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Fourth of July Celebration in Vancouver, WA

Clark County just announced a ban on fireworks this year amid the recent heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. Although unfortunate news for those looking forward to the Fourth of July firework celebrations, it is better to take precautions for the safety of everyone. This does not mean that we cannot still celebrate, however. There’s still a myriad of things to do this Sunday. Here are some of our favorite ways you can celebrate Independence Day in Vancouver, WA.

Cookout With Friends

There isn’t a better way to spend your Fourth of July than with friends and family. A good way to get everyone together is to throw a cookout. Whether you want to go to a nearby park and grill some burgers or have everyone bring a dish to your apartment, food can really connect people. If you’re looking for anice nearby park to have a picnic, Vancouver Lake Regional Park has over 60 picnic tables and 24 barbecue grills. On a sunny day, you can even catch glimpses of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helen. Make sure to bring a cooler with some drinks to stay hydrated and refreshed.

Fun in the Water

One of the biggest perks of living in the Pacific Northwest is the easy access to all the nearby lakes, rivers, and water activities. Another good way to celebrate the holiday is to make your way to a lake where you can go swimming, boating, kayaking, jet-skiing, or paddleboarding. The options are truly endless. For those of you looking to rent a kayak or paddleboard equipment, make sure to check out Alder Creek. They have locations in the Vancouver area and Portland as well where you can rent and take lessons if needed. Looking to hang out on a boat with friends instead? Visit Xtreme Sports for information on renting boats for the day.

Restaurants and Bars

Go out and have a drink with friends in Downtown Vancouver. One great place you might want to check out is Underbar. From noon to 4 pm, they’ll be serving bottomless mimosas for just under 20 dollars! Once you’re ready for more, explore the rest of Esther Short area as it is filled with countless options of pubs and restaurants. You’ll also get to see gorgeous views of the Columbia River if you keep walking south to the Vancouver Waterfront where you’ll find other great dining options including WildFin American Grill.



Although fireworks won’t be allowed, we can still appreciate being able to hang out with our loved ones. Grab your grill and go to a park, put on your swimming gear and head to a lake, or gather with friends for a night of drinks, it’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July! We wish you a happy Independence Day full of laughter and joy!