VANCOUVER — Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America has changed from previous years and is now more focused as an evening event on Tue., July 4.
Main stage entertainment will start at 6 p.m. and there will be limited activities onsite.
The Prime Viewing Area will no longer have a separate stage or beer garden. Because of this, the Prime Viewing ticket price has dropped from $60 to $50 for adults and $25 for youth ages 6-17. All tickets are non refundable. Children 5 and under are free with an accompanying adult.
The Prime Viewing Area tickets include a dinner buffet, served from 6-8 p.m., and a prime viewing parking pass. For more information on menu or to purchase tickets, go to www.4th.fortvan.org/prime-viewing
Located just a few hundred yards from the fireworks, the Prime Viewing Area provides a front row experience, exposing attendees to the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the fireworks display directly overhead.
The area is located just south of the Pearson Air Museum, along the edge of the Pearson Field from where the fireworks are launched. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and grab a front row seat for the best show in town.
The Prime Viewing Area will open at 6 p.m. This is a family friendly event. No alcohol will be served or allowed onsite.
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver will take place on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site. The event is celebrating 54 years of providing the community with an exceptional fireworks display. The event will include arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and commercial vendors.
Independence Day is a nonprofit event produced for the community by the Fort Vancouver National Trust with financial and in-kind support from a variety of sponsors. For more information, go to the Independence Day website at www.fortvan.org/fourth
The main stage entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with River Twain, a roots, blues and folk band. Salsanova, a salsa band, will appear at 6:40 p.m. followed by “45 Away,’’ 234th Army Band playing a variety of hits starting at 7:45 p.m. The Nu Wavers will complete the entertainment schedule at 8:45 p.m. with “the best of forever and today.’’
Fireworks will launch at 10:05 p.m. and the event closes at 10:30 p.m.