Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday in Julian
Two weeks before the holiday, the Julian 4th of July Parade Committee will be decorating the town to commemorate our nation’s birthday. Be sure to visit Julian to enjoy the festivities.
This year, 2023, Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, “Century of Commitment”. This theme is inspired by the 2023 Grand Marshal, the Julian Woman’s Club and their philanthropic commitment to the Julian community. We’re celebrating their 100 years of community service, support and camaraderie. The Julian Woman’s Club has shaped and preserved Julian’s history in many ways:
- Their C Street property was purchased for $350 in 1941.
- The Julian Pioneer Museum was establish in 1953 (which is located at Washington & Fourth Streets).
- They organized the Julian Back Country Quilt Trail in 2014.
- Since 1951, the Julian Woman’s Club has provided scholarships for deserving high school graduates and adults to further purse their educational goals.
Annual philanthropic events include the annual Wildflower Show (since 1926), the Heritage Quilt Show, the December Holiday Gift Boutique and their lovely Afternoon Touring Teas. Visit their website for more details about their wonderful organization and how you can support them.
Julian has a long tradition of honoring our nation’s birthday with a salute to the men and women who made our country great, both domestically and militarily.
For more than twenty years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers from all over have lined up at on the town’s Main Street to wave their flags, cheer the marching bands, salute the Marine Color Guard and carry a giant American Flag down the thoroughfare. Bands may include:
- Marine Corps band
- Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
- Mariachi Continental de San Diego
- and More!
Past dignitaries include: Sally Snipes, The Historical Society, Jim Mazzone, the first person to organize the Julian Parade. The Merchant of the Year for 2023 is: Tracey Turner from Wynola Junction Antiques & Collectibles; Other dignitaries include: Veterans from the American Legion; and Miss Julian and her court.
The parade includes antique cars, vintage tractors, belly dancers, World War 2 Submariners, car clubs, beautiful horses and a variety of entries to complete a fun well rounded hometown parade.