One of SCV’s longest running events still open for participants
Entry deadline for the 76th anniversary edition of the Santa Clarita Fourth of July parade is set for June 27. All entries must be received by that date, mail-in applications only. Entry forms may be downloaded from www.scvparade.com.
Santa Clarita’s Fourth of July parade attracts more than 25,000 spectators cheering 3,000-plus participants down the streets of Old Town Newhall. Musical groups, civic organizations, equestrian units and local businesses are expected to comprise this year’s parade line-up.
In honor of Santa Clarita’s year-long anniversary commemoration, “Celebrating 20 Years of Cityhood” is this year’s parade theme. Santa Clarita’s first mayor, Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, will preside as grand marshal. An assembly of past and present mayors will be featured as parade division marshals.
Parade begins at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 with street closures by 8:30 a.m. Early arrival is strongly recommended for the best choice of viewing locations. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and plenty of sunscreen, but leave the silly string and water toys at home. Strict enforcement will be in effect for a city ordinance prohibiting the use of silly string and all other projectile devices along the parade route.
Announcing stations along the route will offer spectators play-by-play action as floats, cyclists, autos, musicians, dignitaries, beauty queens, equestrian and marching brigades make their way along San Fernando Road from Hart Park, turning west on Lyons Avenue before proceeding north along Orchard Village Road. The parade ends adjacent to Placerita Junior High School .
Parade winners will be announced following the parade at the El Trocadero Restaurant patio located at 24274 San Fernando Road , Newhall.
Road construction on San Fernando Road is scheduled to be completed prior to the parade. Railroad Avenue will be open and serve as a bypass roadway for through traffic.
For parade information or to volunteer visit www.scvparade.com.