Every year people come down to Main Street on the 4th of July to celebrate our city, our country, and our community. That wouldn't be possible without the wonderful bands that come down to play along the parade route. 

Sign Up Your Band

   Yes, there are a few, sorry!


  • Bands are responsible for their own flatbed truck (stake-beds work the best). OPA will reimburse that expense up to $150 (must include an invoice)
  • Bands should play lively music to entertain the spectators sitting along the curbside. Objective here is to get people standing and dancing!
  • The parade starts at 9:30 am at the Santa Monica Civic Center…but everyone is required to be there prior to 7 am for vehicle inspection by SMPD.
  • The parade route is approx one mile long heading south to the city line of Santa Monica/Venice and takes approx one hour.
  • Each musician will get paid $50 for this gig.
  • They will have to supply their own PA system if needed. Generators will be needed as well.
  • This is a festive holiday and we encourage you to dress in your best red, white, and blue apparel!

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