2015 Novato 4th of July Parade

Parade Theme: Novato Celebrates the Arts

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 and Participation:

The parade is grateful for the generous financial support from our 2015 Parade Sponsors

The community is grateful to the Parade Participants

And we are all grateful to the Parade Committee for the hard work they put in each year!


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The Ratto Group Logo
The Ratto Group generously donates the 48 trash recepticles that line  the parade route.  Without this valuable public service the parade would not be viable.  The Novato 4th of July Parade Committee thanks The Ratto Group for their continued support.... More
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Personally Yours Photography
The Novato Parade committee thanks Personally Yours Photography for their continual support.  Check out Personally Yours Photography next time you need new photographs, for personal, family or professional.  No matter what event in Novato, you will always find Personally Your Photography there to document those special moments. In fact – many of the photos from the 2014 4th of July Parade on this ... More
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Novato Builders Supply
Why drive all the way to San Rafael or Santa Rosa when you can get you building supplies right here in Novato!  Novato Parade thanks Novato Builders Supply for their continued support for our Novato 4th of July Parade.    ... More
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Zenith Instant Printing
The Novato Parade committee thanks Zenith Instant Printing for their continual support of the Novato 4th of July Parade. Please think of Zenith Instant Printing for your printing needs.  They are located conveniently on Grant Ave. Upload your job on-line and experience the personal attention your job needs to get done right!... More
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Pini ACE Hardware logo
Novato Parade committee is very grateful to Pini Hardware for their years of support to the Novato Parade.  They are supporters again for our upcoming Novato 4th of July Parade. Think of Pini ACE Hardware for your harware and home repair needs.  They are right here in town, with convenient hours, great customer service and competitive prices!  ... More
Randall Brothers Logo
Novato Parade thanks Randall Brothers Automotive for their on-going support of the Novato 4th of July Parade.  They have stepped up again this year.  Please remember Randall Brothers for you automotive needs.... More
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Novato Kitchens and bath logo
The Novato Parade committee thanks Novato Kitchens and Baths for their continual support.  Check out novatokitchens.com next time you remodel the kitchen or baths in your home.... More
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North Bay Chiropratic and Accupuncture
Novato Parade thanks Novato Chiropractor, Dr. William Buzbuzian for Supporting the Novato Parade. About Dr. Buzubian: “I knew I wanted to be a doctor shortly after graduating from high school. I also knew I wanted to be a different kind of doctor. I was not interested in writing prescriptions or doing surgeries. Rather, I wanted to be skilled and knowledgable in ... More
Solvatech Webiste design & Development logo
We asked Susan Fisher of Solvatech to help us with our website design and development 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. Last year Susan updated the site to enable us to add timely blog posts, so you will see ... More
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Rempe Construction
The Novato parade committee thanks Rempe Construction for the donation to the Novato 4th of July Parade.  We couldn’t hold our parade without the support of local businesses.  Offer your support back to our 2015 sponsors.  Think of Rempe Construction next time you need a general contractor.... More
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Roto Rooter Novato
Novato Roto Rooter has been a long-time consistent supporter of the Novato 4th of July Parade. The parade committee thanks Roto Rooter for their continued support in 2015!... More
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County of Marin Logo
Novato Parade thanks the County of Marinfor their donation to the 2015 Novato 4th of July Parade!... More
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Emily Gates engaging
Meet Emily Gates Emily Gates, who has contributed so much to Novato’s cultural richness for decades, is the Novato 4th of July Parade’s Grand Marshal for 2015. Anyone involved in music in Novato knows about Emily’s amazing contributions. Now a volunteer music teacher at San Marin High School, Emily taught vocal and instrumental music in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in ... 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 a Novato Non-profit.  2015 will go to benefit the Novato Youth Center. Suggested donation: $7 adults / $5 kids... 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 6:30am, registration opens 8:00am, Firecracker 4 starts 8:05am, Mayor’s Mile starts... More
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No animals Allowed
Thank you for your Courtesy: Novato City Ordinances for public events (obviously we have to follow these!): 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) at ... More

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 2015 Donors:
  • The Ratto Group
  • Pini Ace Hardware
  • Mark Mund Trucking
  • Solvatech
  • Marin Roto Rooter
  • Novato Builders Supply
  • Zenith Instant Print
  • County of Marin
  • Northgate Insurance
  • Personally Yours Photography
  • Randall Brothers Automotive
  • Novato Kitchens and Baths
  • Novato Chiropractor, Dr. William Buzbuzian
  • Rempe Construction