Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular
July 4 @ 10:05 pm - 10:25 pm
Note that there are some changes this year, most notably the show will be the biggest and brightest fireworks display in years!
Where and when is the Fourth of July fireworks show?
The fireworks show is on Wednesday, July 4, 2020 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The fireworks will launch at 10:05 pm to a synchronized soundtrack.
How much is admission to Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular?
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular, with a portion of all proceeds supporting the Lower Columbia Veterans Coalition, a collective made up of the Community Military Appreciation Coalition (CMAC), Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA), Combat Veterans International Chapter 9 (CVI), Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter (Buffalo Soldiers), and Special Forces Association (SFA).
Where can I see the fireworks?
The best place to see the fireworks is Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Fireworks will not be visible from Clark College, the Columbia River, or from Portland.
What time do the gates open?
Gates open at 8:00 am and food will be served starting at 11:00 am, but suggested arrival time is after 6:00 pm. Security checks will be at all entrance gates.
What roads will be closed on July 4th?
Over the course of July 4th, several roads in downtown Vancouver and exits on I-5 will be closed to move traffic efficiently before and after Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular. Road closures will be announced by May 2020.
Is there a shuttle?
We are working on public transportation plans and will make those available by May 2020.
Where can I park?
We will be providing ADA parking information in May 2020.
Where is ADA Parking available?
ADA parking is free onsite along 5th Street for those with a valid ADA permit. A reserved ADA viewing area will be available nearby. View the ADA Parking & Viewing Area Map.
Will there be food or drink on site?
There will be a variety of food options available along 5th street. No alcohol will be served. You can bring in food and drinks (no alcohol).
Is there live entertainment?
There will be no live music this year, but there will be plenty of free activities available.
Tour The Marshall House on Officers Row and The Historic Trust’s Providence Academy, watch living history demonstrations at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site National Park Service’s reconstructed Fort, participate in a corn hole tournament or check out the gift shop, bookstore, historic art, rotating exhibits, and theater at the NPS Visitor Center.
Can I bring blankets, chairs, hammocks, canopies, or tents?
You may bring blankets and chairs to comfortably enjoy the fireworks show. No hammocks. Small canopies and tents are allowed. Do not drive stakes into the ground. All canopies and tents must be taken down by sundown to not block others’ view of the fireworks.
Prohibited items list.
No alcohol, smoking, drugs, personal fireworks, weapons, BBQs, open flames, staking the ground, hammocks, drones, or pets allowed.