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Virtual Independence Day Celebration

Welcome to the 145th Fourth of July Parade

 

The health and safety of our community is top of mind for us as well as I am sure for all of you. Unfortunately, our traditional parade will not occur this year, however our committee has a plan that will allow our community to celebrate this patriotic day without putting any risk on our children, seniors, or the community in general. We are thrilled to say we now have a finalized plan. It’s called a Virtual Broadcast Parade.

We will be recording traditional and non-traditional entries in advance in compliance with health requirements. This will include live musical performances, horse performances, celebrities, emergency services vehicles, and much more. Our famous announcers will host this event and welcome special guests during this live event.

GET READY FOR THE BROADCAST CELEBRATION COMING ON JULY 4TH AT 10AM!

Here are the links to the broadcast

IT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV THROUGHOUT THE BAY AREA.

GALLERY

 

Archive Parade Results

2017 America's National Parks, 100 Years and Counting

Grand Sweepstakes:        CommonWealth Central Credit Union

Theme Award:                    The Little Gym of Morgan Hill

Most Patriotic Entry:       San Jose Metropolitan Band

Equestrian Individual:    Claudio Arroyo

Best Overall

Equestrian Group:             Jury Kick Ranchette

2016 “AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME” WINNERS
Line # Organization Category Sub-Category Winner The Best
1 Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Color Guard Color Guard Military 1st Place
2 Parade Welcome Banner Banner
3 Santa Clara Co Sheriff EMT
4 Morgan Hill Fire Department EMT
5 Morgan Hill Police Department EMT
6 P G & E Miscellaneous Commercial Not Competing
7 In Memory of Dennis Kennedy Banner and Horse Equestrian Not Competing
10 Grand Marshall, Eddie Bowers VIP
12 CommonWealth Central Credit Union Floats Business & Professional 2nd Place Most Patriotic
14 Sobrato High School Marching Band Band High School Flag Team
15 Sobrato High School Marching Band Band High School Drum Major 3rd Place
16 Sobrato High School Marching Band Band High School Band 3rd Place
17 South Bay Blue Star Moms Community Organization Other Group 1st Place
19 Johnson Lumber Floats Business & Professional 3rd Place
20 City of Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate & MayorIshizuko VIP
21 City Council Members, City Council members, Marilyn Librers, Larry Carr, Rich Constantine, and Gordon Siebert VIP
22 KBAY announcer, Lissa Chrysler VIP
23 Freedom Fest Patriotic Singers Floats Amateur & Non-profit Musical 2nd Place
24 Lawson Sakai VIP
25 Ben Edes VIP
26 Frank Sanchez VIP
27 Morgan Hill Sister Cities VIP
28 St. Catherine Parish Floats Amateur & Non-profit Musical 1st Place Grand Sweepstakes
30 Valley Christian School Jazz Band Band High School Jazz Band 1st Place
31 Athenna Crosby VIP Non-commercial Individual 1st Place
33 Billy Britton Novelty Novelty Individual 1st Place
34 State Senator Bill Monning VIP
35 The Little Gym Floats Business & Professional Musical 1st Place Theme Award
36 WERC Floats Amateur & Non-profit
38 Past Mayor’s Council of Morgan Hill VIP
40 Arroyo High School Marching Dons Band High School Flag Team 3rd Place
41 Arroyo High School Marching Dons Band High School Drum Major
42 Arroyo High School Marching Dons Band High School Band 2nd Place
43 Luis A. Alejo, Assemblyman, 30th District VIP
44 Morgan Hill Unified School District VIP
46 Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Community Organization Other Group 3rd Place
47 Knights of Columbus Floats Amateur & Non-profit 3rd Place
49 BookSmart Miscellaneous Commerical Group 1st Place
50 Freedom Fest Essay Contest Youth Activities Non-Commercial 2nd Place
52 Live Oak Alumni Drum Line Band Drum Line 1st Place
53 Cub Scout Pack 766 Youth Activities Non-Commercial 1st Place
54 Jonathan Brusco, Gavilan Trustee VIP
55 Mariachi Herencia Mexicana Floats Amateur & Non-profit Musical
56 Wallace Adams Vehicle
57 Guglielmo Winery Floats Business & Professional
58 California Rodeo Salinas Miscellaneous Non-commercial Group 2nd Place
59 Claudio Arroyo Equestrian Charro 1st Place Best Adult Equestrian
60 Jury Kick Ranchette Equestrian Donkey Drawn Cart 1st Place
61 Dream Power Horsemanship Equestrian Mini horses, donkey 1st Place
62 San Martin Horsemen’s Association Equestrian Novelty 1st Place Best Equestrian Group
