4th of July


California 4th of July Parades

California has the longest, shortest and biggest parades you'll find on the 4th of July. With over 100 parades there's bound to be one close by for you and your family to enjoy. 4th of July is the biggest "parade" holiday in the state with more parades hosted than even Christmas and winter holidays. All parades are free to see and they range from splashy productions to home-spun, join-in operations for kids, dogs, and push carts, to name several. Go see a California parade and wave your flag!

ALAMEDA: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019. Longest Independence Day parade in the nation with 3.3 mile route

ALTURAS: Fandango Days Parade July 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m. alturaschamber.org Downtown Alturas and the Alturas Chamber of Commerce parade on Main Street
The Fandango Day's Parade down Main Street is followed by a full day of family fun and entertainment at Veteran's Memorial Park. Theme: Hats Off to America

AMERICAN CANYON: 4th of July Parade 

ANAHEIM HILLS: 4th of July  Parade July 4, 2021
The day includes 5K Firecracker Run, Yankee Doodle Dog Show, and Peralta Park Food, Music and Fireworks Show.

ANTIOCH: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks 2021

APTOS: 4th of July Parade

ARCATA: 4th of July  Bubbles Parade

ARNOLD: Ebbetts Pass Independence Day Parade July 6, 2019, 10 a.m. Route: Parade begins at the lower Arnold Byway through town, ending at Cedar Center. Distance = 1 mile, all downhill   Arts & Crafts Festival is July 6-7, 2019

ATWATER: 4th of July Parade

AUBURN: 4th of July Parade

AVALON: 4th of July Parade

AVILA BEACH:  Doggie Parade  

BENICIA: July 3rd Torchlight Parade July 3, 2019

BRENTWOOD: 4th of July Parade

CALISTOGA: Calistoga 4th of July Parade

CARLSBAD: Legoland California Patriotic Costume Parade

CARMICHAEL: 4th of July Parade

CHESTER: 4th of July Parade 

CLAREMONT: 4th of July  Parade

CLAYTON: 4th of July Parade "Celebrating Our Community Volunteers" and Kiddie Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m.
Parade begins at  Center and Oak Streets. Pancake Breakfast at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street at 7 a.m. Clayton Valley Sunrise Rotary. Kiddie Parade- There is no limitation on the number of kids who may march, no registration required for Kiddie Parade (children, bicycles, roller skates, non-motorized scooters, wagons, strollers, and small kids battery motorized play vehicles). Kids just line up along Oak Street. ci.clayton.ca.us

CLEAR LAKE: Clearlake Redbud  Parade July 6, 2019, 11 a.m. Parade starts from Redbud Park to Austin Park. Vintage car show, Fireworks show after dark, lakecounty.com

COLUMBIA: 4th of July Parade

CONCORD: 4th of July Parade  July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. Starts at Mt. Diablo High School and heads down Grant Street.
Also enjoy a pre-parade 5K run, festival at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. concordjuly4th.com

CORONA: 4th of July Parade

CORONADO: 4th of July Parade 

CORTE MADERA: Fourth of July Parade

CRESCENT CITY: 4th of July Parade

CUPERTINO: Independence Day Children's Parade 

DANVILLE: 4th of July Parade

FAIRFIELD: Independence Day Parade 

FERNDALE: 4th of July Parade

FOSTER CITY: Fourth of July Parade

FREMONT: 4th of July Parade

GALT: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2019. Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at C Street to 4th Street, then to E Street. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. ci.galt.ca.us

GRAEAGLE: Independence Day Parade Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1 p.m.

GRANITEVILLE: 4th of July Parade Saturday, July 6, 2019

GRASS VALLEY: 4th of July Parade

HALF MOON BAY: Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade

HERCULES:  4th of July Parade  

HIGHLAND: Independence Day Parade  

HUNTINGTON BEACH: 4th of July Parade

INDEPENDENCE: July 4th Parade TBA theothersideofcalifornia.com

JULIAN: 4th of July Parade

KENWOOD: 4th of July Hometown Parade  July 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

LAKE FOREST: 4th of July Parade

LA VERNE: 4th of July Parade 

LINCOLN: 4th of July Parade

LONG BEACH: Kids Bike Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m.
Out-and-back, two-mile parade route travels along the bike path and continues down Bay Shore Ave. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Long Beach. Free. All Ages.  


