July 4 Parade

Photography Waiver: By attending or participating in this event, you agree that photographers may capture and use your likeness or voice and that they shall have sole rights to the images and sounds that they capture.

Participant Staging Area:


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Deadline: Friday, June 28th, 6:00pm PST

Positions will be assigned
Tuesday, July 2

Or contact:

Parade Info and Application

 Paul Lamberton
 Phone: 805-284-5245

Parade Coordinator/Staging Area

 Jim Beltran

Parade Route

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Parade Route Map

Thanks to all who have offered suggestions for this year's them. After much deliberation, the theme for our 51st Annual 4th of July Parade will be...

2013 Theme: America the Beautiful

The announcement of the theme gives participants in the parade some structure to help them prepare their presentation. “The United States of America is more than just a land within a defined border - it is an ideal for which the American People strive. Humankind is uplifted when we each have before us a principle that, if each embrace it, will bring the nation as close as can be to grace. We set aside selfish gain and each uphold the inalienable Rights of the other that ours may truly become the Land of the Free. The theme for Santa Barbara’s 51st Annual July 4th of July Parade is America the Beautiful. In a poem, later a song, of this title, we find words inspired by a vision of the America that can be. The events of the day will celebrate the beauty of this nation, its land and its people united in common purpose as Americans.”

The parade will take place on Thursday July 4, 2013.

The grand march begins at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and proceeds down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street.

Potential participants are invited to contact Paul Lamberton at .

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