The best part of a community like Ashland is coming together to celebrate.  The city pulls out all the stops for their annual Fourth of July Celebration.  The day starts with  2-mile and 10k runs to get the blood flowing.  After the races, watch for the planes to fly over Main St. signaling the start of a giant parade with floats and entries of all kinds. Good old American tradition through and through. There are local dance groups, music, and lots of fun.    For the rest of the day you can enjoy great food, including a delicious chicken dinner, and crafters’ boothes.  The entire day happens on the beautiful plaza at the north end of Ashland.  The food and booths are situated in gorgeous Lithia Park, with plenty of room to enjoy the scenery and visit.  Plan to spend the holiday with friends and family the “ Ashland Way”.

Fireworks Display – the alternative to personal fireworks
The 4th of July fireworks display sponsored by the  [su_lightbox src=”″]Ashland Chamber of Commerce[/su_lightbox]can be viewed from many locations in the city of Ashland July 4 at 10:00 p.m.. To plan for the best location to view the fireworks, click here for a map of the [su_lightbox src=””]fireworks display area[/su_lightbox]

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Ashland”™s Old-Fashioned 4th of July
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Lithia Park
1916 ”“ 2016

To keep Ashland safe from fireworks caused fires, enjoy the 4th of July Celebration with a fireworks display sponsored by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. There are three items commonly referred to as fireworks, but are considered novelty items that Ashland residents may legally use: Smoke bombs Snakes Party poppers.  – City of Ashland

What is Open / Closed on the 4th of July:

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  • Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion.
  • Liquor stores: Open.
  • Supermarkets: Open.
  • Convenience stores: Open.
  • Restaurants, taverns, bars: Open.
  • Banks: Closed.
  • Libraries: Closed.
  • Stock market: Closed.
  • Municipal, state, federal offices: Closed.
  • Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only.

View Images from last years parade!