back to 4th of July
Pictured above is an
equestrian unit of beautiful horses and riders in
Spanish costumes passing the 5th block of Main
Street in Huntington Beach during the annual
tradition, the 4th of July Parade. If you have never
visited and seen the parade, you still can. It
happens once a year on July 4. Huntington Beach 4th
of July Parade and Celebration is over 100 years
old. Marching along Main Street from the beach and
Pacific Ocean for a century, it is considered the
largest 4th of July Parade west of the Mississippi.
Dignitaries, politicians and ordinary people have
all participated in and enjoyed this exciting annual
event. People come for miles around to see the
parade. Some stake claim to strips of grass along
the route and many just show up in the morning of
the 4th. It is estimated that over 250,000 people
visit the parade route and watch. The parade
typically begins around 10 a.m. and goes until Noon.
It ends on Garfield Avenue.