The Best Day of the Year in Pacific Palisades is almost here!
68th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
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.
The 2016 parade theme is Independence Day—the Palisades Way!
Our 2016 Parade Grand Marshal is Honorary Mayor Kevin Nealon!
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.
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).
PAPA NewsJune 15, 2016
Selecting a grand marshal for the Palisades Fourth of July parade is somewhat of a mystical process. Some say conjuring goes on, others compare it to waiting word about a new pope, standing outside the Chamber of Commerce office and watching for white smoke signifying a new honoree. The wait is over. After Honorary Mayor [...]Continue reading
The Fourth of July is a glorious day in Pacific Palisades, but it takes a lot of volunteers and a lot of money to stage the three highlight events. As we know, the day’s festivities start in front of the Recreation Center with flags flying and the singing of the National Anthem before the traditional [...]Continue reading
Attorney Rob Weber, who brought boundless energy, enthusiasm and creativity to the Fourth of July parade/concert/fireworks committee (PAPA) for over a decade, has been selected to ride as this year’s parade marshal. “Rob served three times as president and has been an important mainstay of PAPA,” said Daphne Gronich, the nonprofit’s president since 2014. “He [...]Continue reading