63 San Martin Horsemen’s Western Ranch Hand Western Ranch Hand 2nd Place
64 Today’s American WomanElegant Ms. California VIP
65 Ms. Wheelchair California VIP
66 Kantuta Bolivia Folklorico Dance Group Adult
67 Informed Choices Community Organization Other Group
68 Rene Spring Miscellaneous Non-commercial Individual
69 Interfaith Community of South County Community Organization Other Group 2nd Place
72 Union Middle School Band Band Middle School Drum Major 1st Place
73 Union Middle School Band Band Middle School Band 1st Place
74 Holistic Veterans Group Miscellaneous Non-commercial Group 1st Place
75 Dennis Dal Poggetto VIP
76 American Association of University Women Drill Team Drill Team Adult
78 Chads Roofing, Inc. Floats Business & Professional
79 Morgan Hill Lions Club Community Organization Service 2nd Place
81 San Jose Metropolitan Band Band Adult Band 2nd Place
82 John Blazek Vehicle Collector
83 Morgan Hill Athletic Club Floats Business & Professional
84 Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers, Howard Barnes Community Organization Other Group
85 Boy Scout Troop 799 Floats Ama Non-Push Float 1st Place
86 American Red Cross Community Organization Other Group Not Competing
87 Morgan Hill Animal Hospital Miscellaneous Commercial Group 2nd Place
88 2016 U.S. Women’s Open, LGPA VIP
88 Morgan Hill Downtown Association Community Organization Other Group Not Competing
89 Sonrisa Equestrian Team Floats Business & Professional
90 Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association Equestrian Sr. Men 1st Place
91 Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association Equestrian Sr. Women 1st Place
92 One Step Closer Miscellaneous Non-commercial Group 1st Place
93 Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists Miscellaneous Commercial Not Competing
94 Santa Clara County,   Western Ranch Hand Western Ranch Hand 1st Place
96 The Ford Store Morgan Hill Miscellaneous Commercial Not Competing
98 Live Oak Emerald Regime Band High School Band 1st Place
99 Live Oak Emerald Regime Band High School Drum Major 1st Place
100 Live Oak Emerald Regime Band High School Flag Team 1st Place
101 “Marilyn” Novelty
102 Gilroy USD Miscellaneous Other Group
103 Re/Max Realty Partners Floats Business & Professional
104 Leadership Morgan Hill Community Organization Other Group
105 Pump It Up Floats Business & Professional
106 South Valley Masonic Lodge Community Organization Service 1st Place
107 Ankh Court #92 Novelty Novelty Group 1st Place
108 Coldwell Banker Floats Bussiness & Professional
109 Artech Tile Co. Floats Business & Professional
111 Morgan Hill Historical Society Community Organization Other Group
112 Sandoshin Taiko Band Novelty Band 1st Place
113 George Bianchi Construction Miscellaneous Commercial Not Competing
115 Corbin Miscellaneous Commercial Group Not Competing
116 Morgan Hill Library Community Organization Other Group
117 Beauty and the Beast Floats Amateur & Non-profit 2nd Place
121 Conservative Forum Floats Amateur & Non-profit
122 Honda of Morgan Hill Miscellaneous
123 Band Sponsor Banner
124 Oak Grove Band & Colorguard Band High School Band
125 Oak Grove Band & Colorguard Band High School Drum Major 2nd Place
126 Oak Grove Band & Colorguard Band High School Flag Team 2nd Place
128 United Academy of Martial Arts Youth Activities Commercial 1st Place
129 Sprig Electric Miscellaneous Commercial Individual 1st Place
130 Bay Area Savvy Players Equestrian Mounted Group 1st Place
131 Los Dorados Equestrian Charro Group 1st Place
133 Freedom Fest 5K VIP
134 Military Vehicle Collectors Club Community Organization Other Group Not Competing
136 Cecil Hodges Auto Vintage
137 Forty and Eight Voiture 365 Community Organization Veteran’s Group 1st Place
138 Paramit Corporation Floats Business & Professional 1st Place
140 Cupertino Symphonic Band Band Adult Band 1st Place
142 West Coast Martial Arts Floats Business & Professional Musical
143 Godfrey Collinge.com Realtor Team Miscellaneous Commercial Not Competing
144 Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skyparks Floats Amateur & Non-profit 1st Place
146 Parade Volunteer Banner Banner
147 Community Christian Floats Amateur & Non-profit
148 KBAY 94.5     Jona Denz-Hamilton VIP
149 Sifu Meng Kung Fu Academy Novelty Novelty Group 2nd Place
150 Jeff Dixon, President Freedom Fest Committee, and Committee Members VIP
151 K-town “Kids” VIP
152 Bob and Maureen HuntParade Chairs VIP
2015 “The Great American Road Trip”

