It’s that time of year – fireworks! We all feel like little kids again when we here the first whistle and pop. Here are the shows, parades and activities happening to celebrate the Fourth of July in Astoria 2018.

July 4, 2018

The fourth in Astoria is all about music. Starting on the third, visit the Liberty Theatre for a performance by the North Coast Symphonic Band. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. to listen to the Mea Culpa Bassoons, then enjoy the 7:00 “United We Stand” concert, “An evening of all American music that will be sure to entertain and please,” according to the Liberty Theatre’s website.

Clatsop County fourth of July
Cheers to local music and independence day at Buoy Beer on the fourth.
Photo credit: Buoy Beer via Wendy Agalzoff’s article “Buoy Beer- Delivering Great Beer in Astoria and Supporting the Community”

In the morning, begin the holiday with views of the Columbia and a pint at Buoy Beer. The festivities start at 11:00 a.m. with five different musicians performing throughout the day at their Red, White and Buoy festival. Enjoy a tantalizing menu and a cold brew on the riverfront while jamming out to a variety of tunes. Choose a specialty IPA to support Buoy’s quarterly nonprofit, Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program through their Pints for a Purpose program.

Next, visit Fort George Brewery and Public House for a unique Band-in-the Round session starting at 6:00 p.m. Stick around for wood-fired pizza and pints of your favorite beer, catch a table near the west end if you want a good seat for the fireworks, which can be seen from the second floor windows starting at dusk.

If you prefer an outdoor seat, the best place to catch the city of Astoria fireworks bonanza is along the riverwalk, although the bursts can be seen from most anywhere on the north slope. Set off at the East Mooring Basin, the show is a perfect end to a musical holiday.

Liberty Theatre-1203 Commercial St, Astoria

Buoy Beer- 1 8th St, Astoria

Fort George Brewery and Public House- 1483 Duane St, Astoria

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