Corvallis Finds Fun on the Fourth

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend of the Fourth of July? Here are a few fun events going on in and around the Corvallis area.  

Jim Ringler Courts Pickleball Tournament 

Starting on July 2 and ending on July 5, there will be a pickleball tournament at the Jim Ringler Courts. Admission starts at $35.  

Oregon State Credit Union Fireworks Night 

On July 3, the Corvallis Knights baseball team will host the Oregon State Credit Union Fireworks Show. Tickets are available on the Corvallis Knights website. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and first pitch starts at 7:15 p.m. The display will begin after the Corvallis Knights play the Ridgefield Raptors. Party Perfection will also be in attendance, offering face painting and balloon animals.  

Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks 

Harrisburg will be holding a two-day celebration starting on July 3 at 7 a.m. and ending July 4 at 10 p.m. There will be a Fun Run and 5k run as well as fundraising events like a chili contest, dunk tank, pie contest, and more on July 3 and a fireworks display on July 4. There will be plenty to see on both days. Drive down to the Harrisburg Gazebo on 120 Smith St. to check it out. Their theme this year is ‘Long May She Wave.’ 

Independence Days 

Independence will also be holding a two-day celebration on July 3-4. The park opens at 4 p.m. both days and ends with a fireworks display at dusk. Other events include live music, craft and food vendors, a duck derby on July 3, and according to their flier, FUN.   

Admission is free for children under five and $2 for those six and older. Attendees will need to pre-purchase wristbands from the participating Independence businesses. Only 8,000 bands will be available per day, and same-day tickets will not be sold. 

Firecracker 5k 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Corvallis will be hosting a 5K run on July 4. Registration the day of will start at 8 a.m. and the run itself will start at 9 a.m. You can also register online. Registration costs $10 and the proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis Summer Club scholarship fund. The run starts at the Corvallis Riverfront Park near North West First St. and Jackson Ave. Not surprisingly, the theme is red, white, and blue. 

4th of July Community Appreciation Event 

Monmouth will be holding a free 4th of July community event on 1250 Main St. East from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be handing out hot dogs and bottled water, and holding a coloring contest for kids. Swing by for some free food while you enjoy Monmouth’s July 4 Festival.  

Not So Much Fun  

Corvallis transit service will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. So as you get your plans together, keep that fact in mind.  

By Jalen Todd