This summer, the beautiful Hood River region plays host to an incredible array of patriotic festivals, outdoor concerts, and spectacular firework shows celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether you make the trek to Seaside, OR, for one of the West Coast’s largest firework shows or stay close to your premium vacation rental home in scenic Hood River, there is no shortage of family friendly activities all day long this Hood River 4th of July.
Hood River 4th of July Festivities
Start Independence Day out with a fun run (or walk) in downtown Hood River with the Cranmer-Kollas Memorial Run, a 7-mile course from the Odell Fire Station to Jackson Park in Hood River. Registration begins at 7am, with walkers hitting the course at 8am and runners following at 9am.
After an invigorating start to the day, grab a good vantage point and enjoy handmade local floats, live music, and delicious food during the Lions’ Club Independence Day Parade (10am on The Heights). A barbecue in the park sponsored by the Hood River Fire Department features patriotic music, a flag ceremony, face painting, a bounce house, and games for the entire family. There will be delicious food including all your favorites on the grill and an ice cream social.
A second parade will grace the streets of Odell at 4pm, and the night culminates with the Eyeopener Fireworks Show at 10pm at the Port. Gather around the waterfront, you simply can’t miss this spectacle that everyone will love.
While we love the exciting outdoor events and small-town atmosphere of Hood River, if your family and friends are up for a drive the spectacular firework show at Seaside, OR, is well worth the trip (~3 hours). Spend the day with a parade, a community social, and fun community events, but then settle in at Seaside Beach for one of the largest firework shows on the West Coast. Choreographed to 25 minutes of rousing classical music, this brilliant show is not to be missed!
Hood River Vacations features an incredible selection of rental homes and cabins in the Hood River area, perfect for enjoying a relaxing 4th of July week. Conveniently located close to the events on July 4 in downtown Hood River, you are also close to outdoor attractions like kayaking, hiking, and cycling. Book your stay online, and start planning your holiday weekend, today!