Pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations. That’s how we celebrate America’s birthday, according to Founding Father and Second President of the United States John Adams.
So it’s no wonder that this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Redwood City, the largest Independence Day parade in Northern California, is coming back with a literal bang.
It’s been two years since spectators from all across the Peninsula have enjoyed the uplifting, patriotic sights and sounds together as a community – and now they will do it again right here in Redwood City.
The fun starts on Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m., when floats will take their places at Brewster Avenue and Winslow Street. The celebration includes a festival, local artists and fireworks.
Organized by the Peninsula Celebration Association, a group of community volunteers, the parade promises to be bigger and better than ever following two years of being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Regina Kipp, one of the organizers.
According to the organization's website, the organization has been around for decades, with volunteers serving for more than 75 years.
For more information, visit the Peninsula Celebration Association website.