Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday in Julian

The committee will be decorating the town to commemorate our nation’s birthday.  Please continue to stay safe and always follow federal, state and local health organization guidance and government mandates.

This year, 2023, Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, “Century of Commitment”.  Julian honors 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:

  • Bands from local schools
  • Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Mariachi Continental de San Diego

The recognized Grand Marshall dignitary for 2023 is:  Julian Woman’s Club. Past dignitaries include: Sally Snipes, The Historical Society, Jim Mazzone, the first person to organize the Julian Parade; Merchant of the Year for 2023 is: (to be determined); Other dignitaries include: Veterans from the American Legion; and Miss Julian and her court. Antique cars, vintage tractors, belly dancers, World War 2 Submariners, and several comedy entries will appear to complete a fun well rounded hometown parade.


Enjoy this Video from a Parade of the Past: