July 4th Celebrations in Salem, Oregon
Like most American towns this weekend, there is a variety of activities to choose from in Salem Oregon. And you can even enjoy them since it stopped raining a couple of days ago!
Of course there is the "staple" fireworks stand found in just about every parking lot, like this one on South Commercial in Salem. I have to admit that since we live in the country, I do not buy fireworks. There is way too much vegetation to catch on fire, including the horse pastures. And speaking of the horses, I really don't think they enjoy fireworks.
The Riverfront Park in downtown Salem is occupied by carnival rides, fair food booths, live music and a car show for the 4th of July celebration weekend. Sunday their will be a fireworks show as well, I am sure it will be over the Willamette River.
If rodeos are more your style and you don't mind a short drive, the nationally recognized St Paul Rodeo is only a 30 minute drive North from Salem. After the rodeo, they put on a pretty good fireworks show right over the rodeo grounds. They also have the booths if you are shopping for hats or boots, western art, fair food, carnival rides an a mechanical bull.
Salem Oregon is a great place to live and celebrate our country's Independence. I should know, I have lived here most all of my life! Curious about the homes on acreage for sale around Salem? Feel free to search my site with your property criteria or share with me what your needs are, there are some great buys out there now.