Parade Route.png

Parade kick off time is 10 AM on Parade Day. Please check often for route changes and updates.

Notice of Road Closures

The City of Fremont issued a Special Event Permit for the 4th of July Parade for Wednesday, July 4th from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please be advised that the following read closures will be in effect from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Paseo Padre Parkway between Mowry and Stevenson

  • Capitol Avenue between Paseo and State

  • Liberty Street between Beacon and Capitol

  • Walnut Ave between Liberty and Paseo

  • Hastings Street between Mowry and Capitol

  • Stevenson Blvd between Civic Center and Paseo


Parade Entries Bar.png

2019 Entry list will be updated as entries are confirmed...


Exciting Additions.png

Annual Parade Flyover

As the parade is about to begin, keep your eyes peeled for this fantastic team of Beechcraft Planes as they perform their annual flyover.

Yellow Biplane.jpg

Boeing-Stearman Biplane

Primarily used as a trainer, this type of plane was used throughout WWII and post war as crop dusters, sports planes and for aerobatic and wing walkers.

Bi-Plane appearance in our annual flyover is sponsored directly by Yogi and Monika Chugh.

 
Uploaded by Taylor Phillips on 2018-05-09.
 

A little about this fantastic plane:

  • 1941 N3N-3 Boeing-Stearman: Two-seat trainer biplane, 235-hp Wright R-760-2 Whirlwind 7 radial piston engine

  • Only 816 built

  • Served with the NAS Glenview Illinois from 1941-45

  • President George H. W. Bush took his flight training at NAS Glenview in alongside this plane


Family of Supporters.png

We thank all who have given to help keep this event alive! Following is a partial list of those who have sponsored, provided in kind donations or who have otherwise substantially assisted in helping to produce the parade:

AC Transit
ACWD
Afana Enterprises – Mobile Marketing Solutions, David Afana
Airung Liu
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
Allied Housing
Asian Hustle and Salsa Association
Aspell, Leo and Louise
AsteelFlash California, Inc.
AT&T
Bank of America - MSJ
BART
Basil Besh MD
BASIS Independent School
Bay Aerials Gymnastics
Beech Boys/Rain Aviation
Bernardin, Mark and Gaby
Best Friends
Bill and Jennifer Harrison
Blake Hunt Ventures
Blake/Griggs
BLT Enterprises
Bob Wieckowski for Assembly
Bohang Inc
Cal Coast Financial
Carmel Management V, LLC
Centerstreet Development
Centerville Business and Community Association
Centrosolar
Chapel of the Angels
Chapel of the Roses
Chick-Fil-A
Choi's Martial Arts
Citizens for a Better Community
City of Milpitas
Cloverleaf Family Bowl
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Fremont
Comcast
Costco
Craig T. Steckler
Cross Electical
Dale Hardware
Davis Computing Solutions
Dick and Sandi Pantages
Dirk and Lisa Lorenz
DJ Alex Reyes Entertainment
Dutra Land & Consulting Services, Inc.
Executive Homes Realty
Federation of Indo-American
Fine Arts and Eats
Fit Happy, LLC
Four Wind Growers
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Fremont Chevrolet
Fremont City Council
Fremont Council PTA
Fremont Elks Lodge
Fremont Fire Fighters Local 1689
Fremont Flowers
Fremont Police Association PAC
Fremont Printing
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station
Frisbie Planning Company
FUDTA
Gateway Eye Care
Giovannini-Hill, Jan
Golden Benchmark
Gurdwara Sahib SF Bay Area Fremont
Harriet Whitney/Harriet's Hands
Harrison Accounting Group, Inc.
Harriet Whitney, Harriet's Hands
Head, Joseph and Yvonne
Herman's Mobile Lube, Inc.
HomeAdvisor, Inc. via ZipSprout
Hunt Hale Jones Architects
Intero Real Estate Services
Irvington Business Association
Jacks Brewing Company/SIBS Inc.
Jan Giovannini-Hill
Jeff Schinkel
Joseph and Yvonne Head
Jung SuWon
JVA Business Associates
Kathy and Malcolm Kimberlin
Kevin Wing and Kevin Wing Media Communications
Kimberly and Mark Mathis
Kiwanis Club
Krispy Kreme Donuts
League of Woman Voters
Learn and Play Montessori
Lennar
Leo and Louise Aspell
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Linda Ross
MacKay & Somps Civil Engineers
Mark Spencer
Masonic Homes of California
Massimo's Restaurant
Mayor Lily and Peter Mei
Merrill Gardens LLC
Microgenics/Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mid-Peninsula Housing
Mission Pass Towing
Mission Peak Business Products
Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce
Mobile Mini
Mozzetti Trucking
MSJ Realty
Murco Companies
National Center for Family Literacy
Nationwide Boiler
NBC Bay Area
Niles Mainstreet Association
Niles Merchant Association
Niles Rotary Club
Nina and Michael Moore
Noah's Bagels
Northwestern Polytechnic University
Nuvera Homes
Ohlone College
Pacific Bay Pediatric Dentistry
Pacific Commons LLC
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Patrick and Roberta Fisher
Patriot Memory, LLC
Peets Coffee
Peterson Dean Roofing and Solar
PG&E
Philip Su and Anthony Morici
Pieology
Prudential California Realty
Pump It Up Union City
Raj Salwan, DVM
Raleys
ReadyGo! Events
Republic Services, Inc.
Robson Homes
Roger Shanks Consulting
Roland and Madeline Zoller, Roland Zoller Construction
Rotary Club MSJ
Ryan Miller
Safeway
Salsbury & Associates
Schaa's Lawnmower
Sensiba San Filipo
Shellard Group
Sikhs Engaged in Volunteer Activities
SiliconSage Homes
SiliconAndhra ManaBadi
Sisters of the Holy Family
Spectra Funding
Spring Bay Realty
SRE Development
SSB Operations Expense
St. Anton Communities
Steve and Amy Cho
Steven Chan DDS
Sue Chan City Council
Summerhill Homes
Synnex Corporation
Tammi Souza
Target Corporation
Tavares Realty & Associates
TD Landscape
Thomas Blalock, BART
Todd Cramer, Attorney at Law
Tonix Corporation
Unigen
Union Pacific Railroad
Unitek
Valley Oak Partners, Inc
Vantec
VFW Post #1917
Victor Ma and Rebecca Liu
Walsh Property Management
Warm Springs Business and Community Association
Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation
Well Chosen Words
Wells Fargo
Westgate Services
Whole Foods
Wilson Hu
Yogi and Monika Chugh

