Schedule of Events
9am-The Oregon Garden opens
4pm- Food vendors and bars start serving
4pm- Face painting, balloon artist, bounce house and yard games begin
5pm- Free admission for all guests
6pm- Live Music starts, featuring:
Founder’s Square Stage: The FlexTones
Rediscovery Forest Stage: 3Rivers Crossing
10pm- Fireworks begin
10:30-11:30pm- Live music continues
General Admission, 9am to 5pm
- 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 5pm, admission is free for everyone.
A donation of $5 per family is suggested to help cover the cost of the fireworks.
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.
- 3Rivers Crossing will be performing in the Rediscovery Forest from 7pm to 9pm (right before the fireworks start).
Additional Family Activities
- Face painting
- Bounce house
- Balloon artist
- Lawn games
These items may have additional costs.
Not all vendors have the availability to accept credit cards, we suggest bringing some cash.
The Rolling Brideway Cafe– Mayan chicken sandwich, crunchy curry chicken sandwich, roasted portabella balsamic burger, sweet and smoky chicken salad, steak salad, cranberry curry chicken salad, and potato salad with bacon and smoked provolone.
Coin Operated Boy LLC– German Rouladen, chicken and steak fajitas, bibimbap bowl, burger, breakfast burrito, open faced sandwich, and kids menu.
Corndog Commander– Foot long corn dog, regular corn dog, fries, potato chips, and drinks.
Chop PDX– Mini and regular chicken sundaes, regular and gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and drinks.
Oregon Garden Resort Kettle Corn– Classic kettle corn sold in a variety of sizes.
Willamette Valley Pie Company– All natural ingredient handmade pies and turnovers in a variety of flavors.
Kona Ice– Shaved iced available in many flavors.
If you are interested in becoming a Food Vendor please fill out this application!
Oregon Garden Resort BBQ Buffet-
From 5-7pm there will be a BBQ held in the Wedding Garden at the Oregon Garden Resort. The buffet will include: Hot dogs, sausages, BBQ chicken, pulled pork sliders, garden salad, baked potato salad, 3 cheese mac & cheese, baked beans, potato wedges, fruit salad, corn kernels, corn bread, and red/white/blue sheet cake.
Buffet Cost: $29.95 adults, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 kids ages 3-10
To purchase tickets for the July 3rd BBQ click here!
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 5pm to 11:30pm.
- Robert Frost Elementary: 201 Westfield St, Silverton, OR 97381
- Roth’s (Gravel Lot): 918 North 1st St, Silverton, OR 97381
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 4:30pm. The admission point for walking guests will not be open until 5pm. 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, Silverton, OR 97381
Tram in the Garden & Pets
On July 3rd our regular tram tours will run during our normal business hours: 9am-5pm.
Beginning at 5pm, the tram will only be available to our mobility-challenged guests who need assistance getting to and from the firework viewing areas or back to the gate. This will be for transportation purposes only, not an official garden tour. After the fireworks end, 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 5pm 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, email@example.com or online:
- BBQ dinner and drink
- July 3rd Celebration
- Hotel room
- Admission to The Oregon Garden
Thank you to our sponsors!
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2019 July 3rd event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.