Here comes the Fourth!

From left, Ryah Johns, Stella Johns and Marilyn Moore ride easy as they wave to the crowd during the 2014 Fourth of July parade in Dayville. Independence Day festivities will abound in several Grant County communities this weekend.

Four Grant County towns – Prairie City, Monument, Dayville and Long Creek – are rolling out the red, white and blue carpet with a full slate of activities for the 2015 Fourth of July celebration.

Here are the highlights on each community’s schedule. Most activities are in each community’s city park, unless otherwise noted. Each town will also have an array of food throughout the celebrations.

Friday, July 3

• 8 p.m. – Happy hour, no host bar, Community Hall

• 9 p.m. and after fireworks – Dance with live music by The NeverCanEvers, Community Hall

• 10 p.m. – Fireworks, east of town near the red barn

Saturday, July 4

• 10:30 a.m. – Parade, with grand marshal Marina Martin

• 11:30 a.m. – Horseshoe Tournament

• Noon – Pie-eating contest and pie-in-the-face toss

• 12:30 p.m. – Baked goods auction

• 1 p.m. – Duck races

• 1:30 p.m. – Scavenger hunt

• 10-11 p.m. – Stargazing, Dayville football field

Sunday, July 5

• 8 a.m. – Dayville Dash 5K Walk/Run, starts on South Fork Road

For more information, call Dayville City Hall, 541-987-2188.

• 7 a.m. – Top road challenge 5K and 10K

• 9 a.m. – Three-on-three basketball tournament

• 10 a.m. – Parade, with grand marshal Bob Cox

• 10:30 a.m. – Horseshoe contest

• 11 a.m. – Pie baking contest

• 12:30 p.m. – Water game

• 1 p.m. – Family games

• 1:30 p.m. – Pie and watermelon eating contests

• 3 p.m. – Talent show

• 4 p.m. – Auction

• 7 p.m. – Bingo, senior center

• 10 p.m. – Fireworks over the river

For more information, call 541-934-2696 or 541-934-9871

• Noon – Parade, with the Whiskey Gulch Gang cannon signaling the start, and grand marshals Jim and Lynette Sullens

• After the parade – Tug of War and “Slice of Pie”

• 1 p.m. – Fay Burrill memorial jackpot horseshoe tournament

• 1-5 p.m. – Water games

• 2-5 p.m – Concert in the park featuring The Area

DeWitt Museum at Depot Park will be open.

• Dusk – Fireworks, Oxbow Ranch.

For more information, call 541-820-3675.

• Noon – History slide show presentation featuring the Porter family, Long Creek City Park.

• Hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks will be available. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or side dish.

Sponsored by the Long Creek Historical Society.

For more information, call Long Creek City Hall, 541-421-3601.

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