Fourth of July celebrations

Ashland celebrates the nation's birthday with a style all its own. From a pancake breakfast and morning fun run to live band music and fireworks, Ashland has a whole day of events planned.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m. &

A Fourth of July breakfast at the Ashland Elks Lodge. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children ages 11 and younger. Visitors should use the lodge entrance on Will Dodge Way between First and Second streets. Call 482-3911.

7:45 a.m. &

A six-mile run starts at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. A two-mile run starts at 7:50 a.m.

10:15 a.m. &

The Fourth of July Parade begins at Triangle Park and follows Siskiyou Boulevard to East Main Street, then finishes at Water Street.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. &

The Native Plant Society of Oregon Siskiyou Center Irene Hollenbeck Memorial Wildflower Show at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. &

An arts and crafts fair, along with food and information booths, in Lithia Park.

1:15 p.m. &

Mayor John Morrison's Welcome Address at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park.

1:25 p.m. &

Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the bandshell.

1:35 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. &

The Ashland City Band, Livia Genise, and others perform at the bandshell.

8 p.m. &

American Band College concert at the Ashland High School's stadium on Mountain Avenue.

10 p.m. &

Fireworks display presented by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce from the SOU athletic field. Visible from most parts of Ashland.

Free shuttle bus service courtesy of the Rogue Valley Transporation District will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shuttle buses will leave the Bear Creek Center (near Butler Ford on the South Pacific Highway) and the Tolman Creek Plaza (near Albertson's) every 20 minutes for the downtown plaza.

Butte Falls

This little town has plenty of spirit and a parade that is so much fun it has to loop around town twice.

11 a.m. &

Parade from Butte Falls Elementary School, down Broad Street and around the park, twice, on Oak, South and Fir streets.

Noon to — p.m. &

Games, food, booths, and live music by the Old Time Fiddlers will be offered in the city's park.

Central Point

Central Point gets an early start on Fourth of July fun, with the first parade of the day and a slew of other events, too.

6:30 to 9:30 a.m. &

Boy Scouts of America will offer a pancake breakfast for $5 at the Central Point Grange, Fifth and Pine streets.

7 a.m. to 4 p.m."" An arts and crafts fair will be open at Pfaff Park, Sixth and Manzanita streets.

7 a.m. &

The Firecracker Fun Run for kids 5 to 12 is on Pine Street. Registration is between Third and Fourth streets, in front of Premier West Bank.

8:30 a.m. &

Pre-parade activities begin on Pine Street. Stake out your spot to watch the procession and join in children's activities, including water fights, a water balloon toss, pinatas, bubbles, sidewalk chalk drawing, wagon rides and music.

9:30 a.m. &

The Fourth of July Parade starts earlier this year. It leaves Crater High School and follows Second Street and Pine Street, pausing between Third and Fourth streets so Central Point police officer Brian Day can sing the national anthem before fighter jets fly by.

11 a.m. &

After the parade, jump houses, a water slide, and other fun for kids will be available for free on Sixth Street.

11:30 a.m. &

The Scottish Bagpipe Band performs at the Pfaff Park band shell.

12:30 p.m. &

The Craig Allen Blues Band performs at the park's band shell.

12:30 to — p.m. &

R.C. Addiction, a Central Point hobby business, will sponsor radio-control car demonstrations and displays at the park's tennis courts.

1 p.m. &

Parade winners will be announced and ribbons handed out at the band shell.

4 p.m. &

A community Christian concert will run at the band shell until early evening.

Eagle Point

Patriotism is readily apparent every day in Eagle Point, home to Eagle Point National Cemetery and neighbor of the former Camp White where Veterans Affairs's Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic is housed. So this community celebrates July 4 with small-town style and a big helping of pride.

7 to 11 a.m. &

Breakfast at the Eagle Point Grange.

8 a.m. &

One-mile and five-kilometer fun walks/runs take place in Bob Moore Park

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. &

Vendor booths will be open.

9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. &

Children's activity booths open at Campus Life, next to Eagle Point High School

11 a.m. &


1 p.m. &

Lawn mower races at the high school parking lot.

6 p.m. &

Concessions open at the stadium at Eagle Point High School.

7 p.m. &

Pre-fireworks karaoke show at EPHS stadium.

Dusk &

A fireworks display, with the "Skydiver Parachute Lottery" to be held during intermission. Visitors leave marked paper plates on the field at EPHS. Skydivers will parachute into the field to pick the winners. A fireworks finale will close the festivities.


Medford's Fourth of July focus is on fireworks.

"Red, White Boom!," at Harry David Field, 2929 S. Pacific Highway, is touted as the largest in the region. It takes place at dusk, about 9:45 p.m. Admission is free.

The gates open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and only folding sand chairs and blankets are allowed on the field.

Sheri Parker will sing the national anthem. Free children's games will be available and vendors will sell food at the field. No outside food, beverages or alcohol are permitted.

A shuttle will provide free transportation between the field and the Harry and David parking lot at 2600 S. Pacific Highway, starting at 6:15 p.m. Call The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County at 608-8518 for information.

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