Celebrate In Mac: July 4th Spectacular

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 there will be ONE shuttle pick-up and drop off at- Chemeketa Community College, Yamhill Valley Campus).  The museum will be open during the evening, starting at 5:00 pm entrance will only be $5 for full museum entrance (and closing about 8:00 pm as dusk settles.) An exciting update this year – we hear, Evergreen will have their flight simulator open in their Aviation Museum.

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 to include a DJ.

A FREE movie will be showing (on a first-come, first-served basis; seating is limited): Black Panther (starts at 6:00 PM)

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

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 (Chemeketa Community College, Yamhill Valley Campus). No need to call – Just show up and hop a shuttle. Shuttle drop-offs will run until the last guest is dropped off.

Parking: There is over 1000 parking spaces marked out at the campus for your convenience – $5 per carload.

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.


1 – McM. Dutch Bros
2. First Student
3. Camas Thai Cuisine
4. McM. Fire Dept.
5. Mikes Shaved Ice
6. Barnyard Balloons
7. La Casa Del Taco
8. Cortez Coffee
9. Kettle Korn
10. Wetmore Dogs
11. McM. Snow
12. Coastal Mtn Water
13. Omar’s Mediterrainean

Interested in Vending: Contact the Chamber office at (503) 472-6196 or email  to request a vendor application.

2018 Community Celebration Sponsors

Main Sponsors



Presenting Sponsor

TTR is the nation’s leading provider of accurate tax rates, tax laws, and tax answers.  TTR has been awarded “U.S. Best Tax Platform” for three years in a row.  TTR has also been ranked as the #1 or #2 Best Place to Work in all of Oregon for three years in a row.  TTR provides customers with online access to the most advanced system of tax rates, tax laws, tax answers, and exemption certificate management in the US.


Community Supporters

Recology Western Oregon

The Falls Event Center

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Applied Physics Technologies

Zero Waste

First Student

McMinnville Rotary

Oregon Mainline Paving

JB Landscape

Oregon Green Landscaping

McMinnville Pumping

Each year we need help funding this all inclusive community event. 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. If you would like to sponsor – give us a call at the chamber (503) 472-6196.

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 all at this year’s Celebrate In Mac!