For the best view of this year's Napa Fourth of July Parade, arrive early and bring your lawn chair and sun protection.
That's the advice of organizer Doris Gentry, who promises "the biggest parade ever."
Ten thousand people attended last year's parade, according to the web site napafourth.com, where Gentry advises viewers to claim their family spots along the route by 8:30 a.m. July 4 because "the streets WILL fill up."
The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Second and School streets downtown and moves east on Second, north on Main and west on First Street, past the reviewing stand at Dwight Murray Plaza, to end at First and School streets.
This year’s parade theme is "Take me Out to the Ball Game," and Gentry encourages viewers to "dress in red, white and blue and wear your favorite team hat!"
Among the dozens of parade entries, Gentry lists
Wells Fargo Stage Coach pulled by the amazing Draft Horses
Jelly Belly - candy for everyone - at 10am - sorry moms!
Horses and Horses and more Horses
- they are a SHOW stopper - can't miss them!
Ballet Folklorico - cute kids in fancy dresses and all dancing!
Fun cars & Model T's
Keller Tractor Works
Little Leagues & Babe Ruth Sports League
Sons in Retirement
Miss Napa County and her Court
No CA Irish Wolfhounds Club - giant dogs - wow, how fun!
Grand Marshal Margrit Mondavi
& their amazing Kazoo Band
The Napa All City Marching Band
and they have a GREAT entry this year!
Master Gardeners of Napa County
Napa Relay for Life
& their friends
& their friends
American Medical Response
and the Shakespeare Troupe
Poor Broke Cowboy
Xochiquetzal Folkloric Group
Napa Valley Culture of Life
Enchanted Hills Camp
Bertagna Military Vehicles of CA
PLUS dozens more - this is going to be the parade to remember in Napa.
It's not too late to register an entry, become a sponsor or volunteer for the parade: See napafourth.com.
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