Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July rated in top 10 nationally


This weekend’s Fourth of July celebration event has been ranked #7 by USA Today.

The annual event in Oak Harbor was named in the top ten best in the newspaper’s Reader’s Choice contest under the “Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration” category.

Starting Friday with the opening of the carnival, the weekend’s festivities culminate to a series of events on Monday, July 4.

The parade, which begins at 11 a.m. on Bayshore Drive, was organized by Oak Harbor Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, will have more than 100 entries.

The parade sponsor is REMAX Who will be giving out 9,000 American flags along the parade route.
Following the parade, a community photo will be taken at Windjammer Park.

Music, a beer garden and children’s activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday with the fireworks show starting at 10:30 p.m.

Community members and businesses contributed $20,000 to the fireworks show with Dan Ollis of Whidbey Coffee as the title sponsor.

For more information, visit www.oakharborchamber.com.


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