Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Family, Friends, Apple Pie, Parade and Fireworks – We’ve got it all going on in Florence for this year’s Independence Day! Make your plans to celebrate today!

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Florence, and the Port of Siuslaw have come together to produce Florence’s annual 4th of July fireworks display.

The fireworks are shot over the Siuslaw River from the east end of the Port of Siuslaw Campground in Historic Old Town. The location provides a multitude of great vantage points for spectators with the colorful 30-minute program reflecting off the river.

Florence Habitat for Humanity works with the City to organize a communitywide Porch Parade, and a Bicycle Parade down Bay Street, along with the annual pie and watermelon eating contests, music, and other fun during the day in Historic Old Town Florence.

The Port, the City, and the Chamber work with the experts at Western Display Fireworks. The City of Florence, the Port of Siuslaw, and the Florence Area Chamber jointly fund the big event. We look forward to celebrating our nation’s independence and encourage everyone in Florence to find safe and fun ways to celebrate Independence Day, and to look to the skies that evening for the beautiful display.

The Bike Parade registration is held in Old Town. Decorate your bike, scooter, wagon, or yourself, and bring your family and friends down to the parade in Old Town.

The annual pie and watermelon eating contests, coordinated by Florence Habitat for Humanity, will take place in the grassy area of the Port of Siuslaw Parking lot at the east end of Bay Street. Registration is held and the competition begins. Each category is limited to the first 36 people to register in each category—ages 5 to 10 years, 11 to 15 years, and 16+.

Join us in Florence for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration! Come and spend the holiday with us, creating cherished family memories as we kick off the summer season together. Explore our beautiful city, enjoy the parades, contests, and fantastic fireworks, and embrace the spirit of community. Florence welcomes you to be part of our Old Fashioned Fourth of July tradition, where the joy of family and the pride of our nation unite. It's a perfect time to visit and experience all that Florence has to offer. See you here!

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