Western Days is an exciting celebration in Independence, Oregon that you don't want to miss. Held annually for three to four days around the July 4th holiday, it is full of fun and activities for all ages. This year's event is scheduled to begin on the evening of July 1st, 2016, and end following the fireworks show on July 4th, 2016.
The Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club's Grand Parade is just one of the many events on July 4th, making it's way through Monmouth and Independence, and ending at Riverview Park in downtown Independence. Cascade Amusements will be hosting a carnival in the park, plus there will be Vendors, Artisans, Entertainers, Crafts, and Children's Activities; and at the Independence Amphitheater, there will be live entertainment.
A magnificent fireworks display will be presented over the river on July 2nd for Hometown Appreciation Day, and an even larger fireworks show on July 4th. Both fireworks shows begin at 10 PM, and our vendors will remain open for business until midnight on those nights. A $1.00 fee for everyone over the age of 6 is collected at the gates to Riverview Park in Independence on both July 2nd and July 4th. These contributions help pay for the spectacular fireworks shows. All other events and activities are free!
For true small-town family fun, come join us for the Willamette Valley's finest & most popular 4th of July holiday event.