July 4th Celebration 2024

Celebrate 4th of July in Union at
Buffalo Peak Golf Course!

Corn Hole Tournament 5pm (Baptist Church on S Main)

Vendors 6pm-9:30 pm (Main Street)

Music & Fireworks  at 10pm

Cornhole Tournament

Union Baptist Church is sponsoring a cookout for the teams registered to play.

  • Registration is from 5pm-5:30pm
  • Registration is $25 per team 
  • Play begins at 5:30pm 

All funds is used for the prize money; we do not keep any of it!

Many thanks to Straight Up Cornhole for providing all tournament equipment.

Thunder at the Peak

Fireworks start at dusk — around 9:45pm or 10pm.

You can see the fireworks from all around the City of Union.

VIP Sponsorships include tickets for upfront viewing at the golf course.

Support the Fireworks

We welcome all donations of all sizes.

Sponsorships are available at all levels.

VIP tickets available for Firecracker and up.


Candidate Forum 2024

The City of Union Chamber and Main Street Union are partnering to host a Union County Candidates Forum on March 21st at 6:30pm.

Candidates for local offices who plan to be at the Catherine Creek Community Center for question-and-answer and meet-and-greet include:

County Commissioner

Click the image at right to download the flyer.

Christmas Celebration 2023

Christmas Celebration 2023

Enjoy a little holiday magic at Union’s Annual Christmas Celebration on Main Street, from 12pm – 5pm on December 2nd.

12pm – 5pm: Holiday Bazaar and Shopping at Catherine Creek Community Center 

5:30pm: “Candy Land” light parade — line up at Old West Federal Credit Union at 4:45pm

Following the parade: Tree Lighting and Santa visit at Hometown Hardware 

Chili provided by VFW Post 4060

Thunder at the Peak Fireworks

Celebrate 4th of July in Union at
Buffalo Peak Golf Course!!

Vendors on Main Street 5-9 pm

Union County Museum 12-6 pm

Bank Robbery Re-enactment 5 pm

Antique Cars on Display 5-9

Fireworks start a Dusk (around 9:45-10 pm)

— Your Sponsors —

fireworks sponsors

Thunder at the Peak 2022

July 4th, 2022

Bring out your lawn chairs and friends and family for an Independence Day fireworks celebration at Buffalo Peak Golf Course in Union, Oregon.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor:   $2500.00 or more
Name and logo on all advertising: Posters, Observer, radio, social media, and large banner at the Show

Gold Sponsor:   $2000.00
Name and logo in Observer, radio, social media, and Medium banner at the Show

Silver Sponsor:   $1000.00
Name and logo on radio and social media and medium banner at the Show

Bronze sponsor:   $500.00
Name and logo on social media and small banner at the Show

Community Sponsor:   $250 or less
Name in paper and on sponsor list at the Show

Click to print a Sponsor Flyer (PDF)

Thank you for helping us celebrate our Freedom!!!

To donate, send your check to Union Chamber with 4th of July in the memo, or drop your check at Community Bank on the East end of Adams Avenue in La Grande.

Union Chamber
PO Box 76
Union OR 97883

Call 541-786-1492 for questions.

Union County Farm Loop

From the first bright-green spring grass on the valley foothills until brilliant fall leaves abound, the Union County Farm Loop is a perfect way to enjoy some of the abundant farms and ranches that are the heart and soul of the Grande Ronde Valley. Dozens of farmers, ranchers, and gardeners around the valley share a rich history connected to agriculture.

This self-guided tour includes portions of the Grande Tour Scenic Route and Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway.

Union Volunteer Day, Saturday April 25th, 2020

Union Volunteer Day, Saturday April 25th, 2020

Saturday April 25, 2020 is Volunteer Day in Union Oregon.  From 9 to noon on the last Saturday in April, the community will host volunteers painting windows, updating Union’s information Kiosk, cleaning a yard for a Veteran or senior citizen or planting trees in the community.  These are just a few of the activities planned for the day. Volunteers are also invited for lunch and thank you at Union City Hall at noon.

To participate in Union Volunteer Day please pick up a volunteer application (and policies) at Union City Hall.  You can also request a project for review via an application also located at Union City Hall.

  • Volunteers over the age of 15 are welcome to participate with guardian permission.  Family volunteer projects are being developed.
  • The Volunteer Day application deadline is March 25th.  Volunteer organizers will maintain strict policies to ensure the safety of volunteers and the community.

April 25, 2020 follows Earth Day and National Volunteer Week.  The number of projects scheduled for completion on April 25 is directly related to the number of volunteers registered to participate. So, apply now to participate in the Saturday, April 25th morning volunteer event.

In addition to volunteer activities, Union Sanitation will be offering a location to deposit brush only from 8:00 to noon at Treatment Plant Road.

Beyond Volunteer Day, the community of Union offers both short term and longer volunteer commitments.  Volunteers are needed at:

  • The Union County Museum
  • The Union Fire Department
  • Various City of Union Committees.

For more information about Union’s Volunteer Day, policies,  volunteer applications, project request form or copy of Union’s Volunteer Day Policies, email Kausler47@gmail.com .

Union Christmas Parade, Dec. 10th

Union Christmas Parade, Dec. 10th

Come out to Union for our annual Christmas Parade on Main Street, from 4pm – 7pm on December 10th.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are schedule to make an appearance for pictures with little ones under the Christmas tree at Hometown Hardware.

Parade entries will line up across from the High School by the Community Bank building. Contact Rod McKee at the City of Union for more details.

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