July 4th Celebration & Tailgating Information

11 a.m. Tailgating gates open – ticket information below
Noon – Set up in Plaza with historical walking tours
12:00,12;45, 1:30 Walking Tours by Brandon Sundeen Columbia County Historical Society and Museum Association Tours 12:00, 12:45, 1:30
1:15 Opus Dance on the Wauna Credit Union Stage
2 p.m. Introduction begins at 1:50 followed by “Let the Freedom Bells Ring” with Bell Ringing Courthouse Plaza Steps – Additionally there are 9 Community Bell locations American Legion Post 42 Ringing Bells and may have some VFW Post 1440 ring Bells too
2:15 American Heritage Girls present and serving “Cake for America” – 243 years old with VFW Post 1440
2 p.m. Vendors open for food options.
3:30 p.m. National Anthem at Wauna Credit Union Stage
4 p.m. Happy Hour opens

4:40 – 6:30 p.m. Winn Alexander WAUNA Credit Union Stage
6:45 – 10 p.m. Hit Machine on Wauna Credit Union Stage
10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Save gas and have a great time here in St. Helens, OR for the Annual Fireworks Celebration. We have live music by Winn Alexander starting at 4:40 and followed by Hit Machine. Lots of yummy food and delicious beers, wines and margaritas!

Tailgating Information is below.

Thank you for helping to support our fireworks program. All funds collected go towards having a safe, successful music and fireworks show.

This is the closest you’ll be able to get to the fireworks along with the best parking location. Park right by the riverfront in St. Helens, OR. Plan to attend this epic gathering and have some fun with friends and family. This is the best tailgating event of the summer. Enjoy the river views, cook up some food or buy some onsite. Kick back and relax. Enjoy Hit Machine and other activities. More information is also found at discovercolumbiacounty.com

Each car receives up to 4 or 6 wristbands depending on your ticket purchased. Every person inside the fenced area will be required to have a wristband. Every infant or child is required to have a wristband. Please do not bring your pets. Monitors will be on duty to ensure you are wearing your wristband. People do not need to all be in the vehicle but you will be required to meet them at the gate so they can put their wrist bands on before entering the area. Extra wristbands are $4 per person with your car ticket.

Adult or child entry with no car is $4. Sorry only cash onsite will be accepted.

Gates open at 11 a.m. Tailgating is permitted. Gates will be locked at 11 p.m. Gates will reopen at 8 a.m. if you leave your car or get locked in the gated area.

The entry gate is located on 1st Street by The Dockside Restaurant. Both the 1st Street Gate and the back gate will be open to exit. Getting back home has proven to be super fast with both of these exit locations available. Come and enjoy.