Fourth of July Parade

 50 th Annual 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2019

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Celebrate 50 Years of Hometown Fun with the special parade this year. We have additional activities this year, a bigger costume contest, golf cart floats decorated by our local businesses, and for the first time, a Grand Marshall.

This year's Grand Marshall is our City's first mayor- John McDonough.John and Pat McDonough

Schedule of Events
8 a.m. Pancake Breakfast begins at former hospital property at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road. 

9:15 am Head to the line up area for the Costume Contest: Most Patriotic Pooch, Most Patriotic Baby (0-1), Most Patriotic Toddler (2-4) Most Patriotic Elementary (K-5), Most Patriotic Middle School (Grades 6-8), Most PATRIOTIC High (9-12), Most Patriotic Young Adult (Age 19-23), Most PATRIOTIC Adult (24-49), Most Patriotic Senior (55 and up), and most patriotic Family!  We will also have a costume contest for the best decade, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009! If you have participated more than 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years we would love to see you!

9:30 a.m. Parade Line-Up begins

9:45 a.m. Parade begins

10 a.m. Parade begins to arrive at Berniece Bennett Park

10:10 a.m Star Spangled Banner by William Carmichael

10:11 a.m. Flag Retirement Ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 485

National Anthem Sung by local resident and performer William Carmichael. 

10:15 a.m. Free activities, crafts, music, popsicles, water, and patriotic performers.

Hot dogs will be available for sale for $2 from the Rotary Club of Westlake Village.

12 noon Event ends

Thank you to our local businesses for providing craft and activity tables: CreAte Studios, Premier Martial Arts Westlake, Children's Music Academy of Westlake Village, Little Fox Yoga and LA School for Dogs. Thank you to Gogo Squeez for providing some tasty snacks for residents to enjoy!

The City would like to thank: COSTCO, SG Associates, Smart and Final, and Christy Bassiri of Pinnacle Estate Properties Westlake Village for their generous donations and sponsorships.

For more information on the 4th of July Parade and Event, please call Westlake Village City Hall at 818-706-1613.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are pets permitted?

Residents who own dogs are welcome to bring their pets on leashes to participate in the parade.

What is served at the pancake breakfast?

Pancakes, sausages, juice, milk or water come with the pancake breakfast ticket.

How do I purchase my pancake breakfast tickets & how much are they?

Pancake breakfast tickets can be purchased ahead of time from Boy Scout Troop Number 752 by calling Grant Wilkins at 805-497-3711. Residents may also purchase tickets on the day of the event. Individual tickets are available for $5 or family tickets are available for $20.

Where do we go for the parade line-up?

The parade line-up and pancake breakfast are located at North Ranch Lakeview Canyon Properties, LLC located at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road. If you are an active member of the Military or a Veteran, you are encouraged to help lead the parade. Uniforms are welcome. Please join us at the front of the parade at 9:30 am. Thank you for your service and for spending this day with the City.

Where does the parade finish?

The parade ends at Berniece Bennett Park located in First Neighborhood at 31800 Village Center Drive.

Can my car be part of the parade?

At this time our parade consists of bicycles, strollers, scooters, wagons, and pedestrians only. The only vehicles allowed are emergency vehicles and golf cart floats in the front of the parade.

Are there other ways to participate if I do not want to walk in the parade?

Yes, residents are encouraged to line the parade route along Agoura Road between Lakeview Canyon Road and Greengate Court to cheer on participants as they stroll along.

Can I bring my flag to retire?

Flags may be dropped off to the Scouts on the 4th of July. They will be properly retired, but it may not be on the 4th of July. Certain materials are not recommended to be retired in large groups due to the fumes they produce. The flags selected for retirement on that day are chosen specifically for crowds and a safe disposal.

For more information on the 4th of July Parade and Event, please call Westlake Village City Hall at 818-706-1613.

Annual 4th of July Parade History

This classic hometown parade has been occurring since 1969 in the City of Westlake Village on the 4th of July.

Originating from a concept created by the Westlake Junior Women's Club, the parade has been operated by the City since 2009.

Residents decorate their bicycles, strollers, scooters, wagons, and pets to march the 4-block route to Berniece Bennett Park from the North Ranch Lakeview Canyon Properties, LLC (formerly the Westlake Village Hospital location). Once at the park, residents can partake in games, bouncers, music, arts and crafts, and free popsicles and water.

Patriotic entertainers, flag retirement ceremonies, musicians, and pancake breakfasts have been special featured activities throughout the years.

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