Redwood City to host 81st parade, 33rd festival on July 4th

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By now, you know Redwood City is where to be on Independence Day.

For the 81st year, the annual 4th of July parade is set to take place Thursday at 10 a.m. And for the 33rd year, a daylong festival will enliven downtown. In the evening, the Port of Redwood City will host a concert and fireworks show.

And if that’s not enough for one day, there will be the pancake breakfast, parade 5k run, and a car show at Broadway and El Camino at 9 a.m. Also, the Woodside Terrace Kiwanis Club will host is annual 4th of July carnival in the parking lot at Middlefield Road and Veterans Blvd.

The parade, hosted by the Peninsula Celebration Association and city of Redwood City, begins at 10 a.m. A map of the parade route can be found here.

The festival will cover several square blocks in the heart of downtown Redwood City (parts of Broadway, Hamilton, Middlefield, Jefferson, and in Courthouse Square), and includes a battle of the bands, arts and crafts, food and beverages, kids’ activities, and more.

Schedule of events

7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Pancake Breakfast with Redwood City Fire Department at 755 Marshall Street

8:00 a.m. Parade Run 5k (check-in 6:30-7:59 a.m. Warren Street between Bradford and Marshall Streets).

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chalk Full of Fun on Courthouse Square (Wednesday July 3rd and Thursday, July 4)

9:00 a.m. Car show at Broadway and El Camino

10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Festival

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Concert at the Port of Redwood City with the Blue- Coastside Cool Band

9:30 p.m. Fireworks Celebration at the Port of Redwood City