Please note this information is from the 2019 event although the dates are correct for 2022.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2022 event.

About the Event

50th Half Moon Bay Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Festival

Classic Small Town Spirit Shines Through at Half Moon Bay’s Independence Day Celebration
Revered Community Icon and Longtime Matriarch of Main Street Bev Ashcraft to Serve as Grand Marshal
12pm Start Along Main Street


Coastside Rising "So Happy Together”
New Music-Driven Community Street Festival
Bookending the Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade Day
11am to 4pm at Main & Kelly


Mountain View arts and crafts festivalThankfully, at long last for live events and communities everywhere and all they nourish by bringing people together with inspiration and joy, ”the times, they are a-changin'” as the great Bob Dylan wrote and sang in his uniquely signature way.

Half Moon Bay’s Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade Committee announced this year’s beloved parade is back on with plans to make an even bigger bang.

"With the improving COVID conditions, rising vaccination rates and easing of restrictions, we have left no stone unturned in our due diligence with our planning to ensure everyone's health and safety to the fullest extent possible. We have the support of city officials and feel the time is right to bring back the parade for the Coastside community … plus this is the special 50th anniversary of the parade and we have a very special grand marshal to honor,” said Cameron Palmer, 4th of July Parade Committee Co-Chairman along with Co-Chair Roxy Stone and event producer Tim Beeman, CEO of Miramar Events.

"We're thrilled about the return of this timeless, much-loved community event," said Robert Brownstone, Mayor. "This will be a safe, fun, family-friendly celebration of not only independence day, but of our community's return to a more normal summer in Half Moon Bay." See our Health and Safety Guidelines.

Organizers are designing this celebration with a big event feel and flourish and plan to make it an extra special day to remember.

Sparkling Entertainment

Sparkling Entertainment

The stellar band lineup on the immense and sparkling "Star Spangled" Concert Stage includes the Carmen Ratti Blues Band (11am). The Megatones (1pm), and Aja Vu (3pm). The bands will take a break during the parade, from 12pm to 1pm.

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Fabulously Festive Food and Delectably Delicious Drink

Fabulously Festive Food and Delectably Delicious Drink

Additional highlights include "Land of the Free” (But You Pay) Libations Lane with craft beer, wine, cocktails and beverages galore plus "Stars & Stripes" Mobile Eats Alley with festive food trucks dishing up great grub.

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Tons of Fun for Kids

Tons of Fun for Kids

The "Bright Stars" Kidz Fab Funzone will feature an ultra-thrilling Bungee Jump, CEF Cornhole Corner, Long Branch Farms Axe Throwdown Cage, and tons of fun for the kiddos.

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special thanks to our spectacular sponsors
special thanks to our drink sponsorsSilicon Valley Community Foundation

 

50th Annual Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade and Festival in Half Moon Bay

Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Festival
50th Annual Event!
JULY 4, 2022 11am to 4pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA