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Half Moon Bay's Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party

51st Annual Event in Half Moon Bay

Let the good times roll! This year marking it’s 51st rendition, Half Moon Bay's beloved Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue celebration.

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.

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 12pm.

Adding to the festivities are the Red, White and Blue Block Party with Libations tent selling wine and beer hosted by the Chamber of Commerce plus IDES Inaugural 4th of July Fest.

The parade is sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee and Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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

 

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 forms below.

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
51st Annual Event!
JULY 4, 2022 11am to 4pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA