Join us at the July 4th Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular.
Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday by attending the big fireworks show at Fort Vancouver is a family tradition to many folks, including our President and CEO Steve Kenny. When he was a kid growing up in Vancouver, his dad was one of the original organizers of the event.
Steve (pictured on the right at age 5 with his brother) has many great memories of helping his dad and other community volunteers set up the big fireworks show. Over the years, Steve’s duties ranged from carrying fireworks that were loaded into launch tubes, to building the booths where fireworks were sold to the public.
At dusk, when it came time for the big show to begin, Steve’s dad would light many of the fireworks with a hand-held flare. By the end of the night, he usually had several holes burned into his clothes.
Since its start in 1963, the Fort Vancouver fireworks show has exploded in size. For many years it was billed as “the biggest fireworks show west of the Mississippi.” Last year, the event was attended by about 40,000 people.
As our gift to the community, Columbia Credit Union is serving as the presenting sponsor for Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular 2018. There’s no entry fee this year, but donations are being accepted to support the Lower Columbia Veterans Coalition (LCVC), consisting of the following organizations:
- Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC)
- Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA)
- Combat Veterans International, Chapter 9
- Special Forces Association, Chapter 47
- Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter
Your family and you are invited to join us at Fort Vancouver for Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular. Enjoy the show!