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The 4th of July Parade, billed as the biggest Independence Day Parade West of the Mississippi, takes place at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2018

Parade route: Pacific Coast Highway at 9th Street, travels several blocks and turns on Main Street to Yorktown where it ends. Time: approx. 2 hours

2018 Theme: A Star Spangled Salute

2018 Grand Marshals: Burt Ward, Brett Barnes, Brigadier General Darren V James, Vicki Gunvalson, Lilly Melgar, Brett Simpson

City Beach Beaches: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Entrance: Beach Blvd. & Pacific Coast Highway ONLY on 4th of July. $25 Flat Fee. Will sell out early!

Surf City Run & Expo 7- 9:30 am  If not pre-registered, go to 17th & Main on race morning beginning at 6 am. Fitness Expo will feature music, food, games and more. Race Course: All races will start and finish at Huntington Beach High School on the corner of 17th Street and Main Street. Time: 6 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fitness Expo; 7:00 a.m. Huntington Beach Residents 5K Run/Walk; 8 a.m. Open 5K; 8:15 a.m. 5K Stroller Run; 9 a.m. Kids 1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Run
Awards- All Divisions.

Pancake Breakfast 6:30 - 10 am
The Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach will be flipping the hot cakes for you! Location: Lake Park, Main and 11th. Time: 6:30 - 10 am. Tickets approx. $5 can be purchased at the event.

Vendor Expo at Pier Plaza July 1-4, 2018
Booths with giveaways, vendor displays, food. Location: Pier Plaza at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street.
Time:   10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily | 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 4

4th of July Parade The largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River features more than 300 entries including bands, floats, film and television celebrities, local dignitaries, equestrians and community groups. The parade heads south to Main Street, proceeds up Main Street through the downtown, ending at Yorktown and Main. Parking: Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Beach Blvd. and Golden West Street between 6 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. or until the parade route is cleared. Parade viewers can enter the downtown area off Golden West on Orange or Palm Avenues.

Staking Out  an area for viewing is allowed after 7 a.m. on July 3rd. Items must be removed by 2 p.m. on July 4th. Commemorative celebration merchandise and bleacher seat tickets are available. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. approx. Location: Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Yorktown Ave.

Fireworks Show  9-9:30 pm
Launched from the Huntington Beach Pier after dark. This free event is held in conjunction with the 4th of July Celebration.

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