Parades/Processions/Marches This Year


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Date/Time Event Location
Monday, Jan 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 2019
The San Diego Martin Luther King Jr. Parade has a long tradition of operating in San Diego over the past 36 years. It is one of the most diverse parades in Southern California with educational, non-profit, commercial, junior and senior organizations participating. It honors the ideals of Dr. King.
Host Name: Zeta Sigma Lambda Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha
Harbor Drive & Grape Street
San Diego, CA
Details: Harbor Drive between Grape Street and Broadway, Broadway between Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Annual Good Friday Walk With The Suffering
In reference to Good Friday, a Christian religious procession will proceed along downtown streets stopping at various public institutions venerating Jesus's journey to Calvary. Biblical verses by speakers and costumed actors depict various scenes at each station with prayer and reflection.
Host Name: Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego
120 Elm Street
San Diego, CA
Details: Downtown San Diego
Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fiesta de los Penasquitos Parade
It's a community parade that kicks off the Fiesta de los Penasquitos! Come and see bands, cars and more.
Host Name: Rancho de los Penasquitos Town Council
9550 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA
Details: Mt. Carmel High School - Carmel Mountain Road - Paseo Montalban
Monday, May 27, 2019
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Kensington Social & Athletic Club Holiday at Home
A relay race in Kensington will take place as a prelude to a hometown parade. Then the Holiday at Home Memorial Parade occurs along Marlborough Avenue!
Host Name: Kensington Social and Athletic Club
4121 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA
Details: Kensington Park near Adams Avenue and Marlborough Avenue
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
109th Festa of the Holy Spirit (Procession)
This event is hosted by the Portuguese community as a Catholic celebration of Pentecost Sunday. The procession is between the United Portuguese Hall at 2818 Avenida de Portugual and St. Agnes Church at 1140 Evergreen Street.
Host Name: United Portuguese SES, Inc.
2818 Avenida de Portugal
San Diego, CA
Details: United Portuguese Hall at 2818 Avenida de Portugal to St. Agnes Church at 1140 Evergreen Street
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
109th Festa of the Holy Spirit (Parade)
As a celebration of Pentecost Sunday, a parade containing floats and bands will proceed from the United Portuguese Hall to the Saint Agnes Church for High Mass and the crowning of Kings and Queens. Afterword, the parade will proceed back to the United Portuguese Hall for a festive celebration.
Host Name: United Portuguese SES, Inc
2818 Avenida de Portugal
San Diego, CA
Details: United Portuguese Hall: 2818 Avenida de Portugal -Locust St. - Carlton St. - Evergreen St. - Saint Agnes Church (1140 Evergreen St.) and return to Portuguese Hall after High Mass.
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade
The community of Scripps Ranch is celebrating Independence Day with a parade. School bands will play their music in a marching beat that sets the pace for community groups and other entries to follow. In addition, there will be a fun Ice Cream Social at Hoyt Park.
Host Name: Scripps Ranch Civic Association
Ironwood Rd. & Red Cedar Dr.
San Diego, CA
Details: Ironwood Rd./Red Cedar Dr./Ironwood Rd./Courtyard Dr. - Red Rock Dr./Scripps Ranch Blvd./Hoyt Park
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
San Diego LGBT Parade & Run & Stride with Pride 5K
Participants in a 5K will be the focus of a large cheering crowd as they run and stride with pride. After the 5K, the crowd of spectators cheer on caravans of lavish floats and hundreds of colorful contingents in the most diversified parade. It's like no other parade!
Host Name: San Diego LGBT Pride Inc.
University Avenue & Centre Street
San Diego, CA
Details: University Ave./Centre St./University Ave./6th Ave./Upas St./Balboa Dr./Quince St./reverse route back to University Ave./Centre St.
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Running of the Saints
In celebration of Saint Anne (mother of the Blessed Virgin), a religious procession will take place known as the Running of the Saints. Statues of several Saints are carefully carried down a street followed by parishioners from the Saint Anne Church.
Host Name: St. Anne Catholic Church
Irving Avenue & Cesar Chavez Parkway
San Diego, CA
Details: Irving Avenue between Cesar Chavez Parkway & 28th St.
