2014 Novato 4th of July Parade
Welcome! Novato’s annual 4th of July Parade
Location: Grant Ave. Between Reichert and 7th Avenue, Novato, CA 94945
Boasting more than one hundred entries, 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. This year’s parade theme is “Salute to Novato Business” and the Grand Marshalls are Ernie and Charlene Zunino, who recently retired after running the oldest continuously-operating family business in Novato. Zunino’s Shoe Repair was opened in 1910 by Ernie’s grandfather Angelo. The shop has been known for more than just the repair of shoes, belts and handbags. People have been dropping in for conversation for decades, and Ernie is a font of information about Novato, past and present.
Thank you for your Courtesy:
If you are attending the parade, please leave your animal friends at home, and do not smoke in the crowd! 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 public festivals.Please also be aware that the California Fire Code prohibits open flame cooking devices within 10 feet of any combustible construction (308.1.4 CFC), and the parade’s fire safety plan restricts and/or limits open flame cooking for public safety (403.2 CFC); please don’t bring your barbecue to the parade!
Thank you for your Generosity
The parade is grateful for the generous financial support imparted by the following individuals, businesses, and organizations
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