Star Spangled Parade and Celebration & Firework Spectacular

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
9am Staging, 10am Parade
Celebration at Millennium Park continues until 1:30pm
Fireworks at 9:30pm with viewing from George Rogers Park Upper Ballfield

It's time to celebrate our many freedoms and Lake Oswego does this with panache!  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.  The Parade features an authentic Fife & Drum Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a performance from Last Regiment, classic cars and more!  Then, continue the celebration at Millennium Plaza Park with live music from Gospel Hooligans, a Presentation of Colors from local Boy Scouts, face painting, balloon animals, a pie eating contest, and more!  The event features cuisine from local food crafters too.

PARADE REGISTRATION:  All participating vehicles, floats and large groups were required to complete a registration form by the June 11 due date.  REGISTRATION IS FULL AT THIS TIME.  If you are an individual or family that would like to walk in the parade, you are welcome to join the festivities by coming to Parade Staging.  You will be staged with other families.  Bikes/trikes/wagons/dogs welcome. 

VETERANS:  The City is partnering with Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial to invite you to join us to be honored in the parade.  Participants are invited to walk alongside or ride in authentic military vehicles as they are honored by parade watchers for their service to the county.  If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to Jamie Inglis.  Additional details will be provided upon RSVP.  Thank you for your service!

DECORATE WITH LAKESIDE BICYCLES:  Looking for a fun way to decorate your bike, trike, or wagon?  Join sponsor Lakeside Bicycles for complimentary patriotic decor on July 3 from 11am-7pm. 

PARADE STAGING:  Staging begins at 9am at Lake Garden Court (off Iron Mountain Blvd.).  For safety reasons, the entrance onto Iron Mountain Blvd from County Club Road will be closed.  All parade participants, including vehicles and floats, must enter the Parade Staging area from Iron Mountain Blvd.  See attached map for details.

PARADE PARKING:  Parade participants have approval to park any additional vehicles at Christ Episcopal Church (located at 1060 Chandler Road) and Oswego Heritage House (located at 398 10th Street).   

CANDY:  Participants are welcome to throw individually wrapped candy to parade watchers.  Please be sure to throw candy to the curb. Please consider tossing candy that will not melt and is not a choking hazard for little ones.

PATRIOTIC PETS:  Pets are welcome to join the fun by dressing up and parading with their owners down A Avenue toward the front of the parade.  Pets in costume have an opportunity to win a prize by registering at the Animal Care Group booth in Millennium Plaza after the parade.  Thank you to Animal Care Group, for sponsoring this exciting addition to our Star Spangled Celebration! 

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION (10:30am-1:30pm):  Numerous festivities take place at Millennium Plaza Park after the conclusion of the parade.  Enjoy the fun including live music from The Gospel Hooligans, a pie eating contest, face painting, balloon animals and more!  

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

For questions, please contact Jamie Inglis at: 503.675.3985 or

STAR SPANGLED FIREWORKS:  Independence Day celebrations close with an evening of sparkling lights at the inaugural Star Spangled Fireworks Spectacular.  Bring a picnic and celebrate the Stars and Stripes with this magical show.  The spectacular display, which lasts approximately 20 minutes, features an explosion of color and light, which is sure to delight guests of all ages!  Viewing from George Rogers Park Upper Ballfield.  Additionally, fireworks can be seen from Millennium Plaza Park.  Show starts at approximately 9:45pm.  Parking available at public parking lot on Foothills Road, Lake View Village, and the Windward.  The beach at George Rogers will be closed at 7:30pm to prepare for the barge arriving.  The river will be shutdown at approximately 9:30pm to prepare for the show. 

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

Generously sponsored by:



Millennium Plaza Park
200 First Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034