2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 3-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information … Continue reading 2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

An update on the Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular: It’s happening!

The Boston Pops perform at a previous Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. (photo credit: Boston Symphony Orchestra) Earlier this year, it wasn't certain whether the July 4th Spectacular would be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual version was held last year. But this year, there's a live event with activities on opposite … Continue reading An update on the Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular: It’s happening!

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

The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Get ready for a full day of festivities at the Fort Dalles Fourth celebration in The Dalles, Oregon. The fun starts with an early morning run and ends late evening with fireworks. Here's the schedule: 7 a.m.—Rocket Run at the Bargeway Pub, 1535 Bargeway Road8 a.m.—Community Breakfast at the Bargeway Pub9 a.m.—Community Yoga at the … Continue reading The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Air National Guard flyovers celebrate July 4 in Oregon, Southwest Washington

An F-15 in flight (image by oxonimages from Pixabay) If you're in Southwestern Washington or Oregon on Sunday, July 4. You might see some F-15 jets fly overhead. That's because the Portland wing of the Air National Guard have scheduled flyovers of community events to celebrate Independence Day. They're conducting the flyovers in the following … Continue reading Air National Guard flyovers celebrate July 4 in Oregon, Southwest Washington

4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The annual 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks return to the Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee, North Carolina, this year. The celebration starts at noon Eastern time on Friday, July 2. The powwow features a variety of dances and dance contests throughout the weekend. The event ends at 10 p.m. … Continue reading 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Can’t make the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Stream it!

This weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival returns to Portland in a new location with limited seating, and only a few tickets are left for Monday, July 5. If you can't make it to the live performances or are not comfortable going to gatherings yet due to COVID-19, don't worry. There are two ways you can … Continue reading Can’t make the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Stream it!

Ridgefield replaces fireworks with laser light show for its 2021 4th of July celebration

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The 4th of July Celebration in Ridgefield, Washington, will be a full day packed with a variety of activities for the entire family. Starting at 8 a.m., the fun run and a pet and kid pre-parade begin. After that, there's a classic car cruise-in, street dancing, and a pie-eating … Continue reading Ridgefield replaces fireworks with laser light show for its 2021 4th of July celebration