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44th Annual 4th of July Parade

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Reminder about this morning's 4th of July parade and celebration.
Details below from City of Westlake Village

44th Annual 4th of July Parade

New this year: a contest for the most patriotic costumed non-motorized vehicle, pet, adult, and child. Please arrive at the former Westlake Medical Center by 9:15 am in order to be entered into the contest. Judging will take place at 9:30 am and winners will be announced at the park following the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Schedule of Events
8:00 am Pancake Breakfast from Boy Scout Troop #752
9:15 am Patriotic Costume Contest Participants arrive
9:30 am Patriotic Contest begins
Parade Line-Up begins
9:45 am Parade begins
10:00 am Parade begins to arrive at park
Flag Retirement Ceremony led by Boy Scout Troop #485
10:15 am Free activities, crafts, music, photo booth, popsicles, water, and patriotic performers.
Hot dogs will be available for sale for $1 from the Rotary Club of Westlake Village.
12:00 noon Event ends

For more information on the 4th of July Parade and Event, please call Westlake Village City Hall at 818-706-1613. Please click here for a printable schedule of the days events.

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, coffee, orange juice, milk or water come with the pancake breakfast ticket.

How do I purchase my pancake breakfast tickets and how much are they? Pancake breakfast tickets can be purchased ahead of time from Boy Scout Troop #752 by calling John Barrus at 805-300-5890. 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 former Westlake Village Medical Center located at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road. If you are a member of the Military or a Veteran, you are encouraged to help lead the parade. Uniforms are welcome.

Where does the parade end up? 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 the lead car which transports local Veterans.

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.

For more information on the 4th of July Parade and Event, please call Westlake Village City Hall at 818-706-1613. Please click here for a printable schedule of the days events.

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 former Westlake Village Medical Center building. 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.