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Star Spangled Parade and Celebration

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Monday, July 4, 2016

Millennium Plaza Park
9am Staging, 10am Parade
Celebration continues until 1:30pm

It's time to celebrate our many freedoms and Lake Oswego knows how to throw a party!  So don your patriotic colors, decorate your wagons and enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration!  Join the fun or watch your friends stroll down A Avenue in the Star Spangled Parade, which is led by a Lake Oswego Fire Engine.  The Parade features an authentic Fife & Drum Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, classic cars and more!  Keep an eye out for our Mayor, Kent Studebaker and Lake Oswego City Councilors who will be walking in the parade and throwing out candy to spectators! 

Would you like to add even more excitement to this great parade?  We'd like a BAND (or marching musicians) so if you, or someone you know is interested in volunteering please contact Mary Kelly at: 503.697.6517 or

Parade Staging begins at 9am at Lake Garden Court (off Iron Mtn. Blvd.).  If you have a vehicle or float or are a team, club or special interest group who plan to walk together, you must complete a registration form with the Parks & Recreation Department.  Space is limited so please limit participation to one vehicle per family or business.  To pre-register, please complete the registration form.  Registrations are due June 13, 2016.  For questions, please contact Jamie Inglis at: 503.675.3985 or

Patriotic Pets are welcome to join the festivities by dressing up and parading with their owners down A Avenue right behind Lake Oswego's police cars! Pets in costume have an opportunity to win a trophy by registering at the Animal Care Group booth in Millennium Plaza after the parade. Thank you to Animal Care Group, 3996 Douglas Way, for sponsoring this exciting new addition to our Star Spangled Celebration!


The registration deadline is Monday, June 13, 2016.

Pie Eating Contest Details:  Back by popular demand!  Celebrate the USA with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation's Sixth Annual Pie Eating Contest.  Commemorate our country's independence by racing to complete an "All-American" Pie.  Contest participants must be 18 years or older to enter.  Register onsite at 11am (after the Star Spangled Parade). Contest begins at noon.

Fireworks Show:The Lake Corporation hosts an annual Fireworks Show on July 4th at approximately 9:45pm.  The best viewing is near the Lake Grove Swim Park - fireworks cannot be seen from Millennium Plaza Park, Sundeleaf Plaza or George Rogers Park.  Roads in the Lake Grove Swim Park area are restricted, but will have vehicular traffic. Therefore, for public safety, viewing of fireworks from the roadway will not be allowed.

In addition, because of significant danger, no viewing is allowed from the railroad tracks.

For additional information on this event, please visit

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