4th of July

Alameda 4th of July Parade 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 10 a.m.  -- Always held on July 4

Theme: "The Island's Independence Celebration!"  

The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parades in the nation.


46th Annual Alameda 4th of July Parade


ROUTE: Lincoln Avenue between Grand Avenue and Park Street. Start at Park Street to Otis to Grand to Central to Western. This is one of the longest such parades in the country, coming in at 3.3 miles! It includes over 170 floats and 2,500 participants.

Schedule: Before the Parade is Alameda 4th of July 5K Run  at 9 a.m.  benefiting Midway Shelter of Alameda. The Parade begins at 10 a.m. Registration: outfrontendurance.com

3.3 miles! The Mayor's Fourth of July Parade is the longest route in the country coming in at approximately 3.3 miles! Line-up (starting at 8 AM) takes place along Lincoln Avenue between Grand Ave and Park Street.

Alameda, Calif. -- The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parade in the nation. With over 170 floats and 2,500 participants who travel a three mile route, the parade has become the central activity of the Bay Area's Fourth of July weekend. The parade boasts the longest route in the United States, drawing over 20,000 spectators from the region.

Parade entries cross the full spectrum of Bay Area residents includes: Equestrians Dance troops Floats and antique cars A large variety of bands Many community members host front yard barbeques where their friends and family come together to watch the Parade.

It is a tradition for many families to return to the same spot along the Parade route to celebrate the Fourth of July year after year.

The Mayor's 4th of July Parade was voted the Best Hometown Celebration and Best Hometown Parade by the East Bay Express. They proclaimed the parade …a bit of Kansas right here in the East Bay.

Alameda USS Hornet 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

707 W Hornet Ave.
Pier 3
Alameda CA 94501
$30, uss-hornet.org

Celebrate a patriotic 4th with music, food & drinks, tours, and more!

  • 2 no-host bars
  • Food Truck Mafia
  • DJ Samoa Boy spinning tunes
  • Swinging Blue Stars
  • Free ship tours of the Captain’s Bridge and entire ship
  • Plenty of free parking is available adjacent to the ship’s pier! 

Other Alameda events you might enjoy include: Alameda Sand Castle Contest and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Christmas. Events are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed. Please confirm details before going.

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