Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration July 4 in St. Helens, Oregon

Fireworks over the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)

Let Freedom Bells Ring celebrates the 245th birthday of the United States in St. Helens, Oregon. The day’s events start Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse Plaza, 230 Strand Street, and ends with a fireworks show over the Columbia River.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 1:30 p.m.—Flag-raising ceremony by the American Legion Post 42 and the national anthem
  • 2 p.m.—Bell-ringing ceremony
  • 2 p.m.—Hwy. 30 Car Cruisers Club
  • 2-3 p.m.—Larry Jackson Big River Big Band

Vendors and food booths will be at the plaza until 4:30 p.m.

The fireworks show starts at dusk. The fireworks will be visible anywhere in St. Helens, but if you want a closer view, buy a ticket to enter the parking area along the riverfront. Prices start at $20 per car. Walk-ins are $5 per person, cash only.

Learn more about the celebration at discovercolumbiacounty.com.

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