Independence Day Celebrations, A Complete Listing

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July NewscelebrationsIndependence Day

Southern Oregon will be bustling with Independence Day activities. Here is a run down of what’s in store:

Central Point

The day starts at 7:30 with a 5k run for kids 12 and older. For younger children, there will be a fun run at 8:45. A military fly over will signal the parade will be starting soon at 9:15, followed by Central Point’s annual parade at 9:30. The route starts at Crater High School and ends at 8th Street after running down Pine. Robert Pfaff Park near downtown is where all the booths and music are at from 11:30 am to 4 p.m.

Eagle Point

The local Boy Scouts will greet the day with a breakfast at the Eagle Point Grange Hall. A 1-mile and 5k run start at 8 a.m. Sign ups for the run takes place from 7 to 7:45 at Bob Moore Park. The park will also be where the vendor booths are set up, and those will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A flyover will take place at around 10:45 a.m., and the parade will soon follow at 11 a.m. Entrants for the parade may enter between 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Eagle Point High School. The high school will also be the site of a pre-fireworks event at 7 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to start at dusk.

Ashland

Ashland’s annual 4th of July run gets festivities at 7:45 a.m. Their fly over occurs at 10 a.m., followed by the parade at 10:15 a.m. The route runs from Triangle Park and ends at Water Street. Booths will be set up at Lithia Park and be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Live music will play from 12:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. The American Band College will be in concert at the Ashland High School football stadium at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Jacksonville

There will be a picnic from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the former Jackson County Courthouse on 5th street. It’s a bring your own food and beverage picnic, with tables and chairs set up. Use of a gas grill will be provided by the Rotary Club. Watermelon and bottled water will be provided. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own table service. The kids can enjoy watermelon contest, tug ‘o’ war and dunk tank.

Butte Falls

The parade here starts at 11 a.m., running from the elementary school, traveling along Broad Street, and around the Ernest W. Smith Memorial Park. The Butte Falls Café and Sugar Pine Company Café will host a BBQ. The park will be the scene for booths, games and live music from The Renegades from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Prospect

A roasted pig will be served from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prospect Lions Park. Meat will be served with salad, bread, baked beans, dessert, iced tea and lemonade. The meal is offered for $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids under 10.

Lake Of The Woods

A fly over will highlight the celebration here at 10 a.m. A fireworks display takes place Tuesday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

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