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Fourth of July Celebration

General Naglee

It's our 48th Annual Celebration! Start the day off with a fun run, enter something in the annual bake off, join or watch the neighborhood parade at 1 pm, then head to William Street park for an afternoon of music, food, and beverages with friends.

This year, we are 100% volunteer organized, so You! are key to a fun day. Volunteer now to help with the parade or picnic.

July 4th Fun Run

8:00 am Registration - 8:30 am Races Start 
William Street Park  

You! too can participate in the Fun Run. Simply arrive at William Street Park at 8 am.  The starting line will be located at the intersection of 16th Street and William Street. No pre-registration required.  

There are 3 race lengths 1M, 3M, and “Not quite 5M” which you may choose from on site.   All are marked to start and end at William Street Park.   


8:15 am-8:45 am Drop off - 9:00 am Judging
298 S. 16th Street

You! can display your favorite baking creation, and be a winner, or just prove to others you are as good as your family thinks you are!

Junior Aged Baker entries highly encouraged to participate.

Baked items (sweet or savory) baked in advance and judged. 

Expect the items to be then transported by the committee to be displayed (for sampling by all) at the potluck picnic.  

Drop off at 298 S. 16th Street, enter using the gate on San Carlos St.

Optionally pre-register by using this link:  Interested in Bake Off 

The Parade

12:30 pm Assembly- 1:00 pm Parade Starts!

The parade starts with our Station 8 Fire Fighters & Truck, followed by convertibles carrying the Grand Marshall, elected representatives, and new Naglee Park babies born after 7/4/22.  

The rest of the Parade includes YOU!  In decorated cars, bicycles, scooters, or walking in your own creation of Red, White and/or Blue.  

The Parade route will be 8 blocks, as a nod to families with small children and doggies in the heat. Starting on 14th @ San Salvador, heading East to left on 16th, North to San Antonio, left (West) to 15th, and left (South) to end at William St.

Winners will be announced for Dress: Best Costume, Most Patriotic, and Most Spirited – and for the Best decorated Car, Truck, and/or Bicycle.  Additional categories may be announced, but originality and creativity will count, for sure!

To help us organize please pre-register for Parade participation. A parade organizer will send you information that will help with day-of the parade starting positioning.

The Potluck Picnic

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
South end of William Street Park

The picnic will feature:

  • Live Music  (2:30-5:00)
    Hatamoto Surf Deluxe and Blue House 
  • Bake-Off Competitors’ Samples
    Will be in the picnic area for sampling
  • Pot-Luck
    You! may wish to share a side dish with neighbors, as many creative cooks have before. A table will be available in the picnic area for the pot-luck treats.
  • BBQ and Tools
    Will be available for those wishing to grill their own burgers, sausages, etc. You may bring your tools/mittens, but to keep with you, so they don’t wander.
  • Refreshment Station
    Enjoy refreshments at a 16th St neighbor driveway 

Just show up! However, to help us plan please RSVP.

Donate Online!

Funds for our July 4th Celebration are provided through the CCA and donations.

Select Fourth of July when donating. Prefer to write a check? Make it payable to CCA and please write 4th of July on the check. Send it to:

Fourth of July Fund
P.O. Box 90038
San Jose, CA 95109

The CCA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation.

Donations to the CCA are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult with your tax advisor.