The 35th Annual Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade continues its grand traditions at this year’s patriotic celebration. The parade begins at 1p.m. in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe at Avenida de Acacias and La Granada, and will conclude with a barbecue picnic and concert.
The parade will feature Grand Marshall Guy Freeborn, a long-time resident of Rancho Santa Fe, and parade princesses from R. Roger Rowe School. Parade watchers will enjoy floats, fire trucks, vintage cars, riders on horseback, and children of all ages on bikes, on scooters, in wagons and on foot.
A community picnic follows the parade and will be held on the Village Green in front of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The RSF Golf Club and Community Center will barbecue hamburgers and hotdogs. The Harmony Grove Band will play patriotic music and other favorites, and dancing is encouraged.
The community is invited to participate in the parade, which forms at 12:15 p.m. in the Roger Rowe School gymnasium parking lot. Children on bikes and scooters are required to wear helmets, and must be accompanied by their parents while the parade forms. Equestrians are asked to wear helmets, as well.
Leashed dogs are welcome, however, pet owners are reminded that the asphalt can get very hot and may burn pet paws.
For more information about the parade and picnic, please contact Ron Troyano at RSF4thofJuly@gmail.com or Cutter Clotfelter at Cutter@WillisAllen.com.
The Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July celebration is sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, the RSF Community Center, the RSF Golf Club and the RSF Polo Club.