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Former Mayor and this years Grand Marshal, Jim Wood at the 2016 Independence Parade

MainStreet Oceanside Announces ‘Hometown Heroes’ Theme for Oceanside Independence Parade

Oceanside CA— On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the 24th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade will honor local leaders and community members with the theme “Hometown Heroes.” The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue and travel north on Coast Highway to Civic Center Drive. More than 100 parade entries are expected to march, roll, walk and drive down historic Highway 101.

“We are anticipating a jam-packed parade experience with this year’s theme,” said Cathy Nykiel, Parade Committee chair for MainStreet Oceanside, the organizer of the parade. “Come out in your best patriotic duds and wave your American flags as we pay tribute to our nation, our city and our local businesses along with Oceanside leaders who help make our community the best place to live.”

Three Hometown Heroes will be recognized during this year’s Oceanside Independence Parade: the grand marshal, who will be former Mayor Jim Wood; the superintendent of the Oceanside Unified School District, Duane Coleman; and the manager of the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division, Eileen Turk.

A local tradition since 1892, the Oceanside Independence Parade is made possible by the assistance of over 100 volunteers. To participate or volunteer in the parade, complete the parade or volunteer application at www.oceansideparade.com.