cherryfest nw admission is free all day on the fourth of july!

The fireworks display will begin at dusk.

The amphitheater has been reserved to accommodate groups with their own canopies, barbecues, food & beverage.  This space is first come, first serve.

event Schedule

8:30 am  - Salem Stars and Stripes 4th of July Run, to start and finish at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater, will include a 5K or 10K run or walk, 5K challenge and Kids 1/2 mile.  Participants will receive free entry into Cherryfest NW on Friday or Saturday and a free drink!  Check out the event site for registration information.

11:00am - 2:30pm - 4th of July family fun hosted by radio personality and crowd favorite, Scott Tom, will emcee family-friendly games such as hula hoop contests, water balloon toss, limbo challenge, face painting and much more.

11:00am - Cherryfest NW officially opens with food, live music, carnival and bounce houses, 80+ microbrews & ciders and a wide variety of food vendors.  ADMISSION IS FREE ON THE 4TH OF JULY


6:00pm - 11:00pm - My Happy Pill


Just after dusk - Salem's biggest fireworks display begins - presented by Roth's Fresh Markets.


Parking on the 4th will be free in the Liberty, Pringle and Marion parkades all day.  The parking lot on the north end of the park will be closed during this event.  We strongly suggest considering alternate modes of transportation to the event, such as Uber, Lyft and taxi.  Parking is also available at Wallace Marine Park and Minto Brown park which would include a short walk to Riverfront Park.


Guests are welcome to bring blankets and low back chairs into the Cherryfest NW event, however personal canopies and barbecues are only allowed in the amphitheater on the south end of Riverfront Park.  No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event.  Alcohol will be available for purchase.