in Astoria
Dusk (approx. 10 p.m.)
Tune in your radio at 9:30 p.m. for pre-show music and more.
(see article below for more info)
Over the Pacific Ocean in Seaside
Dusk (approx. 10 p.m.)
More info: Seaside Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Clean up efforts
Each year, volunteers come out as individuals or with a group in each of our communities to help clean up debris along the Warrenton parade route, Astoria riverwalk, Seaside beaches and more. Do your part by cleaning up your area when the parade or fireworks display is over, then come out and join this truly grassroots effort of community members on the morning of the 5th. Our chamber staff will be on the patrol starting at 8 a.m.
Several restaurants and breweries have hosted events in the past to celebrate the holiday. We'll add those here when 2023 details are announced. Click here for our community calendar.
2023 Warrenton Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
TIME FOR A PARADE! Come enjoy the "Freedom to Dream" old-fashioned community parade on Main Avenue in downtown Warrenton, Oregon.
The Warrenton Volunteer Firefighters Association will be hosting their annual BBQ of hamburgers and hotdogs, free of charge (donations welcome) prior to the parade. The car show is back and will once again be held at Robinson Community Park. Floats, clowns, horses and more, what better way to spend a day?!
The parade will occur on Tuesday, July 4, at 3 p.m. The parade, coordinated by Spruce Up Warrenton, will follow a route along Main Avenue from First to Ninth, turning west on Ninth to Cedar and ending at the Warrenton Grade School.
North Coast Equestrian Trails will be riding and showing horses in the parade. Find them afterwards in the park to meet the horses and learn more about them. (Please do not approach the horses before or during the parade as this can spook the horses.)
Interested businesses, organizations and individuals are welcome to apply to have an entry in the parade by filling out the application at this link.
Fireworks to Light up the Sky on the Fourth of July 2023
Businesses collaborate to fund public display in Astoria.
The show will go on! More than TWENTY corporate partners and individuals have joined forces once again to hold the annual 4th of July fireworks display. The fireworks will be shot from a barge in the river near downtown Astoria to provide a multitude of great vantage points for spectators to enjoy the show from a safe distance.
With the continued leadership from Bob Dorn of Hyak Tongue Point and Willis Van Dusen of Van Dusen Beverages, the fireworks display and related expenses are completely paid for by business contributions. In recent years, they raised funds for a bigger show than we have ever had in Astoria and the 2023 show will be just as grand.
“Our goal is to celebrate our community with this long-standing and beloved tradition,” said Bob Dorn.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023 the show will be launched from a barge and will begin at 10 p.m. The display this year will be larger and higher than ever before to allow viewing from a larger area of town to avoid crowding along the Riverwalk. Ohana Media Group will be simulcasting patriotic music during the display on Eagle Country 103.9 FM.
“The Chamber is honored to have the support from these business partners to keep this annual event on the calendar,” said Executive Director David Reid. “By offering a public display, we hope to cut down on personal fireworks displays which become a fire and safety hazard on our area beaches, as well.”
We encourage our community to continue to find safe ways to celebrate Independence Day this year and look to skies with us on the 4th of July.
Thanks to these partners for making the fireworks display possible:
Astoria Brewing Company
Astoria Downtown Market
Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
Big River Construction
Buoy Beer Company
Columbia River Bar Pilots
Da Yang Seafood
Element 26 Fitness
Fort George Brewing
Friends of the Astoria Column
Haglund Kelley Law
Hyak Tongue Point
Kinney and Sons Construction
Lewis and Clark Bank
Mo’s Seafood and Chowder
Pier 39 - Astoria
Rogue Ales and Spirits
Teevin Bros. Land and Timber
the Tennant family
the Van Dusen family
With In-Kind Donations and Additional Support from:
Capt. Clark Caffall, Tug Captain
Ohana Media Group
WCT Marine and Construction, providing the tug ‘Voyager’ and tug crew; and loading and unloading the fireworks barge
Western Display Fireworks (for giving us a lot of bang for our bucks)
Notice to Mariners
Many boaters have inquired about whether they can watch from the river aboard their vessel. Yes, this is a great way to see the show. Please follow all safety guidelines for mariners provided by the USCG and CC Sheriff's marine patrol.
Plan for a 550-feet safety zone around the barge.