2016 Novato Parade Entries

Come see our 2016 Parade Entries:

  • Atria Senior Living – assisted living facility, Out purpose is recognizing the challenges of aging and we are dedicated to encouraging a fulfilling lifestyle and promoting independence.
  • Supervisor Judy Arnold
  • Bank of Marin – Has been in parade for 21 years. “Headquartered in Novato, Bank of Marin places great value on supporting local businesses and non-profits”
  • Ballet Folklorico de Petaluma Paquiuyollotzin – ” Formed by both Latino youth and young adults performing different colorful dances from the states of Mexico”
  • Bank of Marin
  • Brett Bartlett
  • Blue Star Moms
  • Boys Scouts of America Marin Council
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Denise Brady (1942 Plymouth)
  • Gary Butler
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Mike De Angelo
  • City of Novato – We are public works employees for the City of Novato.
  • Dollhouses, Trains and More – “The best and most complete Hobby Shop you will ever see. Everyone young and old can find joy and happiness with interactive displays in the store located near Highway 101 and Ignacio Blvd.”
  • Filipino Americans of Northern California – “Our mission is to highlight the Filipino identity, its core values and culture through its participation in community activities and at the same time make a difference in the lives of other through civic involvement.
  • Robert Fortney (John Deere tractor)
  • Jerry Foster (1953 Army Willys Jeep
  • Foundation Twenty One
  • John and Sonia Fuetsch
  • Garbarino’s Vehicles
  • Gene Burch Plumbing                          
  • Golden Gate Bassett Hounds Rescue – celebrating it’s tenth year of operation.  They cover from Bakersfield to the Oregon border and Northern Nevada – rescuing, fostering and adopting out Bassett Hounds.
  • Grossi Family
  • Health Care for All – Marin
  • Hooves for Harmony
  • Irish pipers Band
  • Ito’s White Tiger – Sensei Robert Ito has been teaching in Novato for over 35 years.  Children learn skills that will help them in school, sports and other activities.  They develop confidence, respect and self-esteem.
  • Melinda King
  • Kyung Ki Tae Kwon Do – “Students learn respect and self confidence and feature punching, kicking of Olympic style Tae Kwon Do”
  • Little Arrows (preschool)
  • Large and Small Business of the year
  • Love 2 Dance – The studio promotes confidence, self esteem, leadership skills and encourages personal growth, positive attitudes and community involvement
  • Mariachi Nueva Generacion
  • “Marin County Sheriff’s Posse
  • Marin Landscape
  • Marin’s Best
  • Miss Marin
  • Arthur Marthinsen (military jeep1943)
  • Senator Mike Mc Guire
  • Ken Moeller (Burma jeep)
  • Mrs. California USA Universal
  • Nave Patrola
  • Nostalgia Days – Old Car show – parade downtown August 14, show a shine on Grant Avenue August 15.
  • Novato City Council
  • Novato Summer Music Institute marching band: day classes offered during the summer featuring bands. choirs, marching bands, jazz bands, percussion ensembles, ukulele ensembles, string ensembles and more.
  • Novato Disposal
  • Novato Druids
  • Novato Fire districtprovides life support first responders.  5 fire stations are strategically located throughout Novato to respond to all risk emergencies within minutes.  NFD Employee of the Year captain Don Fletcher is a special participant.
  • Novato Lions Club – chartered in 1946 and part of the largest service club organization in the world.  They are joined by Cub Scout Pack 75 and their leaders.  They will distribute small American flags to the people along the parade route.
  • Novato Girl Scout Association – “Scouting provides young women with the tools they need to realize their full potential.”
  • Novato Girls Softball
  • Novato Historical Guild – Preserve the history of Novato and educate children and adults.
  • Novato Horsemen
  • Novato Human Needs
  • Novato Fire District
  • Novato Horsemen – been part of Marin County community since 1942. One of the largest horsemen associations in California. Strive to keep Novato and Marin County’s horse heritage alive for future generations of children and adults.
  • Novato Human Needs – has bee helping families who need support for more than 4 decades. They are dedicated to brining support and a better life each year to more than 4000 of Novato’s elders, service workers, newest Americans and the next generation of children in our schools facing multiple challenges.
  • Novato Lions Club
  • Novato Mothers Club – Social club and support group for mothers in and around Novato. We have annual activities for kids and moms as well as organize playgroups, provide support to new moms and get active in our community.
  • Novato Police Department Chaplain Program
  • Novato Senior Center Club – “Club provides recreational, cultural, educational, community services and socialization activities for seniors 50 and over” They will be riding on a vehicle belonging to Joe Garbarino.
  • Novato Summer Music Institute
  • Novato Theater
  • Novato Youth Center
  • Once Upon a Song – “A group of trained singers and actors that entertain at children’s parties and events.”
  • Orphan Dog – an all volunteer rescue based out of Lake County,  We have rescued over 2500 doggie lives over the past 14 years.  We brin dogs down to Novato twice a month to help them find homes.  Orphandog.org
  • Pini Ace Hardware/ Relay for Life
  • Project H.O.P.E. – Our purpose is to provide a unique therapeutic environment including equine assisted therapy for our veterans, individuals, groups and families of veterans.  No horse  experience is necessary as all activities are ground based.
  • Peace Novato – They began the Peace Crane Remembrance Project in 2005. The large crane symbolizes all of the unnamed civilians lost to war. Multi colored cranes symbolize the children killed, orphaned or displaced by wars. The red, white and blue cranes are inscribed with name rand and hometown of American Service People killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wards or ISIS conflict.
  • Public Safety Color Guard
  • Rhythms Dance Center – Offers 60 classes a week in dance, fitness and performing arts for ages 3 to adult.
  • Rip City Riders
  • Rotary Clubs of Novato
  • Rugani’s Haunted House
  • San Rafael Pacifics
  • SF-Marin Food Bank Truck
  • Teen Driver Safety Programs
  • Thorssen’s Autobody
  • Trek Winery
  • United States Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team – one of the three special teams that make up the National
    Strike Force, a vital national asset comprised of a unique highly trained cadre of Coast Guard professionals who maintain and rapidly deploy with specialized equipment and incident management skills.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Yoga Works Novato

Our Parade is Put on by Volunteers!

If you would like to help you can offer your support in many ways: For Information 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 Donors:
  • Recology Sonoma Marin
  • The City of Novato
  • Pini Ace Hardware
  • Mark Mund Trucking
  • 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