Build a Palisades Fourth of July Parade Float!

Every year, some people complain that there are not enough floats in the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade. That could change this year as the parade organizing committee Palisades Americanism Parade Association encourages Palisades children, teens and adults to join together in their neighborhoods to design, build and enter a float.

Meet with your neighbors and design an entry around this year’s theme, “Palisades on Parade.”

Your float will not have to pay entry fees, because Ring inventor Jamie Sminoff is sponsoring them. But you must still fill out an application. Visit Palisadesparade.org for more information.

For many years the Radcliffe float, decorated by families who lived on the street, graced the parade. Photo: Shelby Pascoe

For many years the Radcliffe float, decorated by families who lived on the street, graced the parade. Photo: Shelby Pascoe

Be imaginative with your decorations— how about a float using all recycled materials or one with people in costumes or one filled with flags? A float doesn’t need to be expensive and the ideas are unlimited.

The bottom line: Working with your neighbors will not only make the parade more interesting, but encourage a greater sense of community.

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