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Facets of Alameda: July 4th Parade

About 3 year(s) ago by MediaConnect
Facets of Alameda: July 4th Parade
Alamedans are excited to celebrate this year’s July 4th parade! Be a part of a community as it gets together to commemorate an event that is a cornerstone to American history. The island tradition will start at 10 AM on Saturday at Park Street and run throughout the city, concluding with a contest for the best float. Come catch what is often called “… a little bit of Kansas in the East Bay” and see for yourself why the parade is a consistently voted as one of the best hometown celebrations in the East Bay.
The parade is an opportunity to witness the inner mechanisms of a beach town. Over 2500 participants get together to create over 170 floats for their school, non-profits, businesses, and societies—organizations that make the island special. Many of the intricate floats have been prepared months in advance. In addition to floats, expect equestrians, dance troops, antique cars, and bands.
Alameda boasts one of the largest of such celebrations in the country, with a 3.3 mile route that runs through the city. From Park Street, the path turns right on Otis Drive, then to Grand Street. It ends after passing through Central Avenue, and then onto Webster. The path runs through mostly residential neighborhoods, passing the front of houses of Alamedans celebrating this tradition from their front lawns with barbecues with their families.
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