The Annual Independence Day Parade

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Our annual Fourth of July Parade in downtown Redwood City, the largest Independence Day parade in Northern California, attracts thousands of spectators. It brings entries from across the state. Most of the budget for the Parade is used for cash awards to participants, of which many winners are from Redwood City.

The parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. You will know it's time when you hear the cannon!

Parade Route

Winding its way through historic Downtown Redwood City, check out where you can see it 1.3 mile route.


Past participants in the parade include Miss California, the Redwood City Girl Scouts, American Legion Post 585 and the Peninsula Roller Girls. See who is participating in the most current version of the parade.

History of the Parade

We are proud that the members of our organization have operated the Peninsula Celebration Association since 1939 as a true volunteer group. Our goal is to help make our city not just a place to live, but a real community of people who care! Read about the history of the parade.