The parade kicks off promptly at 9:30am at corner of Pico & Main Streets and heads south. Join us anywhere along the route as we make our way to the beach down Barnard Way. The official grandstand announcements are at Ocean Park & Main Street.

Please note that the entire parade route and some streets leading to it will be closed to vehicle traffic ALL morning long, until 12PM. Public parking can be found at the Civic Center Lot and beach lots. 

The map below provides all of the information needed for the morning of cheering on the parade! 

Spectator information

Thank you for your interest in participating in Santa Monica's homegrown 4th of July Parade! Applications to participate are now CLOSED. For participant waivers, please click HERE to download

You must have submitted and received a confirmation prior to ​Tuesday June 18, 2019 to participate. Questions? Email