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Sparks to Fly on Fourth of July

Chesaw, home of the 80th annual Fourth of July Rodeo, begins its Independence Day celebrations with a community dance Saturday, July 2, with music by Roy Jackson and Friends from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The dance will be in the community hall off Oroville-Chesaw Road.

Fun on the Fourth begins with kids’ games at 10 a.m., followed by the parade at 12:30 p.m. The rodeo begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with children age 6 and younger admitted free. Dry camping is free with a rodeo admission ticket.

Junior events include cow riding, calf roping and scramble and barrels. Senior events include cow riding, calf roping saddle bronc, ranch saddle bronc, bareback, wild cow milking, open barrel racing, and women’s breakaway roping.

Registration opened June 25, and entries are accepted from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through noon on July 2. For information, call Dalene Nigg at 509-485-2792 or 509-560-0220. For parade information, call Lindsey Nealey-Acord at 509-485-3435 or 509-429-4359.


The Brewster Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fourth of July celebrations with a parade at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, along Main Street. Entrants will line up at 9:30 a.m. in front of the American Legion Post 97, along Third Street.

Vendors are planned all day at The Cove in the Brewster park along the chain-link fence.

Chamber President Mike Mauk said a stage and live entertainment is planned with Brock Hires performing at 6 p.m. The music is sponsored by P1FCU, according to Mark. Fireworks will follow at dusk.

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Conconully’s traditional Independence Day Celebration boasts a full schedule of events Saturday, July 2.

Events begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration and lineup for a car show.

Entries will be parked for judging along both sides of Main Street. The show runs until 11:30 a.m.

A parade will follow around 1 p.m. The parade honors veterans. All veterans are invited to participate.

Later, a number of volunteer fire departments and district will compete in a contest to move a ball, suspended between two poles, by the use of fire hoses.

The duck race takes place at 4 p.m. Numbered ducks are put into Salmon Creek and are caught just below the Broadway bridge.

A variety of street vendors will be present. A silent auction runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the community hall.

“It’s a great day,” organizers said. “Join us for a fun-filled day.”

Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and STCU will host its annual Festival of America on Monday, July 4 at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center Park, just below the dam.

An arts, craft and food vendor fair will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Three bands will perform July 4. Jerry Lee Rains performs at 2 p.m., Hometown Hooligans take the stage at 5 p.m., and the Jesse Quandt Band will entertain at 7:30 p.m.

The Laser Light Show begins at 10 p.m. followed by fireworks.


The Fourth of July parade will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, along Glover Street. Lineup will be at 10 a.m. at TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover St.

Afterward, the Methow Arts Festival will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event includes food vendors, art activities and music in Twisp River Park. Performers include Brittany Walsh, Dusty 45s, Never Come Back and Manuela Horn.

Tickets for the Methow Arts Festival are $15.

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The annual July Celebration runs July 7-10. Additional details were not available at press time.

(Editor's note: All events are subject to change. This page will be updated as additional events and activities are announced.)


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