Celebrate In Mac: July 4th Spectacular

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2017 Community Celebration Sponsors

Title Sponsor


Main Sponsor

Fireworks Sponsor


Community Supporters

Recology Western Oregon

The Falls Event Center

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Applied Physics Technologies


July 4th is BACK in McMinnville


I hope that by now you have heard there will be another big party for July 4th here in McMinnville.  Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and The Falls Event Center has graciously agreed to host the venue at their site.

The details are simple: Celebrate Mac July 4th Spectacular is on July 4th at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and The Falls Event Center.  Parking will be detailed on the grounds of the museum and around town for shuttle drop off spots (We highly encourage you to RIDE THE SHUTTLE).  The museum will be open during the evening, starting at 5pm entrance will only be $5 for full museum entrance (that gets you into BOTH museums!) and closing about 9pm as dusk settles.

Beyond that, there will be a huge community-gathering place for festival favorite food items for sale, merchant booths, and community program booths, family fun entertainment booths, and main stage.  On the main stage, at dusk, the American Legion will lead the posting of the colors and at about 9:30 pm we will begin the firework show.


Free Independence Day-themed movies (on a first-come, first-served basis; seating is limited): An American Tail and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Mitch and The Melody Makers will play live music from 5pm-8:30pm  http://www.portlandcoverband.com/

Event Rules:
No Firearms
No outside alcohol
No pets
No fireworks of any kind
No open fires/propane or other type of fuel stoves
No drones


First Student has graciously offered a shuttle transportation service again to get guests to and from the event location with ease. Pick up and drop off by shuttle is available at various locations around town (see below for a list of sites). Call (503) 519-2078 to request a ride. Shuttle drop-offs will run until the last guest is dropped off.

(Estimated times ONLY:)

St James Church (SE 1st) shuttle begins @ 5PM
City Hall (First St and Cowls) shuttle begins @ 4PM
City Parking Structure (5th and Evans) shuttle begins @ 4PM
Chemeketa Community College – Yamhill Valley Campus (Norton Lane) shuttle begins @ 4PM


Speaking of fireworks, Western Display Fireworks is the selected vendor for the fireworks show. Last year the show lasted just at 35-40 minutes and was pretty memorable.

Thank You 2017 Supporters!

2017 Title Sponsor: 

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Fireworks Sponsor:

2017 Supporting Sponsors:


Applied Physics Technologies

Recology Western Oregon

Coastal Mountain Springs

First Student

The Falls Event Center / Evergreen Campus

Betty Lou’s

Metropolitan Agencies


First American Title

Jimmy John’s

Oregon Green Landscaping

JB Landscape

We still need help funding this all inclusive community event. July 4 Sponsorship 2017.  This event is not set up as a fundraiser for the Chamber or any other organization.  This event is all about community so every dollar gathered is spent to operate the event or saved for next year.  The Chamber is the fiscal sponsor this year and will invoice you for your sponsorship.

Finally, we would be remiss if we did not publicly thank Paul Kuehne of Creekside Valley Farms for allowing us access over his crops for the show. His partnership is a big part of making this event possible.

We look forward to seeing you at this free community-centered event July 4th.