Fourth Parade Celebrates 41st Year

Alameda’s 4th of July Parade is the longest in the nation with a route that spans 3.3 miles. This year, more than 170 entries, 2,500 participants will march across town and more than 60,000 spectator will watch along the route. The hometown celebration includes floats, marching bands, 150 equestrians (and one bull), dance troops, bands and classic cars driving dignitaries. The Coast Guard’s color guard leads the parade (above).

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Park Street at Lincoln Avenue and runs for two hours. A 5K Race precedes the parade at 9 a.m. at 1417 Park St. (between Central and Santa Clara avenues) and follows the parade route. To join the race, visit

Be advised many major arteries through Alameda will be closed for the duration of the events. 

For more information, visit or contact Barbara Price at 263-9399 or