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Independence Day July 4, 2020

Given the current uncertainty and high likelihood that large gatherings will not be permitted this summer, the City has decided that the traditional parade and firework show off the Huntington Beach Pier are not permissible under current State and County health and safety guidelines and are therefore canceled. The City and the 4th of July Executive Board have been working hard to plan a once-in –a -lifetime alternative to our beloved traditional celebration. 

The beaches will be closed on July 4th & July 5th, 2020 due to COVID-19. Find the City of HB press release here.

OneHB Neighborhood Parade

In lieu of the traditional 4th of July parade down Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, this year’s “OneHB Neighborhood Parade” will tour among neighborhoods throughout Huntington Beach with a salute to a nostalgic “Front Yard 4th of July” celebration. A caravan of parade favorites showcasing local elected officials, public safety vehicles, military/veterans, front-line heroes, high school seniors, live entertainment and other community dignitaries will travel neighborhood to neighborhood promoting a camaraderie of good will among neighbors.

Fourth of July bicyclesParade Hours

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Parade Route

An exact route will be announced the morning of July 4th. 

How to Celebrate with Huntington Beach in 2020

  • OneHB Neighborhood Parade – we bring the parade to a neighborhood near you!

  • City-wide Decorating contest – Celebrity Judges and great prizes!  Enter Decorating Contest (Best Home or Place of Business Storefront) for a chance to win!

  • Safety tips for a successful 4th of July can be found here.

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Decorating Contest  

Categories for the decorating contest will include:

  • Best Store Front

  • Historical Main Street Parade Route (must have a Main St. address)

  • Best Use of Theme (Surf City Dreamin')

  • Most Patriotic

  • Most Creative (Homemade Front Yard Float)

  • People's Choice 

  • (Winner of People's Choice receives The Ultimate Beef Palace Barbecue for 10, experience includes Beef Palace Owner and Master Griller Calvin Free. Date and time TBD and agreed upon by both parties, Beef Palace and Winner)

Enter today by completing the form here and submitting - But please do not enter until your decorating is complete as you must include a minimum of one photo of your decorated house or businesses (up to 3 photos allowed), to be included. 

Each submission will be ASSIGNED AN ENTRY NUMBER (to be used later for voting.)

Enter your house or business to the Facebook and on the 4th of July website with your assigned number. 

Voting will be through The Fourth of July Huntington Beach Facebook and people are encouraged to like, comment, and share. 

The photos with the most likes, comments, and shares will go on to the FINALIST ROUND.  The finalists will be judged by an independent panel of judges who will determine the winners of each category.

  • Entry application is live May 25 – June 30th 

  • Voting poll opens June 4th – June 30th – 11:59pm

  • Top 10 Photos will be emailed to judges on July 1

  • Winners announced - July 3rd 12:00pm

  • Prizes delivered July 3rd after 2:00pm

  • Winners announced on website July 3rd after 6pm

Decorating Contest Rules

  • Must register your home/business through the form above

  • Exterior theme, all decorations must be visible to the street

  • Entry application is live May 25 – June 30th 

  • Voting poll opens June 4th – June 30th – 11:59pm

  • Top 10 Photos will be emailed to judges on July 1

  • Winners announced - July 3rd 12:00pm

  • Prizes delivered July 3rd after 2:00pm

  • One address per entry, up to 3 photos per entry

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