4th of July Celebration
Ovando's 4th of July has been called "The Biggest Taste of Old Time Americana, by the Smallest Old Town". Ovando stands proudly decorated in red, white and blue with flags flying everywhere. Starting off the festivities is the 4th of July Parade whose theme every year is "Everybody participates! Nobody watches". It is followed by a BBQ of hamburgers and hot dogs sponsored by the Ovando Volunteer Fire Department and Helmville Quick Response Unit.