Every Fourth of July, Redmond residents and visitors alike gather to celebrate the birth of the United States. It’s a festive time in what locals call “Flag City U.S.A.” (more on that later), and the city celebrates accordingly—with a charmingly old-school parade, boisterous fireworks display and more.
To help you plan an epic Fourth of July in Redmond, we’ve highlighted some of the community’s best-loved events and rich traditions. Those include:
- Redmond’s 4th of July Parade
- Where to See the Fireworks in Redmond, OR
- More Fourth of July Celebrations in Central Oregon
Here’s a look at the Redmond Fourth of July festivities in 2023.
Redmond’s 4th of July Parade
Local businesses, civic organizations, and community leaders are working hard for Redmond, Oregon, to earn the nickname “Flag City, U.S.A.” (That’s why you’ll see so many American flags around town.) Every Fourth of July, that effort gets an informal boost with the Redmond, Oregon, Fourth of July Parade.
The popular parade heads through downtown Redmond and comprises trucks, horses, patriotic floats, classic cars and marchers handing out candy—with just about everyone decked out for the red, white and blue procession.
When: 10 a.m. July 4, 2023
Where: Downtown Redmond
Event information: 4th of July Parade in Redmond
Where to See the Fireworks in Redmond, OR
After enjoying the small-town parade and the festive atmosphere, head to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center to watch the Redmond fireworks display shortly after dusk. The show, which typically attracts a lively crowd of 5,000 or so, starts at 10 p.m.
Even if you can’t make it to the fairgrounds, the annual fireworks display will be visible around town. One nearby option for enjoying the fireworks is the Redmond Caves Recreation Site parking area—roughly one mile away.
After the fireworks display, see what else is happening around town this summer with help from our Redmond events calendar.
When: 10 p.m. July 4, 2023
Where: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center (3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond)
Event information: 4th of July Fireworks in Redmond
Redmond’s Firework Ban
As of this writing in June 2023, the use and sale of fireworks are currently permitted in the city of Redmond. (The only exception is the Redmond, Oregon, fireworks ban in the Dry Canyon Parks System, where the use of fireworks was prohibited in May 2023.)
That said, warm, dry, and windy conditions may result in a temporary ban on the use of fireworks; if instituted, such a ban would help reduce the danger of wildfire and reduce the strain on local fire departments. Before setting off fireworks this season, please check with the city of Redmond to see if a temporary ban is in place. We appreciate your help in ensuring Central Oregon remains safe and free of fire this summer.
More Fourth of July Celebrations in Central Oregon
Curious about the other Independence Day fairs, festivals, parades and fireworks displays around Central Oregon? Here’s where to have fun this Fourth of July.
Fourth of July events in Bend: As the largest city in Central Oregon, Bend knows how to party. The community’s 4th of July Pet Parade routinely draws hundreds of dogs, pigs, horses and other animals in patriotic garb, and the 20-minute 4th of July fireworks display (launched from the summit of Pilot Butte) can be seen from throughout town. Learn more about enjoying a joyful 4th of July in Bend.
4th of July Festival & Bike Parade: Just south of Bend, the Village at Sunriver shopping center is the heart of Sunriver’s 4th of July Festival & Bike Parade. For a small fee, anyone can register to ride their bike in a family-friendly parade; afterward, the fun includes games, pony rides and fresh fare from local vendors—all amidst a carnival-like atmosphere.
La Pine Frontier Days: The community of La Pine goes big for the Fourth of July, throwing a four-day party as part of La Pine Frontier Days. The fun includes a living-history attraction with interpretive displays, parade, lawnmower races, fun run, petting zoo and (naturally) a fireworks display at 10 p.m. July 4.
Independence Day Celebration in Madras: The Fourth of July festivities in Madras include all the hallmarks of a small-town celebration—including a community pancake breakfast, traditional parade, flag ceremony and family-friendly festival.
Prineville 4th of July Celebration: Enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration with a parade through downtown and a festival that features regional vendors, artisans selling their wares, lawn games and other fun attractions. After sunset, a fireworks display will light up the sky over Prineville.
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4th of July in Bend (2023)
Around Central Oregon, we like to say that summer doesn’t really begin until the Fourth of July—so we make sure to celebrate in style. Each year, Bendites mark the festive holiday by marching in an adorable pet parade, taking to the streets with a rowdy bike ride, floating the Deschutes River and admiring the booming fireworks display on Pilot Butte.
Redmond, Oregon's Food Scene
The city of Redmond, Oregon, is a haven in Central Oregon’s high desert, surrounded by farms, ranches and outdoor fun aplenty. In recent years, Redmond’s dining scene has greatly grown as the city continues to see new and innovative bars, restaurants, breweries, food trucks and more. From classic drive-in burger joints to authentic Mexican cuisine, craft cocktails and farm-to-table eats, Redmond surely has something for you to savor.
Your Guide to Biking in Redmond, Oregon
Redmond, Oregon is located in the high desert between Bend to the south and Terrebonne—home of Smith Rock State Park—to the north. The city is perfectly situated to explore Central Oregon’s biking trails. As a lesser known destination for outdoor recreation, Redmond can sometimes feel like a local’s secret playground, featuring tons of trails to explore. From a pump track in town to the nearly limitless access to the nearby mountain biking trails of Central Oregon, avid bikers should consider a stop in Redmond for some adventure.