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Sisters gets set to celebrate America

Sisters will celebrate the birth of the United States in classic hometown style on Thursday, July 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Village Green Park.

Locals and visitors will celebrate the Fourth of July with a pancake breakfast, 5K fun run, classic car show, kids “mini-parade,” live music, and more.

“In the wake of the cancellation of Rumble on the Runway at Sisters Eagle Airport, we wanted to ensure that our community still had an opportunity to come together and celebrate Independence Day,” said Kellen Klein, C4C executive director. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rotary of Sisters to develop such a positive, locally-oriented, all-ages event.

Rotary will kick the day off with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Village Green; they’re prepared to flip over 2,000 flapjacks. At 7:45 a.m., a “Red, White & Blue 5K Fun Run” organized by Run Sisters Run will send runners and walkers out toward Peterson Ridge Trail. As the runners return, local veterans groups will lead a formal presentation of colors at the Village Green gazebo at 9 a.m.

Just up the street in the alley next to Rescued Living (between Cascade and Hood avenues), Rotary will host a classic car show featuring 35 pre-1970s vehicles. Trophies will be awarded for “Best in Show” and runners-up. Registration is required for both the fun run and car show; visit to sign up.

Then, at 9:30 a.m., C4C will present a “kids-mini parade.” Children 12 and under are invited to don their most patriotic duds, decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons, or strollers, and strut their stuff around the perimeter of the park in front of cheering friends and family. Chaperones are welcomed, and registration is not required.

The remainder of the morning will be filled with live music from Dry Canyon Stampede on a stage on the west side of Village Green. Rotary will shift from pancakes to hot dogs, C4C will roll out kids crafts and lawn games, and Sisters Camp-Sherman Fire District will offer fire truck tours and a chance to meet their new chief, Tony Prior.

A full run-of-show, activities map, is available at


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