MANTECA: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. Beginning at 10am at the intersection of Jason & North Main Streets, is Manteca's annual Independence Day Parade! Jason Street & N. Main Street Manteca, CA End of parade route at Library Park awards presented. The day starts with Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. The day continues at Big League Dream Sports Park, culminating in a fireworks display at dark.

MARTINEZ: 4th of July Parade  Downtown on Main St. mainstreetmartinez.org

MENDOCINO: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 2-2 p.m. Theme is American Pie.  5000 people (5 times the population!) line the streets of Mendocino (Main St. & Lansing St.) to watch this kooky hometown parade. Come early to get a good spot. Parking is available on any side street, just don't block a driveway.  Location: Downtown Mendocino Village. mendocinocoast.com 

MENIFEE: Independence Celebration Community Parade June 29, 2019, 4 p.m. (usually held on Saturday before the 4th or when 4th falls on a Saturday on that day) Mt San Jacinto College Menifee Campus Parade Route: La Piedra Rd. to Menifee Rd. at Wheatfield Sports Park, 30627 Menifee Rd. Exit will be down Menifee Road, southbound only. Parade is produced by Lake Menifee's Women's Club, cityofmenifee.us | lakemenifeewomensclub.org

MENLO PARK: 4th of July Parade

MIRA MESA: Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m. The annual 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. from the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive, traveling down Mira Mesa Blvd to Camino Ruiz.  After the parade Family Fun Day in the Park culminates in a Fireworks Show at around 9 p.m. miramesatowncouncil.org

MODESTO: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown.   All American Festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 10th Street. Activities for Kids, Live Music, Food and Craft Booths. modestojulyparade.com

MOKELUMNE HILL: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2019, 11 a.m. Route: Main Street. mokehill.org
Parade festivities start with a pancake breakfast at Town Hall 7:30-10:30 a.m.

MONTEREY: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. Old Monterey District Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade draws approximately 15,000 people seeking to see festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands. Parade route: begin Alvarado Street at Pearl Street, usually left on Del Monte Ave., immediate left onto Calle Principal ending on Jefferson Street. There's usually a History Reenactment, Pancake Breakfast, Backyard BBQ and Golden State Theatre patriotic concert. Free, oldmonterey.org

MORAGA: 4th of July Dog Parade at 9 a.m. (register at bandshell). Day usually ends with a fireworks show. moraga.ca.us

MORGAN HILL: 4th of July Parade

NAPA: 4th of July Parade

NEVADA CITY: 4th of July Parade  

NEWPORT BEACH: Bike Parade, Boat Parade Watch out for the water spray from the fire boats, as a whole host of boats float by, decked out in their finest red, white & blue. American Legion Yacht Club, americanlegionyachtclub.com 

NOVATO: 4th of July Parade

OCEANSIDE: Independence Day Parade Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Route: Coast Highway from Wisconsin to Civic Center Drive. mainstreetoceanside.com | Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade July 4, 2019, 1-3 p.m. Presented by Oceanside Yacht Club, oceansideyc.net

ONTARIO: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2019, 9 a.m.
Marching, walking or riding down Euclid Ave. ontarioca.gov

ORINDA: 4th of July Parade

OXNARD: Fourth of July  Children's Parade  

PACIFIC PALISADES: Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade July 4, 2019, 2 p.m.
Day of Fun includes Food, Concert, Fireworks & 5-10K Run. Parade Route: Sunset Blvd. between Via de la Pas and Drummond, Pacific Palisades, CA palisades4th.com

PASADENA: 4th of July Parade  

PIEDMONT: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 11 a.m. Begins at  Highland Ave. and Park Way. Concert at Piedmont Park after the 4th of July Parade. Pool swim in afternoon.  ci.piedmont.ca.us

