Oceanside, CA — June, 2022: This Saturday the Oceanside Independence Parade will return to Downtown Oceanside. Presented by Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, the 26th Annual Parade will have a new theme: “Oceanside Strong, Honoring Our Hometown Heroes.” For the first time in three years, the community-driven parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on June 25 at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue.
With the support of our Title Sponsor, Genentech, and our Patriot Sponsor, Tri-City Medical Center, 127 parade entries are expected to march, roll, walk and drive down historic Highway 101. See the full parade lineup at oceansideparade.com.
“Tri-City Medical Center is proud to be the Patriot Sponsor of the 2022 Oceanside Independence Day Parade” said Jessica Shrader, Tri-City Government Affairs & Community Engagement Manager. “Tri-City serves the health needs of Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad through medical services as well as through their community program, the COASTAL Commitment. COASTAL stands for Community Outreach And Support Through Active Leadership. This wide-ranging outreach initiative partners with more than 80 community organizations in Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista that service our most fragile populations. The program focuses on priority health needs and social determinants of health that help “move the needle” on issues like behavioral health, chronic health conditions, homelessness, education and economic development to name a few. We believe that healthy lives start with healthy communities and are committed to the advancement of the Tri-City area.”
Additional sponsors who helped make this year’s parade are OceanKamp and Waste Management.
A local tradition since 1892, the Oceanside Independence Parade is made possible by the assistance of over 100 volunteers.
Volunteers are still needed to volunteer as a street marshall, barricade monitor, announcer or check-in assistant, email Parade Director Cathy Nykiel at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the history of the parade, read below.
A history of the Oceanside independence parade
|For over 130 years, Oceanside has celebrated the nation’s Independence Day with a parade. Even in the parade’s earliest years, residents and visitors lined the streets and flag-draped storefronts to get a glimpse of the band and parade participants.|
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