The Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday, May 14, that its 4th of July Fun Run, Street Vendor Fair, Parade Celebration and Fireworks display will be canceled for the first time in 60 years.
Due to the current coronavirus response and the governor’s phased reopening plan, it will not be possible for the estimated 8,000 Eagle Point/Upper Rogue residents and participants to join in the celebration of our Independence Day, said Ashley Jensen, President of the Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber.
“It pains us to announce the cancellation of our beloved 4th of July Street Fair and Parade Celebration,” she said. “This community celebration has been a signature event for the Eagle Point.
It has always served as a point in time where we all connect, come together, and show pride in our community, nation, and founding fathers. Many recall attending as a kid, bringing their own children and eventually their grandchildren to the parades and events, it’s always been like a rite of passage in our community.”
The Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber will be announcing a ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ 4th of July alternative in early June.