Out & About: Early Start on 4th of July Celebrations

By Erin Maxson

In just a few days, our nation will celebrate independence with parades, cookouts and fireworks. But have you ever wondered what it might have been like to sit in and listen as the men who would become known as our founding fathers debated that issue?

At the Camelot Theatre in Talent, the musical production of “1776” takes you back to that hot summer in Philadelphia. It’s a blend of spirited debate, light-hearted humor and stirring musical numbers leading up the moving moment when each man signs his name. “1776” runs at Camelot Theatre through July 22 with a special matinee performance on July 4th.


There are not many events more American than the rodeo. This weekend in Klamath Falls, that’s just what you’ll find as the Klamath Freedom Celebration series presents the “Cost of Freedom” rodeo.

Kick up your heels with bucking broncos, barrel racing and the unpredictable wild horse race. Swing your partner at the square dance and enjoy food, live music and a fireworks show. Rodeo tickets are ten dollars, kids ten and under are free. The Klamath Freedom Celebration is honors all military, law enforcement, and firefighting personnel and their families.


The city of Rogue River has something to crow about this weekend. The National Rooster Crow Championship had made it’s home there since 1953 and it has grown into a three day event. A full weekend of great family entertainment kicks off with a free concert on Friday night.
On Saturday, it’s the rooster crow parade at 10 a.m. followed by the crowing contests in the afternoon, both human and bird divisions. The event wraps up on Sunday.

You can find out more about any of these events that take you out and about by going to our Newslinks.