Today, Alameda Police were thanking the public for a mostly uneventful Fourth of July celebration. Police credit the closure of Main Street west of the ferry terminal for helping to keep vehicular traffic and potentially troublesome activities to a minimum.
Running over three hours long and with well over one hundred floats, the Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade kicked off this morning at 10:00 a.m., running through the core of Alameda. Organizers say that over 30,000 spectators watched the parade last year.
Next Wednesday, July 4th, the City of Alameda plans to close off the west end of Main Street, between the ferry terminal and the former western gate to the naval air station from 8:00 a.m. to midnight.
Alameda City Attorney Teresa Highsmith has told Action Alameda News that City prohibitions against political candidate floats in the the Fourth of July parade is legal, given that the parade is a “limited public forum” and there are other avenues for political candidates to exercise their right to free speech along the parade route.
At today’s Alameda Fourth of July Parade, a protester shadowed SunCal’s parade car over the three mile long parade route.
Hangar Hangout 4th of July Kustom Suede Rod Show
12:00 noon til 9:00 p.m. Alameda Point, Hangar #12
4 bands, food, vendors, raffle, pinup models, beer and wine Adults $5, Children under 12 free
Line-up for Alameda’s fourth of July parade starts tomorrow at 8am along Lincoln Avenue between Grand Ave and Park Street. The parade starts at 10am.
The annual Alameda 4th of July Parade bills itself as the second longest Independence Day parade in the country, with over 170 floats traversing a three mile route. Historically, local automobile dealerships on Park Street provided loaner convertibles for use in the parade by V.I.P.s, but as those dealerships have dried up, so have the [...]