While you’re starting to make your plans for Independence Day, don’t forget the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
It’s a nearly 90-year-old community tradition with thousands of participants and spectators celebrating on streets of Old Town Newhall.
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade is put on annually by a small nonprofit committee that includes veterans, City Council members, teachers and patriotic community members.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the roundabout at Newhall Avenue and Main Street. It runs north on Main Street and then makes a left onto Lyons Avenue. Then it hangs a right onto Orchard Village Road, ending at 16th Street.
“This annual tradition is so important for our community, and for our nation, to celebrate our freedom and all of the people who have dedicated their lives to protecting, strengthening, and sharing that freedom,” said Linda Storli, president of the Fourth of July Parade Committee.
Anyone is welcome to submit an entry. From scout troops to clubs, nonprofit organizations to businesses, the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade is the perfect way to market your business or organization while celebrating patriotism.
The parade committee is still accepting entries — but not for much longer. A late fee is applied to entries submitted after June 15 and the final deadline for submissions is June 22.
All of the local media (SCVTV Community Media Center, SCV Signal Newspaper, KHTS Radio and The Magazine of Santa Clarita) cover the event in their own unique way.
SCVTV is your place for full LIVE video coverage via Spectrum 20, AT&T U-Verse 99, SCVTV.com, and Facebook Live. Tune into SCVTV to see the spectacle from all angles including exclusive interviews, float-by-float announcing and multi-camera production. SCVTV will rebroadcast the parade at 8 p.m. on July 4 and at various times in the days to follow.
For more information about the parade or how to enter, visit scvparade.com and follow the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Facebook page.