Welcome to the 140th Fourth of July Parade in the heart of Silicon Valley, the largest and best old-fashioned hometown Parade in California!  Plans for this year’s hometown 4th of July Parade have been underway for several months and it promises to be the brightest and most exciting one yet!

Please click on the link below to download the parade application.

2016 Application and Rules


Congratulations to St. Catherine Church, winner of the 2015 Grand Sweep Stakes Award!  For the second year in a row the “imagineers” at St. Catherine Church have produced an award- winning float. Their float depicted two of California’s favorite “Road Trip” destinations, Hollywood and the Golden Gate Bridge!   Congratulations!

The Parade Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 Parade Theme:

“America, My Home Sweet Home”

 It’s hard to believe that it’s time once again to be planning for the 4th of July Parade which is on Monday this year.  At 10:00am the 2016 Parade will step off at Fourth and Monterey Street to begin the 140th Fourth of July Parade in Morgan Hill!

Click on the link to download an application for the Parade, the Official 2016 Parade Rules, and information on the Parade Participant Workshop.  Please review the Application Deadline Dates carefully.  Early Bird Applications must be postmarked by May 4, 2016 to be eligible for the lower fees.  Applications postmarked between May 5 and May 24 will pay the regular entry fee.  Entries postmarked between May 25 to June 4 will pay the regular entry fee plus the late fee.  Your entry fees help to make the Freedom Fest 4th of July Parade a reality for the whole community – Thank You!!

Please note:  Entries or comments postmarked after June 4 cannot be accepted.  The Northern California Parade Judges Association has requested that we submit the lineup to them at least three weeks prior to the 4th of July requiring this deadline date so our volunteers can process the applications and prepare the lineup.

Equestrian judging will follow the California State Horsemen’s Association Parade Rules.  Call Parade Central if you would like a copy of those rules or if you have any questions.  Horses must be “parade ready,” and able to accept parade noises and activities and remain calm for safety reasons.

If you have any questions or need more information, call the Parade Committee at (408) 779-1776.  We are looking forward to seeing you on July 4th as we all participate in the 140th Fourth of July Parade, now the Best Old-Fashioned Hometown 4th of July Parade in California!

Sincerely, Bob and Maureen Hunt, Parade Chairs