Fun for kids

Each year the festival offers fun activities for kids.  Check back as we add more activities suitable for all ages. 

Kids workshop Watch fireworks. Learn to play blues harmonica. Hear the best young talent. Cruise the Willamette River.

Following the National Anthem, the sky will fill with a dazzling display of fireworks, Friday, July 4, 10 p.m.

Freedom from Hunger Center
Visit the fun and interactive Freedom from Hunger Center near the Main Gate. Test your knowledge about hunger. Get special prizes. 

Workshops and performances for kids at the FedEx Crossroads Stage
The FedEx Crossroads stage will include special workshops for kids.  Check back soon for details.

DME Blues Cruises
Board the Portland Spirit and enjoy great blues in an intimate setting while cruising up the Willamette River. Several cruises are open to all ages. All passengers 18 years of age and older must present photo ID upon boarding. All carry-on bags are subject to inspection, and passengers may be photographed.

To purchase tickets, visit Ticket Tomato.  Cruises that still have tickets available: