2024 Star Spangled Parade & Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Parade Staging at 8:30am, Parade begins at 10am
Celebration continues until 1pm at Millennium Plaza Park

This 4th of July don your patriotic colors, decorate your wagons and join friends and neighbors for the annual Star Spangled Parade. Delight in festive floats, musical entertainment, vibrant vehicles and costumed canines as they march down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park via Second Street. The parade features Lake Oswego’s Fire engine, an authentic Fife & Drum Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, classic cars and more! Then, continue the celebration at Millennium Plaza Park with live music from Bon Bon Vivant, National Anthem performed by Oregon SenateAires, a pie eating contest and more! The celebration features food and drink from local restaurants too.

PARADE REGISTRATION: All participating vehicles, floats and large groups are required to complete a registration form. Parade registration fee is $25 for nonprofits and families; $50 for businesses. Applications have closed for 2024.  If you are interested in receiving information for 2025, please contact Jamie Inglis to be added to the email list. Please be sure to read all the rules & requirements for participation. 

PARADE STAGING: Staging taking place between 8:30-9:30am at Lake Garden Court (off Iron Mountain Blvd.). All parade participants, including vehicles and floats, must enter the parade staging area via County Club Road. Police will be assisting with entry. Participants may turn left or right from Country Club to enter. Exit will be via Chandler Road.

PARADE ROUTE: Parade staging takes place off Lake Garden Court and then travels to Chandler and 10th Street onto A Avenue. The route then proceeds onto Second Street to Millennium Plaza Park. Parade map is attached for reference.

PARKING: 
For Parade Staging:

  • Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road).
  • Oswego Heritage House (398 10th Street)

For Parade Viewing: 

  • 1040 C Avenue (New Thought Center for Spiritual Living)
  • City Hall (380 A Avenue),
  • Public Parking lot at State Street between between A & B Avenues
  • Public Parking lot at State Street and Foothills Road.
  • First Street at Lake View Village (access closes at approximately 9:30am for Parade)
  • First Street at Windward (access closes at approximately 9:30am for Parade)

CANDY: Candy cannot be tossed or thrown from vehicles. Candy must be gently tossed by walkers alongside the vehicle, so that it lands in front of spectators and away from the path of vehicles. Please do not have young children throw candy that will not reach the curb. Please consider tossing candy that will not melt and is not a choking hazard for little ones.

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION (10:30am-1pm): Numerous festivities take place at Millennium Plaza Park after the conclusion of the parade, including:

Live music from Bon Bon Vivant
National Anthem by Oregon SenateAires
Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers
Pie Eating Contest
Vendors:  Alchemy Sandwiches, Briskets & Gravy, Carioca Bowls, Donut Days, Klassic Kettlecorn, Kona Ice, MaryhillPidgin Hole PDX, Rolling Haven, Romero's KitchenYoonique Pho & Grill 
Goat Petting Zoo from Portland Goat Parties
Face Painting from U B Painted
Balloon Twisting from Tuxedo Jimmy
Photo Booth from Picture Us Rollin'
And more! 

PIE EATING CONTEST:  Celebrate the USA with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation's 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.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS & ROAD CLOSURES:  There are several road closures and traffic impacts as a result of the parade and staging site. 

8am Closures with exception of Parade Traffic:

  • Iron Mtn Road between Chandler & Country Club
  • Lake Garden Court
  • Chandler Road between intersection of Chandler Place & 10th Street
  • Iron Mtn between Berwick & Chandler
  • Evergreen Road from 1st thru 2nd Street 

9:30am Closures:

  • 10th Street between Evergreen and A Avenue
  • A Avenue from 10th to 2nd Street
  • Second Street between A Avenue & Evergreen Road
  • Evergreen Road from 2nd thru 4th Street

No Parking (12:01am-12pm): 

  • A Avenue from 10th to 2nd Street, south only
  • Second Street between A Avenue & Evergreen Road, both east and west
  • Evergreen Road from 1st thru 4th Streets, both north and south
  • Iron Mtn Road between Chandler & Country Club, both east and west 
  • Country Club between 10th and Iron Mt. Blvd., both north & south 

Bon Bon Vivant is a genre bending band from New Orleans that pull from pop, Americana, dark ballads, and up-tempo indie dance music.  Bon Bon Vivant’s original music is rooted in storytelling and pays honor to a uniquely New Orleans sound while infusing an indie flavor that leaves a lasting mark on listeners.  This band's songs are joyous, fierce, honest, and heartbreaking as they chronicle life and all it entails through the sounds of the minor keys.  Bon Bon Vivant is made up of songwriter/front-woman Abigail Cosio, saxophonist/vocalist Jeremy Kelley on sousaphone, Jason Jurzak on bass, and drums and percussion by Deacon Marrquin.  Bon Bon Vivant is one of the highlighted acts in the New Orleans music scene awarded Best Emerging Artist of 2018 by Off Beat Magazine.  Bon Bon Vivant plays regularly in New Orleans with upcoming appearances at French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, and Bayou Boogaloo as well as touring regularly spreading the gospel of decadence, reverence and revelry with their infectious live shows.

 

Location
A Avenue
Lake Oswego , OR 97034