July 3rd Fireworks

July 3, 2016


Roth's Fresh Markets

Thank you to the 5,000 guests who joined us on July 3rd for Silverton Day, great food and drink, live music and a beautiful fireworks display, planned by the Oregon Garden Foundation & presented by Roth’s Fresh Markets.


Schedule of events

Free admission for all guests begins at 6pm

Live music begins at 7pm

Fireworks begin at 10pm

Live music continues 10:30-11:30pm 



by Photo Member Eric Silberg

by Photo Member Eric Silberg


We received great feedback on our new and more intimate fireworks show, which we debuted in 2013, and we plan to host the same type of show in 2016. The fireworks display will begin around 10pm.

In response to the tree growth, fire hazard and safety issues, the fireworks display will again be held on the hill located just west of the Oregon Garden Resort’s main lodge,  and will include a show that is designed just for this venue. The Oregon Garden Foundation has worked with Western Display Fireworks to utilize new technologies, often reserved for sporting events held in indoor stadiums, to create a more intimate show and up-close viewing opportunities.

Because of this, the fireworks will be best viewed from within The Oregon Garden, namely the Silverton Market Garden and Axis Garden, and views from outside areas will be obstructed. This intimate show also allows for guests to be quite close to the fireworks launch site, which could impact guests with noise sensitivities.

For our ADA guests, we suggest parking at the Visitor Center and viewing the fireworks from the Bosque.






Live Music

We will host live music by The FlexTones in Founder’s Square, in the Silverton Market Garden from 7 to 10pm, then again following the fireworks, from about 10:30 to 11:30pm. Avoid the traffic and stay for the second set – the food and beverage booths will remain open until about 11:15pm.

The FlexTones

Playing Rock/Blues/Adult Contemporary



Are you a musician interested in playing this event in the future? Please fill out our Musician Inquiry Form.




General Admission, 9am to 6pm

  • Adults $11
  • Seniors $9
  • Students (12-17) $8
  • Children (5-11) $5
  • Children (4 & under) free
  • Silverton Residents (must show proof of residency) free
  • Garden Members (must show membership card) free


After 6pm, admission is free for everyone for the fireworks. A donation of $5 per family is suggested to help cover the cost of the fireworks.


No outside alcohol allowed.



The Oregon Garden is pet-friendly, but we ask that you do not have your pets in the Garden after 6pm on July 3rd. The fireworks tend to scare animals, and we have had numerous runaway pets in the past. Please keep your pets safe.




Annually, the fireworks display costs between $10,000 and $15,000, and is paid for by the Oregon Garden Foundation. Donations are being sought to help offset the cost of the fireworks display, and we would love your help.

Donations can be made by sending payment to the Oregon Garden Foundation at P.O. Box 155, Silverton, OR 97381, by contacting staff at 503-874-2535, info@oregongarden.org or online:



Seating is first-come, first-served. We recommend bringing sand chairs (short lawn chairs) and blankets to sit on while enjoying the music and fireworks. Tall chairs can be used, but will need to sit in the back so all guests can see.

We are expecting hot weather on July 3rd. The fireworks viewing area doesn’t have much shade, which is why it’s so great for viewing fireworks, but please plan accordingly and be safe!



Additional Family Activities

  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House

These items have additional costs. 


Food & Beverages

Food vendors will be located throughout the Silverton Market Garden. Beer, Wine, Sodas and Water will be located at two stations in the Silverton Market Garden. Food and beverage booths will remain open after the fireworks, serving until 11:15pm. No outside alcohol allowed. 

Food vendors include:

BBQ Dinner

A BBQ dinner will be held in the Oregon Garden Resort’s Wedding Garden. Pre-sale tickets are available for $17.50 adults, $8.75 kids 12 & under. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. The dinner will be served from 6pm – 9pm, and the menu includes:

  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Apricot Bourbon GlazeBuy Tickets
  • Sausages
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Potato Wedges
  • Baked Beans
  • Corn bread
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato Salad with Smokey Garlic Dressing
  • Garden Green Salad
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Apple Crisp

Are you a vendor interested in vending at this event? Please fill out our Vendor Inquiry Form



Parking & Shuttleor534

On-site parking is $5 beginning at 6pm.

A free shuttle will run in a loop from various Silverton locations to The Oregon Garden, from 6pm to 11:30pm. The loop will take about 30 minutes, and shuttle stops include:

  • Roth’s Fresh Markets (gravel lot): 918 North 1st St.
    • Pick-up in the north gravel lot between Roth’s and Seven Brides Brewing
  • Schlador St. (Old Silverton High School campus): 802 Schlador St.
    • Pick-up at the district parking lot at the end of Schlador St.
  • Robert Frost Elementary: 201 Westfield St.
    • Pick-up in the bus pull-through, right in front of the main school building

Avoid the traffic and stick around after the fireworks – the band will come back on to play a second set, lasting until 11:30pm.


Tram in the Garden

On July 3rd our regular tram tours will run during our normal business hours: 9am-6pm.

Beginning at 6pm, the tram will only be available to our mobility-challenged guests who need assistance getting to and from the firework viewing areas.




Overnight Package

A special July 3rd package is available at the Oregon Garden Resort starting at $199, and includes:
  • Fireworks
  • BBQ Dinner and drink
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Admission to The Oregon Garden

Booking this package is available online or by calling 800-966-6490.



Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor!

Roth's Fresh Markets





This event is also generously supported by:

  • City of Silverton’s Tourism Promotion Committee
  • City of Silverton
  • Columbia Bank
  • Family Medical Group of Silverton (Rodney Orr, MD)
  • Hammelman’s Dried Floral
  • Larsen Flynn Insurance
  • Les Schwab
  • NW Oregon Realty Group
  • Thai Dish
  • The Home Place
  • Triangle Farms
  • Urgent Care Oregon
  • Woodburn Liquour Store
  • Yes Graphics


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Brittney at bhatteberg@oregongarden.org.


May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $11
Seniors (60 and over) $9
Students (12 - 17) $8
Children (5 - 11) $5
Children (4 & under) Free
Groups (15+ ppl, advance notice) $8ea
All Military w/ ID $8

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
email info@oregongarden.org
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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