Grand Sweepstakes:        St. Catherine Church

Theme Award:                    CommonWealth Central Credit Union

Most Patriotic Entry:      Freedom Fest Patriotic Singers

Best Overall

Equestrian Individual:    Claudio Arroyo

Best Overall

Equestrian Group:         Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association

2014 “Destination America”

Grand Sweepstakes:        St. Catherine Church

Theme Award:                Indian Association of South County

Most Patriotic Entry:      South Bay Blue Star Moms

Best Overall

Equestrian Individual:    Claudio Arroyo

2013 “Sing the Songs of America”

Grand Sweepstakes:        Valley Christian Conservatory of the Arts

Theme Award:                St. Catherine Church

Best Overall

Equestrian Adult:            Claudio Arroyo

Best Overall

Equestrian Group:         San Martin Horsemen’s Association

2012 “Happy Birthday America”

 Grand Sweepstakes:        Crossroads Christian Church

Parade Theme Award:   Stratford School

Best Overall

Equestrian Adult:            Claudio Arroyo

Best Overall

Equestrian Group:         San Martin Horsemen’s Association

2011 “An Old Fashioned 4th of July”

Grand Sweepstakes:        Live Oak Emerald Alumni Band

Parade Theme Award:   Crossroads Christian School

Best Overall

Equestrian Individual:    Claudio Arroyo

Best Overall

Equestrian Group:         Jury Kick Ranchette

2010 “America the Beautiful”

Grand Sweepstakes:       Crossroads Christian School
Parade Theme Award:   IDI Patriotic Singers
Best Overall

Equestrian Group:         Gold Coast Arabians
Best Overall

Equestrian Individual:    Claudio Arroyo
Best Overall

Equestrian Junior:          California State Horsemen’s Association Royalty

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.

VOLUNTEER

Did you know that more than 500 volunteers are involved in producing all of the 6 July 4th events?  If you’d like to be a volunteer for the parade or any of the other events,

call (408) 779-1776 for more information.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or need more information,
Please fill out  the form below or call the Parade Committee at (408) 779-1776.

Maureen & Bob Hunt

Parade Chairs


Donna Cowan

Broadcasting and Pre-Parade Chair

Don Cowan

Announcing Stage Logistics Chair


Sam Houston

Parade Vice-Chair

Jane Thuirer

Staging Chair


Woody Salyer

Communications Chair

Grant Chandler

Handicapped Seating


Bob Muetzenberg

Parade Logistics

We are looking forward to seeing you on July 4th as we all participate in the 141st Fourth of July Parade, now the Best Old-Fashioned Hometown 4th of July Parade in California!