Join in the fun on the 4th of July at the 9th Annual Parade, brought to you by the Ocean Park Association.
This year’s theme is “Inspirational Heroes” and the parade’s Grand Marshal is one of Santa Monica’s local athlete heroes, Will Montgomery, Global Messenger for Special Olympics.
“I’m happy to be the Grand Marshal of the parade and to remind everyone that people with disabilities can do anything,” said Montgomery.
The parade heralds Santa Monica into the role it will play with the Special Olympic World Games to be held in late July in Los Angeles. Prior to World Games, from July 21-24, the community will be home to about 100 international Special Olympics athletes from Brazil and Romania.
The parade runs from Pico Blvd to Marine Street along Main Street. There will be no vehicle access to Main Street so we encourage you to walk or ride your bikes.