Stayton 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.

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8am-11am - Breakfast (SHS Parents Event)

8am to 11am at the Stayton Community Center Parking Lot. Hosted by Stayton High School Senior Parents. Proceeds benefit the Stayton High School Class of 2025 Senior All Night Graduation Party. Adults $10, Children 12 and under $8. Pancakes, eggs, sausage links, juice and coffee.
Thanks to sponsors: Stayton Fire Department, Covered Bridge Cafe, Roth's Fresh Market and Safeway.

9am-11am - 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. $15 advance registration online, or $20 day of race registration 7:30am-8:30am. Sign up online>> 

12pm Stayton Grand Parade Freedom To Serve

Full Parade Information &
Registration Page>>

Note: New 12pm Start Time Beginning 2024!

Parade Route Map>>


Our 2024 Parade Grand Marshal is Randy Forrette! Randy has been a driving force behind the Stayton Booster Club’s phenomenal growth and success over the last decade. Stayton High School Athletic Director Darren Shyrock stated, “Randy is an amazing person who has done incredible things for Stayton High School. The list of things he has been involved with here could go on for a long, long time. It has been a school district/booster cooperation for most of the projects, but Randy has been the key cog for just about all of them.”

After joining the Booster Club in 2013, Randy’s first significant project to be involved with was the installation of the artificial turf for the football field. “We partnered with the school district to make it happen. (District Superintendent) Andy Gardner and (Athletic Director) Darren Shryock provided an opportunity to build booster momentum, and we took it” Randy said. That project was the beginning of many major improvements accomplished by the Booster Club. He continued, “Once the field was perfect, we realized the buildings needed repairs and paint. We had volunteers willing to work. They weren’t just focused on their kids’ sports. We realized that beautifying the school helps all sports, athletes, coaches, teachers… the turf field was the beginning for me."

Randy’s favorite project though is the one currently underway, the building of the new Ty Hart Memorial Fitness Center scheduled to be completed by this fall. “Seeing the time, effort, and money that our community is willing to provide for our high school students is humbling and inspiring. When I started with the boosters, we were happy to raise $30k a year. This building and new field entrance is over 1.5 million and it’s 100% donated.”

But what he is most proud of is the booster club itself. “Just like fixing up a shed and putting a new coat of paint on it, we worked to improve ourselves. When I started, we were still recovering from some previous issues. We had about 7 boosters and no real resources. Over the years, we’ve built sustainable income streams, took our auction from $30k to $300k, solidified our by-laws, added band and choir to the teams we support, doubled our scholarships, built a booster food truck, built four new buildings (including the baseball and softball hitting facilities) and did a redesign of our main gym, added road cleanups in our communities, improved every sports structure… but most importantly, we learned how to be boosters. And I’d add, we are one of the best booster clubs anywhere!”

We agree that Grand Marshal Randy Forrette and the Stayton Booster Club he represents, greatly exemplify the meaning of our 2024 theme, Freedom to Serve.


Enjoy your afternoon bbq's & family get-togethers!

6pm - Fireworks Viewing Grounds at SHS

(practice football field next to the turf field)
No alcohol, smoking, vaping, weapons, personal fireworks
or pets are allowed on the event grounds and school property.​

Viewing Grounds Map>>


  • Food Truck by Suzy's Taqueria
  • Concession stand by Youth to Tomorrow
    Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Popcorn, Sno-Cones
    Cotton Candy & Ice-Cream

  • DJ/Karaoke Music by Bay Kittie Entertainment from 6-7:30pm. Come sing with us!
  • Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to spend a relaxing evening gathered for the fireworks show.
  • Kids Activities 
    • ​Squirt Bottle Duck Races, Score Four, Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, Soccer Goal Shoot, Target Throw, Bubble Machine, Face Painting...
  • Live music by Molly Martinka starting at 7:30pm


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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