East Sierra Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Loyalton Fourth of July: Parade, Rotary Barbecue and Old Time Auction
Loyaltons 4th of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th 2023. The parade begins at 10:00. 
For those that wish to enter the parade, must assemble on Railroad Ave at 09:00. 
CONTACT: Terry LeBlanc for parade entry form or information, 530-993-0247 or 707-489-0314.
Please come early and find a spot, sit back, relax and enjoy!  BBQ downtown Loyalton to follow or visit the Timber Cafe, Leonards Market or Whites Sierra Station to fill the tummy tank!
This year there will be an auction as well after the parade and we are all looking forward to that. 

When it comes to tradition and the 4th of July parade, the Loyalton parade and BBQ always take place on the 4th of July as it a specific and very special day of celebration and you are invited and most welcome to participate, so please come join us on this our Nations Independence Day!

Reno Gazette-Journal said: Small-town 4th of July celebrations can be charming, like the one in Loyalton California, where the town is small and the parade is big. Our parade goes up one end of the main street, turns around and marches right back again. Sierra Valley and Loyalton CA are less than an hours drive from Reno and fun for all.
Photos courtesy of the Sierra Booster
For a Norman Rockwell-type Fourth of July, head to the family-friendly parade and barbecue held in Loyalton, Calif., less than an hour’s drive from Reno.

The parade includes a smattering of classic and vintage cars with folks riding shotgun to toss candy to the kids. It also has horse-mounted groups, the town fire truck to spray water on the crowd and other entries. But this is a ranching and logging community, so they throw in logging trucks with drivers who like to blast their air horns to the delight of youngsters and even adults.

Perhaps the best part of this hometown event is that if you missed something when the parade went by, you can catch it again as the parade turns around and comes back down Main Street letting you see both sides if you stay in one place.

Getting here is easy: From Reno, North on U.S. 395, take the exit at Hallelujah Junction, U.S. 70, thru Chilcoot and turn left in Vinton California Hwy 49, driving 11 miles to Loyalton
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THIS YEARS DOWNTOWN BBQ IS HOSTED BY THE GOLDEN WEST SALOON, RESTAURANT & HOTEL.
IF YOUR NOT UP TO BBQ, VISIT THE TIMBER CAFE, LEONARDS MARKET OR WHITES SIERRA STATION AND FILL THAT TUMMY TANK!
WELCOME TO SIERRA VALLEY, SIERRA COUNTY CA.

 
Photos courtesy of the Sierra Booster
Photos courtesy of the Sierra Booster
Patriotism at its best, take a drive through Loyalton, Sierra Valley, California the first couple weeks of July.  Loyalton got its name from being “a very loyal town” during the Civil War. The citizens of Loyalton strongly supported the Union cause during the American Civil war, 1861 – 1864. Their impassioned fever of support led to the town’s renaming, from Smithneck, to Loyalton in 1863.  Today, the city of Loyalton remains loyal.. with a focus on loyalty to family, community, and Sierra Valley.
All businesses decorate sharing in the city’s heritage as being a “very loyal town”.  The project was started by the Boy Scouts who gave every business in Loyalton a flag.  Pictured is an antique farming seed decked out in red, white, and blue flowers in front of Sierra Valley Home Center.
The Sierra Valley Home Center is one of many stores decorating for this special day. SVHC is a historic 3 generation family run business.