July 3rd Fireworks
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our July 3rd Celebration! We look forward to another fun event in 2019!
Join us on July 3rd for Silverton Day at The Oregon Garden! Enjoy 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
- The Oregon Garden opens at 9am
- Food and bars open at 4pm
- Face painting, balloon artist, snowless tubing hill, bounce house and yard games begin at 4pm
- Free admission for all guests begins at 6pm
- Live music begins at 7pm
- Kids crafts begin at 8:30pm
- Fireworks begin at 10pm
- Live music continues 10:30-11:30pm
Please note: If you are planning to walk in from town, know that this is not a safe option until 6pm when the lower admission point will open. For your safety, DO NOT walk up the driveway of the Garden as there are no sidewalks.
Bag and cooler checks will be conducted at this event. With increases in outside alcohol found around the property after the event, we are more heavily enforcing this rule. The only exception to this rule will be water bottles and small snacks for babies and/or small children.
General Admission, 9am to 6pm
- Adults $12
- Seniors $10
- Students (12-17) $9
- Children (5-11) $6
- 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. A donation of $5 per family is suggested to help cover the cost of the fireworks.
We suggest having cash on hand as not all vendors will be accepting credit cards.
Music & Activities
- The FlexTones will be performing in Founder’s Square, in the Silverton Market Garden from 7pm to 10pm, then again following the fireworks from about 10:30pm-11:30pm. Avoid the traffic and stay for the second set! The food and beverage booths will remain open until about 11:15pm.
Additional Family Activities
- Face painting
- Bounce house
- Balloon artist
- Snowless tubing
These items may have additional costs.
Not all vendors have the availability to accept credit cards, we suggest bringing some cash.
Food, beer and wine will be available from vendors throughout the Garden.
In addition, the Oregon Garden Resort will host a BBQ Dinner, which includes:
- Baked potato salad
- Jalapeno mac ‘n cheese
- Baked beans
- Potato wedges
- Watermelon slices
- Honey Cornbread
- BBQ chicken
- Bourbon orange glazed ribs
- Hot dogs
Pre-sale: Seniors $16, Adults $20, Kids (3-10) $12
At the door: Seniors $20, Adults $24, Kids (3-10) $15
Purchase your tickets here before they sell out!
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 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. Seating is first-come, first-served.
For our ADA guests, we suggest parking at the Visitor Center and viewing the fireworks from the Bosque. Learn more about the fireworks and seating here.
Parking & Shuttle Information
On-site parking is $5 beginning at 2pm.
ADA Parking: We have a limited number of ADA Parking spaces available and they are first come, first served. Please plan accordingly if you are planning to park in an ADA space.
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:
- Seven Brides Brewing (gravel lot): 990 N 1st St.
- Pick-up in the north gravel lot between Roth’s and Seven Brides Brewing
- Silver Falls School District: Corner of Schlador and Brown St.
Avoid the traffic and stick around after the fireworks – the band will come back on to play a second set, lasting until 11:30pm.
Park and Walk Lot
The park and walk lot will open at 5:30pm. The admission point for walking guests will not be open until 6pm. PLEASE DO NOT WALK UP THE GARDEN DRIVEWAY AS IT IS VERY UNSAFE. Feel free to enter through the lower Amphitheater entrance or wait for a the shuttle to take you to the Visitor Center entrance.
- Robert Frost Middle School: 201 Westfield St.
Tram in the Garden & Pets
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. After the fireworks, the tram will run again and end at 11:30pm.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or online: