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All About the Fireworks

Fort Vancouver plans spectacular show

6/29/2017, 1:51 p.m.
It will be all about the fireworks when people gather on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day at Fort ...
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver lights up the skies over the Columbia River.

It will be all about the fireworks when people gather on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day at Fort Vancouver.

In the past, this was a full-day event but this year you’re encouraged to come for the evening, claim your spot on the lawn, and enjoy a variety of vendors and live music starting at 6 p.m. in anticipation of a spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m.

"After conducting an assessment of the event's structure and costs, and reviewing feedback from participant surveys, the Trust recognized that the fireworks show is the element most valued by the community. We're focusing on that - giving our audience what they most want," said Mike True, Vancouver National Trust president and chief executive officer.

"The Trust is committed to a tradition that began more than 50 years ago by staging one of the region's largest and most memorable fireworks displays," said True.

The fireworks launch up to 500 feet high, cover a radius of 500 feet wide, and feature unique special effects. The 2017 display will once again be staged from Pearson Air Field in Vancouver and synchronized to music.

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver is free, but a suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the gates from those who wish to contribute to the cost of the show. There will be a ticketed prime viewing area where attendees can also enjoy a 4th of July picnic dinner buffet. The prime viewing tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for those under 18, and free for 5 and under.

Getting to the event is convenient with help from C-Tran. Hop on one of C-Tran's FREE shuttles running every 15 minutes from the north side of the Vancouver Mall to the fireworks display between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Return service will be available immediately following the fireworks show.