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Be a Part of the 23rd Annual Independence Parade

Oceanside CA— MainStreet Oceanside invites you to be a part of the 23rd annual Independence Parade happening on Saturday, July 1, 2017. This years theme is ‘Legends and Legacies’

The annual Oceanside Independence Parade is a great way to get the word out about your civic, fraternal, business, club or non-profit organization! Up to 10,000 spectators will cheer you as you march up Coast Highway.

Once again, the parade will air live on KOCT-TV, North County’s Channel and air in reruns during the month of July.

The annual Independence Parade makes it way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more.
The parade starts in front of the 101 Cafe (Coast Highway at Wisconsin Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. and works its way north with the first unit of the parade reaching City Hall around 10:15 a.m. Running time from beginning to end is about two hours.

Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The highest concentration of viewers will be on the north end of the route past Seagaze Avenue.

PARKING: Street parking is available on the residential side streets that run parallel to the entire route (Freeman and Tremont Streets). Over 1,000 parking spaces are available in the downtown parking lots and the parking structure (to enter the downtown area from the East, you will have to cross Coast Highway at Oceanside Blvd. or Surfrider Way). Parking time limits may be enforced for street parking and parking lots – watch for the signs.

For more information on the Parade, visit: https://www.mainstreetoceanside.com/be-in-the-parade