Estacada will host Fourth of July parade
After the event was canceled last year because of COVID-19 concerns, organizers of this year's Fourth of July parade in Estacada are encouraging community members to celebrate this Independence Day.
The theme of the 2021 parade, organized by the Downtown Estacada Commission, will be "dancing in the streets."
"It lets people get out and have some fun," said Connie Redmond, one of the event's organizers. "It will be great to connect with people again. That's what you hear people saying they miss the most."
Those attending the parade will be encouraged to follow the most recent COVID-19 safety guidelines. Social distancing and mask wearing will be encouraged.
The parade's grand marshals will be representatives from the Estacada School District.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Estacada High School, where it will travel south along Main Street to downtown, cross over to Broadway Street on Southeast Fourth Avenue, and continue up Broadway Street to River Mill Elementary School.
Redmond said event organizers are encouraging businesses along the route to be open that day or offer sidewalk sales.
A registration form is available on the city's website, cityofestacada.org. Registration fees for the parade vary. Entering a float into the parade is $15; motorized vehicles are $10 each; equestrian riders, as well as other animals and pets, are $5 per animal. Musicians, marching bands and walkers are $2 per person.Registrations received on the day of the parade will be charged an additional $5.
If you go
What: Estacada Fourth of July Parade.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 4.
Where: Parade starts at Estacada High School, heads downtown via Main Street, crosses over to Broadway Street on Southeast Fourth Avenue, and continue up Broadway Street to River Mill Elementary School.
More information: cityofestacada.org
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