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Theme: IndepenDANCE
Date: MONDAY, July 4th
Start Time: 10:00 am
Special Event Permit Conditions & Restrictionsclick for Info
Starting Point: Lakewood Blvd and
Cambria click for map
Starting Information: See Start Info click for Info
DownLoad Start Info click for PDF


- Covid NOTIFICATION Click Here to Read
-Covid Mitigation Click Here to Read
- Covid Waiver Click Here to Read
By attending the Parade you accept & viturally sign this waiver

Parade Entrants should gather at the starting point at 9:15.
No need to register your bike or float, just pick up a Numbered Plate at the Start
Refreshments, Music and Awards after the Parade at Tokalon Park

Please ALL Candy is PROHIBITED per the Parade Permit & due to Covid.
Most important, a child may get hurt chasing candy into the street.
Please DO NOT use squirt guns either from within the Parade or from the curb.

sorry, positively NO COMMERCIAL or POLITICAL entries allowed (its for the kids)

Yes, this year we will have Medals!

First, Second and Third Place Medals will be awarded for:

  • Best Theme Costume
    (under age 12)

  • Best Theme Float
    (All Ages)

  • Best Costume
    (under age 12)

  • Best Theme Costume
    (age 12 and over)

  • Most Patriotic Float
    (All Ages)

  • Best Costume
    (age 12 and over)

  • Most Original Float
    (All Ages)

  • Most Creative Float
    (All Ages)

  • Best Musical Entry
    (All Ages)

  • Best Two Wheeler
    (All Ages)

  • Best Motorized Vehicle
    (All Ages)

  • Best Auto Entry
    (All Ages)

  • Judges's Choice
    (All Ages, 1 medal)

  • Uncle Sam Award
    (All Ages, 1 medal)

  • Stars & Stripes
    (All Ages, 1 medal)

From the archives, a wonderful view of early Parade History 1968

The Neikirk's, Locklear's, Harrington's and Watson's

Rob Neikirk, 1968 4th of July Parade

The Neikirk's, Locklear's, Harrington's and Watson's

Click Here for a MAP of the Parade Route with directions

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