Thank you for your interest in participating in the 4th of July Celebration. We have several ways that you can participate in the fun!
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce produces the event with the support of many community partners and business sponsors. Please read the following and click on the appropriate link to apply.
The mission of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s 4th of July Celebration is to create and operate a long-standing historic Ashland tradition to celebrate our country’s independence, freedom and liberty through this annual event. The Celebration includes the parade, park activities, family activity zone, and live music– all being meant for a family-friendly audience and to embrace community building by promoting a welcoming atmosphere for all individuals through encouragement and acceptance of one another without judgment or exclusion as to differences in race, sexual orientation, religion, ethics, beliefs or political affiliation. This is something we embody with each of our events throughout the year. Each year for the 4th of July Celebration, our Planning Committee selects a unique theme to honor in the Parade and through our Grand Marshal(s). Local Dignitaries and Veterans are also honored. All Participants must adhere to this mission when in our event permit areas.
All participants will be asked to provide short details about how their parade entry or park booth corresponds to the mission of the event upon submission of their entry.
Parade Details & Application:
Parade Route: The parade start is Triangle Park and ends in Ashland's Plaza onto Water St.
(Heading the wrong direction down Siskiyou Blvd and East Main.)
7 A.M.- Parade entries may arrive at staging area in SOU parking lot on Mountain Ave. (Entries will be assigned a specific order number and will line up in the parking lot in accordance with their number. You will be given your number and map in advance. There is no longer a first come first serve process.) 8:30 A.M.- Judging begins for floats (must be designated on the application to be judged) 9:15 A.M.- All parade entries and anyone joining your entry must be at the staging area 10 A.M.- Parade begins 11:30-12:00 P.M.- Parade ends, entry count dependent
CASH PRIZES are being awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Start thinking about how your entry can relate to the theme We Thrive Together!
Ashland Chamber Member Rate: $50 Non-Ashland Chamber Member Rate: $100 Non-profit Subsidy rate- $25 (Nonprofit organizations that have horses (one or more horse), bands (5 or more people playing instruments) or children (10 or more children under the age of 17 participating in the entry)
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce offers booth spaces for many types of businesses and organizations. See type, fee and size dimensions below:
-Nonprofit Information booth (no fundraising) Size: 12' x 12' Fee: $100
-Nonprofit Information booth (fundraising) Size: 12' x 12' Fee: $150
-Nonprofit Food Booth vendors (food booth vendors partnering with a nonprofit organization for volunteers and as a fundraiser for the nonprofit). Size: 18’ x 18’ Fee: $200
-Commercial Food Booth vendors (no partnership with a nonprofit) Size: 18' x 18' Fee: $500
-Craft Booth vendor (products must be hand crafted by booth operator) Size:12' x 12' Fee: $150
-Commercial Booth (general sales or information- not nonprofit or hand crafted) Size: 12' x 12' Fee: $500
-Premium Food Truck (must be self-powering or operate on a generator- no access to electricity based on location) Fee: $750
Park Timeline and Details:
5:30 A.M.- Access into Park opens 8:00 A.M.- All vehicular traffic to begin exit of Lithia Park 8:45 A.M.- ALL vehicles must be out of Lithia Park- No Exceptions 9:00 A.M.- Early viewing of booths begins 10:00 A.M.- Parade begins at Triangle Park 12:00 P.M.(approximately)- Parade ends and spectators transition to park activities 4:00-4:30 P.M.- Booth teardown begins when Ashland Police Department deems safe 6:00 P.M.- All booths must be cleared from Lithia Park