Let the good times roll! This year marking it’s 52nd rendition, Half Moon Bay’s beloved Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade along with a Pancake Breakfast, Block Party & Festival takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue celebration.
The Half Moon Bay Lions Club will be hosting its annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the City Hall parking lot (501 Main Street) from 8am to 11:30am. Buy your pancake breakfast tickets in advance online.
The parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
A time-honored, home-spun tradition, the parade celebrates Independence Day in small town America with an entertaining array of whimsical floats, marching bands, horses, community service groups, classically cool cars, decorated trikes and bikes, parading pooches, youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, photos and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, a Color Guard by the American Legion, and local dignitaries and celebrities slowly winding their way through the crowded downtown along Main Street between Filbert and Mill Streets.
Adding to the festivities are the Coastside Chamber 4th of July Block Party in Mac Dutra Plaza with beer and wine, live music, a kids zone and a Patriotic Outfit Contest (ends at 3pm), plus IDES 4th of July Festival with live music, food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids activities (ends at 4pm).