2014 Novato 4th of July Parade

Location:  Grant Ave. Between Reichert and 7th Avenue, Novato, CA 94945

Time:  10:00am

Boasting more than one hundred entries, Novato Parade is one of the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area! Early in the morning on the 4th, crowds line Novato’s Grant Avenue where the parade begins in the city’s Old Town district.

Parade-goers arrive early to watch the pageant of classic cars and color guards, festive floats and music bands, fancy cowgirls on golden palominos, and decorated basset hounds. The parade is famous for its contingent of vintage military vehicles from the Joe Garbarino World War II Military Vehicle Museum.

Thank you for your Generosity

The parade is grateful for the generous financial support from our 2014 Parade Sponsors


News

2014 July Fourth Novato Parade Grand Marshals Ernie and Charlene Zunino
The 2014 Grand Marshals of the Novato 4th of July Parade are Ernie and Charlene Zunino, who retired from business in September 2013 after running the oldest continuously operating family business in Novato, Zunino’s Shoe Repair on Grant Avenue. The shop was opened in 1910 by Ernie’s grandfather, Angelo, and was widely known among locals for more than just the ... More
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Novato 2013 4th of July Parade bagpipers
So far the following organizations have registered to be in the Downtown Novato 4th of July Parade:   ATRIA TAMALPAIS CREEK BANK OF MARIN BLUE STAR MOMS CITY OF NOVATO PUBLIC WORKS JAMES FINN FOUNTAIN OF UKES GOLDEN GATE BASSETT RESCUE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL MARIN HOUSE OF STEEL MARINE CORPS RECRUITS ITO’S WHITE TIGER JROTC AIR FORCE – NOVATO ... More
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Shop Local Novato
“Salute to Novato Business“ Novato is proud of, and grateful for, our local Novato Businesses.  In support and gratitude for their hard work and commitment to bringing goods and services to Novato, our Parade this year honors their commitment. The 2014 Grand Marshals are Ernie and Charlene Zunino, who recently retired after running the oldest continuously-operating family business in Novato. ... More
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4th of July Firecracker run, Marin runs
Titanium Racing is proud to present a “Firecracker 4” four mile road race and a “Mayor’s Mile” one mile family walk/jog in downtown Novato before the parade.Info & Registration Marin Runs Registration Fees (race day) Firecracker 4, $25 / Mayor’s Mile, $12 6:30am, registration opens 8:00am, Firecracker 4 starts 8:05am, Mayor’s Mile starts... More
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Eghgs, pancakes and Suasages
7:00–10:00 1010 Grant Ave  (Redwood Credit Union parking lot) Come enjoy eggs, pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee! Hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Novato, all proceeds benefit the Novato Youth Center this in 2014. Suggested donation: $5 adults / $3 kids... More
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Solvatech Webiste design & Development logo
We asked Susan Fisher of Solvatech to help us with our website design and development last year, in 2013.  Solvatech re-designed our logo and our website and has continued to develop the content and site functionality ever since.  We are grateful for their continued support. This year Susan updated the site to enable us to add timely blog posts, so ... More
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No animals Allowed
Thank you for your Courtesy: We have just a few rules to follow to keep everyone safe, PLEASE: leave your animal friends at home, do not smoke in the crowd! No Alcoholic Beverages No open flame cooking devices (no Barbeques)   Novato Municipal codes prohibit pets, except for service animals (14-17.3 NMC), alcoholic beverages (14-10.1 NMC), and smoking (7-3.5 NMC) ... More
Best overall expression of theme: FANCO (Filipino-Americans of Northern California Organization) Best Performance: 1) Novato Kazoo Band 2) Hamiltones 3) Love 2 Dance Best Non-Commerical: 1) Novato Mother’s Club 2) Pleasant Valley School 3) The Space Museum Best Commercial: 1) Red Boy Pizza 2) Trek Winery 3) Marin Landscape Best Float: 1) Rugani’s Haunted House 2) Rip City Riders 3) Health ... More
Volunteer

Our Parade is Put on by Volunteers!

If you would like to help you can offer your support in many ways: Call 415 493 4751 for Information or email volunteer@novatoparade.com

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The parade marches every year thanks to the generous financial and volunteer support of people like you!
Thank You to Our 2014 Donors:
  • Pini Ace Hardware
  • Solvatech
  • Price Brothers Const
  • Marin Roto Rooter
  • Novato Builders
  • Marin Landscape
  • Mike Petty Masonry
  • Zenith Instant Print
  • County of Marin
  • The Ratto Group/Novato Disposal
  • Doctor Insomniac's
  • Northgate Insurance
  • Don Johnson's Pool & Spa
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • H&J Tire
  • Blake's Auto Body
  • Augusto Plumbing
  • Pom’s Insurance Brokers
  • A Closet Affair
  • EK Construction
  • Continental Jewelers
  • Rip City Riders
  • Bradley Real Estate