Astoria July 4th Weekend Amusements

Come for the fireworks on the river, stay for the live music and beer and Sunday Market!  The fireworks will be launched at 10pm over the river; there’ll be a great view from downtown and the North facing hills.  Don’t miss Metamorphafest II on Sunday! 


Astoria Sunday Market

Astoria Sunday Market

The Astoria Sunday Market runs from 10am to 3pm every Sunday through mid-October on 12th Street downtown, between Marine Drive and Exchange.

Astoria Sunday Market, at the heart of Astoria’s Downtown, combines fresh produce, local arts & crafts, food, music and more in a lively downtown street market atmosphere. The market features up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. In addition, the Market has a lively food court with regional entertainment making this the gathering place each Sunday for locals and visitors to the region.  

From Sea to Shining Sea

Liberty Theatre

(Liberty Theatre sign photo by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives.)

The North Coast Symphonic Band concludes their 42nd season with a free concert, From Sea to Shining Sea, an Independence Day concert, at the Liberty Theatre (1203 Commercial) this Sunday, July 3, 2022. 

The guest conductor is Brett Paschal, director of bands at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. 

The concert features an exciting mix of American favorites, including several Marches, a Broadway medley, American Riversongs, Bugler’s Holiday (A trumpet feature), and more. The traditional Armed Forces medley, will also be performed, and a rousing rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever. The MC for the afternoon will be Brian Bergman.

Admission is free!  Doors open at 6pm, prelude begins at 6:30pm. 

Metamorphafest II

Metamorphafest 2022Not sure of the spelling (Metamorphaphest? Metamorphefest? Metamorfest? Metamorphafest?) but it’s a free backyard jamboree rock show!  It takes place Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 1pm-6pm at 1440 Irving Street in Astoria.  Seven bands will perform:

I understand there may also be a Giant bouncy house! Fireworks! Taco truck!!  



Fort George 4th of July

Fort George BreweryWatch the fireworks from the new Bier Pier on Monday, July 4, 2022, located out on the river side (duh!) of the Fort George Brewery‘s waterfront facility at 70 West Marine Drive.

This 4th of July, we’ll be firing up the food truck, tapping your favorite Fort George Beers, and jammin’ to live music at our Waterfront location (70 W. Marine Dr. – just east of the Megler Bridge!) Festivities start at 5PM with live music from local legends Michael Hurley, Brian Bovenizer & The New Old Stock, and Astoria’s Grateful Dead Tribute Band. Plus, we’ve got uninterrupted views of Astoria’s fireworks show.

All ages, no cover!  Last call is when the fireworks start, a little after 10pm.  Don’t try to park there; take the River Walk!