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Julian 4th of July Parade

Main St
Julian, CA 92036

Region: East County
Date: July 4 - July 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Free

Venue: Downtown Julian
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The 2014 Julian 4th of July Parade has been cancelled due to a nearby brush fire. Please have a safe and fun Independence Day!

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.

This year you can swing to the tunes of four bands, see the Mountain Tribal Gypsies dance down Main Street, honor Submarine veterans, and salute the newly crowned Miss Julian and her entourage, follow vintage aircraft flyovers. There are bands, bunting, banners, flags, and patriotic songs.

2014 Schedule

  • 10:00 AM to Noon:
    Gunfight and Bank Robbery/Doves and Desperadoes, local performers
    Musical Presentation/Amber Phillips, Miss Julian 2013-2014
    Flyover/Four T-34 Trainers
    Remarks from Congressman Duncan Hunter
    Musical Presentation/Emerald Society Bagpipe Band
    Musical Presentation/Eloisa Rodriguez
    National Anthem/ Cheryl Wright
    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 3:00 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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