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Julian Fourth Of July Parade

  • WHEN Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE Main Street, Julian, CA
    Map | Website
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Celebrate our nation’s birthday in Julian at Julian’s Star Spangled 4th, 2018.

This year Julian salutes July Fourth with the theme, “ Julian’s Star Spangled 4th." Julian honors our nation’s birthday with a salute to the men and women who made our country great, both domestically and militarily.

For more than twenty years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers from all over have lined up at on the town’s main street to wave their flags, cheer the marching bands, salute the Marine Color Guard and carry a giant American Flag down the thoroughfare.

Bands Include:
- The Emerald Society Bag Pipe Band
- Euphoria Brass Band (a great Dixie Land sound)
- Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
- Mariachi Continental de San Diego

Dignitaries in our parade include: as Grand Marshal – Jim Mazzone, the first person to organize the Julian Parade; County Supervisor, Diane Jacob; Assemblyman, Joel Anderson; Merchant of the Year, Ryan and Gina Cross; Librarian, Coleen Baker; Veterans from the American Legion; Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days, Josh and Brigada Rasmussen; David Davis of KUSI and his wife; and Miss Julian and her court.

Antique cars, vintage tractors, belly dancers, World War 2 Submariners and several comedy entries will appear to complete a fun well rounded home town parade.

What To Expect:
- 10 a.m.: The pre-parade activities begin with a fly-over of 4 Steearman Bi Planes used in WW2 to train pilots. Patriotic music will be played at three different stages along the route.
- Noon: Enjoy watching a shoot-out by the Doves and Desperados. A second fly-over of one T-6 military training plane and one T-34 military training plane. The National Anthem will be sung by the Julian Arts Chorale. The parade begins as soon as the National Anthem is completed

While you wait for the parade to begin, you may want to purchase a Julian July 4th commemorative T-shirt being sold at locations along Main Street.

Many visitors spend the day enjoying the parade and the events that surround it. This includes events like the historic quilt show put on by the Julian Women’s Club as well as a raffle for a one of a kind quilt designed by the queen of quilt making, Eleanor Burns. A mouth watering, deep pit barbecue and dance will also be available for $10.00 put on by the American Legion, when the parade has ended.

Our parade is quite popular so it is suggested that you arrive early to catch the pre-parade activities starting at 10 a.m. Some parade “goers“ set out chairs the night before to enable them to get a good place.

Transportation:
- Main Street closes to traffic at 9 a.m.
- Follow directions to the nearest parking lot.
- Free public toilets are available at the bank parking lot and behind town hall.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo courtesy of the Julian Parade.

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of the Julian Parade.

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