Fourth of July events in the Rogue Valley
Events kick off at 7:45 a.m. Monday with the 46th annual Fourth of July 10K race and 2-mile fun-run/walk, with the start and finish lines at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Both races are chip timed. The cost for youth 12 and younger is $15 for either race. Prices start at $25 for those 13 and older. The event is a fundraiser for the Ashland and Phoenix high school cross-country teams. See ashland.or.us/JulyRun to register.
The annual parade begins downtown at 10 a.m. with a jet flyover. More than 20,000 spectators are expected. This year’s parade theme is “Ashland Cares!” recognizing our medical community, especially the front-line medical staff.
Spectators cannot place chairs, blankets and other place-holders on public property before 6 a.m. July 3. Items cannot block sidewalks.
After the parade, from noon to 4 p.m. Lithia Park will feature performances at the Lithia Park Bandshell, including the Ashland City Band’s annual concert, along with a small handful of nonprofit, self-contained food booths near the bandshell and activities for children.
At 7:30 p.m., the annual American Band College Star Spangled Spectacular starts at the Ashland High School stadium, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.
No fireworks display will be put on this year due to fire season, and firework supply issues. See ashlandchamber.com or call 541-482-3486.
Fourth of July festivities kick off with the fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Crater Lake Council of Boy Scouts, at the Central Point Grange Hall at 7 a.m.
The 5K Run 4 Freedom starts at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Third and Pine streets. A free kids fun run for ages 5-12 on Pine Street starts at 8:45 a.m.
The annual parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The route goes along Second Street to Pine, to Eighth Street to Cherry Street and back to Crater High School. At 10:30 a.m., the Freedom Festival kicks off in Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., and goes to 2:30 p.m. It will include kids games and activities, food vendors, artisan booths, contests and live music by The Brothers Reed and Rogue Rage Duo.
The Central Point BoomFest fireworks begin at 9:40 p.m. For details, see centralpointoregon.gov/parksrec/page/run-4-freedom-4th-july-festivities or call 541-664-3321.
Fireworks over The Expo will fly higher than ever before during the annual fireworks extravaganza, BoomFest, allowing people to stay home to watch the display, if they wish.
Expo parking lots open for tailgaters at 5 p.m. and amphitheater gates open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Musical acts include Frankie Hernandez and friends, along with Old Time Fiddlers and The Brothers Reed. The main stage opens at 8:15 p.m. The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:40 p.m.
July 4 festivities include a street fair on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with vendor booths, games, food and activities. The annual parade will run from 11 a.m. to noon.
A fireworks show will start at dusk at Eagle Point High School, but the stadium will not be open to the public.
See eaglepointchamber.org or call 541-295-7704.