Monday, July 4 is the big day in Mount Shasta with the annual Run/Walk, downtown parade and fireworks show over Lake Siskiyou. The weekend fun starts Friday evening as vendor booths open and the live music schedule begins on the Castle Street stage during a Chamber of Commerce mixer.

A big bang Fourth of July entertainment lineup is on tap for the Castle Street stage in downtown Mount Shasta for parts of four days, beginning Friday evening, July 1.

Castle Street vendors will also open Friday evening and continue Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Artisan Market and Street Faire is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The entertainment begins with Sundown Poachers headlining for Friday evening’s Chamber of Commerce mixer.

“I plan on putting a show on downtown,” said Chamber of Commerce executive director Jim Mullins.

Both home grown groups and performers from out of the area will be featured as the live entertainment continues Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and Monday, July 4, after the Fourth of July parade through downtown Mount Shasta.

“I want to bring people downtown, entertain the heck out of them, and create some lasting memories,” said Mullins.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the parade is offering a $1,000 first place prize that should also create a lasting memory.

This year’s theme is “Mount Shasta: Adventure Starts Here,” and parade applications for participants are being accepted. Call Chamber of Commerce board member Tessa Montgomery for any questions at 859-3904 or stop by the Visitors Center for an application.

This year’s parade grand marshal is Mike Rodriguez, administrator for the Mount Shasta, Weed and Dunsmuir Recreation and Parks Districts and 2016 inductee into the San Francisco Giants Junior Giants Hall of Fame.

The parade will follow the July 4th Walk/Run that begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Mount Shasta and includes a drawing for a 2016 white Subaru Impreza. Registration is open for the 2 mile youth run, 5 mile run and 2 mile walk on a course that has been described as a parade in reverse with entertainers lining the route and gourmet food samples offered along the way.

Run organizers have added a new male age group this year – 85 and over. You can see the 2016 Walk/Run t-shirt design, Poppies by Nicole Dove, at www.mtshastarunners.com.

The Mount Shasta celebration will conclude with the July 4th fireworks show over Lake Siskiyou beginning at about 9:45 p.m. Pyrotechnician Tom Haistings promises a bigger-than-ever finale.

For more information call the Mount Shasta Visitors Bureau at 530-926-4865, extension 203; or visit www.mtshastachamber.com.

Mount Shasta Fourth of July Celebration 2016: “The Adventure Starts Here”

Friday, July 1

5 to 9 p.m. – Castle Street vendors.

5 to 9 p.m. – Downtown Chamber of Commerce Mixer, Sundown Poachers, Castle Street stage.

Saturday, July 2

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Walk/Run registration, t-shirt pick up at Armory on Everitt Memorial Highway.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Artisan Market and Street Faire, crafts and food booths, Castle Street and Mt. Shasta Blvd.

Noon to 9 p.m. – Live entertainment, Center Stage Mt. Shasta Blvd. and Castle Street.

Noon to 1 p.m. – California Repercussions Big band on Castle Street.

1 to 1:30 p.m. – Shasta Taiko demonstration, Castle Street Stage.

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Ron Lovelace Band, Castle Street Stage.

4 to 6 p.m. – Sound Advice, Castle Street Stage.

7 to 9 p.m. – Yogoman Burning Band, Castle Street Stage.

Sunday, July 3

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Walk/Run registration, t-shirt pick up at Armory on Everitt Memorial Highway.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Artisan Market and Street Faire, crafts and food booths, Castle Street and Mt. Shasta Blvd.

10:30 a.m. – Worship in the Park at Shastice Park. Sponsored by local area churches.

1 to 9 p.m. – Live entertainment, Center Stage, Mt. Shasta Blvd. and Castle Street.

1 to 3 p.m. – Jimmy Limo, Castle Street Stage.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Straight Shooter, Castle Street Stage.

7 to 9 p.m. – Secret Handshake Society, Castle Street Stage.

Monday, July 4

6:30 to 8 a.m. – Register for July 4th Walk/Run and pick up pre-registration packages on Mt. Shasta Blvd. across from Wholesale Solar.

6:30 to 11 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, corner of Pine and Alma Streets. Cost: $10, adults; $5, kids under age 8. All-you-can-eat pancakes, served with eggs, ham, orange juice and coffee.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Castle Street vendors, crafts and food booths.

8:30 a.m. – Mountain Runners Walk/Run, Castle Street starting line.

Noon – Parade, “The Adventure Starts Here,” $1,000 first place best entry. Starts at S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. and Old McCloud Road (near Lai Lai Restaurant); ends at Ivy Street and N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (near Lalo’s Restaurant). Grand Marshal is Mike Rodriguez.

• No pets allowed in the downtown area. No personal fireworks.

• Fireworks over Lake Siskiyou begin around 9:45 p.m. View from Mount Shasta Resort (no coolers, pets or personal fireworks); or Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, $1 admission per person (no pets or personal fireworks).

For more information call the Mount Shasta Visitors Bureau at 530-926-4865, extension 203; or visit www.mtshastachamber.com.