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Our Lady of the Rosary Church Festa 2018
An anniversary celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary will begin with a special rosary service and a Christian Mass. After Mass, parishioners will walk in a procession through the community and back to the church for a Benediction and more prayer.
Host Name: Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
1789 State St
San Diego, CA
Details: Amici Park - 1789 State St. Procession: State St./Cedar St./State St./West Beech St./India St./Hawthorne St./Kettner Blvd./Date St./State St./Date St.
Friday, Oct 11, 2019
11:51 am to 12:38 pm
Del Norte High School Homecoming Parade
Del Norte is the newest high school in the Poway Unified District. The student body is proud to present this parade to showcase the school and student talent. You'll hear a marching band and see marching groups and members from various school clubs.
Host Name: PUSD Del Norte High School Associated Student Body
16601 Nighthawk Ln
San Diego, CA
Details: Del Norte High School parking lot - Zaslavsky Parkway - Lone Quail - Deer Ridge Rd. - Camino San Bernardo - Nighthawk Lane - Del Norte High School
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Mira Mesa Invitational Band Review & Field Tourny
Marching bands from throughout Southern CA will compete in the synchronization of a parade down Mira Mesa Boulevard and in a Field Tournament at Mira Mesa High School. Trophies are awarded for Band Auxiliary, Music Percussion, and Drum Major.
Host Name: SDUSD
10510 Reagan Rd/Marauder Way
San Diego, CA
Details: Parade: Mira Mesa High School - Hillery Dr. - Westonhill Dr. - Mira Mesa Blvd. - Mira Mesa High School ~ Field Tournament: Mira Mesa High School at 10510 Reagan Rd/Marauder Way
Monday, Nov 11, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2019 San Diego Veterans Day Parade
Come to watch this patriotic parade and stand with hand over heart in honor and recognition to United States Veterans from all branches of our military. You'll see marching formations of Veterans organizations, military units, musical bands, civic organizations, floats, and flag processions.
Host Name: Veterans Memorial Center
Harbor Dr & Grape St
San Diego, CA
Details: Harbor Dr./Grape St. - Harbor Dr. - Pacific Hwy. -G St./Pacific Hwy.
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
5:05 pm to 6:45 pm
40th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade
Ocean Beach presents a nighttime community Christmas parade complete with marching bands and marching groups from schools to businesses. Find a place along the street and keep a look out for Santa. You never know who else might appear in this beach town parade; it just might be surfers.
Host Name: Ocean Beach Town Council
Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Newport Ave
San Diego, CA
Details: Sunset Cliffs Blvd./Newport Ave. - Newport Ave. - Abbott St. - Santa Monica Ave.
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
62nd La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
A wonderful Christmas parade lures people from all around to the sidewalks of La Jolla. You'll see floats, marching bands, community groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, horses, and yes-a camel! Church bells peal with a fly-over. There is also a Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Host Name: La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
615 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA
Details: Girard Ave./Kline St. - Girard Ave. - Prospect St. - Draper St./Prospect St. Festival: La Jolla Recreation Center at 615 Prospect St.
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
North Park Toyland Parade
A delightful parade in North Park brings sights and sounds of high school marching bands, floats, community groups, costumed characters, Santa, and dignitaries in decorated cars.
Host Name: North Park Main Street
Website: http://www.northparktoyland
University Avenue & Utah Street
San Diego, CA
Details: University Ave./Utah St. - University Ave./Hermann Ave.
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pacific Beach Holiday Parade
A wonderful holiday parade is happening at Pacific Beach. Come early to find a place along the street so you can see floats, marching bands, color guards, community groups, marching groups of children, clowns, and of course - Santa Claus!
Host Name: Discover Pacific Beach
Garnet Avenue & Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA
Details: Garnet Avenue between Haines St. & Mission Blvd
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
America's largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons plus motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run, wiener dog race, and a family festival.
Host Name: Holiday Bowl
Harbor Dr & Cedar St.
San Diego, CA
Details: Harbor Dr./Cedar St. - Harbor Dr. - Pacific Hwy. -Harbor Dr.

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