PLEASANT HILL:  4th of July Parade

POINT ARENA: Point Arena Independence Parade July 7, 2019, 12-1 p.m. Annual Downtown Parade on Main Street. Groups are welcomed to join the  family-friendly parade. Festival and Fireworks are held on July 6, 2019.  pointarena.ca.gov

RANCHO CORDOVA: 4th of July Parade

REDONDO BEACH: Kids Parade before Fireworks Show

REDWOOD CITY: 4th of July Parade 

ROSEMEAD: 4th of July Parade 

ROSEVILLE: 4th of July Parade

ROSS: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 11 a.m. on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Followed by community picnic at Ross Common Park. townofross.org

SAN DIEGO: Old Town 4th of July Parade 

SAN GABRIEL Kids 4th of July Push Float Parade July 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m. Plaza Park, 428 South Mission Drive, in front of the San Gabriel Mission and continue North through the Mission District, continue East on Broadway and conclude at Smith Park, 232 West Broadway. Free, but you must register in order to be in the parade. Kids, ride your decorated tricycle, bike or scooter, or walk in the parade. Activities at Smith Park include watermelon eating contest, barbeque, games and entertainment. sangabrielcity.com

SAN JACINTO: San Jacinto 4th of July Parade

SAN JOSE: Rose White and Blue Parade 

SANTA BARBARA:  4th of July Parade  Spirit of '76

SANTA CLARITA: Fourth of July Parade  

SANTA CRUZ: Wilder Ranch Old Fashioned Independence Day Family Parade July 4, 2019, 12 p.m.  The festival hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Experience an early 1900s-style Independence Day celebration including a noon family parade, games, children's crafts area, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Food and drink available for sale, or bring a picnic lunch. The event is held on the grounds of the Wilder Ranch Cultural Preserve.  $10 vehicle fee. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060. parks.ca.gov

SANTEE: Golf Cart Parade 

SARATOGA: Saratoga Independence Day Celebration Children's/Family Parade July 4, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kevin Moran Park 12415 Scully Ave. saratogajuly4.com

SAUSALITO: Fourth of July Parade 

SCOTTS VALLEY: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 3 p.m. Theme: Scotts Valley Days.  The proposed parade route will begin at Carbonero Way, travel northbound to El Pueblo Road, and then circle back and return to Carbonero Way.  scottsvalley.org

SONOMA: 4th of July Parade on the Plaza, 10 a.m. Winds around the historic Plaza. 60+ entries. After the parade, enjoy an old-fashioned festival with food, drink and game booths. At dusk above General Vallejo's field for the spectacular fireworks show that lasts approximately 45 minutes. sonomavolunteerfirefighters.org

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: 4th of July Parade 

TEMECULA: 4th of July Parade

TEMPLETON: Independence Day Parade  

TRUCKEE: July 4th Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Begins at Truckee High School, down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending at the corner of Bridge and Church Street. Free to see, truckeechamber.com

TWAIN HARTE: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 11 a.m. twainhartecc.com   Downtown Twain Harte Joaquin Gully Rd & Cedar Dr Twain Harte, CA Registration 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m,

TWO HARBORS: 4th of July Dinghy Parade Saturday, July 6, 2019, 2 p.m.
Decorate your boat and join the parade 2-3 p.m. departing from Isthmus Cove Pier. visitcatalinaisland.com
Other activities include Fireworks Spectacular July 5, 2019 at 9 p.m. and Children's Festival July 6, 2019 at Buffalo Park 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

UPLAND: 4th of July Parade

VALLEJO: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. Theme in 2019 is "A Salute to America". Route begins at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right on Georgia through downtown where it ends at Mare Island Way. Grand Marshal is Kenny Ross & Family.  Held for more than 165 years, this is a must-see parade with patriotism and pride throughout the entire route. vallejojuly4.com

WATSONVILLE: Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade & Fireworks July 4, 2019, 12-2 p.m.  Old fashioned parade on Main Street Watsonville.  cityofwatsonville.org

WESTCHESTER: July 4 Parade

WOODLAND: 4th of July Bike Parade

YUBA CITY 4th of July Kids Parade

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