Annual 4th of July Parade

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“Bringing Communities Together”

Please join us for the 12th Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade, presented by The Ocean Park Association!

The Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade has grown every year and brings together families, musicians, civic groups and exhibitionists of all stripes.

Bring your 4th of July flair, your pup, a chair or wagon for the kiddos to line the street and cheer on the parade! Come in your red, white and blue!

The official parade grandstand will be in front of the Ocean Park Branch Library, with announcements and dedicated media location.

July 4th is a Wednesday and the parade starts at 9:30am. Main Street from Olympic to Marine will be closed the entire morning until approximately 12pm. The parade will begin at Pico Boulevard on Main Street by the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

If you have further questions about the parade please email Parade Chair Jeff Jarow at

Registration ended June 19th to participate in the parade except for a few seats left on the MSBIA “Barcycle” float see more below.

Past 4th of July Parades

The Barcycle

The Barcycle

Ride with us in the 4th of July parade on the Barcycle!

The Barcycle is a multi-occupant, pedal powered roving bar vehicle perfect for, pub crawls, beer and wine tastings, & 4th of July parades!

The Barcycle has a maximum capacity of 15 riders and alcohol is allowed on the Barcycle for beer and wine only and on a BYOB basis. No glass is allowed on the Barcycle at any time so bottled beer is not allowed. Each rider is allowed to consume 3 beers each (or cups of wine) during a two-hour tour. A Barcycle employee who is LEAD Certified will be an on-board as a alcohol monitor/ pseudo bartender and this person will ensure customers are safe and responsible…while still having a great time!

Please fill out the form below to reserve your seat!

4th of July Parade - Barcycle Peddler

4th of July Parade - Barcycle Peddler