July 4th Portland's "Stars and Stripes Spectacular" free concert and fireworks display will take place on Monday, July 4th with a rain date of Tuesday, July 5th on the Eastern Promenade.
July 4th Portland is the organizing body of the annual celebration and is a joint effort funded both privately and publicly between its member businesses and the City of Portland. Approximately 70,000 spectators take part in the event each year according to the group's website.
Portions of the Eastern Promenade will be barricaded and closed to traffic throughout the day Monday. The Festival area will extend from Fore at Mountfort streets to Eastern Promenade, Easter Promenade to Washington Avenue, Washington Avenue to Congress Street, and Congress Street at Mountfort Street to Fore Street. The festival area will include the Fort Allen Park area, the Eastern Promenade (including sidewalk areas on both sides of the street) from Morning Street to Loring Memorial near East End Community School, the Payson Park area, as well as Baxter Boulevard area. The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 10:00am to 10:00pm, on Monday, July 4th (July 5th Rain date): Eastern Promenade at Morning Street, Wilson Street, Moody Street, and Congress Street. Also, Morning Street at Eastern Promenade, Wilson Street, Moody Street, and Congress Street.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 3:00pm to 10:00pm, on Monday, July 4th (July 5th Rain date): Eastern Promenade at Turner Street and Walnut Street; Morning Street at Turner Street; Emerson Street at Quebec Street and Melbourne Street; and Willis Street at Montreal Street and Walnut Street.
All of Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Prom will be closed to traffic (from Washington Ave. up), starting at 4pm. Street closures include Mountfort Street at Fore Street and Congress Street; Washington Avenue at Marion Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Eastern Promenade. Streets will be opened up again after the fireworks display (at approximately 10pm).
With the addition of the PSO concert, Cutter Street will be closed to public traffic, including boat launching, on July 4th. This will begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd. In the event of rain, these street closings would be in effect for Tuesday, July 5th. the Festival area will also be closed to street vendors pursuant to Section 19-17 of the Portland City Code and is reserved for the use of the Festival organizers and non-profit July 4th Portland for the purpose of administering the Festival. Festival organizers will charge a fee to the vendors to participate in the festival.