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Star Spangled Parade and Celebration

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Friday, July 4, 2014
Millennium Plaza Park
9am Staging, 10am Parade
Celebration continues until 2pm

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 spectacular 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!  When guests arrive at Millennium Plaza Park, they will be welcomed with live music, face-painting, balloon animals and a pie-eating contest.  It's sure to be a truly memorable 4th of July.

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.  To pre-register please contact Debbi Campbell at: 503.534.5287 or

PARADE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR VEHICLES AND LARGE GROUPS (10 or more participants). The registration deadline was Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Pie Eating Contest Details:  Back by popular demand!  Celebrate the USA with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation's Fifth 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 the registration table at Millennium Plaza Park.  Contest begins at 12:30pm.

Special thanks to Lakeside Bicycles for sponsoring the Star Spangled Bike Corral
Sessions Orthodontics for sponsoring the Star Spangled Parade
Club Sport for sponsoring the Pie Eating Contest

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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