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March 20, 2012 The Chamber of Commerce has a major announcement which involves everyone in Oakville
March 20, 2012 The Chamber of Commerce has a major announcement which involves everyone in Oakville.
First Saturday after Labor Day at 10 AM
Oakville Zucchini Jubilee in the Park
We honor squash from our local gardens, with our Famous Fried Zucchini, a Zucchini CookOff, a Kid & Kritter Parade, music, and a Shoppers' Street Faire. Ever wonder where the old Zucchini Festival radio advertisement for Dex came from? Right here in downtown Oakville.
Remember, it is the 1st Saturday after Labor Day. Share a day with your family filled with fun ZZZ games, food and activities!
Read all about our successful Zucchini Jubilee.
A zzzzucchini Jubilee CookOff form is online here
1st Saturday in July at 11 AM Oakville Independence Day Parade
Oakville has been the proud host of this event for over half a century!
July 2, 2011 The 2011 parade is history! Thanks to everyone who paraded and everyone who watched! It was fun.
The winners list and photos are online now.Our theme was "Independence Day Patriots". We tried to honor those patriots that helped found our country, wrote our Constitution, created our Bill of Rights, and most of all our independence from Britain.
For the record, the 2011 Parade Entry form is online now! Print it out, fill it in and mail it to the address on the form. We'll send you a confirmation letter.
Didn't get a confirmation? Here is what we wrote.
Didn't get instructions? Here are all the facts.
The lineup field looks like this - we will assign you to your spot!
The 2010 Oakville Independence Parade is now history.
On July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. sharp the sirens roared, the flags will flew, the 5th Army Color Guard and American Made Drill Team kicked off the 2010 Independence Parade!
Our 2010 theme was: "The Bill of Rights" which most believe to be the single most important document for USA citizens - and it is the third in our series of honoring the Declaration of Independence (2009), The Constitution (2008) and now the Bill of Rights.
Special thanks to the entrants for giving Oakville a great parade!
The winners list is online now.
The 2009 parade is history! Thanks to everyone who paraded and everyone who watched! It was fun.
The winners list and photos are online now.
Our theme was: "The Declaration of Independence". Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
Shortly after the 2009 Parade the Chamber was given slides, in 110 format (which is a tiny, tiny format), of the 1972 July 4th parade. 110 Slides are 16mm by 12 mm versus 35 mm slides which are 36mm by 24mm - i.e. less than half size -. We had them converted and you can now enjoy someone's camera work from 36 years ago. The online images are cropped to save download time. We have the original scanned images if anyone wishes a more detailed copy.
The 2008 parade is now history. We had a great parade and wonderful support from local merchants and the City of Oakville.
The winner's list is is online now. You'll find links there to some photos of the entrants.
In 2008 the theme was: "Celebrating our Constitution". A short history lesson is in order: July 2, 1788 - "A formal announcement is made by the president of Congress that the Constitution of the United States is now in effect, having been ratified by the required nine states."
A new Congress will convene in 1889, but the Constitution had already been in effect. We are now celebrating the 220th anniversary of the most powerful document created by free men.
The 2007 theme honored Our Nation's Flag. This was the 230th anniversary of a Congressional Resolution on June 14, 1777 in which the Continental Congress adopted the following:
Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
The parade was on July 7, 2007.
You'll find almost 100 parade photos right here
The theme for the 2006 parade was "Our Founding Fathers". The 2006 Parade is history. The results of the parade judges are online now We also have, courtesy of The Montesano Vidette many photos of the parade. The photos are online right here!
Our 2005 Independence Day Parade photos are online now! Check out all the 2004 parade information! We have an extensive photo collection of the 2004 parade Prancing horses, floats, classic cars, music, pretty ladies, kids, pets, and food...
We've some pretty good photos of the 2002 Parade. We'd sure like to get some 2003 parade photos -- if you have some, please let us know.
Last Horseback Bank Robbery "Reenactment"
Gather at the historic comer bank immediately following the parade to witness teams of costumed riders vying for your vote as the best bank robbers. Here is a printable entrant form for horseback contestants. A complete story on the 2004 robbery is here.
Black Hills Wranglers Junior Rodeo
We love bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull roping as much as you all do. This year we get to watch a great Junior Rodeo - ages 12 - 18. Come out for 2 great days. Rodeo starts right after the parade. Admission is $4 per car.
1st Friday in December at 6:00 PM
Christmas Tree Lighting
Come join us at the Post Office for an old-fashioned tree trimming. Share in the fellowship with carols and refreshments. Dress warm!