The July 4 round-up
Get July 4 started right with the annual pancake breakfast.
The Canby Historical Society's annual fundraiser will again be held at Knight Elementary.
Enjoy catching up with old friends and visiting while feasting on pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice.
Adults are $8, children (6-10) are $5, and under age 5 are free.
JULY 4 PARADE
The annual parade kicks off this year's Canby Independence Day Celebration.
The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will finish around 11 a.m.
The parade will wind through the downtown area and the beginning of the parade should reach its midway point around 10:30 a.m.
If you are viewing toward the end of the parade route, you should expect to see parade procession after 10:30 a.m.
GameTruck brings brightly-colored, high-definition TVs to gaming, as well as music pulsing throughout the truck. Gaming is done on comfortable couches.
The experience includes 200 age-appopriate video game titles, certified GameCoaches, the latest consoles including XBox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii-U, HD flat-panel TVs and more.
The truck will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on July 4.
Food & Drink booths
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There's plenty of flavor to savor on July 4.
Food and beverage booths will surround Wait Park on N. Grant and NW 4th Avenue. There will be a variety of choices for various tastes.
Arts & Crafts booths
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local and regional artists and craftspeople will gather around Wait Park with a variety of handiwork to show off and sell.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Car Show will be held along N. Grant Street and NW 5th Avenue – a return to its traditional location. Car Show registration will be located on NW 5th Avenue between Grant and Holly streets. Car Show participants may also enter the parade which will begin at 10 a.m.
Join fellow July 4 revelers in Wait Park for the official kick-off of Independence Day.
The American Legion will lead the crowd in the flag salute. Then the Women's Auxiliary will perform the nationwide bell ringing ceremony and reading of the Constitution. The grand marshal will be announced at this time.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A beer garden will be set up on NW 2nd Avenue between Grant and Holly. Live music will also be part of the beer garden's vibe.
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entertainment in Wait Park will include live music, special dance numbers, and more.
Noon to 3 p.m.
Free children's activities, games, and crafts provided by local businesses will be held on NW 3rd Avenue between Grant and Holly streets. A bouncy house helps to round out the fun.
Parade Award Ceremony
Awards for the parade will be held in the Gazebo at noon. Awards will be given to the first place entry in each category. The categories are: Mayor's Choice, Royalty's Choice, Best Adult Entry, Best Kid Entry, and Most Unique.
Car Show Awards Ceremony
Winners of the Car Show will be announced in the Gazebo at 2 p.m. Awards will be given to the first place winner.
The Canby Fire District obstacle course returns from noon to 3 p.m.. Kids can challenge themselves with the Canby Fire District's annual Obstacle Course. Located on N. Grant between NW 2nd & NW 3rd avenues, the obstacle course offers fun for the youngsters.
The Canby Volunteer Fire Department presents the fireworks display at Trost Elementary as the skies start to darken on July 4.
This family fun event is a Fourth of July staple in Canby and will start about 9:45 p.m. The show itself should last around 20 minutes.
For more information, contact Canby Fire at 503-266-5851.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
Cool Change PDX
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beer Garden Stage
Cool Change PDX is a 3-to-6 piece band specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, and other gatherings.
They pride themselves on having a 'cooler than average' song list that is never cheesy, and focuses squarely on filling the dance floor.
Band members are: Andree' Yost-Melzer, vocals and percussion; Kim Beyers, electric guitar and vocals; Terry Fredrickson, drums and vocals; Randal Beyers-Bass, vocals; and Brian Kamisato, keyboards.
Noon to 2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.
Return Flight was the brainchild of band leader and drummer John Parman. After playing hard rock and metal for several decades, Parman decided to found Return Flight, a solid show band which would span decades of great music and speak to generations of music lovers.
In April 2007, Return Flight played its first show. The goal has remained the same, to cover songs that are as much fun to sing and dance to as they are for the band to play.
Band members are: Shyle Ruder and Jimi Hardin, lead vocals; John Parman, drums; Dan Polidor, guitar; Steve Kuepker, bass; Bonnielee Bluestone, keys; Chris Valentine, trombone; Trevor Jones, trumpet; Ken Theissen, trumpet; Phillip Hodapp, sax; and Chris Raymond, sax.
Beer Garden Stage
Brady Goss (piano & vocals) was described from an early age as a piano phenom.
Those who have witnessed his live shows are awed by his formidable keyboard talents and grabbed by soulful vocals that are loaded with passion and bring out the feel-good emotions that keep fans of all ages wanting more.
Influences such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer might characterize him as Blues, 50's Rock 'N Roll, Classic Country, or Classic Rock, but Brady's own unique improvisational style makes him truly one of a kind with a style all his own.