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.