4th of July Family Festival
4th of July Family Festival
Happy Valley Park – 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd.
Tuesday, July 4th | Noon – 10pm
The Happy Valley 4th of July Family Festival is set to make a celebratory return and that means it’s time to get ready for a patriotic experience like no other.
The day-long festival begins in the morning with a trek hosted by the Happy Valley Hikers, followed by a community parade comprised of local businesses, residents, and groups. Throughout the day at Happy Valley Park, visitors will enjoy live music, carnival games and inflatable structures, and a variety of food and beverage vendors, including a lively beer garden. The event concludes with one of the best fireworks displays in the area. Entry to the park and most activities are free for resident and visitors alike.
*Happy Valley Park will be CLOSED TO VEHICLES all day July 3 and July 4. Visitors are welcome to enter the park by foot. Happy Valley Park will also be CLOSED TO VEHICLES July 5 until noon.
9:30 A.M. – Independance Day Hike
Kick off your 4th of July holiday by joining the Happy Valley Hikers for an Independence Day hike! They will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot on SE 145th by the retention pond. This will be a 2.6-mile hike, relatively easy with minimal elevation.
Noon – Family Parade
Be sure to grab a spot along the parade route as community members, local businesses, and even vintage cars fill the street in what has been dubbed the “longest shortest parade this side of the Mississippi.” This signature event is a fun tradition, and anyone can participate. SE 145th Ave. between SE Ridgecrest Rd. and SE King Rd. will be off limits starting at 11 a.m. as parade participants line up for the event. *Spectators can watch the parade from the sidewalk along SE Ridgecrest Rd. between SE 145th and the Happy Valley Park main entrance. Check out the link below for all the details about how to participate and how to maximize your parade experience.
1 P.M. – 10 P.M. Family Festival
Happy Valley Park becomes the place to be as a variety of activities, vendors, and entertainment provides the backdrop to your 4th of July fireworks countdown. The Mayor and City Council will officially kick off the festivities, but then the Park is your playground as you check out the sights, snacks, and sounds.
Food & beverage vendors include: Kona Ice, Steam-Werkz, Valley Public House, The Chop Spot, Thai Express, Getta Gyro, Doug’s Kettle Corn, Smokin John’s BBQ, Monster Tea House, Kitchen’s Guadalupe, Oscar’s Taqueria, and Killer Burger.
Dusk – Fireworks Show
When the sun sets that means it is time to hunker down and look upward as a beautiful show of color and light illuminate the sky. A professional fireworks show will commemorate the day’s events as the holiday wraps.
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