Route & Detours


Alameda Parade Map Route

  1. Step off begins by turning the corner onto Park Street.
  2. Follow Park Street and take a right on Otis Drive.
  3. From Otis Drive, turn right onto Grand Street and then a quick left onto Central Avenue.
  4. Once you reach Webster turn right and travel to Lincoln where you will step off of the parade route.
  5. It is important to continue moving along Lincoln Avenue as far as you can before unloading from an entry. This way we can ensure the safety of all participants and observers.

As a reminder to the participants, once moving along the parade route you do not need to stop at the traffic lights. Maintain your position so we do not end up with gaps in the procession.

Thank you for you help in making this a fun and safe event!


If you live within the boundaries of Clinton Ave. To Santa Clara Ave., to leave Alameda:

  1. Take Union Street north
  2. Turn left onto Santa Clara
  3. Turn right onto Eighth St, which turns into Constitution, which goes to the Webster/Posey Tube


  1. Take Union Street north
  2. Turn left onto Santa Clara
  3. Turn right onto Grand St
  4. Turn right onto Buena Vista
  5. Turn left onto Park St, which goes to the Park Street Bridge

To get to South Shore Centerr:

  1. Take Broadway south
  2. Turn right onto Shore Line Dr
  3. Turn right into the back of the shopping center

Leaving Alameda from Ballena Bay

  1. Take Ballena Blvd north
  2. Turn right onto Central Ave
  3. Turn left onto Fifth St
  4. Turn right onto Buena Vista
  5. Turn left onto Webster St, which goes to the Webster/Posey Tube

More Information

3.3 miles!

The Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade is one of the longest routes in the country coming in at approximately 3.3 miles!


Keep an eye out for Pedestrians and Drivers. They will be everywhere, and from everywhere. Meaning - more specifically - that they may not be as familiar with the road or walk as you are.

Oh, we love the people!

We need entrants to continually move along the route and can not allow entries to stop along the route to accept passengers. Please plan accordingly!

Line Up!

Line-up (starting at 8 AM) takes place along Lincoln Avenue between Grand Ave and Park Street.


Busses: Starting at 7 a.m. July 4: The bus stops on Webster Street will be moved to Constitution Way and Eighth Street. Buses will cross the Parade route on Willow at Otis, and on Santa Clara at Park Street, there will be Parade Volunteers and Police Officers to stop Parade traffic

Right of Way!?!

Please remember that Pedestrians have the Right-of-way and it is The law to let them cross at all crosswalks!


Keep an eye out for officers as they will be directing traffic at some intersections.