Nothing says Happy Fourth of July like a parade full of cool cars, live music, and of course, free hot dogs!
That is exactly what community members experienced at the 10th Annual Rose, White, and Blue Parade, Tuesday morning.Celebrating 10 years along The Alameda – San Jose/Santa Clara’s historic street of State Route 82 -the parade pulled out all stops to create a memorable anniversary for local city leaders and community members.
As families lined the streets donning America’s colors, organizations from across the county drove their showstopping antique automobiles, army tanks, and Christmas trains in style.Yep, even Mr. Claus from Christmas in The Park joined in on the fun.
Commemorating the occasion, San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo, along with Councilmembers Lan Diep, Devora “Dev” Davis, and Don Rocha, showed up to support a unifying day for the town.Highlighting the event, Santa Clara Supervisor, Dave Cortese, served as this year’s RWB Grand Marshal. Following the parade, the community gathered for an afternoon of festival fun at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Mike Hugill and Teri Barnett welcomed the crowd by singing the Nation Anthem, while Big Mike and the Heartbeats performed a mix of the best rock and pop tunes for all.Among the kid’s jump house, San Jose Shark’s t-shirts, dessert treats, and carnival fashion games, there seemed to be something entertaining for everyone.
RWB has made a name for itself as the longest running parade in the history for The Alameda. In 2016, the event brought in over 2,000 participants and over 30,000 onlookers alone.
For information on next year’s parade, visit https://rwbsj.org/
Rose, White, and Blue Parade sponsored by