Independence day is right around the corner! This year, experience the Ashland 4th of July celebration and join in on all of the festivities! Celebrate America’s independence with a parade, fireworks, and more when you celebrate in Ashland.
This year, the Ashland 4th of July parade will begin at 10:00 am and end between 11:30 am and noon.
Every year, the Ashland parade has a theme. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 50 years of friendship” to honor the 50 years of friendship between sister cities Guanajuato, Mexico and Ashland, Oregon. The parade floats will all reflect on the theme of friendship and sharing common values while still celebrating differences.
After the parade, head to Lithia Park for activities, food, live music, and more to celebrate the holiday!
Ashland 4th of July Run
Looking to start your Ashland 4th of July with some more action? Check out the annual Ashland 4th of July run! There are two options for runners: a 2 mile fun run, and a 10k for more serious competitors. The run begins at the Ashland Library and finishes near there as well. The races start at 7:45 am and are chip-timed. Take off on this run and celebrate America’s freedom!
The cost for both runs is $10 for children 12 & under and starts at $20 for adults. You can also purchase T-shirts with this year’s logo for extra festivities! All costs benefit the Ashland and Phoenix High School cross country teams.
Fireworks at night
Is there any other 4th of July tradition as popular as fireworks? The fireworks are the pinnacle of the 4th of July celebration. The fireworks show begins at 10:00 pm and will wow spectators of all ages!
Will you be celebrating the 4th of July in Ashland this year?
Stay at The Bard’s Inn when you do! We’re conveniently located in Downtown Ashland and are close to all of the Ashland 4th of July celebrations. The Bard’s Inn also has wonderful amenities, including complimentary homemade breakfast, is pet friendly, and pays homage to Ashland’s historic Shakespearian past.