Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday in Julian

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is an ongoing, rapidly developing situation.  Unfortunately, we have been unable to confirm permits with the County of San Diego for 2021 just yet.  Check back for updates-you’ll know when we know.

The committee will still decorate 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.

Pending but moving forward:  This year Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, “Julian 150 Year Jubilee-again”.  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 include:

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

This recognized dignitary for 2020-22 is:  Marion Moore. Past dignitaries include: The Historical Society, Jim Mazzone, the first person to organize the Julian Parade; County Supervisor, Diane Jacob; Julian’s Honorary Mayor, Joe Thompson; Merchant of the Year for 2020 is: Don’s Market, Scott Brown; Other dignitaries include: Veterans from the American Legion; Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days 2020: (to be determined); 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: