With extreme regret, and for the second year in a row, our so loved and missed Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade has been cancelled.
Impact from the Covid- 19 Pandemic has made this decision necessary.
County and State are allowing personal FIREWORKS, PLEASE READ THE DO’s & DON’Ts posted below and please do not discharge fireworks into the ocean, dunes, bay or lakes. Stay healthy everyone…
When we can have the parade again…here’s what you will see!
Every year Ocean Park hosts a 4th of July Parade that brings families from Washington and neighboring states to participate in the Independence Day celebration. Kid’s bicycles are decorated in red, white & blue, there are fire trucks galore, an official flyover by the Coast Guard, family decorated floats, and many of the spectacular classic cars from the Beach Baron’s Car Club. You won’t believe the maneuvers of Okie’s Shopping Cart Drill Team and not to missed is the free sidewalk chalk handed out by Peninsula Arts Association with the encouragement to “make art” on the streets! A good time is had by all at 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.
Everyone will be able to 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 well in advance of the parade…we are hoping for 2022.
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.
Art in the Park is being revamped
To replace Art in the Park, the Port of Peninsula will sponsor an Art in Ocean Park event. Fall of 2021 is the target date…information on how to participate and dates will be posted as soon as they are available. We are really looking forward to this new opportunity for the many talented local artists to show their work! Did you know our area is, and has been for decades, an artist colony?
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