Celebration Weekend Parade & Party
Celebration Weekend Parade and Party — Saturday, September 7, 2019
Come celebrate with us!
Join us Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. for a parade illustrating a timeline of the history of San Juan Bautista.
Our parade will begin with the Amah Mutsun era Tribal groups whose villages occupied the San Juan Valley for thousands of years before the Spanish arrived in the late 1700's, and will continue to the Spanish era of Franciscans, and Soldados with their families including decedents of the De Anza Expedition. Next the Mexican rancho era and early American rancho era will be highlighted with horseback riders, carriages and buckboards. We will end the parade from San Juan's incorporation into the mid-1900's. San Juan Bautista's oldest volunteer and service organizations will share their history of service to the community and old classic cars will end off the parade.
Parade route: The Alameda from San Juan School down Third Street to Muckelemi Street.
Family Day Party in the Park
Follow the parade route down to Abbe Baseball Park on Fourth and Muckelemi streets to enjoy live entertainment, free hot dogs and watermelon from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., and an array of old time family games like sack races, tug of war and cake walks. Bring your blanket or folding chair and join us for an old-fashioned family day from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free for the entire community!
Music line-up: Somos, Zack Freitas and the Hired Guns, Los Californios, Gilroy Ukelele, San Juan School Choir.