July 4th Parade

The 4th of July is a very special holiday for the Cottagewood USA community so we make sure to do it right! The red, white & blue fun begins on Monday July 3rd with our Kid’s Bike Decorating Event from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. For $5.00 we supply the decorations and kids are encouraged to use their patriotic creativity to bedazzle their bikes, strollers, scooters and wagons.

On Tuesday July 4th we begin the festivities at 8:30am with a pancake breakfast served by the zany flip masters of Chris Cakes (who hold a Guinness Record for most pancakes flipped in an hour!). They will be sure to entertain you as you catch your flying pancakes. We’ll gather at 9:15 AM on the steps of the Cottagewood Store to recite the Pledge of Allegiance followed by our traditional Kid’s Parade led by the Excelsior/Deephaven Fire Department. Immediately following the parade, more pancakes will be served as Children’s Park becomes a carnival grounds where kids can play games for prizes, go down the giant inflatable slide, fish in the duck pond and test their throwing arm at the dunk tank. There will be other fun activities including temporary tattoos, a cupcake walk and an assortment of prizes to be won in our popular 4th of July raffle. Plan to arrive early at 8:00am to buy raffle tickets and wristbands for the carnival and pancakes so you don’t miss a moment of the patriotic fun!

  • July 3rd Schedule:
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm- Kid’s Bike Decorating Event

  • July 4th Schedule:
    • 8:00am- Ticket sales begin
    • 8:30am- Pancake Breakfast begins 9:15am- Pledge of allegiance
    • 9:30am- Kid’s Parade
    • 9:35am-11:30am- Pancakes and carnival 11:30am- Raffle Drawing and end of events


$10 wristband for all-inclusive Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat pancakes with syrup, sausage links, margarine), drinks (coffee, juice) and participation in the parade and carnival games $1 per raffle ticket or 12 for $10

Everyone is welcome, kids, grandkids, pets and friends and family from afar. We look forward to celebrating America's Birthday with you!