The Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) extends a huge THANK YOU
to the many donors and sponsors, starting with lead sponsor, The American Legion, Palisades
Post 283, whose support allows our nonprofit to put on Pacific Palisades’ annual July 4th parade,
concert and fireworks. An extra special thank you to the many volunteers who have devoted
hundreds of hours of time to make these celebrations possible.
The highlight of every July Fourth is the Pacific Palisades parade, which has grown to be one of the top
Independence Day parades in the entire U.S.A. Come join your neighbors and enjoy the best bands and equestrian units
in the country, marching along side our very own community groups, local celebrities, neighbors and kids.
To view the official 2015 parade program click here.
67th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
The 2015 parade theme is "Palisades Parade: Pride! Passion! Patriotism!"
Our 2015 Parade Grand Marshal is KFI AM 640 radio host Bill Handel!
Purchase tickets for grandstand seating HERE.
Palisades Rocks the Fourth
As the sun sets, we will have a family-friendly concert at Palisades Charter High School's Stadium by the Sea. Details about the concert and activities that will begin after the parade will be announced soon. Details can be found HERE.
Pacific Palisades Fireworks Spectacular
The day will be brought to a thunderous conclusion by the annual fireworks pageant at Stadium by the Sea, once again presented by world famous Pyro Spectaculars. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
PAPA/Joan Sather Real Estate Patriotic Home Contest
Show your patriotic spirit by decking out your home in red, white and blue. The contest will be open to every neighborhood in the Palisades. Details on how to enter the contest can be found HERE.
Kids on Bikes
Enter and win the best decorated bike/scooter contest sponsored by the the yogurt shoppe. Details on how to enter the contest can be found HERE.
The yogurt shoppe is donating 15% of all profits from 5 to 7 pm, during the June 28 - July 11 "happy hour" to the Parade. Please support the yogurt shoppe and PAPA.
Sponsored by Paws n Claws. Details HERE.
Fourth of July Street Closures
RACE CLOSURES: Will Rogers 5K/10K race closures will start at 7 a.m. The Huntington Palisades neighborhood including Alma Real Drive, Corona del Mar Toyopa Drive and Pampas Ricas will be closed. Drummond St. from Toyopa to Chautauqua; Ocampo from Drummond to Alma Real will also be shut down. Sunset Boulevard from Amalfi Drive to Monument Street will be closed in both directions. Chautauqua Boulevard north of Sunset until Drummond and Drummond from Chautauqua to Toyopa will also be closed. The roads will reopen after the race course is closed about 11 a.m.
PARADE CLOSURES: The parade route and staging areas, which include Via de la Paz, Sunset, Drummond Street, Toyopa, La Cruz Drive and Alma Real, will close at 1:30 p.m. or possibly earlier and will not reopen until after the parade route is cleared. Estimated reopening is 4 p.m.
CONCERT/FIREWORKS CLOSURES: Westbound Bowdoin Street, in front of Palisades High School, will be closed at noon (or before, depending on the arrival of the fireworks) and there will be no vehicle access from Temescal Canyon Road to the stadium. The eastbound lane of Bowdoin will close at 4 p.m. and not reopen until after the fireworks show. North and Southbound Temescal Canyon Road will close shortly before 9 p.m. to Palisades-bound traffic (no turns off Pacific Coast Highway).
The highlight of every July Fourth is the Pacific Palisades parade, which has grown to be one of the top Independence Day parades in the entire U.S.A. Come join your neighbors and enjoy the best bands and equestrian units in the country, marching along side our very own community groups, local celebrities, neighbors and kids.
PAPA NewsJune 11, 2015
As a lead up to the big festivities on the Fourth, we’re pleased to announce a special evening of big band music and dancing with Gary Greene Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers. Composed of lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff, the Barristers perform music from the Golden Era of the big bands. [...]Continue reading
We’re thrilled to announce that the headliners for Palisades Rocks the Fourth will be The West Side Troubadours featuring Tom Freund, Adam Topol and Friends. Adam is a member of the Jack Johnson band, and Tom is a long time collaborator with Ben Harper. Joined by friends Ben Peeler lap (Jimmy Cliff, The Wall Flowers), [...]Continue reading
The winning theme for the 2015 Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade has been chosen: “Palisades Parade: Pride! Passion! Patriotism!” Submitted to the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) by businesswoman and longtime Palisadian Joyce Brunelle, the idea was chosen from about 25 entries. Brunelle, who swells with Palisades pride, has been attending the parade since [...]Continue reading