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Be part of Oceanside’s summer parade

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Pride Parade planners decided that David Nydegger, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Executive Officer, could best express Oceanside pride as this year’s Grand Marshall for the June 28 event.

Parade lovers will show off their pride during Oceanside’s annual Independence Day Parade the weekend before July 4. The downtown Oceanside parade will take place, as always, on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and ends at noon.

If you’d like to be a parade entry and march, roll, walk or drive down the famous 101 Coast Highway, MainStreet Oceanside is accepting applications at where you can download the application. The organization is also looking for volunteers interested in helping make the parade come together smoothly.

“It will be an engaging parade experience since we declared the event theme, ‘Show Your Pride, Oceanside’,” said Cathy Nykiel, parade committee member. “The theme is a fun patriotic challenge to everyone who loves a parade. Come out in your best Patriotic duds, wave your American flags and see how our parade entries also show off their pride for our nation, Oceanside, and the men and women who bravely serve our country.”

“This long-going Independence Day Parade tradition comes from our local businesses,” said Mainstreet Oceanside’s Executive Director Rick Wright. “Much thanks goes to this year’s title sponsor, Tri-City Medical Center.”

For more information about the Independence Day Parade, call MainStreet Oceanside at (760) 754-4512.