Novato’s Unsung Heroes – Novato Parade July 4th, 2013

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

Time:  10:00am

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 honors the heart of our community: “Novato’s Unsung Heroes”!

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

2013 Donors:

  • Pini Hardware
  • Doctor Insomniac’s
  • Northgate Insurance
  • Don Johnson’s Pool and spa
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Novato Builders Supply
  • John gleason Plumbing
  • Novato Kitchens & Baths
  • H&J Tire
  • Allstate Insurance – Clifton Sanders
  • Blake’s Auto body
  • Kerrigan Painting
  • Augusto Plumbing
  • Price Brothers Construction
  • Continental Jewelers
  • Rip City Riders
  • EK Construction
  • Mari Landscape Materials
  • Zenith Instant Printing
  • Solvatech Website Design
  • Randall Brothers Automotive

Our Parade is Put on by Volunteers!

If you would like to help you can offer your support in many ways: For Information email

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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