Alameda’s 4th of July Parade Returns to the Island City

City of Alameda

Alameda’s 4th of July Parade Returns to the Island City

The City of Alameda announced the city’s renowned 4th of July Parade will return after a two-year hiatus on Monday, July 4.

The city made the announcement on Tuesday, March 1. The parade has been canceled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city also announced plans to hold the Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run R.A.C.E. (Ralph Appezzato Charity Event) before the parade begins. Benefits of the race will go to the Midway Shelter. The race will begin at 9 a.m., with the Parade starting at 10 a.m.

Alameda’s 4th of July Parade is the longest in the nation with a route that spans 3.3 miles, attracting more than 170 entries and 2,500 participants. The parade draws more than 60,000 spectators from the region and entries include a full spectrum of Bay Area residents, including equestrians, dance troupes, floats, antique cars, community groups and marching bands from the community, local schools and people of all shapes and sizes.

To enter a float into the parade or to become a parade sponsor, visit