4th of July

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2024

Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people of all ages to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. We invite you to join us and revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands. The parade begins at 10am sharp.

2024 4th of July Photos Now on Old Monterey Website

Monterey, CA

Another fantastic 4th of July celebration is in the books! The Old Monterey Business Association wants to thank everyone who attended and marched in our annual 4th of July Parade. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

There are photos on our website from the 4th of July Parade in Downtown Old Monterey, pancake breakfast at the fire station, and music and food fest in front of Colton Hall. We encourage you to see the special moments captured by photographer and OMBA web developer Sheldon Chang .

Join the NMBA at Monterey's 4th of July Parade!

Old Monterey District

Come to Downtown Old Monterey for the annual 4th of July Parade , beginning Thursday at 10am sharp, and cheer on members of the Lighthouse District!

Led by the On The Beach Surf Shop vehicle, expect to see the owners of Escape Room 831 , American Burger, and The Break Room marching together in the parade. All are members of the New Monterey Business Association which supports the many small, locally-owned businesses along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

July 4th Living History Day 2024 - Monterey State Historic Park

Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association presents July 4th Living History Day in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. The whole family can enjoy historic demonstrations and participate in 19th century games, rope-making, leather stamping, embroidery, and tortilla making, 11am-3pm.

Monterey 4th of July: Join the Parade!

Monterey, CA

Update, June 4, 2024: Thank you to everyone who has applied to march in the parade! The application deadline has now passed.

Join the parade! Together as a community, we'll bring entertainment, excitement, and a whole lot of fun to Monterey on Independence Day. We are now accepting applications to participate in the 2024 4th of July Parade . Entry deadline is Friday, May 31.

We welcome bands, floats, drill teams, dance groups, unique vehicles, entertainment troupes, and equestrians. Get creative and think outside the box!

2024 4th of July Parade Sponsorship Opportunities

Monterey, CA

Update: Thank you to all of our 2024 4th of July parade sponsors!

The Old Monterey Business Association and the Old Monterey Foundation are teaming up to present the 2024 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4 at 10am. And YOU are invited to become a valued sponsor.

Thousands of spectators, both residents and visitors, line the parade route each year for this family-friendly celebration, and sponsorships provide great visibility and community involvement. All sponsorship donations are tax exempt. Download more info here.

4th of July Lunch Buffet at Namaste India Bistro

Namaste India Bistro

Namaste India Bistro is holding a 4th of July Lunch Buffet, 11:30am-2:30pm. Celebrate Independence Day and savor the essence of delicious Indian cuisine! Fee is $20.95 per adult, $15.95 per child.

4th of July Fundraiser BBQ & UNBELIEVABLE Raffle


Come on down to the 4th of July party at Khartoum! Join us for our biggest BBQ fundraiser of the year! $20 gets you a plate of yummy traditional 4th of July BBQ with all proceeds going to two great organizations:

South Bay Blue Star Moms and Operation Freedom Paws !

As part of the event, there will be a raffle for fantastic prizes donated by local businesses and Titos Vodka. The list of raffle prizes is truly UNBELIEVABLE. You must check out the raffle prizes!