If you’ve visited Hood River in early July, you know we like to do up the 4th of July big time. If you’ve never been here, get moving.
It all starts at 10 a.m. up on the town’s Heights (take 13th street south past the hospital, until it levels out, and look for parking). The parade starts at 10 a.m., and follows 12th street north to May Street, then west to Jackson Park, where entries disband.
After the parade, the sponsoring Hood River Lions Club and Heights Business Association host a variety of activities in Jackson Park. And, bookending the day, the Eyeopeners Lions Club at sunset launches its fusillade of fireworks over the Columbia River waterfront just west of the Hood River Bridge.
Get full details at this local news web site. If you’re planning to take part in the parade, note that the Lions Club will be collecting a $10 donation per entry, to help defray expenses associated with participation in the parade by two military marching bands.
Grand marshalls this year will be a contingent of visitors from Hood River’s sister city, Tsuruta, Japan.