Celebrate the 4th of July in Saint Helens Olde Towne on the majestic Columbia River, just 30 minutes from Portland.
FREE fireworks show every year from the south end of Sand Island, a 42-acre island in the Columbia River. Enjoy the display from Columbia View Park or out on the water. Fireworks start at Dusk.
Entertainment for the whole family in Columbia View Park goes until 10 p.m.
NEW FIRE RESTRICTION ON SAND ISLAND
The St. Helens Foundation provides a fireworks display for citizens and visitors annually on the 4th of July.
In the interest of public safety, during site prep and the period when several thousand pounds of explosive ordinance will be on the island, the City of St. Helens will take the following steps:
1. Under the authority of St. Helens Municipal Code (SHMC) 8.24.100, Special Use Areas, the Public Works Director hereby establishes Sand Island as a special use area for set up and conduct of the Foundation’s annual fireworks display, from July 2nd through July 5th, inclusive.
2. As a special use area, no open fires of any kind will be allowed on Sand Island from 6:00 am on July 4, 2010 until 2:00 am on July 5, 2010.
3. As a reminder, per SHMC 8.24.050: “No person shall ignite or use any type of firework, sparkler, snake, model rocket, rocket motor, other form of explosive, or smoke-producing device or material in any city park or on any city docks, except for qualified pyro-technicians with proper city, state and federal permits and liability insurance who may use Sand Island to ignite fireworks.” This ordinance will be strictly enforced.