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Julian 4th of July Parade

Main St
Julian, CA 92036

Region: East County
Date: July 4 - July 4, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Free

Venue: Downtown Julian
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The stars and stripes will move down Main Street during this year's Julian Fourth of July parade, prompting selection of It's a Grand Old Flag as the theme for the annual patriotic celebration.

For more than 20 years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers from all over have lined up on the town's main thoroughfare to wave their flags, cheer the marching bands (now four), and salute the U.S. Marine color guards. There is always a gang of local bad guys who try to rob the bank, but the sheriff rounds them up before the gunmen can get anything.

Riding along the parade route will be Grand Marshal David Lewis, whose Julian roots go back to 1887, when George Ritchie homesteaded 160 acres on Eagle Peak and then sat down to a life of teaching here. Best known as Julian's historian, Lewis wrote a book called Last Known Address, that was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards. While researching gravesites in the Julian cemetery he discovered the unmarked gravesites of the town's black pioneers: America Newton, Albert Robinson, Martha Boyd and Susan Tull.

2015 Schedule

  • 10:00 AM to Noon:
    Gunfight and Bank Robbery/Doves and Desperadoes, local performers
    Flyover/Four T-34 Trainers
    Musical Presentations
    National Anthem
    Volunteers unfurl the large flag and proceed to Town Hall
    Flyover/ C-45 and T-28 trainer
    Julian Historic Quilt Show/Town Hall
  • Noon:
    Canon shot to start the parade/ Vintage 105mm Howitzer
    T-shirts on sale throughout the parade
    Drawing for vintage airplane ride
  • 1:00 to 4:30 PM
    Concert in Pioneer Park
  • 1:30 PM:
    Barbecue and entertainment at the American Legion
  • 4:00 PM
    Drawing for quilt designed by Eleanor Burns at Town Hall

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