A very special thanks to Scott Capen for providing beautiful photos like this one.

Winners Circle Bar.png

2019

Announcements will be made after the 2019 Fremont 4th of July Parade has concluded.

Marching Band

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

Float Non Commercial

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

Float Commercial

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

Antique/Classic/Unique Vehicle

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

Novelty Marchers

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

Drill/Dance

1st - TBA
2nd - TBA
3rd - TBA

People's Choice

TBA


2018

Marching Band

1st - American High School Eagles Marching Band
2nd TIE - Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band & Fremont Education Foundation After School Band

Float Non Commercial

1st - Rotary Club of Fremont
2nd - Alameda Masonic Lodge
3rd - Prince of Peace

Float Commercial

1st - Pacific West Gymnastics
2nd - Silicon Sage
3rd - Fremont Chevrolet

Antique/Classic/Unique Vehicle

1st - American Legion Newark/Washington Township Post
2nd - BART
3rd - Northern California Ford

Novelty Marchers

1st - Candle Lighters Ghost House
2nd - Taiwanese American Federation
3rd - Washington Township Museum of Local History

Drill/Dance

1st - Can-Do-Its Handicapable Square Dance

People's Choice

Citizens for Better Community & Pacific West Gymnastics


2017

Marching Bands

1st - Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band
2nd - American High School Eagles Marching Band
3rd - Fremont Education Foundation After School Band

Non-Commercial/Amateur Float

1st - City of Fremont HRC
2nd - Irvington Business Association
3rd TIE - Area 3 Rotary / Prince of Peace Church and School

Commercial/Professional Float

1st Fremont Chevrolet

Drill/Dance

1st - City of Fremont Recreational Dance    Program
2nd - Can Do Its Handicapable Square Dance Club

Novelty/Specialty Unit

1st - Gurdwara Sahib Fremont
2nd TIE - FUSD Spanish Immersion / Citizens for Better Community / Fremont Football & Cheer League
3rd TIE - Candle Lighters / Wat Buddhanusorn Thai Temple

Vehicle

1st - American Legion Newark-Washington Township Post #837
2nd - Mission Trail Mustangs Car Club
3rd - Holy Spirit Church

Special Awards

Most Patriotic - Irvington Business Association
Most Patriotic Decorated Vehicle(s) - Tri-Valley Classic Chevy Club
People’s Choice - Irvington Business Association


2016

Marching Bands

1st - American High School
2nd - Spirit of Sunnyvale
3rd - Fremont Education Foundation

Non-Commercial/Amateur Float

1st - Irvington Business Association
2nd - Area 3 Rotary Club of Dist. 5170
3rd - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church & School

Commercial/Professional Float

1st - Pacific West Gymnastics
2nd - Washington Hospital
3rd - Fremont Chevrolet - Candlighters

Drill/Dance

1st - Can Do It’s Handicapable Square Dance Club
2nd - City of Fremont Dance Program
3rd - K & K Twirlers

Novelty/Specialty Unit

1st - Young Champions Youth Outreach Program
2nd - Mystical Order of Velocipede Enthusiasts on Victorian Adventures
3rd - Wat Buddhism Thai Temple

Vehicle

1st - Escobar Ranch
2nd - Tri Valley Classic Chevy Club
3rd - Ford F-100 Elites

Special Awards

Most Patriotic- Pacific West Gymnastics
Most Patriotic Decorated Vehicle(s)- Tri-Valley Classic Chevy Club
People’s Choice - Pacific West Gymnastics


2015

Marching Bands

1st - Tri-City Band
2nd - American High
3rd - Fremont Education Foundation

Commercial/Professional Floats

1st - Irvington Business Association
2nd - Fremont Flowers
3rd - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church & School

