The Town of Truckee's annual July 4th parade brings history and the vibrant energy of this quaint mountain town to life in one of the Sierra's highest regarded traditional Independence Day parades. The parade celebrates everyone in the Truckee community that enjoys life in the mountains every day or when visiting.
Featuring a variety of elements, including a pancake breakfast and the pre-parade 'Firecracker Mile', the parade travels over a mile and features numerous floats, parade entries, and special performances. Kids and adults from near and far line the main drag of Historic Downtown Truckee to catch a view of the action - and maybe a few candies or beads tossed from the floats.
Performances from numerous local organizations, including the Railroad Regulators, dance troupes and more are spaced throughout the parade. All parade entries are considered for special awards and rated for creativity, spirit and more by a panel of local luminaries. This is the second year in a row The Auto doctor took “BEST IN SHOW” with actual turning wheels, smoke and sound effects of a NASCAR burnout.