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Stayton Lions Club 
4th of July Celebration

Stayton, OR - In 1973 the Stayton Lions Club organized the community's first 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Show sponsored by local businesses. In 1983 the Stayton Roadrunners Club organized the first 4th of July fun run. The "Run for Sight" supported the Stayton Lions Club sight and hearing program for many years before switching to other benefits, and currently being organized by the Boys Scouts. In the '80s there were several kiddie parades from the elementary school sponsored by the Kiwanis club.

In 1991 Lions Club members organized the first of the current Stayton Grand Parade to add to the Independence Day festivities. Others have also been involved, including the Moose Lodge who helped direct the parade for 10 years. The Stayton Lions Club is honored to continue organizing these community traditions through the continued sponsorship support of local businesses.


8am - Breakfast (SHS Parents Event)

8am to 11am at the Stayton Community Center Parking Lot. Hosted by Stayton High School Senior Parents. Proceeds benfit the Stayton High School Class of 2024 Senior All Night Graduation Party. Adults, $10 Children $8. Pancakes, eggs, sausage links, juice, coffee cooked by Stayton Firefighters.

9am - Stayton Fun Run/Walk
          (Boy Scouts Event)

3K Walk/Run, 5K Trail Run, 10K Trail Run - Runs start at 9am at the Stayton Community Center Parking Lot. $10 advance registration online, or $15 day of race registration 7:30am-8:30am. Sign up online>>

4pm Start Time- Stayton Grand Parade "Fifty Years of Fireworks"

Grand Marshal Gwen Johns

We are happy to announce that upon her return home from serving as the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Team Leader at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Gwen Johns will serve as our STAYTON 4TH OF JULY PARADE GRAND MARSHAL! She will be joined by a couple of guest Special Olympic Oregon Athletes, and they will have a Special Olympics Torch.

Gwen has volunteered for Special Olympics Oregon for nearly 30 years. She has handed out medals to athletes, done the Polar Plunge, the Plane Pull, and many other events to raise awareness for Special Olympics. She is also the Chief of Police for the City of Stayton. 

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5pm - Event Grounds at Stayton HS

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  • Bring your lawn chairs and blankets 
  • Music, Fun & Games!
  • New and More Kids Activities! (parent supervised please)
    • ​Squirt Bottle Duck Races, Score Four, Hula Hoops, Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, Soccer Goal Shoot, Target Throw, Bubble Machine, Face Painting
  • Dress to Celebrate! - At 9pm we will select 10 of our favorite dressed little ones on the event grounds for a Stayton A&W treat certificate.

  • Raffle Drawings!Gift certificates from great local businesses will be raffled off throughout the evening. Raffle tickets will be sold with proceeds benefitting Stayton Lions Club community projects - 
Current Participants Include: 

The Lovin' Oven

Monte's Coins & More

Tuff Shark Records

Ugo's Pizza

Vault Fitness

Tan Republic Stayton

Grandpa's Fresh Market 

Trask Mercantile

  • Food & Concessions
Stayton Young Life
Popcorn, Sno-Cones
Candy & Drinks
Stayton Booster Club Food Truck
All American Hot Dogs
Nachos, Chips & Drinks

10pm - Spectacular Fireworks Display! 

  • At the Stayton High School grounds


No alcohol, smoking, vaping, weapons, personal fireworks or pets are allowed on the event grounds and school property.​

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