Huntington Beach 4th of July - The Legendary Main St. Parade is BACK!
118 years ago, the City of Huntington Beach hosted its first 4th of July Celebration, and it is with great excitement that they announce the return of the traditional Main Street Parade! This widely viewed event is part of the largest 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi, featuring hundreds of participants, decorating contests and more, and it’s expected to be bigger than ever this year.
Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Main Street Parade: July 4, 2022
A highlight amongst an extended weekend of festivities (June 30 - July 4), HB’s Independence Day Parade is back and not to be missed! 2022 will mark the first year of the Traditional Main Street Parade since 2019 (due to Covid restrictions). This family-friendly affair is FREE, and annually attracts 250k viewers along the 2.5 mile parade route, and can be seen via live broadcast on KABC. Each year the traditional parade attracts over 200 different registered groups to participate, including color guards, vintage cars, marching bands, community groups, performers and more to walk, ride and perform along the 2.5 mile parade route; starting at 10AM at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway. “We look forward to a true return to form of the largest 4th of July in the West, celebrating and honoring 118 years of hometown tradition.” says Ryan Heil of Soundskilz, the production agency behind the celebrations this summer. To submit a parade application, visit www.hb4thofjuly.org/parade.
Local residents and businesses will also be decorated for the Annual Home and Business Decorating Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the best theme décor for homes along the Parade Route and businesses in the downtown area. Entries are accepted through June 30th and will be featured on HB 4th of July’s social media pages and website.To submit a decorating contest entry, visit https://www.hb4thofjuly.org/contest.
Mark your calendars for this long-standing tradition within a huge multi-day event in Huntington Beach, CA. Additional details about the 4th of July Celebrations including the Annual Surf City Run 5k, Fireworks Over The Ocean Presented by Mr. Robert Mayer & Family, the Pier Vendor Festival and more are coming soon!