Mount Shasta's Fourth of July celebration is back! Here's the schedule of events

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta Herald
Mount Shasta's Fourth of July parade in 2019.

Update, June 28: Fireworks display is off

Mount Shasta city officials have decided to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks display due to weather conditions and the Lava Fire. The "party in the park" planned at Shastice is "still a go," said organizer Tom Haistings.

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After a year’s hiatus, Mount Shasta’s big Fourth of July celebration is back in 2021. 

Although the Mountain Runner’s traditional run/walk will be held virtually, much of the town’s traditional festivities will make a comeback this year, said Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce executive director Kaila Burns.

One big change: the fireworks display will be held at Shastice Park. The 18-minute “sky concert” will be preceded by a “party in the park” with live music, food, and a beer garden.

Music on the Castle Street Stage is a staple of Mount Shasta's Fourth of July celebration. In 2021, the celebration begins on July 1.

Simultaneous to the city’s Fourth of July events, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is opening for its summer operations, said the park’s general manager, Jim Mullins. They’ll be open on the Fourth for mountain biking, disc golf, hiking, a barbecue and live music.

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Mount Shasta's Fourth of July schedule of events 

Thursday, July 1

Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce Kickoff Mixer – 5 p.m. downtown. The Chamber will announce the Mount Shasta Citizen of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Business of the Year at the Castle Street stage.

Live Music downtown – Distance to the Sun at 5 p.m., Sound Advice at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 2

Street Fair and festival – opens at 10 a.m.

Live Music  – Richie G at 3 p.m., Secret Society Handshake at 5 p.m. and The One Time Shine at 7 p.m.

Secret Society Handshake rocks out at the Fourth of July celebration in 2019. The band will return in 2021.

Saturday, July 3

Street Fair and festival – opens at 10 a.m.

Live Music – Pangi at 3 p.m., Sundown Poachers at 5 p.m., Adam Sizemore at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 4

Virtual Fourth of July Walk/Run – Participate from anywhere in the world. To register, go to mountainrunners.org

Parade – noon on Mt. Shasta Boulevard

Vendors will return to Castle Street for a street faire in Mount Shasta in 2021.

Street Fair and festival on Castle Street – 10 a.m. until late afternoon

Mount Shasta Ski Park – Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live music from the Dead Letter Band from 1 to 5 p.m. and a barbecue. Both lifts will be in operation for mountain biking, disc golf and walking trails. Bar, restaurant, snack shack and patio area open.

Fireworks – Shastice Park at 9:45. “Party in the park” starts at 5:30 with live music from the Buckhorn Mountain Stompers, followed by the Secret Society Handshake. Beer booth, food vendors and face painting. Picnics are welcome. Absolutely no pets or personal fireworks. Walk-in only.

Children dance on the street during the 2018 Chamber Mixer to kick off Mount Shasta's Fourth of July celebration.

Skye Kinkade is the editor of the Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers and the Siskiyou Daily News. She is a fourth generation, lifelong Siskiyou County resident.