Here’s where to watch Fourth of July fireworks, parades and events in Mount Shasta
The North State celebrates Independence Day with music, parades, festivals and fireworks.
Here are events happening through July 4, and tips how best to enjoy them from event planners.
Times and venues may change, so check websites provided before you go.
Mount Shasta hosts 4-day festival
The Mount Shasta's 4th of July celebration is Friday through July 4 in downtown Mount Shasta.
The town's annual street fair opens at 5 p.m. on Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. The fair includes food and vendor booths, live entertainment and family-friendly activities.
The annual Fourth of July parade starts at noon on Monday. This year's theme is "the best is yet to come."
Fireworks begin at dusk on Monday over Lake Siskiyou. Mount Shasta Resort won't be open for people to watch the show this year, the resort announced on July 1.
Event planners suggest motorists park away from downtown and walk to events to avoid detours and traffic congestion.
For more information and a list of performers and other related events go to mtshastafireworks.com/new-events.
A Siskiyou County Independence Day tradition, the Fourth of July Walk/Run is at 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4, at 400 N. Mount Shasta Blvd. People of all ages and levels of athletic ability gather at Parker Plaza to participate in one of three walk/runs.
- The 5-mile run is a race over a fairly flat course with an uphill climb on the final mile. Awards are presented to the top three finishers in each division. This is a USATF-certified course.
- The 2-mile youth race is for runners ages 17 and younger. Ribbons are presented to the top three finishers in each division, and all finishers receive medals.
But what makes this event a no-miss is the 2-mile fun walk. This inside-out parade is a walking route lined with family-friendly entertainers including jazz and church choirs, clowns, magicians, belly dancers, martial arts demonstrators, gymnasts, country music bands, solo singers and classical instrumentalists.
Costs to register are $25 to $44. Proceeds benefit the Mountain Runners/Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Alliance, which supports community health, beautification and fitness projects in Mount Shasta.
To register to run or walk, go to mountainrunners.org.
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