53rd Half Moon Bay Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Block Party & Festival
Let the good times roll! This year marking it’s 53rd rendition, Half Moon Bay's beloved Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade along with a Pancake Breakfast, Block Party & Festival takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue celebration. The parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
A time-honored, home-spun tradition, the parade celebrates Independence Day in small town America with an entertaining array of whimsical floats, marching bands, horses, community service groups, classically cool cars, decorated trikes and bikes, parading pooches, youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, photos and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, a Color Guard by the American Legion, and local dignitaries and celebrities slowly winding their way through the crowded downtown along Main Street between Filbert and Mill Streets.
Honoring Half Moon Bay’s western heritage and always a parade highlight, there will be a large number of equine entries with prizes awarded in several categories. Half Moon Bay’s famous, 40-member strong “Sitting Marching Band” will be in their usual perch at Main and Kelly playing an array of patriotic ballads during the parade.
Half Moon Bay community pillar Al Adreveno, an honored World War II veteran, four-time mayor, a founding member of the Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off, celebrating his 100 birthday will serve as parade Grand Marshal.
The Half Moon Bay Lions Club will be hosting its annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the City Hall parking lot (501 Main Street) from 8am to 11:30am.
Adding to the festivities are the Coastside Chamber 4th of July Block Party in Mac Dutra Plaza with beer and wine, live music, a kids zone and a Patriotic Outfit Contest (ends at 3pm), plus IDES 4th of July Festival with live music, food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids activities (ends at 4pm).
Honoring Half Moon Bay’s western heritage and always a parade highlight, there will be a large number of equine entries.
For many locals, it’s one of their favorite events of the year.
The parade starts at 12pm, transforming the charming downtown along Main Street into a pulsating Coastsider take on a mini-Mardi Gras style celebration.
There will be no judging of parade entries this year; simply a celebration of community.
DETAILS & PARADE REGISTRATION
WHEN: Parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately one hour.
WHERE: On Main Street in Half Moon Bay, CA.
REGISTRATION FORMS: Those interested in participating can find parade entry forms at City Hall, Half Moon Bay Feed & Fuel and Cameron’s Inn or download forms below.
Links to registration forms will be posted here prior to the event.