Thank you for your interest in participating in Santa Monica's homegrown 4th of July Parade 2024!

To participate, online registration must be completed HERE, and payment made. Please note that ALL applicants must turn in the signed guidelines, and visit the donate page for their entry fee. 

Applications to participate CLOSES on June 20! If you missed the deadline, or have questions about participation, please email ASAP. 

To prepare, we ask that all participant entries be decked out in festive attire, their groups and vehicles sporting red, white and blue. Music, children and pets on leashes are always welcome. 

Spectator information


The 2024 parade returns to its classic route! The parade kicks off promptly at 9:30am at Pico and Main Street, traveling South on Main Street before turning right onto Marine, ending at Barnard Way. Join us to watch anywhere along the Main Street route as we make our way to Beach Lot 5 South. The official grandstand announcement location will be in front of the Ocean Park Library.

Please note that the entire parade route and some streets leading to it will be closed to vehicle traffic ALL morning long, from 6AM - 12PM. Public parking can be found at lots off Neilson to the West, and please be mindful of residential restrictions to the East. We recommend walking, biking or scooting to watch the parade!