first_imgIndependence Day at Fort VancouverHours: 8 a.m. gates open, close after the fireworks display.Events: Noon, five entertainment zones with musical acts, games and demonstrations; noon, vendors open; 4 p.m. Fred Meyer Patriotic Parade; 10:05 p.m. fireworks launch from Pearson Field.Admission: 12 and younger, free; adults); $7 gate.Transportation: C-Tran will run shuttles to the event every 15 minutes from the north side of the Westfield Vancouver Mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with return service available after the fireworks show. Round-trip tickets cost $3. Paid parking will be available on Fifth Street between East Reserve Street and Grand Boulevard and at The Academy for $10. Downtown metered parking is free. Bicycles can be stored at monitored bike parking at the event.Information: Fort Vancouver National Site or 360-992-1804.Felida Children’s ParadeHours: 10:45 a.m. parade lineup; 11 a.m. streets close; 11:15 a.m. parade starts, followed by free picnic lunch, exhibits and games until 2:30 p.m.Where: Parade lineup will be at Felida Park at the Northwest 127th Avenue gate.Admission: Free.Information: Felida Neighborhood Association Newsletter or 360-573-4030.Ridgefield 4th of July CelebrationHours: 7 a.m. events begin, closing after the 10:15 p.m. fireworks display.Events: 7-10 a.m. pancake breakfast at Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave.; 8 a.m. fun runs at Pioneer Street and Main Avenue; 10:15 a.m. pet and kid pre-parade begins at Pioneer Street and Main Avenue; 11 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, starting at Main Avenue and Division Street and going to Eighth Avenue and Pioneer Street; noon-3:30 p.m. salmon and chicken barbecue at Abrams Park; noon-3:30 p.m. Kids Day at Skatepark and Simon Street; noon to 6 p.m. Downtown Festival at Fifth Avenue and Simon Street (all activities included with $5 wristband); 6-10 p.m. street dance at Skatepark; 10:15 p.m. fireworks.Admission: Most events are free, except for the Downtown Festival, which requires a $5 wristband, and the fun runs, which are $30-$40 for the 10K, $20-$30 for the 5K.last_img