Drill/Dance

1st - KK Twirlers
2nd - Can Do Its Handicapable Square Dance Club

Novelty/Specialty Unit

1st - American Legion Newark-Washington Township Post #837
2nd - Young Champions/Champion Youth Outreach Program
3rd - Citizens for Better Community

Novelty/Specialty Unit

1st - American Legion Newark-Washington Township Post #837
2nd - Young Champions/Champion Youth Outreach Program
3rd - Citizens for Better Community


2014

Marching Band

1st - American High School Band
2nd - Tri-City Band Corps
3rd - Fremont Education Foundation

Drum & Bugle Corp

1st - Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets

Non-Commercial Float

1st - Irvington Business Association
2nd - Rotary Clubs
3rd - Prince of Peace

Commercial Float

1st - Fremont Flowers

Drill / Dance Team

1st - K&K Twirlers
2nd - Can Do It Square Dancers

Novelty / Specialty

1st - Gurdwara Fremont Sikh Martial Arts
2nd - Tri-City Volunteers
3rd - American Legion Network - Washington Township

Vehicle Category

1st - Mission Peak Heritage Foundation Castro Valley Model A’s
2nd - Mission Trail Mustangs
3rd - Niles Main Street

Special Awards

Most Patriotic Spirit - Tri-Valley Classic Chevy Club
Most Patriotic Decorated Vehicle - Niles Main Street
People’s Choice Award - Fremont Flowers


2013

Drum & Bugle Corp

1st - The Renegades
2nd - Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets

Marching Band

1st - American High School Band
2nd - Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band
3rd - Tri-City Band Corps

Drill / Dance Team

1st - K&K Twirlers
2nd - Falvaz of D’Caribbean
3rd - Can Do It Square Dancers

Novelty / Specialty

1st - Tri-City Relay for Life
2nd - Coyote Hills Girl Scouts
3rd - American Legion Post 837

Non-Commercial Float

1st - Irvington Business Association
2nd - Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
3rd - Sikh Community

Commercial Float

1st - Fremont Flowers
2nd - Kid Kango’s Karaoke Karavan
3rd - Fremont Chevrolet


History.png

Our History... going way back!

  • Pre-history: Sabre Toothed Cats, Irvington Camels, and Mammoths roam the area now known as Fremont
  • More modern history: The Ohlone people, also referred to as Costanoans, call the area of Fremont and surrounding areas home
  • 1797: Spaniard Father Fermin de Lasuen founded Mission San Jose, the 14th California Mission
  • 1846: John C. Fremont, “The Great Pathfinder” and our City’s namesake, mapped a trail through Mission Pass
  • 1853: Washington Township was established and included the communities of Mission San Jose, Centerville, Niles, Irvington, and Warm Springs
  • 1869: Leland Stanford Vineyards begin operation
  • 1869: History is made in Niles when the last of the tracks connecting the transcontinental railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific are laid
  • 1871: Washington College of Science and Industry is built
  • 1881: Don Juan Gallegos buys land in the area now known as Irvington and Mission San Jose and begins his winery project - uncovering a great array of fossils!
  • 1884: Gallegos Winery is built
  • 1892: Gallegos Winery purchased, changed to Palmdale Company
  • 1906: The Great SF Earthquake destroys Gallegos/Palmdale Winery
  • 1912-1916: Niles district is home to the earliest Californian motion picture industry, and to Charlie Chaplin
  • 1941: The Irvingtonian Era (1.8 Million BP to 340K BP) is named after the Irvington District of Fremont
  • 1945: Weibel family purchases the Stanford Winery
  • 1955: The City of Newark incorporates
  • 1956: Under the leadership of Wally Pond, Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles and Warm Springs townships combine to form the City of Fremont
  • 1959: The City of Union City Incorporates
  • 1962: Central Park officially opens
  • 1963: General Motors Plant (later NUMMI, and now Tesla) opens
  • 1964: The Pathfinders Day Parade begins, named after John C. Fremont, “The Great Pathfinder”
  • 1969: Lake Elizabeth Officially opens
  • 1972: BART Fremont Station opens
  • 1996: Weibel relocates winery operations to Woodbridge, CA
  • 1998: City of Fremont begins hosting annual 4th of July Parade
  • 2001: Budget cutbacks force City of Fremont to cease hosting annual 4th of July Parade, citizens take over the responsibility of running the parade
  • 2006: Citizens come together to produce "Celebrate Fremont" - a two day event to commemorate Fremont's 50th Anniversary!
  • 2010: Tesla purchases the NUMMI Plant (Originally GM Plant)
  • 2012: Fremont City Council greenlights Fremont's new Downtown Community Plan.
  • 2017: Warms Springs BART station opens
  • 2018: We celebrate Fremont 4th of July Parade's 20th Anniversary!!!

Great local resources

MS Nucleus Museum Square.jpg

Children's Natural History Museum

A great local resource for information!

Washingtown Township Museum of Local History Square.jpg

Washington Township Museum of Local History

Great in depth information and resources!

And the City of Fremont HISTORY PAGE.