Fourth of July Pops FAQ
What does VIP ticketing include?
A VIP ticket includes premium seating, VIP parking, light bites, refreshments, two (2) beverage vouchers & VIP restroom access. If you will be partaking in the Maine Beer Box, your ID will be checked at Check-In once you arrive at the VIP area, and anyone 21+ will receive a separate wristband used to redeem beverage vouchers.
What are the VIP parking details?
VIP parking will be located at the Ocean Gateway visitor center lot (14 Ocean Gateway Pier) in downtown Portland. VIP parking can be accessed beginning at 4pm. VIP ticket holders will be able to ride the Narrow Gauge Railroad from the parking to the concert location on the Eastern Promenade and return on the train at the end of the night. Please note, parking spaces are very limited, so purchasers will receive 1 parking pass for every 4 tickets purchased. In other words, if you purchase 1-4 tickets, you will receive 1 parking pass, if you purchase 5-8 tickets you will receive 2 passes, and if you purchase 9-12 tickets you will receive 3 passes.
Shamrock will be emailing parking passes to VIP ticket holders. Please either print a hard copy or have the parking pass on your cell phone for the parking attendant at Ocean Gateway in order to access the VIP parking. Please also have either your VIP tickets with you or a valid ID matching the name on the order to receive your wrist bands for VIP entry.
What does The Reserved Area include?
The Reserved Area allows you access to an area on the Eastern Promenade in front of the stage. There are no seats; you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs or blanket and select the best place to sit based on availability. Food and drink will be available for purchase from local vendors. On the day of the event, please bring your Reserved Area tickets or a valid ID matching the name on your order to the Eastern Promenade and exchange them for your wrist bands to gain entry to the Reserved Area.
Where do I pick up “Hold at Box Office” tickets?
Since the PortTIX box office will be closed on July 4th, all will-call orders will be handled directly at the Eastern Promenade. Purchasers must bring a valid ID matching the name on the order to the check-in table to receive wrist bands. The check-in will be available beginning at 6pm when entry to the VIP and Reserved Areas open.
Are there Restricted Items?
Alcohol, weapons, fireworks, and smoking are all not allowed on the Eastern Promenade. No pets in reserved areas.
Is the Fourth of July Pops accessible?
Both general admission and VIP seating are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the box office if you have specific needs or questions. Limited designated handicapped parking is available on Cutter street.
What happens if the event is postponed on July 4th due to weather?
All tickets will be valid for the Rain Date on July 5th. No refund will be issued if the rain date takes place. The decision regarding rain date postponement will be made no later than noon on July 4th.
What if I have questions before the day of the event?
Please contact the PortTIX Box Office (207) 842-0800 or email@example.com. Please note PortTIX will be closed on July 4th and 5th and will not be responding to emails at that time.
What happens if I have questions on the day of the event?
Please see a representative from Shamrock Sports & Entertainment events on the Eastern Promenade. On the day of the event, you can take your tickets or a valid ID matching the name on your order and exchange them for wrist bands to enter the VIP or Reserved Area. Please note, ticket sales at the Eastern Promenade on the day of the event will be CASH ONLY.
If I have non-VIP tickets, where should I park?
Please remember that the Eastern Promenade is closed to traffic on the day of the event so you will likely want to park off of the eastern promenade. For more details please see below.
July 4th Street Info from the City Of Portland
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 10:00am to 10:00pm, on Thursday, July 4th (July 5th Rain date): Eastern Promenade at Morning Street, Wilson Street, Moody Street, and Congress Street. Also, Morning Street at Eastern Promenade, Wilson Street, Moody Street, and Congress Street. In the event of rain, these street closings would be in effect for Friday, July 5th.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 3:00pm to 10:00pm, on Thursday, July 4th (July 5th Rain date): Eastern Promenade at Turner Street and Walnut Street; Morning Street at Turner Street; Emerson Street at Quebec Street and Melbourne Street; and Willis Street at Montreal Street and Walnut Street. In the event of rain, these street closings would be in effect for Friday, July 5th.
All of Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Prom will be closed to traffic (from Washington Ave. up), starting at 4pm on Thursday, July 4th (July 5th Rain date). Street closures include Mountfort Street at Fore Street and Congress Street; Washington Avenue at Marion Street, Cumberland Avenue, Walnut Street, and Eastern Promenade. Streets will be opened up again after the fireworks display (at approximately 10pm). In the event of rain, these street closings would be in effect for Friday, July 5th.
On-street parking will be restricted from 7am until 11pm on Thursday, July 4th at Eastern Promenade (both sides) from Morning Street to Washington Avenue, Fort Allen Park (both sides), Walnut Street from Eastern Promenade to Washington Avenue, and Mountfort Street from Congress Street to Fore Street (both sides). These streets will be posted in advance, any cars parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense. In the event of rain, these restrictions would be in effect for Friday, July 5th.
Cutter Street will be closed to vehicular traffic (except for designated handicapped parking), including parking for boat launching from 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th and will be opened again after the fireworks display (at approximately 10pm on July 4th or when deemed safe by City Staff). In the event of rain, these street closings would be in effect at 6am on Friday July 5th and ending at approximately 10pm on Friday, July 5th.
Do I need to buy a ticket to attend the Fourth of July pops?
A ticket is required for admission into the reserved areas but the rest of the Eastern Promenade is open to the public. All are welcome to attend!
This event will feature a world class fireworks display, enhanced amenities for VIP’s, and a performance by our beloved Portland Symphony Orchestra. Formerly known as The Stars & Stripes Spectacular, Portland Pops will take place on the Eastern Promenade on July 4th.
About the Promoter
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Shamrock Sports & Entertainment is excited to embrace the opportunity to produce a world class entertainment experience that leverages the affinity Mainers and visitors alike have for our award-winning cuisine, craft beers and culture.