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4th of July Parade

Celebrating Our Community Volunteers

Clayton’s 2019 Fourth of July Parade

110 El Portal Place, Clayton, California 94517

Phone: (925) 565-0830 Fax: (925) 672-1429


Want to be in the 2019 July Fourth Parade?

Clayton’s famous 4th of July Parade and celebration is coming quickly. Let’s celebrate our great community and country together as well as enjoy our local time honored tradition.

We want the Parade to be the best ever and enjoyable for all. We are encouraging new groups to participate, and prior participants to sign up again. Wouldn’t it be great to have some live music? It’s time to be creatively patriotic. There is no limitation on the number of kids who may march, no registration required for Kiddie Parade (children, bicycles, roller skates, non-motorized scooters, wagons, strollers, small kids battery motorized play vehicles). Kids just line up along Oak Street.

The Main Parade requires advance registration. You cannot be in the Parade without having registered and received a confirmation of your registration and Parade Entry Pass.

Your application must be received by June 28, 2019 or it will not be accepted. To control the length of the Parade and keep sunburn to a minimum, we may need to limit other entries, particularly automobile organizations/clubs. Applications will be reviewed on creating a diversity of entries with a focus on local area and non-commercial entries as a priority. This year’s Parade theme is “Celebrating Our Community Volunteers.” There is no registration fee or cost to be in the Parade.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Any forms RECEIVED after June 28th, MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE PARADE. The entry form with instructions is attached below. Upon receipt of your application, your confirmation, Parade Entry Pass, and further instructions will be sent to you in the mail so that you have it prior to the Parade date.

Parade Rules:

  • Entries must be received no later than June 28th to: 110 El Portal Place, Clayton CA 94517; or fax by June 28th to: (925) 672-1429; or email to: by June 28th.
  • You must bring your registration confirmation with you to check in on the morning of July 4th.
  • CANDY or ANY ITEMS CAN NOT be tossed from vehicles or pedestrians in the parade, but may be distributed by walking participants along the side of the route. Violators may be asked to leave the Parade and/or barred from future Parade participation.
  • No squirt guns, water squirters or other similar item(s). If found, they will be confiscated and not returned. All Parade entrants are subject to search. You may be prohibited from participation if these are found.
  • No stopping to perform along the Parade route. Parade is to keep moving at a pace of those in front of you.
  • All participants must follow the instructions of designated Parade officials.
  • The Parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th.
  • Check-in between 7:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. at old Marsh Creek Road just past the Stranahan Circle Late check-ins may not be allowed to enter the Parade line-up.
  • After check-in, vehicles in the Parade must have a person with vehicle keys and a driver at all times at the vehicle.
  • Sorry, absolutely no day-of registrations. (This does not apply to children marching in the Kiddie Parade.)
  • All drivers of motorized vehicles must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

Sorry, but due to court cases related to such events and activities, the following legal notice is required to be provided: Violation of any of the above rules is grounds for you to be removed from the parade, cited by the police and/or barred from future parade participation.

Sincerely, Sandy Johnson, Registration Coordinator, Clayton’s 4th of July 2019 Parade Committee