Published DateASHLAND — July 4th begins in Ashland with the pancake breakfast at the Common Man, 7-9 a.m. Then it's the parade at 10 a.m.
New to the events this year will be an Old Home Day celebration at the ballpark following the parade. The fun begins at 12 noon with games and crafts for children ages 2 and up. At 1:30 p.m., soccer begins, followed by bag races and relays. Bingo for all ages will begin at 4 p.m. in the Bingo Tent. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence by local children followed by Uncle Steve's Band from 6-9 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase at the ball field, or bring your own lunch/ dinner and picnic. Water will be available for purchase as well as sprinklers for those who need to cool down. There will be free snow cones and cotton candy for the children.
Ashland has been holding an annual Independence Parade and Fireworks Display every year since 1961 with 2013 being the 53rd. Between 1876 and 1960, there were nine public Fourth of July celebrations in Ashland-1876, 1880, 1890, 1896, 1904, 1908, 1919, 1925 and 1952.