Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday
Julian July 4th Parade, 2017
This year Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, “Old Glory on Parade”. Julian honors our nation’s birthday with a salute to the men and women who made our country great, both domestically and militarily.
For more than twenty years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers from all over have lined up at on the town’s main street to wave their flags, cheer the marching bands, salute the Marine Color Guard, and carry a giant American Flag down the thoroughfare. Bands include:
- The Emerald Society Bag Pipe Band
- Euphoria Brass Band (a great Dixie Land sound)
- Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
- Mariachi Continental de San Diego
At 10: A.M. the pre-parade activities begin with a fly-over of 4 Steearman Bi Planes used in WW2 to train pilots.
Patriotic music will be played
At Noon: There will be a shoot-out by the Doves and Desperados and a fly over of one T-6 military training plane and one T-34 military training plane
The National Anthem will be sung by the Julian Arts Chorale
The parade begins as soon as the national anthem is completed
While you wait for the parade to begin you may want to purchase a Julian July 4th commemorative T-shirt being sold at the Town Hall and in front of the old Bank
Dignitaries in our parade include: Grand Marshal, Roger Mudd a POW of the Viet Nam War; County Supervisor, Diane Jacob; Julian’s Honorary Mayor, Joe Thompson; Merchant of the Year, Don Brown; Librarian, Coleen Baker; Veterans from the American Legion; Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days, Keith and Priscilla Webb; David Davis of KUSI and his wife; State Representative, Joel Anderson; and Miss Julian and her court.
Antique cars, vintage tractors, belly dancers, World War 2 Submariners, and several comedy entries will appear to complete a fun well rounded home town parade.
Many visitors spend a whole day enjoying the parade and the events that surround it. Including:
- The historic quilt show put on by the Julian Women’s Club as well as a raffle for a one of a kind quilt designed by the queen of quilt making, Eleanor Burns
- A Deep pit barbecue and dance for $10.00 put on by the American Legion. when the parade has ended
- The merchants will be open after the parade in order for some great shopping to occur
The parade is quite popular so it is suggested that you arrive early to catch the pre-parade activities starting at 10 A.M. Some parade “goers“ set out chairs the night before to enable them to get a good place.
Main Street closes to traffic at 9 A.M. Follow directions to the nearest parking lot. Public toilets are available at the bank parking lot and behind the town hall.