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.

Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade

50th Annual Event in Half Moon Bay

This year’s beloved parade is back on with plans to make an even bigger bang.

To honor and celebrate her 90th birthday, beloved community icon, Matriarch of Main Street, longtime (now former) owner of Half Moon Bay institution Cunha’s Country Store and the only remaining founding member of the Pumpkin Festival, Bev Ashcraft, will serve as Grand Marshal of the Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade.

“No one has done more for the City of Half Moon Bay and particularly Main Street than Bev Ashcraft and no one is more loved,” said Cameron Palmer, Parade Co-Chair. “Having Bev as our Grand Marshall is the perfect marriage. Like Bev, the Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade is a revered, time-honored institution in our community that everyone cherishes. It’s an honor and privilege for us to celebrate Bev at this year’s parade as we celebrate an extra special day of our community gathered 'So Happy Together'," said Palmer.

4th Of July Parade Opening Banner 2017
4th Of July Parade American Legion 2017
4th Of July Parade Boy Scouts 2017
4th Of July Parade Hula Dancers 2017

Starting at 12 noon, the delightful, home-spun parade, fronted by the San Mateo County Sheriffs and CalFire, celebrates classic small town American spirit with an entertaining array of whimsical floats, marching bands, community service groups, classically cool cars, decorated trikes and bikes, parading pooches, youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, 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.

Beautiful White Horse In Parade
4th Of July Parade Equestrian Entries
4th Of July Parade Hispanic Dancers
4th Of July Parade Girls With Banner 2017

4th Of July Parade Classic Cars
Hmb Winery Vintage Pickup In Parade
Vintage Chevy Ready For July 4th Parade
4th Of July Parade Hmb Surf Club 2017

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.

Sitting Marching Band
4th Of July Parade Hula Dancers 2017
Parade Cunha Intermediate School Band With Sign
Parade Pacifica School District Vallemar Cabrillo Band With Sign

Parade Cunha Intermediate School Band With Sign
Parade Cunha Intermediate School Band
Parade Half Moon Bay High School Band With Sign
Parade Half Moon Bay High School Band

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 here.

General Registration Form Equine Registration Form

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