Celebrate the birth of our great nation with a distinctly Americana flair by spending your Fourth of July in Redmond! Our annual Fourth of July parade brought to you by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, will put you in the patriotic spirit. After our red, white and blue procession in downtown Redmond, treat your family to an experience and festivities in downtown Redmond, Oregon! Be sure to find your way to the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center just before sunset to enjoy Redmond’s annual fireworks display, brought to you thanks to the generosity of High Desert Aggregate and Paving, Inc. The colorful light show will begin at dusk, or around 10 p.m. Bring your ooh’s and ahh’s! Call us at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, 541-923-5191. See you on July 4th!
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 29.
Entries will be judged based on theme adherence and originality.
The parade route will run down 6th St. from Dogwood to Forest Avenue.
Check-in will be located at 6th and Dogwood starting at 9am.
Judging will take place at 9:45 a.m. Entries must be in place, fully decorated with all participants present at that time.
The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m.
FOR THE SAFETY OF THOSE WATCHING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE, PLEASE READ AND SIGN THE RULES BELOW:
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce has partnered with community organizations to form the Redmond Fourth of July Parade Committee to help oversee and implement this year’s parade.
Members of the Redmond Rotary Club, City Council, Redmond Kiwanis Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be assisting the Redmond Chamber staff and Board of Directors in overseeing this year’s parade. The Redmond Chamber implemented new parade rules as of last year with community input.
The Redmond Fourth of July Parade Committee will oversee and help assure adherence to the new parade rules and guidelines. The parade rules and guidelines are designed to help achieve a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. Your participation in the parade is at the sole discretion of the Redmond Parade Committee and Redmond Chamber. The Fourth of July parade, while public in nature, is a private event. Violation of the spirit, or rules of this parade, may result in disqualification and inability to attend future parades or events hosted by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. The Parade Committee and Redmond Chamber require all participants to act in good faith and strictly adhere to the following rules.
Parade Guidelines and Rules:
- The Parade Committee and Chamber strives to ensure the parade is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
- At any point in the parade route, we can ask participants to exit the parade if they challenge or violate these rules.
- By signing up to participate in the parade, you agree your entry information can be shared with the press and public.
- This is a family-friendly, non-political event (political candidates are allowed to participate). No symbols, banners, signs, flags, or statements that can be viewed as hateful, offensive, or political can be part of your entry.
- Profanity will not be tolerated.
- All entries must be decorated to the fullest extent to participate.
- Participants who have floats, trailers, or large entries must have people walking along each side and each corner for safety purposes. Walkers are to stay alert and prevent spectators from running up to the entry.
- Mounted entries must have walkers next to them. Walkers are there for the safety of the horses, rider, and spectators.
- Pooper Scoopers are required for all Mounted / Animal Entries.
Rules for tossing Candy:
- Candy can only be thrown by individuals 12 years of age and older.
- Candy must be tossed away from the vehicles. This for your safety and parade spectators.
- Candy cannot be thrown from large vehicles (i.e. Semi-truck or trucks pulling trailers). You must have walkers on each side of your vehicle tossing or handing out candy.
- If you have any questions on what is allowed, please contact the Chamber.
The Parade Committee or Chamber shall have the sole discretion and authority to enforce and interpret these rules. A first violation of these rules can result in a warning, request to abate or correct the rule violation or removal from the Parade. Failure to promptly correct or comply with the rules shall result in the participant being barred from this specific event, which may prohibit future participation in Chamber events including parades.
Participation in this parade is subject to these rules. By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you and those involved with your entry understand, agree and will comply with these rules.
Thank you for your participation and have a safe parade.