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fourth of uly parade

4th of July Parade & Art in the Park

With extreme regret, this year’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade and Art in the Park have been cancelled.

Impact from the Covid- 19 Pandemic has made this decision necessary. additionally, the firework shows held in Long Beach and Ilwaco have also been cancelled. County and State are allowing personal fireworks, please read the Dos and Don’ts below. Stay healthy everyone…

fireworks 2020

Although the parade and art in the park are cancelled in 2020, here is a look at what we will see in 2021!

Every year Ocean Park hosts a 4th of July Parade that brings families from Washington and the neighboring states to participate in the parade. Kid’s bicycles are decorated for free, there are fire trucks galore, an official flyover by the Coast Guard, family decorated floats and a good time is had by all. A very special family town parade!

The parade starts at 1 pm and proceeds from U Street, to Bay Avenue, to Vernon, ending at 256rh Lane, traveling right through the heart of our village. 

Following the parade join us for Art in the Park

Art in the Park features our many talented local artists The Chamber sponsors “Art in the Park” on the 4th of July. Located on Sheldon Field, across from the school where the parade ends. Please join everyone shopping for some local craft and artwork.

Take part in the parade

The parade committee encourages community participation in this well-loved, family-appropriate celebration.  Applications and rules for participation will be posted below.

Please remember, for the safety of children along the route, no candy, gifts or literature may be thrown from cars or floats.  We hope to see you all at the parade as we honor our country’s Independence Day.

Note: The Chamber is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization.  The Executive Board of OPACC has determined that Chamber sponsored events such as: the July 4th Parade, Art in the Park, the NW Garlic Festival, and other such sponsored events, will not allow political candidates to participate, or political party materials be displayed. Those holding current government positions are welcome.  We reserve the right to remove such participants and/or materials either prior to assembly/set-up, at assembly/set-up or at any time during the event.

Sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce