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Saturday, June 29

28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade

Date and time

Jun 29 10:00 AM


Downtown Oceanside
  330 North Coast Highway Oceanside, California 92054


On Saturday, June 29, 2024, the streets of Downtown Oceanside will once again come alive with the vibrant spirit of the community at the 28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade. Emphasizing the theme “Celebrating Our Heritage,” the parade will pay homage to Oceanside's cultural richness and industrious roots, with over 100 community groups represented in the procession. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue and will travel north on Coast Highway to Civic Center Drive.Led by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Band, the parade will feature diverse entries from every corner of Oceanside's rich cultural spectrum, including military, firefighters, elected officials, local car clubs, LGBTQ+ community groups, the energetic Oceanside Roller Skaters, and more, ensuring a true representation of Oceanside’s vibrant community. The event is set to draw thousands of spectators along historic Highway 101, celebrating a tradition deeply rooted in the city’s history since 1892. City of Oceanside 28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade This year, the parade will spotlight three Hometown Heroes, a revered annual tradition celebrating outstanding residents who have tirelessly contributed to community enhancement through volunteerism. These local leaders embody the spirit of service and community pride, and their recognition is a highlight of the festivities.In addition to celebrating its Heroes, the parade will feature a special ceremony to award the floats that most creatively embody the theme “Celebrating Our Heritage.” This theme aims to deepen the appreciation for the diverse cultural impacts that shape the community.Oceanside Independence Parade participant applications are now open! Participants can sign up to walk their party or drive their float down Coast Highway. Businesses, community organizations, nonprofits, car/motorcycle clubs, elected officials, and more are invited to apply to be a part of this year’s parade. City of Oceanside 28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade The event is supported by the City of Oceanside, the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant, and Genentech, among other sponsors. To participate or volunteer in the parade, complete the parade or volunteer application at www.oceansideparade.comMainStreet Oceanside on Facebook / Instagram
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